Thursday, August 14, 2008

Oh vacation time

It was a last minute decision, our one week vacation.

After the stress of the past week, we definitely needed a break. Where to go? We planned to drive to Garda Sea in Italy, to rent an apartment there. But my husband checked the weather forecast in that area, hmmm, rain? Nope, we dont want to spend a week holed up in an apartment.

So he checked for Tunesia. Saying, when everything would be added (gasoline, rent, food, etc), we could afford to fly to Tunesia and stay in an all inclusive resort and it would be definitely warmer there. We checked. No more available flights to Tunesia. After all, it is still summer vacation here in Germany in some parts of Europe.

The travel agent recommended Mallorca, Spain. You know what my image of Mallorca is? Ballerman and Ibiza - meaning, party, alcohol and noise. But when I looked into the website of the resort, well, it is actually located in the north side of Mallorca. With it's own private beach, animation for kids, wellness facilities, etc; plus we are getting an all inclusive package. And we are flying!

Instead of getting the car ready, though we had it inspected already and I started stacking up on snacks and toys for the five-hour drive; I am only preparing for our luggages this time. And what does IC say when she saw two luggages only? 'Mama, we should bring more bags,' she said she dont want to come back anymore! That says how the kids saw our past weeks :(

So here's a tip: if you think you could be paying for the same vacation price for an all inclusive package; why not check the possibilities first? And here are tips on how to find cheaper airplane fares.


I have also ticked my list of things to do before going for a vacation. Before I realized, I needed a new list -- simply because, it is summer time and there's enough to do in the garden!

10 comments:

Heart of Rachel said...

Sounds like an exciting family vacation. It's great that you take time to relax and unwind with the family. Glad you found a great package. Enjoy!

raqgold said...

hi rach - the package was great and i am glad we are going!

Vlado&Toni said...

oh we've been to mallorca and i assure you it has lots of places without the ballerman flair,
the beach quiet and the small sleepy towns are so romantic ;) .. if you do a trip, try visit valldemossa... very beautiful town ;)

bem said...

enjoy your vacation, raq! i'm inggit na! it's been a long time since the last time we went out of town.

heniway, pagbalik mo, check this link for the cupcake lollies - http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/01/chocolate-cupcake-lollipops.html

send me some. ok?

xoxo

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

wow ang ganda........wow n wow....

bernie has still one week vacation, dito lang talaga kami sa germany...

gardasee is also good, para sa akin, parang pinas feeling ko doon.
malayo lang with a car,.....

tunesian....init masayado,...lol

mallorca,spain.....init din....

pero sa atin, wlang summer talaga ano?

sept. na next month, time for falling down....pati ako fall down rin....lol

happy vacation.........

haze said...

You need a break Raquel so grab it :D ! Have fun baka mapadaan kayo dito!

Sexy Mom said...

wow! do enjoy every minute of your vacation with lots of fun, family bonding and pictures. post mo ha?

julie said...

I wish you the best vacation and I also wish that all your stress will be forgotten :)

Take care and have fun!

raqgold said...

toni - thanks for the tip. if valldemossa isnt too far, might just visit it.

bem - will show you loads of photos para parang nakasama ka na rin :) and thanks for the lolli thing, will try to recreate that soon

vk - summer is vorbei :( mabuti na lang sa mallorca kami kundi ang lamig na rin sa garde see

haze - if we'd be driving, we'd definitely knock on your door! as it is, we're flying this time.

sexymom - thanks, will post loads of photos :D

julie - right, we needed to de stress, really.

Hailey's Beats and Bits said...

va-vavoom! ibiza galore! next time please bring me along...lol.