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Much of the time, the only way you’re going to save money renting a house versus booking a hotel room is if you are traveling within a group. But even as a couple or a solo traveler, you can make the case for perks like a full kitchen, multiple bathrooms, a pool, spacious common areas, and a balcony or a yard — so long as you can snag a cheap per-night rate. From sunny Sedona to the metropolis of Miami Beach, we found some budget-savvy options under $100 among VacationHomeRentals.com’s 100,000-plus listings. Ready to stay in the heart of things and meet some locals?
Want to ditch the crowds of people at the airport this year? Just hop on a train, especially if you’re looking to travel throughout Europe.
Making that notion even more appealing is a deal from Rail Europe that discounts EuroStar standard premier (comfort class) tickets by 20 percent for travel between London and Paris or Brussels, with one-way rates starting at $121.
Bunking in a brand-new hotel near the beach for $169 per night this spring? Yes, please!
Want to stay a stone’s throw away from the action of the Walt Disney World Resort without paying those infamously high hotel prices? Your best bet is book a stay at the nearby Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels: a collection of seven properties within walking distance of the free-to-enter Downtown Disney shopping and dining district.
Included with a stay at any of the properties is complimentary shuttle service to each of the Disney theme parks and water parks, on-site Disney tickets for purchase, the ability to book dining reservations at Disney restaurants, and a booklet filled with discounts on dining, entertainment, and shopping.
Plus, through the end of March, the hotels are offering reduced rates with its Escape the Cold promotion to make stays here even more tempting. With it, rates start at $73 a night, depending on the property. Here’s a look at what’s being offered during the promotion:
Want to travel to beautiful Florence this spring? If your schedule is flexible, try going in March — a month that turns out to be an exceptionally good time to reap savings in Tuscany’s capital. Here, three hotels under $150 a night, including a brand-new property that just soft-opened in December.
Pi Day, which falls on March 14, is not just for math nerds anymore. (As you might remember from math class, the mathematical constant π approximately equals 3.14, hence the date of the holiday.) It’s now being embraced by the hotel industry — specifically by The Charles in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the form of a Pi Day flash sale.
Like to cruise without the crowds? Vacationing with a smaller cruise company may be right up your alley. And Blount Small Ship Adventures — now offering up to 40 percent off on three itineraries booked by February 27 — is giving travelers the chance to get a taste for less.
The one upside to inches and inches of snow this time of the year? Great skiing, of course. That’s why we’re happy to report that there’s finally an affordable solution to get to the ski slopes of New York State: a comfortable bus ride that starts from just $89 roundtrip.
Craving a tropical getaway? If you can travel to Hawaii between now and March 18, the savings on airfare are huge if you book through Delta Airlines.
Hawaii’s islands are extending a little bit of “mahalo” (Hawaiian for gratitude) by partnering with Delta on rock-bottom fares. The sale — for flights between Hawaii and the 48 contiguous United States — runs through February 16 and travel must commence no earlier than February 17.
Just how big is this sale? Round-trip flights start at $434.
We’re just days away from what some may call the most romantic day of the year, but if you’ve yet to solidify your Valentine’s Day plans, don’t fret. Here’s a look at some special promotions being offered by properties both home and abroad that you can still book.
Don’t want to travel with a floating city? Ditch the hordes of passengers from larger cruise ships with an excursion on Windstar Cruises’ Star Pride – a luxury yacht that fits just 200 passengers. There’s no waiting in line for meals, there’s always room on the deck, and your suite isn’t teeny-tiny. And unlike some of the more intimate river cruises, this ship boasts extra amenities like onboard pools and an extendable platform for water sports, complete with a set of water toys for loan. Better yet, now through February 10, you can find a few spring sailing discounts for a good bargain.
Tis the season to head to the city of Chicago — if you can bear the cold, and if you’re looking for great value, that is. Yes, this time of year brings low temperatures, but it’s also the time that brings amazing savings at the city’s many excellent hotels. I recently had the opportunity to visit a trio of the city’s Hilton properties — the historic Palmer House, the Hilton Chicago, and the Conrad — to explore a savings package that all three are currently offering called, fittingly, Chillcation.
With summer heating up much of South America right now, it’s a good time to spring for a ticket to that continent. Luckily, both LAN and TAM just announced a major sale on roundtrip Premium Business Class fares. They’re dropping fares by up to 44 percent, as low as $699 roundtrip. (That’s for flights between Miami and Bogotá, Colombia; fly instead to Punta Cana, the airlines’ lone Caribbean destination, and it’s just $176.)
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