Top Tips for shoppers.
The shopping in Florida is great; oh yes it is! and with some careful planning, you can save a fortune. I have guests who are happy to spend a whole day in a Super Walmart, for instance and leave it at that. Other tempting deals can be found at store...
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KMart versus Target.
It is a shame about the current state of K Mart. This was one of the few stores around when we visited 30 years ago but they look shabby and unloved these days. Recently, I decided to pop in after many years' absence and honestly, they have a good ra...
Viewed 2498 times since 19 April 2013.

A Quick Visit to the Florida Mall
In the first few years that we visited Orlando we used to spend most of a day at the Florida Mall delighted with the goods on sale and their competitive prices. This was before the outlet malls had really got established and these days although we st...
Viewed 2862 times since 15 December 2012.

Retail Therapy on the Gulf Coast.
Be rest assured your retail therapy needs will be met if you are staying in Rotonda West, by a visit to the Port Charlotte Town Centre Mall. This superb mall can be accessed either via state road 776 or via route 41 and is approximately 2...
Viewed 2659 times since 20 February 2012.

Eagle Ridge Mall and Clermont Landing
Fancy a change of shopping scene from the big Orlando malls or want to have a day out, combining shopping and perhaps a visit to somewhere a little bit different? Here are two suggestions, which will particularly appeal if you are staying...
Viewed 3286 times since 1 January 2012.

Shopping and Eating at the Loop
On our last visit to our villa in March 2011 we decided to have a restful day away from the Parks enjoying a day out together and strolling around the shops before eating so we headed for The Loop on St John’s Parkway. I do not remember which day of ...
Viewed 2934 times since 2 November 2011.

Ross Dress for Less...a revelation!
We have passed Ross Dress for Less many times over the years and had never been inspired to go in. Then curiositey got the better of us and we decided to visit and see what it was all about. Well, what a revelation! Ross is a ...
Viewed 2563 times since 5 March 2011.

Shops and Eateries at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport Part 1
On a recent trip to our villa in Orlando we flew back to the UK from Fort Lauderdale International Airport with US Airways. The airport is pleasant, not too big, and we found plenty of places to eat, plus a good selection of shops. We flew back from ...
Viewed 2559 times since 25 February 2011.

A Visit To The Florida Mall
Florida Mall The Florida Mall is situated at the junction of the Orange Blossom Trail with Sand Lake Road. The Mall is open Monday to Saturday 10am until 9pm and on Sun days from 12. 00 until 6pm. Parking is free and plentiful....
Viewed 3290 times since 22 February 2011.

The New Food Outlets at the Florida Turnpike Service Plazas Part 2
The eight plazas on the Florida Turnpike are going to be revamped over the next two years. On a recent trip down the Turnpike we noticed that work had already started at Mile Post 65 at Pompano. There are going to be some exciting changes, but one of...
Viewed 2729 times since 14 February 2011.

Shops in the International Mall, Tampa – Part 1
If you happen to drive down to the Tampa area during your stay in Orlando, then there is a great shopping mall which is worth visiting. The International Mall, which is adjacent to Tampa International Airport, and it has four department s...
Viewed 2828 times since 3 February 2011.

Rolling Oaks Boulevard Shopping Plaza
Target is one of my favourite stores, so when we heard that a huge Super Target was going to open just minutes from our villa we were, naturally, delighted. Just 3 miles from our villa, a new shopping development called Rolling Oaks Boule...
Viewed 6118 times since 11 January 2011.

Florida Mall - A Shopping Extravaganza
If, like me, you are a shopaholic, then one of the best places to visit whilst in Orlando is the Florida Mall. This is the best mall for normal shopping. If you want serious designer shopping with shops like Dior, Burberry and Chanel or stores like N...
Viewed 3119 times since 10 January 2011.

Eagle Ridge Mall
Eagle Ridge Mall is a shopping centre on Highway 27 which is often missed by tourists to Orlando which I think, is a shame. Go to junction 55 off I4 and south on H27. The Mall has all the usual department stores like J C Penney, Sears...
Viewed 4067 times since 15 December 2010.

Webster Flea & Farmers Market
At first glance, fifty miles seems an inordinate distance to travel to shop. And, under normal circumstances, I would be the first to agree. However, Websters is far from normal. Its' proper title is Webster Flea and Farmer' s Market, situated in the...
Viewed 3526 times since 23 November 2010.

Shopping in Florida
Even though our exchange rate is not at its best at the moment, it is still a good idea to shop in Orlando. It is about the same in dollars as it is in pounds to buy clothes in America. A good example of that is Ugg boots which are £179 here in the U...
Viewed 3057 times since 27 October 2010.

The Mall at Millenia
Do you love to shop? Do you love designer brands? Do you love the latest runway fashions from London, New York, Milan and Paris? If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions then I can highly recommend a visit to The Mall at Millenia at least on...
Viewed 3063 times since 16 October 2010.

Visit Prime Outlets
Some holidays on our way to our villa in Orlando we stop off at Naples on the Gulf Coast for a couple of nights. We do this by flying into Miami and then going to the Gulf Coast along Alligator Alley. Much as we look we have yet to see an alligator a...
Viewed 2924 times since 1 October 2010.

Exploring the Florida Mall
Situated on Sand Lake Road about six miles south of junction 74A on interstate 4, you will find the Florida Mall; an alternative to the many outlet shopping malls, here you will find big department stores with familiar names such as Macy’s, Nordstrom...
Viewed 3117 times since 2 September 2010.

Walmart; a shopping experience not to be missed!
For many UK visitors to the Orlando region, no trip is complete without a visit to Walmart. Now, we are not talking UK supermarkets here; forget Sainsburys, Tesco or even Asda Walmart, we are talking US Walmart, we are talking BIG! ! You will...
Viewed 3343 times since 21 August 2010.

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