Yep I'm still at it on researching. The good news is we think we can swing the vacation this year and a little easier than expected !
Now we are trying to nail down dates. I had it in my mind to go December 6-13 because I can't miss school the week of Dec 13 right before break, as much as I'd like to when my students get antsy for the holidays :--).
However, we are considering the week prior to Thanksgiving, as the crowd calendar on easydw shows that week as being low crowds as well. However, I have always had a "thing" about not getting too excited about Christmas, or at least showing it, until after Thanksgiving is over.
To help with our decision... is DW in full Christmas mode that week prior to Thanksgiving? We had some friends go this time of year last year and said they got in on some Christmas stuff, but wasn't sure if DW got all decorated and such this soon before Christmas. Because of the comments on here about how cool DW is at Christmas time is a big reason why we picked Dec 6 -13.
Thanks as always!