Just wanted to say Happy Holidays. We hosted grandparents over the winter holidays and had a blast just sticking close to home. No word on the China trip, and it may need to be a year later (2011/2012) to give us time to save up. With the economic shakedown, I feel less comfortable using the credit card in such big chunks like that & would rather save toward a trip rather than pay afterwards. Live now, pay later is not de rigeur!
Best wishes for great travels--Samantha Brown and Rick Steves will have to suffice for now.