My honeymoon. [avoid the cheap overtoneshere please]
I managed to book a stay-as-you-go plan with a UK group of hospitality corps. I pre-boooked at US $89 per night any one of 500 hotels. It was on a "travel as you please" package. I paid in advance and $89 US + local tax pd a night and could stay at any of the 500 member hotels with one day notice, if they had vacancy. Travelling at that time of season, they always did.
*8 days in Britain*
I managed to book a stay at an Inn in Salisbury -- and (im told) a room that Shakeseapre stayed in -- for the pre-paid voucher cost of an $89 / night voucher. Hmmm. The Inn was olde and rocked.
We were late, lost, jet lagged, and the Inn's staff stayed HOURS up awaiting our arrival. I was sooo impressed. They made us hardy beef sandwiches although the kitchen was closed, and served us ale until we deciced we were done, although the pub was closed. We stayed in a room where you could SEE the thatch of the roof when you layed on your back (no snide comments please) .
In the morning, we saw the splendor of the place. A courtyard covered in ivy vines. Briliant red. We were then told that the ivy is red only 10 days a year. And that guests here at this time were blessed to a special event.
Well, the trip was great. I'm still waiting for the event.
Thats another story...