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Vacation road trips Florida

Soon enough it is going to be spring break and then summer. with those two coming up around the corner it is time to start planning your Florida vacation. Having lived in Florida now for 10 years I got to experience quite a bit of this beautiful state and I want to share with you what I think is some of the great places to go on vacation with your family.

  • Orlando – From Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios to Discovery Cove are one of my favorite places to visit in Florida. These places are not only kid-friendly but even as an adult I still enjoy going. Magic Kingdom is my favorite place as I feel it is magical. I hope it is magical for you too.
  • Sanibel Island– Having been to Sanibel numerous times I have to tell you it is gorgeous. Since the roads are narrow you would probably see Sanibel a lot more if you rode a bike. Take a long bike ride and scour the beautiful nature all around you. there is parks, a walking trail, botanical garden, and a flatwood preserve to bird watch. You may even see a bald eagle and some alligators!
  • Cape Coral – Cape Coral is around the corner from where I live and it is a great place when you have children. Mike Greenwell’s Family Fun Park is great for all ages. You can play miniature golf, swing in the batting cages, race on the go-karts, or just chill out at the sports bar. In addition, in Cape Coral, there is Sun Splash Family Waterpark where you can be lazy on the lazy river or go fast down the water slides. It is a fun day for all.
  • Fort Myers Beach- Known for its sugar-sand and beautiful blue waters, Fort Myers Beach is one place to hit if you are in this area. Feeling adventurous? Rent a jet ski and head out into the beautiful waters. Play minitaure golf at the smugglers cove to try and get a hole in one. If you are wanting to relax and watch a movie on the beach check out the beach theater.

No matter where you decide to go in Florida on your vacation always make sure you have a reliable vehicle when traveling. In my home town of Fort Myers Galeana Kia has great reputable vehicles equipped for travelers.


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How to Become a Frugal Driver

Being a driver is an expensive game, isn’t it? Filling up your car’s tank is expensive. Accidents are expensive. The subsequent repairs are expensive. Modifications are expensive. Insurance is expensive. Everything about cars and being a driver is expensive. Read more
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Basic Car Care 101

Having a car that is up and running is vital for any commuter or busy family. But, as with most things, cars do need a bit of tender loving care from time to time. They need to be looked after, especially if they are kept busy on a daily basis. Cars can also be expensive to replace. So if there are things that you can do to prolong the life of your vehicle, then you’re going to want to do it, right? Cars and their engines can be pretty complex. But some basic car care doesn’t have to be. So if you’re not too sure what you should be doing with your car or the checks that you should be looking at, then you’re in the right place. Here are some basic tips for caring for your car. Read more
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The Rewards Of Responsible Driving

Cars are a convenient mode of transport, and one of the easiest ways to get from point A to point B. They are so convenient, that more businesses are offering company cars as an incentive to get good workers to join their team. But whether you drive a company car, or you have your own vehicle, you need to remember one thing; a car is also a piece of heavy machinery that could potentially kill someone. Every time you pull out of your driveway, you are responsible for your own, and other people’s lives. Being a responsible driver is an obligation, but it does come with its own rewards. Read more
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Gearing Up For Anxiety: Should We Be Worried About Our Children On The Roads?

Ask any parent what they worry about with regards to their children and they will very likely say everything! But when it comes to your kids and the rites of passages in life, such as passing their driving test, there shouldn’t be a reason to be concerned, or should there be? When it comes to preparing our children for the big wide world, we can have a heart to heart discussion with them, we can do our best as parents, but ultimately they will need to make their own mistakes in life, and is driving now harder than it used to be? Read more
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5 Tips for Successful Family Car Buying

5 Tips for Successful Family Car Buying

If you are prepping to purchase a car for personal use, it’s usually okay to be a little bit frivolous. However, when you’re buying a vehicle for your family, the stakes are much higher. There is nothing more important than the well-being and safety of your precious cargo. With this being said, it is important to take your time on the quest to purchase the right new ride for you and your family. Take a look at these buying tips that can help you find success when you buy a new car for your family.

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How to Get the Car You Need Without Breaking the Bank

Cars are, for most people, a necessary purchase. Unless you live in a particularly well-connected city, it’s likely that your car will be the main way you travel to work, get groceries and travel pretty much everywhere else. But, when you need a car but don’t have the finances quite in place, you can end up in a real Catch-22.

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You’ll Be In The Headlights Of The Law If You Don’t Do These Things

 

 

When you become a driver, you open yourself to a lot of stress. For most of us, that doesn’t cross our minds when we put in for our tests. All we think about is that sweet moment when we get the coveted ‘pass’ and are free to hit the road. But, as soon as that dreamt of the moment is out of the way, the reality comes crashing down. As car owners, we have to worry about everything from tire safety to regular oil changes. On top of which, we have to ensure everything we do is in keeping with the road laws in our area.

Many of these laws are logical. Don’t exceed the speed limit. Don’t drink and drive. But, some aren’t quite as obvious, and these are the ones which pose the most substantial risk to us. One such law would be those about headlights. These make your vehicle visible and so play a massive part in ensuring the safety of you, and everyone around. Thus, it makes sense that the law is often stringent about this feature. But, too few of us think about this. Which is why we’re going to look at the three main things you should be doing to avoid the headlights of the law.

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4 Things Your Dad Got Wrong About Car Buying

 

Your dearest Dad has been a rock throughout your life, and the yardstick by which all men in your life are measured. He was there for your life’s every success from your first ballet recital to your college graduation. He also held your hand through every heartbreak from that first big breakup with your high school boyfriend to getting passed up for that big promotion at work. He’s helped you navigate the often perilous road through adulthood with love, patience, and understanding. He’s challenged you when you were coasting, inspired you when you were flagging and bolstered you when you were waning. He’s helped you with everything from your homework to moving house. He’s also always been on hand to offer practical tips and quotidian wisdom that have helped you to grudgingly become a grown up. Yup, our Dads are virtual fonts of knowledge and we can come to rely on them so much even in our adulthood that we come to see them as infallible. Read more
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Keeping Cool With Kids In The Car

 

You might be thinking about taking a journey with the kids soon. Perhaps you are heading out on a road trip this holiday season to visit family and friends. Maybe you are just taking a little weekend away. Honestly, this can be a great idea, and it’s good every once in a while to get back in touch as a family. But, you do need to be aware of what it means to be on a car journey with the kids.

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