Low Cost Holidays.
This time of year, it never surprises me at the number of low cost holidays you can get your hands on. The trillion dollar travel industry kicks into high gear when it comes to providing cheap holidays during this low Season. If you book a last minute week away now, you’ll still be able to get your holiday in before the Valentines Day increase.
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve looked into many locations including the Caribbean. Whether it’s bed and breakfast in Jamaica, or an all-inclusive break in the Grand Canary. Almost all inclusive destination are coming up around the £400 mark. If you want to jet away for a week, now is definitely the time to do it.
Even better news is that if you decide to visit a destination a little closer to home. Lets say, Turkey, Greece or Portugal, the prices are even lower. I found several low cost holiday packages from the Thomas Cook website. Prices ranging from £110 pp for 7 nights, which seems like a good deal to me.
Whatever destination you choose, shop a round Online or consult your local travel agent. I know it can get a bit overwhelming when there are so many offers around. Sometimes it’s very tedious having to go through so many, but it’s worth putting in the effort, to find the best possible deals.
It’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of going on holiday, especially during the Winter Months. I’ve been there myself, and will be again, and even if you are only going away for a week. There is one other thing to bare in mind, even though 7 days isn’t very long. Travel Insurance. It can sometimes be overlooked when taking short breaks. I would recommend always including it into the overall costs, even when booking low cost holidays.
If you don’t know where to start looking for cheap holidays. These two well know, household names could get you started.
This being December, it may be hard to think about Sunshine holidays, but when is there a better time to take a holiday in the Sun? If you live in the Western part of the World, you’re probably experiencing the chill factor. Many people run to the Sun in Winter, it is in my opinion, one of the best times of the Year to take a break. A break away from work, stress and the cold Weather.
Sunshine holidays can be enjoyed in many parts of the World, this time of year. I always immediately think of the Caribbean as the first destination. I think it is the allure of the tropics, white sandy beaches, clear blue Skies, warm blue green sea and the food. There really is little that can beat that fiery inner glow your body feels, from the hot Sun that shines down on you and runs through your veins.
Lying on the beach, swinging in a hammock, feet up on the verander, with the cool breeze just heavy enough to keep your body temperature on an even keel! If your idea is to jet away for a short break away from the cold. The Caribbean ticks all boxes. There is however a bit of a drawback to traveling this time of year. Many people are thinking about doing the same. This makes the prices go up and the availability go down for most people.
If cost is not an issue, you could choose from any number of different types of sunshine holidays. All Inclusive, apartment stays, 5 star hotels, whatever your heart desires. If You can fly business class or first class or priority seating, that opens up a few extra options for you. Including being able to jet off at short notice.
Sunshine Holidays – Possible Destinations.
1. The Caribbean.
4. New Zealand
6. Certain Southern States in American; eg Miami, California, San Francisco.
Probably a lot more Countries, I don’t have the time to research. Nevertheless, there really is no shortage of destinations you can visit. The choices are limitless when it comes to traveling abroad. It’s the availability that could cramp your style, especially if you don’t book way in advance.
There is also the question of whether it will be just you, or you and your family or you a friend(s) traveling. Getting the available number of spaces is always a bit tricky if you want to go at short notice. The cost can shoot up quite a bit if you book your travels less than 6-10 weeks a head of time.
Still, I think the very best time to take Sunshine holidays is when the climate in your own Country is chilly or cold. I know, traveling in the colder months may not be ideal, for people with kids in school. But I can tell you from experience, it sure feels good lying out in the hot sun in the Month of December!
Photo By: Steven Moerdyk.