St Cloud
If you want a bit of a change from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks, and tourist areas, head for St Cloud, Kissimmee’s quiet, traditional next door neighbour. It is well worth a visit for a half day or so, to enjoy its lakeside charm and faci...
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Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards
If you are looking for an interesting half day (or more) out, think about visiting the Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards. Situated at 19239 US27 North (Clermont FL34715), it is about a 20 min drive from where US192 meets the US27. The pr...
Viewed 226 times since 25 July 2017.

Winter Park
For a wonderful day out in a quaint America town, why not head to Winter Park. It is located north of Orlando (about 35 minute drive from Disney area (east on I95)). Winter Park with its shops, restaurants, parks, lake and museum is now a...
Viewed 1927 times since 2 December 2012.

Polk's Nature Discovery Centre
Polk’s Nature Discovery Centre I could not believe that I had only just discovered this place when I went in January 2012 for the first time. It was only when I read the literature that I realised how recently it was developed and my...
Viewed 1777 times since 15 March 2012.

Deerfield Beach on the Atlantic Coast, Florida
We were in Florida in January 2012 staying at our villa and decided we would have a break from the usual homeowners holiday – lots of maintenance and replacing items – and get away from it all for a few days and take a ‘proper’ vacation. Ab...
Viewed 1822 times since 18 February 2012.

Gizmo City to Florida Ecoscape.
And so on to the second part of an on depth look at The Museum of Discovery and Science. Today we are going to look at Gizmo City, The Great Gravity Clock, Living in the Everglades and Florida Ecoscapes. Gizmo Gity is devoted ...
Viewed 1718 times since 7 January 2012.

The Gulf Coast
Sunshine state rentals are exactly that, renting a villa in the Sunshine State, the colloquial name for Florida. Villa rentals are available in Orlando for ease of visiting the Walt Disney parks, a trip to Kennedy or even the beaches on the east coas...
Viewed 2155 times since 27 December 2011.

Celebration – a good afternoon out
The town of Celebration (on Highway 192 near the Disney turn off) was built originally as Walt Disney’s ideal of a modern suburb. It is supposed to be kept as litter free and clean as it is possible to get and all the homeowners have strict rules to ...
Viewed 2166 times since 15 November 2011.

Marie Selby Gardens Sarasota - a great place to visit!
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Sarasota If you are looking for a day out with a difference then try the Marie Selby Gardens in Sarasota. Their mission is:- “to further the understanding and appreciation of plant life, with emphasis o...
Viewed 2325 times since 29 September 2011.

Florida the ultimate getaway.
Why is vacationing in Florida considered the ultimate getaway? There truly is something for everyone to enjoy. If you are a history buff, then traveling to St. Augustine, Florida would be a great place to start. As the oldest City in the continental ...
Viewed 1965 times since 30 May 2011.

The Barn Antiques Lake Alfred
The Barn Antiques Lake Alfred We discovered Barn Antiques one day, quite by chance, when we were actually looking for Fantasy of Flight. We had taken the 27 to get to Fantasy of Flight instead of using the I4. - In my opinion if you have t...
Viewed 3150 times since 19 March 2011.

Yalaha Bakery
Yalaha Bakery A long way to go for bread but it’s worth it. Over the years we have come to accept the fact that despite the many great meals and food which we enjoy in Florida, we have never found a local bakery to rival the ...
Viewed 2418 times since 18 March 2011.

A morning at Lake Eola!
Every time I visit Lake Eola, I think how nice it is. TOP TIP, time your visit for a sunday when they have a craft market and often some entertainment. Well, where is it? Lake Eola is in Downtown Orlando and is accessed from Rosalind Aven...
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Explore Venice
If you are ever on the Gulf Coast it is well worth spending a day in Venice. Despite traveling along the Gulf Coast for many years last year was the first time when we were traveling from Orlando down to Naples we decided to break our journey there. ...
Viewed 2216 times since 9 February 2011.

All about Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is a popular tourist destination on the Atlantic coast, 23 miles north of Miami. Originally it got its name after a series of forts built by the United States during the Seminole War. Nowadays it is sometimes referred to the “Venice o...
Viewed 2313 times since 8 February 2011.

Big Pine and Lower Keys
If you are traveling to Key West and you have time try to explore Big Pine and the Lower Keys you will be amazed how good it is to get away from a busy and crowded world and completely relax. If you want to dive you can board a dive boat ...
Viewed 2202 times since 7 February 2011.

Places to visit near Miami
We sometimes stay for a day or two in Miami either because we have flown in there or are on our way to the Florida Keys. We like to explore whilst we are there so I thought I would try to list a few places near Miami that you might like to visit. <...
Viewed 3202 times since 3 February 2011.

Day Trip to Key West
My parents stayed with friends in Miami last year and decided that rather than doing the long drive to Key West in their car they would take a day trip along with their friends. They booked their trip on the internet and had to give at le...
Viewed 2248 times since 3 February 2011.

West Coast Beaches
While all the fun of the theme parks is what most of you go to Orlando for, do remember to take breaks in between the days or you will be exhausted. At the height of the season you could arrive at a park when it opens at 7am and not leave until it cl...
Viewed 2681 times since 2 February 2011.

The Villages – Market Square and beyond
The Villages provide a fascinating insight into what can be achieved for good quality 21st century living set in a lovely environment. Basically a number of individually named village communities for age groups of 55 and over have been se...
Viewed 2093 times since 7 January 2011.

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