Archive for June, 2010

New Smyrna Beach – Florida´s Greatest Oceanfront

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

New Smyrna BeachfrontThirteen miles of soft, white-sand beach is enough to label New Smyrna Beach as one of the “Best Beaches” in America. This colorful city offers not only the best beach experience; it also complements its offering with great offshore fishing, cultural and historical sites, professional golf courses, and excellent dining plus shopping venues. New Smyrna Beach has a peculiar hometown atmosphere amongst a beautiful tropical landscape and friendly community. Take the chance to book a New Smyrna Beach vacation rental with Rentalo and enjoy family fun for all.

New Smyrna Beach is a coastal city in Volusia County, East Central Florida, located some 20 miles south of Daytona Beach along U.S. Highway 1. The vicinities include Edgewater and Oak Hill in the Volusia County, sometimes considered to be part of the Greater New Smyrna Beach Area. This highly valued destination offers a humid, subtropical climate where summers are long and hot, with temperatures bordering the upper 90’s in July.

Beachfront parks like the popular Flagler Avenue Park just off historic Flagler Avenue, or the Hiles boat ramp and the Lake Ashby boat ramp, are ideal places for strolling, biking or canoeing. If you are more into outdoor activities, visit Lake Ashby Park, a 124-acre rural setting park in the Osteen area that offers a campsite, playgrounds, sports courts, horseback riding, fishing, and many other activities.

Many other historical, cultural and special interest sites receive hundreds of visitors of all ages in the New Smyrna Beach Area. Popular attractions include the famous Sugar Mill Ruins, witness to the uprisings of Native Americans in the early 1800s and battleground for the war between the Seminole Indians and the United States. To learn more about the second oldest settlement in Florida, you may want to visit the New Smyrna Museum of History, featuring the Turnbull Colony exhibit and other showcases from the Pre-Columbian era, Spanish Periods, British Period, Seminole Wars, Civil War, Railroad Era and the 20th Century. Lastly, you will not be able to miss the most prominent landmark in New Smyrna Beach: the Turtle Mound. Created by the Indian Timucuan civilization back in 2000 BC, this is a turtle-shaped kitchen midden made of shellfish remains, oyster shells and bones that can be seen seven miles out at sea, standing 50 feet tall and covering two acres.

If you want to visit this fabulous Florida destination this summer, use our unique inquiry system and rent a New Smyrna Beach lodging that will meet your family needs.

Planning your Pet Travel

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Pets bring us both love and tenderness, but nowadays traveling along with them may be a little cumbersome. If you have a friendly neighbor who can watch over your pets while you are away, we suggest you consider leaving your hairy friends behind. If you are too attached, consider driving your pet instead of flying. Many dogs enjoy the trip and love the ride. If however you still need to take a plane, consider these hints about pet travel.

All pets travelling over state borders are required by the US government to have their shots and a general health certificate issued and signed by a veterinarian. Most airlines require you present the certificate within 10 days of travel. Try to make pet reservations as early as you can as airlines generally allow only a limited number of pets per plane, and it’s first come, first served. If you are travelling abroad, check out the import country rules and regulations; health requirements vary and some may need weeks of preparation.

If your pet is small enough, he may travel with you in the cabin under the seat in front of you. Different airlines have distinct policies on kennel size, or you may have to call to find out specifics on plane size and under the seat capacity. If on the other hand your friend has to travel as cargo, as soon as you get to the airport, take your dog for a walk. Some airports have “pet relief areas” where your dog can stretch and relieve before they go in the kennel (as you may have guessed, not a pleasant experience for the pet).

Let´s face it, nobody cares for your pet as much as you do. Airlines have strict regulations, varying fees and overall, discouraging services for pets. If you still want to travel to a pet friendly vacation rental by plane, research and plan accordingly. You may find useful tips, resources and special services in websites like: petflight or petairways for specialized services.

The Closest You can Be to Space Travel!

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

If you’ve ever thought possible to travel to space, here’s the closest thing in 2010…

When you go to the below address
you can upload a picture and it will go up in the next NASA shuttle out of KSC.  It’s very easy to do.

With only two more NASA shuttle launches programmed for 2010, this is probably the closest anyone will be to space travel in the near future.

Enjoy it!