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Forum: Beyond the Parks 28 Aug 19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,750
Posted By Alyson
Anna Maria Island - Bug Bites - Warning

Hi

We are on AMI, this is our 7th year staying here and we are 4 days in.

The bitey critters are chowing down on all of pretty good all 4 of us, including my husband, who never gets bit are...
Forum: General Chat 10 Aug 19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Alyson
Thank you, website says Has British Airways...

Thank you, website says

Has British Airways blinked first in BALPA pilot dispute?

Whilst details are slim, my understanding is that British Airways may have blinked first in the on-going...
Forum: General Chat 10 Aug 19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Alyson
Mobile BA & BALPA Negotiating today?

Just wondering if BA and BALPA will carry on negotiating today or will they resume talks on Monday? My countdown reveals my interest.

I hope that a resolution is reached and no ones holiday is...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Aug 19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,112
Posted By Alyson
Mobile I have flown Virgin UC quite a few times and last...

I have flown Virgin UC quite a few times and last year flew BA Business for the first time, I have to say I was really impressed with BA I think both are really good experiences. I do like the...
Forum: General Chat 22 Sep 18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,804
Posted By Alyson
Hello, we are on the island now, in a house a few...

Hello, we are on the island now, in a house a few minutes walk from the old pier and our house is on the water. Some parts of the island have dead fish and a slightly odd coloured water and a few...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 9 Sep 18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Alyson
Looks like it's a lot better, a lovely Dibber...

Looks like it's a lot better, a lovely Dibber messaged my from Anna Maria yesterday and said apart from the water colour having a brownish tinge that all was well, no dead fish, no smell.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 8 Sep 18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,946
Posted By Alyson
We have decided to continue with our holiday...

We have decided to continue with our holiday plans. We love the island and have read about the down turn in business and the setting up of a foodbank for local people. I felt really selfish and a...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 30 Aug 18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,946
Posted By Alyson
Thanks you post is VERY helpful, we are staying...

Thanks you post is VERY helpful, we are staying at the North end at a property on the canal. We love the beaches, we run ever morning and I love swimming in the Gulf, our villa does have a pool so...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 29 Aug 18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,946
Posted By Alyson
Question The Red Tide Is Gone - Anna Maria Island

Hello,

Today I queried the options for deferring or cancelling our holiday villa on Anna Maria Island we have paid 3,000 for two weeks there and I don't want to go and not be able to enjoy the...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 28 Aug 18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By Alyson
Have a look at the Mote beach report, that gives...

Have a look at the Mote beach report, that gives you a good indication. Clearwater looks ok :)
Forum: Beyond the Parks 28 Aug 18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,950
Posted By Alyson
We are going in two weeks for 16 nights all...

We are going in two weeks for 16 nights all booked via Mobi Beach rentals, staying at the North of the island, feeling slightly apprehensive to say the least if we could cancel without losing money I...
Forum: General Chat 28 Aug 18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,648
Posted By Alyson
Like you we are red tide watching :(

Like you we are red tide watching :(
Forum: Beyond the Parks 22 Aug 18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,571
Posted By Alyson
Beautiful photos Alicia, manatees are such a...

Beautiful photos Alicia, manatees are such a special site in the wild. Thanks for posting even though the mote beach for yesterday didn't look great your photos show that for a small island the...
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,800
Posted By Alyson
I don't take a pillow, but I do change into...

I don't take a pillow, but I do change into 'lounge wear' pj's and have a small fleece blanket, i like to be comfy and get a bit of sleep.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 22 Aug 18, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,359
Posted By Alyson
Decaff Ground Coffee, English Mustard that's...

Decaff Ground Coffee, English Mustard that's about it really. I think the choices in the super markets have got a lot better in recent years especially fresh organic choices.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Aug 18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By Alyson
We have used the card in the USA and Europe for...

We have used the card in the USA and Europe for the last couple of years. I really like the card because I can control it via the app, it's really easy to turn the card on and off
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By Alyson
Really helpful, thank you, we are flying into...

Really helpful, thank you, we are flying into Tampa with BA in a few weeks, we have flown there before on an internal flight from Key West, which was great, really quick and easy, but we have never...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 14 Aug 18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,571
Posted By Alyson
The Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce are providing...

The Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce are providing good information and updates via their Facebook page.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 7 Aug 18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,571
Posted By Alyson
Anna Maria Red Tide

Really sad to see that the dreaded red tide is in full bloom on Anna Maria Island and lots of other gulf coast areas. Lots and lots of dead fish washing up on the shore :(

Selfishly hoping that...
Forum: General Trip Planning 30 Jul 18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,603
Posted By Alyson
We stayed at Villa Paraiso in Faro park near...

