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Online Guide and Forum for the Florida-fan in preparation for the holiday and use while in Florida with information about cities, activities, accommodation, catering and tours
Ocean Drive

Ocean DriveThe Ocean Drive is Miami Beach, South Beach accurate. Here you can find everything that most tourists associate with Miami: Art Deco, beautiful beach, beautiful people, celebrities, fancy cars and an expensive place this extraordinary road. During the day, advertise Resaturants with Happy-hour specials that are still more expensive than the normal Florida offer. You need to do in order to welcome even a few people to lunch can. Because at noon the most holiday lazing on the beach.


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Customs regulations for entry into the US
CustomsUpon entry into the United States, there are rules for customs imports of food and special items. It is generally prohibited to import animal and vegetable products such as fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, plants, soil and seeds. The carriage of weapons, knives, fireworks products, pornographic materials, drugs and poisons is strictly prohibited. Duty free is the importation of 1l spirits, cigarettes or 200 50 2 cigars or kg tobacco, gifts worth up to 100 USD for non-Americans and 800 USD for Americans.
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Florida Scout TV: Anna Maria Iceland
On our short tour of Anna Maria Iceland you experience the cozy island with its beautiful beaches. Here there is neither skyscrapers nor mass tourism and hardly chain restaurants:

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Miami Street Art on the Wynwood Walls

wynwood wallArt is present everywhere in Miami, but the Wynwood Walls in the same district are already a very special experience. You do not even know where to look first in all the blaze of color, cheeky, inspiring and very professionally conjured by numerous artists from all over the world on the walls of the once threatened by decay district of Miami.


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Sheepshead: zebra stripes and sharp fins
sheepsheadSheepshead is a type of bream and swims in the 20 28 ° C to warm coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the North Atlantic, the Caribbean and Central and South America. One finds the saltwater fish in areas with rocky ground, on docks, bridges, piles, artificial reefs and in mangroves.
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Traffic rules in Florida

Florido trafficIn Florida makes driving fun: The roads are mostly "straight on", even in towns the traffic is often four or multi-track, there are, in the centers of the few large cities always plenty of parking while shopping, in a restaurant, etc. My German license is valid for a stay of up to six months, unless a hike, then other rules apply. A gas station you can always find in your area and the locals drive particularly in South Florida already with the "Caribbean close" rest of its neighboring islands. Nevertheless, there are rules, of which we have put together the most important below.


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Flights in the Sunshine State
Airfares are in recent years due to CO2 saving building measures to improve as the climate changes rapidly increased. There are hardly any tickets for Return under 500 EUR, but prices rise during the holidays or at Christmas and Easter to outrageous and can quickly be times over 1000 EUR. Whereas previously still have offered direct flights to any of the airports listed many German cities, you will find these today less and must for a cheap price fast times take two stops in purchasing.

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Lincoln Road Mall

lincolnroadmallThe Lincoln Road Mall is the way to onlookers and again it goes - like everywhere in Miami Beach - about seeing and being seen. Of course you can also find shopping and in a mixture, which can rejoice every budget. If you want to bring a hot groovy T-shirt or a sexy-Bermuda Short home, you may be able to find just like a high quality designer dresses. The stores with the - shall we say - tourist offer inexpensive goods peculiarities, with which one the "look-times, I have been there" feeling even can bring from home.


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Black Grouper: Game fish from the depths
Black Grouper1The black grouper (english Black Grouper) is a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae and an excellent food fish. He has an elongated, strong and cylindrically extending body. Its color varies from gray to olivgrünlich. The upper body is usually mamoriert dark gray to dark brown. The segments appear rectangular and are lighter in the middle.
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Saint Augustine: oldest city in Europe

Florido perfect dayThe perfect day in Saint Augustine

We arrive early to Saint Augustine - especially in the summer months, because sightseeing in Florida bring a sweat. In front of the Castillo de San Marcos we can easily park our car. In the fortress - believe it or not - we learn something from the 350 years old Florida. This is very unusual, and because that represents a striking contrast to the other "water-beach-sun" feeling, we enrich our vacation in Saint Augustine with some culture.


