I’ve just realised I never posted the link to my latest video!
What started out as a work trip to Istanbul and LA (I make radio docs for those of you who don’t know!) turned into an amazing getaway to Napa and Yosemite in California.
Now, with work paying for my flights, that was all taken care of but as for the day to day… Jeez. What happened to the days when the US was a cheap destination? It was PRICEY! Yet, we still managed to find a way to do it for less…
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
Do you remember at the end of each series of Friends where they did their ‘and here’s our best bits’ episode? Well, this is basically that.
Featuring most drunk, biggest fail and best accomm – oh, and James attempts to do the non-handed shot one last time…
WHY DOES THAT BOY NOT LEARN?!!
It’s here! The final one!
Featuring a road trip to Key West, lots and lots of beer (naturally) and what happens when you fly home on Christmas day…
Plus, did I actually manage to book 10 holidays for half the price the average Brit spends in a year?
WEL U CAN FIND OUT HERE:
I really did just book this because it was cheap.
I mean, with £16 flights and £33 for 2 nights in a cute, polished apartment, there wasn’t much to argue with.
But I actually didn’t expect to properly fall in love with its amber peddling, quiet majesty and old town charm.
With an exceptional array of places to eat, drink and be merry, Gdańsk is now officially my go to recommendation to all in search of a short and cheap (emphasis on the latter) European break.
So what are you waiting for? Get on Skyscanner and find that flight!