Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mexico, Ireland, Vegas, Barbados

Riviera Maya (area south of Cancun) $500-700 depending on location, ALL-INCLUSIVE from Aug. - November 30th INCLUDING FLIGHT

Barbados in September from New York- $579 per person or more.  This hotel is not all-inclusive but comes with daily continental breakfast. 

$399-450 Last-Minute Alaskan Cruise!!! This is half-off Holland America's normal rates.

Boston to Chicago $128 in August and September. 

Boston & New York to Dallas $108-128 in late August and September

5-Star Ireland Vacation $899 Including: Air, Hotel & Rental Car from November-February!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

All-Inclusive Bargain to Riviera Maya

Check out this deal :)

Make sure to click your airport in the drop-down menu to get accurate pricing. It is marked on TripAdvisor as a 4 star hotel.   

Mexico Deal

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Getting the Cheapest Flight & Today's Airfare Deals

If you're buying airfare and you are not sure if you are getting the best deal, head to .  When you enter in your starting point and destination it will give you a Price Predictor, and indication of whether or not your flight is predicted to go up, go down or stay the same. Then, it also give you a confidence meter to let you know how sure they are of their prediction. It is a great tool when you are planning a vacation!

The deals aren't great. But, if you love Foliage...there is a great deal on a Vermont B&B in the fall.

Airfare Deals for Today:
New York for as low as $178 in July & August
San Fran for as low as $359

Dublin for as low as $657  in September
Chicago as low as $174
Myrtle Beach as low as $128 in July, August & September
San Diego as low as  $287

New York
Orlando for as low as $134

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

NYC, Ireland, Costa Rica, SoCal, Vermont

A LOT of great deals today. Some for the summer others for the fall, ALL great deals. 

They say The City empties on the weekends, so all those with money can head to The Hamptons to chill with Diddy and Martha Stewart. So, really great hotels offer great deals and it is a great time to take advantage.  This hotel has 4.5 star rating from TripAdvisor, my go-to source for honest opinions.
$169 -- Summer Weekends at Manhattan 4-Star Hotel, Save $100
Source: Fitzpatrick Manhattan

Another fall deal for Ireland, but with this one you get to STAY in a castle...not just visit it.  The trip looks amazing and the company, Spectre Tours is very well rated. 
$999 -- Ireland in Fall: B&Bs, 5-Star Castle & Air, $600 Off INCLUDING TAX
Source: Sceptre Tours
From NYC; Boston & Chicago at an upcharge

Having been to Costa Rica myself, I can say this is a fabulous deal! The flight from Orlando is usually around $350, so for another $350 you get all of your hotel stays and a rental car. Driving through treacherous mountains and volcanoes can be heart attack inducing, but the views are worth it.  Also, this trip allows you to see several different parts of Costa Rica...a must because each has something very different to offer. 
$699 from Ft. Lauderdale (additional cities below) -- Costa Rica 7-Night Beach & Cloud Forest Trip w/Air, Hotel & Rental Car!!
Additional Charge for Tampa & Orlando: $59, Boston, NYC $189. 

New Englanders who are looking for some SoCal Time: flights to San Diego are just $237 roundtrip in August from Boston. See the Fare Calendar for choices. Also, Travelzoo is offering a deal for a two-night Romantic winery stay for only $239.  The winery is only 1 hour north of San Diego.  From the pictures, the place looks amazing. 
$239 -- SoCal Wine Country: 2-Night Romantic Escape, 50% Off
Source: Inn at Churon Winery

This is a weird one, but I thought I would throw it in.  If anyone in NYC is interested in heading to Vermont, tickets are $110 roundtrip with taxes.  You can find great places to stay there on and spend the weekend NOT being trapped in the concrete jungle. 


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Warning: Travel Can Be Dangerous

I have been in absentia for the last few days as I have been chilling on the beach in Cancun enjoying a weekend of all-inclusive bliss.  On Sunday, I woke up under the weather, but fought through it. Today, I have the Strep. It was worth it. That being said, that allows me to spend my contagious stage on the couch researching for my next voyage: Key West. 

I've been to Key West before during a short 6 hours on a cruise stop.  We joined a bar crawl and popped around the little city one drink at time.  My friend and I even woke up early enough to walk to the Southern Most Point and snap a photo. That being said, I doubt I was there long enough to see real Key West. So, I have been researching to figure out how to spend my 48 hours on the Florida Keys.  During my digital travels, I came across the most amazing website: TV Food Maps.  Just type in the location that you will be visiting and this website lists all of the restaurants/bars/delis/bakeries etc. that have been on any of the food travel shows. They also have an App for Android and iPhone, which would make it easy to find a restaurant in any city in which you plan on staying (or even one you drive through for that matter).

