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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 2143 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 1991 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 1976 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 2121 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 2149 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 1907 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 2103 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 2465 times since 1 December 2012.

All Change at Christmas

After Thanksgiving everything changes in Orlando – Christmas is on its way. And what a superb effort everyone makes. In the shops you are serenaded with continual Christmas music and smells of Christmas spices. Summer goods make way for d...
Viewed 3141 times since 14 November 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 2878 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 2631 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 3399 times since 20 June 2012.

Silver Moon Drive In Movie Theatre

Located in Lakeland, Florida the Silver Moon Drive in Theatre is definitely a 1950’throw back that is definitely worth a visit. It opened its doors (or gates) in April 1948 and is still going strong today, Located at 4100 US Highway 92, F...
Viewed 2896 times since 14 May 2012.

Peanut Butter Pie

American Peanut Butter Pie is one of those typically State side desserts that you will probably have tried on your holidays in Florida. This is as easy as cheesecake to make and in truth, all our friends are bored with cheesecake anyway! ...
Viewed 2656 times since 24 April 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 2808 times since 26 March 2012.

Walt Disney World, did you know that....?

Disney World never, ever has any “lost children” at their theme parks. It is the parents that are lost! Cast members undergo special training to make sure that children who become separated from their parents are made to feel comfortable. This way is...
Viewed 2509 times since 1 February 2012.

Often asked questions part 2

Can I book 2 or more villas together? This is usually asked by people who think that Orlando Villas are a management company that run all the villas on behalf of the owners. This is not true. All the owners advertise independently on the site a...
Viewed 2403 times since 22 January 2012.

Often asked questions

As a villa owner I am asked many questions by holiday makers about villa rental and associated questions about Florida. I shall try and answer some of those now so you will be better informed when you are trying to wade through all the offers you wil...
Viewed 2260 times since 22 January 2012.

Two Countries Separated By A Common Language And Other Differences - Part 2

I once wanted to buy some cotton wool at a drug store and completely confused the assistant who asked me if I wanted cotton or wool. I had to describe what I wanted, which is apparently cotton. I said that we sewed with cotton, to which he replied, w...
Viewed 2470 times since 19 January 2012.

Two Countries Separated By A Common Language And Other Differences

If you have never been to the United States of America before, you will find some very unusual differences, in particular, the language. Most of what we say to each other is very obvious and the main difference is the pronunciation, but sometimes it ...
Viewed 2679 times since 19 January 2012.

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