Many visitors to the Orlando area are attracted by the more obvious attractions - Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, and, of course, the wonderful weather. Whilst there is no doubt these attractions on their own are enough to fill even the most dema... Viewed 4102 times.
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... Viewed 3911 times.
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... Viewed 4205 times.
Long before travellers realised that staying in a villa was absolutely the perfect solution for a family trip to Florida, especially when visiting Walt Disney World, Orlando’s highway 192 was absolutely the place to head for, probably because, as ... Viewed 5342 times.
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... Viewed 4494 times.
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. ... Viewed 4694 times.
There are many brilliant roller-coasters in Orlando, but which ones are worth queuing for? The following are my top favourites. Kumba at Busch Gardens On the edge of Tampa Bay, Busch Gardens offers a wide variety... Viewed 4214 times.
Picture a traditional Christmas and New Year at home - turkey and Christmas pudding, the decorated Christmas tree, presents, cards, the family gatherings and if you are lucky the cold crispy mornings. Then try and picture what it might be like to ... Viewed 4563 times.
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... Viewed 5058 times.
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... Viewed 4994 times.
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... Viewed 4366 times.
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 ... Viewed 6585 times.
Even though you have arrived at the Park before it opens and are the first person in, and even though you have made very careful use of the Fast Pass system, there may still be times when you will have to grin and bear it and stand in a queue for ... Viewed 7161 times.
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 ... Viewed 4383 times.
Well you have booked the villa (or if you have not why not!), got all the park tickets and now the only thing you need to do is get the car hire sorted. Seems a real easy thing to do, but it is suprising how many people could save a few hard earned p... Viewed 4879 times.
For many people taking a trip to Florida , a car is often included in the cost of the package, but for some people the thought of driving a strange car in strange country on the wrong side of the road is a little bit daunting. Lots of trave... Viewed 4525 times.
If you have been reading our other “Be prepared…..” articles then you’ll now have decided what you’ll be wearing and what you will be taking. Just got to decide on the other things you might need now. The first thing is a pen! If you a... Viewed 4588 times.
This article follows on from “Be prepared…what to wear to the Parks!” where we looked at the best clothing to be worn. So we’ve got you dressed and ready for action. Now you just need some tools to assist you during the day. Remember y... Viewed 4975 times.
“Be prepared…what to wear to the Parks!” Easy you would have thought, just put on my normal clothes and off we go. Well you can do that, but you will only learn that you can be better prepared. Read the following and see which suggestions just... Viewed 4984 times.
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... Viewed 4057 times.
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