I have some great news, well for us anyway... we have booked our summer holiday!
We have spent HOURS searching for somewhere suitable, preferably without kids and somewhere 'nice'. But where?! The problem I had was that I would find a hotel that looked great and then looked at the Tripadvisor reviews. Even hotels that come out with a 4.5 out of 5 still have the odd terrible personal review and that put me off! So I now ignore such people as they are probably moaners anyway.
We also had specific dates in mind and also wanted to fly from an airport nearby if possible. We also wanted 10 days - agreeing that sometimes a week is not enough but 2 weeks is a little too long in one place. We considered a cruise, cottage in France, Crete (which I know from experience is beautiful), Malta (never been) and Majorca, Barcelona (which I love) and many other places. Yes, Egypt and Tunisia have some great deals (sorry, that was tasteless) - but we decided on Portugal, a place I have never been too. Should be great.
When booking online, the cheeky holiday company add money for food on the flight and booking seats - I hate that. So I Googled for a voucher code, found one in seconds and got £50 off the holiday (which was already discounted) and that paid for the extras.
Dont forget - the next '5 on the fifth' is only a few days away. Details HERE and you can join the 5 on the fifth Facebook page HERE. Tell your friends!