Netherlands-born Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Bok – who, incidentally, was also an environmental activist and philanthropist who edited the first magazine in the world to have one million subscribers – was inspired, while taking walks to the top of Iron Mountain in 1921, to create a bird sanctuary and garden. Now the space, called Bok Tower Gardens, is home to over a hundred species of birds and is enjoyed by visitors year-round as one of Florida‘s top places for a pensive meander.
Tag Archives: orlando sightseeing
November 30, 2011
There is nothing more exciting in Orlando than its nearby theme parks and vast cityscape. Drawing more than 52 million visitors a year coming down to check out Sea World Orlando, Universal Studios Orlando or Mickey Mouse, the most famous of them all, at Walt Disney World, the area has a storied culture of being hospitable while staying modern enough to draw people year-in and year-out. Now, with the Orlando Helicopter Tour from Walt Disney World Resort Area, you get a chance to soar into the sky and see it all.
November 16, 2011
If you ever launched a toy rocket in your backyard as a kid – or have ever watched your own kids do so – a trip to the Kennedy Space Center near Orlando is an opportunity to see, in person, the visions from your and their imaginations come to life.