Hi All, I live in Dublin, Ireland and I am thinking about going to the Redlands Orchid Festival this May. I have been growing orchids for the last few years in my 10x 20 foot greenhouse with good success. We really do not have any orchid shows, festivals, that would compare with redlands and I would like to treat myself this year. Looking through this, and other forums, I have see that Redland is held in high esteem. Before I go ahead and book flights, car, etc, I hope someone may be able to answer a few questions for me. Has anyone living outside of the US, have had any issues with getting the relevant export permits for the plants I may want to buy? I know that the relevant US authorities will be there to write those permits and I will get the relevant import permits from Ireland. Can you buy plants from any of the vendors that are attending, or are you limited to certain sellers? Are there any vendors that you would recommend highly? What about hotels that are near to the redlands site? I know that I have asked a lot of questions, but I would like to get an idea on the above before I go ahead and book flights, car and hotels. Any other information would be greatly appreciated. I thank you all in advance for your time.