Wednesday, February 17, 2010

travel zoo--great travel deals

I really like to travel, but with 4 kids, it gets a little expensive. We go to Michigan every winter and visit Mike's family. We go to Maine every summer; we have a "camp" there. I use camp loosely because I don't really know what to call it. It was originally my great grandfather's barn. In the mid 90s, my Uncle fixed it up and turned it into a hunting camp...but it's pretty nice. When my Uncle died in 2002, we offered to buy it...and well, the rest is history. We try to incorporate our side vacations into the Maine trip...this year we are planning to stop in the Boston area on the way up. Anyway...I have looked (and continue to look) at a bazillion different discount travel websites on a regular basis. is one of the best. If you sign up to get thie weekly top 20 deals e-mailed to you, I think you will be as shocked as I was. Here is this weeks sample:

$799 -- Spring in Ireland: Ritz-Carlton Package w/Car & Air

Source: Sceptre Tours

$99 -- Cancun Beachfront Resort incl. $200 Credit, 65% OFF

Source: Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun

$44 & up -- Fly from Southeast into May; Sale Ends Thursday

Source: AirTran Airways

$1199 -- Vietnam: Saigon & Hanoi Tour Package incl. Air

Source: Friendly Planet Travel

$99 -- Boston Landmark Hotel incl. Upgrade (Regularly $249)

Source: Omni Parker House

$299 -- Caribbean 5-Night Spring Cruise


$599 -- London 6-Night Vacation incl. Air

Source: Virgin Vacations

$315 -- Vegas: Stay at New 5-Star CityCenter Hotel incl. Air

Source: Delta Vacations

$60 & up -- Fly to Texas from Across the U.S. (each way)


$379 -- Williamsburg: Weeklong Stay in 2-Bedroom Suite

Source: Endless Vacation Rentals

$99 -- San Francisco from Newport News (each way)

Source: Frontier Airlines

$89 & up -- Weekends on Sale at Marriott Hotels Nationwide

Source: Marriott International

$549 -- Hawaii: Waikiki 6-Night Vacation incl. Air

Source: Apple Vacations

$36 -- Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotel w/Upgrade

Source: Grande Shores Oceanfront Resort

$119-$139 -- This Weekend: NYC from the Carolinas (R/T)

Source: Continental Airlines

$37 -- Atlantic City All-Suite Hotel incl. Weekends, 80% OFF


$233 -- Historic Paris 4-Star Hotel w/Breakfast (Reg. $400)

Source: Hotel Lutetia

$112 -- Niagara Falls Dinner Package, incl. Weekends

Source: Sheraton Fallsview Hotel

$1999 -- Italy 3-City Upscale Escorted Tour Package w/Air

Source: Gate 1 Travel

Now, obviously, I won't be using any of these anytime soon...but you get the idea. And if you are willing and able to travel in the off seaon, so can get WOW deals. I mean, even right now, roundtrip tickets from NC to Boston are $112.00. Makes me want to jump on a plane!

Happy Savings!

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