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  • Writer's pictureJohn Dostaler

John's Travel Update October 14, 2022

Last week I was able to "unplug" a bit and take a week-long vacation on MSC Cruises in the luxurious (and rather affordable) Yacht Club! Here are a few great things I'm sharing this week!

Visit London And Paris In 2023!

Visiting Paris and London has never been easier! This 6-night vacation is the perfect week-long getaway. See all of the most iconic sights as you make your way through each city with a pint or baguette in hand!

What's Included
  • Roundtrip economy class airfare into Paris (CDG), out of London (LHR)

  • 3 nights in Paris at the Chouette Hotel, or similar

  • Rail from Paris to London (standard class)

  • 3 nights in London at the Phoenix Hotel, or similar

  • Breakfast daily

Unique Explorations
  • Stroll through the streets of Paris and nosh on a freshly baked baguette!

  • Visit the Eiffel Tower and take a bunch of selfies with your travel partner!

  • Sip afternoon tea as you overlook Westminster Abbey!

  • Visit St Paul's Cathedral and the Museum of London in the financial district!

  • Dine on delicious French and British cuisine as you go!

Spend 6 nights in picturesque Paris and charming London town! The beauty of this vacation lies in the fact that you choose how you wish to spend your days. First, in Paris, plan to visit the most sought-after sights. The Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, the Louvre, and more await! Plus, you can consider a day trip to a nearby city or town to experience more of France.

Then, after a scenic train ride, you'll arrive in London! Stroll through the streets past Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly, and more. Visit Westminster Abbey, plan an afternoon tea adventure, and then end your days with a West End show or with a pint in a cozy pub!

This vacation starts at only $1,383 per person starting in February and is only slightly more the later you go in the year. This is an incredibly affordable way to visit both Paris and London!

CLICK HERE to get started and for more information!

Fantasmic! To Return To Disney's Hollywood Studios!

Disney has announced that Fantasmic! will return to Disney's Hollywood Studios in November 2022! Details are still to come - but this is such exciting news!

Disney Increases Prices

Disney has increased prices for many items including food, beverages, restaurants and Genie+. Most notably, Genie+ has increased at Disneyland to $25 per person per day (and it's variable so it can be higher based on demand) and at Walt DIsney World it's variable pricing based on demand starting at $15 per day per person plus tax.

Most food and beverage (and restaurants) also saw modest price increases across all parks. These prices vary and will make a small impact when you budget your trip, but it's still notable so you aren't surprised.

There are some ways to save a bit on your vacation:

  • Take refillable water bottles - Disney parks still offer free cups of water at most quick-service locations and there are more water-bottle refill stations in the parks.

  • You can still take food and beverages into the parks. When my family travels: we have Instacart delivered to our resort and take in small snacks and beverages. No one likes a "hangry" child when you're in a queue.

  • Order a kids meal! Adults aren't required to order off the adult menu (except at "all-you-care-to-eat" locations) so feel free to order the kids menu - some of them are shockingly big portions.

  • Use gift cards! You can often get gift cards for a slight discount at some retailers.

Unpack Once And
Explore Europe!

As you can tell - I have "Europe" on my mind lately. With airfares skyrocketing - this is a great "deal" I wanted to share.

Viking River Cruises is a fantastic way to visit parts of Europe you may not see otherwise. And right now - you can take advantage of FREE International Airfare (select gateways). The "Romantic Danube" is one of my FAVORITE itineraries! The best part is the price: Starting at $2,599 per person (and that INCLUDES the airfare!).

Visit Budapest (my personal favorite), Vienna (try the sacher torte!), Krems, Passau and Regensburg. Your longship sails along the beautiful Danube river which is such a unique way to explore this region!

Drop me a line - the FREE airfare offer expires on October 17, 2022!

That's it for this week - thanks for reading! Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

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