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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Jun 14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,001
Posted By ali.d
personally I try to get an end row so there is...

personally I try to get an end row so there is nobody behind us, I like to recline and feel bad with my seat reclined when there are people behind me. We sat in row 37 on our last flights and had no...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Jun 14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,362
Posted By ali.d
advice please never done DIY but want to for 2015

Hi,
We have always gone on a virgin package thanks to Tesco, but that is no longer looking possible.
But we have the Florida bug now so I need to have an idiots guide on how I get there booking it...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 May 14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,867
Posted By ali.d
I always use waterproof mascara as my eyes tend...

I always use waterproof mascara as my eyes tend to water. Never had trouble with flakes under the eyes. Also due to having sensitive eyes I use baby oil to remove eye makeup and mascara, much...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Apr 14, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By ali.d
Thanks All, I will now pay much closer...

Thanks All,
I will now pay much closer inspection to the invoices as I should have noticed straight away.
I think what made me so frustrated today was speaking to the sales team agent that I...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Apr 14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By ali.d
Virgin mistake with price need advice please

Hi
I know this is not a big issue but I am really not happy and could do with some advice.
In Dec I purchased 3 Flex plus ticket with Virgin, they emailed me a quote and I still have it, it was a...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 17 Apr 14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By ali.d
Hi we went to Blue Springs on our last visit. ...

Hi we went to Blue Springs on our last visit. Went out on a Kayak trip and saw amazing wildlife and afterwards went for a swim in the springs it was freezing, really really cold but I got in as...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Feb 14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By ali.d
Sorry not able to help really with an airport...

Sorry not able to help really with an airport lounge, but maybe it would be worth you contacting the airport to ask for their advice and also BA or the travel agent if you used one about special...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 10 Feb 14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By ali.d
Go to a state park and tube or kayak in the...

Go to a state park and tube or kayak in the springs, usually really cheap to get in and pack a picnic. Or drive to the coast and spend some time on the beach. Airboat rides are fab if you haven't...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 16 Nov 13, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By ali.d
We went to Blue Springs last Aug the Springs were...

We went to Blue Springs last Aug the Springs were freezing but lots of people tubing and we saw manatee a mum and baby swimming in the Spring. Kayaks were fab there as well.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 2 Nov 13, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By ali.d
:wavey: we are :D although a little worried as...

:wavey: we are :D
although a little worried as we are staying in the enclave suites as we wanted a 2 bedroom suite. But doubt we will be in the room much ;)
Forum: Accommodation 2 Nov 13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By ali.d
Ye Olde Six bells is lovely in Horley we try to...

Ye Olde Six bells is lovely in Horley we try to eat there the night before if we can.
Although I have no idea if that is anywhere near where you are staying
Forum: Accommodation 12 Oct 13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By ali.d
Will travelodge be having a sale soon? Anybody know?

Hi
I am just trying to get sorted for our overnight stop near Gatwick but before I bite the bullet and book does anybody know if Travelodge are due a sale soon? Last time I booked I had a fab...
Forum: Tickets 29 Sep 13, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By ali.d
Sorry to jump in but when it the new linking bit...

Sorry to jump in but when it the new linking bit due to open?
Forum: Tickets 28 Sep 13, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By ali.d
I have used undercover tourist before and if you...

I have used undercover tourist before and if you join mousesavers and have their newsletter and use the link from that you might get the tickets even cheaper as they offer a discount for undercover...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Sep 13, 06:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,237
Posted By ali.d
register to a few restaurants before you go and...

register to a few restaurants before you go and remember to celebrate all birthdays and anniversary's while there :). As I know loads of people would love to be there for their real Birthday but it...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 9 Sep 13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By ali.d
we did a giraffe safari on our last trip in Dade...

we did a giraffe safari on our last trip in Dade city which was fab, also went out on a kayak from River Springs state park which was great fun. Loads of things to do and places to go you just have...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 22 Aug 13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,407
Posted By ali.d
we saw manatee last Aug at Blue Springs went out...

we saw manatee last Aug at Blue Springs went out on a kayak tour and saw loads of wildlife and a few manatee then afterwards we went for a dip in the springs water was very cold and a mum and calf...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 22 Aug 13, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By ali.d
We went to a Giraffe ranch for the day, hand...

We went to a Giraffe ranch for the day, hand feeding giraffe, hippos, and other animals think it was about hour and half drive away.
Also the state parks are lovely, with fab walks, kayaks, tubes,...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 20 Aug 13, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By ali.d
Loads of different things to do. State parks...

Loads of different things to do.
State parks for kayaks and tubing we did a tour on a kayak last trip and it was amazing, we saw so many different animals and birds, also saw manatee and gators...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 20 Aug 13, 05:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Posted By ali.d
We also love to visit, first went there nearly 20...

We also love to visit, first went there nearly 20 yrs ago but we have to fit in a day there as we just find it so funny. If you have children it is worth packing a swim suit and towel as the water...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Aug 13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By ali.d
We made keyrings the empty photo type ones I then...

