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Old 05-01-2013, 07:50 AM   #76
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My better half and I will be headed to Italy this month with ABD. We can't wait!

I'm just trying not to overpack. Everything I have read urges you not to pack too much. Talk about a difficult concept!
When are ya'll going???

We're off to ABD Italy next week!!!

(My "test pack" came in at 39 lbs....I should probably take something out, but...)


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Old 05-01-2013, 12:33 PM   #77
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We must be on the same Italy trip? May 9-17. We leave next week, and we're doing a pre-day in Rome.

I haven't done the test packing thingey yet. We were going to do it last weekend to see if there was anything else we needed, but last weekend turned out to be non-stop. Oh, well, we still have a few days to make sure everything fits into the suitcase...
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:08 PM   #78
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We must be on the same Italy trip? May 9-17. We leave next week, and we're doing a pre-day in Rome.

I haven't done the test packing thingey yet. We were going to do it last weekend to see if there was anything else we needed, but last weekend turned out to be non-stop. Oh, well, we still have a few days to make sure everything fits into the suitcase...
YAY!!! We are going the same time!

It was hard to keep the packing down! I still need to do my carry-on, but am working two more days before vacation.

Nice to know someone else on the trip...looking forward to the 9th to meet everyone else!


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Old 05-01-2013, 10:24 PM   #79
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Looking forward to seeing you in Rome! I can't wait to meet the rest of our travel group! I've done group walking tours before (in fact one of those led me to ABD, more or less), but I've never done a guided group tour like this before. I can't wait!
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Looking forward to seeing you in Rome! I can't wait to meet the rest of our travel group! I've done group walking tours before (in fact one of those led me to ABD, more or less), but I've never done a guided group tour like this before. I can't wait!
This our first ABD trip....we are HUGE Disney people. Looking over the itinerary, we will be very busy and see lots! Sayhello knows all about ABD, as do others on this Thread. We were inspired to finally do ABD by some friends from the DisBoards...coincidentally...she also became our travel agent for this trip!!!

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AquamarineSteph & wdwtheplacetobe, have a *FABULOUS* trip!!! Please remember to come back and tell us all about it when you get back!

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Old 05-02-2013, 12:40 PM   #82
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Thanks, Sayhello!


PS - I'm really new to the boards here, but I have to say that everyone seems incredibly nice and friendly. I wish I had discovered them earlier, but better late than never!
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Thanks, Sayhello!


PS - I'm really new to the boards here, but I have to say that everyone seems incredibly nice and friendly. I wish I had discovered them earlier, but better late than never!


Sayhello...of course we will report back! A couple more days and we're on our way!!!

Ya'll take care!

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AquamarineSteph...the Best is yet to come!
I am so excited, I feel like a little kid about to get some giant treat! :-)

I still am packing/unpacking as I try to figure out what clothes I don't really NEED. This packing job is much harder than I expected it to be, and we travel a fair bit here in the States.

I can always buy stuff over there, right?
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I am so excited, I feel like a little kid about to get some giant treat! :-)

I can always buy stuff over there, right?
I started gathering 6 months ago (DH will tell you that I frequently do that), but only packed for real to see how much weight I had last week. We are excited about going, too! To see Italy AND to see it with DISNEY!

I am being conservative in packing and taking a tupperware container (with stuff that isn't coming back) so I will have a place to pack small things that we have acquired. DH also has one. (his idea)

We are getting a giant treat!

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I am so excited, I feel like a little kid about to get some giant treat! :-)

I still am packing/unpacking as I try to figure out what clothes I don't really NEED. This packing job is much harder than I expected it to be, and we travel a fair bit here in the States.

I can always buy stuff over there, right?
Well, that's because you're a big kid about to get a giant treat!

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I started gathering 6 months ago (DH will tell you that I frequently do that), but only packed for real to see how much weight I had last week. We are excited about going, too! To see Italy AND to see it with DISNEY!

I am being conservative in packing and taking a tupperware container (with stuff that isn't coming back) so I will have a place to pack small things that we have acquired. DH also has one. (his idea)

We are getting a giant treat!

Heh! I should have read your post first!

I always over pack. I've gotten better over the years, but I still do it. I'd rather over pack then miss stuff I need. It's a tough balancing act! The only thing that saves me is that I never take more than one checked bag!

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We are back!

To quote Marco (our Italian Adventure Guide) the trip was FANTASTICO!!!

As soon as DH finishes organizing pics and we get them from Disney's website, I will post some.

I would encourage everyone to go on Viva Italia Signature....it was fabulous!

Our family was 12 + 2 guides....adults only...and a perfect was to see Italy.

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To quote Marco (our Italian Adventure Guide) the trip was FANTASTICO!!!

As soon as DH finishes organizing pics and we get them from Disney's website, I will post some.

I would encourage everyone to go on Viva Italia Signature....it was fabulous!

Our family was 12 + 2 guides....adults only...and a perfect was to see Italy.

Welcome back! Glad your trip was so great! (No surprises! ) Looking forward to seeing your photos!

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It was fantastico until I tried to call the number given to me by our guide to locate my email post-trip survey. I've been on hold for over 15 minutes with the same quarter of a song playing over and over and no idea if anyone is ever going to take my call to ask my question.

I hate to sound negative. It would be a shame to end the experience on a negative impression. I'm just glad this is a toll-free number.
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