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Antigua, Guatemala – Part 3
Antigua is packed with tourist rubbish often made in Asia. If you want to see or buy quality crafts and antiques then stop off at the Casa de Artes, which has an excellent collection of ceremonial masks, textiles and majolica ceramics. Then round off...
Viewed 700 times since 11 April 2019.

Zambia - Part 1
The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of Zambia. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest, the core economic hubs of the country. Zambia is A...
Viewed 480 times since 22 March 2020.

Blue Springs
Just north of Orlando at Orange City (Junction 114 on the I4) is a little piece of unspoiled Florida that delights under the name of Blue Springs. Here there is no huge entrance charge, (just $5 per car), no parades, no characters just peace, tranqui...
Viewed 4803 times since 1 September 2008.

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 4094 times since 4 November 2014.

Gingerbread and Chocolate!
Gingerbread and Chocolate! ! Now that I' ve got your attention, I' d like to share with you yet another of the wonders of Disney. With their usual, absolutely incredible attention to detail the master bakers of the Disney hotels each ...
Viewed 4667 times since 18 March 2011.

Shops and Restaurants at Premium Outlets Part 1
Whether you wish to shop or eat you are really spoilt for choice at this Vineland Road location. You can access this from the I4 but if the traffic is heavy and you are staying anywhere near the 192 just go along there until you come to the 535 and t...
Viewed 4529 times since 11 March 2012.

Red Lobster Restaurant
Red Lobster - what a lovely restaurant. The atmosphere and ambiance is good and the staff at the one we went to were very friendly and helpful. Not only were they able to discuss the menu in detail, but they were also able to explain recipes and cook...
Viewed 4689 times since 28 November 2008.

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum – Part I
Palm Beach County is the home one of Florida’s finest museums; the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum. The Flagler Museum was Florida’s first museum and was built in 1902 as a ‘house museum’ that would showcase the finest in art. The museum is hou...
Viewed 6035 times since 16 October 2010.

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 3958 times since 29 September 2011.

OUR RECENT EVENING IN DOWNTOWN NAPLES
On a recent trip to Orlando and then the Gulf Coast we headed for one of our favourite locations and that is Naples. Being quite an affluent city it attracts wealthy American and Europeans alike and has also got its fair share of tourists and wanabee...
Viewed 4291 times since 1 September 2008.

My Floriday holiday diary day 4
Day 4 Another lovely sunny and warm day! We had breakfast on the pool deck watching the amazing sunrise over the lake (we were up early, still in the British time zone) and told the girls we were going to see the animals at Dis...
Viewed 3646 times since 9 September 2012.

India - Ooty
From nature walks in gardens that makes one wonder whether Paradise, as depicted in scriptures of various cultures, have actually been derived from such sensory experiences to relaxing over a cup of tea from the tea plantations dotting the hillside, ...
Viewed 578 times since 18 December 2019.

Where to eat in Orlando - Part 1
As a villa owner, I am often asked if I can recommend restaurants to eat in while in Orlando. Sometimes people think they may well cook at their villa, but trust me, you will be far too tired after a day at Disney World to want to think about shoppin...
Viewed 4205 times since 15 December 2011.

Sarasota (3)
Sarasota is located on the south west coast of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. It is approximately a 2 hour drive from Orlando, 131 miles in total. Having visited the Gulf Coast on many occasions, Sarasota was one of the places we had alwa...
Viewed 3888 times since 1 September 2008.

Beds Baths and Beyond; a great store.
Beds Baths and Beyond is a brilliant name for a most fascinating store. An absolute Aladdins Cave for keen shoppers. As soon as you go through the door your nose is assailed by the most wonderful scent. The source of the fragrance is soon...
Viewed 3659 times since 15 October 2011.

The Sandbar
What a fabulous place. On our last trip to Florida we spent a lovely day at Anna Maria Island, situated on the west coast of Florida near to Bradenton. The day was made really special by our lunch at the Sandbar, so I thought you might like an...
Viewed 5778 times since 1 September 2008.

Carrabba’s – Our Favourite Italian Restaurant
We were introduced to Carrabba’s on our first visit to Orlando when we were buying our villa and we have returned there at least once each visit since then. We generally go to the one on the 192 just west of the Formosa Gardens area. It is popular so...
Viewed 5005 times since 1 September 2008.

The Dodge Caravan – Mini van (MPV)
During a recent trip to Florida we decided to have a change from renting the usual SUV (4x4) and thought we would give one of the newer generation Mini Vans a try, known as people movers in the UK. We decided to rent our vehicle from Alamo. <...
Viewed 6350 times since 8 February 2011.

Driving Through the Keys
If you have time, the drive down from Miami to Key West is one not to miss, particularly the crossing of Seven Mile Bridge, The Keys are home to the longest living coral reef in the western hemisphere, and there are more dive shops per square mile th...
Viewed 6991 times since 1 September 2008.

Sea Screamer at Clearwater (4)
If you are planning to spend a day at the Gulf Coat, why not head for Clearwater which is easily accessible from the Orlando area via the Interstate 4. The journey takes about an hour and a half - and is an easy drive, down the I4, through Tam...
Viewed 5226 times since 1 September 2008.

Boggy Creek
Over by the busy, bustling Orlando International airport is another little bit of unspoiled Florida alongside the shores of East Lake Tohopekaliga(which means SleepingTiger.) This sleepine tiger is home to thousands of birds, insects, turtles and all...
Viewed 6170 times since 1 September 2008.

Car Rental can be part of your holiday?
One of the joys of my trips to Florida is the ability to try out different vehicles and experience motoring that can be too expensive to enjoy in the UK. In the summer months, when I get to spend more time in Florida than during the rest of the year,...
Viewed 4791 times since 1 September 2008.

Sarasota-4
When planning your visit to Florida do not forget the coast along the Gulf of Mexico. Many places of interest are easily reached from Orlando and perhaps an overnight stop will give you more time to enjoy the slower, laid-back lifestyle. Sara...
Viewed 4394 times since 1 September 2008.

The Little White House Key West
When visiting Key West Harry Trumans Little White House ( not to be confused with Roosevelts Little White House in Georgia) is well worth a couple of hours of your time. Situated on Front Street the museum is close to the centre of Ke...
Viewed 2312 times since 27 December 2015.

Quebec City - Part 3
After you have had your retail therapy then it’s time to spend the afternoon with some culture. Start this with a visit to the Notre Dame cathedral which will often take longer than you first think. When this is finished try browsing through the gall...
Viewed 783 times since 11 February 2019.

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