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Useful Things to Pack - Part 2
Here are some more useful things to fill up your bags! Personal Hygiene products as they can differ slightly from the UK. Any baby or child products you use on them. Swimwear for the whole family. Glass...
Viewed 3977 times since 1 September 2008.

Charley's Steak House
A meal at Charley’s Steak House is a mouth-watering meal to remember. This award-winning restaurant has been ranked consistently as one of America’s Top Ten Steakhouses. The quality of their meat is second to none and the service in the restaurant is...
Viewed 4225 times since 1 September 2008.

The Auto Train to Sanford, Florida
Did you know that you can take a train to Florida? Well if you are lucky enough to live in Virginia, and don’t want to drive down to Orlando, or fly, you can pick up the Amtrak Auto Train from, for a non-stop journey to Sanford, Florida. It is a grea...
Viewed 3291 times since 15 January 2011.

Florida Mall (10)
Their slogan is The best, The biggest, The most, and it most certainly is the biggest shopping Mall I have ever been to. With all the shops (approx 250) you could ever want and some crazy prices as well. It is a great place to spend a day. Wit...
Viewed 4584 times since 1 September 2008.

Just Like the Locals!!
After visiting Florida a couple of times a year for several years it soon becomes apparent that the “native” Floridians have various customs which separate them from us as visitors. One item is their attachment to mobile phones (or cellphones in Flor...
Viewed 3609 times since 1 September 2008.

Concourse Steakhouse Contemporary Resort
When you board the express monorail at the Transportation and Ticket Centre headed for the Magic Kingdom, you pass by the Concourse Restaurant as you drive through the Contemporary Resort. Most people do not realise it is there as they are busy looki...
Viewed 3284 times since 1 September 2008.

Grabbing a Disney snack
As you walk around any of the Disney theme parks, you can smell the aroma of delicious popcorn and the offerings from the various and varied restaurants. Here are a few suggestions for meals and snacks that you may enjoy on your days in the parks. Viewed 1098 times since 14 April 2017.

Traditional Meals at Cracker Barrel
If you want to take your family to a restaurant where they serve traditional food that doesn’t cost the earth – try Cracker Barrel. We chose this restaurant as every time we passed by it, the car park was always full, regardless of the t...
Viewed 3707 times since 1 September 2008.

One day out at Louisa State Park
For the nature lovers, Lake Louisa State Park is a Must Do. Located on US Highway 27 just a few miles North of the West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (also known as 192) or a short drive from Orlando, this park is highly noted for its bea...
Viewed 2720 times since 24 February 2012.

Two Countries Separated By A Common Language And Other Differences
If you have never been to the United States of America before, you will find some very unusual differences, in particular, the language. Most of what we say to each other is very obvious and the main difference is the pronunciation, but sometimes it ...
Viewed 2543 times since 19 January 2012.

Fantasy of Flight (6)
Fancy a day out away from the mouse! Then head down the I4 in the direction of Tampa and have a great day out at Fantasy of Flight. This park is an aviation themed attraction which shows the many achievements in flight that we have made over the year...
Viewed 3207 times since 19 February 2010.

Mount Dora - A Great Day Out
When we are in Orlando we like to visit down town Mount Dora. It is around 44 miles from Orlando and gives yet another insight into Florida not to mention its quaint little shopping experience. There are some lovely old style shops that have gifts, a...
Viewed 3281 times since 1 September 2008.

Honeymoon in Orlando
Although many see Orlando as a children’ s magical playground, it is also geared up to adults and couples wanting some romance and alone time and is today one of the top wedding and honeymoon destinations in the world. A honeymoon in Or...
Viewed 4188 times since 2 January 2009.

Fishing on the Florida Keys
The Florida Keys is a fisherman’s paradise with many types of fishing available. Apparently more saltwater world records have been established in the Florida Keys than anywhere else in the world If you are staying in Orlando and want to v...
Viewed 2670 times since 3 February 2011.

Islands of Adventure.............a history.
Islands of Adventure is the 2nd theme park in Florida owned by Universal. This park opened in 1999. However, the concept for Islands of Adventure was in the planning even before Universal Studios opened. Jay Stein wa...
Viewed 4348 times since 20 March 2011.

Wet 'n Wild - Part 1
I want to tell you all about this great water park in Orlando. This park is located on International Drive, the easiest way to get to it is to drive down Interstate 4 and then come off at exit 74AB or exit 75AB If you come off at Exit 74 you follo...
Viewed 3295 times since 1 September 2008.

Visit Mount Dora
If you have time to spare, away from all the excitement of the parks, and want to experience a relaxing and leisurely day out, then why not visit Mount Dora? This small town, with a population of just 10, 000 is an historic little settlement, which b...
Viewed 3404 times since 15 October 2008.

Hot Air Balloon Ride over Orlando.
During a recent holiday we took a hot air balloon ride over Orlando. This was to celebrate a significant birthday of a member of our family. We met our pilots and chase crew at a hotel close to the Disney area at 5-30am. Before leaving the ho...
Viewed 3046 times since 4 September 2010.

Hoop Dee Doo Show
We have never been to this show but friends of ours took their 11 year old daughter for her birthday and say they would highly recommend it both for the food and a great evenings entertainment. Apparently this Review is one of the longest runn...
Viewed 3108 times since 1 September 2008.

The Parades - Magic Kingdom
Everyone loves a parade so they say and one of the best is the Parade at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. The parade called Celebrate a Dream Come True, takes place generally every morning at 11am and in the afternoon at 3pm but times do vary ...
Viewed 4047 times since 23 December 2010.

ORANGE TREE a great place to stay
You can find this community easily as it is about a mile and a half north from the western end of Hwy 192 heading in the direction of Clermont on Hwy 27. One thing that strikes you as you drive up Hwy 27 is the Tower at the entrance to Orange...
Viewed 3406 times since 1 September 2008.

Planning a Trip to Orlando, Florida
A holiday to Florida needs a bit of planning. There is so much to do that it’s a good idea to plan ahead or you can feel quite overwhelmed by all the choices you have. You can either choose to plan an itinerary for every day of your holiday or decide...
Viewed 3642 times since 10 May 2009.

The City of Winter Park, Florida
If you are looking for something different to do on your days away from the theme parks and outlet malls why not fit a trip to Winter Park into your holiday plans? Winter Park is a sophisticated suburb of Orlando approximately 20 minutes dr...
Viewed 3747 times since 1 September 2008.

Breakfasting out .
How often do you go out for breakfast at home? 4 times a year? twice? never? Well Americans go out for breakfast routinely and I think I know why. Most restaurants serve breakfast and rather than the full English or Continenta choices we ...
Viewed 4901 times since 31 December 2011.

A Day at Discovery Cove
One of the most special days out we have ever experienced in Orlando was the day we went to Discovery Cove. Don’t let the price put you off – it may sound expensive but it is worth absolutely every penny. There are only 1,000 guests all...
Viewed 4573 times since 1 September 2008.

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