Tuesday, 19 November 2013
One of the most popular twin centre holidays in the world combines the beauty and majesty of Orlando and Miami. Florida has plenty of great attractions but it is inevitable that attention is drawn to theWalt Disney World resort. This makes Florida the ideal destination for families with young children and those who are young at heart. Of course, if there is so much focus on family fun and entertainment that is suitable for children, an Orlando trip can seem a little one paced or aimed at a certain market.
This is where taking a US holiday with a stop-off in Miami can allow everyone to experience the wider range of options afforded by Florida. Miami is an extremely cosmopolitan city, and a trip to this part of the world will live with you for a very long time. If you like to see how the other half live, the luxury and opulence of Miami is going to make this a place that you need to visit. With million dollar homes and the most vibrant nightlife you are likely to find in America, Miami is the place to be if you are looking to have non-stop action.
Miami is the city of celebrity
When it comes to Miami accommodation, there are few more famous resorts than the Fontainebleau Hotel. One of the most famous hotels in the world, this venue has played host to some of the biggest names in the world. Lovers of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr and the rest of the Rat Pack will adore being in the same venue where the lads developed and honed their reputation. If you take an opposite view on celebrity culture, the hotel was also the inspiration for Neil Young, being the title of one of his songs where he mused on the negative influence that celebrity culture had on the American population in the 1970s. No matter what your outlook on life is, this hotel has been at the heart of Miami life for over half a century and it is a fascinating place to stay.
The hotel itself offers a top quality service but knowing that there is so much history steeped within the walls makes this the natural choice for anyone looking to experience the very best that Miami has to offer. The Fontainebleau is situated directly on Miami Beach but it also offers four pools for all of the family. Miami has a lot to offer but with restaurants and spas, if you ever felt like a lazy day, this resort can provide everything you need.
If you want to explore Miami but wish to retain the freedom to travel where you like if the mood takes you, a Go Car is likely to be the most attractive tourist option. These cars provide a narrative as you tour around the city and the GPS ensures you always know where you are. So does the Go Car, so you get all the benefits of a tour guide in the comfort of your car! You can travel at your own pace and even take breaks when you want and your tour guide will remain present and ready to provide you with information about your local area.
If you find meeting the needs of everyone in your family or travelling party is difficult, booking a twin centre holiday that combines Orlando and Miami may be the perfect break.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
As you can imagine, January, February and March are very popular months of the year with respect to taking a break in Florida. Consumer research indicates that Florida is hugely popular in these months with holidaymakers travelling down from Canada. When you consider the climate in Canada in the opening three months of the year, it is very easy to see why permanent sunshine is going to appeal. If a new year starts off in a miserable fashion where you are, taking a trip to Florida to enjoy the beaches of the Gulf Coast could be the perfect antidote to the bad weather blues.
As the year carries on and the rest of the world starts to brighten up, Florida continues to get hotter and warmer. April, May and June provide the perfect chance to enjoy the clear blue skies and warm waters of Florida beaches. With the exception of some of April, these months are out with the traditional school holidays, so Florida is not quite the tourist trap that it becomes when the schools are out for summer. There is no denying that Walt Disney World Resort is a fantastic reason to visit Florida, but it is far from being the only reason. Heading to the Gulf Coast region can provide you with stunning views, a fantastic climate and enough memories to keep you smiling during the rest of the year.
Take a break from the tourist trapOf course, even when Florida becomes packed with families in July and August 2015, the Gulf Coast will provide you with respite from the popularity of the main tourist spots. Many travellers are combining an Orlando villa break with a week on the Gulf Coast, offering them the perfect combination of entertainment, fun and relaxation on their trip. It can be difficult to meet the needs of everyone in your family but an Orlando villa break twinned with a Gulf Coast break can help everyone to feel as though they’ve had the holiday they were dreaming of. When it comes to finding affordable and stylish accommodation in the Gulf Coast in Florida in 2015, you will not be short of options. There are villa rentals and hotel rentals for a variety of budgets in Anna Maria Island. You will also find a number of high quality apartment options in Cape Coral, Bradenton, Fort Mayers and Sanibel.
There is accommodation to suit your budget, needs and ideas of a perfect holidayIf you think that a hotel would suit your pace of trip, there are plenty of options that stand out. The Inn on Fifth is highly recommended, while Tiki on the Beach or any of the Hampton Inn & Suites in the region will more than look after you and your travelling party. Given the agreeable climate and what is on offer in the Gulf Coast, it is likely that you won’t be spending a lot of time in your hotel apartment. However, it is nice to have a quality pool and a room where you can relax. There are hotel options for every budget and depending on when you travel, there is some exceptional to be found.
Taking a trip to the Gulf Coast can provide you with a different Orlando break than most people are looking for. If your idea of a perfect Summer 2014 Florida holiday involved great weather and plenty of relaxation, this is likely to be a destination that is tailor made for you. No matter the time of year, the Gulf Coast provides the perfect opportunity to receive a warm welcome when you take a break.
Thursday, 24 October 2013
If you wish to travel as far down as the The Keys then Hawks Cay is a fabulous family resort and a real treat for those that love the sea life. With onsite docks that put you within reach of a reef, Atlantic bottlenose Dolphins both dockside and in their saltwater lagoon, Diving and a large array of water sports. The Hawks Cay hotel room styles are all located just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, gourmet dining, swimming pools, water activities and more.
Monday, 21 October 2013
Monday, 30 September 2013
Haunted house announcement that is guaranteed to be a shocker!
"Seven houses and one terrifying street experience have been revealed… but it’s not over yet. Which house are you most excited about? We're excited to tell you about the 8th house."
