Florida Trips Guide - Travelling - Page 16
Chevrolet Equinox - standard SUV
On a very short recent visit to Florida I chose to use Alamo to supply my rental car for our 1 week stay. On this trip I chose a Chevrolet Equinox AWD standard SUV from the parking Lot. With my wife and two teenage daughters luggage capacity is one o...
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Ford Edge ‘Limited’ - Good choice
On my last trip to Florida I chose to use Alamo to supply my rental car for our 2 week stay and was able to select a Ford Edge Limited from the rental parking lot. With my wife and two teenage daughters luggage capacity is one of necessities that has...
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Olde Winter Park
Situated about 2 miles off the I4, U. S President Chester Alan Arthur (1881–85) described Olde Winter Park as the prettiest place in Florida, and if he visited today he may still be of that opinion. Develop rapidly from 1880, when the railroad track ...
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Hollywood Beach: an overview.
Once you have been to the wonderful Orlando area a few times, your thoughts may turn to taking a side trip during your visit.
And if you do, may I recomend Hollywood Beach on the Atlantic Coast of Florida, just south of Fort Lauderdale.
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A Gold medal winning park.
Florida is literally bursting at the seams with glorious State Parks and if you are visiting the East Coast of the Sunshine State I want to tell you about one you should not miss.
This park is called Fort Pierce Inlet and it is located in...
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What to see in Pinellas County
What to see in and around Pinellas County.
Clearwater: Visitors will soon understand Clearwater’s nickname - The Sparkling City. The waters from the Gulf sparkle in the daily sunshine, and water sports are around in abundance. It is a gro...
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A day out to Clearwater
When you talk about Florida the first thing that comes into everyone’s mind is Disney and surrounding area. Little do people know Florida is famous for not only its great parks, but also its great beaches. Around 1 hour 30 min from Kissimmee is one o...
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Packing for Florida
With airlines restricting how much weight you can take on long haul flights, being able to pack the right stuff without increasing your weight has become very important. Many people take far too much stuff when they go away (probably half of it never...
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Your trip to Orlando
Orlando – Florida is the ideal place for a fun family holiday, no matter your age. Whatever you are into, there is something to suit your taste. You’ll certainly never go hungry with hundreds of different restaurants to choose from. With a Dennys, Lo...
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Visiting the Keys on a detour to a central Florida holiday
With our normal vacation destination in the Orlando area a visit to the Keys seemed an awful long way away. However we decided to extend our holiday by two days and take in the Keys as part of an arrival detour. By flying two days earlier and into Mi...
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A teen’s vital tips for a long plane ride to Florida
One thing I learned while traveling from wet, damp Scotland in the slushy winter to sunny, beautiful Florida is if you don’t make sure you can go from cozy warm to tropical cool in a second you will be uncomfortable. Wear sweatpa...
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US Airways - Via Charlotte to Florida
Looking at some of the prices for direct flights out of the UK to Florida I was wondering if we would ever get out to Orlando and our Villa. Getting withdrawal symptoms and a lack of sun pushed me over the edge into really trying to get alternative o...
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Indirect flights - Well worth the saving
When setting out your budget and looking at options to fly to Florida many people look to fly direct, without really taking much time to view the options for indirect flights. An indirect flight as the name suggests does not go direct, but uses a mai...
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The Interstate 95 Express in Miami
The Interstate 95 is a fast and very busy road, which connects Fort Lauderdale to Miami. When travelling from Orlando, via the Turnpike, to Miami Airport it is the road which joins the Turnpike. During peak hours it can become grid-locked, so a new E...
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The Dodge Caravan – Mini van (MPV)
During a recent trip to Florida we decided to have a change from renting the usual SUV (4x4) and thought we would give one of the newer generation Mini Vans a try, known as people movers in the UK. We decided to rent our vehicle from Alamo.
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The Toyota Sienna
This year whilst vacationing in Orlando we were to be joined by both my in-laws and my own parents, bringing our total party size up to 8. As both sets of parents are now elderly neither of them wished to drive so this presented me with the challenge...
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Our Outward Journey
After months of preparation and anticipation our journey is about to begin. Everything has been done, flights booked journey planned and Park tickets bought.
These days although Birmingham is our closest airport we tend to fly from Manche...
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The Reconstruction of the Florida Turnpike’s Plazas
The Florida Turnpike was first built in the 1950’s and by the time it was completed it covered 312 miles through Central Florida, down to Miami and north to Okahumpka.
Although its eight plazas have been updated over the years, they were ...
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The Royal Palm Lounge, Sanford International Airport
Whenever you fly to Orlando on a charter airline you will land at Sanford International Airport, rather than Orlando International Airport (MCO). This small airport was built to accommodate the British charter airlines and is located just north of th...
Viewed 7154 times since 11 January 2011.
How to get to Key West
The Florida Keys is a one hundred and twenty mile island chain and is linked to mainland Florida by U. S. 1, the Overseas Highway. I estimate the driving time from Miami to US1 is approx one hour. Some people only want to go to the Upper Keys so this...
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