So where are you going on holiday this summer?

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  1. Sandman

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    Last night we booked up for fortnight in Salou for the first two weeks in July. Never been before but heard great things about the PortAventura theme park.
    So where are you going?
     
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    We have rented a villa near Murcia for 2 weeks in August/September.

    Last year was the first year we didn't do package holidays and organised everything ourselves, we enjoyed it so are doing it again.

    Short flights and no set meal times, works very well for our 2 year old.
     
  3. x3j3UKN

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    We are going nowhere this year :( not sure we can afford it, although I havent looked into it too much as we have been busy with the house this year.

    Did you guys get a good deal?
     
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    great theme park - fantastic place.

    We are doing a 2 week med cruise for the 1st time. Wife, me, kids 8 and 5. Something different.

    Going from Southampton round the med with about 7 stops. Royal Caribbean.
     
  5. Shawpe

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    I think we are paying about £2500 for 2 weeks in a 3 bed villa (inc private pool), car hire and flights for 4.

    Only possible downside is the pool is salt water, not chlorine, everything we have read says it's fine, but we are still a little concerned, but you never know until you try it.
     
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    Not bad price that. I may look for a last minute deal if we have the spare £££ come the summer holidays
     
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    Fly to Chicago, pick up a car and head towards New Orleans, then back.
     
  9. Sandman

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    We think it was a pretty good deal. We got a free child place so the total cost for the 3 of us all inclusive was just over £1600. We do need to drive to Manchester (from Glasgow) for the flights as the free child place wasn't available if flying from Glasgow (Scottish school holiday time).
     
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    Probably driving to some or all of France Belgium Germany Switzerland again for August. Usually plan at the last minute.
     
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    Bit gutted really this year as with all the health problems from last year the kids missed out on any form of holiday, promised them this year we would go away as my eldest will be off to college after the summer, not really many more chances left with her before she's all grown up.
    Sadly not able to do it as work all went to pot late last year and only really just getting back on our feet again.
    May go somewhere on the south coast but will have to be very late in the year.

    Just need one good year for a change :mad:
    But on the plus side I am just ordering a new company car :smashin:
     
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    We go to that area regularly. A friend has a 3 bed villa he lets us have for a crazily cheap price. Mil Palmeras, on the coast 10 mins from Murcia airport (and we're only 10mins from Luton). Really easy, cheap holiday. Although it's so cheap we end up blowing a fortune on food and booze instead.

    This years we have 3 weeks in Florida. Not been for 8 years. Loads of parks, loads of golf and loads of relaxing in between.
     
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    I'm tempted to do this at one point in my life, although we have no camping gear so thats a bit of an obstacle to overcome first!
     
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    we did some train journeys last year in holland and germany as went to see a mate in holland and ended up - uk - utrecht (1 night), amersfoort (1night), hannover (2 nights), flensburg (3 nights), leiden (1 night)... I usd to live in hannover, and went out for a night out in flensburg back in 97'..!

    great fun :)
     
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    I should think of all the obstacles that is a pretty easy one to fix :)
     
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    True, although its an investment that I will probably end up saying stuff that & book a hotel!
     
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    Need to book something for summer time still. Going to Dubai in October though. :)
     
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    We bought our gear two years ago and have done ten weeks in the tent now - compared to two hotel rooms for that long we are quids in :) We were lucky and got our tent 2nd hand but basically new.
     
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    Im a complete camping novice so its a minefield to me, but you are right it is the most cost effective way of traveling.
     
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    We are going south of San Javier this year, near Los Alcazares. I agree on the food and drink, not a holiday unless you put on the pounds!

    We are down South so airports are few and far between. Due to awful flight times at Exeter, we are actually flying from Newquay this year, never done it before, so it should be an experience. Couldn't get flights to Murcia unfortunately, so flying in to Alicante, but that's not a huge issue.
     
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    I'm trying to get my lady to go camping - but she likes her comforts and cooking me breakfast of a morning isn't one of them :D
     
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    Get yourself over to the Camping, Do you, Would you? thread and you will soon have a shopping list :)
     
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    10 days in Kefalonia in June.
     
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    Don't forget to take £5 for the airport fee! :)
     
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    Week in Cornwall in July.
    2 weeks hiking in Norway in August.
    And a week somewhere in September. We were due to go to Sharm el Sheikh but since the plane bombing there are no flights.
     
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    It has been scrapped, momentary panic as I had no idea what you meant.
     
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    The mountains in Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Italy in June and then The Black Forrest in August.
     
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    Ah good to know. Last two times I went through Newquay, I had to pay. Buggers!
     
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    15 days in Japan in October.
     

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