NASA
I remember when I was young, the USA started their space program, first of all unmanned space craft working up to putting a man on the moon, I dreamt of visiting, but it was out of my families reach, so on my first trip to Florida, one of the attract...
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A Fantastic Sight
The most fantastic sight I have ever seen while holidaying in Florida was a Loggerhead Turtle laying its eggs on Melbourne Beach and it didn’t cost us a penny to see.It was in the aftermath of hurricane Charlie when our flight home had been d...
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Working out Florida style
If you are like me, you’ll go through the usual pre-holiday diet frenzy and exercise kick. I want to be fit and in shape for my holiday. I want to look and feel good. So, I work hard at it right up until I board the plane, and then…As soon as...
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Birthday To Remember
Late last year my self and extended family all went to Florida to celebrate the family unit as we all live apart from each other in this country and find it difficult to get together on a regular basis. We had our own villas and that of a couple of f...
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Guide Book Reviews
Probably the single most important piece of advice we give our guests, whether first time visitors or those returning to the area, is to invest in a good up to date guidebook.Why is a guidebook so essential? Well although I have to confess to...
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Spanish Moss
Spanish moss - it’s not Spanish and it’s not moss !! You will have seen Spanish Moss hanging from the trees and telephone poles in Florida. It hangs in large, beardlike, silvery-gray masses from trees, telephone poles and other plants and bus...
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Florida At 50 plus !
I have never travelled so much and so far in my life. Now at 50 plus I was "on the move"Last year I was able to take a holiday to Florida, a place I had read about for years and only dreamed of visiting.For me it was not just the Them...
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Guide to Tipping
Finding out about and using the customs of the place that you are vacationing is one of the best ways to really relax into your holiday and not feel like a tourist. Yet the custom of tipping is one that often causes the most friction between holidaym...
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Alligators
To many people alligators are simply predatory, dangerous animals to be avoided at all costs. After all, they can grow up to 14 feet in length and weigh as much as 1,000 pounds! While this may be true, these magnificent reptiles are also part of t...
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Go on - pamper yourself!!
What better way to relax on your vacation after a hectic few days at the attractions than to indulge in a little pampering? There is a great choice of salons and spas in the area catering for all your beauty needs – hair, nails and even a relaxing ma...
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Child Swap
No, sorry to disappoint you, although at times you may want to this doesn’t mean you can trade your tired, hot and naughty child for a very well behaved robot version. Sorry if you got all excited. This little service is the next best thing for peopl...
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Safety first!
A holiday in Florida is often a holiday of a lifetime - and we all want to go home not just with our holiday photos - but also with fantastic memories that will stay with us for many years to come.There are a few simple tips to remember when ...
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Shhh - Don't tell the tourists!
Most visitors come to Florida to see Mickey Mouse - and of course Mickey and friends have been the main attraction for many years.Florida is addicitve! After a few visits many visitors start to look for some of the other things to do and see ...
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Highway 192 – Almost as famous as Disney World?
Long before travellers realised that staying in a villa was absolutely the perfect solution for a family trip to Florida, especially when visiting Walt Disney World, Orlando’s highway 192 was absolutely the place to head for, probably because, as ...
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My favourite roller-coasters in Orlando
There are many brilliant roller-coasters in Orlando, but which ones are worth queuing for? The following are my top favourites. Kumba at Busch Gardens On the edge of Tampa Bay, Busch Gardens offers a wide variety...
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Christmas and New Year in Florida
Picture a traditional Christmas and New Year at home - turkey and Christmas pudding, the decorated Christmas tree, presents, cards, the family gatherings and if you are lucky the cold crispy mornings. Then try and picture what it might be like to ...
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20 Ways to Pass the Time in a Theme Park Queue
Even though you have arrived at the Park before it opens and are the first person in, and even though you have made very careful use of the Fast Pass system, there may still be times when you will have to grin and bear it and stand in a queue for ...
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Car Hire - Tips
Well you have booked the villa (or if you have not why not!), got all the park tickets and now the only thing you need to do is get the car hire sorted. Seems a real easy thing to do, but it is suprising how many people could save a few hard earned p...
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What no car?
For many people taking a trip to Florida , a car is often included in the cost of the package, but for some people the thought of driving a strange car in strange country on the wrong side of the road is a little bit daunting. Lots of trave...
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“Be prepared….what gadgets to take to the parks!”
If you have been reading our other “Be prepared…..” articles then you’ll now have decided what you’ll be wearing and what you will be taking. Just got to decide on the other things you might need now.The first thing is a pen! If you a...
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