9 January 2016

Booked It, Packing It And Naffing Off!

Now 2016 is here, we have been looking to book all our holidays for this year. We currently always stay in the UK as I think Joseph is too young to go anywhere too hot and I much prefer to British coast line anyway. 

I started to have a browse around the net this morning to search for deals and new locations to visit, when I came across this here article which states that today is known as Sunshine Saturday in in the travel industry. Apparently, today is the busiest day of the year for holiday companies as us Brits get set for the holidays by booking our summer getaways. 


To be honest, I can't blame people really. It is a way to beat the winter blues and have something to look forward to. A goal for when you need to 'drop a dress size' by. A reminder of when you'll get to spend those days as a family with no interruptions.

As I said, we always book in the UK but according to research by My Voucher Codes, 62% of people would prefer to go abroad with Spain topping the list of holiday destinations for 2016. With its long sandy beaches and hot weather, it is the ideal place to go abroad without too much of a long flight to endure. Only 19% were wanting to holiday in the UK and the remaining 19% were undecided.

I have visited Spain many times and Greece also, Greece being third on the list of where people wanting to visit. When the kids are older, I would love to take them to Greece with us, to see all the beautiful ruins and learn a bit more about the Greek way of life. My husband has a dream of one day visiting Italy, which is 7th on the list, Venice to be precise and then also Australia as he has family who live there although I don't think I could ever do that long flight though!


For us though, just now we are sticking to what we know and like so have booked 3 holidays for this year so far. One to Scarborough, then the Blackpool and then Bridlington. The boys have only ever visited Scarborough so it will be great to show them somewhere different.

I can't wait. Booking our holiday always makes it feel like a weight has lifted. it makes me happy to know that we have plans for the next few months and gets us organised for the year ahead. I really cannot wait to get on that sandy beach and nervously dip my toes in the sea before running away from the Freezing water.

How about you, have you booked your summer holidays yet?

20 comments:

  1. We are planning to book to go around in October but will book once we got mine and Blake's passports sorted

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  2. You are wise keeping children away from heat and all boozey culture in Spain. We do have marvelous places even in cold weather. Nefyn beach is my favourite but it is very remote. I expect younger children would love it. Lleyn peninsula has loads of watersports.

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  3. Like you we holiday in the UK but that is so that we can take the dog with us. we wouldnt leave her in kennels as she was a rescue dog and she would think she had been abandoned again. so it will be a dog friendly beach holiday somewhere

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  4. We are in desperate need of a good getaway, i actually much prefer the UK weather and there are such amazing places to discover, why venture so far when it isnt really necessary :)

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  5. We love UK holidays there is so much on offer right here on our doorstep. I hope you have wonderful holidays x

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  6. I must say when I am thinking about booking a holiday I am think abroad as just booking here in the UK doesn't feel much like a holiday to me. I have booked 3 trips abroad this year and booking two more which are long haul and I am so excited.

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  7. You're making me jealous, I want to book to go and stay beside the seaside x

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  8. We would have booked already but we cant decide where to go looks like another spontaneous trip this year !

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  9. Ooh hope you have a wonderful holiday. I have always wanted to visit Greece and Italy.

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  10. Hope you have a great time :) we have not booked anything yet as our first child is due at the beginning of May so its limiting us as at the moment as to how things go etc, but we are thinking of jumping in the car and heading to the South of France before the schools break up, as it will be last time we can holiday inside term time. x

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  11. The excitement I was into the travel agents last week myslef and hubby really want to bring the kids away this year just the four of us. Our plan is camping when the weather allows ( keeping in mind I'm from Ireland ) then one sun holiday. But I totally know what you mean once you've something booked you've something to look forward to. Enjoy the count downs x

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  12. Nothing booked as yet, but we will hopefully go somewhere. I already have quite a busy year with UK trips. Have a great time! Kaz x

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  13. Letting my mum know she's appreciated

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  14. Letting my mum know she's appreciated

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  15. Like your husband, I've always had the dream of visiting Italy, I'd love to see Pompeii and Herculaneum

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  16. I've been dreaming of going to the scilly Isles for a while now. They are so beautiful x

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  17. I've been dreaming of going to the scilly Isles for a while now. They are so beautiful x

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  18. we usually go to either Scarborough or Blackpool each year, i love the British seaside

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  19. Just stumbled across your blog thanks for Bloglovin', while looking for Yorkshire bloggers to follow as I've just booked myself and my OH a weekend stay in Yorkshire in June just 20 minutes from Whitby. Having never been I'm super excited to discover some beautiful countryside.

    I hope you and your family have wonderful holidays.

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