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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 2221 times since 23 September 2010.

Universal Studios (10)
We visited Universal Studios as a family of two adults and a seven-year-old Boy during early August, which is a very busy period. Universal operate their equivalent of Disney’s FastPass, which is called Universal Express (UE for short). U...
Viewed 3053 times since 1 September 2008.

Eating at Epcot (6)
For dinner in The World Showcase, your world is your oyster. Each one of the “countries” represented has their own restaurant which serves high quality meals. You will need to book these at the start of the day or you will probably not get a table fo...
Viewed 2092 times since 21 December 2010.

Sky Diving
Looking for something different to do during your stay in Orlando? Our daughter recently bought a skydive jump for her boyfriend! It was a nice easy drive out to Chalet Suzanne at Lake Wales. The signing could have been better from the main r...
Viewed 2028 times since 31 July 2012.

Kissimmee Old town - family entertainment
A visit to Kissimmee Old Town is a must. The entertainment and rides are ideal for the whole family especially for the kids. For the very brave the human slingshot that catapults you up to 365 feet into the sky is probably the most scary ride to go o...
Viewed 2492 times since 4 September 2009.

Five Things You Must See, Do and Eat at Disney
Wishes Nighttime Spectacular The crowds gather, the lights dim and Jiminy Cricket starts his narration telling us how dreams really do come true. Tinkerbell flies in front of the castle and the eagerly awaited show in the sky burst into action...
Viewed 3130 times since 15 August 2010.

Evenings out for teenagers in Orlando (Xmas & New Year)
We have 2 teenagers (a boy 15 & a girl 14) and were looking to go out for Christmas Eve & New Years Eve. We had received several recommendations from the forum but didn’t really want to do a theme park. We were looking more for a relaxing eve...
Viewed 3012 times since 1 September 2008.

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...
Viewed 2386 times since 4 April 2010.

Natural Habitats in Florida
The East Coast of Florida is protected from the Atlantic by a string of barrier islands. These taper off like giant stepping stones into the gentle curve of the Florida Keys, to Key West which is just 90 miles from Cuba. The southern tip of the penin...
Viewed 2581 times since 2 July 2009.

Enjoying a Day at Animal Kingdom
There is more than enough to do at Animal Kingdom to fill a full day, although not the evening as the park closes earlier than the others. It really is a good idea to get there early as the animals may be a bit more active before it gets too h...
Viewed 2845 times since 1 September 2008.

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...
Viewed 2652 times since 11 January 2010.

Eating Out and Eating In Around Champions Gate
We were very pleasantly surprised at the variety of eating out choices we had within 5 minutes of our Ashley Manor home. What was even better was that most of them would deliver if we were too tired to go out again in the evening. It was not j...
Viewed 3394 times since 1 September 2008.

Virgin Premium Economy
The decision to use Premium Economy as your travel class is an often debated one on travel forums. For some people the flight is simply a means to an end, get on the plane, get your head down and get on with it. Save the money that the upgrade would ...
Viewed 3164 times since 1 September 2008.

Visit Fantasy of Flight
Fantasy of Flight Just a short way off Junction 44 on the I4, Fantasy of Flight is within easy reach of anyone staying in a villa in the Kissimmee area. We find this place and its owner Kermit Weeks, who was performing a fly past the last ...
Viewed 2630 times since 20 March 2011.

The Festival Of The Lion King
The pace at Animal Kingdom is just that little bit slower than at some of the other parks but on a hot sunny, day it’s still nice to get into the shade and have a sit down. There is NOWHERE better to do this than at “The Festival of the Lion King”...
Viewed 2850 times since 1 September 2008.

A Day at the Beach (Sometimes you need a break from Mickey!!)
Florida boasts 663 miles of beaches and our favourite is Anna Maria Island on the Gulf coast. It takes about 2 hours to drive there from Orlando so we usually leave about 8am and set off home when the sun goes down (spectacular sunsets! ). Th...
Viewed 2579 times since 1 September 2008.

Beef 'O' Brady's
In 1985 in Brandon Florida Jim Melody dreamed up the idea of a neighborhood pub where friends and families could gather to enjoy good food and sports in a comfortable friendly atmosphere. Together with his wife Jeanette they embellished t...
Viewed 3631 times since 1 September 2008.

The Blue Man Group
Having seen the Blue Man Group in New York, we decided to check out the local performance at Universal Orlando Resort. The show is housed at The Sharp Aquos Theater which is situated between the 2 Universal theme parks, adjacent to the Hard R...
Viewed 2543 times since 26 November 2010.

Eating Out Near Ashley Manor
While the best location around is probably next to your pool, you don’t always feel like cooking, or washing up! There are lots a places within a 5 minute drive where you can enjoy good food from slap up special occasion meals to simple snacks. <...
Viewed 2445 times since 30 December 2010.

Flying Fish Café Restaurant
The Flying Fish Cafe is located at Disney’s Boardwalk. As its name suggests the emphasis is on seafood but there are also plenty of meat dishes from which to choose including chicken and beef and also vegetarian meals. Depending on where ...
Viewed 2366 times since 17 November 2011.

Our Three favorite Steak Houses
These are 3 of our favourite Steak houses. The First is by far the best for my husband and myself and that is Mannys Chophouse Mannys chophouse is situated on Hwy 27. From the start of Hwy 192 you go south on Hwy27 about 14 /15 ...
Viewed 2539 times since 12 December 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 ...
Viewed 2684 times since 16 October 2010.

Wakulla Springs State Park
This State Park -also known as Edward Ball State Park -after the financier Edward Ball like most State Parks is open year-round. Edward Ball built the lodge at Wakulla that now serves as a hotel for anyone wishing to stay and enjoy the nat...
Viewed 2263 times since 4 February 2011.

Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as a fantastic display of how they film stunts using cars and motor bikes in the films. It follows a stunt manager and production crew as they work on a live film set to...
Viewed 2879 times since 28 November 2010.

Universal Studios
Universal Studios Park Review at Orlando Florida. The theme park Universal Studios is a must visit if you are on vacation in Florida. It is joined with Islands of Adventure, and their motto of “Two incredible theme parks, too incredib...
Viewed 2223 times since 14 August 2014.

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