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Walmart Florida style

Wal-Mart is one of the most successful retailers in America and in fact the world, they have 6500 stores spread across 14 countries, and you never have far to travel before you come across one in Orlando. With most opening 24hrs a day it is id...
Viewed 3875 times since 1 September 2008.

Cruising

I would like to tell you all about our experience of going on a cruise. Last October we decided to go to our villa in Orlando for 3 weeks and as it was our 30 year wedding anniversary we thought we would do a cruise. So...
Viewed 652 times since 4 February 2016.

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 22515 times since 1 September 2008.

From Orlando to Tampa: what's in a name?

Have you ever wondered how the cities in Florida got their names? Well I have, and started researching this and decided to share this fascinating info with you all. Let us start with the cities that you are likely to have flown into ...
Viewed 1301 times since 6 January 2012.

NEED RELAXATION: HOW’S ABOUT A DAY TRIP TO A SPA?

Quite often we are all guilty of being on vacation and rushing around cramming as much as possible into our action packed days and having a jolly good time in the process but most families do have the odd day off from the theme parks and shopping and...
Viewed 3326 times since 1 September 2008.

Black Market Minerals

Old Town at Kissimmee, Florida is a great place to visit and among one of the many gems there (excuse the pun) is Black Market Minerals. On entering the shop there is a wealth of beads and jewellery to keep you fascinated for ages, there is s...
Viewed 3697 times since 1 September 2008.

Cruises

Combining a cruise with a stay in a privately owned Orlando villa is both easy and cost effective. For visitors staying in Orlando or Gulf Coast, you have the option of flying into Miami (often a cheaper choice) then returning from Tampa or Orl...
Viewed 3502 times since 1 September 2008.

My Favourite Florida Restaurant

On my first trip to Florida we decided to take a trip down to Downtown Disney one early evening and thought we would perhaps try to find somewhere to eat. After a short while we decided that we would try the impressive looking Fulton’s Crab house ...
Viewed 3687 times since 1 September 2008.

Cruising - What About Sea Sickness?

For those who have never been on a cruise before, it is inevitable that the subject of seasickness will come up (no pun intended! ). I think what what most cruise ‘newbies’ actually want to know is will they feel sick? Well of course that is ...
Viewed 3155 times since 1 September 2008.

All about Universal’s Islands of Adventure Florida

Universal’s Islands of Adventure opened in May 1999 as part of a large expansion to the existing Studios. This was part of a large plan to turn the whole facility into a resort complex with hotels, restaurants and shops. The theme of the park is port...
Viewed 2962 times since 1 January 2009.

Rolling Oaks Common

We were very pleased when this retail/restaurant development opened a couple of years ago as it is only a couple of miles from our villa. It is situated on the 192 about two miles from the 27 and is near the entry/exit for the 429 Toll Ro...
Viewed 3768 times since 7 January 2011.

Vera Bradley

Vera who? is the response I expect most Brits to come out with-unless of course you are an afficionado like I am in which case I am preaching to the converted. However for those of you non-americans who have yet to sample the delights of a 'V...
Viewed 7383 times since 1 September 2008.

Bubba Gump - Treasure Island

We had previously eaten at the Bubba Gump restaurant at Universal Studios but on a recent day trip to Treasure Island we decided to eat at the newly opened one at St Johns Pass at Madeira Beach. St Johns Pass is a turn-of-the-century fishing ...
Viewed 3735 times since 12 January 2010.

Tomorrowland Transit Authority

The Tomorrowland Transit Authority first opened in Disney’s Magic Kingdom back in 1975 and is as popular today as it was then. Originally called the WEDway People Mover (WED standing for Walter Elias Disney), the ride is situated high above the groun...
Viewed 3189 times since 1 September 2008.

Ruby Tuesday

It was our daughter who first took us to Ruby Tuesday. Having worked in the Miami area for a year she had visited many restaurants, and this was one she had enjoyed. We had spent a fantastic day at Busch Gardens and decided to visit the Mall at Brand...
Viewed 4001 times since 1 September 2008.

The mansions of Newport RI Pt 1

We had visited Newport Rhode Island several years ago but only for the day and on this occasion were disappointed that we could take the mansion tour as due to its popularity it was fully booked and we resolved to visit again sometime in the future a...
Viewed 858 times since 10 January 2015.

Orlando on a Budget

Orlando is the fun capital of the world and a visit can be expensive, especially if you are visiting as a family. Nevertheless, you can make your visit value for money and there are many ways that you can reduce the cost and you may find that it is a...
Viewed 3392 times since 1 September 2008.

Around Legacy Park

The communities that are near Legacy Park along the US27 have certainly noticed change over the last few years, the area was completely void of any housing developments, shops or restaurants. There were a few garages, certainly no hotels, just miles ...
Viewed 3740 times since 1 September 2008.

Disney Shopping

Everybody wants to buy souvenirs for either themselves or for friends and family back home. Ideally they want to buy from the park they are visiting. One thing to bear in mind is that all the parks owned by Disney World, sell the same souvenirs inclu...
Viewed 1009 times since 21 October 2014.

A Whistle-Stop Tour of International Drive

It is over twenty-five years since we first visited Orlando and stayed on International Drive which, at that time, was by far the most popular area for accommodation. Since then, however, staying in a villa has become increasingly popular, especially...
Viewed 2984 times since 1 September 2008.

What Do You Know About Florida? Part 1

We all love Florida, and particularly Orlando, but I wonder how many of us know much about this, the ‘Sunshine State. ’ For instance, although Orlando and Disney are the main attraction for millions of visitors, did you know that Florida has 663 mile...
Viewed 2917 times since 1 September 2008.

Morroco - Busch Gardens

The year we bought seven day Busch Garden tickets we went to Busch Gardens five times within the seven day period. This particular day we had a very early start from our villa as we intended to spend a few hours at Busch before heading off to...
Viewed 2185 times since 29 December 2009.

Carousel of Progress - The History

The Carousel of Progress opened in Disney’s Magic Kingdom in 1975 and there is an interesting story behind the opening and of its history. The ride follows the journey of an American family through the century of technological progress. Creat...
Viewed 3297 times since 1 September 2008.

Smokey Bones

If you enjoy eating ribs then Smokey Bones barbeque and grill is the place to try. There is one on Hwy192 so easily accessible for most of the villa communities and / or Hotels around Orlando parking is easy in their huge car park. Open for l...
Viewed 6649 times since 1 September 2008.

Virgin Megastore

A must for every time we are in Florida is a visit to the huge Virgin Megastore at Downtown Disney. Situated by the Planet Hollywood Restaurant and AMC cinema, this is a big part of the shopping offered at Downtown Disney. The choice offered h...
Viewed 3854 times since 1 September 2008.

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