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Should I Tip in the US

Tipping can be an emotive subject with many people so I thought I would go over some of the basics here with more specifics in another article. In some place in the world offering a tip is considered an insult and should not be done. However the Unit...
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The Grand Floridian Hotel

The Grand Floridian is a wonderful display of the splendor of the old grand style Victorian hotels that were built after the railroad made Florida accessible. This style of hotel was built when Florida became the place to go in the winter of the mid ...
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THE WIMPS GUIDE TO THE PARKS – PART 2 HOW TO AVOID SCARY RIDES

Having read ‘The Wimps Guide to the Parks, Part 1’ you should now know what sort of wimp you are. You will probably feel a great sense of relief at having ‘come out’, so how can you identify other wimps? First, you are not alone, there are literally ...
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The best coasters in and around Orlando

A guide to the best coasters in and around Orlando This is an introduction to some of our favourite coasters in Orlando and Busch Gardens. Although there are plenty of theme parks to choose from in Florida, they cater to a wide range of...
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A Little Bit of Britain in Sunny Florida

If you have ever wanted to visit the United Kingdom for a vacation or to visit long lost relatives, a trip to The Rose and Crown Dining Room and Pub in the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot is something you may be interested in. However, don’t be take...
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How to make the best of a long flight

The flight time to Orlando from the UK is usually around nine hours, and lumped together as a whole it seems to take forever. But with a little thought and preparation it can literally fly by, and you have arrived before you know it….. I ...
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Points make prizes: World points at BAA airports

Here is a new twist on an idea that has been around for a while. If you are like me, you have a purse full of reward cards to collect your points/coupons/money off vouchers for your patronage of various establishments, then there’s a new kid o...
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Sun Scream

We all like to visit Florida to get some sunshine and perhaps a suntan? Even if it’s cloudy, you can still get sun burn so take some sensible precautions and don’t ruin your vacation! Do wear high factor sunscreen at all times (anyon...
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Boating and Fishing in Polk County

Whether you are a keen fisherman or enjoy a day out among nature and lakes, ecological parks or renting a boat, canoe or kayak, you will be able access these among the more than 550 lakes in central Florida. Call the individual camps or parks to chec...
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Completing your visa waiver form

A large majority of Britsh visitors to US travel using a green visa waiver not to be confused with a “green card” and to give it it’s correct name an I-94 Non Immigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure Form. Before booking any flights to the U...
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Football…..can’t live without it?

With the football season once again upon us in the United Kingdom, how many of you committed football supporters can live without your usual fix of passion and excitement associated with watching your team play on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, even...
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Old Town – A shopping, dining and entertainment attraction

Old Town is a fascinating place for a visit. It is situated on Highway 192 just past Holiday Trail, at marker 9. It is open 365 days a year, from 10am to 11pm, and the rides are open later during the summer season. It is free to park and enter...
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Highway 192 - An attraction in itself

Orlando’s highway 192 has long been known for its proximity to Walt Disney World. You can travel from the West at Highway 27 along the 192 for 24 miles to where it meets the Florida Turnpike and never run out of shops, restaurants or attractions ...
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CHAMPIONS GATE

CHAMPIONS GATE: GOLF AND SHOPPING - THE PERFECT COMBINATION Champions Gate is situated just off the Interstate 4 West at exit 58 and is home to a PGA 36 hole golf course designed by Greg Norman and it also has a David Ledbetter golfing sch...
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How to get to the Florida Turnpike

Having arrived in Miami, you will need to find the Florida Turnpike. At the moment there are still lots of roadworks in the area of the airport, so when you have collected your car follow the directions, which they should give you, out of the depo...
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4th July Fireworks In Orlando

We had an enquiry from the guests due to stay at our villa during the 4th July celebrations asking where we thought would be the best place to watch the fireworks. Never having been to Orlando at this time of year we emailed guests that h...
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The Florida Turnpike

This excellent toll road will take you speedily to Orlando. It is well signposted, has plenty of service areas and is generally a lot less busy than the other roads. It is a pretty straight road, and as such, can be a little soporific, with not mu...
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Miami International Airport

I can still remember landing at Miami airport for the first time, on our first trip to Florida and the US, just over 7 years ago. It was late at night when we flew over the shimmering lights of the city, laid out below us like a twinkling patchwor...
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Facts About Florida - The 27th State

Some interesting, some useful and some not so useful! The state capital is Tallahassee. The population of the state, according to the April 2000 census is approximately 15,982,378. The most populated County is Miami-Dade which has 2,...
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The Harmonic Runway

Who would think that an airport would be home to displays of art? Well, many airports do just that, and Miami International Airport is no exception. Next time you are passing through an airport, take a little time to look around, you may be pleasa...
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