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We prebooked onto paddle boarding through Buena Vista Watersports located on highway 535. It took us about 45mins to find it and allowing for August traffic. Look out for Holiday Inn on the right hand side, the entrance is directly after, opposite the large blue superstore and gift shop. We missed it first time!🙄 We had to check in and sign waivers then off for a 2 minute safety instruction and w...

We'd heard LOTS of bad reviews on Volcano Bay, mainly about them reaching capacity and people not getting in, but it's really not all bad... One of us was looking forward to the day (and it wasn't Steve, Conner or me!!). 🙋🏻‍♂️ We already had our tickets as we bought the three park ones from Attraction Tickets Direct which included both Universal parks and Volcano Bay with unlimited entry for 14 ...

St Augustine is located on the North East coast of Florida (above Daytona) and claims to be the oldest city in the US with a strong Spanish history and feel (established 1565). 🇪🇸 We left at 9am and arrived at 12pm - one stop for fuel and one for restroom and refreshments (had to be Dunkin Donuts!) 🍩 In hindsight we should have left earlier. 😔 We had a couple of Florida-style downpours on the ...

Yesterday we headed out late afternoon to Cocoa Beach after a late brunch at IHOP - the pier is 1.5hours from the villa. We arrived about 4pm and parked in the car park at the pier. During the day there's an attendant taking parking fees which are $15 for the day. As we arrived late, there's no attendant and parking is free. 👍🏻 None of us are beach goers so couldn't manage a full day on the beac...

Early start yesterday! Alarm at 7.30am and left the villa by 8.30am. Arrived at parking and decided to go Premium again to get closer to park entrance and we were the second car in the bays! Busier walk in than last time probably due to the nicer weather after the last few days. *Tip #1- check you've preloaded your payment card before you get to the Express ticket queue so you don't have to make t...