TTT&T's Orlando kicks

Travel Trade Tickets and Tours, part of NAR UK LTD, has added a new product to its Orlando programme: Orlando City Soccer Tickets.

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Various tickets options, including the ‘Supporters Section’ which sees you standing shoulder to shoulder with home fans dressed in the club’s purple colours, start from £23pp.

Agents receive 10% commission on all tickets sold.

Lisa Fuller of Travel Trade Ticket and Tours said: “The atmosphere in the new stadium is great, it’s family friendly, clean, easy to get to………and they even sell good beer!”

Orlando City began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2015 and, with an impressive roster (squad) of players, is expected to be title challengers this year.

The team’s season kicked off on March 3 with a 1-1 draw (after a stoppage-time equaliser) against D.C. United, played in front of a sell-out crowd of 25,527.

Upcoming fixtures at Orlando City Stadium include New York Red Bulls (March 31), Portland Timbers (April 8) and San Jose Earthquakes (April 21).

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Ant and Dec's Universal date

Ant and Dec are to host the finale to their Saturday Night Takeaway series with a party-themed-broadcast live from Universal Orlando.

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The seventh and final show of the series at Universal Orlando will feature spectacular stunts, star guests and plenty of surprises.

Universal Orlando Resort and Virgin Holidays are offering one lucky winner a seat on the Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway plane.

The prize includes seven nights’ accommodation at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, complimentary park access to all three Universal Orlando theme parks, tickets to Blue Man Group and seats to the live finale.

Universal’s sixth on-site hotel – Universal’s Aventura Hotel – will welcome guests from August this year, a month that will mark the one-year anniversary of Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park.

For details on how to enter visit virginholidays.co.uk/Saturday-night-takeaway.

For information on Universal Orlando Resort see universalorlando.co.uk

Anna's California road trip

Visit California and British Airways are partnering on a campaign featuring actress Anna Friel for the second  successive year.

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The co-funded $1million campaign sees Anna showing her best friend Lauren around Southern California as they reconnect on their friendship during an off-road trip.

The 2018 campaign demonstrates all kinds of activities from cycling along Huntington Beach’s sandy shores to exploring the stunning Joshua Tree National Park, to meditating in a desert shamanic Drum Circle.

The initial three-part series aired in 2017.

Anna and Lauren’s video adventures can be viewed across Facebook and on the British Airways homepage, where consumers can discover Southern California and create their own bespoke itinerary on the new California Hub, which will also showcase additional California guides.

California expects to welcome over 750,000 UK visitors in 2018.

For details see britishairways.com/en-gb/destinations/california.

Ford Museum worth the drive

Michigan’s Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation has been voted one of the coolest museums in the world for families.

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The accolade by the New York Times was awarded to the facility for being 'chock-full of inventions, machines and pieces of Americana'.

Among the most popular artefacts, exhibits and experiences is the Rosa Parks Bus.

The bus was where in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 1 1955 Rosa Parks, an African-American seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white man, breaking the existing segregation laws.

Visitors can step inside the bus and take the same seat.

There’s also a section on freedom and justice that covers everything from revolution to suffrage to civil rights.

Other museum exhibits include Abraham Lincoln's chair from the Ford Theatre in Washington DC (where Lincoln was assassinated) and early aviation pioneers the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop.

The museum, a National Historic Landmark located in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, was also highlighted for its Driving America exhibit, featuring 130 cars and 20 interactive exhibits.

Driving America, which looks at America’s favorite mode of transportation, features some of the earliest automobiles to take to America's roads.

Among the historic automobiles are the presidential limousine of John F. Kennedy (pictured).

The museum was founded in 1829 by the automobile industrialist Henry Ford.

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Sleep next to literary giant

The family home of U.S. literary legend F. Scott Fitzgerald is now welcoming overnight guests in Montgomery, Alabama.

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The historic two-bedroom apartment is housed in the former home of the Jazz Age celebrity, who is perhaps best known for penning The Great Gatsby.

Fitzgerald shared the home with his wife Zelda, a well-known painter, writer, dancer and socialite. The home is also the only dedicated museum to the couple.

The two lived there in 1931 and 1932, writing portions of their respective novels, Save Me The Waltz and Tender Is The Night.

After they moved, the home was divided into four apartments.

Over the past year or so the Fitzgerald Museum has been actively furnishing and preparing the vacant two-bedroom apartment located on the second floor of the home for a new writer's residency and a lodging space open to the public.

Starting from £110 a night, it features modern amenities, a full kitchen and bathroom. There is a separate living room, dining room and sun porch, all with views of the sprawling magnolia tree on the front lawn.

Guests receive a complimentary tour of the museum.

The house is located in historic Cloverdale, one of Montgomery's oldest and most unique neighbourhoods located just a mile from downtown.

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The tastes of Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market, one of America’s largest and oldest public markets, turned 125 years old in February.

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The downtown market – featuring over 80 merchants selling food, groceries, gifts and more - reflect the fact that Philadelphia is a melting pot of global cuisines.

Suggest visitors try a Philly cheesesteak, which consists of thin slices of steak, onions and melted cheese served in a long, crusty roll; Cajun cuisine such as gumbo, jambalaya and deep-fried macaroni cheese at Po’ Boys at Beck’s Cajun Café; roast pork sandwich made from thinly sliced pork, sharp provolone, broccoli rabe and a long hot (spicy pepper) at DiNic’s; and homemade blueberry pancakes at Down Home Diner.

Offerings at the National Historic Landmark building also include Pennsylvania Dutch goodies like Amish-Style Rotisserie Chicken at Dienner’s Bar-B-Q.

Reading Terminal Market is open to the public from 08.00-18.00 Monday to Sunday.

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