Au-pair In Florida
What could be more amazing than endless coastlines, the most famous beaches, the biggest resort parks, the sunniest weather, the clearest ocean, the most famous national park, the cheapest places to stay, the most incredible food and the largest cruise ship port, all in one country? And we’re not talking just region wise here, we’re talking worldwide. Where is this heaven on Earth, you ask? Well if I haven’t given you enough clues yet, maybe the thought of Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Walt Disney Resort, The Everglades, oranges, rock shrimps and blue crabs should get you on the right track. With all these wonders, it’s no surprise Florida’s major income comes from tourism. More than 60 million visitors spending around 20 billion dollars a year come here to have an amazing holiday in the one of the most wonderful locations not only in the USA, but in the world. So if you want to be one of those visitors read on and you’ll find what you just have to see, where you can stay, where you can learn and even where you can work if you need to.
Hot Spots in Florida
Contained by the longest coastline in the contiguous USA, 1,350 miles of deep, blue ocean surround an immeasurable beauty, natural and manmade. Part of this manmade attraction consists of the renowned amusement parks spread throughout the state. The most famous ones include Walt Disney World Resort, on the outskirts of Orlando that has been the biggest resort park since its opening in 1971 and contains today 4 theme parks, 2 water parks and 31 hotels. Also in Orlando you can visit the Universal Orland Resort, property of the Hollywood cinematic Universal Studios, and Sea World. If you find yourself in Tampa go to Busch Gardens, a resort park that started off as a marketing scheme to sell Anheuser-Busch vehicles, and included stables.
If you’re a nature and animal lover, you simply must visit the Everglades National Park.. This rare ecosystem is over protected by the most important institutions in the world and you can see more than 350 species of birds, 50 species of reptiles and 40 of mammals.
And if shopping gets you going, Florida has a full of aces in its hand. From entire Shopping Villages, like Cocoa Village, John’s Pass Village and St. Armand’s Circle, to shopping malls and outlets to Downtown Disney’s West Side, home to the Cirque du Soleil and many shops and restaurants.
Whether you go to the Bok Sanctuary in Lake Wales, to the Edison-Ford Winter Estate in Fort Meyers, to the aviation museum Fantasy of Flight, where you can even fly on a balloon, in Lakeland, to the Kennedy Space Center, to the Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg or to the Spook Hill in Lake Wales, Florida has its way of keeping you entertained and stimulate all your interests and hobbies. Whether it's nature or culture, amusement or science that you’re looking for you’re bound to find it in the Sunshine State.
If your language skills worry you and you’re afraid you won’t be able to communicate at your best, there’s nothing easier than to enrol on an English Learning Center. From as low as 39$ to 45$ an hour to 279$ a week for 20 hrs, Florida is full of capable, experienced language schools that will help you improve your English. Following are some websites of schools across the cities where you might find yourself in, that can help find what suits you best.
When you need a break from the sunshine and have to get some rest, Florida is prepared with more than 1800 accommodation offers that you can find on this website: http://www.booking.com/region/us/florida.en.html. The average lowest price is 60.00$, but according to how much luxury you want, the prices can go up to much, much higher. If, however, luxury is not important to you, try http://www.hostels.com/florida-state/usa where you can find beds from as low as 12$ per night.
When the Sunshine state becomes the Moonlight stage, Florida’s night comes to life.. From pubs to theatres, from clubs to beach bars, tourists and residents hit the streets with the knowledge that wherever they end up, tonight is going to be one of the best nights of their lives. Whether its Duval Street in Key West, Pleasure Island in Orlando, the Elbo Room in Fort Lauderdale, the Art Deco District in Miami, the San Marco Area in Jacksonville or simply and directly downtown Miami, the amount of choices is endless and wherever you choose to go, there’s nothing like a night in Florida.
Look Out for Jobs
If you need some extra cash for your pockets you can pretty easily get a job in the infinite restaurants, pubs, clubs, and all that is touristic in Florida. Unfortunately, this State’s minimum wage isn’t the same for everyone and if you get employed in the hospitality or catering industry, you’ll have to give up 3.02$ out of your minimum wage, since you are expected to receive them under the form of tips.. Therefore your minimum wage will be 4.29$ an hour, as opposed to every other industry employee, that gets 7.31$. Nevertheless, have a look at the websites listed below and you will find the job for you. And remember to spare some free time to spend in the Sunshine (State).
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