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A relaxing Sunday in Winter Park

In days gone by, way before Walt Disney even had his dream, tourists had been visiting Central Florida to enjoy the simple beauty, mild climate, natural springs and crystal clear rivers. Wealthy Americans left the cold northern states to enjo...
Viewed 3663 times since 1 September 2008.

A day trip to St Augustine

While everyone around you makes their way en masse to visit good old Mickey Mouse, why not take a day off to see the oldest city in America, St. Augustine, a well worth the effort two and a half hour drive away on Florida’ s Atlantic coast just...
Viewed 3926 times since 31 December 2008.

Logans Roadhouse

Kissimmee Old Town on a quiet day is akin to a ghost town with the tumbleweed blowing and rolling over in the wind. Pay another visit on a busy day and it' s difficult to recognise it, the place is buzzing and the atmosphere crackles with electric. T...
Viewed 3591 times since 9 January 2010.

Outback Steakhouse

A friend of mine had just arrived from Scotland and was staying with us for two weeks. To keep him out of mischief, I gave him the computer to play with and brought up the Orlando Guide Dining page on VillasFlorida. com. After he had perused for twen...
Viewed 3626 times since 9 January 2010.

The Cherry Pocket Restaurant

Two of well known films are Southern Comfort and the Burt Reynold' s thriller, Deliverance. Both portray a group of men being ruthlessly hunted by murdering rednecks thirsting for blood, trudging with increasing exhaustion and diminishing manpower th...
Viewed 4111 times since 12 December 2010.

Millers Orlando Ale House

On the odd occasion I have travelled up the Orange Blossom Trail to the Florida Mall, I have noticed a restaurant called the Orlando Ale House shortly before reaching the said mall. Being a beer, as opposed to lager, drinker I was always tempted to s...
Viewed 3983 times since 23 December 2010.

Florida Barbecue Contests

When it comes to dining out, we' re spoiled for choice here in Central Florida. Famous chains offer us a plethora of locations where we can gorge ourselves on meat, fish, salads of the highest order and anything else that takes our fancy. Viewed 3496 times since 31 January 2012.

Great Reasons to Visit Disney World Orlando

Nobody on earth does entertainment quite as well as Disney. They take a touch of pixiedust and sprinkle it over everyday adventures to create special occasions and memories that last a lifetime. Disney is always reinventing itself and introducing new...
Viewed 3642 times since 2 January 2009.

Disney’s 4 Main Parks

The four main Disney parks make up the magical and wonderful Walk Disney World and each park has it’s own unique characteristics. The Magic Kingdom is the flagship of Disney and the place where some of the most beloved characters come t...
Viewed 6543 times since 2 January 2009.

Saturday Nite Cruise at Kissimmee Old Town

My love of old classic cars has always simmered inside me and I was pleasantly surprised to learn of the weekly rally of old, veteran, classic and collector’ s cars held every Saturday night in Kissimmee Old Town. Known as the Saturday Nite Cru...
Viewed 4167 times since 31 December 2008.

Tarpon Springs - The Sponge Capital

Over on the Gulf Coast and an hour and a half away, Tarpon Springs is a delightful and historic town comprising new communities and old mansions blending together around waterways and bayous. The city, named after the tarpon fish which is fou...
Viewed 4071 times since 1 September 2008.

DeLeon Springs

For some beautiful natural Florida countryside, head out a little to DeLeon Springs - a beautiful state park an hour or so north of Orlando. One of Florida’s earliest ’resorts’, the springs were opened as a small tourist cen...
Viewed 4011 times since 1 September 2008.

Florida Botanical Gardens

There’s a side to Florida that many visitors miss and it is a side that is full of fragrant foliage and beautiful bursts of natural colour showcasing Mother Nature’s unique textures. The Florida Botanical Gardens is located just t...
Viewed 3407 times since 2 January 2009.

Harry P Leu Gardens

With 3 miles of lovely scenic pathways set in almost 50 acres of southern styled charm, the Harry P Leu Gardens are a welcome haven of peace and tranquility and a wonderful place to get back to basics. Just five minutes from Downtown Orlando and on t...
Viewed 3597 times since 2 January 2009.

The Shuttles Retire

On the 24th October 2003 between 4. 01p. m. and 4. 05p. m. three Concorde flights landed to great fanfare at Heathrow Airport in London. These were the final flights of this fantastic aircraft, two being round-trips for VIPs and the third, a schedule...
Viewed 3271 times since 9 January 2010.

Chalet Suzanne - Lake Wales

Driving south along the U. S. Highway 27 in the Lake Wales area, I noticed a sign at the side of the road advertising Chalet Suzanne. Having nothing better to do and out of curiosity, we decided to investigate. Leaving Hwy 27, we drove down...
Viewed 2811 times since 30 January 2012.

Honeymoon in Orlando

Although many see Orlando as a children’ s magical playground, it is also geared up to adults and couples wanting some romance and alone time and is today one of the top wedding and honeymoon destinations in the world. A honeymoon in Or...
Viewed 4348 times since 2 January 2009.

The Loop and The Loop West

We all know Orlando is a shopper's paradise and The Loop and The Loop west are no exception. This open air spacious retail and dining complex offers something for everyone and will be sure to keep the most hardy bargain hunter happy. Whether you are ...
Viewed 3381 times since 24 March 2012.

