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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4245 on: May 17, 2017, 10:13:12 AM »
FromTo:5* Villa, at least to me, implies hotel, not airbnb/vrbo etc.

Finding kosher and shul is not always so easy, and probably would help to spell that out initially.

If you can do private pool in a house/"villa", and don't need the beach, try Orlando. There's a small community with a restaurant or two or three.

You should be able to find a very nice property, tons of space, but a beach is harder.
Need beach. Well for the right price I am sure there are villas close to 5*..
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4246 on: May 17, 2017, 10:14:26 AM »
Need beach. Well for the right price I am sure there are villas close to 5*..
Expect over $1k a night for airbnb
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4247 on: May 17, 2017, 11:02:35 AM »


5* Villa, at least to me, implies hotel, not airbnb/vrbo etc.

You'd be surprised.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4248 on: May 17, 2017, 11:09:41 AM »
AFAF looking for a luxurious, international resort for a honeymoon (doesnt have to be points but also prefer under $500/night range) no zika, and lots of activities that are conveniently located.
1 week long and kosher food is a plus
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4249 on: May 17, 2017, 11:12:03 AM »
AFAF looking for a luxury resort for a honeymoon (doesnt have to be points but also prefer under $500/night range) no zika, and lots of activities that are conveniently located.
1 week long and kosher food is a plus
Los Cabos is Zika Free
Arizona

there is some hotels that offer private pools like the JW Marriott Scottsdale
and you can use your SPG points for a room.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4250 on: May 17, 2017, 11:12:57 AM »
Los Cabos is Zika Free
Arizona

there is some hotels that offer private pools like the JW Marriott Scottsdale
and you can use your SPG points for a room.
Looking outside of USA and trip is in June so dont want ridiculously hot.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4251 on: May 17, 2017, 11:19:28 AM »

You'd be surprised.
I meant the amenities such as concierge, maid service, laundry and the like.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4252 on: May 17, 2017, 11:20:10 AM »
I meant the amenities such as concierge, maid service, laundry and the like.
Including those.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4253 on: May 17, 2017, 04:27:46 PM »
1st week of August.  10 days including 2 Shabbosim. 2 couples, maybe a 3rd couple. Might want to stop also in Switzerland for a day or a Shabbos to visit with family - not essential.
Thought of Italy, but I assume it's too hot.
Don't want Far East.


How about England, Ireland and Scotland?
Iceland and Ireland?
Alaska?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4254 on: May 17, 2017, 10:54:12 PM »
10 days with 2 shabbosim not really enough for England Ireland and Scotland.
England Scotland. Or Ireland Scotland. Or Ireland Iceland. Or Alaska all seem like great options. What do you like to do? What kind of vacation are you looking for?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4255 on: May 17, 2017, 11:01:12 PM »

History.  Culture.  Some scenery. Some walking. 
Don't need to emphasize food and luxury. 

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4256 on: May 17, 2017, 11:04:43 PM »
ICeland is incredible, but not very relaxing. THere's a ton of running around.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4257 on: May 17, 2017, 11:12:25 PM »
My husband isn't that interested in Iceland. He says: no minyan. No kosher food. Not enough that he'd want to do.
What's there?  Only nature??

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4258 on: May 17, 2017, 11:29:04 PM »
History, culture, some scenery screams Italy. I went in August. It's hot, but not sure that it's that got that it's a reason not to go.

Otherwise England/Scotland is probably your best bet
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4259 on: May 17, 2017, 11:34:01 PM »
History, culture, some scenery screams Italy. I went in August. It's hot, but not sure that it's that got that it's a reason not to go.

Otherwise England/Scotland is probably your best bet
Thank you for your input.