I am getting married in September and have been wondering what to do about a honeymoon for AGES. We decided on Mauritius & found a perfect place! But, one thing and another, we had second thoughts and are now thinking about staying a bit closer to home and going for Italy.
I'm looking at the Verona, Treviso, Venice area ...
Now, I'm wondering, do I drive there, or do I fly there?
It would be a hell of an amazing road trip, but it is 1113 miles from our reception venue to the hotel that I've found. Not to mention driving around there - things look close, but they actually aren't!
With my current MPG, it would cost me around £450 in diesel just to get there and back in the car, plus £70 ferry And it's a 17 hour trip!
If we fly, it'll take 2 hours, and cost £200.
If I hire a car for the time we're there though, it'll cost us £250 to hire, plus petrol.
If we drive, we have the freedom of doing whatever we like, whenever we like & we can bring anything home that we want to and take as much gumpf as we like.
So, to sum up:
- Spend £520 + fuel whilst there & drive the 17 hours, 2200mile round trip just to take my 159 "home" and have all the freedom on the honeymoon that we like, (and try to find as many Alfa friends as possible) ...
- Spend £450 + fuel whilst there & sit on a plane for 2 hours, but be limited on what we can take, where we can go and what we can bring back with us?
I'm no stranger to long trips, I'm used to doing 1000+ miles on holidays in a 1992 Mini, but this is a whole different thing!
Help! What would you do?