Tough decision

Here’s the thing… travel to Europe from Dublin can be crazy-cheap.

Last Monday (November 20th) Paula turned in her final project for her masters degree and a celebration was in order.  Knowing the event was coming we started preparing well in advance.  We figured the frugal thing to do would be to drive somewhere and haven’t been to western Ireland yet so Paula started looking into places to stay.  We assumed it wouldn’t be too expensive, November is windy, wet and cold in Ireland isn’t high season for travel.  The hotels were, however, pricey.

Out of curiosity we decided to price a flight to somewhere warmer.  Cha-ching!  Airfare to Rome: 100 Euros… round trip… for both of us… including luggage.  A full tank of gas costs us 55 Euros, the hotel was less and (here’s the kicker) the weather in Rome is hovering around 70 degrees Fahrenheit versus around 50 degrees in Ireland.

Can you say “no brainer”?  I knew you could.

Paula and Reeves in Rome

2 replies on “Tough decision”

That’s because airlines pay no taxes on petrol. Great but what’s the result? Everyone flying and more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. About time flight prices reflected their environmental cost.

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