Posts Tagged ‘airport’

How to Discover America

Posted: September 21, 2015 in Travel
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Miami Beach
What’s the best way to do it? One thing to consider is whether you are going in winter or summer.  If you are going in winter, and if your time and budget is limited, the best option could be to fly into the Miami area, and stay there. (Remember to check prices for flying into the Fort Lauderdale airport as well as Miami itself).

It seems to me the whole world comes to Miami. There are lots of Americans, of course, but you will also meet a lot of people from Canada, as well as Germany, and France and the UK. I even got to slow dance with a couple of girls from Korea. (Don’t tell anybody about that…)

And the area is good, whether you are on a moderate budget, or if you have just won a big lottery jackpot. For instance, John Lennon owned a five million dollar house in the area. On the other hand, one December, I stayed in a nice room with its own kitchen area, two blocks from Miami Beach, for 60 pounds per night.

If you’ve got a bit more time and money, you could hire a car and drive to New Orleans, which has been, from its earliest days, one of America’s most cosmopolitan and entertaining cities. You could drive it, according to the Rand-McMally website, in 12 hours and 42 minutes, but there are enough interesting things to see along the way, that you could plan to take two or three days for the trip. — Paul

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Posted: November 20, 2014 in Transportation

Paul is now in England. Had to cajole him to give us one last look at USA prior to boarding. Naturally, he whipped out two cell phone snaps.