So, enjoy that great travel find (saves SOOOO much time researching). 

On that note, here are today's great deals: has some great deals to Los Angeles from Boston. As low as $479 per person for a 4-night stay with flight and hotel. Also, a few Wednesdays in June and July you can head to Dallas from Boston for $168. 

Also, on great deals from Philly, Boston, New York on Disney. The summer is a crazy time to head there, but they are offering 5 night packages to Disney with Tickets included for about $700 each person including hotel, air and Disney tickets for all 6 days. It sounds expensive, but the resort is 10 minute walk to downtown Disney and includes breakfast everyday.  

On (you have to subscribe to see the details if you are seriously interested) is promoting a $759 11 day trip to New Orleans.  3 nights in NOLA and 7 nights on The Navigator of the Seas cruise ship with stops in Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Falmouth.  There are cheap flights to NOLA out of lots of airports.  Check  They are literally almost the only major airline that is not included in, Kayak, etc. so it pays to check their rates too.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Going Across the Pond & It's Cruuuuisning Time....

One day I will be able to write this blog like the people from Groupon. Upbeat, silly and interesting. For now, you kind of have to settle for "moderately interesting work email" style. So, here are today's good thrills, no frills. 

Aer Lingus starting at $1100

Head across the pond for a 6-night castle tour of Ireland in October and November (EVEN THANKSGIVING WEEK).  It is chilly in Ireland then, but I am sure the castles are still breathtaking.  The package includes:

  • Roundtrip economy airfare from Orlando (starting at $1200), Boston (starting at $1150), New York City (staring at $1100) to Dublin, Ireland
  • Weekly manual shift economy car rental with unlimited miles (remember, they drive on the "wrong" side)
  • (1) night Dunboyne Castle Hotel (4-star), Co. Meath (Bed and Breakfast basis)
  • (2) nights Kilronan Castle Hotel (5-star), Co. Roscommon (room only basis)
  • (2) nights Glenlo Abbey Hotel (5-star), Galway (Bed and Breakfast basis)
  • (1) night Clontarf Castle Hotel (4-star), Dublin (Bed and Breakfast basis)
  • (1) one per person: Sabbia Med Spa Treatment at Dunboyne Castle; Spa Thermal Suite Experience at Kilronan Castle; & Admission to Cliffs of Moher, including parking 
  • All local taxes, service charges, carrier and government taxes/fees/facility charges on airfare.
Last day to Book is June 1st! 6 Day cruise deal 

$299 (pre-tax) for a 6 night cruise on October 21, 2012 leaving from Miami. Stops are in Key West, Montego Bay, and Grand Cayman Island.  That is $50 a night pp and it includes all of your food.  Since it is hurricane season, these fares are cheap even for great ships and popular savings, so make sure you get trip insurance if you're flying in. 

Maine Deal-Spring and Fall-Available for last minute Memorial Day getaway...brrr, but beautiful!

  • A relaxing retreat for 2 at the Sebasco Harbor Resort on Maine's scenic southern coast
  • $99 for a 1-night stay in the Main Lodge, Sunday-Thursday (reg. $139)
  • Includes a bay sail for 2 aboard the Ruth touring boat(reg. $36)
  • $199 for a 2-night stay, Sunday-Wednesday arrivals, with upgrade to a balcony room and $50 resort credit (reg. $388)
  • $299 for a 2-night stay, Sunday-Wednesday arrivals, in a further upgraded suite and $50 resort credit (reg. $548)
  • Travel May 13 - June 14 and Sept. 3 - Oct. 18

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

1/2 price sale & Last Minute Cruises

I can't promise I will do this daily, but since I find it super fun, it is likely. Here are the deals I got emailed or checked on today. is currently running a 50% off sale to a few locations.  The sale ends midnight on Friday, but the highlight of this deal is the uber-cheap Vegas vacation from Tampa. As low as $319 pp in June and July for a 3-night trip to Hard Rock Casino w/ flight during the week or $459 for a 3-night weekend stay for you Weekend Warriors.  Hard Rock is off the strip, but one of the most fun hotel & casinos I have ever been too. The pool parties are legendary on Sunday.

If you like to golf, you can head to Mrytle Beach and enjoy an ocean front stay for as cheap as $439 pp including flight out of Philadelphia (similar priced, but cheaper deals are out of NYC and BOS). Even better, most of the cheapest fares are on Father's Day weekend ($399-439) which could make a thoughtful gift. is running some great last minute specials to Canada out of New York and Boston. 4-day sailings start as low as $244 (with balcony rooms on some sailings in the mid-300s). There are two days at sea on this deal, but it comes to just $61 pp per night and includes all of your food, shows, etc. If you are looking for a longer trip, the 5-days start at $354 with two stops.