Now that the kids have broken up from school, it’s time to put a few holiday options together. We tend to venture further afield at this time of year as I find it’s a great way to spend quality time together.
We have been very good about saving towards this holiday, and over the past 12 months we’ve put a small amount aside every time our wages come through. Despite this, we had a few bits and bobs to fix in the household which left us a little short – meaning we had to re-evaluate this year’s chosen destination.
I’ve always thought the Euro is pricy, especially as the pound has lately dropped in value against it and this is one of the reasons I’ve tried to steer clear of certain areas when choosing a holiday abroad. A good friend has informed me otherwise. She recently took a trip to Spain and found the food, drink, transport and various activities offered lower prices.
Spain is now at the top of our list and this year, and we’re thinking of looking into Villas in Ibiza. Not the party side of course – I can’t imagine how that would go down with two young children – but the quieter, more picturesque area.
San Vincent lies on the isles northern edge. It’s a picture of rugged cliffs and a glittering coastline. Further east is said to be even prettier – high-rise hotels are replaced by a number of tiny coves and pretty beaches.
Another option we’re considering is Lanzarote. Again this doesn’t involve a long journey, yet despite this still boasts a warmer climate. We’ve been looking at Villas in Lanzarote and there are a number to choose from.
Renting a villa will also allow us to spend less throughout the week – eating out can be expensive when you make a different reservation every night. From past holidays we’ve learned that it’s best to do one big supermarket shop at the beginning of the week. We much prefer eating alfresco on the terrace and watching the sun go down to sitting in a busy restaurant, fighting for the waiter’s attention anyway.
Aside from saving a little money on food, there are also a number of activities to enjoy many of which won’t cost a penny. There’s the beach, the sea, a day spent lounging by the pool and a morning spent exploring the surrounding scenery.
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