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The State Nicknames – Part 7

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 3344 times since 11 October 2010.

The State Nicknames Part 5

Never having visited the States before, on our first trip to Florida we were fascinated to see that all the cars had license plates which showed their state of origin. Of course, Florida is a magnet to holidaymakers from all over the USA so on our fi...
Viewed 3269 times since 11 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 4980 times since 30 September 2010.

‘Show me the way to Armadillo’......with apologies to Tony Christie!

The first time I saw an armadillo it was not a pretty sight. We were driving down the Florida Turnpike on our way to pick up a cruise from Fort Lauderdale when there it was, lying at the side of the road – flattened. Road kill we would call it. <...
Viewed 4158 times since 30 September 2010.

Flying to Tampa with British Airways - Part 2

Part 2 Why do I always set off the alarms? Retail therapy completed, we make our way to the gate. It’s a fairly long walk but we get there in the end and are surprised that the departure lounge is not as full as usual. At the entrance we are ...
Viewed 3235 times since 19 September 2010.

Florida Facts and Figures

We all know and love the state of Florida, but here are some facts you may not know: Florida was the 27th state to be admitted to the United States on March 3rd 1845. The state has 67 counties and covers 58, 560 square miles. Florida h...
Viewed 3850 times since 11 August 2010.

My favourite things to do in Orlando

My favourite things to do in Orlando I have been going to Orlando on and off for 30 years now and since buying a villa there seven years ago, I have been going at least once every year. I love everything about Orlando as I would be bored to de...
Viewed 3851 times since 8 July 2010.

Why I love a holiday in Orlando

Why do I love holidaying in Orlando? Well the obvious answer to this is the theme parks, but there are so many other reasons too. The whole atmosphere of excitement that you see in the faces of the children about to meet Mickey Mouse for the ...
Viewed 3211 times since 8 July 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 3595 times since 29 April 2010.

Robert Ripley.

If you have visited Florida, it is likely that you have visited a Ripleys Believe It Or Not Museum. These are located in Orlando, St Augustine, Newport, Key West and Panama Bay. The Ripley behind this attractions name was one Robert Leroy Rip...
Viewed 3593 times since 12 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 3640 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 3518 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 3552 times since 20 February 2010.

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 3795 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 3588 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 3356 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 6218 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 3714 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 6460 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 3246 times since 11 August 2009.

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