20th February 2017
With 35 miles of spectacular award-winning white-sand beaches and an average 361 days of sunshine per year, you are sure to find the perfect spot to soak up the sun whenever you visit St. Pete/Clearwater. Sample the local culture in Downtown St. Petersburg including the world-famous Dali museum, eat out in one of the many local eateries or enjoy the vibrant night-time scene. No two days will be the same when you holiday in this fantastic Florida destination.
9th February 2017
Thrilling, exciting and one of a kind are just some of the words that describe Universal Orlando Resort. In fact, Universal Orlando is one of the most exciting places in the world and if you’re visiting these incredible parks on your Orlando holiday this year, you’re in luck! To make sure you have the best experience possible, we’ve listed out our top tips for visiting Universal Orlando and each of these tips will no doubt help you to achieve the most of your fun-filled days.
24th January 2017
Outside of its thrilling theme parks, Orlando is a mecca for shopping. With fantastic outlets, high end malls and numerous souvenir shops, it's hard not to hit the shops on your Orlando holiday. Team Tour America have been to Orlando many times to try out the amazing shopping and collectively, we’ve come up with the ultimate Orlando shopping guide!
16th November 2016
With the exciting news that Aer Lingus will be offering a direct flight to Miami International Airport from Dublin commencing on September 1st next year, we thought there would be no better time to do a bucket list post on Miami! This stylish city, located in Southern Florida is a dream holiday destination and it's perfect to combine with a few nights in Orlando or the Florida Keys. To help you plan a trip to remember, check out our top 10 things to do in Miami.
12th October 2016
Feeling brave? Want the scare of your life? Heading to Orlando in the next few weeks? If you’ve answered yes to all three questions above, then a visit to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is a must! Not for the faint of heart, Halloween Horror Nights is known globally as being absolutely terrifying but those who visit, and have made it out alive, rave about the experience saying it was the highlight of their holidays in Orlando.
22nd September 2016
The Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands located in Southern Florida. Stretching approximately 120 miles, the Keys are home to incredible beaches, excellent water sports and stunning sunsets.
15th September 2016
Known as ‘The Sunshine State,’ Florida has unlimited opportunities to create memories that will last forever. From honeymooners to families to groups, there are theme parks, beaches, museums, outlet malls and much more to keep everyone entertained. We’ve put together the ultimate Florida road trip to inspire you for your next holiday.
19th August 2016
Walt Disney World isn’t just a Summer holiday destination. From mouth watering food, to festive parades and brand new entertainment, Autumn and Winter are magical times to visit Disney. If you’re travelling to Orlando over the next few months, keep on reading because we’ve put together the top 10 reasons to visit Walt Disney World this Autumn/Winter!
5th July 2016
The Orlando Theme Parks are busy year round and if you don’t have a plan before you visit, you may miss out on an amazing ride or show. This can be easily avoided and you can have the best time ever by following some simple tips. Check out our 20 top tips for making the most of the Orlando theme parks below!
29th June 2016
Universal Orlando Resort have released the first details of their brand new water park Volcano Bay and we are very excited! Due to open in 2017, Volcano Bay will replace the soon to close Wet N Wild and it will be based on-site at Universal Orlando.
15th April 2016
Planning a day in Walt Disney World can be a task in itself but planning with young children can be even more tricky. We’ve got a quick and easy guide for you to make your day at Disney, as magical as possible!
7th April 2016
So you've booked your holiday, you've got your Disney park passes, but now you're wondering what the Memory Maker is? Memory Maker is now complimentary with your Disney tickets and we've put together a simple guide to how the Memory Maker can add so much more magic to your holiday photos!
22nd March 2016
Daytona Beach Florida is known as the World’s Most Famous Beach and for good reason! This sun-soaked destination is packed full of fun and is perfect for visiting with your little ones. Daytona Beach is a short one hours drive from Orlando and it's the perfect place to relax after a few busy days at the parks. Here are 5 reasons why you need to visit Daytona Beach on your next Florida holiday!
17th February 2016
Everybody who visits the theme parks of Orlando falls in love with how incredibly fun they are and we here at Tour America are no different! We love how each of the theme parks takes you on a journey into an exciting world full of fun, adrenaline, adventure and magic! With that in mind. we've put together a list of the 5 stages of a day in the Orlando theme parks, which we’re sure, you will all relate too! Enjoy!
16th February 2016
Orlando is a great value US destination to visit. But sometimes, because the length of stay is longer there, spending money can go quickly. If you are planning a holiday to Orlando and you are pocket conscious, here are some tips for visiting Orlando on a budget.
