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As a native New Yorker, I've done this trip very many times via both car and plane. And I would only consider flying. It will be cheaper, faster, and much more pleasant for all. JetBlue is the best option in terms of comfort, though not the cheapest (if that's your main concern.) Countless other carriers do that route as well. The only exception in my ...


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You could possibly be charged with driving a vehicle without the owners consent, but more importantly if you are not a valid driver then you are driving without insurance. Driving without insurance is illegal in Florida. You should also be aware that the insurance you don't have doesn't just protect you against damaging the car. In the US, if you seriously ...


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German driving licence would be good to rent a car for 1 month or do we need an international driving licence? You can usually rent a car and drive with a valid driver's license from your home country in USA. An international license may be helpful in convincing the car rental agent that you really have a valid license when they cannot recognize or ...


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Yes, it may be very well worth to give it a try. Location based price differences are quite common in the travel industry and it is very much possible to save money by pretending to be somewhere else. Seeing that you are from Denmark, a specific example would be the Color Line ferry from Hirtshals to Larvik tonight at 22:15. If you try to book two persons ...


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Many companies will rent you a car, but charge you more because you are young. Being a tourist does not appear to be relevant. Budget will rent (in some cities at least) to those between 21 and 24, but charge quite a bit more. Avis is the same (can't link directly to the FAQ, use the dropdowns to search for rental requirements. I can't find the FAQ for ...


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Orlando to New York is 1740km so expect driving time to be more than 24 hrs whereas flying is 2hrs 30 min and should cost you around USD160/- one way. Dont forget to include cost of stay if driving.


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In general you're going to find that car rental agencies will include a surcharge for drivers under 25. In many cases it's actually a matter of law of the minimum age for renting, so it's a matter of company policy and the jurisdiction you're in. After some quick googling, I found the underage driver surcharge list by state for Budget car rentals. If you ...


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Winters in Florida can be relatively dry as most significant rain is supposed to be over by onset of Fall. However, as a tropical, coastal state, Florida is always subject to the possibility of rains, so there is no way to guarantee there wont be rain during Thanksgiving.


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Universal Orlando Early Park Admission Early Park Admission enables all on-site hotel guests, Preferred Annual Passholders, Premier Annual Passholders and other select approved groups, to make the most of their day with: Entry to one theme park an hour before its scheduled opening Access to select attractions at the designated theme park ...


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I've made this drive 3 times already and depending on what your driving depends on gas cost. If you fill up before you leave its 3 additional full tanks to Long Island 20hrs on avg because there's always one area of super bad traffic. We saved our stops for food/gas around meal times or in case of emergency but driving 75 seemed to be our choice of speed, 80 ...


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Not yet a real ferry service, but the first US cruise to Cuba is supposed to sail today. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/tourism-cruises/article74753237.html UPDATE: the cruise sailed and arrived in Havana: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article75096132.html As passengers cheered, Carnival Corp.’s Fathom Adonia ...


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This is an update from March 2016. The ferry company mentioned in the other answer now states: [...] as January 2016, ferry operators are still awaiting final approval and licensing from the Cuban government. Because of this, CubaKat (and other ferry companies) are waiting to begin full operations. and CubaKat’s goal is to offer our ferry service, ...


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You are not required to obtain or use a SunPass transponder to travel on Florida's Turnpike, but it may simplify your life. Of course, if you forego it, you should avoid lanes, booths, or roads indicated as SunPass Only, which will incur a toll-by-plate charge in addition to the toll— and to which your rental car company will add a significant surcharge. As ...


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The IDP is only valid together with a regular driver's license. It might be necessary or not but it does not replace the original license. In Florida, it's actually not necessary to have an IDP anymore. So the real question is wether your original license is recognized in the relevant jurisdiction. Apparently, all licenses from countries party to the 1949 ...


