Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Our mission for this weekend was to book a vacation. Long gone are the days when we’d leave it to the week before and bag ourselves a last minute bargain. Those last minute deals just don’t seem to exist anymore. The longer you leave it to book flights, the more expensive they seem to get. In a matter of a week, the flights I’ve been looking at have already gone up £40!
Planning trips months in advance is not in my nature at all, but needs must. This weekend, our planning shifted three times, from Plan A to Plan B to Plan C.
Plan A was to go to Thailand. I absolutely adore everything about Thailand… the food, the climate, the beaches, the flora and fauna, the temples and, most of all, the people. We’ve been a few times, the first being back in 2002 for our honeymoon. We also had the most amazing trip to Krabi early in 2003.
I thought it would be nice to celebrate our 10 year anniversary by revisiting Bangkok and Koh Samui. Plus I was really looking forward to showing Lil’ L all the beautiful temples and statues of Buddha.
However, when I checked out the flights I was shocked at how expensive they were. I don’t know whether there’s been a hike in the tax or cost of fuel, but at over £2,000 for the three of us, those flights are crazily expensive at the moment
Onto Plan B… France. Another favourite holiday destination of ours. We checked out lots of rental accommodation in and around Annecy, an area that we last visited in 2008 and would love to visit again. Incredibly, it was all fully booked! Months in advance!
BTW I’ve just been looking through some photos of our 2008 trip to Annecy and I can’t believe how much Lil’ L has changed since then!
Wow they grow up quick!
Despite these set backs, I’m pleased to say that Plan C has worked out and it’s all booked up We’re now going to stay in the Italian Dolomites. It looks really pretty…
…and the location looks perfect for us. We’ll be able to do some mountain hiking and, in just over an hour, visit the coast and Venice. I’m really looking forward to visiting Venice again.
I went there for a day trip when I was about 11 and, from what I remember, I was far more interested in the spectacular Italian icecreams than I was in the beautiful Venetian architecture. I remember the black cherry icecream being a particular favourite on that holiday 😉
It will be fantastic to visit this beautiful city again and, this time round, take more note of the spectacular sights. I wonder what will do it for Lil’ L… icecream or architecture? I’ll report back later 😉
Are you planning to go away on vacation this year? If so, have you had to book way in advance like us, or are you planning to ‘wing it’ closer to the time?