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Found 15th Nov 2007
Looking for idea's of where to go for a holiday next year any suggestions ?
Where have any of you guys been this year ?

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Went to New York in February, cold but fantastic!!!:)

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We went the other way ended up in Egypt but was way too hot over 50 degree's

Butlins?

Rhodes, absolutely fantastic hotel in Kalathos. Lovely place for relaxing 2 weeks courtesy of clubcard!!!

how old are you??

Might make it easier to suggest places

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stratomaster

how old are you??Might make it easier to suggest places


40 so will be going on hols with two teenagers in tow :-(

But thinking of Goa in Feb never been there before so no idea what that place like. just me and the wife going on our treat away from the kids :w00t:

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harvie316

Butlins?


Need hot sun tho lol

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Benjimoron

Rhodes, absolutely fantastic hotel in Kalathos. Lovely place for … Rhodes, absolutely fantastic hotel in Kalathos. Lovely place for relaxing 2 weeks courtesy of clubcard!!!


Blimey how do you manage to do that on your club card

Skegness mate you cant beat good old sunny skeggy! In the summer I can bump into more people I know from my home town walking round there than i can at home!

Having said that ive managed to bump into people I know in both Malta and Ibiza, Its quite freaky being so far away then bumping into someone you know in a Maltese shop or on the beach in Ibiza! Really is a small world!

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harlzter

Skegness mate you cant beat good old sunny skeggy! In the summer I can … Skegness mate you cant beat good old sunny skeggy! In the summer I can bump into more people I know from my home town walking round there than i can at home! Having said that ive managed to bump into people I know in both Malta and Ibiza, Its quite freaky being so far away then bumping into someone you know in a Maltese shop or on the beach in Ibiza! Really is a small world!


Hey Scarborough better than skeggy lol
And yes agree totally when abroad when you bump into people you know its worse when you don't like them and they happen to be at the same hotel its what nightmares are made of at that point :giggle:

sonnie5

Looking for idea's of where to go for a holiday next year any suggestions … Looking for idea's of where to go for a holiday next year any suggestions ?Where have any of you guys been this year ?



Well if you go long haul you can put aside £97 each in passenger tax which all goes to that very greedy man in #10 and then you can set aside another £80 for airline charges including fuel surcharges, the thiefing *******'s so that £400 spent for you before you even leave your house so where did you want to go again? :whistling:

Admin

Been to Crete this year, going to New York in December, and going to Oasis with our babies in April, then somewhere tropical courtesy of Mr Clubcard next year!!

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Crazy1

Well if you go long haul you can put aside £97 each in passenger tax … Well if you go long haul you can put aside £97 each in passenger tax which all goes to that very greedy man in #10 and then you can set aside another £80 for airline charges including fuel surcharges, the thiefing *******'s so that £400 spent for you before you even leave your house so where did you want to go again? :whistling:


:-( i know costs a fortune hopefully find some last minute deals when the time comes

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juliet_bravo

Been to Crete this year, going to New York in December, and going to … Been to Crete this year, going to New York in December, and going to Oasis with our babies in April, then somewhere tropical courtesy of Mr Clubcard next year!!



How do you guys do it with the club card do you exchange them for airmiles ?
New york sounds fun tho hope you have a good time :-D

Admin

No we use bonus points codes at tesco.com to get say, 500 points on our grocery shop. That converts to £20 in Deals. It soon adds up when you shop there every week! You can use them at virgin holidays (america, caribbean etc) Cosmos (europe) and also in the UK and Ireland. We've got £204 now in points so that converts to about £816 for a holiday Once our february statement arrives, we'll probably have added to that total so we'll be getting towards the £1000 mark

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juliet_bravo

No we use bonus points codes at tesco.com to get say, 500 points on our … No we use bonus points codes at tesco.com to get say, 500 points on our grocery shop. That converts to £20 in Deals. It soon adds up when you shop there every week! You can use them at virgin holidays (america, caribbean etc) Cosmos (europe) and also in the UK and Ireland. We've got £204 now in points so that converts to about £816 for a holiday Once our february statement arrives, we'll probably have added to that total so we'll be getting towards the £1000 mark



