Florida Trips Guide - Accommodation - Page 1
Kempinski Hotel, Doha
The palatial Marsa Malaz Kempinski set the tone for what is an extravagant stay. eyes wandered across the museum-worthy array of sculptures, artworks and intricate chandeliers – just some of the hotel’s 3, 000-strong collection.
Viewed 337 times since 29 November 2019.
Tibbals Learning Centre, Ringling Museum, Sarasota
One of the most fascinating parts of the Ringling Museum is the Tibbals Learning Centre. Upstairs are various displays of the circus from early days to Cirque Soleil where you can even see Buffalo Bill’s gloves and an old black and white film of the ...
Viewed 3499 times since 18 September 2012.
Daytona Speedway Track
On our annual vacation to our villas this year we were keen to see some less obvious aspects of Florida.
On our way in to Daytona Beach, we passed the famous Daytona International Speedway track. Having acquired a taste for racing at the...
Viewed 3977 times since 6 September 2012.
Why do owner's own?
Why do owner’s own?
Briefly I will explain the legal side of owning a property in Florida which the owner wishes to be available for rental on a week-by-week basis; this is known as a Short Term Rental (STR). Each county in Florida, and t...
Viewed 3481 times since 3 July 2012.
Summer days out at Lowry Zoo
There is nothing like a good zoo for a belting family day out and you will be glad to know that Tampa has one.
The zoo in Tampa is called Lowry Park and it is a non profit making organisation, so well worth supporting.
Viewed 3182 times since 30 June 2012.
Ponce De Leon
Ponce de Leon was the explorer from Spain who discovered Florida. We all know that, but what else is there to learn about this man?
Ponce (what an unfortunate name! ) was born in 1474 in Vallodolid. He was part of an aristocratic and infl...
Viewed 3272 times since 24 April 2012.
What do you need when booking a villa
There are so many villas on offer at all sorts of price ranges offering all sorts of different amenities. So what do YOU want in yours. The first thing to consider is the needs of each member of your party.
1. If you have a baby then you...
Viewed 3464 times since 20 December 2011.
A Weekend in Chicago
My niece lives outside Chicago and so on a recent trip to the USA to our villas we decided to go to see her for a weekend. The flight from Orlando International takes around 2 ½ hours and cost £155 each. We stayed in the Club Quarters hotel for 2 nig...
Viewed 3719 times since 29 September 2011.
Flying to Florida with US Airways Part 3
We are flying out to Fort Lauderdale via Charlotte with US Airways, on our way to pick up a cruise for my special birthday. September 3rd, 2010 8. 50 am The boarding gate fills up with people, and we sit and wait for our flight to be c...
Viewed 3815 times since 22 October 2010.
A Stroll around Celebration Lake
We have been visiting central Florida for a number of years now and had often past the Celebration water tower on US192 with hardly a second glance. Until earlier this year we had absolutely no idea what Celebration village had to offer and w...
Viewed 4034 times since 19 September 2010.
Vista del Lago - The Perfect Location
Vista del Lago is a beautiful tree-lined manufactured home resort located in a prime position less than 5 miles west of Disney. Set around several natural lakes and reserves, the resort is close enough to be right in the heart of the magic but is pea...
Viewed 4645 times since 16 August 2010.
The Old Fish Restaurant.
The Old Fish Restaurant is in Cocoa Beach Causeway and is a simple unpreposessing restaurant with a tasty menu at reasonable prices. This is the home of the ' all you can eat Blue Crab' feast. This costs $28 per person and comes with corn fri...
Viewed 3797 times since 8 July 2010.
Sunset Ridge Sunset Ridge is a small gated community about ½ mile South of the intersection of the I-4 and the US 27. The community cannot be seen from the US27 so the conveniently located Outpost 27 Tourist Information Centre, with its distin...
Viewed 4300 times since 10 June 2010.
Renting a car for the first time in Florida
You may have heard horror stories about American car rental companies, so let me give you some very useful information to set your mind at rest. When booking a rental car for your holiday always book it from the UK. The price will be much, mu...
Viewed 4543 times since 7 April 2009.
Boggy Creek Airboats in Florida
If you cannot make the long journey down to the Everglades, but would love to experience the thrill of an air boat ride, why not try the next best way at Bogey Creek. There are two Boggy Creeks, one near Orlando International Airport and the other a...
Viewed 4661 times since 1 September 2008.
Palm Beach County
Although our beautiful villa is in Orlando, and we visit it regularly, we have become very familiar with the Miami area of Florida as a result of our daughter working in Boca Raton for a year, as part of her UK degree course. On our numerous visits t...
Viewed 4616 times since 1 September 2008.
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