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Old 04-11-2012, 07:24 AM   #331
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For those of you not on the meet thread for the June 15 cruise next year, I thought I'd link this TR here:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2761025

One of the people on our meets thread dug this up, and I spent the majority of my afternoon and evening going thru it. I didn't focus on any of last year's Med TR's....too depressing to see how fabulous they were. But, if you read thru mine and looked at my pictures, you'll see that there were a lot of similarities. I saw so many photos that were nearly identical! I also gleaned a few tidbits that will be applicable to our traveling party that I'm going to have to give some thought to. In short: read as much as you can to be prepared!!!! Also, if anyone else has any 2011 TR's that the want to bring forward, please post them here!! All the 2007 ones have their own sticky, but I think we need to amass a bunch of links and get the mods to do one for 2010-11. Any opinions?

And it brought up another OCD topic for me: clothing (to be continued in a different post...)!!
Hi Kim,
I created a section on our 7/13/13 meet group's first page that has some good threads and trip reports by various Dispeople. It is a work in progress. Hope this helps your readers!

DISthread Links: (Trip Reports, Threads on the Main Cruise Board, etc)

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2870617 [Thread: Barcelona Hotels Precruise]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2868221 [Thread: If you have done the Med Cruise before with Disney]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2868499 [Thread: Questions for past Med cruisers]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2663068 [Thread: Med planning in 2011]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2288346 [Thread: lots of great planning links]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2653459 [Thread: Villefranche on your own]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2653459 [Thread: Cinque Terre on your own]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2663068 [Thread: Med Ports on your own]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2485312 [Trip Report: DisneyFalcon's First Med Cruise - Our Excellent Adventure]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2435876 [Trip Report: Magic in the Med: Dicecatt and Dicedawg's April 24th Voyage]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2487593 [Trip Report: Sayhello's ABD Trip Report for the Med 2011]
http://thewhitehouseblog.weebly.com/index.html [Trip Blog: Anal Annie's trip report/blog of Med cruise and trip beforehand to Paris]
http://thefairygodblogger.blogspot.com/ [Trip Blog: Bibbidibobbidibecky's DCL blog which has her Med cruise in it]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....&highlight=med [Video Trip Report: Phil, Emma and Ben's Med Cruise]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2746104 [Trip Report: Janey2000's Magical Med Cuise June 2011]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2761025 [Trip Report: Lornak's Med Cruise 2011]
http://www.wdwinfo.com/disney-cruise...iterranean.htm [Magic in the Med: Disunplugged in the Med 2010]
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:54 PM   #332
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Public Service Announcement!!

I was asked to post when i updated the map I created...so here you go....I updated it!

I added 2 hotels, the AC Diplomatic (I think) and the Diagonal Mar. I was asked to specifically do the Mar because there is a shopping mall across the street that may be helpful. Also, I added several McDonalds locations. Ack! Why would I add such a thing? Three reasons: Bathrooms, free wi-fi, and Diet Coke!

PM me if you need the link.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:58 PM   #333
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I never realized you obsessed so about the matching clothing....wow...I was lucky we had clothes to wear and if you'll remember I didn't on formal night...LOL

I think Sam's suit jacket, the sleeves were too short and that was after making sure he had one...so what if they last time he tried it on was 3 months before - do kids grow that fast

As much as I'd love to do all that, it's just not in me....DH is the clothes horse and as you well know he forces me to buy clothes and actually buys them for me....so I can't tell you what I'll be wearing, I'll just be lucky to have anything to wear. My kids...that's another story entirely...the day they wear what I want them to without giving me a hard time I think I'll fall to the floor
hehhehheh...didn't want to scare you off....

I'll sick Ashleigh on Haylee to get some dressy clothes in the mix, but Sam's another issue. Sean, maybe, might be able to manipulate that one?

Oh, and since I haven't talked to you in a bit.....you're going to hate this....Sean and dad are going to do the tux thing. You know what that means, right? Besides, you need a do-over on the formal night picture. Right?
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:07 PM   #334
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This is awesome!!!!!

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Hi Kim,
I created a section on our 7/13/13 meet group's first page that has some good threads and trip reports by various Dispeople. It is a work in progress. Hope this helps your readers!

DISthread Links: (Trip Reports, Threads on the Main Cruise Board, etc)

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2870617 [Thread: Barcelona Hotels Precruise]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2868221 [Thread: If you have done the Med Cruise before with Disney]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2868499 [Thread: Questions for past Med cruisers]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2663068 [Thread: Med planning in 2011]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2288346 [Thread: lots of great planning links]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2653459 [Thread: Villefranche on your own]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2653459 [Thread: Cinque Terre on your own]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2663068 [Thread: Med Ports on your own]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2485312 [Trip Report: DisneyFalcon's First Med Cruise - Our Excellent Adventure]
This was the thread that got me to rent a lens...
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2435876 [Trip Report: Magic in the Med: Dicecatt and Dicedawg's April 24th Voyage]
Loved this one!!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2487593 [Trip Report: Sayhello's ABD Trip Report for the Med 2011]
Awesome, but makes me sad I can't afford the ABD portion...

http://thewhitehouseblog.weebly.com/index.html [Trip Blog: Anal Annie's trip report/blog of Med cruise and trip beforehand to Paris]
I need to read this...I saw a great deal of her posts on the boards and I gather that her name might indicate her detail in planning!

http://thefairygodblogger.blogspot.com/ [Trip Blog: Bibbidibobbidibecky's DCL blog which has her Med cruise in it]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....&highlight=med [Video Trip Report: Phil, Emma and Ben's Med Cruise]
THIS SERIES OF VIDEOS IS OUTSTANDING!!! I would pull these up and all 3 of us would watch and learn...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2746104 [Trip Report: Janey2000's Magical Med Cuise June 2011]
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2761025 [Trip Report: Lornak's Med Cruise 2011]
LOVED this one...this is the one I just finished reading last week!
http://www.wdwinfo.com/disney-cruise...iterranean.htm [Magic in the Med: Disunplugged in the Med 2010]
I've put some commentary above in different colors...And Tinkerbelltwins, have you approached a Mod to see if they'll start a sticky on this?? And may I please copy and paste your fine work to put it on my 1st page??
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I've put some commentary above in different colors...And Tinkerbelltwins, have you approached a Mod to see if they'll start a sticky on this?? And may I please copy and paste your fine work to put it on my 1st page??
Hi Kim,

Feel free to copy and paste -- I'm all about sharing! Don't know anything about asking a mod to create a sticky -- I've just been putting things I've found in a front page post on next July's meet thread.

