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St Augustine Trolley Bus

On our first trip to St Augustine we decided initially to go on the Trolley bus to see all the attractions in the area and decide where we wanted to visit over the next couple of days. There are two trolley bus tours in St Augustine and we we...
Viewed 3314 times since 7 January 2010.

Mount Dora to Tavares – by Train

The plan for our visit to Mount Dora had been to take a picnic for lunch, which would then be followed by our Segway excursion, booked for 2 o’clock, and then after a stroll around the town we would get a meal at a restaurant before viewing the Chris...
Viewed 3368 times since 4 January 2010.

Tips for travelling with young children

Here are some tips which might help to make the long flight to, or from, Orlando pass in a less stressful way if you are travelling with young children and toddlers. Hand luggage Let them have their own piece of hand luggage. Th...
Viewed 3028 times since 16 April 2009.

Gulf Coast Beaches close to Orlando

Florida is renowned for having some of the best beaches in the USA. Many are beautiful, with soft white sand, easily accessible and with good facilities. With the year round sunshine everyone can enjoy the smooth, silky sand and the gentle warm water...
Viewed 13340 times since 11 April 2009.

The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are located in the south westerly region of Florida and consist of approximately 1700 islands beginning 15 miles south of Miami. The islands divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy a tropical climate. Key West is actual...
Viewed 4021 times since 11 April 2009.

Virgin Atlantic, Economy or Premium?

We have flown by many of the carriers to Florida but by choice, we choose Virgin Atlantic, having flown many times in the economy cabin, we now choose Premium for several reasons. I am quite a broad man and in economy, my width imposes itself...
Viewed 4192 times since 8 March 2009.

FLYING TO ORLANDO WITH DELTA Part 2

Our flight from London Heathrow with Delta has been delayed, and the journey has been slow due to strong headwinds. We land at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the busiest in the world, ready to catch our connection down to Or...
Viewed 2740 times since 2 March 2009.

Key West Express

On our trip to Florida at the end of December we decided we would like to see Key West. After some research we chose Key West Express ferry. As we were visiting friends in Rotonda West first, Key West Express fitted in nicely with our plans. We made ...
Viewed 2638 times since 25 January 2009.

How to be comfortable, or even sleep, on a long flight

General Comfort Firstly try, if you can, to book a seat which will give you either leg room (an aisle seat) if you want to be able to stretch out and be comfortable, or a window seat if you plan to sleep. Wear comfortable, loose...
Viewed 2854 times since 10 January 2009.

ESTA and changes to the Visa Waiver Programme from 12th January 2009

Travelling to the USA in 2009 – Important Changes to the Visa Waiver Programme effective from 12th January 2009. From January 2009 a new system is being introduced by the U. S Department for Homeland Security for entry into the U. S. A to eve...
Viewed 2557 times since 3 January 2009.

Flying with Delta to Orlando Part 1

Many people choose to fly direct to Orlando, but as we visit our home regularly we use a variety of airlines to get us there, including American carriers. This Christmas we decided to fly with Delta who fly to Orlando via Atlanta in Georgia, as they ...
Viewed 2561 times since 2 January 2009.

DRIVING ALONG THE LOOP, ORMOND PART 2

Back on the highway, the oak trees spread their boughs across the road, making a leafy canopy where the dappled sun spreads shafts of light onto the ground. It is a beautiful cool, shady tunnel to drive through. You can stop and take a peep at the ru...
Viewed 2952 times since 2 January 2009.

DRIVING ALONG THE LOOP, ORMOND. PART 1

The Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail includes some of the most beautiful scenery to be found in north east Florida. Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, it offers diverse landscapes, and a quiet, peaceful drive with plenty to see and do. As you drive al...
Viewed 2634 times since 2 January 2009.

Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

If you fly to Florida with the American carrier, Delta, it is highly likely that you will make your first landfall at Atlanta International Airport, otherwise known as Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). This huge airport ...
Viewed 3620 times since 31 December 2008.

Flying to Orlando via Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Searching for flights to Orlando one Christmas we happened upon a new route, which we had never undertaken before, despite using indirect flights with American carriers for a number of years. BA, in conjunction with American Airlines, were offering f...
Viewed 3128 times since 31 December 2008.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

If you fly with one of the American carriers such as Delta, or even with BA, you may find yourself stopping off at one of the largest and busiest airports en route to Orlando – Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. The journey via this airport is ...
Viewed 2472 times since 31 December 2008.

Our Disney Cruise

To break up our stay in our villa last August, we treated ourselves to a three day Disney Cruise. It was excellent! ! ! The weather was beautiful, hot and sunny, and the sea was extremely calm for all our three days at sea. The Disney...
Viewed 3416 times since 20 November 2008.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)

The US Department of Homeland Security has announced a new online system to form part of the visa waiver scheme. It is currently available for voluntary participation but will become compulsory on 12th January 2009. Anyone who would normally ...
Viewed 2922 times since 1 November 2008.

The Orlando Driving Experience

We have been travelling to Florida for a number of years now but I still remember the first time I drove in Orlando in a convertible. It was March and I had the top down, the warm breeze whipped at my hair and I can honestly say I felt like a film st...
Viewed 3137 times since 16 October 2008.

Indirect flight - Continental Airlines

When we were initially looking to fly to Florida we were struggling to find direct flights that were reasonably priced so because of this we were told to maybe try an indirect flight. Having never been on an indirect flight to Florida we decided to t...
Viewed 3604 times since 25 September 2008.

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