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Seasons in Florida

It has long been assumed that Florida is one long summer, but that is no longer true. Although it is a tropical region (remember it is not very far from the Caribbean and only a short boat trip from Hawaii and The Bahamas) it has gone through quite a...
Viewed 3081 times since 15 December 2011.

An owners 'holiday'part 2.

So now it is day two of our holiday and time to really get cracking. Chores are pretty much divided in our family; Dad does the Do it Yourself chores and Mum tackles the deep clean. . On the maintenance list is usu...
Viewed 3196 times since 3 October 2011.

An owners holiday.

You will notice that ' holiday' in the title is in quotes and that is with good reason since an owners time in the villa is only ever part vacation. My guests often ask me what we do during our holidays in Florida and so I hought I ...
Viewed 2955 times since 3 October 2011.

Speed of the creation of Orlando.

Once upon a time, as all good stories start, there were the Everglades. Slowly but surely some real estate was built and small communities grew up. Nothing much changed for a very long time until one day a man called Walt Disney decided tha...
Viewed 2926 times since 31 January 2011.

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 3070 times since 30 January 2011.

Fascinating Florida – Part 4 Miami

We usually visit our beautiful villa in Orlando several times a year, but we sometimes fly into Miami before driving up the Turnpike to Orlando. Miami, that melting pot of cultures is still a popular city to spend a vacation. With its ecl...
Viewed 2932 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 2789 times since 20 January 2011.

Celebrating Christmas in Florida Part 3 – The Christmas Tree

One of the most traditional aspects of Christmas is the Christmas tree, and we did wonder when we first visited our beautiful home at Christmas what we would find, and whether this most important symbol of the festive season would be obtainable. Viewed 3013 times since 20 January 2011.

Christmas in Orlando – Part 2 Giving and Making

Our many trips to our villa at Christmas have always been enjoyable, and we have delighted in the similarities as well as the differences of celebrating this festive season in another country, similar though it may seem to our own. Of co...
Viewed 3001 times since 20 January 2011.

The State Nicknames – Part 13

Whenever we visit our beautiful villa in Orlando we always notice the different license plates on the cars as they show each state’s nickname. These nicknames reflect the history, geography, industry and people, and provide an interesting insight int...
Viewed 3006 times since 16 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 2787 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 4621 times since 7 January 2011.

Beauty in the parks.

In our hurry to rush around the theme parks, trying to get everything done in one day, we often miss out on the beauty in the parks. Being very lucky owners of a villa in Orlando, all our holidays are spent in Florida so there is never any rush and w...
Viewed 3377 times since 23 December 2010.

Is Florida still a good deal? Oh, Yes!

There has been a lot of talk lately concerning “Is Florida getting too expensive since the start of the recession”. Well where hasn’t”. Yes of course prices have increased but then they have every where, no more so than here in the UK. I find it hard...
Viewed 3006 times since 23 December 2010.

Decorated Homes at Christmas

When it comes to Christmas decorations, nobody does it better than our American cousins. But it is the way they decorate their houses at Christmas time that makes the festive season so special. This task takes place usually on the weekend af...
Viewed 4783 times since 2 December 2010.

Where exactly is Orlando?

Most of us who visit Orlando spend our time at the theme parks and shopping malls, with a fleeting glimpse of other parts of the city on our way to or from the airport. Somehow it does not feel like a city, more a collection of suburbs and business p...
Viewed 3230 times since 15 November 2010.

The State Nicknames – Part 11

Visiting Florida we are always fascinated to see the huge number of different license plates on cars, particularly in the car parks at Disney or Universal. These number plates reflect the history, geography and people of the states and each display a...
Viewed 3177 times since 16 October 2010.

The State Nicknames Part 10

Whenever we visit our villa in Orlando, we cannot help but notice the fascinating number plates on cars which show the state where they are registered. Each number plate shows the state’s nickname, and these nicknames provide a fascinating snapshot o...
Viewed 2966 times since 15 October 2010.

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 2680 times since 13 October 2010.

The State Nicknames – Part 6

On our trips to Florida we have always been fascinated by the licence plates on cars which display each state’s nickname. These nicknames reflect the character and history of each state and offer an interesting insight into them, and we are always am...
Viewed 3134 times since 13 October 2010.

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