St Augustine Lighthouse & Jail
If you have a couple of days spare on your Orlando holiday, we can thoroughly recommend a trip to St Augustine; Florida' s oldest continuously settled town.
Start off in the holiday mood by heading up to Daytona Beach and taking the A...
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A1A Scenic & Historical Coastal Routes Byway
If you are heading towards the northeast of Florida, St Augustine, Jacksonville or Amelia Island, from the Orlando area, the quickest way is via I4 and I95, which will take about 2 and a half hours to get to St Augustine. However, it is not the most ...
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If you visit the Space Coast, or the Kennedy Space Center, and have a couple of hours to spare, anyone interested in Space and Astronomy should make a visit to the American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame, 308 Pine Street, Titusville 32796. Viewed 373 times since 5 April 2018.
If you haven' t been to visit the historic City of St. Augustine, it's well worth trying to make the time on your next trip. It's about a 90 min drive from the Orlando area so it can be done in a day if you get an early start, but to do it justice it...
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Direct or In-Direct Flights
This is always a quandary and there are for and againsts about both flight options.
In- Direct Flights
Our nearest airport is Birmingham (UK) so if we want to fly from here on a scheduled flight we do not have the option of fly...
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Arriving in Orlando
We usually travel by Virgin Atlantic from Manchester and arrive at Orlando International Airport between 2. 00pm and 3. 00pm. It always amazes me that when the seatbelt sign is turned off everyone jumps to their feet and stands there for the next 10 ...
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Shops and Restaurants at Concourse D at Miami International Airport
Miami International Airport is a huge building, with three main terminals which blend into one another in a crescent shape. It has a wide range of eateries and shops, some of which are available before Security, whilst many are near the gates.
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The Auto Train to Sanford, Florida
Did you know that you can take a train to Florida? Well if you are lucky enough to live in Virginia, and don’t want to drive down to Orlando, or fly, you can pick up the Amtrak Auto Train from, for a non-stop journey to Sanford, Florida. It is a grea...
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Cruising on Star Princess Part 6 A day of sun, sea and quizzes
If you have never cruised before then wondering what you will do when the ship is at sea is a question that is frequently asked. Unless you already been cruising you won’t believe how much there is to do – or not – it’s all a matter of choice. You ca...
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Oasis of the Seas for the Disabled
There is good news for those who have any disability, but who enjoy cruising, or perhaps those who wish to sample this holiday for the first time. Royal Caribbean’s latest ship, the huge ‘Oasis of the Seas, ’ which is 220, 000 gross tons, is one of t...
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Number 1 Lounge - Gatwick Airport
We always like to start our holiday by booking one of the Airport Lounges so that we can relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the airport and just start to chill before our flight to Orlando. We always try and fly from Manchester and our choice ...
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Security Measures 2010
With all the scaremongering about travelling to the United States of America, I thought I would update you with our experience of the new security systems in place at airports in the United Kingdom. We travelled on 30th December 2009 a few da...
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Virgin and British Airways
Having flown numerous times in economy class, we had decided to treat ourselves to an upgrade and fly Premium Economy using Virgin. Like most people I know, I am not a particularly good flyer but the prospect of flying in the ' bubble' was enough to ...
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New Visa Regulations for entering the USA
If you have travelled to the United States of America before, you will be familiar with the green cards that the aircrew used to hand out to you before landing in the United States and with which you were able to enter the country after passing throu...
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The laws for driving in Florida
The laws on the roads in America are sometimes different from the Uk and differ from state to state so it is as well to be warned about them. These are the rules for Florida and may not apply in other states. First the maximum limit is 60 and...
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Tips for driving in Florida
You have just arrived in Florida for your holiday and you are about to collect your rental car. Here are just a few tips to make sure everything goes smoothly. When you go to your allocated car, check for any damage and report it to the compa...
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New Visa Waiver Programme
Many previous visitors to the United States from other countries including Great Britain will be used to filling in a green form on the plane to be handed in after landing. This resulted in many cries of “has anybody got a spare pen? ” or “oh no! I’v...
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Duty Free Allowances for travellers from the US to the UK
Travellers arriving back into the United Kingdom from the good old USA can now benefit from a slightly more generous duty free allowance. These are the first changes to take place in over 15 years. Another first, and a significant change givi...
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Beware of ESTA Scams
Some people make a career from preying on the unsuspecting public by trying to make a profit out of their innocence and tricking them into departing with their hard earned cash. The new USA ESTA entry system is no different and has been the s...
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Completing ESTA online
As from 12 January 2009, all visitors who wish to travel to the US on the Visa Waiver Program must obtain compulsory travel authorisation through the new ’ Electronic System for Travel Authorisation’ (ESTA), which will automate the US ent...
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