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Florida Trips Guide - Travelling - Page 18

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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Surviving the journey to Orlando

This has to be the most stressful part of any holiday, but is especially so now with all the extra security Before you even leave home there are some things you must do if you are travelling to anywhere in the United States. First, you must fi...
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Flying to Florida with US Airways – Part 4

As a special birthday treat my husband and I are flying out to Fort Lauderdale with US Airways, via Charlotte, to pick up a Caribbean cruise. Boarding complete, our aircraft is hurtling down the runway. We are seated right by the engine, and ...
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Flying to Fort Lauderdale with US Airways – Part 2

As a special birthday treat my husband and I are flying out to Florida to pick up a Caribbean cruise. We normally visit our beautiful home, but this time we can only fit in a short trip. We have booked flights with US Airways, from Gatwick to...
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Flying to Florida with US Airways – Part 1

I have recently celebrated a special birthday and so my husband decided that we would visit Florida and go on a Caribbean cruise as a special treat. We normally visit our lovely home in Orlando, but this time we could only manage a short trip. Viewed 3951 times.

Cruising - What Happens if I Become Ill?

Nobody wants to consider the possibility of either illness or injury whilst on holiday, but on a cruise ship it is certainly reassuring that there is a medical facility just an elevator away. In fact, Princess is the first cruise line to have achieve...
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Flying to Tampa with British Airways – Part 1 Airports, x-rays and big breakfasts

The sun is peeping through the curtains and as I drift into wakefulness I remember that today we are flying off to Florida – whoopee! I can’t help it, even now when we don’t have children to travel with I still wake up with a huge sense of excitement...
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History Of New York JFK Airport

If you fly to Florida with an American carrier such as Delta, then you may well fly into John F Kennedy Airport, or JFK as it is more usually known. Originally known as Idlewild Airport, it later became Major General Alexander E Anderson Airport – qu...
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Travelling with a toddler - buggies and car seats.

When travelling with a toddler you need to consider the question of the buggy / stroller. Even the most energetic child who is considered a “good walker” will get tired walking around the theme parks and child transportation of some sort is e...
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Travelling with a toddler - the journey.

We have been travelling to Florida and in particular to Orlando for over 20 years now. Our boys took their first trip aged 9 and 7, but this year, for the first time, we are going to be travelling with a toddler – and that takes some planning! Viewed 3701 times.

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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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