Have you planned your Summer Holiday?

I’m sure by now a lot of families out there have planned if not booked their summer holiday already.   If you’re one of those lucky/organised ones, well done, you guys.  When going abroad, we like to book ours well ahead of time too.  As you know, it’s cheaper that way.  Sadly, we haven’t done any bookings as I type this all because little T and I have to renew our passports, which we hope to get sorted out next week.

As for plans, oh we have loads of those!  After all, planning is free right?  At the moment, we have a few choices up our sleeves.  It’s nice to have alternatives, in case, the first one doesn’t pan out right? Here’s ours.

PLAN A: Spain-Portugal

Go on a road trip again.  The first time we ever went on a road-trip as a family, was when we drove all the way to a remote cabin in Scotland and absolutely loved it.  The second one was a road trip to France (with a day-trip to Belgium).  We stayed in a Eurocamp and did day-trips to Disneyland and Paris, as well as  trips around the beautiful French countryside.  Ah, that was bliss.

This time though, the plan is to drive to Plymouth to catch a ferry to Santander and drive all the way down the Spanish coast to Portugal – doesn’t that sound dreamy?

We love doing road-trips.  I guess one of the reasons is that you can stop anytime, especially if you see something that catches your attention.  It’s easy to just stop and roam around and experience the local culture without having to worry about your schedule too much.  And if that doesn’t work, there’s ….

PLAN B: Train-trip to Eastern Europe

Ever since reading “The Historian” by Elizabeth Kustova, I’ve longed to travel by train to Hungary and Romania and yes, visit Count Dracula’s castle in Bran.  I would love to watch the beautiful countryside/mountains of Eastern Europe.  When I mentioned this to my husband, I was pleased  to know that he’s always wanted to do it too.  But I’m wondering though whether T is too young to appreciate a trip like this one, though I’m sure she’ll enjoy travelling by train.  And then there’s …

PLAN C: Homegrown

This is the easiest and if I’m honest, the most feasible plan.  I have family from the States who might come over this summer and of course, it’s only right that we show them around the UK.

I’ve always wanted to explore Wales, since we’ve never really had the chance apart from staying in Hay-on-Wye and doing day-trips from Bristol.  A close friend who regularly camps in Wales has been inviting us to go with her, so this might just be our chance.

And of course, there’s still so much of the UK that I haven’t explored.  What better way to do it when you have guests right?

As you can see, our plans are still up in the air and I know that time is indeed running out, hopefully we’ll be able to finalize our plans soon.

What about you?

Have you booked your summer holiday?

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  1. We will be staying in the country this year. My green card holding husband doesn’t feel like getting stuck in customs but we are planning a road trip and a week in Hawaii. Expedia does have great deals.

    • Can’t blame him. Getting stuck is the worse experience 😉 A road-trip in Hawaii sounds like a dream. Would absolutely love to do that too.

  2. Only By Land

    A road trip in Spain / Portugal sounds good but in Summer it’s super hot 40+ . A train trip (or bus?) through Eastern Europe would be fun too and cheaper than Spain / Portugal. I’d go for staying in the UK though after the devaluation of the pound due to Brexit, that’s a good reason. Also in the UK everyone speaks your language and eats your food!

    • Oh I would welcome 40+ any time after the weather here in the UK 😉 At the moment, the £ is doing alright (but I’m imagining that will all change in the next months), this could also be the best time to go. But we’ll see 😉 We’re always up for adventure!

  3. Not sure what are we going to do this year. We have planned a mini vacay in Luxembourg and if everything goes right august or september we want to take a trip to norway

  4. Marianna

    We were just in the area this past October it looks like we may just have to go back

  5. Courtney Andrews

    We don’t have any big travel plans for summer this year. I’m in grad school and will be finishing up in July so I imagine my summer will be spent with my nose in a book. Maybe next year though! I love all of your ideas, especially the train trip to Europe!

    Have a great summer!

    • Good luck with your studies. I do hope you find some time to also enjoy your summer 🙂

    • Oh yes, the US is so vast! Would love to explore more of the States too.

  6. I wish. We are hedging so close to winter here in Cape Town. I will love to travel for summer holiday.

  7. I love road trips! Unfortunately I am the only in our family of four to enjoy this kind of trip. My hubby hates driving, my boy gets sick in the road, my baby girl gets impatient and “are we there yet”. So yes, probably we’ll be taking a plane to Italy and spend a few days on the beach (which is actually not bad at all! (but less adventurous)
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    • Oooh, Italy was on the running too. That does sound like a good plan 🙂

  8. Mike Cotton

    I have lots of travelling planned for this summer. First stop, Canada!!! I can’t wait.

  9. Aprill Coleman

    Not yet! Not really clear on how much money I have to take a vacation yet!

  10. I actually dont plan my national trips but do some for international ones. Because the strong belief is that the unplanned trips are the best and most memorable ones.

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