All posts by Alexandra Bramwell

Deals Production Assistant for, Alexandra has logged countless hours globetrotting on the cheap, and is always on the hunt for the best – and most budget-friendly – way to get to there from here. Originally from Michigan, and the daughter of an English immigrant, wanderlust struck Alexandra early on, leading her to memorable adventures among deserts, oceans, jungles, mountains, and ruins. Her favorite aspect of travel, though, is complete immersion in a new culture; as such, she's called home many corners of the world, from LA to New York to Cairo. Downright dedicated to digging up the best deals on the web, Alexandra shares with you the goal of exploration on a budget. Most Recent Trip: Ecuador. Next Trip: Mexico.

JetBlue Airways has announced the introduction of a new international destination to the network: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. To celebrate the addition of the new route, JetBlue is offering a $99 fare sale on all one-way flights to Punta Cana from New York’s JFK International Airport. The sale also... Read More

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Bangkok’s floating markets, ruins, extravagant palaces, temples, tasty spices, and vibrant culture have been tempting travelers for ages. But this coveted destination has been, largely out-of-reach economically for most smart-luxury wanderers – until now. Due to popular demand, Friendly Planet Travel, one of the Internet’s leading group travel providers... Read More

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Cruising allows passengers to sample beaches and other major attractions in different countries for a fraction of what it would cost to visit each destination individually – especially in the Caribbean. Carnival Cruise Line has a seven-day itinerary for travelers itching to sail through the shimmering Caribbean Sea waters... Read More


When traveling with kids in tow, finding that perfect ski vacation at an affordable cost can be a difficult task. Flights, hotels, lift tickets, equipment, and meals can quickly add up for a family of four. That’s why United Airlines and American Airlines are teaming up with Vail and... Read More

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Consumers on the hunt for cheap round-trip fares to India were shocked and delighted last month to find base rates of just $40 from British Airways. Even after taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges were factored in, tickets averaged just $560 – half the cost of a typical advance-purchase ticket. Some... Read More

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Luxury cruise line, Silversea, will soon introduce the newest addition to its fleet, the Silver Spirit. This all-inclusive ship sets sail on her 91-day “Grand Inaugural Voyage” on January 21, 2010, from Port Everglades. This veritable floating gallery of amenities features all the grandeur of a palace, plus plenty... Read More


Bora Bora, a tiny island surrounded entirely by lagoons and a barrier reef, awaits you with treasures, pleasures, and leisure. Located on the furthest horizon between New Zealand and Hawaii, Bora Bora offers the ultimate escape. At just $1,899 per person, you can save thousands when you book with... Read More

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The eternal Sydney: A multicultural immigrant haven, a global commerce center, and home to numerous national parks and sandy beaches. The iconic Sydney Opera house, with her signature ivory sails tilting against the city skyline, will leave you singing for joy. This beating metropolis is now closer than ever... Read More

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After you have your fill of Thanksgiving turkey this season, let the celebration continue with cabaret shows, a little roulette, and a spa treatment or two on a last-minute transatlantic odyssey. The latest steal from Celebrity Cruises will have you sailing in style for 14 nights from as little... Read More


China is home to 5,000 years of civilization, fascinating cultural fusion, and spices unfamiliar to the Westerner’s palate. Now is a great time to explore this region of the world with China Spree’s knock-out bargain on their 10-Day Golden Triangle Tour which is priced from just $888 – that’s... Read More


Los Cabos, or, The Capes, refers to the southernmost point of Baja California Sur, where the warm Pacific Ocean waters meet the Sea of Cortes. It is in this dreamy paradise where you will find famous gargantuan rock formations, such as The Arch, turtle release programs for the animal... Read More

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Just because you’re watching those nickels and dimes doesn’t mean you have to stay in the cold this winter. With Air Jamaica’s extension of its Winter Sale to October 26, it’s cheaper than ever to soak up some sand, surf, and sun – without the debt. Catch a plane... Read More

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JetBlue just announced a special Halloween promotion that’s all treat and no trick. For today only, the low-cost carrier will be selling all remaining seats on nonstop flights departing on October 31 for just $31. All tickets must be booked by midnight tonight and must depart between 12:00pm and... Read More

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Despite romantic sentiment, major motion pictures, and irretrievably tight pants, pirates are still getting a bad rap. Luxury cruise line, The Yachts of Seabourn has canceled a five-month series of cruises in the Indian Ocean and Africa due to increasing incidents of piracy. The 208-passenger Seabourn Legend would have... Read More

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Treat yourself this season at Eldorado Hotel and Spa and enjoy the fantastic Winter Wonderland package. From now through March 31, you will receive a free spa treatment each night you stay at this four-diamond hotel. With every night booked at the standard nightly rate of $199, guests can... Read More