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China (Beijing, ShenZhen) 21 days, US$10000 : (This 3 weeks vacation can be condensed to 2 weeks if you like. The commute can be improved by getting direct flights to the destinations instead of getting round trip flights. Very hot to visit both Beijing and ShenZhen in July. Suggest considering to go in Sept or Oct.)
Vancouver in Canada 2 days, US$450 : (We stopped by Vancouver on our way to Banff National park. The budget only included the cost of staying in Vancouver, did not include the airfare. Vancouver Convention Center was standing next to the coast line. Taking a walk there is not a bad idea. You can also take the kids to the flyover Canada ride there. We like the food court in Crystal Mall, which is about 30 minutes away from Vancouver Convention Center, where you can find all kinds of Asian food. Shannon Falls is about 1 hour north to Vancouver downtown. If you drive further north along Sea-to-sky highway (99N), you would get to Whistler Village, where hosted winter Olympics in 2010. Shannon Falls is a nice water fall to see. Highly recommend driving along Sea-to-sky highway, we are pretty sure you would love the scene.)
Rome, Venice, and Naples in Italy 7 days, US$6000 : (We traveled to Italy, hoping for a fun place to have a vacation. We took a flight to Venice, and then took a Alilaguna boat to Rialto, a famous bridge that survived the bombings of World War II. We explored the city by foot, walking to landmarks such as San Marcos Square and Doge’s Palace. After visiting all the available landmarks and spending a night at a hotel, we took a Trenitalia train from Venezia S. Lucia to Roma Termini, or Rome. If you get lost, be sure to have a smart person and a map. (We learned the hard way.) Of course, we visited the Coliseum as well as the Vatican. To get there, we bought a sightseeing tour bus 24-hour ticket so we could have easy access throughout the city. However, you could use the city underground metro as a substitute if you don’t want to spend money on the tour tickets. We spent 2 nights there to explore the city. After spending our time in Rome, we took a Trenitalia train to Napoli Centrale, or Naples. We took a taxi from the train station to our hotel. We visited the nearby island Capri via boat. We hiked around the island and took a bus to a small beach – ~20 feet across. Tip: if you can get seasick, then take one of the more expensive boats; they usually roll less. We then returned to Venice (Venezia S. Lucia) via Trenitalia train. We stayed at a hotel for a night, caught a plane home. Just remember to remember the term grazie, or thank you, in Italian.)