Cancelled India and was able to book another vacation easily. Generally, I have booked our vacations well in advance and have even found that at such an early date that rooms were not always available. Boy, have times changed.
I was able to not only book hotels where we wanted to go but make deals with the hotels too. Getting airline tickets at the times that worked for us was quite easy too.
On one hand, it was pretty stress free but on the other hand, it is pretty scary.
The kids wanted to return to Paris. I happen to be in Paris now and I certainly understand why. As a family, we pretty much never return, we just continue to go forward. There is something really wonderful about returning to a place that you love and know so well which gives you a comfort zone. So, with that said, we are returning to Paris.
We will begin in Milan. Why Milan? We all love Italy. Nobody has ever been to Milan. Also, Luxe City Guides (the key to any vacation) happens to have a guide to Milan this year so we decided to start there. Then, we are going to Munich for one day. All of Fred's family will be there so we will stop over for 24 hours for a family fest of dinner and activities. After that, on to Berlin. Never been to Berlin but I have a feeling we are all going to really enjoy the city. Then, off to Paris.
Every town has plenty of hotel openings. I took my time and figured out which made the most sense for us. It is pretty amazing that every hotel I called in Paris has rooms for us. Short lived perhaps but certainly something to keep in mind.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.