Just a few minutes north of downtown Orlando awaits Winter Park,
a charming picturesque suburb steeped in history. After my
excursion on the Scenic Boat Tour, my local expert Wanda Salerno
took me on a little walk through town past beautiful historic
Mansion in Winter Park
With is origins as a citrus growing region, Winter Park became a
major destination for wealthy northerners during the early
1900s, who came into town by train to reach their elegant winter
Have you ever marveled that how delightful will it be to explore
various wonders of the world along with simultaneously knowing
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experience to know not just various places but also various
people. The talk is all about benefits of traveling in groups.
Group travel basically refers to traveling with a readymade
group of people. At present group travel is the best form of
travel for more than half of American population.
Often a mon
There's no denying about the phrase, "all work and no play can
make anybody go bonkers!"
Everybody is expected to work at its best when in all sorts of
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and maybe longer unless they realize they have exceeded their
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work, drink coffee, work, and drink coffee in full 26 hours.
Everyone can tell that doing that is quite too much. Its not
like you're the world's greatest her
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One of my husband's favourite places is Florida, since he is an
avid golfer and likes to get away from the cold Canadian winter
for his birthday in early December.
For a while now we had planned to visit Orlando, but neither one
of us are into theme parks. So there was the challenge for me:
would we be able to visit Orlando without setting foot into
Disney or Universal Studios? For someone as curious as me this
was a suitable challenge and I had been doing weeks of searches
on the Internet and
Exploring Orlando "Off the Beaten Path" has been the theme for
our trip and I intend to explore the Central areas of the
Sunshine State, and flush out all those unexpected and
unconventional destinations in and around Orlando. In my
discoveries of Orlando, I have been working closely with the
Orlando Visitor and Convention Bureau, to get the input of local
experts and work out an itinerary for our two weeks in Florida,
without setting foot once into a theme park.
One of the first places they
After I had received a general overview of the history of the
Orlando area in the Orange County Regional History Center, I
wanted to delve a little deeper into the social history of the
Orlando area, and the Wells Built Museum of African American
History and Culture was going to give me a more in-depth look
into Orlando's African American history.
To this day this area west of I-4 is primarily inhabited by
African Americans and the difference in housing and facilities
between this area and the
After our interesting visits to the Orange County Regional
History Center and the Well's Built Museum of African-American
Culture and History, we decided to continue our explorations of
downtown Orlando and its surrounding historic neighbourhoods.
After driving through beautiful residential areas, framed by
majestic oak trees adorned by Spanish Moss, we decided to take a
stroll around beautiful Lake Eola, which is just minutes from
downtown's Heritage Square, home of the Orange County Regional
The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour, founded in 1938 and located
just 15 minutes north of downtown Orlando, is one of these
lovely side trips that combine beautiful scenery, a bit of local
history, some close-up exposure to local wildlife and vegetation
with a relaxing outing in a slow-moving 18-passenger pontoon
boat, all complete with expert (and sometimes humorous)
narration provided by the boat's captain.
The tour takes you through 3 lakes: Lake Osceola, Lage Virginia
and Lake Maitland. On th
The biggest festival of the year, a day dedicated to religion
and reverence, a reason to rejoice for the young and the old,
Christmas, is not just confined to cakes, trees and gifts. Since
the incredible aura and significance of the occasion are one of
their kinds, it should be celebrated in an exceptional manner.
But what could be more wonderful merriment than going out for
Celebrating Christmas vacations away from home is not all about
giving a different dimension to you