8 Jul, 2013 in Tallahassee
Tallahassee Automobile Museum (2)

Like specialty museums? Then you’ll enjoy this charming little museum just east to Tallahassee. Whether you’re into cars or not, this museum is likely to overwhelm you with a collection of antique and modern cars of all types, shapes and sizes. They’ve got cars dating back to 1894, through fancy sports car of limited models […]

4 Jul, 2013 in Florida
Saint Petersburg Pier (5)

Saint Petersburg’s old pier is the perfect spot to enjoy scenic panoramic views of Saint Petersburg from above overlooking the city from the sea. Not too sure what to expect, my little sis and I were looking for a perfect spot to rest where we could enjoy a good breeze and views of Saint Petersburg […]

3 Jul, 2013 in Miami
Coral Castle Museum - Miami (4)

In what is probably one of the strangest tourist attractions I’ve been to, the Coral Castle near Miami just might be a tourist trap you’d want to fall into to. Not being able to decide if this was a hoax, a joke or a real historical attraction, I decided I should go have a look. […]

2 Jul, 2013 in Tallahassee
Wakulla Springs Tallahassee Florida (16)

More to see and do in Tallahassee? You got it. Half an hour down to the south of Tallahassee is the world’s largest and deepest freshwater springs – Wakulla Springs – serving as an eco-system for a large selection of wonderful wildlife – manatees, alligators, turtles, eagles, ducks, vultures, and much more. The …

27 Jun, 2013 in Florida
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Of all the attractions people visit Orlando for, the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral in eastern Florida an hour away was the one I was looking forward to the most. I visited Disney World, Wet-n-Wild and a few of the other Orlando attractions back in 1989 while I was in sixth grade staying in […]

20 Jun, 2013 in Orlando
Ripley's Believe It or Not Orlando Florida (26)

Orlando has its fair share of tourist traps but as far as what I’ve seen Ripley’s Believe It or Not is probably the worst of them all. Aiming low, it aims to shock you with a bit of Guinness world of records style combined with what can only be described as a freak show. Ripley, […]

10 Jun, 2013 in Gainesville
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (53)

I visited the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens while in Gainesville for an academic conference with the University of Florida (SSSP 2012). A lovely Gainesville student couple were sweet to host me while in Gainesville and were the ones to suggest visiting the gardens. Gainesville definitely did a good job with these gardens, they are pleasant and […]

2 Jun, 2013 in Saint Augustine
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Across the street from the Flagler College is a cute little antiques museum. The former Spanish Renaissance style Hotel Alcazar, dating back to the 1887, it is a beautiful structure for a museum. You can enjoy the very extensive Lightner collection while getting a glimpse of the former elegance and prestige the former Hotel offered […]

26 May, 2013 in Florida
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When I first visited Pensacola as part of an academic tour and talk and asked the locals about the prime attractions nearby they almost unanimously replied – the Naval Museum. The two academics I was with didn’t seem very impressed, deciding to do a quick visit to the the local beaches instead, but the next […]

24 May, 2013 in Palm Beach
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What a lovely surprise. In the middle of pretty much nowhere Florida on the east coast are beautiful Japanese gardens that are bound to ease your mind and elevate your spirits. On a lovely sunny morning, the familia set off to explore the gardens, and with the white fluffy skies and the green surrounding the […]

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