Next week is fall break. The kids and Pam have Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday off. We were quietly lining places for the kids to go for a couple of days so Pam and I could pop off to Paris for a 2-day trip. There were some complications, so I began researching options for a trip for the 5 of us. Tricky to do with only 7 days to go, but I know there's last-minute deals to be found.
First I lined up a trip to Denmark. In the morning I found flights, hotels, packages for Legoland and Tivoli. After lunch when I went to book, plane tickets had shot up from $207 to $535. So I checked out cheap flights to Spain, Canary Islands, Istanbul, Germany, Stockholm. Found very cheap Ryan tickets ($50) from Oslo to Madrid. We could take a train 7 hours down to Oslo on a family car. But we'd have to go Wednesday - Sunday, a very long time to buying hotel rooms and entertainment.
Finally I lined up two holiday options. 3 days in Copenhagen, going to Tivoli and Legoland, or for the same price, we could buy a car and a big TV and have 2 days at the Holiday Club in nearby Åre.
So, it's the trip to Åre. Should be very nice.