I know I talk about my procrastination fairly frequently, some days I think about it more than others. Lately I’ve been paying it a lot of attention as it’s becoming quite frustrating.
According to a lot of old wives, procrastinators only procrastinate over things they don’t want to do; the boring chores etc. If only that were the case, take my bold holiday plans. Earlier this year I was determined to have a proper holiday, I’d set myself a budget, which grew by an additional 50%.
The criteria were fairly straightforward (I thought) Somewhere warm, a beach surrounded by crystal blue water, no free wi-fi, no likelihood of finding an Irish themed bar. You get the picture.
Initially I decided I was going to go to New York to visit a friend. Then I was going to Palestine with a nosey around Israel. Then I was going to go somewhere for Christmas. Currently I’m thinking Belize for Christmas.
Tomorrow? Who knows? Already I’m thinking should I accept that I’m not going to go anywhere this year and just save for somewhere nice next year, am I just delaying the inevitable when I write a post around this time next year discussing my inability to find a holiday destination? Far be it for me to encourage gambling but if someone were to offer you odds, I’d stick a cheeky each-way bet on it.
A friend recently returned from a week long cruise around the Med. Now, when she told me she was going on a cruise I was a little aghast, she’s only 30 and well, cruises aren’t cool, or are they? Given I’m not exactly the purveyor of cool I’ve opened my mind to the idea of spending a huge chunk of loose change to holiday on a floating hotel.
I say I’ve opened my mind up, it may take my wallet a little more time to adjust before cruises 2014 becomes a reality tho. If money were no object I imagine it would be a totally decadent way to travel, leisurely drifting from one point on the globe to another.
A trip available from Fred Olsen Cruises departs from Southampton to the Caribbean and Cuba and returns 34 days later. For two people that’d be around £3,000 each but for the lonely single cruiser, a single cabin will set you back a tidy £4,359. That’s a heft single person supplement. Perhaps I’m not ready to be sold on the charms of holidaying on a cruise liner.
The Christmas break to Belize is a bit extravagant but sounds quite appealing the more I think about it.I initially laughed off the notion when flights started coming in at £1,500-£2,000 but after 20 minutes and a handful of cost-comparison sites I’d whittled that down to a less eye-watering £790. It’s just a matter of securing accommodation…easier said than done when there’s only 3 months to go, right?