After a night in Miami Beach, it was finally time to put the road in roadtrip and start some serious driving. The goal was to make it to New Orleans in two days with minimal stopping on the way. That's a total of about 1400 km plus random stops and detours to sights. The first … Continue reading On the Road
Although a week could have easily been spent in Key West, it was time to move on towards the north and meet some wildlife. A few hours drive led to the Everglades and with some trepidation, Hattivatti and friends boarded an airboat at Gator Park. The following forty minutes contained some sightings of turtles, fish, heron … Continue reading Gators, Airboats, and the South Beach
After a night's sleep at a Miami airport hotel, it was time for an early start (thanks to jetlag). Shopping at Walmart and breakfast at McDonald's were done by 10 am and then it was time to start off towards the south. With unbelievable luck and perfect timing, the four last places on a snorkeling … Continue reading Keys, Keys, Keys
Getting up insanely early in the morning is never a treat, but it doesn't feel that bad when you have something as great as SIX WEEKS OF VACATION beginning. So off to the airport we went, panicking slightly about things possibly left at home, and then panicking a bit more when realizing that something semi-important … Continue reading Across the Atlantic
About eight months ago, talk was finally replaced by action. With the help of a patient and ingenious travel agent, flight tickets and a rental car booking were arranged at quite a reasonable sum. Now, with less than 36 h to takeoff, the situation is the following: check in is done, newspapers are cancelled, necessary … Continue reading Almost ready to go!