Believe or not, there was a place called Florida before the “Worlds” began. Long before all the high profile theme parks and attractions Florida was a favored vacation destination. The simple elegance of the state brought families, stars, and leaders of industry and state to the Sunshine state to enjoy a seaside Florida and all it had to offer.
Florida is the perfect get away for anyone wanting to experience a seaside vacation. Florida is a peninsula offering easy access to the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; you are never more than a day trip from either at any given location in the state. Florida is blessed with an abundance of lakes and rivers as well. So, whatever your definition of seaside is, Florida has it.
Old Florida’s vacation industry was built on the enjoyment of water. You can still find old Florida’s seaside vacation enjoyment wrapped up in the hospitality, charm and affordability throughout the state. Leave the theme parks alone and explore US1, historic 441 also known as Orange Blossom Trail, highways 50 and 1792 you will be sure to find some unique vacation jewels.
Highway 50 will carry your from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, and across some gorgeous little Florida hamlets and historic rivers. Pine Island is a hidden jewel that some “so called Floridians” have never heard of or experienced. Generational Floridians have enjoyed the fishing, beaches, camping and cozy accommodations of the tiny town perched on the west coast for over a century. This is old Florida with its natural beauty, southern hospitality, and relaxed pace. It is what the Keys were and what Pine Island has always has been and continues to be.
There are many more wonderful stops that are all off the beaten path of Florida offering a unique seaside Florida vacation. Save some money and experience Old Florida. Seaside Florida vacations are what Old Florida does well.
Finally, the day has come. For thirty years you have been saving up for it. You’re going to deliver on that promise you made your wife all those years ago; the one that made her marry you in the first place: you’re taking a luxury cruise!
The time has come. The internet brings you a cruise deals website that you have been frequenting for a month now, and you have narrowed it down to three options: the Canary Islands, the Caribbean or a deluxe Transatlantic cruise. Which one should you choose? Obviously, you cant ask the Mrs for input. It is the big surprise. Perhaps this article can help.
Whats a luxury cruise all about?
A luxury cruise is all about you. That is the long and the short of it. You are paying good money for top service, top food, top entertainment, top everything. Generally, a luxury cruise is smaller, with a greater staff-to-guest ratio. On these luxury cruises, staff members are often handpicked to give you the best possible service. The service is often of a standard equal to that of the queens. Luxury liners often have extra amenities too. Perhaps a spa forms part of the ship, or a gym, whereas with a normal cruise ship, it may not be the case.
Let us take a look at a few luxury cruise options.
Cross the Atlantic in style! You will have captain Nemo green with envy when aboard a luxury ship cruising the Atlantic. Gaze out over the incredible mass of water that is known as the Atlantic; wonder at the magnificence of the wide-open ocean; sip on a pina colada while enjoying the sun on your face and wind in your hair. This is sure to impress the missus!
If you think that a Transatlantic luxury cruise is all about gazing out over billowing waves, and no more, think again! Outstanding cuisine, top quality on-board entertainment and fantastic accommodation all form part of this perfect picture.
The cruise starts either in the UK, or one of the Mediterranean ports of Madeira, France, Italy or Spain. You board the ship to spend six nights in utter luxury, doing as much as you wish, or nothing at all. You can disembark at a port in the Caribbean, New York or Florida, fresh as a daisy.
Return can happen one of two ways: you can choose to fly back home, or opt for a fourteen-night pleasure trip! The latter is of course the jet-lag-free option.
Glorious beaches, sunshine year round, fantastic scenery, days filled with fun, nights filled with stars. That is a Canary Islands cruise in a nutshell. The Mediterranean has always been a popular holiday destination, and for good reason. It is a paradise. The other bonus of cruising to the Canary Islands is that it is a very short flight back home to the UK.
The Caribbean is a magic phrase. Go ahead, say it aloud the Caribbean! If there are people around you, it should automatically invoke reaction. It is a phrase synonymous with perfect luxury sun kissed vacations. If fitness is your thing, do your workout routine in the fitness center; or relax in the aqua spa. Call room service in the middle of the night just to see how fast they are. Enjoy exceptional meals. You can not go wrong with this option.
The bottom line
I hope this article helped you make a decision as to which cruise option you should choose. Although, perhaps it made it even harder for you! However, you can not go wrong with any of the choices above. And the missus will love you a tad bit longer too.
This post is written from a travel writer with a taste for the finer things in life Steven Taylor. He will guide you around some of the highest caliber holidays to stick around.