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Flights of fancy?

The first time I flew to Orlando, it was on a Monarch flight from Luton airport to Orlando via Bangor in Maine!! It was a completely new experience for me, at the time I think my longest flight was around 5 hours at that point. So, I was understandab...
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Buying electrical items in the US

The first question on everyone’s minds ‘Is Florida cheaper than the United Kingdom?’ Well from my experience buying electrical equipment in the United States is much better value than buying back home. Here are some reasons why. Firstly yo...
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Cold Stone Creamery

If you are an ice cream lover then this is definitely a place you should not miss! I recommend that you don’t go there unless you have plenty of time to spare as there is such a large choice that you will be certain to take quite a while to make your...
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Orlando Thrill rides

You can’t beat Florida for fantastic thrill rides. With so many parks to choose from there is something for everyone. New rides are being built all the time, so there is always a new one to try. Here are just three of my all time favourites. ...
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Art at Orlando International Airport

It is always a pleasure to fly in or out of Orlando International Airport (MCO), and we look forward to stepping off the ‘plane and walking through its stunning interior. Many airports are introducing art to make them more vibrant and friendly, and O...
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Amounts to Tip in the U.S.

The term, ``TIP'', was considered to be an acronym for “To Insure Promptness''. Nowadays, tips are more or less expected. The wages in the service industries in the United States are very poor and they rely on their tips to make a living and unles...
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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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