Completing ESTA online

As from 12 January 2009, all visitors who wish to travel to the US on the Visa Waiver Program must obtain compulsory travel authorisation through the new ’ Electronic System for Travel Authorisation’ (ESTA), which will automate the US ent...
Viewed 3498 times since 2 January 2009.

Beware of ESTA Scams

Some people make a career from preying on the unsuspecting public by trying to make a profit out of their innocence and tricking them into departing with their hard earned cash. The new USA ESTA entry system is no different and has been the s...
Viewed 4158 times since 2 January 2009.

Duty Free Allowances for travellers from the US to the UK

Travellers arriving back into the United Kingdom from the good old USA can now benefit from a slightly more generous duty free allowance. These are the first changes to take place in over 15 years. Another first, and a significant change givi...
Viewed 60998 times since 2 January 2009.

Virgin and British Airways

Having flown numerous times in economy class, we had decided to treat ourselves to an upgrade and fly Premium Economy using Virgin. Like most people I know, I am not a particularly good flyer but the prospect of flying in the ' bubble' was enough to ...
Viewed 3388 times since 9 January 2010.

The Blue Man Group

Having seen the Blue Man Group in New York, we decided to check out the local performance at Universal Orlando Resort. The show is housed at The Sharp Aquos Theater which is situated between the 2 Universal theme parks, adjacent to the Hard R...
Viewed 3309 times since 26 November 2010.

Overview Of Islands of Adventure

Twinned with Universal Studios, the Island of Adventures is my favourite Orlando theme park. The recent addition of the Harry Potter Wizarding World has cemented its' popularity in my child-like mind. In the world before Harry, the Islands ha...
Viewed 2963 times since 23 December 2010.

Seuss Landing at Islands of Adventure

Keeping very young children entertained and occupied can be a trial at the best of times and if you start to run out of ideas head for the Islands of Adventure at Universal. Inside you will find Seuss Landing, over ten acres designed almost entirely ...
Viewed 3278 times since 17 January 2011.

Toon Lagoon at Islands of Adventure

At Islands of Adventures Toon Lagoon, there are more than 150 cartoon characters that inhabit this colourful part of the park. As you stroll down Comic Strip Lane you will see Betty Boop, Hagar the Horrible and Krazy Kat to name just a few of the fam...
Viewed 3616 times since 17 January 2011.

Winter Breaks in Florida

I am as mystified as the majority of people on the subject of Global Warming, but one thing I do know is that the further north you live in America, the colder it gets. It follows then that to recharge the batteries in the warm sunshine, a vi...
Viewed 3508 times since 23 December 2010.

Disney’s Secret Utilidors

Walt Disney thought of everything when planning the future of his theme park empire. He didn’ t want to ruin the illusions of his magical fantasy by having cowboys from Frontier Land wandering through the futuristic Tomorrowland to reach their ...
Viewed 3873 times since 31 December 2008.

The Story of Mr Walt Disney

Walter Elias Disney enjoyed a Hollywood career the spanned 43 years. He was at the heart of the development of the motion picture medium and firmly established himself as a genuine part of American film history. From his humble beginnings as ...
Viewed 4325 times since 2 January 2009.

Epcot World Showcase Overview

The concept of Epcot formed in the mind of Walt Disney when he was developing ideas for the California Disney Land. He imagined an ' International Street' and that vision is today known as Epcot. The largest of all the Disney parks, Epcot is divided ...
Viewed 3456 times since 23 December 2010.

Epcot World Showcase - The American Adventure

Epcot World Showcase - The American Adventure The American Adventure is, as would be expected, one of the larger pavilions in Epcot' s World Showcase and is the southern most point of Epcot. The US display is the official host of World Showcas...
Viewed 3314 times since 23 December 2010.

Epcot World Showcase - Canada

Canada has it all - beautiful landscaped gardens, cascading waterfalls, the awesome Rockies, a premier restaurant and intricately carved totem poles. Visitors coming in through the main entrance of the Canadian pavillion are met with the ...
Viewed 3408 times since 22 January 2011.

Epcot World Showcase - Japan

The Japan Pavilion is a serene journey into the culture of this enchanting country. As you look at Japan with Showcase Lagoon behind you, the building on the right is a replica of the principle building of the Japanese Imperial Palace. The ...
Viewed 3731 times since 22 January 2011.

The Osborne Lights at Hollywood Studios

From mid November to Early January, the Streets of America come to electric mega-watt life at Hollywood Studios with the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Every inch of the New York and San Francisco back-lot are blanketed in millions of tw...
Viewed 2984 times since 12 December 2010.

The Boulevards of Disneys Hollywood Studios

America' s fourth most-visited theme park with almost ten million visitors annually originally opened on 1st May 1989 as Disney-MGM Studios, represented by the iconic Mickey Mouse Earful Tower, a safety first water tower found in most Hollywood back ...
Viewed 3132 times since 23 January 2011.

Disneys Hollywood Studios

Just off Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake is a lagoon surrounded by several attractions and dining establishments. Three of the attractions are based on characters and movies by LucasFilm owned by George Lucas. Raiders of The Lost Ark is a ...
Viewed 3398 times since 23 January 2011.

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