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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 2525 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 2383 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 2421 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 2811 times since 8 February 2011.

Direct or In-Direct Flights

This is always a quandary and there are for and againsts about both flight options. In- Direct Flights Our nearest airport is Birmingham (UK) so if we want to fly from here on a scheduled flight we do not have the option of fly...
Viewed 3285 times since 3 February 2011.

Arriving in Orlando

We usually travel by Virgin Atlantic from Manchester and arrive at Orlando International Airport between 2. 00pm and 3. 00pm. It always amazes me that when the seatbelt sign is turned off everyone jumps to their feet and stands there for the next 10 ...
Viewed 3709 times since 3 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 3353 times since 28 January 2011.

Shops and Restaurants at Concourse D at Miami International Airport

Miami International Airport is a huge building, with three main terminals which blend into one another in a crescent shape. It has a wide range of eateries and shops, some of which are available before Security, whilst many are near the gates. ...
Viewed 4437 times since 21 January 2011.

The Auto Train to Sanford, Florida

Did you know that you can take a train to Florida? Well if you are lucky enough to live in Virginia, and don’t want to drive down to Orlando, or fly, you can pick up the Amtrak Auto Train from, for a non-stop journey to Sanford, Florida. It is a grea...
Viewed 3478 times since 15 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 4612 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 3799 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 2852 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 2557 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 3180 times since 2 October 2010.

Cruising on Star Princess Part 6 A day of sun, sea and quizzes

If you have never cruised before then wondering what you will do when the ship is at sea is a question that is frequently asked. Unless you already been cruising you won’t believe how much there is to do – or not – it’s all a matter of choice. You ca...
Viewed 3101 times since 30 September 2010.

Oasis of the Seas for the Disabled

There is good news for those who have any disability, but who enjoy cruising, or perhaps those who wish to sample this holiday for the first time. Royal Caribbean’s latest ship, the huge ‘Oasis of the Seas, ’ which is 220, 000 gross tons, is one of t...
Viewed 3555 times since 14 July 2010.

Number 1 Lounge - Gatwick Airport

We always like to start our holiday by booking one of the Airport Lounges so that we can relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the airport and just start to chill before our flight to Orlando. We always try and fly from Manchester and our choice ...
Viewed 3349 times since 13 June 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 3532 times since 23 March 2010.

Security Measures 2010

With all the scaremongering about travelling to the United States of America, I thought I would update you with our experience of the new security systems in place at airports in the United Kingdom. We travelled on 30th December 2009 a few da...
Viewed 2969 times since 10 January 2010.

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