Harry P Leu Gardens
With 3 miles of lovely scenic pathways set in almost 50 acres of southern styled charm, the Harry P Leu Gardens are a welcome haven of peace and tranquility and a wonderful place to get back to basics. Just five minutes from Downtown Orlando and on t...
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Florida Botanical Gardens
There’s a side to Florida that many visitors miss and it is a side that is full of fragrant foliage and beautiful bursts of natural colour showcasing Mother Nature’s unique textures. The Florida Botanical Gardens is located just t...
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Visit Mount Dora
If you have time to spare, away from all the excitement of the parks, and want to experience a relaxing and leisurely day out, then why not visit Mount Dora? This small town, with a population of just 10, 000 is an historic little settlement, which b...
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Merritt Island
When you are all out of hustle and bustle of the theme parks, why not see a little of what the real Florida can offer there is so much more if you just look past the theme parks Just a one hour’s drive from Orlando along the Beeline (528) to ...
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South of Kissimee - Part 1
Well you have had your days out at the theme parks now you would like to see a little more of what Florida has to offer. A few years ago we decided to do a tour down the east coast of Florida from Kissimee and back up the west coast. Our firs...
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A Day in Tarpon Springs
No trip to Florida is complete without a trip to Tarpon Springs. Tarpon Springs became an important centre for sponge fishing when Greek divers came to the area in the early 1900s. Although the industry has now diminished, the Greek influence is stil...
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Visiting Fort Lauderdale
Honeycombed by rivers, bays, inlets and canals, Fort Lauderdale is a city of islands, where the boat rivals the car as a mode of transportation. Once tenth of the city surface is water, 85 miles of navigable waters provide either home or temporary po...
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Posner Park
After waiting several years for the new development at Posner Park, located off the I-4, junction 57, or off Hwy 27, it was with great excitement when I set off for my first visit. It was extremely easy to find and looked so very new. The trees are n...
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A trip to the Everglades
In March 2008 my wife and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. Having had a pretty spectacular 25th anniversary with a 10 day tour of California taking in San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam and Death Valley, we knew we had a har...
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MADEIRA BEACH & JOHNS PASS
We discovered Madeira Beach in 1988 on our first trip to Florida back in 1988.We stayed in a cheap motel right on the beach and it was lovely to walk out of our room, around the pool and straight onto the white sandy beach. Madeira Beach ...
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Siesta Key
During our 3rd visit to Florida in May 2008 since having our daughter, we decided to spend some time at the beach. There are hundreds of beautiful beaches in Florida to choose from. Previously we have visited Blind Pass and Stump Pass near Rotonda, w...
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Mount Dora
The large, beautiful lake which the town overlooks is named after Dora Ann Drawdy (1819-1885). In 1846, Federal Surveyors named the lake " Lake Dora" after her, and in 1883, the small but growing town was named after the lake. Today, Mount ...
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GULF COAST DAY OUT
Many people who visit Orlando never see anything more than the parks. There is so much more to see and our personal favourite is the Gulf Coast. We start our day by driving to Clearwater and spend the morning on the beach and having a walk al...
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DeLeon Springs
For some beautiful natural Florida countryside, head out a little to DeLeon Springs - a beautiful state park an hour or so north of Orlando. One of Florida’s earliest ’resorts’, the springs were opened as a small tourist cen...
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Tarpon Springs - The Sponge Capital
Over on the Gulf Coast and an hour and a half away, Tarpon Springs is a delightful and historic town comprising new communities and old mansions blending together around waterways and bayous. The city, named after the tarpon fish which is fou...
Viewed 3086 times since 1 September 2008.

Travel Back InTime At Ted Smallwood’s Store - a Preserved Trading Post and Museum, Chokoloskee,
We discovered this treasure by accident and if you are interested in history and how an area evolved then it is a must. We had originally travelled to Everglades City for an airboat ride and afterwards went for a drive to find somewhere to get a drin...
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A Walk On The Wild Side!
Any visitor to Central Florida cannot help noticing how much land remains undeveloped. For us thrills and excitement are not found at the theme parks but in this natural environment. Swimming with dolphins at Discovery Cove is amazing but nowhere nea...
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Pine Island Beach
We have visited many of Florida’s beaches both on the east and west coasts. No beach has been as good as Pine Island. It is only 90 minutes from highway 192 in Orlando. To get to this beautiful beach you need to head north on highway 27 to Cl...
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Wildlife at Home
You don’t need to travel far to encounter wildlife in Florida. When we first looked at the plot for our villa, there were Sandhill Cranes around. Thankfully they stayed and I spent one of my most memorable times sitting quietly with them by the pond ...
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Key West
We have just visited The Florida Keys and stayed at the furthest point Key West. Fabulous. If you want a really laid back almost Continental atmosphere in the evenings then this is the place you need to visit. The trip to Key West from Davenport, Orl...
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