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The Free Dining Offer at Disney World is a great opportunity to enjoy a fabulous Disney Vacation for less!

Now through July 31, 2013, buy a non-discounted 5-night, 6-day Magic Your Way room and ticket package at select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts for arrivals most nights Sept. 2-25, 2013, and get the Disney Dining Plan FREE!*

Or, buy a non-discounted 5-night, 6-day Magic Your Way room and ticket package at select Disney Value Resorts for arrivals most nights Sept. 2-25, 2013, and get a FREE Quick-Service Dining Plan.

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Sample Pricing:

Buy this 5-night, 6-day Magic Your Way room and ticket package with FREE Disney Dining Plan for $92 per person, per day, for a family of 4, at a Select Disney Moderate Resort in a Standard Room for stays most nights Sept. 2-13, 2013, for a total package price of $2,201. That’s a savings of $919!

Or, buy this 5-night, 6-day Magic Your Way room and ticket package with FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan for $75 per person, per day, for a family of 4, at a Select Disney Value Resort in a Standard Room for stays most nights Sept. 2-13, 2013, for a total package price of $1,779. That’s a savings of $635!

Ask about packages in other Resort categories and for other lengths of stay.

*Prices based on 2 Adults, 1 Junior and 1 Child. The number of packages available at this rate is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same package. Tickets valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required.

Offer excludes campsites and 3-bedroom villas and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Little Mermaid Standard View Room.

Contact your travel agent at sgross@favoriteplacetravel.com or sglover@favoriteplacetravel.com or call Stacey at 404.409.4174, or Susan at 708.479.4693.

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Today, Disney released their Free Dining Promotion for Disney Visa Cardholders

for

travel between September 2-September 25, 2103.
(Restrictions may apply)

We anticipate this promotion to be available to the general public by the end of the week!  This is a great time to visit Disney World to avoid the crowds!  Give us a call for more information on the promotion and to book your trip!

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Contact your travel agent at sgross@favoriteplacetravel.com or sglover@favoriteplacetravel.com or call Stacey at 404.409.4174, or Susan at 708.479.4693.

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It has been over two months since the holiday season, and we have all been working feverishly to kick off 2013 with a bang, and come April, we are going to need a break!

Spring Break 2013 is a great time to get away with the kids and go on an adventure. Do something you’ve never done before…rent an RV and take a road trip, go on a cruise, visit Disney World, and if you prefer the cold, there is still good skiing out West.

Perhaps going on a vacation isn’t an option, then make it a staycation. I love the ideas offered by Real Simple magazine in this article, click here,  for a successful staycation.

Whatever adventure you prefer, don’t ignore this opportunity to make memories! Don’t sit your kids in front of the tv so you can continue with your same routine uninterrupted. Spring Break is a time to get energized about finishing out the school year, wrapping up the first-quarter projects and heading into Summer. It’s a chance to reconnect, a mid-year connection point, if you will, and it will be a time your kids remember every time their kids have a Spring Break.

Spring Break 2013 Let your travel agent help you plan!

For ideas on where to spend your Spring Break, click here to read great suggestions.

It’s an opportunity of a lifetime, and Favorite Place Travel wants to help you make sure it doesn’t come and go without making the most of it.

Contact your travel agent at sgross@favoriteplacetravel.com or sglover@favoriteplacetravel.com or call Stacey at 404.409.4174, or Susan at 708.479.4693.

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Stacey has earned her Certificate of Bricktacular Excellence and is a LEGOLAND Florida Specialist! LEGOLAND Florida is a great vacation for children ages 2-12! 

Stacey Gross earned her Legoland graduation certificate

Call Stacey Gross, 404.409.4174 or Susan Glover, 312.608.9070 to book your visit to LEGOLAND Florida!

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I can ask a million people to define vacation  and I will get a million different answers.  For some, it is a specific location, i.e. the beach.  For some, it is a state of mind, i.e. relaxation.  For some, it is a method of change, i.e. not working, and the definitions are as varied as the people walking the earth.

Dictionary.com defines vacation below:

1.a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity,usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday:Schoolchildren are on vacation now.
2. a part of the year, regularly set aside, when normal activities of law courts, legislatures, etc., are suspended.
3.  freedom or release from duty, business, or activity.
What is your definition of vacation?
Renting a house on the beach with family?
A condo at a golf and tennis resort?
Escaping to a cabin in the mountains?
Backpacking through Europe?
Safari in Africa?
RV‘ing through the US and visiting all the sites along your journey?
A week immersed in a family-friendly theme park?
An all-inclusive resort in Mexico?
A cruise to the Caribbean?
These are only a few options available to someone wanting a vacation, but until you can define your purpose of vacationing, you will not be able to choose the best vacation experience.
My definition of vacation is  “a change in the status quo.”  A true vacation, in my opinion, is changing the course of your everyday habits, mixing it up, shocking your life with change.  This is true for your muscles when you workout, so why not for your life and vacation habits?
If you wake up each morning and check email, write contracts and talk on the phone, then either don’t do it at all or scale back considerably on vacation.  A great vacation option for you may be primitive camping, forcing yourself to be completely unplugged.
If you cook every meal for your family every day, you are not vacationing if you continue to cook every meal for your family while on vacation.  Perhaps an all-inclusive resort or cruise is the best vacation option for you.
If you are a golf pro, and you play golf everyday, I do not think a true vacation for you is visiting a golf resort.
If you find that you don’t have time to play with your kids after a hard day at work, or worse, you’ve forgotten how to play with your kids, I recommend a theme park vacation for your family.  This allows the adults to enjoy life from the child’s standpoint, racing from one thrill ride to the next, anxious with anticipation for what the next ride will bring.
Some people define vacation as a luxury, and I disagree with this definition.  Vacations, or a change in the status quo, do not have to be expensive or elaborate.  It is simply shaking up the norm.  If you drive into work everyday, take a few days and determine that you are not only not going to drive into work, but you are not even going to check your computer.

If you are vacationing with other people, for example your immediate family or extended family or friends, it is important that everyone’s vacation definition is understood and accommodated.  Renting a house at the beach with a full kitchen may be great for the kids who get to play in the sand all day and the parent who gets to lounge by the ocean reading a book or catching some zzz’s, but not so much for the parent left behind to make the meals, just like at home, or change the diapers, just like at home.  This would not equate a vacation to that person.  This is an example of someone returning and saying, “I need a vacation from my vacation!”

It is not always possible to completely remove yourself from all your normal responsibilities for a week away or a few days of change, but with your spouse’s or parent’s or friend’s  help, you can get some reprieve from them for a little while at least!

All of this is to say that we often settle for the vacation we have always done because thinking about what a vacation truly is to me is too much effort and will rock the boat…all the more reason you should mix it up!  What if the idea of searching for a different type of vacation is daunting…too many options available on the Internet!
Next time you are thinking of a vacation, be sure to contact Favorite Place Travel.  Favorite Place Travel is a travel agency with experience in travel all over the world, and we are ready to help you vacation!
Contact Stacey at sgross@favoriteplacetravel.com, 404.409.4174 or Susan at sglover@favoriteplacetravel.com, 708.479.4693.