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    • Spendingqueen
    • By Spendingqueen 11th Feb 18, 3:02 PM
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    Where to look? 11th Feb 18 at 3:02 PM
    So I haven't been abroad for 10 years and want to go away, ideally wanted to go for Christmas and stay somewhere warm in a village but it is coming back a little more expensive than we first thought so I only know of Thomas Cook and National Holidays to look for holidays with - Ideally I like to get everything in one place and we have 4 children
    Inspiration much appreciated.
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    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 11th Feb 18, 4:42 PM
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    Prices shoot up over the festive period, there's no way of avoiding that.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 11th Feb 18, 5:09 PM
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    Can you increase your budget to accomodate the increase in prices ?

    Where is it you want to go ?
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • Spendingqueen
    • By Spendingqueen 11th Feb 18, 7:55 PM
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    Somewhere warm enough to sit out by the pool on an evening. For a villa for one week in the canaries I am looking at 3700. In October same place same duration is 2500. Both school holidays.

    I would settle for a city break somewhere like Venice or Italy for 5 days over Xmas if it could be around 1500 or less.
    • Placitasgirl
    • By Placitasgirl 11th Feb 18, 8:46 PM
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    For warmth around Christmas you really need to be looking at The Canaries; Italy certainly won't be warm enough to sit out by the pool in the evenings..... unless you're wrapped in a few layers and a blanket!

    Morocco is warm in the day, but does cool down pretty quickly in the evenings; Marrakesh or Agadir could be an option, but we were there in early December and although the days were beautifully warm it was too cold to sit outside or eat outside after about 5pm.
    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 12th Feb 18, 3:30 PM
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    Can you be more specific - class of hotel, board basis, number of nights and departure airport(s) etc. ?

    Venice will be costly over Xmas - it's expensive even outside peak times !!!
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