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shalom
08-01-2012, 01:01 PM
I was going to pull up an old thread on off-site trip reports and add a few, but when I went looking for it I found two of them -- the one I remembered was over a year old, and there's been at least one since. So I decided to start another one yet and link to those. Post enough of them, and maybe eventually someone will take the hint and fulfill mikkiwikki's request for a non-Disney Trip Report forum. :p

The ones I was going to add were this one, which is for Bonnet Creek (with one night in Red Roof Inn, IIRC):

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2937706

And my own, which is technically a pre-trip report but I decided I'd do our last two trips on it, so I'll eventually cover both The Fountains (International Drive near Vineland, well south of most I-drive places) and Orlando Sunshine (a few blocks off of International and across I-4 from Universal -- the classic "I-Drive area").

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2966813

Mine has/will have a lot of pics of the units, but not so many of the resorts. And I've got a few St. Augustine pics, including the beach there.


Here are the older threads with trip report links:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2767411

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2853629

Please, feel free to add any other off-site trip reports to this list -- they can be tough to find, and much as I like "all Disney, all the time" trip reports, I love the "other side of Orlando" ones, too.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2848309



EDIT:

With older reports, people reconfigure things or something, so pics often disappear. :sad: So here's a list of those trip reports that either never had pics or still have all or many of their pics as of October 2013:



Soarin' from Scotland to Mickey - our June 09 adventure!
June 2009
Windsor Hills townhome
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post32710526


More Fun Than Sitting at Home! Our Dec 2009 TR
December 2009
Bonnet Creek
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2353018

Family, Friends, & Celebrities- A MAGICAL Birthday TR!!!
March, 2010
Windsor Hills? house and CBR pirate room
Screened pool area!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....=windsor+hills


A 21 month old, a celebrity sighting, & a whole lotta food~2 week trip
June, 2009
Sheraton Vistana
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2221796



Our Jan 2009-"2009 has to be a better year" trip
January 2009
Windsor Hills
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2063089



A Failure to Launch but Scaling a Mountain (aka My First Trip Report!)
October-November 2009
Mystic Dunes
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2602102

Just back from 10 nights at "the world" + trip report!
Mini-report without pics
October 2009
Windsor Hills
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2319663



Ultimate Budget Trip Day 6 ~ monorail shopping, exploring Kissimmee,
scary gift shops
May 2010
Saralago
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2477541


Universal, Gatorland, Arabian Nights, Kennedy Space Center, etc. (first pics on page three):
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2848309


SeaWorld, Morse museum:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2966813



:)

Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina
08-01-2012, 02:04 PM
Here's mine from our New Years trip.....December 31/11 - January 7th/12:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2864779

The report covers Discovery Cove, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and an assortment of I-Drive highlights.

shalom
09-09-2012, 11:38 AM
Here's mine from our New Years trip.....


I don't know how I missed this when you posted. :sad2: Haven't finished it, but what a fun trip report! :thumbsup2 I really like it when a place has a basketball hoop, but I've never chosen a place for the basketball hoop! :teeth: Although I gotta, say, that technique seems to have served you well! ;)

I was looking through my computer files for something else entirely and ran across this list, which is mostly trip reports already listed on one of the threads I've already linked to, but I thought adding some of the off-site names might make them more likely to come up if someone's searching for a particular resort. :)

3 Canucks Visit "The Other Side of Orlando": A Trip Report
New Years, 2012
Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham
basketball hoop!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2864779


We Fly Down in 10 Hours..the kids are in bed and have NO IDEA!
November, 2010
Windsor Palms? House
Screened pool area!
http://www.www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2595815



Family, Friends, & Celebrities- A MAGICAL Birthday TR!!!
March, 2010
Windsor Hills? house and CBR pirate room
Screened pool area!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2425345&highlight=windsor+hills


More Fun Than Sitting at Home! Our Dec 2009 TR
December 2009
Bonnet Creek
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2353018


A 21 month old, a celebrity sighting, & a whole lotta food~2 week trip
June, 2009
Sheraton Vistana
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2221796


Soarin' from Scotland to Mickey - our June 09 adventure!
June 2009
Windsor Hills townhome
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=32710526#post32710526

Our Jan 2009-"2009 has to be a better year" trip
January 2009
Windsor Hills
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2063089


A Failure to Launch but Scaling a Mountain (aka My First Trip Report!)
October-November 2009
Mystic Dunes
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2602102



Just back from 10 nights at "the world" + trip report!
October 2009
Windsor Hills
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2319663


Ultimate Budget Trip Day 6 ~ monorail shopping, exploring Kissimmee,
scary gift shops
May 2010
Saralago
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2477541

Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina
09-11-2012, 06:45 AM
I don't know how I missed this when you posted. :sad2: Haven't finished it, but what a fun trip report! :thumbsup2 I really like it when a place has a basketball hoop, but I've never chosen a place for the basketball hoop! :teeth: Although I gotta, say, that technique seems to have served you well! ;)

lol, its amazing what a Mom will do for her kid :rotfl2: .

I have also started trip report #2 (see the link in my signature.....we went again in August). No Disney on this trip either. By the time I'm done, there will be Aquatica, Discovery Cove, Kissimmee Go Karts, Eli's Orange World, Titanic Experience, Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, lots of shopping reviews (two outlet malls and the Florida Mall) and multiple dining locations.

shalom
09-12-2012, 12:52 PM
I have also started trip report #2 (see the link in my signature.....we went again in August). No Disney on this trip either.

Thanks, I finished your first one and was happy to have the opportunity to be "there" while you're writing one. :) Although it looks like I'm joining at the tail end of things.

shalom
09-15-2012, 11:26 AM
Trip Reports where people stay offsite AND visit offsite attractions

Universal, Gatorland, Arabian Nights, Kennedy Space Center, etc.
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2848309

SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Universal, little stuff (Biggest McDonald's)
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2864779

Aquatica, Discovery Cove, mini golf, lots of other stuff!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2989050

SeaWorld, Morse museum
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2966813