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Pauls Florida Diary Day 5 part1

Well it had been a few days since we had done any of the parks and so thought I was about time we hit Universal Studios once again so this time we decided to visit the islands of adventure but more importantly we were going to make our first visit to...
Viewed 1078 times since 5 August 2015.

Paul’s Florida diary day 4 pm

Paul’s Florida diary day 4 pm We decided to have a little lunch around 3pm and afterwards decided that it had been so hot in the day that we would head back and have a hour or so in the pool and then pick up some form of takeaway for o...
Viewed 1139 times since 24 July 2015.

Paul’s Florida diary Day 4 morning

Paul’s Florida diary Day 4 am. Time for a change today I am informed when I get up. We are going to typhoon lagoon as Karlie has never been no problem there I say I love the Disney water parks plus I think I prefer typhoon lagoon over...
Viewed 1082 times since 24 July 2015.

Pauls Florida diary Day 3 Afternoon into the evening

Pauls Florida diary Day 3 Afternoon into the evening On the way back to the villa we all decide were a little hungry and so decided to check out the Ihop on the way back for a little late lunch having and never been to an Ihop before w...
Viewed 1075 times since 21 July 2015.

Pauls Florida diary Day 3 Morning

Day 3 Morning Yesterday was a very busy day arriving at the parks at 10am and not leaving to gone 6pm in the boiling hot heat so we decided for our second day on holiday to do some thing different maybe even take it easy… or that’s wha...
Viewed 959 times since 21 July 2015.

Changes over 35 years - part 4

Having bought our villa we used to go there twice a year and had started noticing many more changes. Universal Studios had built and opened Island of Adventures and last year added Harry Potter World and this year, the train from Hogwarts School to W...
Viewed 1177 times since 19 December 2014.

Changes over 35 years - part 3

Here we are back again in 1993, all alone, just the two of us. Time is moving on - too fast! Back to the story. Highway 192 now led up to Highway 27 and the area we know as Davenport and Clermont. Villas were starting ...
Viewed 1181 times since 19 December 2014.

Changes over 35 years - part 2

On our next trip we noticed that Highway 192 was getting wider and longer. Motels and restaurants were popping up along the side of the road and we travelled further before coming to countryside again. Still nothing turning left off Highway 192 thoug...
Viewed 1272 times since 19 December 2014.

Changes over 35 Years - Part 1

When we first took our 2 year old daughter to Walt Disney World, it was November 1979. An awful lot has changed since then, I can tell you. Back then you had to buy books of tickets for the rides. Big rides like, Pirates of the Caribb...
Viewed 1211 times since 19 December 2014.

All Change

When you go to the south of America for the very first time, the differences will leave you utterly amazed. This may be a country with which we share a common language, but that is where the similarity ends. You may be used to our nor...
Viewed 1296 times since 14 December 2014.

Keeping in Touch

Owners and sometimes guests who hire a villa for more than a week like to keep in touch with family and friends back home. This seems to be especially prevalent with new Grandparents. As owners ourselves, we always in the past have sp...
Viewed 1383 times since 23 October 2014.

Why so many people visit Orlando

For many people choosing a holiday can be a stressful experience. Trying to balance the needs of the older members of the family with the younger ones can often be hard. Choosing the right location can make all the difference. Orlando has over the ye...
Viewed 1393 times since 23 December 2013.

Things I love about Floridian People

One of the nicest aspects about a holiday in Florida is the people: they are so friendly and helpful to all British people. They love talking about England and how different things are there. As soon as they here a British accent, that is it – you wi...
Viewed 1485 times since 29 November 2013.

What’s New in Orlando 2013

At the time of writing this article, it is almost December 2013 so this could be entitled “What’s new in Orlando 2014”. What will appeal to Harry Potter fans, is that towards the end of 2014 you will be able to take the Hogwarts train...
Viewed 1457 times since 28 November 2013.

My fantasy Orlando Theme park.

If you could build your own theme park, what rides would you put in there? In other words, select your favourite rides from all Disney, Seaworld and Universal. I am going to start by choosing the wonderful safari at Epcot; it is such ...
Viewed 1905 times since 19 April 2013.

Celebrating Christmas in Orlando – Part 4 – Advent calendars and Christmas cards

Whether it is ourselves spending Christmas in our home, or some excited guests, we always try to prepare our home to make it feel welcoming and festive, and we know from guests’ comments that they are always thrilled and overwhelmed by our preparatio...
Viewed 1873 times since 25 January 2013.

Celebrating Christmas in Florida Part 7 - Carols and Christmas music

We love to spend Christmas in our beautiful home in Orlando, Florida, but we usually have to visit before the holiday season as our villa quickly gets booked up. There are many traditions which we enjoy in the UK which we will find in the USA, so we ...
Viewed 1720 times since 18 January 2013.

Celebrating Christmas in Orlando – Part 6

Of course, one of the most important traditions at Christmas, especially for children, is that of Father Christmas. Those travelling to Orlando with children young enough to still believe in this festive character, need have no fears of being unable ...
Viewed 1734 times since 18 January 2013.

Celebrating Christmas in Orlando – Part 5 Christmas Stockings and Candy Canes

We love to spend Christmas in our beautiful home in Orlando, Florida, but we very often get special requests by guests who want to stay in our home, so now we tend to visit prior to Christmas to enjoy all the wonderful traditions in the sunshine, whi...
Viewed 1838 times since 18 January 2013.

Christmas Traditions in the USA – Part 3

All across the 50 states of America Christmas is celebrated in a variety of different ways. Boston is famed for its carol singers who are accompanied by hand bells, whilst in New Orleans a huge ox is paraded around the city, whose street...
Viewed 1853 times since 10 January 2013.

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