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Gliding

Have you ever been to Florida and laid on your sunbed watching the birds soaring and gliding. This is something a friend of ours decided to take one step further and to emulate the birds. We thought he was mad and his wife said, ‘just let me ring the...
Viewed 3465 times since 8 January 2010.

Disney Quest in Downtown Disney

Disney Quest can be found in Downtown Disney, near the House of Blues, and is advertised as an ‘indoor interactive theme park. ’ The original plan was for Disney to open similar projects in various parts of the USA, particularly in large cities and t...
Viewed 3212 times since 6 January 2010.

Cruising on Carnival Glory – Part 3

Following a hectic few days at our villa in Orlando, making sure it was in perfect condition for our next guests we were delighted to be taking a well-deserved break on Carnival Glory – our first cruise on this ship, and our first experience of cruis...
Viewed 2960 times since 6 January 2010.

New Innovations on Cruise Ships

In the twelve years or so that we have been cruising in the Caribbean there have been enormous changes and innovations in cruise ships. When we sailed on ‘Enchantment of the Seas’ in her inaugural season she was regarded as one of the large ships, bu...
Viewed 3318 times since 5 January 2010.

See Mount Dora by Segway

Each time we visit Florida we try to do something or go somewhere new. This year, although we have ridden Segways at Epcot, we decided to head for Mount Dora, a town which we had not visited before. I had booked our Segway Tour via the internet and h...
Viewed 3430 times since 4 January 2010.

Unusual Things To Do in Florida

We all love our visits to Florida with its great Theme and Water Parks the endless shopping and maybe even trips to either coast to soak up even more of the glorious sunshine. However in addition to all this there are other experiences you ma...
Viewed 4754 times since 4 January 2010.

Cruising for the Disabled Part 6 Cruising with RCI

For those who have disabilities, a cruise can provide a great holiday experience. The major cruise lines are doing everything they can to make cruising accessible for all, improving access in staterooms, public rooms and corridors, as well as making ...
Viewed 2949 times since 4 January 2010.

Cruising for the Disabled Part 5 - NCL

A few years ago it might have been difficult for anyone with disabilities to take a cruise. Older ships often had narrow corridors and doorways, small lifts which could not accommodate wheelchairs easily, bathrooms which were unsuitable for wheelchai...
Viewed 3214 times since 3 January 2010.

Zipline Safari in Florida

Something quite new and unique is Zipline Safari, which can be found in St Cloud, just south of Holopaw, off the US 441. ‘Forever Florida’ is a 4, 700 acre wildlife conservation area which has nine unique and quite distinct ecosystems. Here you will ...
Viewed 3178 times since 2 January 2010.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Does your little girl dream of becoming a princess? She does……. . well, why not make her dream come true at the Biddidi Bobbidi Boutique which is located in Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella’s Castle and also at Downtown Disney. With hairstyling, manicures ...
Viewed 3528 times since 1 January 2010.

Cruising - Seasickness Part 2

If you are going on a cruise for the first time and are concerned about feeling seasick then do read my first article on the subject, Cruising - Seasickness Part 1, which should give you some tips for avoiding it. So what do you do if all thi...
Viewed 3174 times since 31 December 2009.

Cruising - Seasickness Part 1

If you have never been on a cruise before – or even if you have – seasickness is something that crosses most of our minds at one time or another. Having been on nearly twenty cruises myself I can honestly say that I have only once felt seasick, and t...
Viewed 3190 times since 31 December 2009.

Horse Drawn Rides around Disney

At Fort Wilderness Resort you can take an old-fashioned, horse-drawn wagon ride which is a forty five minute scenic tour around Disney' s Fort Wilderness Resort. These rides depart at 7:00pm and 9:30pm nightly from the front of Pioneer Hall. ...
Viewed 3079 times since 31 December 2009.

Snowing Nightly at Celebration

I know we don’t go to Florida for snow but during December and early January it “snows” nightly in Celebration whatever the weather. Market Street closes during the afternoon and in early evening preparations start as workers lay a white foam...
Viewed 3538 times since 28 December 2009.

Cruising – Oasis of the Seas

If you are considering combining a trip to that most exciting of places, Orlando, Florida, with a cruise to the Caribbean, then you have a huge choice of ships. One of the largest and newest is Royal Caribbean International’s ' Oasis of the Seas, ' w...
Viewed 3054 times since 10 November 2009.

Cruising – What to do on a Sea Day Part 3

Evening on board a cruise liner is a magical time, especially when you have had a lazy day at sea. The whole ship comes alive as the sun sets over the yardarm, and there are choices to be made, yet again. Inside the ship glitters and glistens, and ta...
Viewed 2962 times since 10 November 2009.

Cruising – What to do on a Sea Day Part 2

So there you are on your first cruise. You have passed a relaxing morning at sea and the afternoon stretches out in front of you. Lunch is over and perhaps its time to sit and sunbathe, or take a dip in one of the pools. As you lie back on your sun l...
Viewed 2688 times since 10 November 2009.

Cruising – What to do on a Sea Day Part 1

If you are planning to cruise for the first time when you visit Florida, you may wonder what there is to do on sea days. Most cruises include a combination of days in port and days at sea, and if you have never cruised before you may not realise what...
Viewed 2796 times since 10 November 2009.

Lake Fishing in Orlando

When we think of Orlando, the images that immediately spring to mind are that of Mickey Mouse, The Disney Parks, Universal and SeaWorld, but did you know that Orlando is known as The Bass Capital of the World? What better way to experience the real F...
Viewed 5351 times since 2 November 2009.

Ice Skating in Kissimmee

Forever interested in finding new things to do and new places to go, some friends suggested we join them and take the children ice skating in Kissimmee. Not the usual thing we include in our many trips to Florida, but sounded a good idea, and a great...
Viewed 3802 times since 2 November 2009.

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