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Think New York City has a lock on the most expensive hotels in America, or glitzy South Beach? Think again. The highest hotel rates in the U.S. are actually in Hawaii, according to a report from Skift.com. So far in 2013, guests have spent an average of $233 per night for a hotel room in Hawaii – that’s an increase of $27 over the previous year! With airfare costs on the rise, this can make for a spendy island getaway. But not all Hawaii hotels cost a fortune. Here are some money-saving tips so you can enjoy the luau (or the whale watch, or six hours of lazying in the sun with a view of Diamond Head in the distance) without worrying about how you’ll pay for it: Read more
I was confident that we had closed the book on Europe’s need to work more and vacation less in “An Open Letter to Europe.” The only strong point that I missed (and that blogger Christine Cantera pointed out in the comments) is the need for our friends on the other side of the Atlantic to also cool it with the three-hour lunches so that some business can be conducted while the sun is still shining. I was ready to move on to more pressing travel matters, like the threat of Ryanair flights touching down on U.S. soil and why Egyptair kept serving me three rolls with every meal on a recent trip. Now, however, comes news that a court has ruled that Europeans who get sick on vacation are entitled to go on another holiday…that their employer must allow them to take. Europe, you’re killing me.
The 4-star Trump International Beach Resort is offering 20% discount on travel through October 2. Located in the exclusive Sunny Isles section of Florida, the oceanfront Trump International Beach resort are inviting guests to take advantage of the summer promotion “Rein in the Summer” where guests get a bunch of extras including three activities in the high-energy kids club. The best part is if it rains during your stay guests can relax in the spacious deluxe, family-friendly accommodations and receive a complimentary in-room movie that includes movie theater amenities including candy and popcorn as well as in-room video games
THE VALUE: Rates for this 4-Star luxury hotel can start at over $300 per night.
THE CATCH: Two-night minimum stay required. Package is based on availability and valid on travel through October 2, 2011 only.
THE DETAILS: To book your stay, Trump International Beach Resort or call 866-628-1197.
Enjoy the ultimate golf getaway this summer in Mazatlan, Mexico. For just $313 per person, get three nights at the 5-star Estrella del Mar Golf & Beach Resort, airport transfers, welcome margaritas, daily breakfast, and three rounds off golf – a savings of over $300 per person! This 816-acre resort is located on 3.5 miles of beachfront, and features a Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed golf course, as well as a Turtle Sanctuary, spa, and restaurants, for non-golfers.
THE VALUE: Save up 50% off regular rates
THE CATCH: Packages are based on double occupancy
THE DETAILS: Visit the Estrella del Mar website to book.
WE’VE GOT MORE: Use our Travel Search price comparison tools to find low rates on flights to Mexico.
Bask in the lush British vibe and tee-off at pink-sand-fronted beach resorts just two hours from the East Coast. Travel now from New York’s JFK to Bermuda for only $100 each way with departure dates of September 6 to December 5, and return dates of September 12-December 8. While staying in Bermuda guests can choose from chains, B&Bs, cottages, oceanfront apartments and boutique properties. Fall in Bermuda is the perfect time to travel with fewer crowds, guests can really experience the Bermudian way of life.
THE VALUE: Fall flights cost over $300 round trip during September to December.
THE CATCH: Rates are based on round-trip purchases.
THE DETAILS: Visit American Airlines to book your flight.
WE’VE GOT MORE: Use our Hotel Reviews to find the perfect hotel for you and your guests that are traveling.
Use our Bermuda Travel Guide to help plan your trip.
Still looking for a Memorial Day weekend getaway? CheapOair has flights from New York City to Punta Cana now through June 14, for just $438 round-trip – including most taxes and fees! Flights in May and June on other airlines are over $857 round-trip, so this fantastic flight fare saves you over 50%. Book by May 13th, and you could shortly be relaxing on the white sand beaches, golfing in the sun, or diving the beautiful clear waters.
THE VALUE: Flights from New York City to Punta Cana average over $800 during this peak travel season, so this deal saves you around $400. Plus, most taxes and fees (including fuel surcharges) are included, which usually tacks on an extra few hundred dollars.
THE CATCH: Government taxes are not included, and tickets are non refundable.
THE DETAILS: Click here to book with CheapOair.
Also known as the “Emerald Isle,” Ireland is most lush in the spring. Unfortunately, airlines take advantage of this peak travel season to hike their fares to well over $600. However, in a fluke airfare price drop, Aer Lingus is offering round-trip flights from just $398 (not including taxes). Book by March 3 and fly from New York City to Dublin or Shannon April 2 through 9 in order to get the best price. Fares are also available out of Chicago and Boston for travel April 13 through May 14 starting from just $19 extra.
THE VALUE: Springtime fares to Ireland rarely clock in under $600. Plus – a recent development in the airline business – Aer Lingus is one of the only carriers that still allows one checked bag free of charge!
THE CATCH: Be sure to budget for up to an extra $125 in fees and taxes.
THE DETAILS: Visit www.aerlingus.com to book by March 3.
Once the joyful holiday season comes to a close and the eggnog is finally polished off, the harsh reality of winter will loom, but having planned a beach escape in advance will bring much relief. TravelByJen.com is offering the Cabo Winter Steal in January that features a seven-night stay at the all-inclusive Presidente Los Cabos Resort in San Jose del Cabo with round-trip airfare, starting at just $669! In addition to the all-inclusive amenities, the 390-room Presidente Los Cabos Resort, which is nestled between the Sierra de San Lazaro Mountains and the Sea of Cortez, offers six restaurants and seven bars, the Chiqui Kids Club, golf, tennis, bicycling, horseback riding, and more!
THE VALUE: The all-inclusive amenities include all meals, drinks, gratuities, and non-motorized waters sports!
THE CATCH: The starting price of $669 is based on round-trip airfare from Los Angeles. Other departure cities are available at an additional price starting from $29 more.
THE DETAILS: Visit www.TravelByJen.com to book your January vacation.
WE’VE GOT MORE: Read our Cabo San Lucas Travel Guide to get all the need-to-know information before you go!
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