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Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 12

So finally we have arrived at our destination Port Orleans on our first ever trip to Disney and indeed our very first ever trip to the USA. We arrive at the check-in desk and are greeted by a very polite and happy receptionist not quit...
Viewed 627 times since 17 October 2017.

Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 11

We all in the van all buckled up and ready to go, I ask if we got some quarters because it said in the guidebook that Alamo gave us we will need to small change for the tolls on the road quarters and dollar bills. Here we go my wife gi...
Viewed 554 times since 11 October 2017.

Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 10

At last we are finally at the front of the queue for the car hire we approach the desk with our pre-booked car hire paperwork, the salesperson looks at the paperwork and starts his sales speech, how many in your party 4 adults and 4 children Oh he sa...
Viewed 597 times since 11 October 2017.

Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 9

So we're through the immigration area after what seems like ages were no so close to actually enjoying our holiday not still not quite there, now all we have to do is collect our cases but as this is Orlando International airport it's not quite that ...
Viewed 540 times since 11 October 2017.

Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 8

I ask my wife has she filled in the visa waiver forms correctly I always let her do this because her writing is much neater than mine, yes she says, quickly checks through it. You wait in a big arrival areal everyone on the flight want...
Viewed 634 times since 11 October 2017.

Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 7

At last, after your long journey you have landed safely at the airport, your plane taxis along to the point at which they can attach the stand so everyone can get off and collect their luggage and passport control or more correctly immigration contro...
Viewed 616 times since 11 October 2017.

Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 6

After watching 2 or 3 films a lot of the flight has gone and its not long before you're approaching the descent into Orlando airport we were given a quick bite to eat a muffin and coffee or tea, as this was our first long-haul flight it had seemed qu...
Viewed 689 times since 11 October 2017.

Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 5

The pilot throttle up the engines they make such a sound our youngest son never really liked this bit and to this day in his twenties he still doesn’t like this bit and soon after your hurling down the runway and to this day I still wonder how such a...
Viewed 560 times since 9 October 2017.

Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 4

We arrive at the desk as our row has been called, a quick check of our boarding cards and passports and were through and in the covered walkway to the airplane, this is where the excitement begins as this was our first transatlantic flight we were al...
Viewed 565 times since 9 October 2017.

Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 3

Our boarding passes in our hand we entered the departure lounge with little fuss the security Pre 9/11 was much more relaxed your hand luggage went through the scanner and you had to walk through the metal detector but it was very much more relaxed t...
Viewed 592 times since 9 October 2017.

Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 2

Right so we have chosen the destination the hotel, the airline and the airport and even the amount of luggage that we are taking all we need now is to arrange our traveller's cheques, yes that’s right I said travellers cheques in those days everyone ...
Viewed 574 times since 9 October 2017.

Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 1

It is some years ago now but I can still vividly remember our very first trip to Florida as we had never taken a holiday that was as far away as Florida we decided that as this was to be a very special trip for us that we would go with my sister and ...
Viewed 648 times since 9 October 2017.

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 1325 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 1857 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 1255 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 1281 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 1529 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 1635 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 1407 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 1381 times since 10 January 2015.

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