We booked a Trip to China!

Thank you for the votes on our previous post, we took your advice and we are headed to Shanghai, China. We really looked into just traveling ourselves, and found out from many traveling for the first time to China you should really use a tour company. My brother has been to China for work a dozen times – he strongly recommended this advice. So our search for the best tour group started with TripAdvisor reviews, Groupon getaways, and Travelzoo deals. After weeks of research we settled on Stunning Tours. The 16 Day Panoramic China trip includes all our hot spot visits – Beijing 4 nites with the Great Wall, Xian with the Terra Cotta Warriors, a Small Cruise ship down the Yangtze River, (bonus of Suzhou and Hangzhou) then 3 nights in Shanghai for my ultimate – Disney Shanghai

53 responses to “We booked a Trip to China!”

  1. Congrats on your next grand adventure!

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  2. Whoppee!!!! How exciting!!!!

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    1. I know and with the tour and 16days there, we will hopefully see so much.

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  3. So exciting…will be waiting on the pics.

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    1. Thanks, we will be going in the spring, but going to post on things we are learning in the mean time.

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  4. Have fun and be careful

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  5. A major exciting trip, Dave and Laura. Like you say, you have done your homework and I am sure all will go well. I look forward to reading all about it:)

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  6. Sweet!! If you don’t follow Alison and dons blog, you should check it out! They are posting all kinds of cool stuff in China.

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    1. Ok, checking that out right now!

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    2. Wait, we do follow them, but checking out the China stuff, because we need to be ready and for us, this is part of the excitement, learning as much as possible before going.

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      1. One is the shows they went to was incredible! And the biking they recently did in the countryside. Makes me want to go now!!

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    1. I know, we are really living our dreams for sure!

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  7. So exciting! Can’t wait to read your updates! 😀

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    1. We cannot wait either, Thanks!

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  8. That’s something to look forward to!

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    1. For sure, and we always say that is part of the trip, the excitement building up.

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      1. Absolutely! I love a bit of anticipation.

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  9. Long ago I wanted to read Jules Verne’s book “Tribulations of a Chinaman in China”. A Chinese comedy film was based on this book, and I’ve seen the film (because my country was in the Eastern Bloc then, and a special friend of China), but I couldn’t find the book. Now the book is easy to find, but I can’t find that movie.

    Have a nice trip! China is a “must see” for everyone on this planet, and for the aliens too.

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    1. Ok first Nautilus, we have never heard of that book, and Jules Verne how can you go wrong. So we really quickly looked it up and going to try get this book for Christmas to read. So thanks for that tip. Second – yes we really have been wanting to go to China, David went back in the 80’s to Hong Kong with his Mom, and he always wanted to see the Great wall, so here we go, and adventure!

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      1. I’m very glad to hear your answer. Now maybe I was too familiar, and -to be honest- this happened because I have confused you with another American blogger couple.
        Well, that happened. And after all I’m happy it did happen. 🙂

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  10. Great! I look forward to you blog posts on this trip.

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    1. Thanks, It will not be until Spring, but we have a full schedule, so it will probably take me 3 weeks to post all the stuff we are going to do.

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  11. Enjoy yourself in Shanghai and Beijing. I love my days in China and immerse myself in their culture.

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    1. Kally, this will be an intro we figure. We are sure we will fall in love with it as well

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  12. How exciting! 👏👏🔥

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  13. At this stage in the game I think it is probably wise to use a tour to visit China. We went on our own in 2004 and we were fine but now, with all the unrest, you’ll be safer on a tour.
    Leslie

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  14. You should get paid for blogging about countries you visit: travel blogger.

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  15. You will have a great time! My Nana and I toured China with Viking. If you are curious about anything feel free to checkout this portion of my blog: https://mcgeetraveltales.com/category/china/

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  16. I don’t have a desire to go to China, but if I did I would do it exactly how you are doing it (minus Disney 😜).

    Good for you – a great adventure (and the Great Wall) await you 👏

    Susan Grace

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    1. We desire to go Everywhere! Lol! So Susan where would you go if you could go anywhere?

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      1. New Zealand ! Enjoying the diverse beauty of nature and fabulous outdoor adventures and hikes! My friend just spent two months there and I just drooled over their photos. I don’t mind flying but don’t relish long plane flights. Just yesterday I spent almost 4 hours sitting off and on watching my hubby and his friends play softball and my sciatica started flaring up. Darn this aging thing🤪

        Susan Grace

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        1. Yes, we hate the flights, and we can only afford the cheapest seats, so tight like a coffin. We just keep focused on the end, not the flight.

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      2. P.S. maybe Iceland too and definitely back to Alaska minus the cruise ship. Possibly Fiji or Bali. See what you started, ha ha!

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        1. Yeah, we get it our list is soooo huge we could not even start listing, because everywhere we want to go, but our list includes Machu Pichu, Peru and Australia, and Fiji and Bali too, and of course Vietnam and that is the super short list.

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      3. Oh wait! I haven’t been to Monument Valley, Sedona, Yellowstone or Glacier Park and only passed through Zion once.

        And here, you thought you were rid of me, ha ha!

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        1. Those sound wonderful … Zion… you mean Zion national park? Because Zion is also in the bible ….

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          1. Yes, Zion National Park 👌

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            1. Aha, I looked it up, sounds like a place we would visit too!

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  17. 👌China is really beautiful its a good choice

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    1. Thanks we cannot wait to go! Super excited.

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  18. Congrats! This is cool. If I were to go to China, I would also use a tour company. When are you going?

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    1. We are going to Shanghai, Being, Yangtze River Cruise, as my sister in law said – your doing all the standard China Tourist things, she is from China, lol!

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      1. It sounds perfect too me —these are the places that I would like to see too. And to have someone from China who can give you some meaningful information about the country will be useful. Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful pics!

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        1. Thanks 3C Style, we will enjoy it too, Spring will be here before we know it!

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