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Stopping off at Philadelphia International Airport

If you fly with US Airlines you are likely to stop off at one of two airports, Philadelphia or Charlotte. We recently had quite a long stay at Philadelphia on our way home from visiting our villa in Orlando. We had a 6 hour stop-over whilst waiting f...
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Arrivals at Orlando International Airport

When you are planning your trip you need seats on the aircraft near the front to try to be at the front of the queues at Immigration. Do take time and care filling in the immigration forms as if you have made a mistake you will be returned to the que...
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Art in Airports

I suppose that for most people, an airport is simply a place to visit when travelling from A to B. Somewhere that is to be avoided at all costs, except as a means of getting us to our destinations. Our thoughts, in the main, are concentrated on check...
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Applying for a temporary Disabled Parking Permit

British Blue Disabled parking permits are no longer recognized in Florida and you may incur stiff penalties if you are found parking in a disabled bay without displaying the proper recognized permit. (The amount of the fine will be stated on the disa...
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Driving Safely

Although we are all feel we are very capable and competent drivers whilst driving around during our daily lives here in the UK, driving when on holiday can be a very different experience. Nowhere better to start then, than in Orlando where th...
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Jet lag-how to cope with a change of time zone.

It can take about one day to recover for each time zone you cross. There are various methods you can try that may help you avoid jet lag or reduce its effects. Different people will prefer different methods – you need to work out what works best for ...
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Easy travel with children

Getting ready for any trip with children in tow can be daunting, especially if you are not seasoned travellers yourself. However, with just a little but of forward planning and an extra bag full of patience, your travelling experience with children c...
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I’ve got that Florida Feeling – Diary of our annual journey to Orlando! Part 2

Boarding is very straightforward on a Virgin Atlantic flight from Manchester. You will be boarded according to the row you are seated in so there is no need to rush or push. Everyone is given plenty of space and time to get settled into their seats. ...
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I’ve got that Florida Feeling – Diary of our annual journey to Orlando!

We never sleep well the night before our journey to Orlando. Excitement is the main reason, coupled with the constant checking of lists of things to do, things not to forget etc. But mainly, the total thrill of knowing that in just a few hours we wil...
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Art at Dallas Fort Worth Airport - Part 3

Airport terminals can be the most sterile of spaces, but art can transform them into meaningful and exciting places. Nowhere is this more true than at Dallas Fort Worth Airport in Texas. This modern and expanding airport is home to a wide range of ar...
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Art at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport - Part 2

I wonder how many of us, as we rush from one part of an airport to another ever stop to look at the floor below our feet? Well, a recent visit to Dallas Fort Worth Airport, Texas, on our way to visit our beautiful villa in Orlando, gave us the opport...
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Fort Lauderdale - The Venice of America

When we visit our villa in Orlando, Florida we sometimes finish off our trip by picking up a cruise from Fort Lauderdale. It is a quick and easy drive to and from Orlando, via the Florida Turnpike, and we enjoy the beautiful beaches and wonderful mal...
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Art at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

A recent long stop–over in Fort Worth, Texas, on our way to our beautiful villa in Orlando, Florida, gave us the opportunity to do a little exploring. Some may feel annoyed at having to spend time waiting for a connecting flight, but every airport is...
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Ellies first visit to Florida, day 8

Oh no not another early start to the day, but I suppose it is good because we are spending the day at Universal Studios! ! One of the best rides that I have ever been on was the MIB Alien Attack, it was the best ride because you are able to z...
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Ellies first visit to Florida, day 4

We were up and ready today and left the villa about 8. 30 in the morning, I was feeling very tired! ! Today was the day we were spending at Sea World, I was really looking forward to it, especially the Shamu show! ! When we arrived, w...
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Ellies first visit to Florida, day 2

Well it’s our first full day in Florida and before we can check in to our villa we decided to spend the day at Magic Kingdom. The drive to the hotel was great, a six lane motorway under the Disneyworld sign. Uncle Mark and Auntie Jan told us we have ...
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Ellies first visit to Florida, day 1

Saturday 21. 4. 07 Wahoo! We arrived at Manchester Airport mum, dad, my sister Chloe, Uncle Mark and Auntie Jan and me, Eloise. We were all ready to set off to America. First we had to check in and then we went to a special lounge call...
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US Immigration and Customs

The views in this article are purely those of the writer and are expressed as we have personally found the situation. Whichever format of air-travel one chooses be it a direct flight to Orlando, Tampa or Miami to start your holiday in the Sun...
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Driving Down the Florida Turnpike to Fort Lauderdale

Some say the Florida Turnpike is boring – well maybe I have an above-average threshold of boredom, because I love it. Perhaps it’s knowing that another stage of our holiday is about to commence, or maybe it’s just the familiarity of it all, but I can...
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What to do on your last day.

At the end of your holiday, with everything packed up and maybe having to vacate your accommodation in the morning you could be looking for something to do to kill a few hours before making your way to the airport. Some airlines do offer an e...
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