Lavinia Tan visits one of the world's
most popular tourist destinations, a place with more
sun, sand, sea and theme parks than you can possibly
visit in one go but also a place with the largest sub
tropical wilderness in the USA and the only place in
the Western hemisphere to have launched man into space
- it can only be Florida and the Bahamas.
Lavinia samples the sights of Miami,
including the Cuban Calle Ocho street
party, South Beach's Art Nouveau architecture,
the Gay and Lesbian Winter Party and
the striking Holocaust Memorial.
From there it's off to Florida Keys for diving and Ernest Hemingway's home
before traveling to Cape Canaveral for
an astronaut experience and to Orlando where she visits not just Disney World but
also Celebration, the corporation's
very own planned community.
Then it's on to St
Augustine, America's oldest town, a place with
Spanish colonial architecture before experiencing a
real contrast at Daytona Beach's Bike Week.
In the Everglades, Lavinia meets the Seminole Indians and watches alligator
Finally, she ends up in the Bahamas where over three million tourists sun worship every
year where she visits a massive straw market, takes
a mini submarine out to a World War Two wreck, goes
diving with sharks and ends her journey kayaking through
a tropical nature reserve.