Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Labour Day September 5th 2011.

Labour Day is on Monday September 5th 2011. It is the time when workers in the United States celebrate a long week-end as an end to summer.

Families go for picnics, have barbecues, visit the outdoors, go to the theme parks and beaches, or go shopping. Some sporting events are also held to celebrate the start of the football season.

Government offices and some businesses close and the public transport system may have altered time tables.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Orlando Route:- MCO to IPG Welcome Centre

A Google Maps Route showing directions to IPG Welcome Centre from Orlando International Airport MCO


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Celebration Town Segway Tours.

Segway tours are becoming more popular at vacation destinations as an added leisure pursuit. At the Town of Celebration, Orlando, Florida you can try this fun and eco friendly way to get around, choose a short ‘ride around’ or book a tour to glide and explore the community and its nature trails in this picturesque town with it’s unique atmosphere.

It is recommended that you book in advance and arrive a little early for safety training at the beginning of your tour. The following web site will give you all the information needed for your Segway experience


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tropical Storm Season in Florida.

There is a warning out for a tropical storm that maybe heading towards Florida towards the end of the week, as it is the season for storms I thought it might be an idea to write about how to be prepared if you are on vacation and a storm hits.

Keep checking media coverage and tropical storm tracker sites on the internet.

Follow the guidelines set by your hotel or accommodation.

Keep your mobile phone charged.

Make sure your car gas tank is full.

Have extra food supplies if self catering, bearing in mind there may be power cuts.

Stock up on water.

Make sure you have access to cash in case ATM’s are out of order.

In the event you have to evacuate have a handy bag with toiletries, medications needed, and drinking water.

Be prepared for closures at the theme parks if a severe storm warning has been issued.

If severe stay indoors and wait.

Listen and adhere to what the authorities say.

Use common sense.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Bike Trails and Bike Hire in Orlando Florida.

There are several bike trails in the Orlando area for a more outward bound aspect to your vacation where you can get back to nature and see Florida’s wildlife up close.

You can hire bikes by the hour and have them delivered to your Hotel.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Lilly the baby Gorilla at Animal Kingdom Florida.

If you are visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World Florida, one of the many attractions is a baby gorilla who was born February 2010. You can see the Western Lowland Gorilla named Lilly and her family at the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail. She began her life with speculation as she seemed slow in developing in the expected way but she has caught up and is thriving well.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida.

The Harry Potter series of books, and films, can be argued by many as the most important, and popular series of the last 10 years. With children growing up with the characters, and the films bringing these imaginations to the screen, there was only one thing left. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios allows the fans of this immensely life-changing franchise to step into its magical world, and to experience all things Harry Potter. With a ‘Forbidden Journey’, and the famous shops from the books on Hogsmeade’s high street, imaginations are bought to reality.

The giant Hogwarts castle that towers over the park houses the ‘Forbidden Journey’ ride, within which guests can soar above the grounds and take part in a journey with Harry himself, and encounter some of the fantastical creatures featured in the book. The queue area of the ride is an attraction in itself, winding through the many rooms of Hogwarts, including Dumbledore’s office, and some of the classrooms, where every detail has been perfected to feel like it has come right from the book.

Dragon Challenge lets the fearless race dragons, either a wild Hungarian Horntail, or the ferocious Chinese Fireball, on a fast, exciting ride. The two ‘dragons’ race against each other, on intertwining courses, and a near miss is sure to make it feel as if you really are flying in the sky on a speeding dragon.

Try out one of Hagrid’s infamous Care of Magical Creatures classes, and ride the ‘Flight of the Hippogriff’. Learn how to approach it, just as Harry Potter did, and then be rewarded with a fantastical flight, that circles Hagrid’s hut, and swoops down and around his pumpkin patch.

Dining in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is purely magical. The Three Broomsticks is the local restaurant of Hogsmeade, and is the perfect place to stop and have a taste of the famous Butterbeer, or to have a hearty English lunch. Meals include Fish and Chips, Turkey Legs, and Shepherd’s Pie, with many other dishes to please all, while sitting in the traditional wooden tavern style surroundings. Included in the back of The Three Broomsticks is the Hog’s Head pub, within which guests can try Butterbeer, pumpkin juice, and a range of alcoholic beverages for the adults.

There is a wide range of shops for young wizards to supply themselves with their Wizarding goods. Including Dervish and Banges, Zonkos, Honeydukes, for magical treats and sweets, and Ollivanders, where guests can have their wand choose them, there is something for everyone.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Orlando Route: Sanford International Airport Florida to Windsor Hills, Kissimmee.

A Google Map route showing directions to the Windsor Hills, Old Lake Wilson Road, Kissimmee, FL 34747 from Orlando Sanford Airport.[SFB]http://orlando-maps.info/locations/sfb_to_windsor_hills.htm      

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Farmers Markets within easy reach of Walt Disney World Area Orlando Florida.

Vacationers who are staying in self catering accommodation may like to take the opportunity of buying food from one of the farmers markets in and around Orlando.

In Orlando itself at Lake Eola the farmers market has been flourishing since 1987, it is held every Sunday 10am-4pm and has turned into a meeting place for locals and visitors, with live entertainment, food, wine and beer garden, it encourages families and pets.

The town of Celebration also has a smaller farmers market on a Sunday morning, worth a visit as you can also look around the rest of Celebration and visit the towns restaurants and shops or go for a walk along the picturesque waterfront and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the town.

The Osceola Flea and Farmers Market offers a wide range of goods including fresh fruit vegetables and plants. Located at E.Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8.00am to 5.00pm.

At Toho Square Kissimmee there is a year round farmers market which is open every Thursday from 7.00am to 1.00pm.

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