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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4875 on: April 26, 2018, 10:50:50 AM »
We need a relax/chill vacation in late august (no carribean storms), preferably with SPG/marriott top-level options to try to maximize a decent spg point chest. me, the mrs and 3 kids (ages 11 to 3.5). STRONG preference for a place with real kosher food options. any ideas? Have done all of california last few years, along with phoenix and seattle/vancouver. willing to go intl (have a good amount of points for flights as well), but hard to think of a good chill trip to europe vs heavy touring. Help!
GIG
CUN
PTY
HNL
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4876 on: April 26, 2018, 10:58:45 AM »
CUN
is it better to go there in Aug or Jan? weather wise

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4878 on: April 26, 2018, 11:44:58 AM »
What is kosher food like there? I know meat places have the glatt issue, what about dairy? Plenty of those?
Rome - several reliable dairy places, apparently 1 reliable meat glatt place, a few meat places that offer glatt options (not sure how comfortable you are with that idea)
Venice - 1 reliable meat place, 1 reliable dairy place, 1 dairy place that I still haven't seen word on how reliable it is, but people here have gone to it
Milan - unsure, but I believe there are options.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4879 on: April 26, 2018, 12:07:58 PM »
We need a relax/chill vacation in late august (no carribean storms), preferably with SPG/marriott top-level options to try to maximize a decent spg point chest. me, the mrs and 3 kids (ages 11 to 3.5). STRONG preference for a place with real kosher food options. any ideas? Have done all of california last few years, along with phoenix and seattle/vancouver. willing to go intl (have a good amount of points for flights as well), but hard to think of a good chill trip to europe vs heavy touring. Help!
Europe can be relaxing like Spanish or Greek islands, but you wont have tons of Kosher. Likely Chabads that maybe will deliver.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4880 on: April 26, 2018, 02:44:34 PM »
Europe can be relaxing like Spanish or Greek islands, but you wont have tons of Kosher. Likely Chabads that maybe will deliver.
+1 to greece

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4881 on: April 26, 2018, 04:17:32 PM »
GIG
CUN
PTY
HNL
thx, Done CUN twice (in Jan when weather is perfect). and afraid about hurricanes/rain in CUN and Panama (lmk if u think thats not such an issue)
I think i really need to consider GIG (rio) and HNL. Scared of HNL bc once im shlepping to the islands i want to do all the big hikes and i cant with my lil kids, but maybe doing a chill at a top level resort will be worth it. thanks

+1 to greece
@yehuda and @Mordyk thx this is a consideration too. BH (and @Dan) for the well fortified threads and trip reports on greece, panama etc, learning a lot!

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4882 on: April 26, 2018, 04:49:22 PM »
Th-Mo: Paris
Mo-Th: Rome
Th-Su: Venice
What about sun-tue paris
tue-th rome
the-su venice
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4883 on: April 26, 2018, 05:09:51 PM »
What about sun-tue paris
tue-th rome
the-su venice
Too rushed IMHO, but you could if you want to.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4884 on: April 26, 2018, 05:11:14 PM »
Too rushed IMHO, but you could if you want to.
So if Iím stuck sun to sun then I should drop one of the cities to better enjoy
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4885 on: April 29, 2018, 01:58:11 AM »
Summer vacation with small kids.

Vancouver - banff or San Diego/LA?
Did both with kids. Vancouver-Banff lots of driving and less kid friendly.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4886 on: April 29, 2018, 10:47:43 PM »
Did anyone ever fly into FCA from DEN, what side of the plane is the better view?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4887 on: May 17, 2018, 12:34:42 PM »
From Sun-Fri no kids. Prefer some water activities but not a must. Outside the US

Not; Panama Cancun,Cabo, Dominican, bermuda or similar


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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4888 on: May 17, 2018, 04:34:21 PM »
Looking to use my hilton BMG certificate at a very nice property within 3 hours drive from Lakewood. What are my options?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #4889 on: May 18, 2018, 07:57:15 AM »
From Sun-Fri no kids. Prefer some water activities but not a must. Outside the US

Not; Panama Cancun,Cabo, Dominican, bermuda or similar


Thank You


Iceland is pretty fun