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Hi Kim,

Feel free to copy and paste -- I'm all about sharing! Don't know anything about asking a mod to create a sticky -- I've just been putting things I've found in a front page post on next July's meet thread.

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Thank you! And I'll PM one to see if this can be done. I figure that if we're that OCD with planning, there's other lurkers out there like us!! Right?
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Thank you! And I'll PM one to see if this can be done. I figure that if we're that OCD with planning, there's other lurkers out there like us!! Right?
Yup.
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Oh, and since I haven't talked to you in a bit.....you're going to hate this....Sean and dad are going to do the tux thing. You know what that means, right? Besides, you need a do-over on the formal night picture. Right?
OMG...that means Jim is going to want a tux as well...but this time we don't have to pay extra for a larger size...yea....and we might as well get Sam one as well...it will save me from having to buy him a suit that he probably will only wear once. I have to buy him a suit in 2014 for his bar mitzvah....remember, you're coming back to NJ in May 2014, so we can finish all the sight seeing we didn't finish in August...
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OMG...that means Jim is going to want a tux as well...but this time we don't have to pay extra for a larger size...yea....and we might as well get Sam one as well...it will save me from having to buy him a suit that he probably will only wear once. I have to buy him a suit in 2014 for his bar mitzvah....remember, you're coming back to NJ in May 2014, so we can finish all the sight seeing we didn't finish in August...
Wow! That went over waaaayyyy easier than I thought it would! And I know....the date is floating in my brain....
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Wow! That went over waaaayyyy easier than I thought it would! And I know....the date is floating in my brain....
Why did you think the tux would bother me...the Alaska cruise was the first cruise he didn't rent one...that's pretty much standard for him...
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Why did you think the tux would bother me...the Alaska cruise was the first cruise he didn't rent one...that's pretty much standard for him...
Because I know how much shopping that's going to mean for you. The outfit you had last MED clearly is too big, as was the one last summer. Unless your closet has sprouted formalwear, there's a big shopping trip in your future.....
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For any of you who went to Tunisia...

This was an article in the Seattle Times a few days ago. I thought it was pretty interesting.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...tunisia08.html
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Hi Kim,

Feel free to copy and paste -- I'm all about sharing! Don't know anything about asking a mod to create a sticky -- I've just been putting things I've found in a front page post on next July's meet thread.

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Thanks for adding even more stuff to the newly re-labeled thread. Would have been nice to start it from the beginning, tho, IMO. Now people have to search thru the entire thing to find the new links.
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Ok, so this is strange...

I came to update a post I wrote the other day, and I can't seem to find it. I know there have been a bunch of issues with the servers, so maybe that particular topic got mysteriously placed elsewhere...???

Ok, so what I want to mention is a new travel host: Rudy Maxa! Unlike Rick Steves, however, his shows aren't readily available on Hulu, nor can I find them on my local PBS channel. It tells me to look back to find out when he'll next air. BUT...Sean has not only heard of him, but seen his stuff on TV!!

So, why did this topic arise? We were at Costco wandering thru the books/dvd area and I saw a series of travel videos by this guy...Europe to the Max or something like that. So, being the thrifty traveler I am ( wouldn't be going on a DCL cruise if I was, would I??), I promptly came home and looked at my local library website to see what they had! And, lo and behold, they had some of his stuff!

So, this afternoon, Sean and I sat down with our yummy salads and started to watch the DVD's that arrived. The first one was a single DVD on Turkey. It covered Istanbul (which we didn't watch), and the Turquoise Coast (which we did). It was very well done and gave some amazing video not only of the coast line, but of Ephesus and the ruins around it. What beautiful scenery! While the Turquoise Coast was further south (Kusadasi being the farthest north of that area, from what I gather), I certainly home we'll get so see such splendid coastline!!

The next DVD was a set of 5 or 6 disks. It covers a lot of areas in Europe, but we watched a series on Rome that gave an awful lot of scenic shots that Rick Steves series don't seem to have. The other was on the French Riveria. Both of these were worth watching to give some history, scenery, and ideas of what to see and do in the area.

I've gone to his website to see what I could see and this wasn't as stellar. I found a link to a blog that hasn't bee updated in something like 2 years, but then went to a different website that seemed to be more current, but less informative than what you can get on Rick's website. So worth perusing, though. This guy clearly travels EVERYWHERE, not just Europe. I'd love to see his perspective on spain, but our library didn't have any of his stuff that may have covered that area.

Here's a link to his website:
http://rudymaxa.com/
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Ok, so what I want to mention is a new travel host: Rudy Maxa! Unlike Rick Steves, however, his shows aren't readily available on Hulu, nor can I find them on my local PBS channel. It tells me to look back to find out when he'll next air. BUT...Sean has not only heard of him, but seen his stuff on TV!!

Here's a link to his website:
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I prefer Rick Steves to Rudy Maxa....he does far more affordable travel tips...Rudy Maxa always seems to be doing the high end stays and places.
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