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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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Orlando Florida with an Infant & Toddler

On our 1st visit to Orlando since becoming parents we arranged a 3-week visit with our 12 week old baby Jessica. We flew with Virgin and were guaranteed a bulkhead seat with sky cot, as Jessica was less than 6 months old. She received lots of attenti...
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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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Travel City Direct

One hears many rumours about Travel City Direct including delays, and supplying cheap villas. I am not concerned with the supply of cheap villas for the purpose of this write up as I don’t, and will never offer my villa by any other means than direct...
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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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Gulf Coast Airports

If you are visiting the Gulf Coast beaches you have a good choice of airports to fly into. Anywhere from Fort Myers up to Clearwater is easily accessed by the airports of Tampa, Sarasota and Fort Myers. You may find the following information of inter...
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Cruising - Private Islands Part 2

Great Stirrup Cay (NCL) It is only in the last 30 years that the concept of visiting a private Caribbean island has become popular with cruise passengers. Following Norwegian Cruise Lines purchase of Great Stirrup Cay, all the major cru...
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Cruising - The Private Islands of the Caribbean

30 years ago Norwegian Cruise Lines was the first cruise ship operator to introduce a new concept to its Caribbean cruises, when it purchased Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas, and offered the first exclusive island retreat to its passengers. Now 13 c...
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Immigration Officers in Florida

There has been an awful lot of bad press concerning the Immigration Officials that ‘greet’ you when you land at Orlando International Airport. I just feel that a lot of this press is totally unwarranted and want to give a regular passengers report on...
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Upgrade to premium class? - YES!

Often when we fly to Florida we try and upgrade our seats to premium class. Lots of people ask us if it is really worth the extra cost. Firstly we flew out in May and our flight tickets (booked through Travel Republic) cost approximat...
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Service Areas on the Florida Turnpike

If you are lucky enough to be able to combine a trip to Orlando with a few days in Miami, or a cruise perhaps, then you will undoubtedly use the Florida Turnpike to get to the south of Florida. This long, straight toll road is the best way to travel ...
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Car Hire in Orlando

When booking a holiday/ vacation to the sunshine state it is always best to book a car as part of your package. It is possible to go to Florida without getting car hire, but I would not recommend this as you are then tied to bus timings reducing the ...
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A wheelchair user's guide to flying to Florida

I am often asked this question – How do you manage on an airplane when you are in a wheelchair? So I thought I would write down some of my experiences in the hope that it will be of use to those who have never ventured up into the skies yet and to se...
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Florida Cruise

There are many different cruises available in Florida . Some of the more popular ones are the ones that sail out of port Canaveral, these could be the Carnival ones or the Disney ones whichever you choose you will be assured a great time. The...
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