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Top Tips to make the most of your holiday!

We have been coming to Florida for over 30 years now, and over the years you learn to understand how to squeeze every last bit of enjoyment out of your vacation. First, start your planning early - decide which is the best time for you to go- of cours...
Viewed 1166 times since 17 April 2013.

Food and Drink in Florida.

After the parks and the sunshine (and maybe the shopping) one of the things that people enjoy most about a Florida holiday is the food. The restaurants are very reasonable and usually have a large menu that will please all members of the fam...
Viewed 1157 times since 17 April 2013.

Suggestions for Christmas Presents

One of our favourite ways of spending Christmas (apart from staying at our beautiful villa! ) is to go on a Caribbean cruise. As our villa is normally booked for the Christmas and New Year period, we have often gone on a cruise whilst it is occupied....
Viewed 1561 times since 18 January 2013.

ARainy Day in Orlando pt 2

If theme parks in the rain do not float your boat- pardon the pun- there is always that great fallback shopping! As they say ' When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping' , and thats an experience not to be missed in Orando! The big s...
Viewed 1756 times since 5 July 2012.

A Rainy Day in Orlando pt 1

Orlando and rain are synonymous in the summer months, but mostly it will be a short , sharp shower in the late afternoon to ease the increasing heat and humidity. Often, within minutes, the sun is out and cracking the pavements again. It is rare to g...
Viewed 2061 times since 5 July 2012.

Where is the best place to stay in Orlando.

This is a question that came up on the Orlando Villas forum recently. It caused a bit of a stir as every body feels that their area is the best. But, the honest answer to that is they ALL are the best, depending on what your requirements are. ...
Viewed 7498 times since 18 February 2012.

The right age for Disney

I am often asked what is the perfect age to take a child to Disney World. This is a very difficult question to answer. A great deal will depend on the child and how they view the world. For example: a very nervous, clingy child may be terrified of se...
Viewed 3036 times since 15 December 2011.

Packing for your Holiday

I must admit that when you stay at a villa it is so much easier to pack for your holiday. All villas will be equipped with a washing machine, tumble drier ironing board and iron so there is no need to take loads of clothes. However my daughter does n...
Viewed 4815 times since 2 November 2011.

Things to do if it rains in Orlando

What to do on a rainy day in Orlando? A good question. If it is in the height of the summer then you will probably get a short sharp shower at some time in the day. As long as you remember to bring a shower mac (or you can buy ponchos in all the them...
Viewed 2904 times since 13 September 2011.

A Holiday in Orlando

A holiday in Orlando is not just about the theme parks, but they are great! The whole atmosphere of excitement that you see in the faces of the children about to meet Mickey Mouse for the very first time is unbelievable. The whole thing is just so sp...
Viewed 2456 times since 26 August 2011.

What to Pack in your Hand Luggage

We are off to our villa shortly and my mind has had to focus on what and where to pack for the holidays. First priority has to be what to put in hand luggage. Some airlines are getting quite tough on the weight limit of hand luggage we ar...
Viewed 3162 times since 18 May 2011.

Breakfast in your villa

Breafast in your vacation villa; what could be nicer than the first meal of the day by the pool? And where else could you take breakfast in your jammies (or bikini after a refreshing swim? First of all, your preparations will start the da...
Viewed 2924 times since 5 March 2011.

Last Day of the Holidays (3)

Many visitors from the United Kingdom to Orlando have an early/late evening flight home. As we often travel with Virgin Atlantic we usually go to Downtown Disney and at the Virgin check in we check in our baggage and receive our boarding cards. The c...
Viewed 2424 times since 3 February 2011.

What to expect of your Orlando holiday.

For first time travellers to Orlando who want to visit Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and all the other attractions, it may be a completely unknown experience. For instance, I am often asked by guests wishing to book my vil...
Viewed 2644 times since 20 January 2011.

Celebrating Christmas in Florida – Part 2 Giving and Making

Our many trips to our villa at Christmas have always been enjoyable, and we have delighted in the similarities as well as the differences of celebrating this festive season in another country, similar though it may seem to our own. Of cou...
Viewed 2452 times since 15 January 2011.

Celebrating Christmas in Florida – Part 1

We love to celebrate Christmas in our beautiful villa in Orlando, when it is not occupied by our lucky guests, and we do not miss any of the traditional aspects of a British Christmas. Although Christmas customs and traditions vary across America, th...
Viewed 2287 times since 15 January 2011.

Money Saving Tips for Planning your Vacation

When we first visited Orlando we had a package holiday that included a charter flight and stay at a hotel. I must admit for first time visitors this is a great way initially of getting to know Florida and Disney. However after this until we bought ou...
Viewed 2684 times since 11 January 2011.

Sanford v Orlando International Airports

As a regular traveller to Orlando and having used both Orlando International (McCoy or MCO) and Orlando Sanford (SFB) I can honestly say that for me, Sanford, although further out from Orlando and the attractions, is a far superior airport experience...
Viewed 7337 times since 6 January 2011.

Top Rollercoaster and Rides - Florida

Since I last wrote my guide to the Rollercoasters and rides of Florida (back in 2005) there has been a lot of development and the inclusion of some World beating rollercoasters. What really impresses me with Florida is the way they re-invest a lot of...
Viewed 3275 times since 14 December 2010.

which month for the best weather?

People often ask me when the best time of Year is to visit Florida. Due to the perfect weather and climate throughout the Year, Florida is one of the Worlds best all Year round destination. Florida has on average over 280 days of sunshine per Year an...
Viewed 6601 times since 13 December 2010.

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