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Travel to dozens of U.S. cities and Caribbean destinations this summer with JetBlue’s two-day summer sale. With fares* as low as $46, you can unwind on the beach with direct flights to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, Aruba and Bermuda, Montego Bay and St. Croix. Or, visit major domestic cities like New York, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and so many more. These low fares can only be booked directly through JetBlue, and are not available on other sites. Read more
Itching to get away before the summer crowds flock to the nation’s most popular destinations? We’ve rounded up the best last-minute deals to urban centers across the U.S. and Canada, so you can explore the continent’s most popular cities while saving big bucks this spring. Read more
Looking to expand your travel horizons this summer or fall? We’ve got the deals for you. From Bonaire to Bali to Bulgaria, travel outside the usual domestic or Caribbean destinations and head somewhere truly special this season – and still save in the process. Read more
Spring break isn’t just for hordes of rowdy college kids and fun-loving families anymore. Increasingly, outfitters are upping the ante – and, often, slashing prices – with warm-weather tours and off-the-beaten-path offerings that target 20-, 30-, and 40-something sojourners who are, more often than not, looking for a trip that leans toward adventurous instead of ordinary.
Here, a roundup of some of the most enticing deals and destinations to boost you from the last vestiges of winter. Read more
If you’ve got some wiggle room in your travel dates this year, consider this: Many U.S. cities’s hotel rates vary hundreds of dollars depending on the weeks and months that you book them in.
Nowadays, it’s hard to justify renting a car when rates are on the rise. With other cheaper options like public transportation (subways, buses) and cabs, many travelers are forgoing the convenience of renting and instead calling a cab or buying a subway pass.
Companies like Enterprise have reported higher rates compared to last year (February 2013 is showing rates up 4 percent from February 2012). And, many travelers are saying that add-ons like random taxes and fees are turning them off from going the rental route. But, there are ways to save when booking a rental car; here’s how: Read more
For travelers looking for great travel deals, the summer months offer lots of discounts in the Caribbean and Mexico, because summer generally means hurricanes and risky weather. But the Weather Channel has just issued its forecast for the 2012 hurricane season, and the weather looks promising for those tropical Atlantic travelers.
The experts predict 11 named storms, six hurricanes, and two major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher) for the 2012 season. The prediction is for storms in the Atlantic Ocean, not necessarily storms that make landfall. These numbers are well below the averages for 1995-2011, which had, on average, 15 named storms, eight hurricanes, and four major hurricanes. However, it should be noted that these are just predictions: in 1992 only six named storms were predicted, one of which was Hurricane Andrew, one of the most devastating hurricanes in recent history.
Be sure to check out our Top 10 Travel Emergency Tips for advice on how to handle hurricanes and other disasters.
Use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find the lowest rates on flights.
We’re always on the hunt to find you the very best travel deals. Yet, we know it’s easy to get caught up in the industry jargon and skip over a good deal – or worse, book an offer without fully understanding all the conditions only to get a nasty surprise later. Here’s a handy deal dictionary to decode all the offers you see.
Based on double occupancy: Many hotels base their rates on two people staying in one room. Extra fees could apply if you want the kiddos to stay in the same room, too.
Rack rate: This is the official price a hotel says it will charge at a given time, without any discounts or special offers. Though few people end up paying the rack rate, hotels and deals sites like to use it as a base to make the actual rate seem like huge savings.
Low-cost bus service Megabus is expanding yet again with the creation of its 6th hub, in Pittsburgh. Fancy a weekend in Toronto? How about a quick trip to Detroit? Now you can take the bus there from the Steel City. Nine new daily routes from Pittsburgh also include Akron, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Toledo, Ohio. This comes on top of existing service to Camden, New Jersey; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; New York City; Philadelphia; State College, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C. The new routes start May 11.
THE VALUE: Compared to the cost and hassles of planes, trains, and automobiles, a $1 Megabus ticket can’t be beat.
THE CATCH: The $1 one-way fares tend to go fast, so be sure to book early. Fares do not include a $0.50 service charge.
THE DETAILS: Go to us.megabus.com to book your Megabus tickets.
WE’RE GOT MORE: Use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find hot hotel deals for your trip.
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Hard to believe, but the swanky Four Seasons Austin is slashing rates and offering crazy discounts and freebies on the 25th of every month through December in honor of the resort’s 25th birthday and the brand’s 50th anniversary. Lucky guests can snag rates of only $89 a night on April 25 (the original cost of rooms when the hotel opened in 1986), save 60 percent on 50-minute massages, priced at $50, on October 25, sip 50-cent cocktails for a hot 25 minutes on July 25, and, well, you get the idea. Check out the details and mark your calendars to cash in on these once-in-a-quarter-of-a-century travel deals. www.fourseasons.com/austin
For general trip-planning information, see our Austin Travel Guide.
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