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Saturday Travel Flash Sale Roundup!

16 Apr

Today is Saturday and if you are anything like me, it likely means you are allocating some time to researching for your next trip (or maybe just fantasizing about it…). To help make things a little easier, I’ve pulled together a list of travel flash sales, you should have on your radar. Check out these deals before it’s too late. You never know, you might find a hotel for your next trip and save yourself some $$!

Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort

Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort

Chicago, IL: Park Hyatt

  • Flash Rates: from $195/nt
  • Travel: April-September
  • Book by: Sunday, April 17
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

 

Las Vegas, NV: The Venetian

  • Flash Rates: from $130/nt
  • Travel: April-September
  • Book by: Sunday, April 17
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

New York, NY: Hotel Plaza Athenee

  • Flash Rates: from $360/nt
  • Travel: June-September
  • Book by: Sunday, April 17
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

 

 

Monchique, Portugal: Longevity Wellness Resort

  • Flash Rates: from $90/nt
  • Travel: April-June
  • Book by: Sunday, April 17
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

La Terrenas, Dominican Republic: Balcones del Atlantico

  • Flash Rates: from $1,609 for four nights
  • Travel: April-September
  • Book by: Sunday, April 17
  • Book with: RueLaLa.com

Lake Placid, NY: Lake Placid Lodge

  • Flash Rates: from $1162 for two nights
  • Travel: May
  • Book by: Sunday, April 17
  • Book with: RueLaLa.com

Koloa, HI: Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach

  • Flash Rates: from $199/nt
  • Travel: April-June
  • Book by: Monday, April 18
  • Book with: RueLaLa.com

 

 

St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: Galley Bay Resort & Spa

  • Flash Rates: from $429/nt
  • Travel Dates: April-September
  • Book by: Monday, April 19
  • Book with: Vacationist.com

Moscow, Russia: Ararat Park Hyatt

  • Flash Rates: from $105/nt
  • Travel: May-December
  • Book by: Monday, April 18
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

San Francisco, CA: The Executive Hotel Vintage

  • Flash Rates: from $99/nt
  • Travel: April-October
  • Book by: Monday, April 18
  • Book with: Voyage Prive

Scottsdale, AZ: Intercontinental Montelucia Resort

  • Flash Rates: from $459 for 4 nt package
  • Travel: April-September
  • Book by: Monday, April 18
  • Book with: Voyage Prive

Memphis, TN: The Peabody Memphis

  • Flash Rates: from $179/nt
  • Travel: April-December
  • Book by: Monday, April 18
  • Book with: Voyage Prive

Curacao: Hyatt Regency

  • Flash Rates: from $105/nt
  • Travel: May-December
  • Book by: Monday, April 18
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

 

 

Rancho Mirage, CA: The Westin

  • Flash Rates: from $89/nt
  • Travel: May-September
  • Book by: Monday, April 18
  • Book with: SniqueAway.com

Litchfield Park, AZ: Wigwam Arizone

  • Flash Rates: from $69/nt
  • Travel: April-September
  • Book by: Monday, April 18
  • Book with: SniqueAway.com

Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Banyan Tree

  • Flash Rates: from $375/nt
  • Travel: April-October
  • Book by: Monday, April 18
  • Book with: SniqueAway.com

Chicago, IL: The Sutton Place Hotel

  • Flash Rates: from $125/nt
  • Travel: April-September
  • Book by: Monday, April 18
  • Book with: SniqueAway.com

Orlando, FL: Villas of Grand Cypress

  • Flash Rates: from $125/nt
  • Travel: May-September
  • Book by: Monday, April 18
  • Book with: SniqueAway.com

 

Milan, Italy: The Gray

  • Flash Rates: from $371/nt
  • Travel: April-September
  • Book by: Monday, April 18
  • Book with: Vacationist.com

Capri, Italy: Hotel Caesar Augustus

  • Flash Rates: from $415/nt
  • Travel: April-May
  • Book by: Monday, April 18
  • Book with: Vacationist.com

 

 

West Hollywood, CA: Le Montrose Suite Hotel

  • Flash Rates: from $219/nt
  • Travel: April-October
  • Book by: Tuesday, April 19
  • Book with: Voyage Prive

Fiji: The Wakaya Club & Spa

  • Flash Rates: from $9,900 for 5-night all inclusive stay
  • Travel: June-Dember
  • Book by: Tuesday, April 19
  • Book with: Ideeli.com

Antigua: St. James’ Club

  • Flash Rates: from $779 for 3-night all-inclusive stay
  • Travel: April-October
  • Book by: Tuesday, April 19
  • Book with: Ideeli.com

Maui, HI: Wailea Beach Marriott

  • Flash Rates: from $345/nt
  • Travel: April-December
  • Book by: Tuesday, April 19
  • Book with: Ideeli.com

 

Sunny Isles, FL: Sole on the Ocean

  • Flash Rates: from $219/nt
  • Travel: May-October
  • Book by: Tuesday, April 19
  • Book with: Ideeli.com

Peter Island: Peter Island Resort

  • Flash Rates: from $229/nt
  • Travel: June-October
  • Book by: Tuesday, April 19
  • Book with: Ideeli.com

Las Vegas, NV: The Signature

  • Flash Rates: from $115/nt
  • Travel: April-August
  • Book by: Tuesday, April 19
  • Book with: Ideeli.com

 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL: B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

  • Flash Rates: from $105
  • Travel: April-October
  • Book by: Tuesday, April 19
  • Book with: Voyage Prive

Kauai, Hawaii: The Villas at Po’ipu Kai

  • