vlog update & how to spend an afternoon in helsinki

If you follow me over on YouTube, you may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet on the whole vlogging front.

SOZ.

The truth is, life and work have just got in the way the past couple of months and since holidays aren’t my full time thing (I squeeze in all of this when I can!), I’m trying to accept that sometimes that’s just the way it is.

However, on the back of a mad work trip that saw me riding a roller coaster with a mic duct taped to my hand (see below), I decided to use my free half day in Helsinki to give you an update, and show you what there is to do if you’ve got a few hours spare in Finland’s capital.

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the two sides of benidorm vlog and the halfway update

After business class flights, the holiday was always going to have a lot to live up to but BOY did Beni have a crackin’ good go at it!!!

Along with our flights at £216, our hotel cost a mere £72 each for 3 nights meaning that our business class holiday came in at £288 each.

And with half the holidays done, how’s the challenge looking?

I’ve already:

  • Been on 5 holidays
  • Visited 2 continents (Europe and Asia)
  • Flown business class
  • Taken 9 days annual leave

And, with only £667 of my original £1709 budget, I still need to tick off:

  • At least 5 more holidays
  • One more continent
  • Two 5 nights or more stays
  • All within my remaining annual leave allowance (19 days left!)

That works out at just £133.40 for each of the remaining 5 holidays which… Erm… Bollocks. That seems like a stretch, doesn’t it?

Let’s just say, I don’t think any more business class flights will be on the cards!!!

The average Brit spends £3418 a year on holidays.

What the actual fuckles.

£3418?!?

That’s like 45 pairs of Topshop boots.

Or a 2009 Vauxhall Corsa with tinted windows, body kit and some alloy wheels.

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Nice rims mate

SHIT SON – that’s 682 Toby Carveries!

Whatever way you look at it, that is one huge lump of cash that I, as a holiday deal delving fiend, was shocked – neigh- OUTRAGED to discover.

Even if we were to say that half of that is spends, that’s still £1709 on travel and accommodation.

Therefore, I’ve decided to go ahead and commit to not getting engaged/housedup/babyfied for at least the next year (in the very, very least) so that I can see how many holidays I can do for the same price.

I know. What a bloody trooper.

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SOMEONE GIVE THIS GIRL A MEDAL (also Omega, hit me up with some sweet sponsorship again, thanx bbz)

Now, I’m not talking about slumming it – christ, Zante 2008 was enough to swear me off 2 stars for life – I’m just talking about getting the most for your money. After all, we all still want to look fancy as fuck on Instagram (AM I RIGHT LADS?!).

So first things first, we’ve got to have some rules.

For £1709:

  1. I’ve got go on at least 10 holidays
  2. Trips have to be 2 nights or more and two have to be 5 nights or more
  3. I can only use my 28 days of annual leave
  4. I’ve got to visit at least 3 continents
  5. I have to fly business class at least once

THAT’S TOUGH, RIGHT? (Again, what an absolute champ I am for taking on this grueling task, etc. etc.)

So, if you fancy seeing how I get on/how long it takes me to fall into a pit of inevitable yet totally instagrammable debt then get a pen, some paper and write down the name of this website. Oh, what wait- you’re not my gran? (Shit! More people than my gran are reading this!!). Well, you can just sign up for emails or press ‘follow’ to the right instead.

Next time, it’s all about finding holiday numero uno.

Yeah, I should really start looking at that…