Storm Dorian

Updated 09/03/19 – As of 11 a.m. ET Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said Dorian had been downgraded to a Category 2 storm, with sustained winds of 110mph. All of Florida is under a state of emergency and authorities are urging residents to stockpile a week’s worth of food and supplies. More than 20 million Americans could feel the storm’s impact within a few days.

As of 11 a.m. ET Dorian is moving at 2 mph towards the west and the core was some 45 miles north of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, and about 105 miles east of Fort Pierce, Florida, the center said.

As of Tuesday at 11 p.m there will be curfew in place until 6 a.m and this will be in place for the next days.

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As we keep a close eye on tracking Storm Dorian, we are offering the following guidance for our guests in preparation.

  • Charge your cell/mobile phones up fully. If you do not have a portable charger then consider investing and keep this fully charged too.
  • Stock up on tinned and ambient food that does not require cooking. There will most likely be a power outage. Keep a stock that will last up to 7 days.
  • Stock up on bottled/filtered water as much as you can. The water supply may be cut off.
  • Have a flashlight handy and test for battery power.
  • Always stay indoors during a hurricane, because strong winds will blow things around. You should find an area in the middle of the house, away from external doors and windows. A large closet is advisable. Remain in the downstairs area of the house.
  • If travel arrangements are due to take place from Sunday and are likely to be affected by the hurricane, check with your travel insurance provider what arrangements you may need to make. Be prepared.
  • If emergency managers say to evacuate, then do so immediately. You should ensure your vehicle(s) is filled with gas.

For further information please visit the National Hurricane Center, Florida Distaster and Florida 511.

As we are a partner of Experience Kissimmee they are sending useful information and updates, please see the most recent communication below. “We are in close communication with the Osceola County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). As our community watches the approach of Hurricane Dorian, the OEM has asked us to gather lodging information for potential evacuees from Florida’s east coast. If you haven’t done so already, you can complete the Lodging Information form on the link below as soon as possible and return it to industrypartnerrelations@experiencekissimmee.com. Lodging Information Form

More updates to follow.

Discover Our Villa – Sunshine Getaway

The Property

Modern villa which has been beautifully furnished. This villa boasts a beautiful south facing pool area overlooking the lake which maximises your sunshine enjoyment. The deck area includes plenty of chairs and sun loungers for your party to enjoy.

The Location

Located in Lake Berkley which is approximately 30 minutes from the parks, including; Walt Disney World Resort, Sea World and Universal Studios. You are also in the ideal location to access the 192, which is just over one mile away and you’ll be spoilt for choice with plenty of shops, restaurants and more!

The Features

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • South facing pool and spa
  • Renovated bathrooms
  • Price p/n: $120 – $130

You can download a printable version here

Foodie Friday – Veggie Burger

I love veggie burgers and I am always looking for the best one and new ones to try. I thought coming to live out here it would be hard to come by but I have been pleasantly surprised. I have been introduced to the Impossible Burger (check out my other blog post for more info) and the Beyond Burger. These are by far the best veggie burgers that I have ever tasted and I would highly recommend them. I also try my best to go vegan when I can so the fact that the Red Robin veggie burger can be made into a vegan burger was real highlight.

Check out my top three picks below!

You can download a printable version here

Happy Eating!

Claire

Discover our Villa – Canadian Retreat

The Property

This villa is the perfect place for a family getaway. The villa is self-catering and is equipped with everything you need for the perfect stay. Keep the family entertained with the newly renovated games room which includes a pool table, Foosball table, dart board, a WII console and flat screen TV.

The Location

Located in Lake Berkley which is approximately 30 minutes from the parks, including; Walt Disney World Resort, Sea World and Universal Studios. You are also in the ideal location to access the 192, which is just over one mile away and you’ll be spoilt for choice with plenty of shops, restaurants and more!

The Features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Newly updated pool & spa
  • Games room
  • Newly renovated
  • Price p/n: $120 – $130

You can download a printable version here

Little Greek – Falafel and Hummus

I’m usually all about eating out at Italian restaurants or finding the best place for fish & chips so it was nice to try something different for a change. I won’t take full credit for it though as it was my husband. We’ve been passed Little Greek a few times when we been shopping at The Loop so we thought we would give it a try. It’s a quint little place with a very simple but tasty sounding menu. The highlight for us was that they had dishes for vegetarians and vegans and plenty to choose from. We decided on the Hummus and Grilled Pita, Falafel Pita and Baklava. The Falafel was a particular favourite as it wasn’t too spicy but it was full of flavour.

Tip: they put Parmesan on the Grilled Pita so if you’re vegan make sure to ask for it without as it doesn’t state it on the menu.

Check out my top dishes to try.

You can download a printable version here

Happy Eating!

Claire

Discover our Villa – Villa Pengura

The Property

Elegant spacious villa provides all the comforts of home and more. lt offers all the room you need to relax and enjoy your vacation. lt has an over-sized heated pool, deck which backs onto a conservation area to maximizes privacy. There are plenty of chairs/sun loungers for the whole family to enjoy. 

The Location

Located in Lake Berkley which is approximately 30 minutes from the parks, including; Walt Disney World Resort, Sea World and Universal Studios. You are also in the ideal location to access the 192, which is just over one mile away and you’ll be spoilt for choice with plenty of shops, restaurants and more!

The Features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Private pool & spa
  • Renovated bathrooms
  • Large Kitchen area
  • Price p/n: $190 – $210

You can download a printable version here

Foodie Friday – On a Budget

Eating out can be expensive, especially for a large group so I’ve found some places to eat that offer value for money and a wide variety of food. I have certainly enjoyed the search and I hope you can enjoy these places too.

Check out my top three picks below!

You can download a printable version here

Happy Eating!

Claire