11th February 2016
There are so many new attractions coming to Walt Disney World over the next few years and here’s just a taster of what’s to come.
November 18th 2016
Orlando is one of those fantastic destinations that you can visit again and again and there will always be something new! This is because the theme parks which are located in Orlando are constantly updating their rides, roller coasters, experiences and more! 2016 is proving to be an exciting year for Orlando as there are loads of new things to look forward to in each of the parks. Here are the top new rides and experiences coming to Orlando in 2016.
30th November 2015
Orlando is one of the best places to go on holidays! With parks around every corner, amazing shopping and countless places to eat and drink, you’ll want more hours in every day to fit everything in! To help you make the most of your trip and time in Orlando, there are some great apps for iPhone and Android that are available to download. Here are our top 5 must have apps for Orlando.
27th October 2015
Winter is always a magical time with warm fires, Christmas and even New Years Eve. What could make it more magical? Only Walt Disney World! When the cold weather sets in, Walt Disney World pull out all the stops to make your holiday as magical as can be. Towering christmas trees, festive decorations and yuletide events fill Walt Disney World! Here’s a handy guide on what events are happening this Winter at the home of Mickey Mouse.
15th October 2015
Florida is the ultimate family holiday destination and after a busy few days in the parks of Orlando, a relaxing beach-side stay is a must. The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel offer a relaxed, laid back environment for families with kiddies and teens of all ages to enjoy. Sun, sand, sea and buckets full of fun await you in this wonderful part of Florida! The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel are unspoilt and untouched and many of the activities in the area revolve around being outdoors.
25th September 2015
Florida is an incredibly diverse holiday destination that offers something for everyone. With exciting theme parks, stunning unspoilt beaches, amazing shopping and all the in-between, a holiday to Florida will be like no other!
22nd September 2015
Florida is a state full of culture and activities for thrill seekers, nature lovers, food lovers and just about everybody! There are so many popular attractions that are a must see and there are also attractions that you wouldn’t think of looking for! We’ve put together a handy guide of attractions and activities for you to do all across Florida! Take a look!
4th September 2015
With so much to do and see, there’s no better way to experience Florida than on a fly/drive holiday. From beaches and cities, to theme parks and islands, we’ve made a guide to help you plan your next Florida Fly/Drive holiday.
24 August 2015
Here at Tour America we just love the Orlando theme parks and one of our favourite things about the parks is the thrill rides! The feeling of a corkscrew or sudden drop is a feeling like no other! If like us you love an adrenaline rush, then keep on reading because we've put together some of the most exciting rides you can go on in Orlando!
28th July 2015
Whether you’ve just booked your Orlando holiday package or if you are just thinking about an Orlando holiday, you have to pre-plan how you will spend your time while there before you travel. There is so much to see and do in Orlando so to help you plan, we’ve made a list of ten of the best things to do in Orlando that will ensure you have the time of your life!
JULY 10, 2015
Hi everyone, Veronica here again! While in Orlando in June we stayed at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Universal Orlando and I have to say, we just loved staying on-site at Universal Studios! Staying on-site comes with many benefits and the convenience of it is great as well. Keep reading to find out why I loved staying at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel with my family!
July 6, 2015
LEGOLAND Florida is only a 45 minute drive from International Drive in Orlando and is definitely worth the visit if you are planning a trip to the empire of fun! LEGOLAND is the ideal place for families with children aged between 2 and 12 but like most who visit this part of the world, the inner child surfaces in all of us so everyone in the family is sure to have an amazing time here!
June 24, 2015
Hi everyone, Veronica here! While we were on our family holiday in Orlando, we visited the brand new I-Drive 360 entertainment complex on International Drive and we had an absolute ball! The I-Drive 360 is centrally located on International Drive and you can reach it easily by foot, the I Ride Trolley or by car. We pre-booked our tickets with Tour America before we traveled and we made a huge saving of over $100 which really helped our budget.
June 17, 2015
Hi everyone! Veronica from Tour America here. I’m just back from a fantastic trip to Orlando with my family and while we were there, we tried out the Fun Spot America theme park that’s located on International Drive. I’ve been to Orlando a lot and I’m amazed that I’ve never been to Fun Spot America! What a brilliant theme park for some family fun!
June 9, 2015
The temperatures in Orlando are starting to heat up and with so many of you heading out to Orlando on your summer holidays we thought we would compile a list of the top ways to stay cool while you are in the theme parks.
May 28, 2015
Walt Disney World in Orlando is a magical place. If you are going during the Summer this year you are in for some exciting events. Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or you love singing along to Frozen, there’s something for everyone!
