I need some time off work. The last week I had off was in June and whilst life as a contractor means no worky = no money, I know I need some downtime.
So I’ve booked the middle week of October off and I’m planning to try and get away somewhere.
Where? Well that’s the thing, I don’t really care where, I only really care about how much it’ll cost me. I’m thinking a 3-4 night city break (mid-week) and so far places like Prague and Budapest are at the top of the list (and, oddly Milan, cheap flights FTW).
However, part of me is tempted to wait until the first weekend (the 15th) and then try and book a last minute deal but where to and, more pertinently, how do I find the best deal?
Here’s the thing with most holiday (flight + accommodation) booking websites, they presume you know where you want to travel from, where you want to travel to, and the days you want to travel.
I don’t mind if I fly from Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick (what a misnomer!), or Edinburgh Airport.
I don’t mind where I end up (the main limitation being cost).
I want to spend 3/4 nights but I don’t mind when those nights are as long as they are between the 15th and the 23rd October.
So my criteria is limited to cost, a range of dates, and a range of departure locations.
I generally do not mind where I end up. I will find things to do when I get there (or do nothing but read and lounge around).
And I refuse to believe I am alone in wanting something like this but I’ll be damned if I can find anywhere that offers this option.
Closest option I can find is through Skyscanner which at least lets you look for flights to ‘Anywhere’ and sorts them by price. So I’ll start there and see where I end up I guess (here’s hoping I at least get out of Glasgow!).