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      Excellent seafood recommendation in St. Petersburg Beach area

      Florida Jun 22, 2015 at 7:10 PM

      Can anyone give me a recommendation to a great seafood restaurant in the St. Pete's Beach area for an anniversary. We're looking for excellent food but still casual attire. Thanks!

    • Supercross and Disney holiday 2016

      Florida Jun 29, 2015 at 2:39 PM

      I am looking into visiting florida but tying it in when the supercross is in daytona...I would appreciate any recommendations for hotels to stay at in daytona for 2/3 nights before we head to international drive for the rest of the holiday...we are a family of five with children aged 14, 12 and 1. Also can none suggest transport from daytona to international drive please. I am looking for cheaper but nice hotels please and if anyone can recommend hotels that offer good b &b or all inclusive at international drive. Any info on Disney tickets and other info is greatly appreciated as a holiday like this is completely new to me. Thanks

    • Someone there already watch fireworks EVE new year from Car Park Epcot Center?

      Orlando Jun 22, 2015 at 9:22 AM

      I saw a blog on internet... A girl talking about the day (Eve new year day) at Epcot Center! She watch the fireworks (7:00pm) inside park at world showcase, and the next firework (happy new year firework 12:00AM), she watch it from Car park! Someone there did it already? she posted a picture that we can see the fireworks and the " epcot ball"...

      Can someone tell me about this experience?

      Thank You, very much!

    • just need info in general

      Daytona Beach Jun 18, 2015 at 1:57 PM

      I have been to Orlando, done the Disney World experience and all that. I have a hotel booked in Daytona already, never been there. Am i making the right choice, or should i go with my other choice of Legoland? I have a 4 year old and a 12 year old, both boys. I also want to know if there is enough in Daytona, (or that area), to keep my kids happy and amused? Any suggestions would be great and very much helpful. OR should i go to the Orlando area where i know the kids will not be bored? I am looking for a beach area and so is my husband, but don't want to bore the kids completely. Thanks

    • Disney to Universal shuttle

      Orlando Jun 13, 2015 at 7:29 AM

      What is the best way to go to Universal from Disney World? Would like to be there at Universal at opening time. 1 Person travelling

    • 3 months stay at Maitland

      Maitland Jun 9, 2015 at 9:29 AM


      I would be travelling to Maitland for 3 months starting July first week from India. What all are the places of attraction, food and leisure for family and alone. Also, I wish to go to Niagara falls for a day. What will be the cheapest way for flights from Orlando to NY?

      Regards, Vinit

    • How many days to stay?

      Florida Jun 30, 2015 at 3:31 PM

      I am flying into Miami on a Monday around 2pm and plan on driving to Orlando for Disney World. I am traveling with my 12 year old daughter. I am flying back home on the following Sunday. How many nights should I spend in Miami?

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      Miami International Airport to Fort Lauderdale harbor by taxi or super shuttle

      Miami Jun 29, 2015 at 11:17 AM


      I thank the VTers who anwsered my question about this journey by UBER. I have understood It was not a good idea.

      My plan is now to reach the hotel which is in the harbor area of Fort Laudersale from Miami Airport either by taxi or by super shuttle around 5 PM.

      What is the the quickest and the cheapest ?

      Thanks for the answer.


    • 14 day trip

      Orlando Jun 28, 2015 at 1:15 PM

      Hi have been on before but have now finalised.trip Flying into charleston moving down to Savannah then flying back to Scotland from orlando. Initially was going to go on a 4 day Bahamas cruise but not good write ups so just want to drive down to Florida and fly back from there. How long should we stay in charleston and savanah and where else should we go in these areas and also between Savannah and Orlando have got some places from previous posts but now have more time cause no cruise. Thanks

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      Miami International Airport to Fort Lauderdale with UBER

      Miami Jun 28, 2015 at 5:24 AM


      We will arrive in MIA a Saturday around 5PM in November and we wsant to reach Fort Lauderdale without renting a car. So we foresee to use a UBER car (or an other firm).
      How can we ask to be picked up at the airport in the avenue which is in front of the airport premises where are the buses and the taxis ?
      Must I use my smartphone before the departure or after the arrival ?
      What would be rougthly the price ?
      Does UBER allowed to provide the service in Florida or it is non admitted as in California ?

      Thanks for your advice.


    • How can I watch Illuminations fireworks from Epcot in Eve news years?

