About Erin D
Lives in San Pedro, Belize
Since Sep. 2008
35-49 year old female
Full time traveler and digital nomad - visited over 60 countries on 5 continents to date. Three-time expat -- Taiwan, Netherlands, and Belize. I'm a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and I'm an annual passholder to all Disney Parks worldwide, visiting each of the international resorts 2-3 times per year. I work as a travel and food writer and blogger. I write for publications like Viator and Roam Right Travel Insurance. I am AFAR Magazine's Belize expert and authored the Official AFAR Guide to Belize. In 2013, I authored the majority of Belize's official visitor magazine, Destination Belize, and had the honor to work as the English language editor for a renowned international chef's second published cookbook.
Boat Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Private Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours, Air Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
Game & Entertainment Centres
Nature & Wildlife Areas
Going on an airboat ride is a must-do in Kissimmee. You'll enjoy great views of Florida outdoors and wildlife as you venture off in search of alligators. The six-passenger airboats ensure a more intimate and private experience than the larger airboats used by some companies.
Golf is a popular pastime in Florida, and Kissimmee is home to a number of courses, including Falcon's Fire Golf Club. The Rees Jones Championship course offers a full 18 holes, playable year-round. Falcon's Fire Golf Club has won numerous awards and was named one of 'Florida's 50 Finest Golf Courses' by Golf & Travel.
Although the beach is over an hour away, you can still partake in water activities by renting a jet ski. If you're not keen on a jet ski, you can also opt for paddle boats, fishing boats, kayaks, and more. Jet ski rentals are done by the hour (or half hour,) while fishing boats can be rented for a half day or full day.
For a real adrenaline-pumping adventure, consider booking a flight with Warbird Adventures. This is no simulator — you'll be flying the North American T-6 Texan, a renowned fighter-trainer of WWII (it is said that over 70% of the Allied Forces pilots received their fighter training on these planes). After training, you'll get to handle the controls yourself under the close supervision of a very experienced instructor. Flights can be booked in 15-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute intervals.
If you want to do some serious bass fishing, book a trip with Fish Orlando Trophy Bass Guide Service. Whether you are a novice or an experienced fisherman, this excursion will be completely unforgettable. They supply all tackle and lures, and you can decide whether you want to use artificial lures or live Wild Shiners.
Rent an ATV to go off-road on a guided tour of 230 acres of messy fun. These are single-rider vehicles, and you'll experience everything from sand to mud to swamp conditions. You can also rent two-seat Buggies and do some laps on a designed circuit track.
Kissimmee Lakefront Park sits along the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga and is a great place to spend a day. Large pathways make for good walking and jogging, or you can rent a pavilion for the day. There are BBQ grills and fishing piers, and the park hosts a number of shows and festivals throughout the year. Birders will want to take note, as the park is one of Florida's official Birding Trails.
Experience Kissimmee and the surrounding Florida landscape by air. Thompson Aire is a family-owned balloon company that offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Balloons hold four to six passengers, and even feature seats! You'll also have a full buffet breakfast — complete with an omelet chef on hand!
Kissimmee Go-Karts is home to the largest Go-Kart track in Central Florida, with nearly a mile of racing fun. After you're done racing, be sure to check out the live gator pool, where you can even feed one. If you want to get out of the heat for a bit, try your hand at one of the over 50 arcade games inside.
The Disney Wilderness Preserve is an 11,500-acre reserve that is home to more than 1,000 species of animals and plants. There are 3,500 acres of restored wetlands that are an important part of the Everglades ecosystem. You'll see birds such as bald eagles, woodpeckers, sandhill cranes, and animals such as the gopher tortoise and Sherman's fox squirrel. You may even get lucky and spot a Florida panther.
Check out one of Florida's longest, fastest, and highest zip lines. There are eight zip lines that range from 225-950 feet long, hanging upwards of 65 feet in the air. They feature dual-racing zips, double-layered zips, and over 300 feet of bridges. During the offseason (typically mid-October through mid-April), Zip Orlando also offers semi-guided ATV tours.