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Site history

The idea for this site began in 1999 when my family and I were preparing for what had become our annual 3 week holiday to America from the UK. We considered ourselves very experienced travellers to the USA and had decided to try making one of the journey legs via Amtrak.

We set about scouring the internet for information and found many excellent sites full of relevant information about the route and the facillities on the trains. However, we could not find any information about Tucson station (our departure point) or Orlando station (our destination). I could not find out where they were, how to pick up a hire car there, it seemed that nowhere had much train or train station information for the total novice.

I tried every search I could think of and posted information requests on as many vaguely relevant newsgroups as I could. All to no avail. I am sure the information I wanted existed somewhere in cyber space, but I could not find it.

What I needed to do was to pose a question or set of questions to somebody who has 'been there and done that'. How do you get in touch with such a person or people? I needed a site like this one. So here it is. I decided to learn how to programme in HTML and this is the result. I hope you find it useful to help you plan your holiday. The site went live on 30th March 2001

The site ran and visitor numbers grew steadily for the next two years. What also grew was the number of people e-mailing requesting holiday quotations even though the site was clearly none commercial. In response to this demand, in February 2003 a facility for providing holiday quoatations was introduced to the site in conjunction with a leading USA travel specialist company.

In January 2006 the site was beginning to look very old fashioned and my creaky HTML programming was showing. I decided I had to update and learnt about XHTML strict programming and cascading style sheets. The current website is the result.

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Who am I ?

I am a married middle aged Englishman (Yorkshireman to be more precise) with two boys. Running this website is my hobby (ask my wife how many hours I spend on it!).

I will not post any more personal details about myself publicly on the web, but I am happy to correspond with anybody via e-mail with concerns or questions about this site or indeed about me.

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Privacy policy

If you read the section about who am I ? you will read that I value my own privacy and that is the position I take with my web site visitors.

When I am efficient enough, all e-mail corresponders receive an invitiation to join the circulation list for the occasional newsletter. Apart from e-mails answering questions posed, that is all you will hear from me. E-mail addresses are not collected or passed on to third parties.

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About www.uk-2-usa.com

www.uk-2-usa.com is a privately owned website. It was written to share the authors passion for travel to the USA. It is none commercial in nature with all information and advice being freely given, although commission is earned on any holidays sold through the site.

There is an associated online travel group which is also free to join where a message board allows members to share experiences, ask questions and also quiz some of our American members about their country. You may subscribe by clicking the link below.


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Copyright

Unless otherwise stated all the content on this website is entirely the work of the author. This includes all text, pictures, graphics, photographs and webpage design. All trademarks, registered names, etc., are acknowledged as belonging to their respective owners.

The maps in use on the site are derived from the wonderful free resource
National Atlas of the USA.

All rights to original website material are reserved by the author. If you wish to copy and distribute any of the material on these pages, please request permission by e-mail by clicking here. Permission is invariably granted as long as correct credit is given as to the source of the material and a link is provided back to the site.

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Contact

If you have the time, you can help us to improve our web site service by completing our web site customer survey by clicking here

For general enquiries about the website e-mail by clicking here.

For enquiries about holiday quotations e-mail by clicking here.

For information requests about fly drive holidays e-mail by clicking here.

For enquiries about the newsletter e-mail by clicking here.

For reciprocal link enquiries please read the Links section first - uk-2-usa.com's linking policy - reciprocal links

If you wish to copy and distribute any of the material on these pages, please request permission by e-mail by clicking here. Permission is invariably granted as long as correct credit is given as to the source of the material and a link is provided back to the site.

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Links Policy

The links to other sites on my Links page are links that I have personally reviewed and believe will be useful for my site visitors to find out more about flydrives to America. A consequence of this is that none of the links on the links page are even slightly "off topic" for people seeking information on USA flydrives.

This is not the case on many other websites. If you visit the links page (or often pages) of other sites you will often see hundreds and hundreds of links that are at best only marginally "on topic". These are normally links to sites that have agreed to reciprocally link back to the site you are on. These reciprocal links are only there to help the sites show up in search engines (Google in particular) they are not there to help the site visitor at all.

If you are reading this because you are seeking a reciprocal link for your own site or a site that you represent, please do not waste your time and mine by requesting a reciprocal link if your site is not directly relevant to the interests of my site visitors. If you have a web site that you believe is directly relevant and you have already placed a link to my site on yours and your links page is obviously crafted for the benefit of your visitors not the search engines then and only then will I review your site to see if I will link to it.

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