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Who is along for the ride???Still needing help on this INTERESTING trip

Who is along for the ride???Still needing help on this INTERESTING trip

Old May 6th, 2013, 04:59 AM
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I hit the submit button too fast- was gonna add "especially how the kiddos behave". I've got three teens and boy would they be super cranky with an itinerary like this (though I'm so confused as to what the itinerary is).
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Old May 7th, 2013, 02:14 AM
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yes it will be interesting . . itinerary is pretty simple
one week London
one week uzes
one week paris
3 days near Disney
4 days sarlat
1 night carcasonne
4 days barceona
4 days lucca
5 days varnenna
2 nights Milan
4 days Prague
4 days Berlin
5 days Frankfurt

At the moment hubby is 3-4 hrs away from home for work and so this means we do the 3-4hr drive almost every week and then we stay at his home for 3 nights and drive back . . . the kids seem fine with that for the moment so here's hoping they cope with it in Europe! I also feel like having two full days is fine . . I know others would disagree ..but this is what we have done and booked so no need to comment on alternatives.

Basically all I am looking for now is places to see and eat at when in the places listed. If you do feel to comment and make suggestions please try to keep it to this. Thanks
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Old May 7th, 2013, 02:29 AM
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We need to stay focused.
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Hi, crazyfamilyof4. You may want to post for dining reccos for each of the cities in separate posts - in each country, rather than here at the end. Example: Kid-Friendly Dining Reccos in Milan (under Country: Italy). That way, the post may not be as unwieldy with posters with knowledge of all the countries you're visiting leaping on board. Just an idea.
HOpe you have a great trip! I envy the vacation time Australians seem to get! That's the way to do it!
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Old May 8th, 2013, 02:44 PM
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Paris apartment: Contact [email protected].

We used this service in April 2012. Our apartment was on 16 Rue JJ Rousseau very close to the Louvre. It was convenient to all public transportation also.

They sent us photos of the apartment prior to renting it and it was as described and shown when we arrived.

Ours was only 1 bedroom 1 bath and you would need something larger. Try the email above to see what they come up with. Our cost was a little over $200 per night.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Traveldawg.
When the notoriously and indeed flagrantly fickle and changeable OP has said We have booked accommodation "so no need to comment on alternatives", why - for pity's sake WHY - would you reopen the accommodation debate?
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Old May 8th, 2013, 05:07 PM
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Cold - I look fwd to full colour (with a U) commentary on the occasion of our session with Friendship Bay
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Old May 8th, 2013, 06:24 PM
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Have you looked at Airbnb? We have rented some nice places in Rome and Venice and in California as well.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 06:29 PM
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that itinerary is crazy. We are going to Italy for 22 days. Taking a cruise so we don't have to pack and unpack all the time. Then flying back from Barcelona to enjoy another week between Rome and Cinque Terre. We would kill each other at that pace. Perhaps some quality time verses it is Tuesday and we must be in Belgium?
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Old May 8th, 2013, 06:36 PM
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dcinnv: She's already booked the trip, so don't get all worked up. Yes, it's absolutely the most over-the-top trip ever blasted onto Fodors, but just enjoy it for what it is. And with 2- and 4-year-old kids who won't remember a thing about any of it.

I'm not even going to get involved in the family-friendly restaurants part of it, even though I know loads about that, having traveled all over with young kids for years, but this woman doesn't take any advice and goes off on tangents and revises plans in a heartbeat, so why waste the energy
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Old May 8th, 2013, 06:39 PM
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Guess the restaurants will be threads 30-40; having never traveled with wee children, I have nothing to add further to the conversation. Except buon viaggio.
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Good to know, wow, we left ours at home. Shoot I would not even do that alone much less with a 2 and 4 yr old. Maybe she could donate to our trip so we can stay a bit longer in Rome, as I am thinking 4 days is rushing it, LOL
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Old May 8th, 2013, 07:04 PM
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"I'm not even going to get involved in the family-friendly restaurants part of it, even though I know loads about that, having traveled all over with young kids for years, but this woman doesn't take any advice and goes off on tangents and revises plans in a heartbeat, so why waste the energy"

Always enough energy to be spiteful though.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 12:19 AM
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I will make no comment on your plans other than it's your holiday,it's your family and it's your life.
As to Prague this link may be of help to you.The website is run by a good friend of mine and though his children are now past the age of your children his info is very good.
http://www.livingprague.com/kids.htm
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Old May 28th, 2013, 06:44 AM
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not long to go! Any places to see or eat at on the way please suggest away. My week in London is pretty much sorted . .but there is still Barcelona, Paris, Lucca, Berlin, Prague and Frankfurt for suggestions.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Oh Clare, and here I was thinking you were done with us .
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:52 AM
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We need to make this one stop--the thread is even taking time to load!!
Get a guide book, Clair. ;o)
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Old May 28th, 2013, 08:12 AM
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The Normandy landings needed less preparation.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 04:20 AM
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Just have a look at the menus when you get hungry - the kids will probably love a McDonalds as a special treat, and don't forget to let them try escargot in Paris.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 07:28 AM
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Claire - Can you post your itinerary again, with dates? I can't remember when you'll be where! As I recall, you are starting off in London in about a week and 1/2!

I know we've been everything from helpful to snarky - but I do believe we are all looking forward to a trip report with loads of pics! My suggestion is to start a trip report thread the day before you leave and add to it each day. Do you have a place where you will be posting photos you can link to?
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