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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 941 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 1100 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 950 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 930 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 936 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 1060 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...
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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 1451 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 1216 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 1195 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 1685 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 1400 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 1884 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 2854 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 1760 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 1972 times since 15 July 2011.

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...
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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 1906 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 1853 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 1783 times since 15 July 2011.

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