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The southeastern-most state of the United States of America known for its warm climate, beaches and attractions including Walt Disney World.

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Family holiday to Florida 9 days then onto Mexico for 5 days.. Have we wrongly applied for transit?

We are now worried that we have wrongly completed our Esta's as we clicked yes for transit and now thinking we may have got this wrong. We will have proof that we booked 2 nights in Hard Rock hotel, ...
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What is fair compensation for being thrown out of hotel late at night for no lawful reason? [closed]

I am a law abiding senior citizen. Recently, a hotel chain made me leave late at night and move to another one of their local hotels because another guest claimed to be "threatened" by me. Nothing is ...
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Seeking a place to stay in Miami Beach, Florida near or with a heated, outside pool

Are there any outdoor, heated public pools in or near Miami Beach, Florida, either open to the public or at a hotel or private rental? (I think I found one such rental but it was many hundreds of ...
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Booking a rent-a-car through VPN (different location) [closed]

I got an idea the other day and wonder if it would be cheaper to make a booking for a rental car using a different IP location through a VPN service. I am located in Denmark and would rent a car in ...
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Family visit and sickness

My niece visited in March this year from the UK, we are American Citizens, we paid for the initial cat scan to determine her diagnosis, she was admitted to hospital and later released to fly back on ...
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Can Dekko Silverfish paks be used in suitcases/luggage?

We found a Silverfish in one of our suitcases when traveling home to Michigan from Florida. We want to sure any other hitchhiking Silverfish are killed. Will Dekko Silverfish packs work well?
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Is Naples (Florida) still affected by Irma aftermath?

I am attempting to determine if the city of Naples Florida will be back to normal for thanksgiving this year. I have tried multiple google attempts, but have had not luck finding a resource that ...
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Does it make sense to have a trip to Florida? [duplicate]

I have planned a trip to Florida (Orlando-Cape Canaveral-West Palm Beach-national Park-Miami) it includes Miami 0.01-10.05. How do you think, does it make sense to spend there 5 days and overall 2 ...
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Is my New York driver permit count as an acceptable id to fly in U.S.?

I'm just became U.S. citizen, and I want to fly to Florida from New York next week but I don't have my U.S. passport (or U.S. passport card) yet. Can I use my driver permit to get on a plane? Some of ...
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Old speeding ticket in Florida

I went to visit my mother 11 years ago and got a speeding ticket in Florida. Needless to say, I forgot about it the first few days and chanced it by heading home to the UK. Now, I want to visit her ...
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Leaving everything behind and moving by airplane [closed]

I'm going from Florida to Moscow in about 2 months. Reason why is that my father passed away and left us with nothing but debt and an expensive mortgage. God bless his heart ( I have nothing against ...
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Where I find the most wildlife diversity around Orlando (FL)?

I'll be in Orlando for work during the last weeks of May and I have couple of full days free I'd like to spend traveling a bit around that area and do some activity like kayaking and possibly wildlife ...
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Shuttle or public transpo from Tampa airport to sarasota Florida

Looking for how to get from the Tampa airport to Sarasota. (Without renting a car) What are the options?
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Is there a cheap season to rent a car Florida to New York?

I have rented cars to transit between NY / FL. Sometimes the rate is reasonable ($20 per day), other times they want $250. As I understand it, the rate is lower if you are moving the car to a place ...
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Buying a Sunpass after Passing a Toll on 836

Didn't have a Sunpass when I passed a toll on 836. Bought a Sunpass afterwards. Can toll be charged retroactive?
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German couple (60,55) want to rent a car in Florida - Is an IDP required and are there maximum age restrictions?

My wife and I are German citizens. I am 60 and my wife is 55. We will be staying in Florida for 1 month and we would like to know if our German driving licence would be good enough to rent a car for 1 ...
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Early park admission to Universal's island of adventure

It's my understanding that if you're staying at one of Universal's hotels that you get a Universal Express Unlimited pass and early park admission. I'll be staying at Loews Royal Pacific Resort from ...
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Does Broward County Transportation accept Miami Dade Transportation's 1-Day Pass?

I have to take the public transportation from the Miami International Airport to Miramar on a Monday, and I have to transfer from the Miami Metrorail to the Broward County bus. I am wondering if the ...
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Would it rain in Florida during thanksgiving? [duplicate]

I've been googling and do not yet have a clear answer. We have about 7 days of holidays during thanksgiving, and our choices are Florida and Colorado. (We're from Dallas, Texas). I heard Colorado is ...
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How to get discounted tickets to Epcot orlando

How can I get discounted tickets for Epcot in Orlando? How about Universal Studio?
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Minimum age limit for a tourist from UK to drive a rented car in Florida?

