Travelling with infants
We have travelled to Florida for many years and as a Health Visitor and mum of two girls I feel well qualified to offer advice to others contemplating a long haul flight with small children. On most flights to Florida you will find others with infant...
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Florida Holiday May 2008
No matter how many times we visit Florida (as villa owners hopefully often) there is always something new to discover or try. Florida has so many layers I doubt we will uncover them all. We visited Florida in April/May of this year and the te...
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Flying into Sanford Airport
You may see that flights from the UK to Orlando do not all fly into Orlando International Airport. The majority of charter flights will land at Sanford International Airport. Sanford International is about thirty minutes drive further away fr...
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Virgin Premium Economy
The decision to use Premium Economy as your travel class is an often debated one on travel forums. For some people the flight is simply a means to an end, get on the plane, get your head down and get on with it. Save the money that the upgrade would ...
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Driving tips for Florida
1. Always stay on the RIGHT of the road. 2. Safety belts are required for all front passengers, regardless of age. Children 5 years of age and younger MUST be secured in child restraint devices. Children 3 years of age and younger MUST be pla...
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Before You Fly
Having travelled to Florida on many occasions, I would like to pass on a few tips that may help the un-initiated. Most flights to Florida are around midday so you need to check in around three hours before the flight, that’s around 9 in the m...
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Why Florida?
Of course anyone who has been lucky enough to visit the beautiful state of Florida would now be answering ‘why not? ’However, if you think it’s going to be a destination that is similar to the United Kingdom, in a country that shares a common...
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Leaving Florida via Orlando International Airport
Sadly your holiday is over and now you have to catch your flight. Most important is to leave yourself plenty of time, if you are in rush it is a recipe for disaster. The day you leave your accommodation late there is bound to be a road traffic accide...
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Arriving at Orlando International Airport
If arriving from the UK you will probably be travelling with either BA or Virgin into Orlando International. Charter flights from the UK arrive at Sandford just to the NW of Orlando. During the flight visa waiver and customs forms will have been dist...
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Something new everytime you visit the Sunshine State
We have just returned from our holiday in Florida, it was wonderful to get back to our villa and relax around the pool in the hot sunshine. We took our daughters and their families with us this time, our two grandsons, who at one year and two years a...
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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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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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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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Sanford Airport
Up until our last trip to Orlando, we have always flown on scheduled flights with either BA or Virgin into Orlando International, or Tampa. However, with three children still at school we are restricted to travelling in the school holidays, and the f...
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Driving Hints & Rules
For those of you who have not driven in the USA before, you will be aware that there are some little differences to help you understand these below are some helpful hints and rules. For those of you who have already driven, read on you may le...
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The Adventure Begins
The day has finally arrived, you have done all your packing and finally you arrive at the airport and check in, pass through security and there you are, airside, duty free shops, cafés, shoes, clothes, magazines and things to munch and drink on your ...
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Driving in Florida (10)
If this is your first visit to Florida you may be worried about driving, with different laws, bigger cars, the steering wheel on the wrong side, driving on the opposite side of the road. This article is written to try and guide you through the proces...
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Flying Indirectly
We normally always fly directly to Orlando. On one trip we were quoted a really good price – so good that we could not say no. The only catch was that the flight was indirect. We would be flying into Atlanta, then catching a connecting flight...
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Driving in Orlando
On previous trips when we have visited Orlando, my Husband has always been the driver. I have never felt confident enough to leave the comfort of my little clio and climb into a huge America car as a driver. The roads are much bigger, you need steps ...
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