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Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Florida, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Insider Guide to Key West, Florida, USA  

14/03/2023 by .
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Michael Edwards offers up his insider guide to Key West as he visits the self-proclaimed Conch Republic

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Insider Guide to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

16/01/2023 by .
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Andy Mossack launches his interplanetary guide to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

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Insider guide to Kissimmee. Florida

05/01/2023 by .
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Andy Mossack’s insider guide to Kissimmee shows why it is a perfect alternative to Orlando.

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Guide to New Smyrna Beach, Florida

19/12/2022 by .
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Andy Mossack waxes his board and dons his shades to visit Florida’s home of surfing in this guide to New Smyrna Beach.

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Amelia Island, North Florida

25/05/2019 by .
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For a strip of barrier land just 4 miles by 13 miles, Amelia Island has had its fair share of suitors battling over it.

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Orlando beyond just theme parks

13/02/2017 by .
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Can you have a holiday in Orlando without setting foot in Disney? Andy Mossack discovers there is a another Orlando beyond just  theme parks.

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South east Florida and the Everglades

13/10/2014 by .
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A first timer might believe Florida is 90 per cent theme parks and  golf resorts, the Sunshine State  attractions relentlessly plugged by the travel brochures. But it is easier than you think to forget about   ‘Mickey’  and his mates when you visit south east Florida and the Everglades, going alligator spotting in the Everglades, cruising down the Florida Keys in a convertible with a warm breeze nicely messing your hair up or even parading your new plastic surgery among the bodies beautiful along Miami’s famed South Beach.

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St. Petersburg and Clearwater

19/09/2014 by .
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Anna Smith heads to St. Petersburg and Clearwater  the home of Dolphin Tale movies, located on a peninsula on Florida’s Gulf coast, bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay.

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Stand Up Boarding in Florida

22/07/2014 by .
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It was, it has to be said, the perfect day for it. I knew because Jeff Archer, the man partly responsible for Florida’s stand up boarding craze, said it was. He calls it YOLO (You Only Live Once) and I was about to be a YOLOist.

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Anna Maria Island. It’s like the Caribbean without the cost.

13/06/2014 by .
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8pm and the Sandbar Restaurant on Anna Maria Island is in full swing. Of course the full on wedding party helps the mood somewhat, but with nothing but miles of sand, sea and pelicans in front of you, you don’t need much persuading that life could be a lot worse. It’s a little bit special eating good food with Florida soft sand between your toes, the soft swishing sound of surf reminding you the warm Gulf of Mexico is a close neighbour.

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