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Talk American

Considering that we are able to easily understand the basic “ English” that our fellow Americans talk there are lots of differences in many of their words and phrases. Words that we use that have a totally different meaning in American, . Viewed 6259 times since 1 September 2008.

CRUISING DIRECTORY - PART 3

If you have read parts 1 and 2 you are becoming a true cruise expert. Here are a few more essential words for you to digest. Embarkation – this is when you board the ship. Bit like checking in at the airport. By the time you embark, the ship ...
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CRUISING DIRECTORY - PART 2

If you have read Part 1 then you are well on the way to being a cruising buff. But there may still be some words and phrases which are confusing, particularly some technical terms, so I will attempt to confuse you even more……. Aft – this is t...
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CRUISING DIRECTORY - PART 1

If you have decided to book a cruise then it is important that you become familiar with the ‘lingo. ’ It could save you a lot of embarrassment. So here is a light-hearted guide to all the words and phrases you should know, including some of the more ...
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Florida's Loggerhead Turtles

More than 90% of the loggerhead turtle nesting activity in the world occurs on Florida’s beaches, and Florida’s beaches account for one third of the world’s loggerhead turtle population. In 1978 the loggerhead turtle was listed as a threatene...
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CRUISING - THE TENDERING PORTS

When cruising around the Caribbean it is almost inevitable that you will find yourself visiting an island where the ship is unable to dock alongside. Many of the Caribbean islands are very small, and do not have the facilities for the larger cruise s...
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Bird watching in the Theme Parks

One of the many unexpected joys of visiting the theme parks for me is the bird life which abounds there. If you are not a person who loves the rides then the parks still hold many thrills and fun experiences and not the least for me are the m...
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Tampa Bay Ray Devils – the history

On a recent trip to Florida my family decided to experience a professional baseball match. We booked tickets in advance and set off to the Tropicana stadium, St Petersburg, picked up the tickets from the box office and found our seats. Knowing little...
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Pressed Pennies/Quarters at DownTown Disney

There are many souvenirs you can choose from at Walt Disney World, these range from the free ones, like guide maps, to very expensive limited edition figurines and sketches. The souvenirs that our girls started collecting when they were only ...
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Lovebugs

If you are visiting Florida in either late April/May or August/September you may well see some of these amorous creatures. They are not really bugs, but are actually flies (Plecia nearctica) of the family Bibionidae. Lovebugs are known by many names,...
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Home Depot. The big DIY store

So you think B& Q is big, well try Home Depot. As a seasoned veteran of many DIY stores and builders merchants here in the UK I thought I had seen it all. But on a recent trip to our villa in Florida we decided that we would install some ...
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Orlando Waterparks

There are many places to see and activities to do when visiting Florida, some of the best theme parks are the water parks. These tend to be secondary locations for people to go and as such can be a little less crowded. There are many parks, Blizzard ...
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Lakeridge Winery

Why not take the day out to visit a winery; there is one in the Orlando area and well worth a visit it. It was opened in 1989 and has reputedly received over 300 awards To get to it we take hyw 27 and head north into Clermont and towards the ...
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A Florida Quiz

I am sure you love Florida as much as we do, and especially the Orlando area with its wonderful theme parks, and fantastic shopping, not to mention the restaurants. But how much do you actually know about Florida? Take this quiz and find out:<...
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Softball and Baseball Practice Batting Cages – Near the Loop

With us having two boys, aged 12 and 8, we are always looking for new and fun things to do whilst in Florida. We read on the forums that some people had tried out the Softball and Baseball Batting Practice Cages which are situated near the Loop and t...
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What Do You Know About Florida? Part 3

The ‘Sunshine State’ is not only the centre for theme parks like Disney’s Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom, as well as Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, it abounds with flora and fauna, some of which have particula...
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What Do You Know About Florida? Part 2

Of course many of you will already know a little about Florida, the national fruit, the orange, the national flower, the orange blossom, and its nickname, ‘The Sunshine State’, but did you know that ‘Florida’ is Spanish for ‘flower? ’ Hardly s...
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What Do You Know About Florida? Part 1

We all love Florida, and particularly Orlando, but I wonder how many of us know much about this, the ‘Sunshine State. ’ For instance, although Orlando and Disney are the main attraction for millions of visitors, did you know that Florida has 663 mile...
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Tipping In Florida

We have been asked many times about tipping whilst on holiday in Florida. I certainly feel that it is a purely a personal opinion as to what you give. The word tip is considered an acronym for “to insure promptness” but the...
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Fun Spot Action Park

After finding the Fun Spot by accident on our last visit and having had a great time on the go-carts there, we decided to revisit on our recent trip in February this year. Fun Spot is based off International Drive (near Wet and Wild) and has ...
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