Boggy creek Airboats
To do something really different why not take a trip to Boggy Creek and try the thrills of an airboat ride. It is nearly as good as some of the rides at Disney or Universal studios. The stunning beauty of the natural Florida Everglades is an ...
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Turkey Lake Park
Turkey Lake Park, or Bill Frederick Park and Pool at Turkey Lake to use its full title, is a hidden gem in Orlando. Minutes from the gates of Universal Studios, this is the City of Orlando’s largest recreational park and offers a host of amenities fo...
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There's more to Orlando than Disney/Universal
I know for the majority of visitors to Orlando each year the number one attractions are the theme parks. This could either be Disney or Universal that are the first point of call for children and adults alike. However there is more to this diverse an...
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Kennedy Space Centre
On our last visit as we were going with friends we decided to take a look at Kennedy Space Centre. On previous vacations other members of our family had visited and all really enjoyed it but it was not something I was that keen to do it just did not ...
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Historic Bok Sanctuary and Spook Hill - Lake Wales
This is Florida’s hidden gem. If you want a couple of hours relaxation in a perfectly tranquil and calm place this is it – only don’t tell the tourists! ! Just South of Haines City, you need to follow the signs for Lake Wales and the Bok Sanc...
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West Coast - Treasure Island & Johns Pass
If you fancy having time out from the theme parks or maybe you just fancy a couple of hours on the beach, why not take a trip to the west coast and enjoy the Gulf of Mexico. It only takes around 1 ½ hour drive from Orlando straight down the I...
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Water and Wildlife – A Boat Trip on St. Johns River
As a break from the normal hustle and bustle of the theme parks and Central Florida’s other major attractions, a group of us decided to rent a pontoon boat on Florida’s historic St. Johns River. A google search turned up a number of possible rental o...
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Pine Island
Pine Island is deceptively named, it is not a true island but a peninsula which forms part of Ruck Island Bay. Pine Island is located on the West coast of Florida above Tampa. It is reached by an easy two hour drive from Kissimme, up the 27 North and...
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Overnight at St Augustine
St Augustine is quaint with a capital Q. If you like picturesque and pretty plus bucket loads of history, charm and great architecture, then it’s the ideal place to visit. Founded in 1565, it’s America’s oldest continuously occupied European settleme...
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De Leon Springs
In July 2006, we decided to visit some of the places that the locals visit for a day out in the Orlando area and first on the list was De Leon Springs, one of the State Parks north of Orlando. We had read that there was a swimming area and a picnic a...
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Mardi Gras
This really is a superb time to visit Universal Studios; it’s fun, fun, fun all the way which it usually is anyway, one of mine and my families favourite parks and more so at this time of year, Easter. Apart from all of the fantastic daytime ...
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Fishing on the Gulf Coast
Being a villa owner and having been to Florida a considerable number of times, we are always looking for different things to do. We would agree that its very exiting going to all the theme parks but as many regular Florida visitors will tell you, the...
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Our trip to Boggy Creek
We have been to Boggy Creek a couple of times now as it is such a relaxing experience. We awoke early and had a swim followed by a lovely breakfast of pancakes and fruit to set us up for the day. Had our showers, packed up the car and headed ...
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A different day out
On our last trip we decided that we would like to spend a day doing something other then the Theme Parks. Don't get me wrong, all the parks in Orlando are truly amazing, but on this particular day we fancied something different.So with plenty...
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Days Out - Lakeridge Winery
Not commonly associated with wine production, Florida does have several wineries. In Clermont, Central Florida, Lakeridge Winery has been growing grapes on the rolling hills with grape varieties specifically adapted to the Florida climate and soil.Viewed 3036 times since 1 September 2008.

See wild manatees up close!
Manatees are fascinating creatures, like a gentle, warm water version of a walrus without the fierce tusks. Only about 3,000 West Indian manatees live in Florida, but unlike many rare animals, you have a good chance of seeing manatees in the wild if ...
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Gatorland (9)
For a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the major parks, why not take an afternoon trip to Gatorland. Situated on the Orange Blossom Trail (OBT) Gatorland is a theme park dedicated to the most famous of wildlife that comes out of Florida. Alligat...
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Ponce de Leon Inlet
When the family needs a break from the theme parks, the cooling sea breeze of the Atlantic Coast makes a refreshing change.The most popular destination is Daytona Beach, approximately 1 hours drive from Orlando. During the summer months, espe...
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Monkey Jungle
Want to experience something different on your next Florida holiday? Well, get in your car and take yourselves off to Monkey Jungle where humans are caged and the monkeys run free! This unique park is home to nearly 400 primates, most running free on...
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A day out with a difference
Why not have a relaxing day out away from the theme parks: Mount Dora Located approximately 25 miles northwest of Orlando, the City retains the atmosphere of a small town but it is quite hilly, there are several lakes, l...
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