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Florida Trips Guide - Travelling - Page 6

The Last Launch of Shuttle Discovery
It took me five attempts to see a shuttle launch. Each time I scheduled a trip, the launch got moved just outside of my time in Florida. Twice I extended my trip to try and catch it but I had no luck… Until now. Ever since I was a young boy, I was fa...
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Helicopter tours over Tampa Busch Gardens and the Alafia River.
I want to tell you about a unique experience I discovered when I was looking at things to do at Busch Gardens in Tampa. I was told about a helicopter tour over the Theme Park, not only that but you also took in other areas of Tampa. W...
Viewed 1504 times since 26 April 2014.

Key West Attractions
Key West is the southernmost city in the continental USA and one of the most distinctive. As you drive to Key West from Miami which takes approximately 3 hours 15 minutes, 161 miles, passing through Key Largo, Tavernier, Islamorada, Long Key, Cur...
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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...
Viewed 1692 times since 23 April 2013.

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...
Viewed 2335 times since 23 April 2013.

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 ...
Viewed 2003 times since 24 March 2013.

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...
Viewed 1723 times since 18 March 2013.

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...
Viewed 2159 times since 16 February 2013.

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...
Viewed 1984 times since 13 February 2013.

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...
Viewed 1847 times since 30 January 2013.

A teen’s vital tips for a long plane ride to Florida
1. Layers 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...
Viewed 2180 times since 12 August 2012.

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...
Viewed 2978 times since 27 June 2012.

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...
Viewed 3078 times since 14 June 2012.

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...
Viewed 2694 times since 11 October 2011.

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. <...
Viewed 4857 times since 8 February 2011.

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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