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 5148 times.
When you get to Florida lots of families want to maximise the time spent at Parks – you can always sleep when you get home!
I must admit when the girls were small we did not stay out all day at the Parks because they just became very tire... Viewed 5438 times.
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 4839 times.
The uneventful flight from the UK into Orlando International airport is finally over. I am now on my merry way proceeding south along the SR417 also known as Central Florida Greenway this is my favorite route, easy to navigate and within half an hour... Viewed 5350 times.
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 4357 times.
Once you have seen how vast the areas of Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios are, you will realise that you are going to be on your feet for HOURS. Walking around seeing things, standing in queues waiting to go on the rides all take th... Viewed 4857 times.
So where else can you save money without feeling like you are doing with out?
One of the easiest ways is on eating out. In Orlando you can eat some of the very best food at very cheap establishments. For example, a really good steak with ... Viewed 5069 times.
Some people have the ready cash to enjoy a holiday in Orlando any time they wish, but for most people it is the holiday of a lifetime that they have saved for over a long period of time.
It is possible to holiday on a budget and still have ... Viewed 4699 times.
In the theme parks there are many ways of getting the best out of them.
Take advantage of the Fast Pass tickets at the theme parks to avoid too much queuing. Eat lunch out of the usual times as the restaurants are over flowing between twelv... Viewed 4458 times.
There are many ideas that will make your holiday in Orlando really special and the holiday of a lifetime.
If you can manage it, book a premium economy seats or seats with extra leg room, it makes quite a difference.
Book the best vill... Viewed 4585 times.
Some good planning in advance can save a lot of time when on holiday in Orlando. This is a holiday where time management will enable you to see everything.
If you need a cot or high chair at your villa, make sure you have ordered this and h... Viewed 4842 times.
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 4761 times.
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 4436 times.
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 4389 times.
Florida and the magic of the Theme Parks brings visitors back year after year. I thought I would put some money saving tips I have learnt over the years in this guide. I have also written “Money Saving Tips for Planning your Holiday” as another guide... Viewed 5148 times.
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 4576 times.
Every time we visit the Parks I seem to think of a tip I must remember for our next visit to Orlando.
If you going to visit a Park more than once in a year investigate buying an Annual Pass. I am not sure if non residents can do this for ... Viewed 5342 times.
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 13113 times.
I am as mystified as the majority of people on the subject of Global Warming, but one thing I do know is that the further north you live in America, the colder it gets. It follows then that to recharge the batteries in the warm sunshine, a vi... Viewed 5617 times.
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 5466 times.
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