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Miami: Lively exoticism with Caribbean Spirit

Miami1Irrepressible joie de vivre, with lively exotic Caribbean feeling with pastel paint - this is the city of the rich and famous, to which you would like to join once in life. Was it once there, you do not really want to leave. The city attracts a magically and gives the impression that there are only happy people are here. No wonder, because when the sun glistens on the VIP Islands with its numerous luxury villas and yachts, you feel, even if you go just past it, belonged for a short time. Then you can buy a sinfully expensive cocktail on Ocean Drive and participates in the perpetual "see and be seen".


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Florida Scout TV: Evening in Cape Coral

Chill out with us at Cape Coral beach and watch the fishermen on the pier to. There are usually free to gorgeous sunsets.

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Fort Myers: City of Palms with beach

Florido perfect dayThe perfect day in Fort Myers

Have we our quarters conveniently based in one of the many motels or hotels in Fort Myers Beach, we wake at best on a morning swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Are also numerous here the little restaurants and bars, which often have a typical American breakfast.
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PrimaKlima in Florida - sometimes more, sometimes less

Florido sunAs is common in the tropics is also available in Florida, a dry and a rainy season. Especially in the summer months the weather can thwart vacation plans again and again. Because when it rains, it does mostly right - and sometimes it is also dangerous, especially if you might just generally located at fishing or traveling by boat. From November to April winter is from May to October summer time.

In winter there are 21 ° C and a lot of sun, which is disturbed by almost no rain. From May to October it rains regularly. This makes it not only very hot but also humid. This weather takes place in July / August its peak.

Now the "right" time travel depends on what you want to do and where it a breath away in Florida. Because of Panhandle in the north to the Keys in the south, the weather is different in some cases very. Therefore, there will be additional climatic information in the individual regions. Loves to bike and kayak tours, you want to explore the natural parks or visit Disney World, you should come to Florida in the winter months. Disadvantage: It is expensive because the snowbirds populate the Sunshine State. Particularly in Miami and South Florida then season, which also attracts larger crowds after himself. In North Florida Panhandle as it is too cold in winter, so here incomparably less, but nevertheless the summer rather attracts the tourists.

Preference is given to the sun, beach and sea, you can indulge in the bathing tubs located in the Gulf of Mexico. However, there is from June to November, the risk of having to tell of the experience, "Hurricane" to loved ones at home. Because the hurricane season falls during the summer time with its peak in September and October.


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Six Ways to Green Card

greencardMany roads lead to Rome: for emigrants the coveted green card is the target at the end of a long and often arduous process. Below six ways to show how a potential immigrant to highly anticipated "Green Card" comes, including marriage, family reunification, jobs or investments.


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Discover Florida from the water

boatingBoating in Florida is a "must do", because only from the water you can experience the Sunshine State in its consummate glory. Thus one finds at the more than 1400 kilometers of coastline most beautiful white sand beaches or you can be at selected fishing spots to catch his dinner. On Water Flipper is an ordinary companion, which one often encounters. At the latest when the American woman cries on the neighboring boat in high tones "Oh my god", you should reduce speed and look where it hinguckt.


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Without a rental car is not much
The American goes to the opposite on the road supermarket by car, he goes - no even goes to the gym, and out of that he goes for a walk with the dog, he travels by car, the smallest possible distance. Simple as Walking - None. Public transport is, but school buses can be seen more often. Especially in rural areas is nothing without car. Motorcycling is also possible, but you should in the rainy season from mid-June dispense better on it until the end of September.

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Florida Keys: Islands of blissful dropouts
keys3Water, lots of water - turquoise, warm and clear - surrounds the paradisiacal Florida Keys. The 180 kilometer long island chain holds many surprises and a trip there should be made not only with the aim of Key West - even if that is the best known and ausgeflippteste among 45 Islands. A bit unrealistic, a little adventurous and overall very slow one feels the inhabitants, their origin, on the whole is very different, yet they all have one thing in common: They are a little different from everyone else.
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check health insurance before traveling

Florido TipPerhaps the best medical care in the world do you get in America, and accordingly much money they may cost. Therefore, one should conclude before the trip absolutely a foreign health insurance if your own insurance covers any costs abroad. It is necessary to clarify further whether the insurance the costs charged directly doctor or hospital or you have to interpret once the amount and get reimbursed later.


