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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Mar 20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,791
Posted By McSleepy
Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Forum: Intro's and Welcomes 11 Mar 20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By McSleepy
Hi an welcome to the Dibb:wavey: Lots of...

Hi an welcome to the Dibb:wavey:

Lots of info on here and if you cant find what you are looking for just post a question and people will usually get back to you.

We have used Virgin from...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Oct 19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,189
Posted By McSleepy
Norwegian had to lease in other airlines to cover...

Norwegian had to lease in other airlines to cover their Ireland to US routes after the 737 max planes were suspended.

They have now announced that they will stop these routes.

However the 737...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Sep 19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By McSleepy
This year we did We did Virgin Belfast City -...

This year we did We did Virgin Belfast City - Manchester - Orlando booked direct with Virgin Atlantic. The connecting flight was flybe.

We have also done United Airlines from Dublin. There are...
Forum: General Chat 12 Sep 19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By McSleepy
:mickeybou:mickeybou:donald_bo:goofy_bou:goofy_bou

:mickeybou:mickeybou:donald_bo:goofy_bou:goofy_bou
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Sep 19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By McSleepy
We did this a few years ago and took the...

We did this a few years ago and took the opportunity to stay a few days in Toronto and visit relatives and do some sightseeing. If you do this you need to apply for the Canadian version of esta. Also...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Sep 19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,488
Posted By McSleepy
We did it with flybe from Belfast this summer. ...

We did it with flybe from Belfast this summer.

Phone flybe and they will give you a different booking reference to let you check in online through their website.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 17 Aug 19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,304
Posted By McSleepy
Just be sure to keep them in their original...

Just be sure to keep them in their original sealed wrapping and declare if asked.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Aug 19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By McSleepy
Hi Clodagh, We did Belfast City - Manchester...

Hi Clodagh,

We did Belfast City - Manchester - MCO with VA this year and have done Belfast international - MCO previously also.

If you can link to the earlier flight from Manchester the queue...
Forum: Accommodation 19 Jul 19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,193
Posted By McSleepy
Owners Direct had always direct contact with...

Owners Direct had always direct contact with owners.

They were then bought out by HomeAway and the move towards automatic booking and charges.

Then last year HomeAway were bought out by...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jul 19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By McSleepy
It used to be a $10 bill non refundable. We...

It used to be a $10 bill non refundable.

We now just wheel the cases.
Forum: Intro's and Welcomes 14 Jul 19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By McSleepy
Hi, Welcome back:wavey: I notice from...

Hi,

Welcome back:wavey:

I notice from your past posts that 2014 was your last trip.

Prices have increased quite a bit from then mostly due to the exchange rate but also increased cost in US...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 13 Jul 19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By McSleepy
Quite expensive. I had a standard gents hair cut...

Quite expensive. I had a standard gents hair cut in a barbers (ex brit). It was $17. Including the expected tip is $20.

There is a hairdresser inside the Walmart at junction of 192 and Oren Brown.
Forum: Accommodation 9 Jul 19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,219
Posted By McSleepy
If you are not going to rent out you will still...

If you are not going to rent out you will still have considerable running costs. For example Water, Electricity, HOA Fees, Insurance, Pool Maintenance, Pest Control, AC maintenance, Management...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 9 Jul 19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,251
Posted By McSleepy
I think I may have seen your family yesterday in...

I think I may have seen your family yesterday in Florida Mall. Maybe just a coincidence but I overheard a scottish accent in the soccer shop and only when reading this report it has just sparked that...
Forum: General Chat 7 Jul 19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,373
Posted By McSleepy
We got caught out and completely drenched. Got...

We got caught out and completely drenched. Got back to the villa and changed out.

Shoes drying out this morning.

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/55078/51f010c383e77f.jpg
Forum: General Chat 5 Jul 19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By McSleepy
Go to the pharmacist and get them to make up...

Go to the pharmacist and get them to make up enough 100ml bottles with labels on that you need for the trip. You can then put these in see through zip bags and bring as hand luggage. That way you...
Forum: General Chat 3 Jul 19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By McSleepy
Try this. I use it a lot.;) ...

Try this. I use it a lot.;)

http://www.justcall.co.uk/cheap-calls-to-usa
Forum: Intro's and Welcomes 30 Jun 19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By McSleepy
Hi and Welcome to the DIBB :wavey: Just ask...

Hi and Welcome to the DIBB :wavey:

Just ask a question in the appropriate section and someone will be along with advice or suggestions.

Have a wonderful time planning
Forum: General Chat 26 Jun 19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,151
Posted By McSleepy
i am having real problems getting a connection on...

i am having real problems getting a connection on my vodafone mobile while here. A couple of times when out and about it has connected to T-Mobile. My wife and kids (all vodafone) have no problems...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Jun 19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By McSleepy
The banks should definitely change the travellers...

