From June 31 to July 14, my dogs will be on a vacation in the country. I thought about taking this opportunity to also take a short vacation, preferably as "Last Minute" offer from travel agency. However, travel agencies seem to suck (unreliability, many "hidden prices") and - most important of all - the vacation for a single person is usually as expensive as two person vacation because there are no single-person rooms available! Also, I have some "non-standard" requirements:
I'd like to spend a few days (5-8, not more) during the timeframe mentioned above, somewhere in southern Europe on the beach, preferably in Capitalist Europe - Italy, Greece, Spain, France etc...
I want a room (however small) just for myself plus access to refrigerator. I can be part of some larger group of tourists but I want my privacy when sleeping.
I don't give rat's ass about local architecture / famous poets / local culture (as long as they don't rape men of my age very often).
I don't want any special "organized activities", I just want to stroll around the beach, take a swim, take some photos, rent a bike, just relax.
I don't want any "pre-paid" food. I'd accept breakfast but I'd be happiest if I just had an access to refrigerator and bought food in restaurants / markets. That means I'd prefer some sort of area with restaurants / markets, not some isolated fishing village.
I can get there by plane or bus, it doesn't matter. Actually, I'd prefer spending 12 hours on bus and saving some money. At least I'd have time to finish that Nintendo DS games...
Do you know about something specific that meets my needs and doesn't cost over approx. $300 including lodging and travel? Advices in the vein of "Just look at Last Minute offers at xyz.cz" don't help me very much, as I am already doing that.