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Emerald Coast: beaches and water of superlatives
Emerald coast1Forget all the beaches that have seen so far in her Florida: The the Emerald Coast are undoubtedly the most beautiful. The Emerald Coast from the East starts coming impress in Panama City Beach with its incredible beauty. Although here the architectural environment to want to put it mildly leaves something, the beaches are just amazing picturesque. Crystal clear and actually emerald water caresses the fine white quartz sand and can even forget the concrete buildings behind - at least out of season.
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Florida Overview Map

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Saint Petersburg

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Red Snapper: Scarlet and combative
Red SnapperThe Red Snapper - also called Northern Snapper, belongs to the large family of fish Lutjaniden that occur in practically all subtropical seas as the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic coast of the United States north as Massachusetts. Snapper count for very species-rich order of cichlid species. The "Red Snapper" are predators and how all snapper reef dwellers.
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Miami Art Museum

Miami Art MuseumThe short MAM called Museum is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art. The museum does not own permanent exhibition but is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of 20. and 21. Century with a focus in the Western Hemisphere. {Jcomments on}


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With Sanibel Stoop on Muschelsuche

sanibelstrand2At Sanibel there are two Public Beaches that are beautiful no doubt both and thus the assessment should ultimately be the sense of the viewer: the beautiful Lighthouse Beach in the south of the island versus the more famous Bowman's Beach in the north. To get to the island, you have but only a "Wegzoll" when crossing the bridge of 6 pay USD and also the parking is not free. For compensate 2 USD per hour for the white sand, the turquoise sea and the most - when you run a little further is willing - even relative emptiness.


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Orlando: With the children again become the child

Florido perfect dayThe perfect day in Orlando

The perfect day with children begins and ends in Orlando with a visit to the Magic Kingdom. We plan the morning in the summer so that we arrive around 8.30 clock on the parking lots. So we still have a few cooler hours in the park, because it will be very hot. The entire Disney world is perfectly organized so that even the journey is a pleasure and anticipation to rise to the highest level.
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Cape Canaveral: Experience Human Spaceflight and nature of the earth

Florido perfect dayThe perfect day in Cape Canaveral

Today, the early bird catches the worm, we get up early and look forward to our visit to the Kennedy Space Center about the first time before the influx of visitors, employing the latest against 10.30 PM. In addition, you will crave a few hours later by the now somewhat cooler temperatures. Proper space and astronauts fans spend their perfect day here today - and without getting bored them.


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Naples: City of Millionaires

Florido perfect dayThe Perfect Day in Naples

Am still cool morning we head to Old Naples to sniff a bit of luxury air. We stroll on the 3rd St S and / or the 5th Ave S and a bit of shopping in the expensive boutiques, if we are well off. If not, we just enjoy the great Italian flair. For the nature lovers we recommend alternatively a visit to the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, where there is to experience the flora and fauna.
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Sanibel and Captiva Island: paradise not only for Shell Seekers

Florido perfect dayThe perfect day in Sanibel

Before breakfast we look at the private beach after the night newly washed up beautiful, colorful, large and usually easy to find shells in great variety, before the best of them collect other. Then you can look forward to a hopefully long breakfast. Those who do not trust myself to drive a boat that can join a guided boat tour and should see to it that this also leads to North Captiva. There one might prefer to go on a beach the stunningly beautiful houses on land and spend the rest of our holiday here.


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Iceland Gasparilla State Park: Where the President Bush family vacation makes

gasparillastateparkThe Gaspailla Iceland State Park is 51 1983 hectares and was established. On the offshore island coast there is little traffic, this two beautiful beaches: the "Sea Grape" and "Range Light", which is the more southerly of the two nicer of. There are also two picnic areas. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, fishing and nature are the main activities that take place here.


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