Posts Tagged ‘ Florida ’

Saturday snippets: 2nd March 2019

Mar 2nd, 2019 | By

Some of Adrian’s concerns this week; A travel guide gets a 21st century update, a ban on flying to Sharm and another survey about Brexit and travel.



What’s hot: November 2018

Nov 1st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world, right now



Getting back to normal in the Florida Keys

Nov 16th, 2017 | By

Hurricane Irma badly damaged the Florida Keys about nine weeks ago. It is getting back to normal and much faster than you might expect.



Best value destinations

Oct 30th, 2017 | By

If you’re looking to wander frugally or save on a visit to pricier big-hitters, then our list of good-value getaways is the place to start



Saturday snippets: September 23rd 2017

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By

This week, the snippets column is given over to a summary of the effects of hurricanes Irma and Maria as well as the earthquake in Mexico



Saturday snippets: June 17th 2017

Jun 17th, 2017 | By

In the week that roaming charges ended in EU countries, Adrian also wonders if APD in Northern Ireland might end soon.



Saturday snippets: 25th February 2017

Feb 25th, 2017 | By
barbados beach

Belly-dancing in the Scottish style, treasure hunting in Scunthorpe and avoiding Luton Airport by going to Southend are a few of the things on Adrian’s agenda this week.



Promoting Florida

Feb 16th, 2017 | By
Minnie & Micky Mouse

Given the large amount of cash Brand USA have access to and that they are promoting the state does it matter that Florida may have no dedicated tourism body?



Saturday snippets: 26th November 2016

Nov 26th, 2016 | By
Algarve -beach vista

Prince, viagra and bulldozing BA’s HQ compete for Adrian’s attention this week as one of the largest tour operators moves into short-breaks. Are staycations on the increase next year? Cosmos seems to betting that they are.



Is Disney World one of the wonders of the world?

Sep 5th, 2016 | By
image of castle at Disney World

Almost every year along comes a survey that shows Britons are less than knowledgeable about major tourist attractions. Another has come along courtesy of holiday comparison website, icelolly.com. Only 6% of people were able to identify all seven modern wonders, with large proportions of Brits missing Christ the Redeemer in Rio, Brazil (60%) and Petra in Jordan. (67%.) When asked about how many wonders they think they had correctly identified, 15% of Brits thought they had spotted 10 out of the 21 wonders and only
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What’s hot: September 2016

Aug 31st, 2016 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world right now…



Should you visit Brazil, the Caribbean or Florida?

Aug 1st, 2016 | By

Based on the little evidence we have, and until more is known, those pregnant should give thought as to whether they should travel to Florida or the Caribbean this holiday period.



Saturday snippets:16th of July 2016

Jul 16th, 2016 | By

Adrian summarises the stories you might have missed in a week that saw yet another tragic attack that will reduce the number of tourists visiting France but, hopefully, not for long.



If theme parks don’t upgrade…

May 16th, 2016 | By
Minnie & Micky Mouse

Last week, the Florida tourist city of Orlando announced that 66 million tourists visited the area in 2015. It was yet another year of growth. But this year, the numbers may not be so rosy.



Saturday snippets: 9th April 2016

Apr 9th, 2016 | By

We visited florida and Germany in bumper numbers last year but strkes and Butlin’s birthday also occupy Adrian’s summary of the week.



Where the experts holiday: Gavin Stone, travel author and ex intelligence operative

Mar 16th, 2016 | By

Gavin Stone, a former ‘intelligence operative’, has written a book revealing the tips and tricks of travelling “next to nothing”. Result! Here the Wolverhampton-born author, who has stayed in super yachts and castles, shares some of his experiences with Just About Travel readers



Saturday snippets: 5th March 2016

Mar 5th, 2016 | By

A gin distillery at Gatwick captured Adrian’s attention this week but so did Joan of Arc’s ring, the wreck of a gambling ship off San Diego and St Piran’s Day which happens to be today.



Florida calls on us to visit

Jan 13th, 2016 | By
biking exploration

This year, Florida is aiming to persuade an additional 100,000 of us to visit the state forever linked to Disney and Universal, sunshine, sandy beaches, the Everglades and the Keys.



Saturday snippets: 14th October 2015

Nov 14th, 2015 | By

Adrian looks at the possibility of having one visa in the future to cover seven central American countries, the continuing trials of Mr Platt and how easy it was to take down Norwich Airports website.



Travel with children

Oct 24th, 2015 | By
holidays may, just may, get cheaper if APD is removed from under 12's

Having children doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling



What’s hot: October 2015

Oct 1st, 2015 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now



Saturday snippets: August 29th 2015

Aug 29th, 2015 | By

Some of the less well publicised events happening this bank holiday weekend and next week attract Adrian’s attention this week.



Notes from a traveller: part 11

Jul 21st, 2015 | By

Kaye’s itchy feet have taken her to Asheville. Read the latest instalment of her ‘Notes from a traveller’ series, only on Just About Travel




The Easter getaway is upon us

Apr 3rd, 2015 | By

Starting today, some 1.8 million people will be leaving the UK for an Easter break with who knows how many taking to the roads for domestic breaks.



Saturday snippets: 27th December 2015

Dec 27th, 2014 | By
fireworks over Sydney Harbouir Bridge

Adrian ponders on new year celebrations now that Christmas is over.



Fifteen minutes of fear

Oct 29th, 2014 | By
Haunted Mansion

Many of us seem to like to be frightened. And that is good for tourism so they create visitor attractions that scare us.



Have you heard the one about the manatee and the space shuttle?

Oct 24th, 2014 | By
space shuttle Atlantis

Adrian spends a day (all he had but wanted more time) at the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s Atlantic coastline.



Kissimmee without Disney

Oct 12th, 2014 | By
Big Fun Center

Too old for Disneyworld, (is anyone other than him too old for Disney?) Adrian explores the many other attractions of Kissimmee, the Florida city that probably only grew because of Walt.