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About gillianbirch

Greetings from your international roving reporter! Based in beautiful Cornwall UK, I am a freelance travel writer and published author of several travel books. As the wife of a Master Mariner, I have travelled extensively and lived in exotic locations all over the world including the Far East, Europe, Australia and the Republic of Panama. I would describe myself as having “endless itchy feet and an insatiable wanderlust”, as I continue to explore Europe, Florida and further afield, writing about my experiences with humour and attention to detail. BTW, I have a Diploma from the British College of Journalism and am a member of the International Travel Writers’ Alliance and the Gulf Coast Writers’ Association.

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My new client ClubMed certainly likes my work, lovely photos and scroll to the bottom – yes, all 5000 words! Advertisements

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The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium in Tampa is one of the top aquariums in the U.S., and once you’ve visited you will appreciate why. It is a huge and spacious attraction with over 1600 fish, sharks, stingrays and sea turtles as well … Continue reading

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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

I learned so much on my High Points Tour with staff from the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve near Naples, Fl. Read and enjoy the photos!

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Koreshan State Historic Site

Koreshan State Historic Site The Koreshan State Historic Site is a very unique and interesting place to visit. It is the preserved site of a 19th century religious community with 11 original buildings, Victorian gardens, a nature trail along the … Continue reading

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Fancy a Day Out in St. Augustine?

St Augustine Many people complain that Florida has no real history. It’s true, it does not have much compared to Europe, but the history it does have is very impressive. For example, did you know that America’s oldest continuously occupied … Continue reading

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Brevard Zoo and Treetop Trek

Brevard Zoo and Treetop Trek Brevard Zoo advertises itself as a little zoo that does big things, and it’s true. The emphasis at the zoo is on experiencing a variety of wildlife and having some unique adventures, all reinforcing a … Continue reading

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Ybor City Historic Walking Tour

Ybor City Historic Walking Tour Ybor City is the former Cigar Capital of the World, thanks to one enterprising businessman, Vincente Martinez-Ybor. He established his cigar-making business in this historic quarter of Tampa in 1885. By 1927, Ybor City had … Continue reading

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