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Children's Safety
Child safety All information written is from the Florida Drivers Handbook A topic close to all our hearts I am sure. The law requires every driver to properly secure children Five years of age or younger in chil...
Viewed 3240 times since 1 September 2008.

Christmas Sale Shopping!!!!
Here’s a top tip for you shoppers out there. Leave for your holiday with an empty suitcase or three. When we were on holiday at Christmas we planned on doing our fair share of shopping. We had all talked about buying new trainers, jum...
Viewed 2568 times since 1 September 2008.

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 ...
Viewed 2645 times since 1 September 2008.

Wakulla Springs State Park
This State Park -also known as Edward Ball State Park -after the financier Edward Ball like most State Parks is open year-round. Edward Ball built the lodge at Wakulla that now serves as a hotel for anyone wishing to stay and enjoy the nat...
Viewed 1873 times since 4 February 2011.

The Koreshan State Historic Site - Estero Florida
When we visited Florida last August we decided to 2 centre our holiday by spending a few days close to the West coast in a place called Bonita Springs and then following this with 2 weeks in Orlando. As part of our plan we researched the Bonita Sprin...
Viewed 2039 times since 8 February 2011.

Gatorland (9)
For a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the major parks, why not take an afternoon trip to Gatorland. Situated on the Orange Blossom Trail (OBT) Gatorland is a theme park dedicated to the most famous of wildlife that comes out of Florida. Alligat...
Viewed 1613 times since 1 September 2008.

Manny’s Chop House (6)
We have heard good reports about Manny’s Chop House from numerous sources, including the forums on this site and decided it was time to give it a try. Manny’s is located on Highway 27. Going south on Highway 27 from the Disney area (Highway 1...
Viewed 2330 times since 1 September 2008.

Charlie's Steak House
This is my review for “Charlie’s Steak House” May 2007 which is on the 192 near marker 8. Charlie’s feels upmarket by the presentation of the staff and also the furniture and surroundings. Even taking this into account children seemed...
Viewed 3632 times since 1 September 2008.

Mia Pizza on Highway 27
Here is my review for Mia Pizza at Berry Town Centre on Highway 27. The first time we discovered this restaurant was a few years ago as soon as we get near to our villa. A combination of jetlag, plain tiredness and also after being on...
Viewed 2668 times since 1 September 2008.

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...
Viewed 2239 times since 1 September 2008.

Epcot Future World
There’s so much to do in Epcot’s Future World. Here are some hints and tips for making the most of your visit. Spaceship Earth (the ride inside the big ball) is a definite must, but even though it’s the first ride you come to, dont ma...
Viewed 753 times since 14 June 2016.

Our trip to Boggy Creek
We have been to Boggy Creek a couple of times now as it is such a relaxing experience. We awoke early and had a swim followed by a lovely breakfast of pancakes and fruit to set us up for the day. Had our showers, packed up the car and headed ...
Viewed 2354 times since 1 September 2008.

Discovery Cove part 3
Finally, the actual dolphin swim. Firstly a small group of you meet up at the designated cabana. Here you are given a short talk and a brief video on dolphins in their natural habitat. Then you are all split up into groups of 8, this ...
Viewed 2721 times since 1 September 2008.

Blizzard Beach - Disney Water Park
Disney Blizzard Beach is one of two water parks at Disney World. This is a great place to spend a relaxing day away from the other more traditional Disney parks. The park is themed as a ski resort in the North Pole with ski lifts and, fake snow! This...
Viewed 1573 times since 24 September 2013.

Epcot Flower and Garden 2010
This will be the seventeenth time the flower and Garden Festival has taken place when it started in March 2010. My Mother had her birthday whilst in Florida last year and so qualified for free entry to one of the Disney Parks. As she was busy on her ...
Viewed 2262 times since 10 June 2010.

Houlihans Resturant review
This is my review of Houlihans on the 192 in May 2007. I must admit I have been to this restaurant before with one occasion being ok and the other quite poor – so I was not expecting too much. Firstly I did always like the building! ,...
Viewed 2828 times since 1 September 2008.

Another good flight under my belt........
Well, after numerous flights with numerous airlines I think I have just had my best flight ever. I normally fly with whoever is the cheapest carrier on the dates that I need. To me the flight is not the most important part of my holiday, alth...
Viewed 2324 times since 1 September 2008.

Calabay Parc
Calabay Parc is one of the most elegant, stylish and celebrated vacation communities in the Disney Area. It is a highly exclusive development, which nestles quietly amongst conservation woodlands and orange groves. Its impressive entrance is easily d...
Viewed 2572 times since 1 September 2008.

Best and Worst Rides at Universal Studios
When time is tight it is sometimes worth knowing which rides are worth queuing up for and which are not. This can depend a lot on the ages of your party obviously. Some rides all ages will enjoy, some are only for older children and adults an...
Viewed 4747 times since 17 April 2009.

A Vegetarian’s Delight!
Sweet Tomatoes, on the corner of International Drive and South Kirkham Road (Junction 78 off the I-4) is a vegetarian’s delight. How they manage to prepare and serve such healthy, appetizing food at such a low cost I will never understand. The place ...
Viewed 2266 times since 1 September 2008.

Wal-Mart
If this is your first visit to Orlando, Florida, one of the places to go is Wal-Mart’s. A great favorite with both holiday makers and locals alike. They can be found everywhere in Orlando and you don’t need to travel far before finding one. Th...
Viewed 2734 times since 1 September 2008.

Disneys not just for children
Disney World is not just for children. In fact when we go in November there are very few children about. Deciding what to do and see at the theme parks is obviously very different for adults. The rides I would recommend for adults at the Magi...
Viewed 2479 times since 17 June 2009.

Blue Springs State Park
Since our first trip to Florida in ’94, when we kept seeing references to ‘Save the Manatee’ on license plates, we had wanted to see this unusual creature in the wild. So, I started digging around on the Internet during the planning stages of our ...
Viewed 3001 times since 1 September 2008.

Congo River Adventure Golf
This mini-golf course is a great place to visit for young and old alike; somewhere for the whole family to spend an exciting couple of hours or so. It is an ideal activity to fill the gap between having your evening meal and the children’s bed time. ...
Viewed 3126 times since 1 September 2008.

Cirque De Soleil
If you want to be amazed, exhilarated and see a breath taking performance with a difference, then this has surely got to be top of your list of thinks to do while in Orlando. Cirque De Soleil is Acrobatics, Balance, Gymnastic, Juggerling, and ...
Viewed 3121 times since 1 September 2008.

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