We had some brilliant holidays abroad together over the last few years and have been lucky enough to find some amazing deals where we’ve been able to tag a day or so off school on to the end of a weekend and combined with a teacher training day. Our biggest bargain was last year’s four-night stay in Milan which was £440 including flights in a 4* hotel for all four of us!
Next year, we’re going to be restricted to the Summer holidays for our family holiday which that means that we’re going to be paying a fair amount for our Summer Holiday! Because of that, I’m thinking about booking our holiday sooner rather than later so I can pay it off over the longest period of time possible!
With me being at home all week this week with poor Master Frugal, I’ve spent a little time online trying to find somewhere that we’ll all enjoy but I can tell you now that it’s not easy choosing a family holiday for us all! We all have totally different ideas about what the perfect family holiday actually is and just about the only thing we can agree on is that it needs to have wifi and air con.
Here’s what we would want to do if we got to pick our dream holiday…
Miss Frugal – A villa in Tuscany
Miss Frugal’s dream holiday would be a villa with a private pool and seeing as she’s doing so well in Italian at school she’s decided that a villa in Tuscany is where she would like to spend a week next Summer. We’ve had a good look at some beautiful Tuscan Coast villas and there are some lovely ones that are definitely tempting me – it’s such a beautiful area of the world and I can definitely picture myself laid around one of the pools overlooking the gorgeous countryside of Tuscany.
I definitely think a villa in Tuscany would be a great mix of relaxation, culture and fun! We’ve been to Florence and Pisa before we had kids and I’d love to take them back to show them the beautiful places we’ve visited in the past.
Master Frugal – A city break in New York
Master Frugal is NOT a fan of the heat and although he loved our recent holiday in Cyprus, he would have loved it even more if it had been about 10 degrees cooler. He’s also not a huge fan of shopping which is why a trip to New York surprised me when he suggested it. He wants to see the sights that he’s seen in the movies and has decided his ideal time to visit is actually February or March when it will be pretty cold. I know for a fact that we’d love this kind of holiday as Miss Frugal and I visited New York last year and we didn’t get to see loads that we’d wanted to see.
Mr Frugal – the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy
Mr Frugal is not a fan of flying so his ideal holiday would be somewhere we could reach by train and car. WIth his WW2 obsession, he’d really like to visit the D-Day landing beaches but it’s just not something the kids would enjoy I think so he may need to wait a few more years until it’s just me and him!
Me – a cruise around the Mediterranean
We’ve been on a cruise before we had the kids and we loved waking up somewhere new every day. Again Italy would be my preferred area because I’ve loved everywhere I’ve been in Italy before and there are some amazing sites that I want to show the kids. Pisa and Florence are places I’ve loved so I could combine my ideal trip with Miss Frugal’s and do a week’s cruise and a week’s stay in a villa – if I won the lottery that is.
My perfect cruise itinerary would be Rome, Venice, Florence and Pisa with a couple of relaxing days at sea so we can chill out and enjoy the ship’s facilities – the one I’ve been looking at even has a shopping centre!
If you need me, I’ll be sat on my bed with my MacBook trying to find something we’ll all love!
I could be a while….
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