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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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Highway 192 West – from Celebration to the 27

RESTAURANTS Those of you familiar with the 192 will know that “Marker” signs appear at regular intervals along the way. If you get familiar with these you will find this guide easy to use. When we first visited this area of Ki...
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Up, Up And Away

As an early riser, even on holiday, I have often seen Hot Air Balloons floating serenely over the roof tops of the houses we have stayed in, and always wanted to give it try. This March while in Florida I decided to surprise my husband with...
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Celebration Health and Fitness

When in Florida you may wish to maintain your fitness level or burn off some of those extra calories that you seem to be eating because you can’t say no! We use a great health and fitness centre on the residential development of Celebration – loca...
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Shuttle Launches

One of the highlights of any visit to Florida must be to watch the launch of a Space Shuttle from Kennedy Space Center. The Space Center is only a 1 hour drive from the area our vacation homes are in and is worth a visit even if there is not a schedu...
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Timeshares and Discount / Free Tickets

One of the most expensive parts of holidaying in Orlando is the cost of Park and Attraction tickets, but it is something you really cannot do without. Even before you get there you may have seen internet sites offering absurdly low prices - ...
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Florida Health & Safety Tips & Tricks

Florida is one of the safest places you can visit as everything is geared up for tourism for your visit.  So here's a few tips and tricks to keep you and your family safe.   You'd probably take some of the measures at home anywa...
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Discounts and Vouchers in Florida

These can be found in abundance and you can get some very good savings and don’t have to just shop in the sales! RESTAURANTS You will find money off vouchers for most restaurants in the various free publications you can...
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