Fantastic Florida with Jimmy Doherty – Destination Special

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Date Published: 20/02/2024
Duration: 51:23
Season: 11

Today we are embarking on a sun-soaked journey to the Sunshine State – Fantastic Florida. From the magical world of theme parks in Orlando to the laid-back vibes of the Florida Keys, we’ll be chatting about some of the State’s best known spots as well as uncovering its hidden gems that may not yet be on your radar. For example, did you know that Florida is a foodie’s paradise? My first guest today knows a bit about that. Jimmy Doherty is a TV presenter and one of the UK’s best known farmers. His journey started over 20 years ago when he took on a leasehold of a 100-acre farm which was followed in a BBC series called Jimmy’s Farm. You’ll have seen him on loads of shows including Escape to the Wild, Food Unwrapped, as well as co-hosting Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast with his friend, Jamie Oliver. Jimmy recently returned from a three week shoot travelling all around Florida for his new ITV show, Jimmy’s Taste of Florida, and I can’t wait for you to hear his Floridian travel diaries.


Then, we’ll be joined by Florida resident and Florida travel expert and writer, Simon Veness, who’ll be sharing all his hidden gems, travel tips, and recommendations for your next trip to Florida.


Destination Recap:


Jimmy Doherty


Simon Veness

  • Capa, Four Seasons, Orlando
  • Gulf Coast
  • Overseas Highway, Florida Keys
  • Casa Morada, Isla Morada
  • Key Largo
  • Flagler Beach
  • St Augustine
  • Evermore Orlando Resort, Orlando
  • Resort Collection, Islamorada
  • St Regis, Longboat Key
  • Epic Universe, Universal Orlando
  • Indian River Lagoon, Atlantic Coast
  • Manatee swimming, Crystal River, Gulf Coast
  • Deep Sea Fishing, Florida Keys
  • Florida Panhandle
  • Amelia Island, Nassau County
  • Gulfport, St Petersburg


Don’t miss Jimmy’s Taste of Florida on ITV. For more Florida travel inpso, head to Instagram @hollyrubenstein and


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