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Yes. The area is near fully operational. I was there last week. You will see random damage here and there and people are still piling debris but none of that should affect you. Unless a business was substantially damaged, it is open. All of the waterfront restaurants in Ft. Myers were open. I recall only one gas station still closed because their ...


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Weatherspark's averages page for Orlando indicates that in late November there is typically a ~30% chance of rain on any given day. For Panama City up in the panhandle, the chance is lower at 20% but I would still expect rain at some point if you're there for a week.


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It will depend on the specific car company and city in Florida but late spring seems to be when many good one-way deals out of Florida pop up as the tourist season dies down and the cars presumably brought in for all the tourists flying down are redistributed to other areas with higher summer rental car demand. Here are some examples of one-way rentals out ...


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Florida is a big state— the distance from Jacksonville to Homestead is comparable to that between San Francisco and Los Angeles, or Washington to Myrtle Beach— and so weather and water conditions will vary a good bit north to south as well as on the Gulf of Mexico side as opposed to the Atlantic Ocean side. In fact, Henry Flagler had built hotels in Palm ...


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This is actually easily checked. National Data Bouy Center provides data in various places. Weather Underground And from personal account of Swimming in the Atlantic in Miami one New Years Day a few years ago. But for me 68°F is fine but I know others that won't go in until it reaches 80°F.


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To answer the specific question, yes, you can drive in the US legally with your UK Driver License. As for rending a car, you just have to find an agency that will rent you a car.


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We rented a car in Chicago O'hare International airport this summer from Avis car. When we made a car rental booking from Germany, we received an email that German driver licence and an international driver licennce (for translation) would be required upon booking along with a credit card as a security deposit. We were also asked to present our German ...


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Speaking as a citizen of Florida, the are three answers. Yes you can drive with just your German licence provided it is valid. If you license has any restrictions on age or medical needs (like glasses) you have to comply with those. But, as a general rule, if you can drive in Germany you can drive here in the same license. There are no age restrictions in ...


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Without renting a car, or taking a very-expensive taxi for the 70-mile-plus drive, an alternative is the Greyhound bus. The downtown Tampa station is at 610 East Polk Street, and you can make your way there, using the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit bus that leaves from the TIA Terminal. Another option is the Super Shuttle (a personal preference among ...


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Another update: Ferries from Florida not a priority for Cuban government (Tampa Bay Times, May 23, 2017): [T]wo years to the month since ferries were federally licensed to sail to the island nation, the vessels still have not received porting rights from the Cuban government. And that wait won't be ending soon. Ferries are not a priority, José Ramón ...


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There are two kinds of toll arrangements that most rental car places in Florida do- They pay your toll You rent the transponder In either case, you probably want a transponder, because: You get to go through the faster lanes There are a lot of toll gates in Orlando and on the way to Everglades In some instances, you are charged more (like 75 cents) if ...


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Just to provide the answer by @user31253 some flavor since it's a direct quote: From official website of one of the Ferry Companies CubaKat Experience Passenger Ferry Service to Cuba from Florida In early May 2015, the U.S. government, through the Department of Treasury, began issuing licenses to American ferry operators to provide service to Cuba. As of ...


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In literally my first Google result, regarding Broward County Transit fares and passes, there is a whole section covering transfers to and from other transit systems. TRANSFERS TO BCT FROM OTHER SOUTH FLORIDA TRANSIT SYSTEMS When transferring from MDT, Palm Tran and Tri-Rail to BCT regular fixed-route bus service, passenger pays $.50 with a transfer ...


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Good answers already. Just to add some personal experience since I got all three licenses: German, US and International. I have driven with my German license in the US I have driven with my US license in Germany I have driven with either one in about a dozen other different countries I have NEVER driven with or used my international license anywhere. ...


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Does anyone have any tips for packing large amounts? Research the airline's baggage limits on their website. You'll usually be given a certain number of bags and a weight limit that are included in your ticket, with a charge for additional bags or additional weight. Get a luggage scale (sold at travel or many hardware stores) and ensure you take full ...


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