Oh my god wow didn't know you could do it like that could have saved my self a fortune, Right no more shopping at asda see how we get on

Thanks for that Juliet :-D

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No probs- always check the voucher section on here and on moneysavingexpert,
wine shops are a good way to rack up points- there's a 1000 point code floating about somewhere which is worth £40.
And the good thing is, although the codes can only be used once per account, you can have an account in your name, and one in your wifes name, both registered at the same address but using different email addresses. Holiday vouchers are issued with the surname on so you'll be able to use the vouchers from both accounts.
AND if you sign up, go through Quidco as you get a fiver per account.

AND there's a 750 points code for new customers in the vouchers section.

We got a bargain holiday last year to Sri Lanka........£385 per person for 2 weeks B&B.Absolutely loved it and will definitely go again.We booked fairly last minute(4 weeks beforehand).

If you are thinking of going to Goa(hums Alabama 3 tune!) then it may be worth looking for March deals with First Choice.They do Goa from Nov to April and Sri Lanka for the other 6 months.As we went at the end of the Sri Lanka season we got a fab deal.They also have great legroom on the plane which is a bonus.

Canary islands - I love them!

http://www.laguiadegrancanaria.com/hoteles/hotels.jpg

spain!!! definitely! i love valencia but you can pick up something more exotic

http://www.iho-ohi.org/wp-content/city-center-valencia-spain.jpg

definitely spain! I love valencia but you can pick up some place more exotic!

been to this year:-

cyprus
jamaica
menorca
zante
and going to BRAZIL in 4 weeks time.

try south america, great places there

if it is your first time there - Brazil

Greece is great! but try to find the best time if you don't like hot weather

I'd go for Greece too! but try some of the greek islands!

greeka.com/gre…htm

andy27

I'd go for Greece too! but try some of the greek … I'd go for Greece too! but try some of the greek islands!http://www.greeka.com/greece-maps.htm



not my cup of tea, done corfu, crete and zante and wouldn't go back.:oops:

Egypt, when to the hilton sharks bay.

Loved it

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muckypup

We got a bargain holiday last year to Sri Lanka........£385 per person … We got a bargain holiday last year to Sri Lanka........£385 per person for 2 weeks B&B.Absolutely loved it and will definitely go again.We booked fairly last minute(4 weeks beforehand).If you are thinking of going to Goa(hums Alabama 3 tune!) then it may be worth looking for March deals with First Choice.They do Goa from Nov to April and Sri Lanka for the other 6 months.As we went at the end of the Sri Lanka season we got a fab deal.They also have great legroom on the plane which is a bonus.


Am back sorry not had time to log on lately :-(
Wow thats fantastic Sri Lanka for 385 pp that is a really good deal, We do like to go off the beaten track so will start to look for that and the leg room really helps sell a holiday these days lol.
We went to Turkey last June and the flights ruined it cramped as hell.
Thanks for the advise very useful :-D

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stratomaster

Egypt, when to the hilton sharks bay.Loved it


We were at Naama Bay was one of the best holidays in years we were supposed to go back in November but work commitments sigh, Did you do the quad biking in the desert and things, The place that did it for us was El Fanner beach that was fantastic :-D

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Nataly Randolf

Canary islands - I love them!


That looks lovely I'm sat staring out of the window
http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/dd201/sonnie5/th_cid_2498308501000000web90606mailmud.gif

I Wanna be on holiday :-(

sonnie5

Am back sorry not had time to log on lately :-( Wow thats fantastic Sri … Am back sorry not had time to log on lately :-( Wow thats fantastic Sri Lanka for 385 pp that is a really good deal, We do like to go off the beaten track so will start to look for that and the leg room really helps sell a holiday these days lol.We went to Turkey last June and the flights ruined it cramped as hell.Thanks for the advise very useful :-D


We fly longhaul for our hols these days and as we can only afford scumbag class it was a nice change to have a bit of legroom!Have flown with Singapore airlines,Qantas,Cathay etc and First Choice was definitely more roomy:thumbsup:

We found our holiday through these ]http//ww…om/ and booking online direct with First choice was the cheapest(they list various agents selling the same holiday and prices do vary) with their online discounts etc.