      Orlando Jun 21, 2015 at 6:46 PM

      I Mean, i want to reserve some restaurant but what time I reserve it in order to make good use of the fireworks at the turn of the year? and how I can get a good table? how should I prepare myself not to miss the fireworks and watch comfortably?
      thank you!

    • First time in America

      Miami Jun 30, 2015 at 6:16 AM

      Travelling from Scotland to Miami in September for a 10 night stay with my Fiance. I am looking to stay in the South Beach are as I have heard this is the "happening" area for young tourists! Can anyone suggest points of intrest? looking to take in some history and culture at the same time. Also thought about taking a couple days and heading down to Key West is it worth my time if im staying at South beach?

      Thanks for the answer


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      Convertible or not?

      Fort Lauderdale Jun 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM

      Is it impracticable to rent a convertible to drive around mid July while spending a week in Ft. Lauderdale area? Last time I was in Sanibel Island in July it was unbearably hot and humid the whole time. Any advice?

    • Teenagers in Destin

      Destin Jun 15, 2015 at 2:36 PM

      We are staying in Santa Rosa Beach and have 4 teenagers. What fun things are there or in the Destin area for them to do?

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      coming from Turkey and we want to see as many as possible

      Orlando Jul 1, 2015 at 5:25 AM

      1- hi how many days for disney world for my kids 8&12 ?
      2- best way to get to Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista from the airport?
      3- besides seaworld, disneylan and universal studios any must-see attractions?
      4- any fun place to have dinner with kids?

    • Are American Vacation Living a genuine company

      Orlando Jun 17, 2015 at 7:01 AM

      has anyone ever used the travel company American Vacation Living? Or has anyone heard of any reviews of this company. We are thinking of booking a villa in Orlando through them but the company does not have any reviews posted after 2013 on their website.

      Thanks in advance

    • Transport from Everglades City to Tampa airport

      Florida Jun 25, 2015 at 5:15 PM

      Hi. Is there any public transport? Or a shuttle?

    • International drive

      Florida Yesterday

      Can anyone recommend a nice clean modern hotel for a family of five on international drive please offering a good breakfast aswel...not too expensive either for 2016. We are looking to visit all parks at place to buy these tickets too. Thanks in advance

    • Activities?

      by HappyTrailz Online Now Feb 22, 2015 at 4:27 PM

      Other than the usual ... what kind of real activities are there in this particular area? Possibly a June trip this year with 2 seniors and 2 older teens. I recently saw a video about the island, but can't remember much. THANKS!

      3 Answers Feb 23, 2015 at 8:47 AM
    • renal property for march

      by abers Online Now Nov 25, 2014 at 4:07 PM

      i would like to find a nice place thats not to expensive that has a pool and overlooks the gulf. i stayed in sanibel 20 yrs ago with friends . the rental unit was on the first floor and had sliders going out to the beach. i remember it was close to the causeway

      4 Answers Nov 26, 2014 at 2:31 AM
    • Restaurant name the owner of which rides around in a 1960's Vintage Cadillac Convertible?

      by namronp Online Now Sep 1, 2014 at 7:47 PM

      I was trying to remember the name of a small restaurant on Sanibel Island which is owned by a very popular man who rides around the island in an old Cadillac Convertible which has a sign on the car door advertising his restaurant?. We saw this featured on Chronicle or another TV show out of Boston. Thanks.

      3 Answers Sep 2, 2014 at 6:33 AM
    • Rental inquiry

      by luigi56 Online Now Jul 28, 2014 at 6:15 PM

      We are looking to rent a 2 bedroom cottage or condo away from the beach (inland) for next February. We want to keep our cost down to the $4000.00 range. Is that possible? any suggestions would be helpful.

      2 Answers Jul 29, 2014 at 1:46 AM
    • Sanibel Island versus Destin

      by chonnier Online Now Apr 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM

      Hi - this is our first time in this part of FL...can you recommend a beach for a family that the kiddos can enjoy both sand and water?

      4 Answers Jun 6, 2014 at 10:51 AM
    • what's the attire this time of year

      by sczech4513 Online Now Jan 23, 2014 at 8:55 AM

      We're leaving for Sanibel Island Saturday - wha't's the attire this time of year? Shorts and t-shirts or something a little warmer?

      2 Answers Jan 23, 2014 at 11:15 AM

      by WODmom Online Now Jul 14, 2013 at 9:35 AM

      With a flight delay of one whole day, pouring rain and a forecast showing rain all week.....we need some suggestions of what to do on Sanibel/Captiva???? Sitting in our condo with my 4 boys, is an option only if I hope to go CRAZY! There are flights home tomorrow that I am considering???

