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Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf – Summer Course

The tale behind this wonderful miniature golf is that on a moonlit Christmas Eve Santa Claus found the ideal spot for a vacation for both himself and Mrs Claus. It turned out to be Blizzard Beach. In no time at all Santa and Mrs Claus had moved their...
Viewed 3066 times since 15 February 2009.

Florida’s Festivals - Part 2

Florida is more than just theme parks and beaches, attractive as both may be in different ways. In an earlier article I gave you some idea of the local and state festivals that abound throughout the year in west central Florida. And now I will give y...
Viewed 2627 times since 6 February 2009.

Florida’s Feast of Festivals - Part 1

Any visitor to Florida will be aware of the abundance of entertainment available, especially in the Orlando area. Here can be found the more obvious attractions including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, Sea World and ma...
Viewed 2460 times since 6 February 2009.

Mary Queen of the Universe

When on holiday in central Florida one of our favourite shopping experiences is a visit to Orlando Premium Outlets, just off International Drive on Vineland Avenue. The number of times we have passed the Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine without so m...
Viewed 2869 times since 5 February 2009.

Parmesan Chicken; American style.

When my guests return from their Florida holiday they often mention how much they have enjoyed eating Parmesan Chicken in the restaurants. This can be made in a healthier way than traditional American deep fried chicken but has the same more-ish cris...
Viewed 2683 times since 28 January 2009.

American Pumpkin Pie

Last time we were in Florida the place was awash with tottering piles of golden pumpkins and it got me thinking on our return of using these wonderful vegetables. Of course, everyone thinks first of that all American Pumpkin Pie. This is almo...
Viewed 2808 times since 19 January 2009.

Pumpkin puree and pumpkin spices

Pumkins are a huge part of the American diet and they find many a various uses for the glut that are harvested in the autumn (or fall as they would have it)The glut of pumpkins is perfectly timed to tie in with Halloween and Thanksgiving and for us f...
Viewed 2549 times since 19 January 2009.

PECAN PIE

It is always nice to have a slice of Pecan Pie when we are in Florida and it is an easy dish to make at home! This is the recipe for a traditional pecan pie This is very much like our own treacle tart but the pecans add a more dinner party or ...
Viewed 2893 times since 19 January 2009.

American Pumpkin Soup

When the nights get colder and your family arrive home damp and shivering what better food to put before them than a steaming bowl of pumkin soup. This is a firm favourite in Florida; particularly when they are thinking of ways to use up thei...
Viewed 2693 times since 19 January 2009.

Americam Muffins

American muffins are absolutely nothing like an English muffin, which I am sure you have discovered in your visits to Florida. The name muffin comes from the French word for soft bread and it has been re designed in different ways either side...
Viewed 4040 times since 19 January 2009.

Fun at Night in Orlando

There is so much to do in Orlando at night time. One of our favourite nighttime activities is going to Magic Kingdom at night and enjoying the fireworks as well as some of the rides. You will find that even the rides take on a different feel than bei...
Viewed 3128 times since 17 January 2009.

Celebrating Adult Birthdays in Orlando

When you visit the Disney Parks be sure to go to Guests Relations as you enter the park and tell them it is your birthday. You will be given a ' Today' s My Birthday' badge to wear. Throughout the day Cast Members (and other visit...
Viewed 6608 times since 17 January 2009.

PERFECT AMERICAN PANCAKES

If you holiday in Florida you will be sure to have had American pancakes for breakfast. They are really easy to make and are a special breakfast for family and friends. INGREDIENTS Scant five ounces of milk Two teaspoons ...
Viewed 3027 times since 13 January 2009.

Things to Do at Thanksgiving

Disney is a great place to celebrate Thanksgiving and here are a few ideas. If you like to people watch as well as eating go to one of the hotels. You can spend many an hour before or after your meal relaxing and watching the world go by in a...
Viewed 3223 times since 3 January 2009.

History of Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport is one of the busiest in the world, and it is the main hub for Delta flights, both domestic and international. If you fly with Delta to Orlando International Airport, then you will most likely land at ...
Viewed 3344 times since 1 January 2009.

A HISTORY OF MOUNT DORA

On a recent visit to our beautiful villa in Orlando we discovered a new and interesting place which is off the beaten track. Mount Dora is a fascinating and historical town just north of Apopka. It was founded in the late 19th century, when it was se...
Viewed 4160 times since 31 December 2008.

THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS - PART 2

One of the most important holidays in the USA calendar is Thanksgiving, which takes place on the fourth Thursday in November, every year. It is a great time for families to join together to celebrate, and to give thanks for, everything they have. Dat...
Viewed 2703 times since 30 December 2008.

THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS - PART 1 TURKEY

Thanksgiving takes place in the USA on the fourth Thursday in November, every year. It is a time when families gather together to celebrate and to give thanks for everything they have. It is one of the most important National holidays and dates back ...
Viewed 2884 times since 30 December 2008.

The Museum of Discovery and Science

If ever you visit Fort Lauderdale and you have a few hours to spare then one place I can fully recommend is The Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale was built to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children...
Viewed 3018 times since 29 December 2008.

Fort Christmas

Looking for a different day out in Florida, then we would thoroughly recommend Fort Christmas. This is an easy thirty minute drive from the Orlando area, in the direction of Titusville (please either use a sat-nav or get more accurate directions than...
Viewed 2344 times since 29 December 2008.

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