Now, anyone who knows me knows that I'm not exactly slow when holidays are mentioned so it just jogged me into action as we had been considering taking a break in Spain later this Spring. Even though we are already on the right side of the Channel to drive, it is still about a 2 day drive to Spain so I started looking at ferries from France to Northern Spain which is a 14hr sailing and not really cheap at around 300 euros return.
I then thought about flying as we have a local airport in Brest about an hours drive away. However a flight and hotel for a week in Tenerife came out at a 1076 euros each! On top of that I would have almost certainly wanted to hire a car. It just seemed a lot of money for a short flight and hotel.
As I was thinking things through an email from TravelZoo arrived, this is a weekly email with their top 20 travel deals which I have used several times in the past and can definitely recommend.
Five minutes later I was off the phone having booked a week in late May to Florida from Gatwick total cost £389 each which includes Flights, all taxes, a three star hotel and a hire car including insurance for the week!
What a bargain, Oh well I will have to drive up to the tunnel again but I just couldn't pass that up.
Sarasota Beach at Sunset Photo: roger4336, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)
It's a hard life being retired!