2 thoughts on “We love the U.S.A.”

  1. After spending my 8th year holiday’ing in the USA I thought i would share with you what its all about in the US and why it keeps pulling us back every year.
    So I’ll start with florida.

    There’s no shortage of things to do in Florida.

    From natural wonders to fantastical journeys of imagination, visitors to the Sunshine State will discover a long list of things to do in Florida. There’s no U.S. state quite like Florida, where strawberries grow in winter and beaches beckon year-round.

    But, oh, Florida is so much more. Shopping, museum-going, tropical rambles, historic stops and all manner of water sports showcase the state’s versatility from big-city experiences and small-town fun to the planet’s most beautiful landscapes. There are more than 1,000 golf courses, too.

    Florida has more than 1,300 miles of coastline, and much of that is made up of sugar-sand beaches. Each region’s beaches have their own personality. The laid-back Keys are often called America’s Caribbean and the azure water surrounding the string of islands certainly backs up that claim. South Florida’s beaches dance to a Latin beat and the Space Coast offers wide, packed sand that is perfect for bike riding or perching to watch surfers and rocket launches. The Gulf Coast beaches are among the nation’s most lauded with unparalleled sunset views. The Northwest beaches are deep and inviting, playing host to visitors from far and wide, all on the hunt for things to do in Florida.

    Visitors looking for fun water things to do in Florida’s interior will find it at various lakes and tributaries just as good for fishing as they are for kayaking and canoeing. The natural attributes of Florida attract thrill-seekers as well as those who want to kick back. Some 20 state parks are a draw for campers and hikers to diverse locations around the state.

    The state’s natural wonders are complemented by family-friendly fantasy at Florida’s theme parks and attractions. From the Walt Disney World and Universal complexes in Orlando to Busch Gardens in Tampa, and many more zoos and botanical gardens, there is no end of ways to entertain the family (and adults who act like kids) north to south, east to west.

    The fun activities and things to do in Florida continue into the night with the pulsating clubs of South Beach, Orlando and Jacksonville and at concert venues around the state. Florida is a major stop on the concert circuit and acts such as Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Bruce Springsteen make the Sunshine State a destination, too.

    For many travelers, dining out and sampling authentic local cuisine is high on their to-do list. Florida doesn’t disappoint with its wide array of local seafood, including grouper, shrimp and the legendary stone crab, available from mid-May to mid-October. Even the locals rejoice when the hard-shelled crabs show up on menus in the spring. Key lime pie, Cuban delicacies and even Greek food, a specialty of Tarpon Springs, are just some of the popular food choices. The craft beer movement has exploded in Florida and visitors will find local brew in most cities with names like Crooked Can, Cigar City, Funky Budha, Oyster City, and Veterans United. A brewery tour is a delicious way to cool off on a hot day.

     
  2. Love Florida,
    But this year we’re going back to Lanzarote after a long absence.
    The place we normally stay is in the south “Playa Blanca”, over the years it has become a total chillout town.
    Plenty to do there, with such a variation of food outlets.

    The beautiful island of Lanzarote is a holiday paradise with gorgeous beaches and pristine warm waters that can be enjoyed all year round.
    Why do so many people choose Lanzarote as their number one holiday destination? The answer is simple… it is outstandingly beautiful, has great subtropical weather, the lunar landscape is extraordinary, the subtropical beaches are sublime and the hotels are first-class.
    The riches on offer are endless…
    The island is bursting with striking contrasts. Although the whole Canarian archipelago is volcanic, it is on Lanzarote where the recent volcanic history is most evident. There are around 300 peaks, the majority of which are extinct but some are just taking a nap… Learn more about the stunning Timanfaya National Park here.

    The island, with almost 140.000 inhabitants, is full of life, with its own extraordinary and unmistakable character. Many Lanzaroteños did not give up following the tremendous eruptions in the 18th and early 19th century, which devastated their fertile land. Instead, they found an ingenious way of cultivating the barren lava fields and made every effort to preserve their natural heritage, culture and traditions.
    Lanzarote is also a unique example of how one single man can have so much influence on the landscape, developing it for tourism while maintaining its natural beauty and history. César Manrique is hailed as the island’s internationally renowned son. He left his signature everywhere… as sculptor, painter, architect and environmentalist. Except for one hotel in Arrecife, all buildings on the island are low-rise – not taller than a Canary palm – and you won’t find any advertising hoardings at the roadsides either.
    Because of its natural value and beauty,
    Lanzarote was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993.

    Being connoisseurs of travel, spain-lanzarote has put together an easy to follow guide for everything you need to know about the fourth largest Canary Island, which is located around 77 miles (125 kilometres) off the coast of Africa.

    We specialise in giving you all the information required to plan and prepare for that all-important holiday. And, above all, where are you going to stay? Well, the good news is, the hard work has been done for you! We work with the finest 4 and 5-star hotels in top resorts all over the island. Think luxury accommodation, excellent service and great facilities, all at the best prices possible.
    There are so many lovely places to explore; from the sunny coastal resorts and unspoiled beaches of Papagayo and the upmarket resort of Playa Blanca, to Costa Teguise on the east coast and the cultural cosmopolitan capital city of Arrecife. Perhaps you need to hire a car to explore all the interesting places to visit? Or want more information about what to do once you arrive?

    Whether you crave a romantic break away, are planning a trip for the whole family or just want to relax with friends, this sun-drenched destination has it all. Come and discover it with the travel experts at spain-lanzarote.com.

    Essential Holiday Information
    Here you’ll find all the information you need to plan and prepare for your holiday. Also, lots of related material.
    Weather and Climate
    Check out the current weather, the forecast, satellite images and the annual averages.

    Where to Stay – Holidays and Hotels
    The best hotels in lovely resorts. We work hard to make sure you choose the right hotel for your holiday needs. Our recommendations offer luxurious places to stay with top-of-the-range facilities at fantastic prices.

    “Enjoy visiting Lanzarote as much as we do”

     

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