We made keyrings the empty photo type ones I then printed out all the mobile phone numbers popped them in and then just attached the keyring to them. Either on a belt loop or using a label. Cheap...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Jul 13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By ali.d
I would buy something in the airport to get...

I would buy something in the airport to get change just in case.
But I am sure that you can take a route that will avoid the toll roads. Try looking up your route on Google maps or route planner or...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Jul 13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,927
Posted By ali.d
we always take food over as we have friends that...

we always take food over as we have friends that live there that send us a list of requests before we go, mostly chocolate which I pack in a cool bag in the case and it always gets there ok. One...
Forum: Accommodation 30 Jul 13, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,964
Posted By ali.d
We stayed in Westridge and also Bahama bay, to be...

We stayed in Westridge and also Bahama bay, to be honest we have never bothered with popping back during the day, we have on occasions gone into a water park or restaurant off site for a break then...
Forum: Accommodation 29 Jul 13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,629
Posted By ali.d
yes we always do a mini clean as we leave and...

yes we always do a mini clean as we leave and wash bedding, towels etc. Although it might be a British thing as when we stayed at Bahama Bay the cleaning lady arrived just before we left and she...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Jul 13, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By ali.d
we walked this route with our Ds (then aged 10)...

we walked this route with our Ds (then aged 10) and it is safe no problem at all, to be honest it is quicker to walk than wait for a bus. Just turn behind the IHOP pavement all the way you will...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 24 Jul 13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,548
Posted By ali.d
We went to 2 state parks on our last trip they...

We went to 2 state parks on our last trip they were fab did Kayaking with a guide and saw loads of wildlife, gators, manatees and loads of birds etc. Also while swimming in the springs a manatee and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jul 13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,872
Posted By ali.d
We nearly moved on way out in 2011, did online...

We nearly moved on way out in 2011, did online check in and twilight but when we went to the gate the next morning we got moved, but I made a fuss as I asked why they had moved us and it was to keep...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Jun 13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By ali.d
I always take loads chocolates for our friend...

I always take loads chocolates for our friend that lives out there, I just pack them in a cool bag. We also take walkers Chicken crisps! Half my case is full of UK goodies going out but full of USA...
Forum: Accommodation 30 Jun 13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By ali.d
We have booked to stay here for our Aug 2014 trip...

We have booked to stay here for our Aug 2014 trip because of it's location and we can get 2 bedrooms can't stick all being in one room. All booked through Virgin as I had Tesco vouchers to use. We...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Jun 13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,002
Posted By ali.d
I did Disney as an adult before kids and cried...

I did Disney as an adult before kids and cried when I saw the castle. But when we went with our DS and our friends children it was the best holiday ever. So very, very worth it. It is the most...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jun 13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,243
Posted By ali.d
The Kylie sheets are amazing very comfy,...

The Kylie sheets are amazing very comfy, waterproof washable and tumble dryable. A friend of mine who works with elderly told me about them and honest they were a life saver for us as Ds had a bed...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 23 Jun 13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By ali.d
also the pet mart pet shops are fab, we bring...

also the pet mart pet shops are fab, we bring back loads of treats and kong goodies for our dogs. Usually get them a new ID tag made as well, they have had Disney and Gatorland ones on previous...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Jun 13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,243
Posted By ali.d
My son had a bed wetting issue for yrs. At home I...

My son had a bed wetting issue for yrs. At home I have various waterproof covers and also a fab washable pad that we bought that is used in nursing homes for adults. it was a soft material covered...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Jun 13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By ali.d
Only trouble is that there is currently no...

Only trouble is that there is currently no twilight with virgin at Man, we did the costs and checks as mileage and time wise from where we are there is no difference between Gatwick and Man. And the...
Forum: Accommodation 2 Jun 13, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,430
Posted By ali.d
Thanks all for the advice, if we weren't stuck...

Thanks all for the advice, if we weren't stuck with school holidays then I can get lot's of better deals. Prices at the moment are Villa AOA 4916.00 Best Western Saratoga 4789.13 Hawthorn Suites...
Forum: Accommodation 31 May 13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,430
Posted By ali.d
voice of reason needed please

Hi,
I am just starting to plan for July/Aug 2014. My dilemma is where to stay. I think I have narrowed it down to a choice of 3 options. I am a bit tied as we have to book it through virgin and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 May 13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By ali.d
Hi I used online check in on way out on my...

Hi
I used online check in on way out on my phone while on the train to London and at the hotel on way home we didn't print tickets either. We also used twilight check-in and bag drop at downtown...
Forum: Accommodation 29 May 13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By ali.d
Bumping as I am also looking at this resort, come...

Bumping as I am also looking at this resort, come on dibbers somebody must have stayed here?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 May 13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,586
Posted By ali.d
we walked over to universal and back when we...

we walked over to universal and back when we stayed at the four points. Pavements all the way so it is safe to walk and even with our son with us who was 10 at the time it was only a 20min walk.
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