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Affordable Pesach Travel Options
« on: October 23, 2018, 03:51:18 PM »
Anyone with recommendations for an affordable Pesach travel option in the U.S. or abroad? Any affordable family Pesach programs? Affordable places to rent with accessible kosher for passover food options?

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Re: Affordable Pesach Travel Options
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 01:54:08 PM »
Consider renting a house w/pool in a gated community in Orlando. Aim for a facility that has free amenities like water slides/lazy river etc. They're available for under 2k. Airbnb/VRBO. Drive if you can. Bring you own food, but some pots/pans and cook and/or buy locally.  We booked a place at Windsor at Westside. Not part of the program.
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Re: Affordable Pesach Travel Options
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2018, 03:22:11 PM »
Consider renting a house w/pool in a gated community in Orlando. Aim for a facility that has free amenities like water slides/lazy river etc. They're available for under 2k. Airbnb/VRBO. Drive if you can. Bring you own food, but some pots/pans and cook and/or buy locally.  We booked a place at Windsor at Westside. Not part of the program.
What is the benefit of this? Is it just being in a possibly warmer climate?

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Re: Affordable Pesach Travel Options
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 03:26:08 PM »
What is the benefit of this? Is it just being in a possibly warmer climate?
Some people only get chances to go away on holidays when they are off from work/ kids are off from school so they want to vacation on a budget

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Re: Affordable Pesach Travel Options
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 03:34:23 PM »
What is the benefit of this? Is it just being in a possibly warmer climate?
Also, different family-friendly activities that will likely create unique memories (if you haven't been to Orlando), access to a variety of kosher/yom tov amenities, location where your extended family can also participate and, if planned carefully, relatively affordable.

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Re: Affordable Pesach Travel Options
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 06:56:59 PM »
Some people only get chances to go away on holidays when they are off from work/ kids are off from school so they want to vacation on a budget
Doesn't seem like vacation on a budget. Maybe if you stayed at a points hotel.

Also, different family-friendly activities that will likely create unique memories (if you haven't been to Orlando), access to a variety of kosher/yom tov amenities, location where your extended family can also participate and, if planned carefully, relatively affordable.
For a first time, yes Orlando has those unique items although now you're no longer relatively affordable. Parks are like $100 a person per day. Activities in NY/PA/NJ are much cheaper. Those Kosher/YT amenities are available at home. Extended family can meet you in NY at home as well.

I personally don't get it, unless the grandparents are sponsoring the whole thing. I also like the idea of Sedarim in my home. Of course if you're able to go all out at a nice hotel with catered meals and everything organized for you, that's a different story. The home-rental, make your own food, clean and Kasher anyway, is what's not for me.

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Re: Affordable Pesach Travel Options
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2018, 11:23:28 AM »
Doesn't seem like vacation on a budget. Maybe if you stayed at a points hotel.
For a first time, yes Orlando has those unique items although now you're no longer relatively affordable. Parks are like $100 a person per day. Activities in NY/PA/NJ are much cheaper. Those Kosher/YT amenities are available at home. Extended family can meet you in NY at home as well.

I personally don't get it, unless the grandparents are sponsoring the whole thing. I also like the idea of Sedarim in my home. Of course if you're able to go all out at a nice hotel with catered meals and everything organized for you, that's a different story. The home-rental, make your own food, clean and Kasher anyway, is what's not for me.

I hear that. You can always buy/bring/bbq/deliver prepared foods, and use the local kashering services. Personally the idea of squeezing into hotel rooms with little privacy and space for 8 plus days accompanied with the food related bedlam is not for me.

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Re: Affordable Pesach Travel Options
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2018, 11:46:41 AM »
Chabad houses that cater to Israeli backpackers in Central America and Mexico such as Boco Torres, Playa del carman, Cozumel Just rent a villa or hotel.

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Re: Affordable Pesach Travel Options
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2018, 07:06:38 PM »
Doesn't seem like vacation on a budget. Maybe if you stayed at a points hotel.
For a first time, yes Orlando has those unique items although now you're no longer relatively affordable. Parks are like $100 a person per day. Activities in NY/PA/NJ are much cheaper. Those Kosher/YT amenities are available at home. Extended family can meet you in NY at home as well.

I personally don't get it, unless the grandparents are sponsoring the whole thing. I also like the idea of Sedarim in my home. Of course if you're able to go all out at a nice hotel with catered meals and everything organized for you, that's a different story. The home-rental, make your own food, clean and Kasher anyway, is what's not for me.
Most people's ny homes (read Brooklyn apartments) don't have room for extended family. A villa in warm weather with things to do is more appealing and still saves a fortune over hotel programs that usually charge 4k pp and up. A whole house can probably be rented for 2-3k.

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Re: Affordable Pesach Travel Options
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2018, 08:03:27 PM »
https://olamholidays.com/pesach-2019/

You wont find anything in the states close to these prices.

A family of 6 comes in at around $7000 for 2 rooms including food.

Your on your own for airfare.

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Re: Affordable Pesach Travel Options
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2018, 12:36:18 PM »
This one seems like its possibly cheaper, but no clue about the quality or reliability of the program:

https://www.totallyjewishtravel.com/passover_resorts/caribbean/glatt-kosher-pesach-bocas