The most aspirational thing that you can do (apart from driving a Lamborghini in to a swimming pool in your mansion, just for the laugh) is to travel in style and go on a luxurious holiday.
Now, what with having to be realistic and all, seeing how the other side live is not always a possibility for the regular folks like us, but there are secret corners of the internet where you can hunt down a bargain and get a trip of a lifetime for a price that won’t take you a lifetime to pay back.
Most of those places will offer some sort of strange deals with a catch that means you have to travel to Paris via Bangkok after a 62-day layover in Sydney, but Holidayguru.ie is a site with a difference. If you like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, you’ll get the best deals first, like a few of these ones that we’ve picked out.
1) Paddy’s Day in Vegas
Let’s face it, the Americans do St. Patrick’s Day bigger and better than we do, and if you want to have a few days to remember, then Las Vegas is the place to go. Obviously, doing it in style isn’t normally cheap, but grab three of your mates and head over to paint the town green for Ireland’s national holiday and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Flights and accommodation are just €663 per person, and you’ll be staying in the Best Western, right on the strip between The Mirage and The Venetian a.k.a. Party Central. Not only that but it’s just a short trip from there to the Grand Canyon to take in one of the most awesome sights that our planet has to offer. Just remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
2) When in Rome
Going to Italy means enjoying the finer things in life: style, food, wine, art, and architecture. From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, there’s no end to what you can get up to in Rome, and if you head along before Christmas, you can get a little bit of the arduous task of shopping for the silly season out of the way, or simply escape the madness of home for a few days. With three days in the Italian capital setting you back as little as €149, you’d have to be a little bit tempted…
3) Choose a treat rather than a trick this October
The weather outside will turn frightful at some stage here, that’s almost guaranteed, so why not escape the ghoulish conditions to the sun of the Algarve for a few days this October. Halloween might be set to give you a fright, but the price of three days on the beach in Portugal, at just €158, is more likely to make you smile.
Staying at the Olhos d’Agua resort means that you’ll have swimming pools (both indoor and outdoor), stunning beaches, and even a golf course nearby if you fancy getting in a round or two that’s not at the bar.
4) Home is where the heart is
Sure, escaping our shores seems like a tempting idea, but a staycation is not only a great way to avoid all the hassle of an airport, but also a way to enjoy all the stunning, natural beauty that’s right here on our doorstep, and there’s no better place than Sligo. Spend a weekend in the lap of luxury to get away from it all, where you can choose if you want to go rock climbing, take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean or spend the day chilled out without a care in the world in the secluded surrounds of the luxurious Seaview House.
Hit the power button on your phone, leave your worries at the door, and imagine yourself waking up to this view instead of sitting at your desk. The best part? It won’t cost you much more than a night out on the town either, at just €125 per person.
5) Your dream holiday
We can make all the recommendations that we want, but we’re never going to be able to read your mind. That’s why the folks at Holidayguru have special discounts for their followers which they can use to get money off their ideal holidays, no matter where you want to go. All you have to do is head over here for all the details on your exclusive discounts.