Good luck,I hope you can find a great deal.....we are off to Thailand,Malaysia and Cambodia for 4 weeks at new year,just booked our flights and are travelling independantly when we get there......5 weeks and 6 days to go.....not that I'm counting!!:-D

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juliet_bravo

No we use bonus points codes at tesco.com to get say, 500 points on our … No we use bonus points codes at tesco.com to get say, 500 points on our grocery shop. That converts to £20 in Deals. It soon adds up when you shop there every week! You can use them at virgin holidays (america, caribbean etc) Cosmos (europe) and also in the UK and Ireland. We've got £204 now in points so that converts to about £816 for a holiday Once our february statement arrives, we'll probably have added to that total so we'll be getting towards the £1000 mark


Sorry Juliet gotta ask you how do you manage to get 500 points from your weekly shop.How do you find all the bonus points, sounds a really good way of getting a good deal which i look forward to doing :-D

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muckypup

We fly longhaul for our hols these days and as we can only afford scumbag … We fly longhaul for our hols these days and as we can only afford scumbag class it was a nice change to have a bit of legroom!Have flown with Singapore airlines,Qantas,Cathay etc and First Choice was definitely more roomy:thumbsup: We found our holiday through these ]http://www.travelsupermarket.com/ and booking online direct with First choice was the cheapest(they list various agents selling the same holiday and prices do vary) with their online discounts etc.Good luck,I hope you can find a great deal.....we are off to Thailand,Malaysia and Cambodia for 4 weeks at new year,just booked our flights and are travelling independantly when we get there......5 weeks and 6 days to go.....not that I'm counting!!:-D



Roflmao @ scumbag class my kids call it poor class which makes us feel great and were the same couldn't justify or afford spending thousands extra on first class travel, That sounds brilliant Thailand,Malaysia and Cambodia for 4 weeks. 2 friends of ours (girls) are actually doing that Thailand,Malaysia and Cambodia trip right now back packing their way across which my wife was not happy about them doing 2 young girls on their own still waiting for their emails
and photo's, Are you guys back packing too am so jealous we gotta wait till middle of February

sonnie5

Are you guys back packing too am so jealous we gotta wait till middle … Are you guys back packing too am so jealous we gotta wait till middle of February



Yup.....rucksacks,travel as light as poss(though there is always room for my hairdryer!).We have booked accommodation for new year on Koh Lanta as it gets busy in Thailand at that time,the rest is where it takes us.It is very easy travelling around that part of the world,it is well set up for travellers,very cheap buses,trains and you can fly reasonably from country to country with Air Asia to save a bit of time.And it's so cheap when you are there.....you can stay in backpacker places for £3 a night and eat very well for 50p-£1:w00t:

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muckypup

Yup.....rucksacks,travel as light as poss(though there is always room for … Yup.....rucksacks,travel as light as poss(though there is always room for my hairdryer!).We have booked accommodation for new year on Koh Lanta as it gets busy in Thailand at that time,the rest is where it takes us.It is very easy travelling around that part of the world,it is well set up for travellers,very cheap buses,trains and you can fly reasonably from country to country with Air Asia to save a bit of time.And it's so cheap when you are there.....you can stay in backpacker places for £3 a night and eat very well for 50p-£1:w00t:


That sounds fantastic hmmm wonder if i could get the kids to get a back pack on lol. Well think thats given me an idea for 2009 hols for me and wife already booked most of time for 2008 so need to start planning. Think its a great way to see the world. Hope you have a fantastic adventure. Hope to hear all about it when you get back :-D
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