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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