Saturday, 24 October 2015

Giveaway: Florida Goodies

If you read my last post or follow me on Instagram you will see I was recently in Florida.

I was planning to put this giveaway on as soon as I got back from Florida but getting my flat ready to go on the market for sale kinda took over.

Anyway, back the the giveaway. While I was there, I did a lot of shopping and picked up some American goodies to giveaway to one of my readers. I decided to pick items from my favourite shops which include Kate Spade, Victoria's Secret and Sephora.  I know Sephora is French but it's one of my favs to shop in while away as we don't have in the UK. I really hope you like what I have picked.

The winner of my giveaway will receive:

1 Victoria's Secret Fragrance Mist
1 Sephora Nail Buffer
1 Kate Spade iPhone 6 phone cover

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Giveaway Rules
You must follow my blog via GFC or Bloglovin. 
You must be over 16 years old.
Giveaway will run from today until Midnight on Sunday 16th November 2015.
Giveaway is open to UK Residents only.
Winner will be contacted on  Monday the 16th November and will have 48  hours to respond, if no response, another winner will be chosen. 

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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Travel: Florida

I can't believe that's my holiday to Florida over and done with all ready and I hate to say it but I think that will be my last adventure for 2015. Bring on 2016. 

This year as well as Universal, (which we visited last year) we decided to do all the Disney Parks as I had never been before. First up was The Magic Kingdom.

I was pleased to discover the rides were slightly tamer at The Magic Kingdom as I'm a total wimp when it comes to scary rides! 

I was so excited when I discovered the Swiss Family Robinson tree house as it's one of my all time favourite childhood films. I can't believe my boyfriend has never never seen it so I've told him we are watching it the next lazy Sunday we have. 

The following day we took a road trip to St Augustine, the oldest city in America. It was well worth a visit, the old style buildings were like a real life Disney town. 

A visit to Universal's Islands of Adventure was a must too for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

On to another Disney park, Epcot. After a day at Epcot I felt like I had traveled the world, definitely my favourite of all the Disney parks.

A chill out day at Daytona beach was called for halfway through the holiday. 

The next day we headed to Downtown Orlando for the Sunday Farmers Market and on the way back to the car I spotted this outdoor yoga class in the park. I so wanted to join in. 

Probably my least favourite of all the parks was Animal Kingdom but I think I was just in a bad mood that day as I got completely soaked on the white water rapids and it ruined my outfit. Yes I know, my own stupid fault, don't go on a water ride and expect not to get wet. 

Another of my favourite parks is Universal Studios and it was great to see the Diagon Alley.

The last park of our holiday was Hollywood Studios. 

For more pictures of my trip head over to my Instagram.  

My Top Tips 
  • Compare hotel prices on ebookersTravel Republic and Expedia to find the best rate and don't forget to click via Quidco or Topcashback to claim cashback on your booking as sometimes you can earn as much as £50 back.
  • Sign up to receive email offers before you go. I signed up to Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and the Premium Outlets and received loads of money off codes which I used to save money on my purchases.
  • Visit Floridatix for your theme park ticket as I found this website the cheapest.
  • Purchase an Eat and Play card (£12 from Floridatix) before you go to receive discounts when eating out and on activities such as crazy golf and the Titanic and CSI experience. 
  • Beware at the car hire desk. They will try to add on extras without asking you so read carefully before you sign anything.
  • Don't waste money on sat nav, just go onto google maps (when connected to wifi of course) and screen shot the directions. We did this and never got lost once as the directions were so clear and Interstates were clearly sign posted.
  •  Visit the Tourist Information as soon as you arrive to pick up discount coupons for shopping, eating and various attractions.
  • Download the Disney app so you can use your Fast Pass. You get three per park and it saves you standing in a massive queue. 
Do you have any Florida Tips?

P.S I picked up some American goodies (Kate Spade, Sephora and Victoria's Secret) for a giveaway coming soon. Make sure you are following via Bloglovin or GFC to enter. 
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