Enjoy Naples
Naples is located in Florida' s near-tropical southwest corner and is one of the more glamorous of Florida’s beach areas. It has beautiful white beaches, ample water access, and many upscale restaurants and shops. In the twenty years since we first s...
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The Pinellas Trail
If you have ever been in the Gulf Coast area surrounding Treasure Island, Clearwater or St Petersburg you will have seen signs highlighting the Pinellas Trail. We often spend a few days at the Gulf Coast and I became so intrigued by always seeing the...
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Enjoy Anna Marie Island
There really is something very magical when you arrive at Anna Marie Island and you see the white sand you know you are in for few days of complete relaxation. There is not any need to plan your journeys for quite times to avoid the crowds because cr...
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ICE and SNOW at Gaylords 2010/2011
Every year Gaylord Palms Convention Centre puts on a magnificent Christmeas display of ICE. The top ice sculptors from China come across and design 5 rooms of massive display. This year the theme is “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and e...
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Celebration at Christmas
Celebration is one of our favourite places to visit at any time of the year but it has a special magic at Christmas. You will find Central Celebration either from the 192 turning left just before the junction with the I4, or from the I4 taking the ju...
Viewed 2158 times since 30 December 2010.

A visit to St Cloud
After visiting the theme parks and shopping malls it is nice to take a trip away from the Disney area to the town of St Cloud, and a visit to a man made beach against Lake Toho. The round trip from the centre of Kissimmee is approximately 20 ...
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The Town of Celebration
The quaint and pretty town of Celebration is an oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. Created by Disney in 1994 and launched to celebrate the life and times of a typical American town, Celebration is a pleasant mixture of bot...
Viewed 2371 times since 26 November 2010.

Historic Bok Sanctuary – Pine Ridge Nature Preserve
Formerly known as the Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower, Historic Bok Sanctuary is about an hour’s drive from downtown Orlando and is well signposted from the US27 near Lakes Wales. The Sanctuary offer the visitor a surprising amount ...
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Coquina Beach – Anna Maria Island
We had just spent the most idyllic couple of hours strolling along the beach at the northern tip of Anna Maria Island. There were fine views across Tampa Bay to the Gulf resorts of Clearwater and Saint Petersburg, and over to our right the ex...
Viewed 2569 times since 16 October 2010.

East Coast Beaches of Florida
Cocoa BeachIn between those wonderful, full days at the theme parks, although fabulous as they are, and they are, you might be tempted to take a day off and have a great day and just chill. A great way to do this is to escape to Cocoa Beach. ...
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An Introduction to Bradenton
We were waiting for the Illuminations firework display to begin in Epcot when we engaged in conversation with an middle aged American couple who had driven up for the day from their home in Bradenton, Florida. We had skirted close to their ho...
Viewed 1883 times since 23 September 2010.

The Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry is located in East Fowler Avenue in North Tampa. Tampa is on Florida' s Gulf Coast. As well as being the largest science center in America you can also enjoy a planetarium a butterfly garden a 3. D. theatre ...
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Beaches of Florida
Cocoa BeachIn between those wonderful, full days at the theme parks, although fabulous as they are, and they are, you might be tempted to take a day off and have a great day and just chill. A great way to do this is to escape to Cocoa Beach. ...
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5 Days in the Florida Keys
On our most recent visit to the villa we decided to take a trip down to the Keys. We wanted to share with you some of the interesting things we did and the best places we ate in. You may wish to take a visit too. . . . . . We drove down on th...
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Menello Museum
The Mennello Museum of Modern Art is situated in Orlando in a truly stunning location on a lake in Lock Haven Park. THe cornerstone of this museum is works by Earl Cunningham. Earl was born in 1893 in Booth Bay Harbour. At the pitifully age o...
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The Salvadore Dali Museum.
The Salvadore Dali museum is located on third street in St Petersburg. Quite soon, the location will close but more of that later. Dali was born in 1904 in the Spanish town of Figueres. He was born into a well to do family who had a second ho...
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The Selby Memorial Gardens
The Selby Memorial Gardens are situated in Sarasota on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The story of these stunning gardens starts with the marriage of Bill and Marie Selby. Bill had long ago fallen in love with Sarasota and fortunately his bride s...
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Sloppy Joes - Treasue Island
One cloudy day we decided to go to Treasure Island to see the “Bands on the Sands” festival they were having followed by a meal at Sloppy Joes which is on the beach. There a path along the beach that we strolled along stopping first at the Ti...
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Showcase of Citrus
On US-27, four and a half miles North of 192, is Showcase of Citrus. This is a family owned citrus grove and so much more. With over 2, 500 acres of working citrus groves and cattle ranch, it is an amazing place to explore and so much more from what ...
Viewed 2614 times since 16 January 2010.

Interesting places to visit in South Florida with kids-part 3
On Day 3 we decided to travel about 55 miles south to Islamorada, a group of islands close to the continent’s only corral barrier reef. It is the second major island region of the super scenic Florida Keys. Renowned for its sportfishing and d...
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