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A peaceful afternoon in Celebration

Celebration has to be one of my most favourite places to visit when I am staying at the villa. Every time we go to Florida, Celebration calls to me: I love to walk down Market Street, from the Post Office, towards the lake, browsing in the shop windo...
Viewed 3183 times since 15 February 2010.

Beyond Disney

Many of our guests come back year after year and it’s not just because they’re addicted to Mickey Mouse and his buddies, although of course many are! There are so many other wonderful places to visit within an hour or so of the theme parks so if you’...
Viewed 2967 times since 6 February 2010.

Ultimate Roller Coasters

Our kids have spent many holidays in Florida so I guess it’s not a great surprise to us that they’re theme park junkies and for them the ultimate thrill is to be found on the many roller coasters on offer. Many people think that the ultimate roller c...
Viewed 2824 times since 5 February 2010.

Renting a Villa in Florida (An owners point of view)

Have you ever considered buying a villa in Florida with a view to renting it out to friends, relatives and other people, not to mention for your own use? It has many pro’s and cons. First of all, let me dispel what most realtors will tell you...
Viewed 5769 times since 13 January 2010.

Evie’s Florida Holiday

Evie’s Florida Holiday Since I was about 3 years old all I wanted to do was go to Florida. I’d constantly watch Disney videos and learn every single word by heart (Beauty and the Beast was my favourite). When I was 5 my mum bought me a compute...
Viewed 3020 times since 9 December 2009.

How to fill in the new Visa Waiver Form – CPB Form 1-94W (05/08)

How to fill in the new Visa Waiver Form – CPB Form 1-94W (05/08) If, like us, you have been travelling to the USA for some years then you will have had to fill in the green Visa Waiver Form each time you enter the country. It can feel pretty d...
Viewed 5009 times since 9 December 2009.

The armadillo in Florida

The Armadillo is a common sight to in Florida; all too often this will be as road kill! Otherwise, you may well come across them in wilder areas and forests or State Parks Its genus name is daspyus which translated from Greek means rabbit. Thi...
Viewed 2709 times since 11 August 2009.

The State Nicknames Part 2

If you take a look at the number plates on cars you will be able to see which state the car originated from. There is usually a nickname associated with each state, and these often have very interesting origins. Here are the nicknames of California, ...
Viewed 2491 times since 5 August 2009.

Why I love Orlando

It is easy to answer that with two words. Theme Parks. But, Orlando has so much more. True it doesn’t have beaches, but if you just want to lie on beach all day and party all night, then you would go to Europe and save a fortune on air fares and car ...
Viewed 3196 times since 28 July 2009.

The best place to view a Shuttle launch

Where the best place to view a Shuttle launch is very much open to debate. Much depends on your own personal preferences and everyone we have spoken to on this topic appears to have a different take. Getting as close as possible seems to be a...
Viewed 3464 times since 8 May 2009.

Buying a Villa in Florida 2

Continuing from our article Buying a Villa in Florida, if you have money to invest, and I know that not many have, but if you have, have a look at the bargains that are currently available in Florida, I know that it’s not nice getting an advantage fr...
Viewed 2955 times since 2 April 2009.

THE HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING

If you are visiting Orlando in late November, you will undoubtedly experience Thanksgiving during your stay. Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays in the USA, and it occurs on the fourth Thursday of November every year. It is a little li...
Viewed 2754 times since 22 March 2009.

LAKERIDGE WINERY AND VINEYARD EVENTS JULY – DECEMBER 2009

If you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, and if you enjoy wine, then here is something which should appeal to you – the Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards. When it first opened in the centre of the citrus growing area it raised a fe...
Viewed 2827 times since 22 March 2009.

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 3388 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 2949 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 2742 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 3148 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 2981 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 3129 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 2862 times since 19 January 2009.

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