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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.

Tour of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Lighthouse

Tour of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Lighthouse Most people interested in space travel will want to spend a day at the Kennedy Space Center during their stay on Florida’s Space Coast. However, there is another way to take … Continue reading

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Experiencing the Everglades National Park Florida

The Everglades National Park lies just 10 miles west from Florida City and is a stone’s throw from Miami International Airport and the city itself. The national park covers 1.4 million acres, but if you think that is large, consider … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the Edison Ford Estate

Behind the Scenes at the Edison Ford Estate One of the most visited attractions in Fort Myers is the Edison Ford Winter Homes Estates. Located right on the riverfront just a short distance from downtown Fort Myers, it was one … Continue reading

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Key West – America’s Southernmost City

Key West – America’s Southernmost City  The isolated island of Key West marks the southernmost point of the United States. Situated at the end of the 106-mile long Overseas Highway which links the chain of islands hanging off the southern … Continue reading

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Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour

Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour Unbelievably, I had lived in the Orlando area for 6 years before I heard a whisper about the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour. I had to ask the Manager of the Publix in Orlando, a … Continue reading

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Daytona International Speedway – the World Center of Racing

Daytona International Speedway – the World Center of Racing It was the miles of firm sands on Daytona Beach that gave birth to it becoming the home of supercharged speed. The first Daytona speedway races ran for almost 50 years … Continue reading

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Cocoa Beach – Orlando’s Local Beach

Cocoa Beach – Orlando’s Local Beach The first time I ever came to Florida, like millions of visitors every year, I came to Orlando. The highlight was spending a few days at Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic East coast. The … Continue reading

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