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The Arnold Palmer course at Reunion Resort

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

On a recent trip to our villa on Highlands Reserve I played the Arnold Palmer course at Reunion Resort close by. Arnold Palmer has some signature styles to his courses. It seems that he likes to have forced carries off the tee, visual beauty and usually plenty of water hazards. T...



The Red Lobster Restaurant

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

On a recent trip to our villa on Highlands Reserve, we were looking for somewhere for our final evening meal before returning home. We looked on line and found the Red Lobster Restaurant which is located just off the 192 pas Four Corners, travelling towards Disney. We hadn’t made...



A return to Busch Gardens

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

It’s been almost ten years since we visited Busch Gardens even though we have been to our villa in Florida every year. Somehow there always seems to have been something new at Universal or Disney and we always run out of time but this year we made a conscious effort to visit and...



Busch Gardens for Ride Lovers

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

It’s been almost ten years since we last visited Busch Gardens and although we remembered enjoying the park, the children were young then. Now they’re young adults and more interested in rides; would there be enough serious rides to engage them? br / br / Cheetah hunt was o...



Lakeside Bar and Grill, Celebration

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

During a recent trip to our villa on Highlands Reserve, it was my nieces 20th birthday. We researched restaurants for a nice meal and, after discussing several options we decided to book the Lakeside Bar and Grill at the Bohemia Hotel in Celebration. We had eaten at the restauran...



Things to ask your villa owner part 1

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Let' s assume you have already chosen your vacation home from one of the beautiful villas on this site. You have asked how far from the restaurants and theme parks you are situated and looked at the villa website to decide who will have which bedrooms, but now your holiday is dra...



Things to ask your villa owner part 2

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Continuing from part one, here are just a few more things you may wish to discuss with your villa owner before arrival at your holiday property. br / br / How do I operate the pool alarm? br / br / One of the first things you may wish to do when you arrive is take a d...



Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

During select nights from September until Beginning of November, Disney’s Magic Kingdom hosts Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, this is a separate ticket event where you can celebrate Halloween with all of your favorite Disney characters. br / The atmosphere is wonderful...



Chuys - Mexican Restaurant

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We always try to visit a new restaurant on each of our Florida trips and this holiday we decided it should be Chuys (pronounced Chew-ees). We had not heard of this Mexican restaurant before but the online reviews were excellent, so we thought we would give it a try. We were met w...



Berry Town Centre, Davenport

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Berry Town Centre is located on the US27 off Sandmine Road in Davenport and is the local shopping centre for day to day shopping when we are at our villa on Highlands Reserve. At its heart is a large Publix supermarket which for those not in the know, is rather more up-market may...



Drinking in Florida

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The UK and the USA may speak the same language but there are many differences in our terminology, laws and their interpretation, particularly in relation to drinks of the alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties! br / br / Most importantly the minimum age to be able to purchas...



New York – Lake George

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

If you visit New York during winter then Lake George is a good place for a weekend winter getaway. Once the lakes freeze and the trees have a snow blanket it’s time to embrace the winter season. You will find downhill skiing and snowboarding, over 200 miles of snowmobile trails,...



Farmers Market: Dearbourn Street Englewood

Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Farmer’s Market on Dearborn Street Englewood Gulf Coast. br / br / One of the largest Farmer’s market is held on Thursdays 9am -1pm from October through end of May on Dearborne Street, Olde Englewood. br / br / Here you can buy the freshest of fruit and veg mainly gro...



Shopping at Winter Garden Village

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Winter Garden Village is located about 15 minutes west of Orlando off interstate 429. br / br / We have been visiting Florida for a good number of years now and this has become one of my favourite shopping areas. It has a wonderful atmosphere and has a relaxed vibe. It is w...



A Glimpse To Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Animal kingdom was opened in 1998, a mixture of ecology, zoo with more than a thousand animals and a theme park with its usual rides and attractions, parades and fireworks. Is the greenest of the theme parks, has seven main areas all built around a striking sculpture of The Tree...



Cruising

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT

I would like to tell you all about our experience of going on a cruise. br / br / Last October we decided to go to our villa in Orlando for 3 weeks and as it was our 30 year wedding anniversary we thought we would do a cruise. br / br / So in Late August we looked up l...



Self catering in your Florida Villa - Part 4

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Continued from part 3 br / br / Looking for meal ideas, then why not visit the meat counter at Publix? br / br / Alongside the regular cuts of fresh meat you will find lots of ideas for quick ready prepared, fresh meals. br / br / You can choose from a variety of...



Automated Passenger Control Booths at MCO

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The self service kiosks or automated passenger control booths, APC for short, were introduced at Orlando International Airport in the last two or three years and certainly seem to have speeded up the transit through immigration. In order to use the the APC , travelers must be in...



Meeting Characters at Walt Disney World - Part1

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

One of the highlights of visiting Walt Disney world is meeting with Disney characters face to face, having your photograph taken and filling your autograph book. If this interests you then there are several different ways to experience this. br / br / Within the theme parks...



Meeting Characters in Walt Disney World - Part 2

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Continued from part 1 br / br / Character meet and greets at Disney' s Hollywood Studios are mostly scheduled appearances for which you will need to consult your park schedule. Be prepared to stand in line to meet Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and characters exclusive to the park s...



Self Catering in your Florida Villa - Part 1

Sat, 16 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Villas in Florida all come extremely well equipped with the opportunity to be completely self catering as far as eating is concerned. The fact is, however, that many families visit Orlando and do nothing more than make a cup of tea or coffee in their holiday home, br / I know,...



Self Catering in your Florida Villa - Part 2

Sat, 16 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Continue from part 1 br / br / One of the things that puts a lot of people off preparing their own meals is the ' extras' they need to buy in order to cook. br / br / You may actually find that you arrive to a well stocked store cupboard, depending on what the villa ow...



Self Catering in your Florida Villa - Part 3

Sat, 16 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Continued from part 2. br / br / Salmon is a huge favorite of ours. Visit the fish counter in Publix and aside from just buying regular salmon fillets you can buy salmon pinwheels stuffed with crabmeat, bourbon glazed salmon and cedar plank salmon with lime and cilantro. b...



Arriving at a Disney Park by car - Part 1

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The roads within Walt Disney World are often several lanes wide and they can get very busy, but on the plus side they are well surfaced and clearly sign posted. Speeding is most definitely frowned upon and it is not unusual see police with speed cameras enforcing the speed limit....



Arriving at a Disney Park by car - Part 2

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Continued from part 1. br / br / On leaving your vehicle, walk to the end of your row and wait behind the posts for the tram that will take you to the park entrance. Disney cast members will be on hand to ensure that you do not cross into the tram zone whilst waiting, and t...