Theme park alternatives
Downtown Orlando. Not many people realise it but just twenty minutes from the tourist area of the theme parks, is Downtown Orlando. It is a vibrant and bustling area which has some of the best bars and restaurants around, plus some beautifu...
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Waterskiing.
Water SkiingAnyone who has the waterskiing bug knows that in the UK it consists of dry suits or wet suits, and a lot of praying for fine weather. It isn’t a recreation that anyone thinks of learning in the UK. Not so in sunny Orlando!Viewed 2660 times since 27 November 2010.

Things to do in Florida (8)
Theme Parks are the main attraction for Florida vacationers. Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot and the Animal Kingdom are the best known. SeaWorld offers a full day of rides, aquaria and spell binding dolphin and thrilling killer-whale shows. They also n...
Viewed 1930 times since 19 November 2010.

Cruising – Jamaica and Dunns River Falls
Although we love everything that Orlando and the theme parks have to offer, we sometimes complete a hectic trip to our beautiful villa with a cruise from Fort Lauderdale or Miami. One of our favourite islands to visit is Jamaica, and we have ...
Viewed 2576 times since 11 October 2010.

ICE! At The Gaylord Palms
In the past we have spent two weeks in Orlando at the end of October or just into November. This last year however, not only did we have the luxury of three weeks but we also went later – not arriving until 15th November. This meant that for the firs...
Viewed 2793 times since 19 September 2010.

Snooty the Manatee
As many, if not all, of you will be aware manatees are an endangered species in Florida and they are looked upon with great affection as lovely benign creatures that would do no harm to anyone. It is often difficult the resist the lure of bei...
Viewed 2794 times since 19 September 2010.

Hot Air Balloon Ride over Orlando.
During a recent holiday we took a hot air balloon ride over Orlando. This was to celebrate a significant birthday of a member of our family. We met our pilots and chase crew at a hotel close to the Disney area at 5-30am. Before leaving the ho...
Viewed 2605 times since 4 September 2010.

CYCLING IN FLORIDA
We like to do a bit of cycling at home so Dave used his very limited computer skills to search the net and find somewhere to go in Florida. He came up with a trail not too far from our villa at Winter Garden. The West Orange Trail is 22 miles of tarm...
Viewed 2748 times since 23 July 2010.

Scuba Diving in Fort Lauderdale/Key Largo
It is a couple of years since we visited Fort Lauderdale so decided we would head down South and spend a couple of days there as we had friends who love to dive. Cruising south along State Road A1A just look left for some of the best scuba diving nor...
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Showcase of Citrus (8)
During many of our visits to our villa we had said we must do some orange picking yet never seemed to get around to doing it. Then a couple of years ago I decided to search on the internet before going on holiday and I found Showcase of Citrus.<...
Viewed 2506 times since 8 January 2010.

Deep Sea Fishing
Having enjoyed the parks many times I decided to look for something completely different for us to do on this trip. Scanning through Orlando Villas attraction tickets website, I came across deep sea fishing – now that is something different! My husba...
Viewed 2590 times since 2 November 2009.

Adventures Unlimited
Hidden in the Florida panhandle are a number of not so well known places to visit, and so was the case when we were heading towards the city of Pensacola just a few months ago. It was mid morning and no specific plans for the day had been hat...
Viewed 2397 times since 1 August 2009.

Old Town Kissimmee (8)
Old Town KissimmeeA rather unusual place to visit whilst in Orlando is Old Town in Kissimmee. It was originally built to represent what Florida was like back in the old days. It is mainly one street of old style shops se...
Viewed 3655 times since 28 July 2009.

Visit Kennedy Space Center
No trip to Florida should end without a visit to the Kennedy Space Center. When you are so close it would be criminal not to visit the most historic place in America – from where all the Space Missions leave. It is situated about 60 minutes drive fro...
Viewed 2846 times since 17 June 2009.

Webster Farmers' Market
We had heard about this a few years ago but had never actually got to visit it. Well, on our last visit we finally made it. From our home in Clermont it took us about 45 minutes to reach. This distance is not that far but most of the road once you le...
Viewed 3177 times since 6 March 2009.

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides (7)
During our last visit to Orlando we decided to take an Airboat Ride. We booked Boggy Creek Airboat tickets through Online Florida Villas before we left for our holiday. The ticket prices were very competitive and considerably cheaper than purchasing ...
Viewed 2756 times since 24 January 2009.

Saturday Nite Cruise at Kissimmee Old Town
My love of old classic cars has always simmered inside me and I was pleasantly surprised to learn of the weekly rally of old, veteran, classic and collector’ s cars held every Saturday night in Kissimmee Old Town. Known as the Saturday Nite Cru...
Viewed 3466 times since 31 December 2008.

RIVERSHIP ROMANCE CRUISES
For something a little different , we tried a river cruise Sunday Brunch meal, plus great entertainment. The rivership Romance cruises out of Sanford Harbor, over Lake Monroe and then along the St Johns river. Florida’s St. Johns rive...
Viewed 3701 times since 6 October 2008.

Visit a “real” Flea Market for a great day out
Regular visitors to the Orlando/Disney may well have stopped off at the Flea Markets on the 192. The two main locations on the 192 are a popular stop for bargain shoppers with each having around 2-300 booths selling all kinds of goods, from jewellery...
Viewed 2977 times since 1 September 2008.

Mum, I want to be an astronaut when I grow up....
SUMMER ‘07Last summer we went to Kennedy space centre for kid’s space camp. We were put into groups depending on our age there was; Gemini Apollo discovery and robotics. My sister and I were put into the discovery team. The discovery t...
Viewed 3139 times since 1 September 2008.

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