Showing posts with label Florida. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Florida. Show all posts

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Florida Family vacation part3

While we were in Florida we took some time to travel around! 

One full day we drove all the way to Key West! We left the condo early and made our way! 

A 4 hour drive! 

Little k is a great traveler he loves road trips so he was excited! 

We made some stops along the way to really enjoy the views! 

It's a beautiful relaxing drive! 

When we got to Key West, we walked around, had lunch, shopped a little and went to the southernmost point of the usa! 

We also went to tour Ernest Hemingway's home in Key West! 

Fun facts! Ernest Hemingway had many cats and some with 6 toes! Those cats were considered goodluck. 

He had a working room in the backyard. Like a man cave to do his writing. He had a daily rule to write 700 words or lunch time whichever came first was all he would do. Then he would go fishing for the afternoon and then hit the bar with his friends and listen to stories that he would later use in his books! 

He lived in this home for 9 years then went to live in cuba the next 25 years! 

So much fun! Little man loved observing the property and the cats! He needed to know all their names! Ha! 
That's a 6 toed cat! 

The next day we had our next adventure. After fun at the beach and pool we decided to drive to Palm beach for the afternoon!

Ahhhhh beautiful homes!!! Donald Trump has a huge home there too! 

We walked around Worth Ave, the Rodeo drive of Palm Beach 

We had dinner and the cutest italian restsurant. Surrounded by shops And in a little garden with water fountains and benches all around. 

Palm beach is soooo nice!!!!! 

Other evening trips included a drive down to South Beach! 

We had dinner in the Art Deco
Very entertaining! Loud music, lots of people. It's happening! Ha!

And we seen Ricky Martin!!! They were filming La Banda. So cool!! 

We really enjoyed our trip to Florida!
 A perfect family getaway! I can't wait to go as a family of 4! 


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Florida Family Vacation part2

Our vacation started early last Wednesday morning. We were out the door in time, well what we thought was in time ha! We Parked the car in parknfly and shuttled it to the airport. Whoa! Was it busy! And customs into the USA! Crazy line ups! Omg we ended up being the last people on the plane! Haha we even had to run for it! That was a first for us! But we made it and all was good! 

Little k was excited for the plane ride! And heading to the beach! 

We arrived and everything was smooth! The rental pickup was at the airport and then we made our way to the walmart that was 5 mins for our condo to pick up some snacks and breakfast food! 

We arrived at the condo and we loved it!! 
Little k was talking non stop about the airplane and the beach house as we called it! 

The first day we spent time on the beach then went out for a delicious dinner! 

Most mornings I made breakfast before we left to enjoy the day.

Then it was pool and beach time! 

Little guy was up every morning at 7am sharp and ready to hit the beach! Ha! 

Part 3 South beach and Palm beach sight seeing! Then our drive to Key West! So much fun! Missing it!!! 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Florida Family Vacation - Part1

5 days in Florida! But why have we not traveled here before!? I'll post in parts because there are some of my own travel tips and memories I really want to keep and come back to! That's what my blog is all about! 

When we first decided to book a trip we wanted to think of a trip that we can easily do with 2 kids and especially on the time off that's given to us when they are in school! Like March break! I've seen many blogger friends post about family vacations in Florida and I see why they love it now! 

First we thought of driving... But decided to fly instead, being 6.5 months preggo. Which was great because it was only a 3 hour flight. Next time we will try driving! 

We booked a condo through the site

Which is great!!! Some tips I want to remember. 

1. Ask and make sure the condo your booking is the same one in the picture
We had no issue here! It was exactly  what we saw on the site. Oh and go for Oceanview/beach front property! We loved the condo we picked! Easy access to the beach and they had a great pool too! 

2. Pay online through the homeaway site with credit card, they even have extra insurance coverage to add if needed. We added it just incase! Some owners ask for cheque in the mail or give you direct bank info to deposit into. I don't like the sending a cheque way, we tried it and felt unsafe so I cancelled that condo and went with one I could pay directly with online. 

3. Check reviews on the site, or even call the site and they can tell you some info too!

4. If you don't know the area, get the address of the place and Google map it! So you have an idea. 

We stayed in the Hollywood area and absolutely loved it!!! 

So many restaurants and shops near by. 

We also rented a car which was super convenient . Pick up and drop off at the airport! Extra charges included getting a car seat but needed of course!! 

More vacation posts to come! We had fun in the sun! Enjoying the ocean and pool! We went sightseeing! To Palm beach, South Beach and drove all the way to Key West! Little K had a blast!