The banks should definitely change the travellers cheques for you. A lot of places don't understand what they are as very few people use them now. There is a bank in the car park of Publix at...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Jun 19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,280
Posted By McSleepy
What Travel company have you booked through? ...

What Travel company have you booked through?

I think that you need to get a bit more firm with them and tell them that that is not the route that you had contracted with them for and demand that...
Forum: General Chat 29 May 19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,944
Posted By McSleepy
We have gradually changed to hard shell over the...

We have gradually changed to hard shell over the last few years and found them much better but make sure that you go for the better quality ones.

If fairness our old soft ones were cheap cases and...
Forum: General Chat 18 May 19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By McSleepy
We did it the past 2 years. Always a good flight...

We did it the past 2 years. Always a good flight and direct.

There has been issues with delays at security at Belfast International and people missing flights as a result, they have promised to...
Forum: General Chat 13 May 19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By McSleepy
Start planning your next trip, even if it is in 2...

Start planning your next trip, even if it is in 2 or 3 years time. Set yourself an estimated period when you would like to go again. You can then start looking at places and things that you missed...
Forum: General Chat 11 May 19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,426
Posted By McSleepy
Sounds like you were extremely unlucky to get the...

Sounds like you were extremely unlucky to get the wrong person on what seems to have been one of her bad days. No excuse for taking it out on you.

It is awful that you had this experience and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 May 19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By McSleepy
Mobile The pre clearance in Dublin is staffed by US...

The pre clearance in Dublin is staffed by US immigration. Once you are cleared through there you are effectively on US soil. When you land in the US you arrive in the same terminal as US internal...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 29 Mar 19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By McSleepy
Tipping a bartender is $1 to $2 per drink. ...

Tipping a bartender is $1 to $2 per drink.

Legal drinking age in Florida is 21 and they will ask for proof of age. Our son has to bring his passport to restaurant/bar even though he is 23 or they...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Feb 19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,831
Posted By McSleepy
Your names may have matched up with someone under...

Your names may have matched up with someone under their radar.

A friend of mine a few years ago had the same name as someone who had overstayed their visa and got quizzed at immigration also.

I...
Forum: General Chat 3 Jan 19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By McSleepy
First Silver Ear

Just noticed that I have got my 1st silver ear. :mickeybou

Where did that come from, I didn't think that I had got my last blue one
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Dec 18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,475
Posted By McSleepy
Have a great time.

Have a great time.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Dec 18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By McSleepy
We were there through Christmas and new year last...

We were there through Christmas and new year last year.

Christmas was pleasant and we had a lovely walk on Christmas morning.

A cold front pushed down the east coast coming up to new year and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Nov 18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By McSleepy
The weather is usually very good in April with...

The weather is usually very good in April with very few of the thunderstorms that you get every afternoon in July/August.

Parks will probably be moderately busy but then when are they ever really...
Forum: Intro's and Welcomes 3 Oct 18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By McSleepy
We booked direct with Virgin last 2 years but...

We booked direct with Virgin last 2 years but haven't booked for 2019 yet, still looking.
Forum: Intro's and Welcomes 3 Oct 18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By McSleepy
Hi and Welcome to the Dibb :wave: Have a...

Hi and Welcome to the Dibb :wave:

Have a wonderful time planning your trip.

We flew with Virgin direct from Belfast the past 2 years and got reasonable prices. At the moment it is quite a bit...
Forum: Intro's and Welcomes 10 Sep 18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By McSleepy
Hi and welcome to the Dibb:wavey: Have a...

Hi and welcome to the Dibb:wavey:

Have a wonderful time planning your trip.

We flew to Miami at Christmas but stayed overnight in Miami on Arrival night and night before departure. It is about...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Sep 18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By McSleepy
We always bring Teabags and some cereal. Fruit...

We always bring Teabags and some cereal. Fruit would not be allowed.

Use sealed unopened in original packaging.

Always declare it on the customs form.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Sep 18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,087
Posted By McSleepy
The US Consulate in Belfast used to be in Queen...

The US Consulate in Belfast used to be in Queen Street but here is their new contact details:

U.S. Consulate General Belfast, Northern Ireland
Danesfort House
223 Stranmillis Road
Belfast BT9...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 30 Aug 18, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By McSleepy
Here is a link to the service areas ...

Here is a link to the service areas

https://turnpikeinfo.com/maps-and-exits.php?show_plazas=1&road_name=floridas-turnpike&state=florida
Forum: Accommodation 26 Aug 18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,167
Posted By McSleepy
Contact the Management Company again and...

Contact the Management Company again and emphasize the numbers.

They need to get pest control to deal with this quickly. This should resolve it as you say the villa is clean.
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