Monday, February 27, 2012

Ship Island

Ship island is located approximately 12 miles off the coast of Gulfport, Mississippi. The island is made up of two parts East Ship Island and West Ship Island. I the islands fall under the Gulf Island National Seashore Park's.

Some of the best beach area on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is located at ship island. The island attracts many who enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving. The island is also home to Fort Massachusetts which was built in 1868 and is beautifully preserved. There are many dolphin sightings near the island as they feed off schools of fish in shallow waters. The water temperature in the summer is about 85°. The Park service has built a boardwalk about a third of a mile across the island to the South Beach this is the preferred swimming area. There are restrooms and freshwater showers as well as a covered picnic area for your convenience. There is also a snack bar located on the Boardwalk. Beach chair and umbrella rentals are also offered at the end of the Boardwalk. The only way to reach the island is by ferry which is seasonal check with your travel agent for the dates. For a unique daytrip you will enjoy your visit to the historic beautiful Ship Island

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cedar Key, Florida

Cedar Key is exactly what you're looking for in island community. Cedar Key is a quiet island community located among many tiny keys on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

If you are looking for a place where it seems that time has passed by Cedar Key would be for you. If you're looking for a place with natural beauty and an endless supply of seafood with a rich history of Florida you won't be disappointed when visiting Cedar Key.

There are many different types of lodging to select from in Cedar Key. From small cottages and motels to condos and vacation homes whatever your needs are they can be accommodated on the island. So if you're looking to return to the past and have a stress-free vacation check out Cedar Key Florida and go back in time.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Key West

Key West is located approximately 4 hours from Miami. The road is a two-lane highway one way in one way which. A hurricane evacuation can be quite hectic.

Key West is the furthest southern point in the United States if you would proceed any further you would end up on the island of Cuba. Key West is actually closer to Cuba than the Florida mainland.

It is really a pleasant drive down to Key West as you go through the entire Florida Keys you can find many beautiful beaches and restaurants along the way. Once you arrive in Key West you find a very laid back atmosphere.

Once there you can visit the home of the most famous resident of Key West the writer Ernest Hemingway. His home is well preserved and very interesting to visit you won't be disappointed. The main tourist area in Key West is Duval Street which consist of souvenir shops and bars. If you leave the main drag you will get a real feeling of the atmosphere of Key West which is really a laid-back and mellow pace of life. You don't really need to rent a car while staying on the island as they are many bicycles and motorbikes rentals to choose from and is a great way to get around with little stress. So check with your travel agent for package deals to the exotic Florida Keys.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Cayman Islands

The Cayman consist of three island that are located approximately 400 miles off the coast of Miami.

The islands are located in the Western Caribbean and are British territories. There are three island the Grand Cayman, the little Cayman and Cayman Brac. The Grand Cayman is the largest of the three which is approximately 75 mi.². The Cayman Brac is located about 8 miles north east of the Grand Cayman and this about 12 miles long and 2 miles wide. The island can be reached by either boat or small plane. The little Cayman is located about 5 miles west of Cayman Brac if you take a small plane from the Grand Cayman is about a 40 min. ride. If you are looking for a total getaway to exotic islands with beautiful Sandy beaches this Paradise would be for you. With world-class scuba diving and snorkeling you can't go wrong. You might want to visit during the festival of Pirates week and Carnival. Check with your travel agent about vacation packages that are available.

Friday, February 10, 2012

St. Lucia

If you're looking for an exotic tropical island to escape the busy and hectic lifestyle that you have now even for only a few weeks. The island of St. Lucia will be ideal for you.

The island of St. Lucia is a small lush tropical jsland located in the Caribbean it is the type of island that you would consider paradise. It is part of the lesser Antilles island chain. The island is approximately only 25 miles long and 14 miles wide. The mountains on the island reach a height of 2000 feet. If you love a lush tropical rain forests where birds and flowers flourish you will be pleasantly surprised.

The island is a scuba divers and snorkelers paradise. If you enjoy hiking and bird watching the rain forest is considered one of the best in the Caribbean. Another unique feature on the island is the Soufriere volcano. You can actually drive into the crater of the volcano. The island also has the luxury amenities of golf, tennis, sailing, and many other leisure pursuits. Check with your travel agent about vacation packages to the exotic island of St. Lucia.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bangkok Thailand

If you're looking for a great place to relax and forget the worries and stress of the world let me suggest the city of Bangkok.

While traveling through Asia you might want to stop in the city of Bangkok and stay at the luxury hotel Mandarin Oriental. There are over nine different restaurants for your pleasure located in the hotel offering a wide range of Chinese and international cuisine.

You really don't have to leave the hotel with all the amenities that they offer such as the world-famous spa, fantastic pools, and their state-of-the-art gymnasium. There is even a Thai cooking school located in the hotel. The motto of the hotel is your leisure is our pleasure so while traveling in Asia check with your travel agent about vacation packages at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel I'm sure you'll not be disappointed.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Island of Bimini

The island of Bimini is located in the western most district of the Bahamas according to Wikipedia.

If you travel by boat for approximately 53 miles east of Miami you will run into the island of Bimini. The island is the closing point of the Bahamas to the United States. It has a population of approximately 1600 people.

The island of Bimini is famous for big game fishing. Snorkeling and scuba diving are a very popular sport here also as there are many shipwrecks that surround the island. Chalk's airlines operates seaplane flights from Miami harbor to the island it is one of the oldest airlines in the United States. One of the most famous residents of the island was Ernest Hemingway worked on several of his novels while living at the Angular Hotel. If you're looking for a unique getaway check with your travel agent about a trip to the island of Bimini.