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Tampa Bay Ray Devils – the history

On a recent trip to Florida my family decided to experience a professional baseball match. We booked tickets in advance and set off to the Tropicana stadium, St Petersburg, picked up the tickets from the box office and found our seats. Knowing little...
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Pressed Pennies/Quarters at DownTown Disney

There are many souvenirs you can choose from at Walt Disney World, these range from the free ones, like guide maps, to very expensive limited edition figurines and sketches. The souvenirs that our girls started collecting when they were only ...
Viewed 4365 times since 1 September 2008.

Lovebugs

If you are visiting Florida in either late April/May or August/September you may well see some of these amorous creatures. They are not really bugs, but are actually flies (Plecia nearctica) of the family Bibionidae. Lovebugs are known by many names,...
Viewed 4928 times since 1 September 2008.

Home Depot. The big DIY store

So you think B& Q is big, well try Home Depot. As a seasoned veteran of many DIY stores and builders merchants here in the UK I thought I had seen it all. But on a recent trip to our villa in Florida we decided that we would install some ...
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DO NOT join a guaranteed rental scheme!

In this article I shall try and warn any owners away from joining a guaranteed rental scheme. Like most people when they first make a villa purchase this sounds like a great idea and getting those 25 weeks a year is “easy”. Firstly yo...
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Basketball at the Amway Arena

Following our most enjoyable and entertaining evening watching Orlando Magic play Philadelphia 76ers during our last Florida holiday, we decided to repeat the experience during this year’s holiday. The Amway Arena is quite easy to find, locat...
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Orlando Waterparks

There are many places to see and activities to do when visiting Florida, some of the best theme parks are the water parks. These tend to be secondary locations for people to go and as such can be a little less crowded. There are many parks, Blizzard ...
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Lakeridge Winery

Why not take the day out to visit a winery; there is one in the Orlando area and well worth a visit it. It was opened in 1989 and has reputedly received over 300 awards To get to it we take hyw 27 and head north into Clermont and towards the ...
Viewed 3610 times since 1 September 2008.

A Florida Quiz

I am sure you love Florida as much as we do, and especially the Orlando area with its wonderful theme parks, and fantastic shopping, not to mention the restaurants. But how much do you actually know about Florida? Take this quiz and find out:<...
Viewed 4079 times since 1 September 2008.

Ospreys in Florida

If you have ever peered through a powerful telescope at a solitary osprey sitting far away on its nest in Scotland or the Lake District, you will know what thrilling birds they are – and how difficult they are to see in the UK. Welcome to Flo...
Viewed 4132 times since 1 September 2008.

Softball and Baseball Practice Batting Cages – Near the Loop

With us having two boys, aged 12 and 8, we are always looking for new and fun things to do whilst in Florida. We read on the forums that some people had tried out the Softball and Baseball Batting Practice Cages which are situated near the Loop and t...
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What Do You Know About Florida? Part 3

The ‘Sunshine State’ is not only the centre for theme parks like Disney’s Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom, as well as Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, it abounds with flora and fauna, some of which have particula...
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What Do You Know About Florida? Part 2

Of course many of you will already know a little about Florida, the national fruit, the orange, the national flower, the orange blossom, and its nickname, ‘The Sunshine State’, but did you know that ‘Florida’ is Spanish for ‘flower? ’ Hardly s...
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What Do You Know About Florida? Part 1

We all love Florida, and particularly Orlando, but I wonder how many of us know much about this, the ‘Sunshine State. ’ For instance, although Orlando and Disney are the main attraction for millions of visitors, did you know that Florida has 663 mile...
Viewed 3658 times since 1 September 2008.

Tipping In Florida

We have been asked many times about tipping whilst on holiday in Florida. I certainly feel that it is a purely a personal opinion as to what you give. The word tip is considered an acronym for “to insure promptness” but the...
Viewed 7820 times since 1 September 2008.

Fun Spot Action Park

After finding the Fun Spot by accident on our last visit and having had a great time on the go-carts there, we decided to revisit on our recent trip in February this year. Fun Spot is based off International Drive (near Wet and Wild) and has ...
Viewed 4658 times since 1 September 2008.

Our Florida Wedding

My daughter had the big engagement party. She found it so stressful she decided that she definitely did not want the big wedding. When we bought our villa in Florida she decided that she wanted a nice, quiet family wedding in the sunshine. I ...
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A Shuttle Launch - nearly!

We have been travelling to Florida for a number of years, and have always hoped to see a shuttle launch. Indeed we nearly did see a shuttle a few years back when we were in Miami, or at least my husband nearly saw it. Nearly being the operati...
Viewed 3949 times since 1 September 2008.

Aquatica (7)

Planned for 2008! Aquatica a whimsical one of a kind water park is currently under construction by SeaWorld. Due to open in March 2008, this is set to be an awesome experience for all age groups. Located on International Drive across f...
Viewed 2786 times since 1 September 2008.

A magical place to be on christmas eve

Last year we were in Florida for Christmas and the new year and what made it special was that we had all the family with us even the grandchildren aged 3 and 5 years So what could we do to make it special? We went down to celebration <...
Viewed 4771 times since 1 September 2008.

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