      2 Answers Jul 14, 2013 at 12:41 PM
    • water taxi

      by 5bbqshrimp Online Now Jul 2, 2013 at 4:15 PM

      are there water taxi's from sanibel island to panama city

      3 Answers Jul 3, 2013 at 5:37 AM
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      Best unit at Ocean's Reach Condominium

      by captsteve7 Online Now Apr 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM

      My family and I are going to stay at Ocean's Reach on Sanibel for Spring Break 2014. We just can't decide which unit to choose. We know we want either the 3rd or the 4th floor.

      We've seen all the online photos and visited numerous site, but would love some direct comments.

      Have any of you VTers stayed at Ocean's Reach? What was your condo number? How was the decor? The amenities? Things to look for or avoid? Etc.


      3 Answers May 5, 2013 at 11:28 AM
    • Restaurants on Sanibel

      by Bartholet Online Now Aug 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

      Is it possible to receive the rating list of restaurants on Sanibel?

      2 Answers Aug 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM
    • Sanibel, Captiva, Marco, or Ft. Myers Beach?

      by brehm020 Online Now Mar 8, 2011 at 11:29 AM

      My wife and I are going down to the gulf side of Florida this December with another couple. We want to be on a nice beach, with access to 20-somethings nightlife (i.e. fun bars...but not too crazy). I'm considering Sanibel, Captiva, Marco and Ft. Myers beach, and am wondering where would be the best fit for the four of us? Any help is greatly appreciated!

      2 Answers May 11, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    • Sanibel Island vs. Naples

      by aladzz-m Online Now Jan 18, 2011 at 10:10 AM

      We're a family of 4 (two young children age 2 & 5). we are thinking of making trip to Florida in mid-to-late may and want to stop for 2-3 days at a nice beach city. we're debating between Naples or Sanibel Island. We will be coming from DisneyWorld so we just want a pretty beach we can relax at for a few days and I don't think we'll be doing too much sight seeing. Price wise I think Sanibel will be better but I'm not sure. Our criteria is: a)fair pricing on accomodation and dining; b)good, relaxing beach c)maybe a few side things to see.
      if you think there are cities that we would enjoy more, let me know, but I've been to Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Miami and Daytona and I think I want to do something different.
      Thank you.

      3 Answers Jan 18, 2011 at 1:25 PM
    • water temps

      by frederikranke Online Now Dec 1, 2010 at 1:46 AM


      how warm/cool is the water normally in January/February?


      3 Answers Dec 17, 2010 at 4:52 PM
    • transportation

      by Riesie Online Now Oct 24, 2010 at 3:52 PM

      What does it cost to go across bridge on a moped? WHat do they charge per hour to park a moped on the beach?

    • Night Life

      by curtdog10 Online Now Oct 20, 2010 at 4:05 AM

      Hey guys and gals, I was just wondering if there is a decent night life on Sanibel Island? We are thinking of making a trip and if looks beautifull, but we would also like to do a little partying. Thanks in advance

      3 Answers Oct 21, 2010 at 4:23 AM
    • Gyms on Sanibel

      by DogPerson Online Now Sep 7, 2010 at 9:09 AM

      Does anyone know of any gyms on Sanibel Island? Not looking for anything fancy, just basic weight training equipment.

      2 Answers May 5, 2011 at 7:45 AM
    • Sanibel in September 2010

      by DogPerson Online Now Aug 10, 2010 at 10:17 PM

      We are two adults with two dogs and are thinking of staying three or four nights on Sanibel after Labor Day in September. We are looking for a decent, clean but not luxurious, dog-friendly cottage on or very near a shelling beach. I am always looking for a good deal. Do any of you know of any specials currently available on Sanibel? Any suggestion on dog-friendly accomodiations?

      3 Answers May 5, 2011 at 7:37 AM
    • hi

      by m.matroni Online Now Jun 10, 2010 at 5:17 PM

      hi I was wondering if Coquina beach is a pet friendly beach if not would you know of one around the area? Thank you for your time, miranda

      1 Answer Jun 11, 2010 at 4:32 AM
    • Vacation in August

      by BillinStLou Online Now Mar 12, 2010 at 4:34 PM

      We're planning a trip in August and are considering Sanibel. Will it be too hot, even on the ocean? What about those no-see-ums? When are they out and can they be avoided? We hear they come out at dusk. Are they out all night?

