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What a trip this was! Part 8

After a delay of nearly 36 hours we are finally on our way to Florida, for our first trip to Orlando. We can’t believe anything can possibly go wrong after all the problems we have had, and we are feeling excited. We have finally taken of...
Viewed 1838 times since 15 July 2011.

What a trip this was! Part 7

Our much anticipated first trip to Orlando has been beset by problems. Our fight has been delayed due to technical problems and we are already 24 hours behind schedule. But we have been accommodated in the Le Meridien Hotel, and really cannot grumble...
Viewed 1845 times since 15 July 2011.

What a trip this was! Part 6

We should have been in Orlando, but instead we have had to overnight in the Le Meridien Hotel in Gatwick Airport, as our ‘plane has experienced technical difficulties and has been severely delayed. We still don’t know when we will be leaving but we a...
Viewed 1783 times since 15 July 2011.

Flying to Florida with US Airways – Part 10

We have flown across the Atlantic in an Airbus 330 from London Gatwick to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and thence to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport with US Airways, en route for a special birthday treat – a Caribbean crui...
Viewed 1716 times since 15 July 2011.

What a trip this was! Part 5

Our flight to Orlando has been delayed – so far, just overnight, and we have been sent to the Le Meridien Hotel. Everything has been arranged surprisingly efficiently, all things considered. It is all credit to the airline that they have ...
Viewed 1750 times since 15 July 2011.

What a trip this was! Part 4

Our first trip to Orlando has been going steadily downhill – and we haven’t even left Gatwick! Our flight has been delayed, and its scheduled departure of 12. 30 haS been put back several times. We have been fobbed off for hours with snip...
Viewed 1623 times since 15 July 2011.

What a trip this was! Part 3

We have arrived at Gatwick Airport en route for Orlando via Gander in Newfoundland. It has been a tortuous time so far, and things are not looking good. The monitors tell us that our flight is delayed, but its only for an hour, so we aren...
Viewed 1856 times since 15 July 2011.

What a trip this was! Part 2

After a pretty disastrous start to our first holiday to Orlando, we are finally settled into our comfortable hotel in Crawley, where we are spending the night before we catch our flight to Orlando tomorrow afternoon. After a pleasant afte...
Viewed 5017 times since 15 July 2011.

What a trip this was! Part 1

Our first trip to Orlando could very well have been our last. So many things went wrong that it is hard to believe that only a few months later we decided to go back, and then buy a villa! It just shows how much we love being in Orlando! ...
Viewed 1869 times since 15 July 2011.

Flying to Florida with US Airways – Part 9

Our flight across the Atlantic is over, and we are waiting for our domestic flight to Fort Lauderdale. We have flown with US Airways on our way to pick up a cruise to celebrate my birthday. Friday, September 3rd, 15. 45 Local ...
Viewed 1728 times since 13 March 2011.

Flying to Florida with US Airways – Part 7

We are on our way to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport via Charlotte, flying with US Airways from London, Gatwick. The first leg of our journey is over and we have landed in Charlotte. Having been through Immigration and Customs, we mus...
Viewed 1797 times since 9 March 2011.

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. Firstly, make sure everyone is wearing comfortable clothes; trackie bottoms and t shirts are fine with a couple o...
Viewed 408 times since 5 March 2011.

The Kia Sorento

For the first leg of our summer vacation last year we flew into Miami having pre-ordered a mid/standard sized SUV(4x4) vehicle from Alamo car rental. We were collected at the airport by a new bus system that all of the major rental companies now shar...
Viewed 2124 times since 8 February 2011.

AMBER Alerts

When we have been driving along the highways in Florida, and particularly around our villa in Orlando, we have often noticed that LED signs along the road are used to make people aware of car registration numbers of people the law enforcement agencie...
Viewed 2542 times since 28 January 2011.

The HOV Lane on the I-95 in Miami

On our regular trips to Miami or Fort Lauderdale, either prior, or following a visit to our beautiful villa in Orlando, we have normally made use of the ‘HOV’ (High Occupancy Vehicle – 2 or more people) lane on the Interstate 95, and have been please...
Viewed 3091 times since 11 January 2011.

Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport is located 6km west of the business district of Tampa. Close by are numerous hotels and two shopping malls, the International Plaza and Bay Street. It is a modern airport designed with a central hub from where passengers a...
Viewed 2995 times since 16 October 2010.

Flying to Tampa with British Airways Part 5

Immigration, Green forms, and silly mistakes. Our British Airways ‘plane has landed safely in Tampa after an excellent flight, and we are quickly off the ‘plane, and soon we will be at our lovely villa in Orlando. We walk down the corridor, t...
Viewed 2289 times since 2 October 2010.

Flying to Tampa with British Airways Part 4

Flying to Tampa with British Airways Part 4 – Movies, chocolate and the Bermuda Triangle We are flying over the Atlantic Ocean on our way to Tampa, Florida, and it’s the first time we have flown to out villa by this route. My second mov...
Viewed 1846 times since 2 October 2010.

Flying to Tampa with British Airways

It never ceases to thrill me to know that we are crossing that huge pond, the Atlantic, on our way to our villa in Florida. For years we were avid watchers of ‘Miami Vice’ and the first time we drove round this amazing city we were just holding our b...
Viewed 2406 times since 2 October 2010.

The State Nicknames Part 3

We have always been fascinated by the different number plates on American cars in Florida, and have seen all but two state plates at the last count. If you take a look at the number plates on cars you will be able to see which state the car originate...
Viewed 2764 times since 23 March 2010.

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