Greener BeeGreen Holidays13 holidays you can buy using the money from your doomed New Year’s resolutions

The road to hell is supposedly paved with good intentions, and it’s precisely that time of year when we decide to turn over a new leaf , and shell out for these intentions – to the tune of up to £1007.

Which is fine – if we stick to them. But YouGov have found only 10% of us are doing so, meaning 90% of us are potentially frittering away over £1,000.

While this probably won’t get you on the property ladder, it’s enough to buy return flights every month for a year, taking you to visit Moscow or Oslo and including a long-haul trip to either Canada, Malaysia or Kenya.

In addition, all of these are destinations which offer significantly improved exchange rates meaning that any travel money will go up to 65% further this year.

The ‘alternative resolution’ guide below shows what you could be getting for the cost of that fancy gym membership – and there’s not an unappetising green juice in sight!

Time to book that holiday!

What you’re spending

  • £396 on annual gym membership

  • £301 on annual slimming club membership

  • £164 on smoothie makers and juicers

  • £146 on fitness equipment, gym attire and DVDs

Total: £1007

1. Lusaka, Zambia

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa

Cost of flight and activity: £590

Activity: Swim under Victoria Falls.

Difference in currency: 65%

How much more you get for £1000: £393

2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A general view of Rio de Janeiro from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, Brazil

Cost of flight and activity: £650

Activity: Four day tour of the Iguassu Falls.

Difference in currency: 43%

How much more you get for £1000: £299

3. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Plaza de la Republica at dusk, elevated view

Cost of flight and activity: £650

Activity: Half a day’s wine tasting

Difference in currency: 42%

How much more you get for £1000: £298

4. Bogota, Colombia

Wingsuiters fly over the Monserate Mountain in Bogota

Cost of flight and activity: £575

Activity: Paraglide over Bogota

Difference in currency: 37%

How much more you get for £1000: £269

5. Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa, Cape Town, LLandudno, coastal road, elevated view

Cost of flight and activity: £747

Activity: Helicopter over Cape Town and cage dive with great whites

Difference in currency: 25%

How much more you get for £1000: £200

6. Istanbul, Turkey

The Suleymaniye mosque in Istanbul

Cost of flight and activity: £129

Activity: Turkish dinner show

Difference in currency: 21%

How much more you get for £1000: £176

7. Moscow, Russia

Cost of flight and activity: £184

Activity: Russian National Dance show

Difference in currency: 20%

How much more you get for £1000: £169

8. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro at dawn, Tanzania

Cost of flight and activity: £651

Activity: 1 day safari in Tarangire National Park

Difference in currency: 19%

How much more you get for £1000: £163

9. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Cost of flight and activity: £461

Activity: Breakfast with Orangutan Zoo

Difference in currency: 19%

How much more you get for £1000: £148

10. Toronto, Canada

Toronto Skyline with the CN Tower

Cost of flight and activity: £465

Activity: Day trip to Niagara Falls

Difference in currency: 14%

How much more you get for £1000: £122

11. Oslo, Norway

The stunning Norwegian fjords

Cost of flight and activity: £42

Activity: Oslo Fjord sightseeing cruise

Difference in currency: 12%

How much more you get for £1000: £108

12. Cancun, Mexico

An aerial view of popular Cancun, Mexico

Cost of flight and activity: £593

Activity: Swim with whale sharks

Difference in currency: 11%

How much more you get for £1000: £102

13. Nairobi, Kenya

Four lionesses on a grassy plain, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Cost of flight and activity: £593

Activity: Swim with whale sharks

Difference in currency: 11%

How much more you get for £1000: £102

Flight costs based on one adult return flight, from London departing on 6 February 2016 for one week. Sourced via SkyScanner.net. Activity costs sourced from LonelyPlanet.com. Currency rates sourced by FAIRFX correct on 22/12/15 with comparative rates on 22/12/14.

Article source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/13-holidays-you-can-buy-7199434


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