      2 Answers Aug 26, 2010 at 5:59 PM
    • place to stay on sanibel island

      by tinysmom Online Now Oct 23, 2009 at 6:23 PM

      Where is a good place to stay on Sanibel Island? We are two adults who plan to ride bicycles and fish.

      4 Answers Aug 26, 2010 at 6:02 PM
    • Tobacco Shoppes

      by KariC Online Now Apr 5, 2009 at 7:33 PM

      Wondering if there are any stores on Sanibel that sell Djarum (clove) cigarettes.

    • Sanibel in June

      by Nancydf Online Now Feb 8, 2009 at 8:43 AM

      I am planning a trip to Sanibel in June 2009. What is the humidity like at that time? Are there no-see-ums then? And I have heard that the shelling is better in the winter months. How drastic of a difference is there with the shelling in June?

      I have been there in December (cold), August (no-see-ums), and April. Love it there no matter what!

      Thanks for any replies.

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      SandPiper West

      by jez25 Online Now Sep 7, 2008 at 7:10 PM

      We are looking for a luxury three bedroom condo in Sanibel for the week of 2/7/2009.
      Does anyone know of SandPiper West? Also, we would love any other suggestions.

      Thanks all.

    • Pet Friendly

      by mjwdew Online Now Aug 18, 2008 at 1:47 PM

      Does anyone know of any restaurants that allow you to sit outside and eat with your dog? I've heard there are some on the island

      2 Answers Oct 6, 2008 at 6:10 PM
    • Hotels on Sanibel....Walking distance to beach?

      by tangeyj Online Now Apr 25, 2008 at 5:02 PM

      I've always wanted to go looking for shells in Sanibel and I think I'm going to actually do it now. I'm planning on going by myself (mostly because no one else has the shelling obsession I do and it's all I plan on doing while there ;) so I'd like to find the best place to stay that will allow me to possibly walk to a great shelling beach. I'll be renting a car so more important than it's location to the beach is safety as I am a single female. Any suggestions?

      5 Answers May 31, 2008 at 7:07 PM
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      Seahorse Cottages

      by shohman Online Now Mar 1, 2008 at 5:23 AM

      has anyone stayed here? We are spending a weekend in Sanibel in March and the reviews online are favorable, but I'd like input from VT'ers. I trust you more ;)

    • Sanibel/Captiva wedding

      by muckyduck Online Now Dec 26, 2007 at 7:21 PM

      My fiance and I are planning an october 2008 wedding in Captiva. We stayed at South Seas last March during our first stay on the islands and were blown away. We're thinking of going back there to have the ceremony. Any advice/opinion on weather in October? Groom's dinner options (captiva cruises, Green Flash, Key Lime Bistro?) We'd like for at least the wedding party to stay at South Seas but understand it might be a little too pricey for everyone. Any other recommendations for places that would be equally beautiful. We welcome any and all advice!!! Thanks.

      2 Answers Oct 24, 2010 at 6:33 AM
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      sanibel island

      by austriangirl68 Online Now Nov 13, 2007 at 8:49 AM

      we are planning our marriage at the beach of Sanible Island therefore we are looking for a beautiful romantic hotel on the island for 6 days.
      could someone recommend an accomodation??
      thanks in advance

      3 Answers Jan 7, 2008 at 12:51 AM
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      Questions about Sanibel Island

      by BrocksMomma Online Now Jun 27, 2007 at 11:09 AM

      Would you recommend biking around the island for a day visit? Which bike rental shop would you suggest, Finnimore's or Billy's Bike rentals? OR- Is the there a different bike rental option? Is there a place close to these shops that we can park our car for the day? Is there a fee? What's the weather like in February? Any restaurant suggestions for lunch?...We're NOT big fans of seafood and were traveling with a 2 year old. Any great bike trails we can't miss out on?

      1 Answer Jul 8, 2007 at 3:02 PM
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      6 Days in Sanibel or Sarasota

      by squidbeak Online Now Apr 15, 2007 at 11:13 AM

      I will be crossing the state of Florida to explore the other coast and am looking at Sanibel Island or Sarasota. I am wondering if 6 days is too long to be in Sanibel. Depending on who you ask, different people say it gets boring once you picked the shells and gone to the State Park. I love the art in Sarasota, it is my next choice. I think there is more to do there for 6 days. I am bringing my two dogs, Sylvester, a 6 lb. maltese and Buster Brown a 7 Lb. miniature pincture.

      3 Answers Apr 22, 2007 at 8:46 PM