Traffic, Tipples and Two thousand miles!

Our first holiday.

It’s safe to say that the idea of going on holiday in our first week of dating sent warning-bells off for some; but what was there to stop us, we’re young (well Bear’s young at heart anyway) with few limitations, barring the odd health hiccup here and there, no children and a passport just longing to be stamped.

Once the idea had hit us, winter-sun just seemed too good an opportunity to pass up, so the very next day we went into our local TUI travel agents for some inspiration. Now for the fun part, since our requirements really didn’t stretch too far beyond sunshine and relaxation with no real budget in mind we thought the customer service rep would have a field day, but we were a left a little underwhelmed

Time to do some surfing of our own and tah-dah, a few clicks and tick boxes later and we were days away from the HARD ROCK-ING Hotel. I could already smell the suncream…

Bambi’s pre-travel tips: Always, always, always price holidays/flights and hotels for yourself, even if you’d rather book through an in-house travel agent such as TUI, any reputable company will offer a price-match or better deal and sometimes include added perks such as extra-legroom or airport lounges to boot. (You do need to prove the rate was active, screenshots count too) If you do opt, like we did, to book for yourself online scour the internet for discount codes and promos prior to booking too!

We booked a Jet2 package deal from Manchester Airport to Tenerife, with a suite at the Hard-Rock Hotel for seven nights on a bed and breakfast basis with an overall comparative saving of around £200 (which included a better room!). Thanks to the added convenience of early online check-in service we were able to leave a little later than usual, much to Bears approval, and still have time to squeeze in a few pre-take-off tipples. I would advise if like us you’re a couple who actually prefers to sit together for your flight that you do seat selection in good time or you might get the Regina-George treatment “You can’t sit with us.” On this occasion, we did upgrade to extra-legroom seats for £25 per person.

Ok, so it wasn’t completely smooth sailing as I was tasked the job of booking the airport parking which I secured at an exceptionally good rate through the help of a wowcher discount purchased for £1 (this granted us an overall saving of approx. £24) however, this wasn’t the meet-and-great service Bear usually prefers, anyone else rolling their eyes right now? But it has to be said, it was a really convenient service, the fun-bus was there waiting to transfer us to the airport, which took around eight minutes, the car-park was secure and drop off was super-speedy.

The check-in process was surprisingly painless. Manchester airport has an abundance of eateries, duty free stores and sample stations but Bear had beers on the brain. Which set the trend for the pleasant four-hour flight to our sun-soaked destination. Safe to say, we had no need for our electronics to curb the mile-high mundanity as we spent the whole flight talking, laughing and merrily- if unintentionally disrupting those around us. Sorry, not that sorry…

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