When you think of Florida you think of happy times, magical memories, great thrill rides and what to do next. You hardly ever think of the usual precautions you may take when travelling in Europe for instance. However, unfortunately in Florid... Viewed 5071 times.
I recently decided to take a hot air balloon ride. This was something I was very nervous about initially because I am very scared of heights. I was told that I would be fine and there was nothing to worry about. Well we were up at the crack o... Viewed 5940 times.
Getting fuel in the US is different to the UK and can be quite fraught. Firstly petrol is referred to as gas. One good thing, it is almost impossible to accidentally fuel with diesel as they rarely have it on gas pumps, it is usually separate and use... Viewed 5100 times.
If you have a couple of hours to spare, the Titanic Exhibition at the Mercado on International Drive is well worth a visit. We usually combine this with a shopping trip to nearby outlets or with lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants on Inter... Viewed 5351 times.
When you have exhausted all the attractions of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, enjoyed all the thrills in the water parks, shopped until you dropped, relaxed in your home from home villa, what other activities can you do or see in ... Viewed 3807 times.
If you want a sample of historic Florida, you could do no better than taking a trip along The Old Florida Heritage Highway. The Highway is a forty-eight mile trail that commences south of Gainesville on U. S. 441, travels through Paynes Prairie Prese... Viewed 5542 times.
Ask any experienced traveller to Orlando and they will tell you that in order to “stay the course”, you need to plan some relaxing days in and between those hectic park days. So what exactly does a “relaxing day” entail? Well, especia... Viewed 5572 times.
None of us like the thought of our holiday coming to an end and although we don’t mind going home to see family and friends we don’t really enjoy the thought of having to go back to work and the less than perfect British weather. This is the reason w... Viewed 4915 times.
Considering that we are able to easily understand the basic “ English” that our fellow Americans talk there are lots of differences in many of their words and phrases. Words that we use that have a totally different meaning in American, . Viewed 7897 times.
If you have read parts 1 and 2 you are becoming a true cruise expert. Here are a few more essential words for you to digest. Embarkation – this is when you board the ship. Bit like checking in at the airport. By the time you embark, the ship ... Viewed 4713 times.
If you have read Part 1 then you are well on the way to being a cruising buff. But there may still be some words and phrases which are confusing, particularly some technical terms, so I will attempt to confuse you even more……. Aft – this is t... Viewed 4838 times.
If you have decided to book a cruise then it is important that you become familiar with the ‘lingo. ’ It could save you a lot of embarrassment. So here is a light-hearted guide to all the words and phrases you should know, including some of the more ... Viewed 4757 times.
More than 90% of the loggerhead turtle nesting activity in the world occurs on Florida’s beaches, and Florida’s beaches account for one third of the world’s loggerhead turtle population. In 1978 the loggerhead turtle was listed as a threatene... Viewed 5402 times.
When cruising around the Caribbean it is almost inevitable that you will find yourself visiting an island where the ship is unable to dock alongside. Many of the Caribbean islands are very small, and do not have the facilities for the larger cruise s... Viewed 6456 times.
A new attraction at Old Town, Kissimmee. What a great evening out, until December 2007, Thursday night is now Bike night down at Old Town, located along the 192 East of Disney. You will also find Free parking and Free admission to this evening of fan... Viewed 5967 times.
Renting a vacation villa is a great way to enjoy your holiday, with plenty of space to relax and enjoy good times with your family and friends. Some features that are normal in villas, however, can be very different from your own home, so how do you ... Viewed 4695 times.
Thought it would be useful to share our thoughts on things to do/see whilst in Orlando, we have excluded the main theme parks, as a million words have already ben written about these. Kennedy spacecenter. Don't go home without giving Kennedy ... Viewed 4971 times.
Aviation nowadays is taken for granted, most of us have, at one time or another, stepped into an aircraft, sat in a ‘comfy’ seat, watched a movie or two then stepped off at your location. All this probably without a thought for the pioneers of those ... Viewed 6341 times.
One of the many unexpected joys of visiting the theme parks for me is the bird life which abounds there. If you are not a person who loves the rides then the parks still hold many thrills and fun experiences and not the least for me are the m... Viewed 6685 times.
I don’t know about you but ever since I was a small child I have always watched the launches from Cape Canaveral and vowed one day to be there to witness the raw power and the spectacle for myself. I used to be green as a Martian with envy wa... Viewed 5191 times.
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