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National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum and Memorial in Fort Pierce

March 23rd, 2013

UDT Seal Museum

Everybody has heard of the Navy SEALS especially these days after the killing of Osama bin Laden but did you know they were originally called ‘Frogman’ and that Fort Pierce is recognized as their birthplace?

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Carnival Paradise – Tampa Bay to Cozumel Cruise

January 11th, 2013

Iguana

This year over the holidays we had the distinct honor and pleasure of joining our friends for their destination wedding in Cozumel Mexico and as if that wasn’t enough we were to get there via cruise.

Shopping in Cozumel

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Ceviche Tapas Bar – Great Seafood and Wine in Downtown Orlando

November 19th, 2012

Ancus De Rana

In 1997 the original Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant opened in Tampa. This restaurant has five distinctive buildings in five locations that offer very different dining experiences. The restaurant in Orlando is located at Historic Church Street Station in the heart of downtown. It has beautiful cathedral ceilings, a magnificent central tapas bar and a large, yet warm, lounge with live flamenco music.

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Tomoka State Park – Camping, Fishing and Paddling in Central Florida

November 7th, 2012

Tomoka State Park

Tomoka State Park is one of those special places near Daytona Beach that appeals to your sense of adventure. Activities like fishing, camping, hiking and canoeing are just a few options for fun to get you started. Wildlife viewing is popular with herons and other aquatic birds all along the Tomoka River. One unique thing you’ll want to see is the Legend of Tomokie statue which was sculpted by a local artist in 1955.

Kirby Collins camping at Tomoka State Park

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Food, Wine and Fun at Epcot

October 21st, 2012

Celebrity Chefs

Every year around this time Disney’s Epcot is filled with the sights and smells of food from around the world. Through November 12 they will be Celebrating Culinary Adventures with the 17th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. It is touted as a food and wine lover’s paradise and I can tell you from experience that when you go you won’t be disappointed.

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Mount Dora Historic Inn – A Comfortable & Delicious Way to Escape the Ordinary

October 3rd, 2012

Mt. Dora Historic Inn

The Mount Dora Historic Inn was originally built in the 1880’s as a downtown merchant’s home, since then it has been restored to reflect the simple grace and grandeur of that era. The Bed & Breakfast inn is located on east 4th Avenue, just a short walk from the Historic Downtown Village.

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New at PlacesAroundFlorida.com – Animal Parks and Fishing Resources

October 1st, 2012

Elephant at Animal Kingdom

We’ve added two new resources to help you find the perfect Florida Vacation. Animal trainer Tiffany Karabaich wrote a complete guide to Animal Parks and Zoos in Florida.

Kirby Collins with a cobia

Our own Kirby Collins, an expert in Florida Fishing, penned a comprehensive overview of Places to Fish in Florida, including offshore, inshore and freshwater fishing.


Rusty Anchor Sightseeing Cruise – See Lake Dora and the Dora Canal

September 17th, 2012

Baby Gator

Captain Dan pointed out a baby alligator as he slipped into a small creek off the Dora Canal which connects Lake Dora to Lake Eustis. Both lakes are part of the Harris Chain which are popular for bass fishing and recreational boating.

Green Heron

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Five Fun Florida Tourist Scenes You Don’t Want to Miss

September 10th, 2012

Places to Stay in Daytona Beach

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travel Resources at Trekhound.com

While no one article could encompass everything that Florida has to offer for the serious vacationer, there are a handful of experience categories that pretty much round out the various things you can do while getting away to America’s Sunshine State. Here are my five favorite Florida tourist scenes.

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Mount Dora – A Different Side of Central Florida

September 3rd, 2012

Blue Heron on the Dora Canal

I’ve known about the quaint little town of Mount Dora for years, it’s one of my parent’s favorite places to visit. Recently, however, some friends of ours, Rori Paul and Brian Young of WhatToDoInMtDora.com, invited us for an overnight visit to really get acquainted with all Mount Dora has to offer. In the coming weeks look for more detailed posts about our trip, but here’s a quick look what we did.

Wine Tasting at Maggie's Attic

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