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Experience Thrills, Honor and Chivalry at Updated Medieval Times Dinner Show

June 27th, 2012

The Princess welcomes her subjects at Medieval Times

By Beverly Martinez-Collins – PlacesAroundFlorida.com

The feast began with a greeting from the King and his princess then came the introduction of the knights, on their horses with all their colors and banners flying; our knight was the green knight and from there the pageantry began.

Kirby Collins and I were there to see the premier of the new show and weren’t disappointed it was an entertaining feast for the eyes not just the stomach.

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Florida Beach Safety Tips for Your Summer in the Sun

May 21st, 2012

Family makes a sand castle on New Smyrna Beach

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travel Resources at Trekhound.com

Heading to Florida beaches for a fun summer getaway, but concerned about basic beach safety? Here’s how to stay safe while visiting the Sunshine State’s popular beaches.

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Wild Florida Places – Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area

May 19th, 2012

Barred Owl

By Kirby Collins – PlacesAroundFlorida.com

When Zach Cooney said, “Look, another red-tailed hawk” we were hoping for another shot at photographing one we’d seen earlier. But this time what landed just across the canal was a barred owl, he looked over at us, his eyes almost asking “who?”.

Alligator

We were at the Tosohatchee WMA, a 30k acre plus recreation area located on the St. Johns River. I had the opportunity to accompany Morgan & Zach Cooney and their father Mike, of Cooney Wildlife Adventures, on this environmentally sensitive piece of land between Orlando and Cape Canaveral.

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Try Boggy Creek Airboat Rides for a Central Florida Wildlife Adventure

May 17th, 2012

By Mike Cooney – Chief Explorer, Cooney World Adventures

It’s a cool morning, and there’s a light mist hovering just above the still waters of Lake Tohopekaliga near Kissimmee. A large turtle pops its head above the water, takes a quick breath and disappears with only a slight ripple to show it was there. Suddenly, a Great Blue Heron glides by and lands gently in the shallow water only a few feet away. Flocks of White Egrets can be seen flying in the distance along with many other Florida water birds. Against the cobalt blue sky an Osprey hovers for a few seconds before plummeting to catch its unsuspecting prey just below the surface of the water. Although this may sound like a description from early in the last century, it is a common occurrence for guests going on Boggy Creek Airboat Rides.

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For the Perfect Summer Getaway, Consider the Florida Panhandle

May 7th, 2012

White Sand Beaches of Pensacola

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travelers Resources at Trekhound.com

While the panhandle may be a bit of a drive from southern Florida, it’s easily accessible for people in Georgia and other nearby states that border the Gulf of Mexico. Known as the Emerald Coast by locals and regional travelers, the area is beginning to bounce back from the BP disaster. From fishing rodeos to spa getaways and souvenir experiences for the serious shopper, here are a few places in northwest Florida you may want to check out.

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Historic African Queen to Set Sail in Key Largo Again

April 30th, 2012

African Queen

Key Largo, Florida Keys – Visitors to the Florida Keys can take a ride on the African Queen, the iconic original vessel from John Huston’s classic 1951 film by the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn from Key Largo. Registered as a national historic site, a major $70,000 restoration project provided for structural, mechanical and cosmetic repairs.

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Unique Florida Beach Experiences for Summer Vacation

April 21st, 2012

Miami Beach

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travelers Resources at Trekhound.com

For many who make the pilgrimage to sunny Florida, it’s all about the beaches, Baby! But not everyone’s idea of the perfect beach getaway is the same. Some want to go shelling with their grandkids while others are looking for the best summer vacation opportunity or the ability to cruise with their car on the sand. Depending on your preference, there a few safe bets you can make to have the best Florida beach experience possible.

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Pictures of Space Shuttle Discovery Leaving Kennedy Space Center for Last Time

April 14th, 2012

Discovery Flyout
UPDATED 4/17/12

Kennedy Space Center, FL – The Space Coast said good bye to one of our most famous residence, Space Shuttle Discovery, on Tuesday, April 17. Discovery was flown over head along the Space Coast one final time. Discovery took off from the runway at KSC at first light, around 7 am, and then the orbiter and Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flew over Kennedy Space Center and the KSC Visitor Complex, headed south to around Patrick AFB then turned around and flew back up the coast along Cocoa Beach & Cape Canaveral and then fly out for D.C. Even though the shuttles are scheduled to flew out there will still be rocket launches to enjoy, for a complete list and schedule visit our Cape Canaveral Launch Schedule.

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Sexy Florida Spas for Discriminating Travelers

April 8th, 2012

The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travelers Resources at Trekhound.com

If you can’t make it to Miami Beach in time for spa week, or simply happen to be visiting another area of the state, there are a few sensational spas that Florida visitors simply won’t want to miss. Exceptional amenities, themed treatments and money-saving package deals are just part of the every day spa scene down here. From north to south, here are some of the top experiences to consider during your Sunshine State getaway.

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New Attractions and Updated Adventures in the Florida Keys & Key West

April 5th, 2012

Divers checking out their gear

Florida Keys, FL – With sunny skies and balmy temperatures, spring in the Florida Keys & Key West heralds new and enhanced offerings in land and water attractions, historic experiences and even wedding opportunities. Explore the highlights here.

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