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Taking children to Hollywood Beach
So you are taking an overnight trip to Hollywood Beach and you have young children with you. So what is there to do? Well, lots actually! You will want to spend some time on the beach and even in the sea in warmer months. Afte...
Viewed 1560 times since 28 March 2013.

A few tips for surviving Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
Some sensible shoes are the most important aspect of surviving a day at Disney World, as is a good sun block and a hat of some kind. You will spend most of the day on your feet and in bright sunshine. A rucksack containing a raincoat for the short sh...
Viewed 2651 times since 6 September 2011.

Florida Mall Part 2
Florida Mall Part 2 Brookstone is a very upmarket version of our own Gadget Shop. Mind you they only sell the top quality goods, not silly plastic toys. These goods are not cheap but are so unusual it makes you think it really is what you ...
Viewed 2218 times since 22 November 2011.

St Augustine - Fountain of Youth and the Cathedral
We seem to have got “the bug” for St Augustine the same as we did for Orlando over 20 years ago. No matter how many times we visit we always find new places to explore in depth as well as new restaurants to eat at. On a recent visit w...
Viewed 1263 times since 4 November 2014.

Dinner at Mannys
After all we had heard about Manny’s Chop House, we felt that we could put off a visit no longer. So we finally decided to try it one Wednesday night. We headed south on highway 27 and found Manny’s set back from the road on the right hand side just ...
Viewed 2777 times since 13 October 2010.

Epcot World Showcase - France
Zoom across the Atlantic and wander through the quaint cobblestone streets of Paris set in the 1870 to 1910 ' La Belle Epoque' era, or ' the beautiful time' , as it is known in English. The replica of the Eiffel Tower in the distance is roughly...
Viewed 2427 times since 22 January 2011.

Getting married in Las Vegas part 4
Unusual Weddings This could be the hardest section to write as when you deal with Las Vegas and weddings defining ‘unusual’ can be quite hard. Many of the chapels in Las Vegas do try to offer something different or uniq...
Viewed 927 times since 18 June 2015.

Key West and Turtle Point Part 2
Just across from the Face Painting and Tattoo stall you come to the Brush Art stall. This is a great place to buy mementos of your holiday or presents for others for Christmas, Birthdays or other special occasions. One of the main att...
Viewed 1109 times since 3 November 2014.

Visiting Fort Lauderdale
I first visited Fort Lauderdale in 1995, for a few days and fell in love with all it had to offer. The beaches and the life style blew me away. So much to see and do and of course the sunshine and beaches were an added bonus. Due to work and ...
Viewed 3893 times since 3 December 2010.

Key West
We have visited Key West several times and have always been charmed by its quaint houses and fascinating museums and shops. Located in Monroe County, Florida, 129 miles from Miami, Key West is a delightful place to visit if you have time to spend a f...
Viewed 4001 times since 9 January 2010.

Awesome Lake Okeechobee
Many of you will have visited the Historic Old Kissimme and marvelled at Lake Okeechobee but I wonder how many of you are aware of its awesome size and history? Lake Okeechobee was named by the Seminole Indian and it means ' big water' we...
Viewed 2393 times since 29 January 2011.

When to go to Orlando
We have been to our villa in every month of the year and are often asked when the best time to go is. I know many guests are restricted to school holidays but thought I would just give an overview. January - If you are there immediately a...
Viewed 2827 times since 3 February 2011.

A day out in Winter Park, Orlando
A day trip to Winter Park, Orlando. If you’re looking to do a bit of retail shopping and have a bite to eat then won’t go wrong with Winter Park. This peaceful, upscale community may be just outside the hustle and bustle of Orlando, b...
Viewed 836 times since 28 December 2015.

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park.
While the vast majority of visitors head for Central Florida and the theme parks around Orlando, there are some who travel a bit further afield to get a feel for what many, including the residents, would call ‘the Real Florida’. So for anybod...
Viewed 2066 times since 16 October 2010.

Flamingo Gardens, Fort Lauderdale
If you happen to be visiting the Miami area, there are many interesting places to see, and if you would like a tranquil day out after the excitement of the Orlando parks, then Flamingo Gardens, in Fort Lauderdale, is just such a venue. Flamin...
Viewed 3315 times since 1 September 2008.

A visit to Alcatraz in the bay of San Francisco
If you are in San Francisco with half a day to spare then this is a trip that is well worth your time. Just remember to put on something warm as the wind chill factor is quite high even in summer. Regular Alcatraz tours including the ferry trip and a...
Viewed 707 times since 4 January 2016.

Fireworks at Magic Kingdom
When people think of fireworks at Disney most people think of the firework display at EPCOT being the best. This is probably true, but there is another firework display at Disney Magic Kingdom that is certainly worth a look. During the summer months ...
Viewed 907 times since 23 December 2015.

US Airways - Via Charlotte to Florida
Looking at some of the prices for direct flights out of the UK to Florida I was wondering if we would ever get out to Orlando and our Villa. Getting withdrawal symptoms and a lack of sun pushed me over the edge into really trying to get alternative o...
Viewed 2563 times since 27 June 2012.

How to Make Your Disney Stay Even More Magical
Disney World ranks as one of the most popular destinations in the USA and for a very good reason. It provides sensational attractions for every age, has a customer service second to none and more than lives up to it' s nickname of ' The Happiest Plac...
Viewed 2257 times since 15 August 2010.

Distances From Villas on Highway 27
Many people ask how near our villas are to the attractions. As I and many other owners have villas on Highway 27 I thought I would give you some idea of distances to the most popular attractions. Villas located in Highway 27 are close to many...
Viewed 3859 times since 1 May 2010.

Visit Mount Dora
Mount Dora, set amongst the citrus groves of Lake County, this town is one of the prettiest Victorian settlements left in the State. It’s name comes from both the relatively high local elevation and the small lake on which it sits. The town was origi...
Viewed 2183 times since 22 November 2010.

Fly-n-High: an adventure on the water.
On the occasions when we have our grown up children with us, they require we find them something thrilling to do and Fly-n-High fit the bill perfectly. Fly-n-High are located on Madeira Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Here you can jet ski, para s...
Viewed 1373 times since 14 April 2013.

Whats new in cruise ships? Part 1
For those of us who are lucky enough to be able to combine a trip to the excitement of Orlando with a Caribbean cruise, there is good news about the cruise industry. The building boom is continuing, and between 2010 and 2014, numerous large cruise li...
Viewed 2582 times since 11 October 2010.

Daytona Beach Day Trip
Florida offers many good days out and if you are staying in Orlando you are not far from many of them. Being only 1 hour from both coasts offers you plenty of opportunities to go and explore. One of the best places to visit is Daytona Beach on the Ea...
Viewed 3208 times since 4 November 2009.

Outlet Shopping Pt 3
Whilst Premium Outlets and all it’s bargains stands at the north end of International Drive, the south end is home to which can be arrived at by taking exit 75A off Interstate 4. At the end of the ramp turn right and at the first set of lights turn l...
Viewed 2419 times since 12 August 2010.

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