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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 1048 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 993 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 1067 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 1177 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 1187 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 1238 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 1115 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 1691 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 1681 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 1535 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 1556 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 1650 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 1667 times since 10 January 2013.

Christmas Traditions in the USA Part 2

With its numerous cultures, the USA has a huge number of traditions which are celebrated at Christmas. That most northerly state, Alaska, celebrates Christmas by carrying a star on a pole from door to door, followed by Herod’s Men, who tr...
Viewed 1480 times since 10 January 2013.

Christmas Traditions in the USA Part 1

We love to spend Christmas in the USA, and particularly in our beautiful villa in Orlando. Christmas is a very popular holiday season all across America, not least in Florida. With its numerous cultures, all of which had their own traditions, there a...
Viewed 1659 times since 10 January 2013.

Changes to the Service Plazas on the Florida Turnpike

If you are lucky enough to have time to drive down to Miami from Orlando then it is likely that you will use the Florida Turnpike, which is an excellent road which runs for just over 312 miles. It passes through 11 counties, and runs through West Pal...
Viewed 1810 times since 1 December 2012.

The snake in Florida.

Snakes are a part of every day life in Florida, we all now that, and in fact there are somewhat around 50 different species that make their home in The Sunshine State (and why wouldn' t they? ) However, very few of you will come across a s...
Viewed 2248 times since 13 September 2012.

The Best thing about Florida

The Best thing about Florida Well guess this is a tough one as there are so many things that are good about Florida, how to come up with a few of my favourites, it takes a whole lot more thought than you might think but here goes! I th...
Viewed 2095 times since 1 August 2012.

STAYING WEST SIDE OF DISNEY - 192/HIGHWAY 27

Since having our villa (from brand new) back in 2003 we have watched Highway 27 and the west side of Disney develop, mature and become vibrant. From open wild land and scattered citrus groves it is now offering so many restaurants – different cuisine...
Viewed 2901 times since 20 June 2012.

The Florida Alligator.

When your mind wanders to thinking about Florida (and mine often does) what comes first to mind? Sunshine, of course, Disney, natuarally. beaches, probably but I wouldn' t mind betting that the next thought to pop in your head is alligato...
Viewed 2297 times since 26 March 2012.

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