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Do you have to be a child to enjoy Orlando part 3

Do you have to be a child to enjoy Orlando? Absolutely not. There other theme parks to enjoy as well as some other exciting activities for grown ups looking for something different. There is the Kennedy Space Centre. This is a wonderfully edu...
Viewed 2420 times since 31 October 2010.

Do you have to be a child to enjoy Orlando part 2

Do you have to be a child to enjoy Orlando? ? Absolutely not. You do not even have to be a child to enjoy Disney World and all its parks. But for now let me tell you about some of the other parks that are just as much fun for adults as they are for c...
Viewed 2562 times since 31 October 2010.

Do you have to be a child to enjoy Orlando Part 1

Do you have to be a child to enjoy Orlando? Absolutely not. You do not even have to be a child to enjoy Disney World and all it’s parks. First, let me dispel some of the myths about Disney World. It is not Alton Towers only Bigger – not by a long way...
Viewed 2469 times since 31 October 2010.

Why Owners Charge What They Do

Seven years ago we bought a villa in Florida. Wow we thought, us, villa owners, can’t be bad. Then we started to advertise and rent out our piece of heaven. At first we had no idea what to charge so we looked at websites and picked a figure q...
Viewed 2804 times since 31 October 2010.

International Drive

When we first visited International Drive in the late 80s we thought it was just a road full of hotels/motels, how wrong we were. It is impossible to list the many many things there are to do when you visit IDrive (as it is known locally) but...
Viewed 3480 times since 1 October 2010.

US Gas/Petrol stations and filling your car

Generally when you collect your car from your nominated car rental company – book through the car rental section of Orlando Villas for the very best deals, you will drive away with a full tank of petrol/gas. The American ‘gallon’ is 0. 83 of ...
Viewed 7524 times since 31 August 2010.

Advice for taking small children and babies to Orlando.

First, I would always suggest a villa rather than a hotel. Most have cribs, strollers and high chairs and you have so much more freedom than in a hotel room. For example, baby can be put down to sleep in his/her own room while you can have the freedo...
Viewed 3570 times since 8 July 2010.

Planning your trip to Florida

Planning your trip to Florida if you have never been before, may at first feel a little daunting. Apart from the obvious sun clothes and swimsuits do remember to pack some very comfortable shoes – you will be doing a great deal of walking. Also, don’...
Viewed 2823 times since 2 April 2010.

Travelling to the USA

When you are planning your trip to the USA make sure you have all the correct details of the baggage allowance, these have recently been changed and are smaller than they were. If you intend to do lots of shopping some airlines allow you to book extr...
Viewed 2582 times since 8 March 2010.

Cruising for the Disabled Part 7RCI Hearing and Visually Impaired Guests

If you are considering booking a cruise during your stay in Florida, perhaps after an energetic couple of weeks enjoying the parks, but are concerned that you have either a hearing impairment or a visual impairment, then let me put your mind at ease....
Viewed 2239 times since 3 January 2010.

My Favourite Disney Christmas Events

If you are lucky enough to visit Disney in Orlando at Christmastime, then you are in for a real treat. It really is one of my favourite times to visit, and if I had the choice of staying at home in the UK or visiting our beautiful villa in Orlando fo...
Viewed 2344 times since 12 November 2009.

Starting Your Disney Holiday with Baby/Toddler

The whole family has probably been very excited for weeks and cannot wait to start their holiday proper so I am writing this just to highlight procedures when you arrive in Florida. These can be a little stressful because you will have had a long jou...
Viewed 2160 times since 8 November 2009.

Halloween Events – Part 1

If you have never been to Orlando in the Autumn then you will not have experienced the special Halloween events that are put on by many of the parks, throughout September and October. They range from the mild to the positively terrifying – so there i...
Viewed 2657 times since 30 October 2009.

Pool safety tips

Here are Some safety hints and tips to make sure that you enjoy yourselves have fun and avoid accidents. Most Florida homes with private pools will have some security measures in place to safeguard your little children from harm. Most villas ...
Viewed 3506 times since 1 September 2008.

Enjoying the pool safely

Most vacation homes have a private pool for the exclusive use of your party. This is one of the reasons homes are so popular. But there are some safety aspects that should be considered as well as the fun ones. Here are some tips for enjoying...
Viewed 2989 times since 1 September 2008.

Inside Miami Airport and the Miami Airport Hotel

Once inside the main terminal building you can walk from one end to the other, passing each of the concourses in turn, and each concourse has its own array of shops and food outlets. It is generally quite busy, but there are areas where you can sit a...
Viewed 3108 times since 1 September 2008.

Tip for Florida with Kids

Having travelled with kids, here are just a few tips we found made our holiday that little more relaxing. Before you go, buy some Disney Dollars from the Disney Stores and keep giving them as their pocket money – this way they have some mon...
Viewed 4400 times since 1 September 2008.

Pool Safety

When you rent a Florida home, you'll almost certainly get a private pool of your very own to use at the back of the house. Because you're probably not used to having one in your own home, here are some safety hints and tips to make sure tha...
Viewed 3115 times since 1 September 2008.

Sun Safety

You have been dreaming about the holiday for months, you have been at the parks for days so a few days at the beach is a great idea for a chance to relax but remember the sun in Florida is far more powerful than here in the UK so follow some...
Viewed 3388 times since 1 September 2008.

Beach Safety

After a few days at the parks, why not take a trip out to Cocoa Beach or the St Pete’s area which are only about an hours drive away. When we can we spend about 3 days at the beach and then go back to the villa, recharges our batteries and ...
Viewed 3802 times since 1 September 2008.

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