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Unread 20 Feb 18, 11:00 PM  
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From Boston to Miami. By car? Of course!

So lovely Dibbers I am as you may or may not know currently in the middle of writing a trip report from our fantastic holiday to the US last October.
Wow we had a great time, it definitely is up there as a best ever trip.
Highlights were... well everything I couldnt single anything out.
The only problem when youve had such an amazing trip is, as you Dibbers will appreciate what next?


So this trip needed to fit a number of requests. First of all all 5 of us would be going with eldest DS joining us for this one. He missed out last year due to being in his A level year but we had promised to make it up To him the following year.
He is heading to Spain for 2 weeks before we go with his friends but has promised to be back the week before we go! We will see but weve said we leave without him if he doesnt get his bottom back in time
Soooo eldest DSs first request was we go to New York which we were happy to agree to

We loved NY last year and are really excited about going back. Not sure what we will be seeing this time but ESB is on the cards AGAIN!
We talked about a split Centre holiday with NY and Florida.
We have been lucky enough to visit Florida a few times since 2006 and it is where all the boys have been most times on holiday. They all love it but then who doesnt .
Eldest DS requested theme parks please preferably Universal Studios and Busch Gardens.

We thought that sounded like a very sensible idea
Then finally DS said if we are going to Florida it would be good to go back to Miami one last time. Now I know this isnt always a popular choice for Dibbers but we have spent quite a lot of time if Miami over the years. Often because its a cheaper place to fly into but also because it has a favourite beach Biscayne

Whilst it is a lovely beach and nearly always quiet there are many such lovely beaches but it also holds happy memories of the boys when they were small.
So then I started to look at flights, when to go, what else we could fit in.

We had spent the last 2 years away from Florida visiting California in 2016 and NYC etc last year so it did feel like we were ready to go back BUT the holidays away had also highlighted what amazing places there out there to explore.
Whilst I love going back to Florida and always will there isnt the same thrill of seeing something for the first time as wed had for the past 2 years.
We had also loved the visits to Yosemite

And North Conway

Would a trip to another national park be in order?

So the plan search for flights began.

We had decided to go earlier in the school holidays rather than later as we had done for the past few years to be back so eldest DS could celebrate (hopefully) his exam results due on 16th August.
The other two break up on 24th July so that was our window of opportunity.
After much Skyscanning, checking the Dibb for bargains I managed to find what I think is a pretty good deal.
I found flights into Boston and out of Miami with KLM from Manchester via Amsterdam and on a Code share with Air France coming back via Paris. 2,100 for the 5 of us leaving 24/7 returning 15/8 which I make to be a very lovely 22 nights away
So now all I had to do was decide how to get from A to B but Ill save that for next time
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We are flying into (and out of) Boston this year too!

It sounds like it will be a fab trip!
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I like the sound of this trip. Eastern seaboard getting warmer as you go.
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Originally Posted by tocpe321 View Post
I like the sound of this trip. Eastern seaboard getting warmer as you go.
Exactly! Think its got a bit of everything as youll see
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Oh Wow, how many states will you fit in this time? I'm looking forward to reading about this.
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Oh Wow, how many states will you fit in this time? I'm looking forward to reading about this.
Thanks Abby. Just trying to finish the last few days on last years then Ill be back to this one!
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We are doing a east coast road trip in Sept/Oct travelling from Boston to North Conway then onto NYC and Washington DC. I am so looking forward to it and I have loved reading your trip report.
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Thank you for reading Ive really enjoyed reliving the last trip just need to finish it now!
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