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3 days in new york – Day 1. The story of the photographs

Oh dear, I had trouble narrowing down the number of photos of New York to include to make it a reasonable length blog post! We did a hell of a lot each day, so I had to include enough to illustrate that, and I managed to get it down to fifteen photos, which I thoroughly enjoyed preparing. By the way, I should explain that this is the first post about the epic holiday our family went on last July. (I’ve had so many blog post ideas that it’s taken me this long to get to it!) I’ve decided that pictures speak a thousand words, so these are mainly going to be photography based travel blog posts, rather than tonnes of information provided. However, if you’d like more information about anything I mention, please just ask in the comments – I’ve got a box full of leaflets and tickets and a detailed diary to refer to.

Art and craft, Photography, Places to visit, Travel,

A guide for how to survive Orlando theme parks – Disney World & Universal Studios

I’ll be honest, six years ago I’d never even contemplated an Orlando holiday – it just wasn’t something that interested me. We’d done a couple of trips to Disney Land and Universal Studios in California, and that was enough for me. But then they went and built Harry Potter World! That pretty much changed everything, and suddenly we were booking ourselves two weeks in Florida. Four years later we went again with Chris’s family; and last week we ended up there again for the last four days of our road-trip holiday. There’s something so magical and wonderful about those theme parks that is difficult to describe to someone who’s never been. I don’t know what preconceptions I’d had before; whether I was being a bit snobby about it; but I had not expected it to love it there as much as I do! If you’ve never been before and are going this summer, or planning next year’s holiday, then I hope you’ll find this little guide to Orlando useful. Even if you’re not, I hope you find it interesting! ….

Places to stay, Places to visit, Travel,

Holiday with Ocean Florida

It is that time of year when people are thinking about booking their holidays, so I think this review might be useful:
When we found this deal with Ocean Florida, we wondered if it was too good to be true. Well it was! The problem is, holidays to Florida to the theme parks are soooo flipping expensive, it’s not surprising to look for the best rate possible. My advice is if you can afford to go with a better company, then do so. You get what you pay for in this case. If you can’t afford better, then there are some things you just need to be aware of before you go. Of course you may have no problems what-so-ever, but this review is based on our experience…..

Places to stay, Travel,

End of summer catch-up!

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a lovely summer – it seemed very short this year! I’ve got a few reviews to catch up on and as usual I am determined to blog here more regularly. We recently returned home from holiday, so while it’s fresh in my mind, I’ll start with a small review of Norwegian Airways…

Places to stay, Travel,

The Discovery Inn, Monterey, California

By the time we’d finally finished the awful Big Sur road and reached Monterey, we were starving and desperate for the loo. All my pre-planned motels on the list went out the window and after a quick check on trip advisor in the Burger King car park, we decided to stay here…

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