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Flying to Florida with US Airways – Part 9

Our flight across the Atlantic is over, and we are waiting for our domestic flight to Fort Lauderdale. We have flown with US Airways on our way to pick up a cruise to celebrate my birthday. Friday, September 3rd, 15. 45 Local ...
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Flying to Florida with US Airways – Part 7

We are on our way to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport via Charlotte, flying with US Airways from London, Gatwick. The first leg of our journey is over and we have landed in Charlotte. Having been through Immigration and Customs, we mus...
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All Aboard!

So, at long last you are on the plane; you will be on board for almost 9 hours so a little preparation is a jolly good idea. Firstly, make sure everyone is wearing comfortable clothes; trackie bottoms and t shirts are fine with a couple o...
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The Kia Sorento

For the first leg of our summer vacation last year we flew into Miami having pre-ordered a mid/standard sized SUV(4x4) vehicle from Alamo car rental. We were collected at the airport by a new bus system that all of the major rental companies now shar...
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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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AMBER Alerts

When we have been driving along the highways in Florida, and particularly around our villa in Orlando, we have often noticed that LED signs along the road are used to make people aware of car registration numbers of people the law enforcement agencie...
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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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The HOV Lane on the I-95 in Miami

On our regular trips to Miami or Fort Lauderdale, either prior, or following a visit to our beautiful villa in Orlando, we have normally made use of the ‘HOV’ (High Occupancy Vehicle – 2 or more people) lane on the Interstate 95, and have been please...
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Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport is located 6km west of the business district of Tampa. Close by are numerous hotels and two shopping malls, the International Plaza and Bay Street. It is a modern airport designed with a central hub from where passengers a...
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Flying to Tampa with British Airways Part 5

Immigration, Green forms, and silly mistakes. Our British Airways ‘plane has landed safely in Tampa after an excellent flight, and we are quickly off the ‘plane, and soon we will be at our lovely villa in Orlando. We walk down the corridor, t...
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Flying to Tampa with British Airways Part 4

Flying to Tampa with British Airways Part 4 – Movies, chocolate and the Bermuda Triangle We are flying over the Atlantic Ocean on our way to Tampa, Florida, and it’s the first time we have flown to out villa by this route. My second mov...
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Flying to Tampa with British Airways

It never ceases to thrill me to know that we are crossing that huge pond, the Atlantic, on our way to our villa in Florida. For years we were avid watchers of ‘Miami Vice’ and the first time we drove round this amazing city we were just holding our b...
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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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The State Nicknames Part 3

We have always been fascinated by the different number plates on American cars in Florida, and have seen all but two state plates at the last count. If you take a look at the number plates on cars you will be able to see which state the car originate...
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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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