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14 days in Orlando - what to do

14 day stays and what to do. Visiting Florida and especially Orlando area is one of the best holidays a family can have. Deciding what to do can become a real headache if you leave it until the last minute. Most people always say if g...
Viewed 1108 times since 23 December 2015.

7 days in Orlando - what to do

When staying in Orlando for less than 14 days most people will have to be very smart as to what they try and pack into their stay. With so much to do and so many places to visit, sometimes choosing what to do and where to go can be a real headache fo...
Viewed 1109 times since 23 December 2015.

The Conversion of a Florida Holiday Sceptic

Paul was not keen on driving from the airport on arrival and although we offered to pick them up he arranged for a driver and for the car to be delivered to the villa. When they arrived, the driver, who we knew, commented that he had ...
Viewed 1139 times since 11 January 2015.

When to visit Orlando

If you wish to travel to Orlando and you are not restricted to the school holidays, then the best time to travel is to avoid Easter, Christmas and the first two weeks of August. At these times the parks and the stores will be heaving with people. Viewed 966 times since 14 December 2014.

Things you may not have thought to buy in Florida

Most people travelling to Florida will be aware or will have been told, that the shopping in America is so much cheaper than in the UK. People often plan their holiday around what they are going to buy; clothes, shoes, handbags, make-up, sun glasses ...
Viewed 1409 times since 17 November 2014.

Preparing for you holiday to Florida

Are you looking to book your first trip to Orlando in Florida? First let me tell you about a few misconceptions. 1. Orlando is not by the sea. Many British people seem to think that Orlando is a seaside destination, whereas it is actually in...
Viewed 1319 times since 22 January 2014.

What to do in Orlando when Christmas is over

What to do in Orlando now that Christmas is over? All the decorations have come down the Christmas trees are all gone the home owners have all taken down their amazing array of lights and the shops and stores have all gone back to normal. Quite a dul...
Viewed 1583 times since 22 January 2014.

Night Time at the Parks - Part 2

Disney’s Hollywood Studios After dark, there is s magnificent laser show called Fantasmic. This is set in a vast arena with plenty of seating. A mountain has been built with a moat around it and at the beginning Micky Mouse appears dre...
Viewed 986 times since 24 December 2013.

Night time at the Parks – Part 1

The theme parks in the day time are spectacular, but at night they really come into their own. Magic Kingdom As soon as it gets dark in the Magic Kingdom, the park comes alive with lights and trolleys selling illuminate...
Viewed 1100 times since 24 December 2013.

Handy Hints for Florida – Part 3

When to visit. If you are not locked into school holidays you have many more options on when to travel. One of the nicest months to travel is May; the weather is beautiful, not too hot and the summer storms have not yet started. It is...
Viewed 949 times since 2 December 2013.

Handy Hints for Florida - Part 2

Wear plenty of sunblock and a hat – sunstroke is very unpleasant and can lay you up for several days in bed. I carry a light coloured umbrella, then I can use it for the sun or the occasional downpours you can get in the summer months. ...
Viewed 931 times since 1 December 2013.

Handy hints for Florida - Part 1

First credit cards. Credit cards are the simplest and best way to pay for everything, food, entertainment, restaurant bills, shopping and such like. In the UK there are only one or two companies that allow you to use your credit card ...
Viewed 907 times since 1 December 2013.

Things in Florida – not available in the UK

Not only are there things available in Florida that are not available in the UK, there are many things that are not available in the UK as cheaply as in Florida. A few things not available in the UK are: Constant sunshine! Salad or...
Viewed 1290 times since 28 November 2013.

A childs view of a perfect day.

This is one of the childrens' idea of a perfect day in Florida. First we get up quite late and have a swim in the pool. Then we have Lucky Charms (which I am never allowed) with sugar on and a milk shake from Mc Donald...
Viewed 966 times since 13 September 2013.

Charter vs Scheduled Airlines - Which is best

Charter Airline v Scheduled Airline. If there is one thing people, especially from the UK, ask when booking their luxury villa in orlando, is what is he best way of getting there. For many the flight is an integral part of their holiday and as such t...
Viewed 1401 times since 9 August 2013.

Virgin Atlantic

Making a choice of what airline to fly with can be almost as important to some as booking their holiday villas. Virgin Atlantic has been operating routes into Florida for many years and offer great availability throughout the year with their services...
Viewed 1220 times since 8 August 2013.

How to make the most of your time in Florida

Many of our guests ask the same question ‘How to best to spend their time in Florida with the limited time they have’. Answering this question can be a personal one and 'no one size fits all plan' suits each family. Yes there are some good tips to st...
Viewed 1132 times since 6 August 2013.

Booking a villa - Last minute or in advance?

In the past many people have looked to book a villa at last minute. With lots of villas to choose from, this was an easy option. Nowadays with less private villas as short- term rentals, choice is lower than it was. With less choice the trend has now...
Viewed 1276 times since 6 August 2013.

My Dream Day in Florida (!)

There is a great series running in one of the sunday newspapers right now that asks celebrities to run through their perfect day. It is so entertaining that I thought I would have a crack at doing my Perfect Florida Day. Though I am no...
Viewed 903 times since 2 July 2013.

Another perfect day in Florida

I had such fun dreaming about my fantasy day in Florida that I decided I would permit myself a sneaky second go. The main destinations for the morning are Legoland, Bok Gardens and Chalet Suzanne. So, since we are heading down the Highway 27...
Viewed 1034 times since 2 July 2013.

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