Big Cat Rescue - Tampa
We recently visited Big Cat Rescue, which is located north of Tampa and an easy drive from the Orlando area, and I can thoroughly recommend it to you for a half-day visit. Big Cat Rescue is the world’s largest sanctuary for big cats, which ha...
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Everglades National Park
We combined the Everglades National Park with a visit to Naples and Miami, in a round-trip, as it is definitely too far to do in a day from Orlando. Take Route 41 south from Naples (also known as the Tamiami Trail) to Everglades City. If you ...
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FLORIDIAN SKIES
Our first glimpse of Florida was actually the view out of the airport doors, as they opened wide in front of us, to reveal the dark velvety sky of Miami.We could hardly contain our excitement as we gazed up at the tall palm trees outlined aga...
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THE PARROT JUNGLE EXPERIENCE
Are you thinking of spending a few days sight-seeing elsewhere in Florida, maybe Miami? Apart from the excellent Miami beaches, which are a must, why not take yourselves and the children to the magical Parrot Jungle Island. Parrot Jungle has over 3,0...
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Mount Dora - A Great Day Out
When we are in Orlando we like to visit down town Mount Dora. It is around 44 miles from Orlando and gives yet another insight into Florida not to mention its quaint little shopping experience. There are some lovely old style shops that have gifts, a...
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Eco- Safaris at Forever Florida
Ever wanted to try something different from the usual Theme Parks? Are you into eco-friendly? Then why not try an Eco - Safari at “Forever Florida “. Come and be a cowboy for a day, and bring the whole family there is plenty to occupy everyone. Viewed 3047 times since 1 September 2008.

Florida Wildlife - A Short Guide
Florida is home to a large variety of wildlife due to its tropical climate. Most people have heard about the alligators, but not many think about the other wildlife in Florida. If you like wildlife you will usually be able to find it, ...
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West Orange Nurseries
Florida has much more than theme parks. For those who are interested in gardening and plants it is worth spending a few hours at West Orange Nurseries on Avalon Road. Heading west on 192 Avalon Road is on the right near to US27. Passing many interest...
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Gatorland (11)
In my opinion Gatorland is one of Orlando’s best half-day attractions. It is an ideal place to visit on your last day, if you have a late flight home, and need a gap filler. Located on Orange Blossom Trail, its easy to get to and not far from Orlando...
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Florida Eco Safaris
Come on now, how many of you would like to ride western style just like a cowboy for the day? Well at Florida Eco Safaris you can. You can do everything from an hours ride to a full city slickers weekend.Whether you’re an experienced rider or not, ...
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Lake Kissimmee park
Lake Kissimmee State Park was once used by Native Americans because of the abundance of fish and game in the area, making it an ideal place to live for thousands of years. The park is named for Lake Kissimmee, the third largest lake in the ...
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Vans Skate Park
Being the mother of 2 skater dudes I ( and the boys ) was very happy to come across the Vans Skate Park when I was on a shopping trip with the family.The Skate Park is located in the Festival Bay indoor shopping Mall at the top of Internation...
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Silver Springs
If you fancy visiting a different sort of attraction, away form the hustle and bustle of the theme parks - why not try Silver Springs, a natural park covering many acres around the Silver River. This makes for an excellent day out and will be an expe...
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Key Largo
If you are planning a Florida trip to Orlando and would like that extra few days to recover from the various parks and other activities that you have undertaken in your busy schedule, then why not take look at Key Largo.Key Largo has much to ...
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Airboat rides in Florida
When you have planned your trip to Orlando and you have you itinerary organized you might want to do something different other than visiting the theme parks, shopping or relaxing by the pool.Why not take a trip across one of the many lakes in...
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The Town of Celebration (9)
When holidaying in Orlando most people will naturally think of visiting the theme parks or Kennedy Space Centre, they will take in a show or maybe do some shopping.However if you have a few hours spare amidst all the hubbub, then we would str...
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Donald Duck isn't the only bird to watch in Orlando!
Not everyone who visits the Orlando area likes to go to the Theme Parks…. some are interested in looking for a much more relaxing way to spend their valuable holiday time. The area around Orlando, with all its lakes and acres of forest, offers an abu...
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Wekiva Springs & Wekiva River
No matter how much everyone loves the non-stop action and thrills and spills of the theme parks, sometimes these can seem relentless and it is nice to take time out and catch breath.Those seeking something a little bit different can comb...
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Fort Lauderdale – Home of the Swimming Hall of Fame
We had a purpose in travelling away from Orlando in 2004, my daughter is a keen swimmer (though no Michael Phelps), and had read about the Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale. As she was keen to go, and we were keen to do something a little d...
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Horse World Riding Stables, Kissimmee
This is our 6th year on a ‘trot’ visiting Orlando and we thought we would like to try some alternative days out. We have never been horse trekking before and the stables website - made it look interesting – none of us are really horse riders ( ap...
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