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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 1730 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 1903 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 2224 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 2596 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 2421 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 3161 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 2609 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 2265 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 2226 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 2077 times since 22 January 2012.

Extras to be enjoyed in Orlando

What else can be enjoyed in Orlando apart from theme parks? The answer to that question is simply, so much. Culture and Heritage. Apart from many museums and art galleries, there are often festivals such as the Florida Film Festival, the Fl...
Viewed 2711 times since 30 January 2011.

Fascinating Florida – Part 5

Florida is a fascinating state to visit, with its diverse attractions it can provide the perfect holiday destination, whatever your interests. On March 3rd, 1845 Florida became the 27th state to join the Union. Its capital city is Tallahassee, and it...
Viewed 2506 times since 20 January 2011.

Fascinating Florida – Part 1

The more we visit Florida, the more we learn about this fascinating state. Obviously, it comes as no surprise that Florida, and Orlando itself, attracts more visitors than any other US destination which has theme parks. Walt Disney World entices more...
Viewed 2468 times since 11 January 2011.

Rolling Oaks Common

We were very pleased when this retail/restaurant development opened a couple of years ago as it is only a couple of miles from our villa. It is situated on the 192 about two miles from the 27 and is near the entry/exit for the 429 Toll Ro...
Viewed 4468 times since 7 January 2011.

The State Nicknames – Part 9

Next time you are in Orlando take a look at the number plates on the cars as you drive by. They include the state’s nickname, and each one is different. Minnesota Named after the Minnesota River, Minnesota is nicknamed the North Star S...
Viewed 2407 times since 13 October 2010.

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie – Interesting facts and a recipe Everywhere you go in Florida you will see Key Lime Pie on the menu. It is said to have originated in Key West in the late 1800’s. Legend says that millionaire William Curry had a cook named Aunt Sa...
Viewed 4217 times since 30 September 2010.

DISNEYWORLD FAIRYTALE WEDDING

I would imagine any young girl visiting Disney World, would think that one day they would love to find their prince and get married in Disneyworld after all that’s where the stuff small children dreams are made? Disneyworld over the years hav...
Viewed 3184 times since 29 April 2010.

Thornton Park

If you want a day away from the Theme Parks during your vacation then why not consider Thornton Park? Thornton Park is in Orlando about an hour from your villa near The Parks and has a mix of historical houses that are sure please the eye and...
Viewed 3253 times since 26 February 2010.

Roller Coaster History

Always subjective I know, but Florida must surely be one the world locations known for its fun attractions and superb roller coasters. The roller coaster is built to allow us to experience a few minutes of thrill and to allow us to simply forget ever...
Viewed 3074 times since 21 February 2010.

Shuttle – Last Few Launches

As homeowners we are often asked where to go for the best Shuttle Launch view. This is one of the most exciting, awesome sights you can see whilst visiting Florida. The memory of such power will stay with you for a very, very long time. If you see a ...
Viewed 3091 times since 20 February 2010.

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