So yes, yes, I went on loads of holidays last year however, I realised today that I’ve actually yet to post all of them, along with their costs, in one easy-to-find place.
Remember the rules?
I had £1709 (half the price the average Brit spends in a year) to go on:
- At least 10 holidays
- Trips must be 2 nights or more and two must be 5 nights or more
- Only use 28 days of annual leave
- At least 3 continents
- At least one flight must be business class
1) Valencia, Spain
easyJet flights – £62pp
1 night – Bloc Hotel Gatwick – £32.72pp
2 nights – Hotel Balandret – £75pp
Total – £169.72pp
2) Dubai, UAE
Qantas/Emirates flights – £279.83pp
4 nights – Princess Tower Apartments (similar) – £184pp
Total – £463.83pp
3) Aarhus, Denmark
Ryanair flights – £43.33pp
2 nights – friend’s apartment – free!
Total – £43.33pp
4) Dublin, Ireland
Stena Line ferry & petrol – £14pp
2 nights – Mec Hostel, Dublin – £65pp
Total – £79pp
5) Benidorm, Spain
British Airways Business Class – £216pp
3 nights – Pierre & Vacances Benidorm Levante – £72pp
Total – £288pp
6) Margate, UK
Southeastern train – £13.30pp
2 nights – Airbnb – £25pp
Total – £38.30pp
7) Paris, France
Eurostar snap – £50pp
14 nights – Nomador catsit – free!
Total = £50pp
8) Gdańsk, Poland
Ryanair flight – £16pp
2 nights – Little Home – Prestige – £33pp
Total = £49pp
9) Timisoara, Romania
Ryanair flight – £20pp
2 nights – NH Timisoara – £35pp
Total = £55pp
10) New York & Miami, USA
British Airways return flights – £358pp
2 nights – New York apartment – £45pp
Frontier flights to Miami – £32pp
3 nights – Miami Homestay – £40pp
2 nights – Miami Airbnb – £40pp
1 night – Shelborne South Beach – £66pp
Total = £581pp
Overall total = £1817.18
Cashback = £112.73
Final total = £1704.45
After a rather pricey trip to Doobz (what do you mean, no one calls Dubai that?!?), I needed to cash in a trick I was hoping to hold onto for a little while longer…
STAYING WITH A MATE.
And before you say it, it’s not cheating.
Because I said so.
(IT’S MY HOLIDAY CHALLENGE SO I’M MAKING DA RULEZ).
My mate Line is from Aarhus in Denmark, and we met 9 years ago (9 YEARS AH!!!) when we lived next door to each other when studying in Atlanta.
We always bang on about visiting the other, but we’ve been pretty pants in recent years so, teamed with super cheap weekend flights from Stansted airport, what excuse did I have?