Getting To Your Florida Cruise – A Guide

Taking a Caribbean Cruise? Need to know the best options for getting to your cruise ship? Interested in visiting some more of Florida on your cruise vacation? Read on… Getting To Your Florida Cruise Port By Plane, Car And Bus Florida has become one of the largest destinations in the U.S. for people taking cruises.Continue reading “Getting To Your Florida Cruise – A Guide”

Navigating Those Ports To Get To Your Cruise

So we’ve booked our cruise, the bags are packed and we’ve the trip to the airport. What did we forget? Maybe we need to research how to get to our cruise ship? The easiest choice would be to book transfers to the ship with the cruise line, but it could be we’ll be missing outContinue reading “Navigating Those Ports To Get To Your Cruise”

Cruising From Florida Ports

Taking a Caribbean Cruise? Need to know the best options for getting to your cruise ship? Interested in visiting some more of Florida on your cruise vacation? Read on… Getting To Your Florida Cruises Florida has become one of the largest destinations in the U.S. for people taking cruises. While passengers come from all overContinue reading “Cruising From Florida Ports”

Silver Springs Florida Lives On

  Florida’s Classic Attractions Florida has always attracted visitors to its’ ocean beaches but, years ago, it also had an assortment of popular inland tourist destinations. Those old Florida attractions have been dying out, pushed aside or even replaced by theme parks. Unfortunately, history and gardens cannot compete with movie attractions, roller coasters and fantasies.Continue reading “Silver Springs Florida Lives On”

Legoland Florida Appeals To Youngsters

Less than an hours drive from Disney World is another theme park with special appeal for the three to eight year old set and it won’t bust the family budget. Located on the grounds of the old and iconic Cypress Gardens this Legoland has a decidedly Florida flavor.  While it has a few nice thrillContinue reading “Legoland Florida Appeals To Youngsters”

Florida History In Ocala

It’s unusual to come across an early nineteenth century stockade fort in the middle of a Florida town. Not something you expect outside of Disney World, but that’s what you’ll find in Ocala. It’s a historically accurate replica of Fort King on its original site. Designated a National Historic Landmark the site is being developedContinue reading “Florida History In Ocala”

Cedar Key, Where Old Florida Lives On

If you travel west on Florida State Road 24 from Gainesville to where the road ends, you find yourself in a bit of old Florida. Out in the middle of nowhere on Florida’s northwest coast is the little village of Cedar Key with its’ population of around 700. A post office named “Cedar Key” wasContinue reading “Cedar Key, Where Old Florida Lives On”

Winter Garden – In The Shadow Of Orlando

A Cute Town With A Juicy Past Orlando is a massive metroplex with dozens of suburban towns that include Walt Disney World in the west and Winter Park in the Northeast. Within the Orlando orbit and located twenty miles due north of Disney World is the town of Winter Garden. It was a thriving townContinue reading “Winter Garden – In The Shadow Of Orlando”

A Mansion In DeLand, Florida

Sixty miles north of Orlando is DeLand, another small Florida city enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Famous as the original home campus of beautiful Stetson University and the Winter estate of hat magnate John Stetson for who the university was named. Locally referred to as the Stetson Mansion the house was extensively renovated in 2008Continue reading “A Mansion In DeLand, Florida”