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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 4048 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 3512 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 2814 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 3803 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 3464 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 3483 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 3982 times since 25 September 2008.

First trip to Florida?

Here are some tips which will help you to enjoy your stay and make the most of the time you have! 1. There is so much to see and do in the Orlando area – you may well be over optimistic! Many people try to fit in too much and find that they ...
Viewed 3624 times since 16 September 2008.

Philadelphia Airport

If you travel from the UK to Orlando using an American carrier, you may well find yourself arriving at Philadelphia Airport in Pennsylvania. It is a hub for United Airlines, and if you fly with them you will pass through either Charlotte or Philadelp...
Viewed 3350 times since 14 September 2008.

Cruising to Jamaica - Blue Mountains, Waterfalls and Reggae!

Jamaica is one of our favourite ports of call as there is so much to do and see. The following is how we spent our day here recently. Hopefully it might give you some ideas of what to do if you visit this beautiful, luxuriant but often quite poor isl...
Viewed 3155 times since 14 September 2008.

Flying In-Direct to Orlando

After worrying about flying with BMI for the first time I thought I’ d let you share my experience. We booked the flights to Orlando via Chicago. We took our seats on the plane and found them very comfortable, the seat pitch was OK. The...
Viewed 3654 times since 1 September 2008.

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...
Viewed 3910 times since 1 September 2008.

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...
Viewed 3827 times since 1 September 2008.

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...
Viewed 3145 times since 1 September 2008.

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...
Viewed 25022 times since 1 September 2008.

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...
Viewed 3354 times since 1 September 2008.

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 ...
Viewed 3419 times since 1 September 2008.

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...
Viewed 3269 times since 1 September 2008.

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. ...
Viewed 2997 times since 1 September 2008.

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...
Viewed 3053 times since 1 September 2008.

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