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Real Soul Food
Places to eat in Florida, the Orlando area especially , do vary dramatically, which is just another reason to love the place!! But, one place I did choose to eat in on one of our trips was, The House of Blues at Downtown Disney. The reason we cam...
Viewed 3765 times since 1 September 2008.

Celebration
Disney is renown worldwide for their fantasy, the trade mark castle, the fantasia fireworks and laser shows and this is continued in the Disney town of Celebration, it’s easy to get to off the 192 where the water tower stands on the junction, and wel...
Viewed 3308 times since 1 September 2008.

Golf on the US27
The past few years has seen significant development on the US27. Initially resorts were being opened on what seemed a daily basis and it has to be said the infrastructure could not keep pace. Several years on and shops and restaurants have and still ...
Viewed 3764 times since 12 January 2009.

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 3833 times since 19 March 2011.

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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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...
Viewed 4995 times since 1 September 2008.

Making the most of Bok.
Bok Gardens makes a wonderful day out during your Orlando vacation and makes a good contrast to the hurly burly of the theme parks. Bok Gardens was Edward Boks gift to the American people who he credited with his success. Edward was an im...
Viewed 2693 times since 24 September 2011.

Rolling Oaks Boulevard Shopping Plaza
Target is one of my favourite stores, so when we heard that a huge Super Target was going to open just minutes from our villa we were, naturally, delighted. Just 3 miles from our villa, a new shopping development called Rolling Oaks Boule...
Viewed 6118 times since 11 January 2011.

Grabbing a Disney snack
As you walk around any of the Disney theme parks, you can smell the aroma of delicious popcorn and the offerings from the various and varied restaurants. Here are a few suggestions for meals and snacks that you may enjoy on your days in the parks. Viewed 956 times since 14 April 2017.

Cherry Pocket 2011
We first visited the Cherry Pocket 4 years ago and at that time it was unknown to tourists. The people there were the local residents, cabin owners and boat owners, joined by people in the neighbourhood who were in the know. Since word got out, it is...
Viewed 3064 times since 4 January 2012.

CYCLING IN FLORIDA
We like to do a bit of cycling at home so Dave used his very limited computer skills to search the net and find somewhere to go in Florida. He came up with a trail not too far from our villa at Winter Garden. The West Orange Trail is 22 miles of tarm...
Viewed 3179 times since 23 July 2010.

Gaylord Palms – Don’t be afraid to go!
One of the most imposing buildings viewed from Interstate 4, situated near Junction 65, must be Gaylord Palms. This magnificent hotel and conference centre was a huge success from the very start. We drove past this building many times, not re...
Viewed 3786 times since 1 September 2008.

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop
Beaches and Cream is located between Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club near the pool. Not everyone would think of dining at a Disney Resort restaurant but you would be missing out on a unique experience if you gave this one a miss. Beaches and ...
Viewed 3681 times since 1 September 2008.

Fun in Florida - Rides and Attractions.
Islands of Adventure is part of Universal studios which is also packed full with amazing rides and attractions to keep the whole family entertained. Marvel Super Hero Island is jam packed with spectacular rides to suit all ages. The I...
Viewed 2239 times since 16 August 2014.

“Gramping” is the new big thing
“Gramping” is the new big thing and if you consider the advantages it' s no surprise! ' Gramping ' is where three generations of an extended family decide to holiday together and it’s got some great advantages over holidaying alone. Viewed 5943 times since 22 May 2011.

Try Souplatation & Sweet Tomatoes – The Healthy Eating Option!
We have just returned from another wonderful holiday in Florida. We have been many times before and this time we decided to try Sweet Tomatoes making it a change from our usual haunts such as Olive Garden, TGI Friday, Mannys Steakhouse and Golden Cor...
Viewed 2617 times since 18 February 2012.

Shamrock Pub and Grille
We sometimes call into the Shamrock Pub and Grille on our way home from shopping at Possner Park. It is situated in Davenport not far for the junction with the I4 so is not far from Kissimmee. It is open Monday to Thursday and Sunday 11. 00am to 12. ...
Viewed 2844 times since 1 October 2010.

Dining in Florida
Florida hosts a wealth of diverse dining experiences. You can eat inexpensively to the Fine dinning experience. Whatever your choice you are sure to find suitable alternatives From the inexpensive buffet style Golden corral, this is very hard ...
Viewed 3302 times since 1 September 2008.

Wonder Works
One place that never fails to impress is Wonder Works interactive fun house. This spectacular venue appears to be an upside down mansion, which is worth a look at alone! This also makes a very good, albeit confusing, family photo spot. ...
Viewed 2604 times since 16 August 2014.

Where to eat in the town of Celebration?
Market Street Café This fifties style diner is great for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. They serve typical diner food sandwiches, burgers, salads and classics such as turkey dinner and fish and chips along with good coffee and to die for mi...
Viewed 3179 times since 27 December 2010.

Melbourne Beach
As much as we love our little corner of Kissimmee and the mass of attractions the area has to offer, the kids always enjoy a day at the beach. In the past we have always been to Clearwater or Daytona. This year we thought we would try Melbourne Beach...
Viewed 4707 times since 1 September 2008.

Wet 'n' Wild
Situated on International Drive Wet ‘n’ Wild is one of Orlando’s older water-parks. The park has been expanding over the last few years and now houses some of the best water rides in Florida. Wet ‘n’ Wild has over 17 water rides for you to cho...
Viewed 3890 times since 1 September 2008.

Speed of the creation of Orlando.
Once upon a time, as all good stories start, there were the Everglades. Slowly but surely some real estate was built and small communities grew up. Nothing much changed for a very long time until one day a man called Walt Disney decided tha...
Viewed 2553 times since 31 January 2011.

Wishes Cruise
As a bit of a surprise for our kids having done most of Disney over the last ten years we decided to try the Wishes cruise. This leaves from the Marina at Contemporary Resort and goes out onto Bay Lake and Seven seas Lagoon which is the large lake yo...
Viewed 3874 times since 1 September 2008.

Getting Married In Florida
Ever thought about getting married in paradise? Well, help is at hand. Getting married in Florida is very popular, for very good reason. Firstly there is the unbeatable weather, perfect locations, excellent service and value for money. Then there...
Viewed 4149 times since 1 September 2008.

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