March 26, 2015
Florida is one of the top destinations for a great family holiday. The great weather and the number of amazing attractions make it a non stop fun fest! But after all the theme parks and adventures, it’s nice to just lie back and relax at the beach.
May 7, 2015
If you are going on a family holiday to Orlando and you feel you might need a holiday after the holiday, we really recommend a stay along Florida’s West Coast at the end of your trip! Just a short two hour drive from Orlando you will find St Pete Beach and Clearwater.
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
International Drive, also known as I-Drive, is home to many of Orlando’s attractions, dining accommodation, shopping and more! From top to bottom, I-Drive has something for everyone to enjoy! We have made a list of 6 things to keep the whole family entertained during your stay in Orlando!
JANUARY 29, 2015
I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and I think that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Island’s of Adventure in Orlando is one of my favorite places in the whole world! Walking through Hogsmeade and then the actual Hogwarts Castle for the first time was a total dream come true for me! I was like a kid at Christmas with my head in the clouds and the magic around me.
JANUARY 20, 2015
There are lots of perks you can take advantage when staying at a Walt Disney World hotel! Firstly, when you arrive in Orlando you are greeted by a complimentary “Magical Express” transfer from Orlando’s International Airport that will take you and your luggage straight to your Disney hotel room. With this service, you are saving approximately $100 before your holiday even begins!
JANUARY 19, 2015
There are many things I love about the States but one of my favourite things is the food. I suppose wherever you go the service is outstanding, but to top it off, there is amazing value for money when you dine out.
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
This ticket is a must if you are heading to Orlando anytime soon. You will tick all your entertainment boxes with access to 6 of the best parks in Florida with just one ticket. Universal and SeaWorld have joined forces on this one and have included their best parks in Florida on the one ticket. For non stop fun at great value, this is the best option!
OCTOBER 16, 2014
Just back from a whistle stop trip to Orlando and to say I zipped straight back to my youth is an understatement. There are loads of waterparks in the area but Aquatica was just amazing. It is part of the Orlando Flexticket which brings Seaworld, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Busch Gardens and Wet n’ Wild all under the one umbrella.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Just back from a ‘Whistle-Stop’ tour of Orlando staying in the newly opened 3-star Universal Cabana Bay Beach Resort and I am feeling great. What a super addition to the Universal network of parks and hotels, which is definitely priced in the affordable category
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
A day or two at SeaWorld, Orlando is a sure way to wind down after a hard few days in other parks around the Orlando area. Start your day by getting your hands on a park map. These are located at the main gate of the park and can be found at a number of locations around the park. Make a plan of what side of the park to start in and then off you go!
AUGUST 14, 2014
If you are planning your ultimate holiday to Orlando and can’t get your head around how long you need to go for or what you should not miss, well read on. Having been to Florida in every capacity, single with pals, with partner, and with family, I can tell you it is for everyone. Your budget will dictate how long you can go for but you can have a blast in 7 days, but 14 days is certainly not too long
JULY 25, 2014
For many Irish holiday goers, Orlando is high on the bucket list of places to visit. But with Orlando being so big and with so much to do and be located near, the choice of accommodation can be overwhelming for first time visitors.
JUNE 24, 2014
It certainly is travel season with schools almost done for the summer and the sun splitting the stones. Whether you are travelling to the Cape, Florida or taking a Mediterranean Cruise some of the travel tips below may be worth considering. There is no point spoiling your well-earned break by tripping up on some minor preparation issues.
MAY 27, 2014
You know that summer is just around the corner when one of the best waterpark’s in Florida opens yet another mind-blowing ride. Aquatica Water Park, one of Seaworld’s many parks, is once again ready to take you on another thrill of your lifetime.
MAY 20, 2014
Did you hear the news? Universal Orlando Resort revealed details about Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts – the revolutionary attraction found in the heart of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. The Grand Opening date for the spectacularly themed environment will be announced at a later date.
MARCH 24, 2014
Hey everyone, Kathleen here! I absolutely love everything about Orlando; the parks, the shopping, the excitement, the weather! For me the list just goes on and on! On my last trip to Orlando in November we decided to do something a little different. We decided we would take an airboat ride around a swap and see some of the incredible wild life Florida has to offer!
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
Miami and the Everglades from Orlando – Hey everyone Kathleen here! I wanted to tell you about a great day trip we did from Orlando that took us to the South of Florida to Miami and the Everglades! If like us you need a day away from the theme parks this is a great excursion.
JULY 6, 2012
Leslie here from Tour America in Cork and I’m just back from a wet and wild adventure at one of the most amazing places on earth, Seaworld Orlando. I know a lot of people have already been to Orlando and probably very familiar with the Seaworld parks but for those of you that are not familiar you may find this helpful.