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Too Much Choice, Too Much Stress?

If you save all year for just one holiday, you want to make the right choices. Money doesn’t grow on trees, and you don’t want to go down the wrong avenue, pick unwisely, and regret your decision when it comes to where to spend your precious two weeks in the sun. If this is a family holiday, this becomes doubly important, as you have more people to please!

The best way to make your choice less overwhelming?


I find putting together a ‘must’ list a useful idea, and I tick things off it as I go. For example, once I’ve made the decision on where I’m going, I make sure I book my airport parking with ParkBCP. I do this ahead of time, to get the best deals, and then I know I can forget that part of my planning process. I would recommend this particular service for anyone who can drive, because it simply takes the stress out of getting to the airport. For me, that’s always been the worst bit, well before I decided to start driving myself that is, because I dreaded the busy train nightmare that would always occur, and this just takes it completely out of the equation. I have used services at Gatwick, Heathrow but saw they even had great deals such as Glasgow Airport parking.

To make the ultimate decision on your destination, you need to decide what exactly it is you want out of your holiday. Do you want to shop? Then maybe a city is for you. Do you want to be lazy? Then it’s a beach break all the way. Do you want adventure? Consider an activity break. Once you’ve narrowed down you particular type of holiday, you can then start looking at destinations that offer you what you’re looking for.

For most people, summer equals a beach break, and in that case you’re spoilt for choice. It all depends on your budget, and how far you want to travel, but Spain will always be a particular favourite, simply because of how close it is to home. Turkey is a cheap choice this summer, and certainly doesn’t fall into the ‘you get what you pay for’ bracket, as you’ll be promised a fun filled holiday.

Your next choice is your board basis, with either self catering, bed and breakfast, all inclusive, half and full board … the choice is yours!

Write down the areas that you’re not willing to compromise on, and work from that. A comprehensive internet search will give you the results you need, and probably then some.

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