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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 3080 times since 10 January 2010.

Virgin and British Airways

Having flown numerous times in economy class, we had decided to treat ourselves to an upgrade and fly Premium Economy using Virgin. Like most people I know, I am not a particularly good flyer but the prospect of flying in the ' bubble' was enough to ...
Viewed 3595 times since 9 January 2010.

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 4174 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 4519 times since 4 January 2010.

New Visa Regulations for entering the USA

If you have travelled to the United States of America before, you will be familiar with the green cards that the aircrew used to hand out to you before landing in the United States and with which you were able to enter the country after passing throu...
Viewed 3947 times since 22 April 2009.

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 3842 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 15378 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 4938 times since 11 April 2009.

The laws for driving in Florida

The laws on the roads in America are sometimes different from the Uk and differ from state to state so it is as well to be warned about them. These are the rules for Florida and may not apply in other states. First the maximum limit is 60 and...
Viewed 5835 times since 11 April 2009.

Tips for driving in Florida

You have just arrived in Florida for your holiday and you are about to collect your rental car. Here are just a few tips to make sure everything goes smoothly. When you go to your allocated car, check for any damage and report it to the compa...
Viewed 3873 times since 9 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 5031 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 3487 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 3431 times since 25 January 2009.

New Visa Waiver Programme

Many previous visitors to the United States from other countries including Great Britain will be used to filling in a green form on the plane to be handed in after landing. This resulted in many cries of “has anybody got a spare pen? ” or “oh no! I’v...
Viewed 3621 times since 13 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 3849 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 3345 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 3348 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 3688 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 3437 times since 2 January 2009.

Duty Free Allowances for travellers from the US to the UK

Travellers arriving back into the United Kingdom from the good old USA can now benefit from a slightly more generous duty free allowance. These are the first changes to take place in over 15 years. Another first, and a significant change givi...
Viewed 62631 times since 2 January 2009.

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