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14 trips in 5 years! Meet Simon; the traveller who has caught the HolidayPirates bug!

A deal from , 19. Jun. 2017 10:57 am

Every day we are on the hunt for the best holiday deals on the internet; from an all inclusive week in Spain to jet-setting around the world, we try to give something for everyone! It doesn't take long for the wanderlust to kick in, and spend your days daydreaming about being anywhere other than your desk! Not only does our crew in the offices experience the world first hand, we pass on our knowledge and experiences to our users to enjoy!

One of our most loyal fans is Simon from Bavaria in Germany, using our German site UrlaubsPiraten. After originally studying to be a Naval Officer, he decided to switch to a new career path; and with limited free time this is where HolidayPirates came into play!

Simon's Trips at a Glance

We were amazed when we heard about Simon. Using our site, he has managed to travel the world extensively over the past 5 years for such a low price. 14 trips for just over €6000 (approx. £5,300)! That's the HolidayPirates style!

YEAR
DESTINATION & DETAILS PRICE PER PERSON
2012 AIDA-Cruise Canary Islands - 1 week:
Route: La Palma, Madeira, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife
Deal: cruise - full board and flights
€599
2013 Dominican Republic - 2 weeks:
Deal: all inclusive package
€1,300
2013 USA - 16 days:
Route: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, New Mexico, Four Corners, Salt Lake City, Reno, Eureka, Mendocino, Redwoods, San Francisco
Deal: fly and drive combination offer - incl. flights, car hire
€599
2014 Cuba - 9 days:
Deal: all inclusive package (departing Amsterdam)
€680
2014 Iceland - 1 week:
Deal: return flights - WOW Air from Stuttgart to Reykjavik
€120
2015 Thailand - 2 weeks:
Route: Bangkok, Krabi, Phi Phi Islands, Phuket
Deal: flights - Thai Airways Munich to Krabi and Phuket to Munich (layover in Bangkok)
€620
2015 Venice - 5 days:
Deal: hotel - 4 nights including breakfast (exclusive HolidayPirates deal)
€140
2015 Turkey - 1 week:
Deal: all inclusive package
€240
2015 USA & Canada - 15 days:
Route: New York, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Atlantic City, ferry (Cape May to Lewes), Washington, (fly to) Orlando, Universal Studios Orlando, Fort Myers, Everglades, Florida Keys, Key West, Miami
Deal: flights - Oslo to New York and Miami to Munich
€300
2016 Egypt - 1 week:
Deal: all inclusive package
€290
2016 UK - Isle of Man & Scotland - 2 weeks:
Route: Manchester, Douglas (via ferry from Liverpool), Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, Fort William, Ben Nevis, Aberdeen, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Aberdeen
Deal: flights - Munich to Manchester and Aberdeen to Munich
€156
2016 Poland - 1 week:
Deal: hotel - 6 nights including breakfast (exclusive HolidayPirates deal)
€260
2016 China, Australia, Fiji, Tonga & New Zealand - 19 days:
Route: Beijing, Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, (fly to) Sydney, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, (fly to) Fiji, (fly to) Tonga, (fly to) Auckland, Coromandel, Matamata (better known as Hobbiton), Tauranga, Taupo, Waitomo Caves, (fly to) Shanghai
Deal: flights - Munich to Sydney with Beijing stopover and Auckland to Munich with Shanghai stopover
€600
2016 Bad Reichenhall, Germany - 3 days:
Deal: hotel - 2 nights with breakfast over New Year (exclusive HolidayPirates deal)
€190
TOTAL PRICE €6,094 (~£5,300)

As for 2017, Simon already has a few awesome trips pencilled in; including an all inclusive trip to the Maldives and Rome city trip.

How does he do it?

  1. Use your holiday allowance exclusively for trips
  2. Make the most of bank holidays - this can help to extend your holidays
  3. Generous grandparents - a tenner here and there can go a long way in some parts of the world!

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Iceland, 2014

Simon's Highlights

For Simon, highlights are more than just the variety on the breakfast buffet or the best tasting cocktails, but the people he has met along the way. It is the people that really make your travels exciting! One particular meeting, he recalls, is when he went to visit the village of Madrid in New Mexico. Him and a friend wanted to stop by the village, as it was one of the filming locations for "Wild Hogs", on the way to their next stop. After only planning to stay for a few hours, they ended up in the hospitality of a local barmen who offered them his couch for the night. It is moments like these, where the kindness of strangers helps to make holidays memorable!

Other highlights include 'almost everyone on the island of Tonga' and witnessing the Isle of Man TT race, which could be deemed as one of the world's most dangerous sporting events.

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Isle of Man TT, 2016

After an impressive 5 years of travelling with us, we are excited to continue our journey together with Simon, and hope that his amazing stories of travelling the world can inspire others around the world to just go and explore!

Simon's Snaps

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Fiji, 2016

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Tonga, 2016

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Niagara Falls, 2015

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Toronto, 2015

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Venice, 2015


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14 trips in 5 years! Meet Simon; the traveller who has caught the HolidayPirates bug!