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New York – Lake George

If you visit New York during winter then Lake George is a good place for a weekend winter getaway. Once the lakes freeze and the trees have a snow blanket it’s time to embrace the winter season. You will find downhill skiing and snowboarding, over 20...
Viewed 738 times since 2 June 2016.

Automated Passenger Control Booths at MCO

The self service kiosks or automated passenger control booths, APC for short, were introduced at Orlando International Airport in the last two or three years and certainly seem to have speeded up the transit through immigration. In order to use the t...
Viewed 1158 times since 18 January 2016.

Travelling to Orlando with young children

Many people ask me what the right age is to travel to Florida. Where there is never going to be a right or wrong answer to this question (due to different people’s perspective). All I would tell people is there are ways you can ensure children don’t ...
Viewed 703 times since 23 December 2015.

New Restrictions on Hand Luggage

A lot has been written and reported about the new restrictions on hand baggage. As far as Florida goes, there a few things to bear in mind. First, keep in mind that you are going to be on the aircraft for about nine and half hours goi...
Viewed 764 times since 21 August 2015.

Is upgrading your seats on the flight worth it?

Flights are one of the largest outlays you will need to factor in when wanting to holiday in Florida. For most the flight is part of the holiday experience and because of this we often get asked if it is worth upgrading the seats on the flight. Econo...
Viewed 899 times since 9 July 2015.

A California Wine Valley Tour Part 2

The first vineyard we visited was the Martinelli Vineyard which was a small family run winery. It was built into the hillside and we were were told of some of the challenges of growing grapes on a terraced hillside rather than in the more traditional...
Viewed 1060 times since 16 January 2015.

The Mansions of Newport RI Pt 4

The Marble house was situated much further along Bellevue Avenue than the two properties we had previously visited and on our journey to the mansion we passed many other properties we would like to visit on another trip. The Marble Ho...
Viewed 915 times since 10 January 2015.

The Mansions of Newport RI Pt 3

When we left The Elms we decided to head for The Breakers, home of the Vanderbilt family and built by Cornelius Vanderbilt who had made his fortune in shipping and railroads. Our stroll to The Breakers took us further down Bellevue Av...
Viewed 893 times since 10 January 2015.

The mansions of Newport RI Pt 2

Following The Servants Life Tour and our stroll around the grounds of The Elms, we returned to the grand entrance of the house and presented our tickets to tour the mansion. The tour took the form of an audio guide which meant we could spend as littl...
Viewed 895 times since 10 January 2015.

The mansions of Newport RI Pt 1

We had visited Newport Rhode Island several years ago but only for the day and on this occasion were disappointed that we could take the mansion tour as due to its popularity it was fully booked and we resolved to visit again sometime in the future a...
Viewed 1018 times since 10 January 2015.

Lake Placid, New York. Pt 4

The Olympic Passport includes a visit to the ski area at Little Whiteface Mountain with a ride up the Cloud Splitter Gondola and admission to the Veterans Memorial Highway where we could drive to the top of Whiteface Mountain. It took us another half...
Viewed 1144 times since 10 January 2015.

Lake Placid, New York. Pt 3

It was a short car journey to Mount Van Hoevenberg and the Olympic Sports Complex. This is the home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic in ground bobsled run, which, in 2010 was placed on The National Register of Historic Places. The site now also houses th...
Viewed 1400 times since 10 January 2015.

Lake Placid, New York. Pt 2

The first stop on our Olympic Passport tour was The Olympic Museum, housed in The Olympic Centre. A trip to the museum was on our ' to do' list as was a trip to Whiteface Mountain but we hadn' t realized that we would be able to visit other Olympic v...
Viewed 1170 times since 10 January 2015.

Lake Placid, New York. Pt 1

The village of Lake Placid, New York is situated in the Adirondack Mountains not far from the U. S. border with Canada. Along with Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake it makes up the Tri Lake region of the Adirondacks. Those of you old enoug...
Viewed 1155 times since 10 January 2015.

Thomson Premium Club seating upgrades

If you have ever flown to Orlando or Miami from the UK you will be used to the poor standard of some of the economy seating on offer. Many economy seats on the scheduled or charter airlines are cramped which offer little in the way of space, decent f...
Viewed 1631 times since 9 April 2013.

Two centre stay options

When looking to book a stay in Florida a lot of people do not realise that Florida it is a great location to journey further afield or maybe use the base as part of a two centre holiday. For many years we have been to Florida and also used the locati...
Viewed 1350 times since 9 April 2013.

Travelling to Florida for the First Time?

Once you have booked your flights and villa you need to make sure that you will be able to travel and so you will need to sort out your visa. Most holiday makers will probably travel on the visa waiver scheme and will need to apply for an ESTA, howev...
Viewed 1856 times since 20 January 2012.

All aboard!

So at long last you are on the plane; you will be on board for almost 9 hours so a little preparation is a jolly good idea. Particularly if you have children with you! Firstly, make sure everyone is wearing comfortable clothes; trackie bo...
Viewed 2795 times since 31 December 2011.

What a trip this was! Part 10

After a delay of 36 hours we have completed the first leg of our flight to Orlando, via Gander in Newfoundland. Now we are about to fly down the eastern seaboard towards Florida and Orlando International Airport. We have had a short but ...
Viewed 1731 times since 15 July 2011.

What a trip this was! Part 9

We have finally landed at Gander Airport, Newfoundland after a long delay at Gatwick Airport – 36 hours after our journey should have begun, on this, our first trip to Orlando in Florida. There is a cheer from the passengers as our aircra...
Viewed 1935 times since 15 July 2011.

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