I am a 21 year old British citizen who has a full driving license for cars in the United Kingdom. I am planning on going to the USA (Florida) next week and I want to hire a car for one week. Am I ...
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Hiring car in Florida under 21 y/o with European license?

From visitflorida.com To rent a car you must have your driving license, passport and a credit card. The minimum age for car hire is 21 Is there any way that I can drive a car in Florida as a 19 ...
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What happens if police stops me when driving a rental car and I'm not the authorized driver (US-FL)?

I rented a car, but didn't want to pay a second driver fee. My spouse is driving the car but I want to know if I'll be in trouble if police stops me when I'm driving. I know that insurance won't pay ...
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Can a Tourist from a VWP country carry (Rent/ Borrow) a gun in say Florida

Looking to find out if it is legal to borrow or rent a gun from an individual(s) or company to use to either visit the various gun ranges or wildlife hunting in Florida. I have a shotgun licence in ...
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Should I buy a prepaid Sunpass when travelling by car around Florida?

I'm traveling to Miami and Orlando, and I want to know if I must purchase Sunpass. Car rental is offering me a prepaid Sunpass, $13/day, but I don't know if this is too much, I'm going from Miami to ...
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I am 17 looking to travel within florida, what kind of places can I stay as an unaccompanied minor? [closed]

Any places I could stay safely, bed and breakfasts, inns, in daytona beach.
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Florida → Cuba ferries are starting soon - but when?

Ferry services between Florida and Cuba have been approved, which is pretty huge. However no definitive schedule has been set. I'm asking this question so that when a date is known, it can be put as ...
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Renting a car from Detroit to Tennessee or Florida [duplicate]

I'm in Michigan and I'd like to get to Tennessee or Florida. My idea is to go by car but when I see what the rentals cost (one way is immensely more expensive and I won't be going back north myself), ...
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Electronic road tolls (cashless) in Florida

I'm planning to rent a car in Florida for one week, and drive around the state (Orlando, Everglades, Keys, Palm Beach, back to Orlando). Rental companies I've looked at, including Avis and Budget, ...
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International Driving Permit issued in India, is valid in US or not?

I have IDP issued by RTO, Gujarat. I want to know if this is valid in the US. I heard that it can vary per state. I am in Florida, so does Florida state permit an IDP issued in India or not?
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On budget travel from Orlando Florida to Lake Charles LA [closed]

What is the most economical way to travel from Orlando-Florida to Lake Charles-Louisiana, I am travelling on my own. I can compromise in terms of the trip duration and level of comfort if I can cut my ...
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Security situation along I-75 on Florida's Gulf Coast

I am talking a drive up through Florida, via Naples and up past Tampa. Are there areas I should avoid staying in? For example neighbourhoods I should for example not rent a motel in?
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Does it make more sense to drive or fly from Orlando to NYC?

Taking in mind that time and money should be considered. (rent car, sleeping place) Should not take more than 1-2 days, should cost the least possible. Train ? plane ? car ? RV ? For those with ...
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Is Florida ocean water warm enough to swim in February?

I'm switching jobs, and have next week (the last week in February) off between jobs. I'm considering going down to Florida - specifically to Everglades National Park - but I'm concerned about the ...
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Multi-bedroom or separate bedroom/living room areas at Orlando theme parks?

I'm trying to find somewhere to stay in either Disney World or Universal Studios (Orlando) with either multiple bedrooms or a separate bedroom and living area with a sofa bed or similar in the living ...
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How does Disney World work?

We're looking at spending a day at Disney World in early December but the size of the place is mindboggling - I read that it contains four theme parks. Does one ticket cover all four internal theme ...
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2 days in Orlando region -- nature and wildlife?

I've got a weekend in the Florida region, and need to be in Orlando on Monday morning. I have no interest in amusement parks, but I am very interested in what Florida nature and wildlife is like. I ...
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How is the weather in Cuba in January/February/March? [duplicate]

What are the weather conditions in Cuba (and Florida) in January/February/March ? Some statistics etc would be useful.
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How much is it appropriate to tip in Palm Beach?

I'm going to be traveling to Palm Beach in two weeks, and I wanted to make sure I don't offend anyone, specially people I may need to ask for favors later :) From the van that'll transfer me to the ...
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What is the best time of year to go to Disney World to avoid crowds?

When is the least busy time of year for Disney World? When should I go there such that there are the least number of people there?
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What is there to do in Orlando, Florida? [closed]

Aside from the Disney World, what else is there to explore in and around Orlando? I'll be staying at a Disney World hotel with my family for a week.
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