We stayed at Villa Paraiso in Faro park near Playa Blanca, it's beautiful walking distance to a few shops and restaurants. Great pool and hot tub plus great outdoor living areas. There is a local...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 29 Jul 18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,773
Posted By Alyson
Looks wonderful

Looks wonderful
Forum: Accommodation 2 Jun 18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By Alyson
Hello, We have stayed there lots of times, I...

Hello,

We have stayed there lots of times, I love it, great place to chill out. The rooms are lovely and the staff are wonderful
Forum: General Chat 21 Jan 18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By Alyson
When we moved house around 3 years ago, I used...

When we moved house around 3 years ago, I used the Which site and found a BEKO condenser dryer for 189 it had excellent reviews, only one slightly ahead of it was a Miele. It's a fab dryer, easy to...
Forum: Accommodation 21 Jan 18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,126
Posted By Alyson
We stay a bit further afield at Lingfield Park...

We stay a bit further afield at Lingfield Park Hotel it's a lovely Marriott on a racecourse
Forum: General Chat 21 Jan 18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,411
Posted By Alyson
Hello, I love our USA holidays and thought I...

Hello,

I love our USA holidays and thought I would never like anywhere else, then two years ago we went to Lanzarote to Playa Blanca and really enjoyed it. We decided to return and found a fab...
Forum: Accommodation 21 Jan 18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,088
Posted By Alyson
Hi, We have booked these rooms a few times,...

Hi,

We have booked these rooms a few times, sometimes we have got our use out of it and other times not so much, if you plan to be out and about arriving at the parks early and coming back late ...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 27 Dec 17, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,827
Posted By Alyson
We have flown into Tampa from key west and it was...

We have flown into Tampa from key west and it was a breeze. We are flying there from Gatwick in September and are hoping for a similar experience
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Dec 17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,391
Posted By Alyson
We have always flown Virgin and for the last 10...

We have always flown Virgin and for the last 10 years or so used Virgin miles to book flights. Since the changes to the website reward flights are scarce and hard to find especially direct flights...
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Alyson
Thank you for the suggestion I will try that :) ...

Thank you for the suggestion I will try that :) Have a great 50th xx
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Alyson
Question Virgin Reward Seats - Your Opinion

Since Virgin changed the website finding reward seats is virtually impossible.

I have complained multiple times, they are apologetic but just say to call instead, which is time consuming and a bit...
Forum: General Chat 5 Mar 17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,066
Posted By Alyson
Incredibly sorry for your loss

Incredibly sorry for your loss
Forum: General Chat 8 Jan 17, 09:55 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 16,154
Posted By Alyson
Run, Shred, Shop, walk, Cook

Run, Shred, Shop, walk, Cook
Forum: General Chat 2 Jan 17, 04:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,407
Posted By Alyson
We are 'on it' from today' just under 10 weeks...

We are 'on it' from today' just under 10 weeks before our trip. All mince pies and chocolate rehoused. Using myfitnesspal again and went for my first run since the week before Christmas. I will...
Forum: General Chat 15 Nov 16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 31,348
Posted By Alyson
The reward seat calendar no longer exists showing...

The reward seat calendar no longer exists showing a simple representation of available dates and classes. I like the fact I could play with dates at my leisure and it was really easy to navigate.
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Nov 16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Alyson
I've been on Facebook and complained, completed a...

I've been on Facebook and complained, completed a survey online and I'm going to write to them. I'm so miffed, it's like they are making it harder to discourage you from using the miles.

The...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Nov 16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Alyson
Question Virgin Website - Reward Seats HELP

Can anyone tell me how you can locate reward seats on the new website please.

So far it's like a really frustrating guessing game, back and forth

The old system used to tell you if your dates...
Forum: Accommodation 10 Sep 16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,964
Posted By Alyson
Book direct, price works out the same plus you...

Book direct, price works out the same plus you can join the loyalty programme and after a couple of stays you get some benefits, we have had upgrades, wine in the room cheese and biscuits etc
Forum: General Chat 10 Sep 16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,924
Posted By Alyson
I wear a dress then change into my pjs for the...

I wear a dress then change into my pjs for the flight and the a quick wash and brush up before we land and back into my dress, I arrive feeling fresh
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,452
Posted By Alyson
Hello, I love a nice bottle of fizz or a few...

Hello,

I love a nice bottle of fizz or a few cocktails, but the older I get the worse the hangover for a lot less booze! very unfair!

So I decided to cut it out totally during school nights ie...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 20 Jul 16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,386
Posted By Alyson
Hello, I use Dermalogica Age Perfect skin...

Hello,

I use Dermalogica Age Perfect skin primer some Trish McAvoy cream blush and highlighter Laura Mercier eyeliner and a good waterproof mascara. Never had any problems, I don't wear any...
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