The magical horror journey will continue to surprise ALL so keep a wide look about for the reveal of the" 8th house" here at Charter Travels Facebook.
I see from Twitter and various other social feeds that three buildings are original to Universal Orlando so expect...the unexpected and book your holiday today with Charter Travel - Florida holiday Experts.
- Afterlife - Well here Death's Vengeance 3D features a serial killer, the electric chair and the hereafter. Universal says "You will go on Bobby's journey from 2,000 volts to where his victims have patiently waited."
- An American Werewolf in London - Based on the 1981 film, this will have a facade/entrance based on the Slaughtered Lamb pub seen early in the film. John Landis even brings us some truly original themes throughout so expect numerous sightings of the werewolf in the crazy house of thrills and scares. "Its many appearances in the maze are completely articulated puppets!"
- The Cabin in the Woods - Based on a recent film that ripped the horror genre inside out this night is packed up like sardines with interesting and various creatures that we expect to see in "real life", yet only in our wildest dreams.
- Evil Dead - Well expect pure tingles down your spine in this fascinating classic movie remake. "Our scenic and decor teams are absolutely top notch ...This maze IS the movie in every way!"
- Havoc - Derailed is an original yet sequel house. In the past: An experimental super soldier program known as the Dogs of War went horribly wrong. Today: The soldiers are being transported by train and something goes horribly wrong. "The battle will begin in the claustrophobic confines of train cars ... then derailment into an all-out war amongst the twisted wreckage."
- Urban Legends - La Llorona -- "This maze will involve water effects, video projection and aesthetically it's just gorgeous to look at." Looking forward: We chose not to subtitle the maze but instead give it the header of 'Urban Legends', I am sure this is because Universal is hoping in coming years to use it more?
- The Walking Dead - Based on the AMC television show, returns for a second year at HHN. The house itself is larger with new content and the "Walking Dead" also overflows into the streets in a big way, taking control over the entire zone so remember to watch your back at every turn...
Saturday, 21 September 2013
- Book a selected Walt Disney World Hotel and Ticket Package for five nights or more and everyone dines for FREE
- Disney Dining Plans to choose from with over 100 dining locations
- Enjoy all the Disney attractions with the 14 day Ultimate Passes
- Lots of Magical extras
- FREE in resort credit in the form of a Disney Gift Card
- Magical Express return Airport to hotel transfers
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Monday, 16 September 2013
" Where Do I Go? "
Saturday, 23 March 2013
First of all a great place to visit is of course… The Grand Canyon! One of the world’s most amazing and famous natural wonders, so why miss it out? Did you know? The Grand Canyon is over a mile deep, 227 miles long and 18 miles wide!
We at Charter Travel hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the great holidays you can take in the State of Arizona. For more information get in touch today and one of our helpful consultants will be more than happy to guide you for your USA holiday – we also have some fantastic holiday ideas for combining trips to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas amongst many other twin-centre holidays combining Arizona.
Be sure to check back for the next A-Z Holiday States Guide entry!
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Saturday, 9 March 2013
Monday, 4 March 2013
Cruising is a unique experience and a time to blend family time with visiting many destinations. A Disney Cruise brings the world class hospitality that Disney offers, to the oceans, and there is something for everyone on a Disney Cruise. Disney Cruise lines have been named the no.1 cruise experience for families and has been recognised as the best cruise experience in the mega-ship category, once on board you will see why.
Disney are delighted to offer once again the Mediterranean Disney Magic cruises from Venice and Barcelona. The season begins From May 2014 and runs through until August 2014 offering many European wonders along the way taking in some of the Greek Islands and Sicily for the very first time. For the first time Disney Cruise lines will homeport in San Juan during 2014, with the Disney Magic embarking on four cruises to the Southern Caribbean. Setting sail from Miami on four night Bahamian and five night Western Caribbean cruises. Port Canaveral to the Caribbean and the Bahamas sees a selection of itineraries and each one will make a stop at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay. The Disney ships offer a floating world of luxury and grandeur along with the traditional Disney Magic (excuse the pun). From staterooms and pools, to days filled with entertainment, youth clubs and nightclubs to unwind and let your hair down, to relaxing adult only areas and lounges to sip those cocktails. The whole family will be overwhelmed with the impressive Disney Cruise ships and you will be left with magical memories to last a lifetime and start planning the next Disney holiday.
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
So Easter is a peak season at Disney World for obvious reasons, it’s a very busy time to visit so make sure you plan ahead and get to places early! We’ve listed a selection of activities available for you:
- Meet Mr and Mrs Easter Bunny at Magic Kingdom.
- Go Easter egg hunting and join in with the other Easter activities on Easter Sunday at Epcot.
- Decorate Easter Eggs at a selection of the Disney Hotels.
- Treat yourself to a special Easter lunch at certain Walt Disney Restaurants.
Friday, 15 February 2013
Charter Travel have been advised by ABTA that the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles have suspended the state’s recently enacted International Driving Permit requirement and is pending further study. International visitors who plan to drive in Florida will now only need a valid driver’s license issued from their own country (both parts - if applicable) and a major credit card.
Thursday, 14 February 2013
However, after some extensive research it has come to light that if you have a UK driving license and you are planning on driving in Florida then you will need an International Driving Permit. This came into action on the 1st January 2013 and can be purchased from your local post office - currently priced at £5.50.
As it stands we are aware that this is just a law that has been implemented in the state of Florida, however there may be a possibility that it will be adopted in other states so be sure to check with your local post office if you plan on driving in the USA. You will find more information on this at your local Post Office and The AA.
Saturday, 9 February 2013
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
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