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Florida Trips Guide - Travelling - Page 9

New York JFK Airport
John F Kennedy International Airport was, of course, named after the famous President of the 1960’s, who was, sadly, assassinated on November 22nd, 1963. Originally named ‘New York International Airport, ’ it was renamed in memory of the late preside...
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Florida’s State Roads
When visiting Florida you will notice on your map or Satellite Navigation system that many routes are signified as ‘State’ roads. These are the roads maintained by the Florida Department of Transportation or a toll authority. State Roads, usually abb...
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Cruising – Hiring a Car in Cozumel
One of the most interesting parts of a cruise is deciding what you want to see when your ship arrives in port. You can, of course, play safe and go with a tour organized by your cruise company, but Cozumel is one port where you can easily hire a car ...
Viewed 3234 times since 4 April 2009.

The new Chrysler Sebring Convertible
Two years ago in the summer of 2006 we organised, through the car rental pages of this website (http://www. orlandovillas. com/car_hire. aspx) , the hire of a Chrysler Sebring convertible. The family enjoyed the car so much that we felt that we must ...
Viewed 4315 times since 29 September 2008.

The new Suzuki XL7 by Thrifty car rental
During our last trip to Florida during the summer of 2008 we chose to organise the rental of a mid sized SUV from Thrifty car rental, bookable via this website (http://www. orlandovillas. com/car_hire. aspx) . We organised for a collection at the Rad...
Viewed 4190 times since 29 September 2008.

Thomas Cook Premier service
If you have ever flown long haul to Orlando in a charter airline economy airplane you will appreciate you are not given the biggest legroom and seat pitch in the world. If you are after a cheap upgrade why not try upgrading to one of the premium serv...
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Trip to Niagara
Last time we where at our villa, we decided that we would take a trip to Niagara Falls, the Canadian side, something that we really had wanted to see for a long time. Our trip began at Orlando International Airport on a flight to Atlanta Airp...
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My first driving experience in Florida
When I first visited Florida I was a little nervous of driving. I have many years experience driving here in the UK, but no previous experience driving in the US. The difference I was told was mainly to do with the size of the vehicles and the size o...
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Car Hire at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport
On a recent trip to our villa in Orlando we decided that, having had a busy time ensuring that our home was in perfect condition, we would take a well-earned break with a cruise from Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale. We drove down the Florida Turnpik...
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Lightly packed!!
Having successfully chosen and booked your villa, decided on the right selection of park tickets, and of course hired the perfect size car, the one thing that is often the final challenge for any trip is all that is left, the packing! ! ! I w...
Viewed 3704 times since 1 September 2008.

A Coastal Drive From Miami - Part 1
If you visit Miami, then try to find time to drive up the A1A, the scenic coastal road which runs north-south along the barrier islands, and the intercoastal waterways. It is a spectacular drive, across MacArthur Causeway, giving you fantastic views ...
Viewed 7078 times since 1 September 2008.

Daytona beach - day away from the parks
Being located around 70 miles from Orlando, Daytona is only around and hour and a half away and an ideal place to spend a day out away from the parks of Orlando. My first trip to Daytona was back in 1996 and not a lot has changed since then. Finding ...
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Shopping & Eating in Naples
Naples IS shopping With the fabulous Fifth Avenue and Third Street where you will find very exclusive shops and impressive art galleries, equal to any at Beverly Hills and the many discounted malls and outlets. Just make sure yo...
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Orlando to Key West
Visiting Orlando every year we have often looked at the map of Florida and wondered what the Keys would be like. On a recent golfing holiday we managed a 4 day extension and decided to drive down and have a look around. With 3 people able to share th...
Viewed 4179 times since 1 September 2008.

Flagler Beach
We love watching a ‘House in Florida’ on Sky TV. In one episode the presenter travelled to St Augustine, to be honest even owning a villa in Orlando and vacationing in the sunshine state for years we had never really ventured outside the ‘golden tria...
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The Pleasure of Driving in Florida
Yes, Florida has become busier over the years and yes, like everywhere else, the world’s drivers have become a little more impatient, but there is absolutely no question that driving in Florida is one of the highlights of my trips – a real pleasure w...
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Shipwreck Historium Museum, Key West
Key West, although a tiny island, just 3½ miles by 1 ½ miles, is a treasure trove of interesting places to visit, many of them centred around Mallory Square. As a magnet for artists and famous people, as well as a shipwrecker’s paradise, Key West has...
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Drive from West Palm Beach to Naples.
After four day’s in West Palm Beach we took to the road again, this time the 441 south towards Fort Lauderdale, we were on our way to the gulf coast and to the resort of Naples. On route we found ourselves skirting around Fort Lauderdale to t...
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Driving Through the Keys
If you have time, the drive down from Miami to Key West is one not to miss, particularly the crossing of Seven Mile Bridge, The Keys are home to the longest living coral reef in the western hemisphere, and there are more dive shops per square mile th...
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Florida State Road Atlas
I know this is stating the obvious but to get out and about in Florida, a car is absolutely essential…..as is a half decent road map. During my previous visits I have managed to accumulate a variety of pocket-sized versions covering different ...
Viewed 6793 times since 1 September 2008.

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