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When to Book Hotels for Thanksgiving & Christmas Travel

You can find value in the high-mark-up holiday season. It all starts with knowing when to book hotels for Thanksgiving and Christmas travel.

The Best Time to Book Thanksgiving & Holiday Flights 2013
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The Best Time to Book Thanksgiving & Holiday Flights 2013

You can get ahead of the pack for Thanksgiving and Christmas flights. Here’s what you can do to score to best deal on holiday flights for 2013.

Kids Stay and Play for Free in San Diego
Budget Travel / California / Daily Deals / Family/Kids Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Deals

Kids Stay and Play for Free in San Diego

Your kids are back in school, but that doesn’t mean your family can’t travel this fall. Many hotels are offering discounted prices, but a select few are going the extra… Read More…

Travel Deals: Fabulous Fall Savings
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Trains / Travel Deals / Travel Tips

Travel Deals: Fabulous Fall Savings

We’re in that sweet spot between summer and winter, when the weather is still fine, the high-season crowds have gone home, and the deals are rolling out. Did we mention… Read More…

Travel Tip: Pick Up Phone to Get Hotel Rates
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips / Travel Tools / USA

Travel Tip: Pick Up Phone to Get Hotel Rates

Next time you make a hotel reservation put in a little extra work and you’ll get farther than the “guaranteed” lowest rates. I recently did an experiment where I checked weekend hotels… Read More…

How to Make an All-Inclusive Resort Stay More Exclusive
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel News / Travel Tools

How to Make an All-Inclusive Resort Stay More Exclusive

There are pros and cons to the all-inclusive resort experience. It’s convenient, easy for families and large groups, and often affordable.  But you might find limited options, as well as… Read More…

6 Ways to Save Money & Find the Most Value at the Theme Park
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6 Ways to Save Money & Find the Most Value at the Theme Park

It’s no secret that a day at Disneyland, Six Flags or Universal can easily empty your pocket books. If you plan ahead and do your research there are lots of… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Best Off-Season Travel Deals
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Travel Tip: The Best Off-Season Travel Deals

When summer arrives, most people think about heading to cooler climates. But I’m here to tell you how to travel like a contrarian…and find even better deals. Does summer in… Read More…

The Hottest (and We Mean Sizzling Hot) Summer Deals
Budget Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Luxury Travel / Romantic Travel / Travel Deals

The Hottest (and We Mean Sizzling Hot) Summer Deals

OK, here’s the number-one rule for finding a summer hotel deal: seek out the heat. When temperatures rise, promotions start. Sizzling summer  hotel deals are rolling out and we’ve got… Read More…

Why YOU Should Try Backpacking this Summer
Adventure Travel & Sports / Budget Travel / Eco Travel / Travel News

Why YOU Should Try Backpacking this Summer

These days, you can find an affordable vacation by going the package route or holding out for a last-minute Groupon Getaways deal, but that’s not going to get you off… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Airline Fees Are Rising This Summer
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why Airline Fees Are Rising This Summer

No big news here…airlines fees keep going up. And every time one airline raises a fee, others follow. United Airlines started the latest trend by raising the change fee for… Read More…