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Karla Hatfield

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Year: 2015

In October I enjoyed a family vacation to the Orlando area.  There were 9 of us travelling together so we rented a house through Maritime Travel's Holiday Escapes.

 We had a 4 bedroom house approximately 20mins from the Disney Theme Parks, with our own private pool.  The home had 2 bathrooms and plenty of room for everyone.  It was well located, away from the hustle and bustle of Lake Buena Vista and Kissimmee area, with a grocery store not far and access to the I-4 a short drive away.

We did the usual Disney and SeaWorld, but I'm now kicking myself for not doing Universal Studios...but that's an excuse to go back again! :)  I'm a big fan of the theme parks and become a kid again.

My new favourite thing that I experienced was Wild Florida.  It was about an hours drive from where we were staying and offers Airboat rides as this area is considered the Headwaters of the Everglades.  They also have a wildlife park that is well kept and taken care of and houses rescued or "nuisance" animals and reptiles.  For my 14 year old son, this was one of his favourite days.

 All in all, I believe Florida has something for everyone.  You are surrounded by theme parks and attractions, and just a drive away from beaches.