Italy: Viva Italia Meets Thread

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  1. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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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! :surfweb:

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  3. AquamarineSteph

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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!
     
  4. wdwtheplacetobe

    wdwtheplacetobe A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes....

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    :welcome:

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

    Ya'll take care!

    AquamarineSteph...the Best is yet to come!
     
  5. AquamarineSteph

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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?
     
  6. wdwtheplacetobe

    wdwtheplacetobe A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes....

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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!

    :wave2::wave2::wave2:
     
  7. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Well, that's because you're a big kid about to get a giant treat! :dance3:

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  8. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    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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  9. wdwtheplacetobe

    wdwtheplacetobe A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes....

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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.

    pixiedust:pixiedust:pixiedust:pixiedust:
     
  10. sayhello

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    Welcome back! :) Glad your trip was so great! (No surprises! :thumbsup2 ) Looking forward to seeing your photos!

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  11. AquamarineSteph

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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.
     
  12. sayhello

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    I'd wait a few days. The new itineraries come out in 2 days, so it's possible they are short-staffed while people are being educated about the new & changed itineraries and other activities surrounding the 2014 release.

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  13. AquamarineSteph

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    You're probably right. Thanks!
     
  14. wdwtheplacetobe

    wdwtheplacetobe A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes....

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    Hey Steph! Sam told me that it was ONE survey per family....did your honey get one???

    We're going to do ours together in a few days...
     
  15. Bobo912

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    Just curious - why did you have to call to get the survey? That is the one thing we did get on time after our latest trip.
     
  16. AquamarineSteph

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    I did all the arrangements. They only have my email.

    The Adventure Guide for our trip told me to call.

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    Update: I will spare you the actual back and forth of the conversation, but after first telling me that it was my own fault because I hadn't signed a release to have them communicate with me (and, yes, I had, months ago), the same Adventurista called me back to say that the survey had already been sent to me before I called them. He read out the email address of record to me, and the email address was wrong by one letter.

    So now I should receive a survey when they send out the next bundle, maybe on Friday or Saturday. We'll see. It happens. If I don't receive an official survey this weekend, I'll just make up one and send it to them myself. ;-)
     
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    Guess I hadn't posted here yet...here's some pictures from out Viva Italia Signature trip in May. These include my own shots as well as some of our ABD shots. And a couple videos! Definitely a wonderful trip!

    http://dbeedle.com/Photos/ABD-Italy2013
     
  18. wdwtheplacetobe

    wdwtheplacetobe A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes....

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    Sayhello....these are Our pics!
     
  19. AquamarineSteph

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    You took some great pictures on the trip! I was so happy that you were willing to share them.

    My camera's battery gave out mid-Florence, so I was using my iPhone after that. I was hoping the guides got some good pictures, which they did, and yours were just perfect on top of that!
     
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    wdwtheplacetobe A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes....

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    Steph! Are ya'll back in your routine yet? We miss Tuscany and our little family. We had such a wonderful time! We can't say enuf good stuff about ABD!
     
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    We were talking about Tuscany tonight and showing off the pictures to a friend while we described the trip. I miss being on vacation with our little family, too. And I really miss Tuscany!
     

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