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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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Do I need a car?

First time to Florida – do I need to hire a car? My resolute answer would be ‘yes! ’ However I have known several guests who have chosen not to do so – and I will try here to put the fors and againsts! If you have never visited...
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OVERNIGHT TRIPS FROM ORLANDO (GULF COAST)

So are you looking to escape the buzz for a day or two, and want to venture a little further than Clearwater Beach on the Gulf Coast or the Atlantic coast resorts like Daytona Beach for more than just a day trip? There are endless possibiliti...
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Christmas in Orlando

Orlando loves the holidays! The whole area participates in the holiday festivities with amazing enthusiasm and passion. You’ll find palm trees decorated with lights and miles or tinsel and garland. You may need a sweater and trousers for the evening ...
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Top Tips for Travelling Light

Have you ever gone away on holiday and thought “I wish my suitcases/bags were heavier? ” No, I thought not! The main aim for easy travel is to travel light, and only take the essentials with you – no need for the kitchen sink (if you are stay...
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Flying to Orlando

It is so much easier these days to plan your flight to Orlando. When I first went in 1989 Virgin were about the only Airline and then it was a package that included the Hotel and FREE car, that was a joke as the insurance at the other end was far mor...
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Help and advice for the first time visitor to florida

There are many books available for visiting Florida but some time ago someone left a book in our villa entitled Brits guide to Florida. This book was full of useful information and tips and I would suggest buying a copy (not sure where you would get ...
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Travelling with children

I always find travelling with children a harrowing experience in its self without the thought of an 8 hour trip to Florida. I have found by care full planning things can be relatively smooth. Get a back pack or one of the little pull ...
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Cruising - Private Islands Part 3

Half Moon Cay - Holland America All the large cruise lines now have ‘private’ islands, where their ships anchor for the day, or part of the day. Some of these are leased, some are owned, but all offer a relaxed taste of paradise. These islands...
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