When you read this we will be on holidays in the southern part of the Netherlands/northern part of Belgium. After working hard on the house replacing windows and installing mechanical ventilation in the rental unit, we are ready to relax!
When we do a holiday, it usually is a computer/table/phone holiday too. Preferably we don’t ready any emails, watch news or check stock markets to really relax worry free. Perhaps a bit of an ostrich approach, but it works miracles! We will also tune down the activity on the blog for the coming week. It will take a bit longer before we respond to your comments, but we certainly will.
This may sound strange, but as soon as we cross the Dutch-Belgium border the holiday feeling really kicks in. It’s primarily due to the different building styles, stores and road signs. We will actually be staying in Belgium for most of the time (got to support out fiends Belgian ATL, FFS and WDYR with some taxes ;-), but will travel to the Netherlands on occasion. For example on Kings Day we will be going back to the Netherlands, Maastricht to be exact. I’ll be wearing my orange suit for sure (really? you have an orange dress suit?…..Absolutely!).
Considering we are somewhat limited by our 3,5 year old little girl, the holiday destinations will also revolve heavily around swimming pools, zoo visit and other kids related day trips. We hope to squeeze in the odd cultural and nature side-tracks. But for some reason a 3.5 year old does not find this very entertaining. Shocking, right?
We have booked ourselves a nice AirBnB (well at least we hope it is nice) for €400 for a whole week! Pretty good deal if you’d ask us. There will also be some fuel costs for driving around, expenses for foods, drink and activities. Considering we eat and drink at home too (go figure), these costs are not included in the holiday expenses. Same goes the expenses for the car, it’s got it’s own “transportation” budget and expenses will be covered here.
However, any “holiday” activities will be tracked under the “leisure and travel” component of our budget. In this case going out for breakfast/lunch/finer will be included. Not having planned out all activities (depends on how Miss CF is feeling…) we have no clear idea of the total expected spend. But it will likely come in around €700-900, excluding fuel and food/drinks. More to follow in the savings rate post next month.
How about you? Any trips planned, or did you already go?