Big news. New ABD for 2013 - Asia

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  1. WebmasterJohn

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    Just heard Asia for 2013.

    Loas - Vietnam - Cambodia

    Details to come.

    No date when they will be released but Dreams Unlimited Travel will offer an early booking discount on this and all 2013 trips once they are announced.

    Email Kevin at Kevin@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com to be placed on the wait list
     
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  3. OKW Lover

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    Wow - pretty exotic locales. Beautiful countries.
     
  4. Bobo912

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    OH, NO! Another destination I want to visit! I can't keep up! :)
     
  5. sayhello

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    Cool! I'm so glad they're still expanding!

    :rotfl:

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  7. familygoboston

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    I'm delighted to see this! I particularly like ABD for destinations that are challenging to plan your self because of language and other logistics challenges. It has much greater value to me than some of the other trips that I can more easily plan myself! But I agree with BoBo though; too many places, not enough time!
     
  8. disneyphx

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    Angkor Wat is top of my bucket list - and now thanks to ABD my then 8 year old will be happy to go!
     
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  10. sayhello

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    So we should never travel to countries where people make less money than us? We should not be able to enjoy the fruits of our labor by going to visit countries that are rich in culture if not in money? I'm afraid I don't see the logic in that.

    I really think your guilt-tripping is mis-placed, and I'd like to see you keep it off of this Forum.

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  11. pjacobi

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    I didn't say any of this! I posted facts that should be considered by anyone planning a trip to these destinations.

    In fact, I encourage such trips to broaden perspective of the world.


    -Paul
     
  12. Judyat

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    While I love ABD and had a great time on Viva Italia I will be using Gate 1 Travel for my trip to Southeast Aisa. I leave next week and will visit Bangkok, Angor Watt,Hanoi, Hoi chi Min City, Hue etc. For around $3,000 I will get airfare from LA and a 16 day guided tour that include many optional tours and this is for a single supplement. Can't wait. Will share my experience here when I get back. I have used Gate 1 travel before and have found them to be very reasonable and great to work with.
     
  13. sayhello

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    I've never heard of Gate 1 Travel. I'd be very interested in hearing about your experience with them. Have a great trip!

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  14. Bobo912

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    I received an Adventure Insider snail mail about this trip today. I think the itinerary looks fun and DS agrees. The letter does say additional details and dates will be available in late spring, so sounds like we won't have to wait until August this year. :yay:
     
  15. tufbuf

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    Got my letter too...interesting...
     
  16. DisneyKevin

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    When you travel, do you research the per capita income of every destination and post it on message boards?

    I must have missed the last trip fact report.
     
  17. Judyat

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    I just received my ABD letter on the new Southeast Asia trip and it got me to thinking about it because I am taking a tour there next week which includes Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Sixteen days (actually 17 since I’m leaving a day earlier from LA.) I’m using a company called Gate 1 travel who I have used before and here’s what I like about it. I can plan my vacation online – pick the flights I want, transfers from the airport included, add optional trips, see the hotels I’m staying at and see the prices with the total. And I only need to put down a $100 deposit to book with the remainder due about 45 days before departure. Also if I send a check instead of charging it they will deduct around 5% from the total. I can also purchase travel insurance. In other words I can really see what everything costs and the best part is the price and in this case it includes a single supplement - $3,000 including airfare and 8 optional trips. It also includes leaving 1 day early (at no extra cost except $66 for hotel room) and the hotel for that night in Bangkok. I also worked with an agent at Gate 1 on details and this person took care of my cares and concerns. So for anyone looking to travel I would recommend taking a look. This is just one of many trips they offer. And if you sign up for their emails they have weekly discounts on several trips. For those who can afford ABD I say great. But if you can’t this is one of many available options. I love ABD and I loved Viva Italia but I also like to look at reasonable alternatives and this is one of them.
     
  18. Bobo912

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    Judyat, do you know if Gate1 has any "family" tours? I would like to find some more affordable options to ABD and Tauck, but also would like to have other kids along. Although, it doesn't have to be a family trip for there to be children, it does make it more likely. I'm coming to the conclusion that if I'm going to visit all the places I want, I need to find some less expensive companies to travel with, at least part of the time. And I don't think I'll be taking any more escorted trips in the US, even though the ones we have taken were wonderful. But with no language or cultural differences, I can handle US trips on my own and save that money for more exotic locations.

    You've obviously done your research already, so wanted to ask if you know if there is a time of year that is best (or better) for visiting Southeast Asia? Our school schedule has been revamped starting next year and we have 2 weeks of spring break, so we may want to take a big trip during that time. I'm hoping we might find better airfare in March than during the summer months.
     
  19. Judyat

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    I would suggest going to gate1travel.com where you can play with their dates. Some dates are cheaper than others and you can always call and ask questions. Also sign up for their weekly deals. That's what caught my eye and got me to sign up for a date. I did this with friends about 8 months ago. Also weather.com. I know Bangkok is in the 90s now and Hanoi is in the 70s. I would look at averages for upcoming months. I think the rainy season starts in May give it take a week. Not sure how long it lasts. Good luck. I will post when I get back in May.
     
  20. DisneyKevin

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    Folks....please keep in mind that this is the ABD Chat board and while we do allow ample leeway to discuss other trips and other tour companies, promoting and attempting to sell travel for another company is against Dis Board Policies.

    This conversation has walked very close to that line.

    Thanks.:thumbsup2
     
  21. paddles

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    I'm glad to see ABD is expanding in Asia...I really wish they would create a Japan or India tour. I would sign up for either in a heartbeat!
     

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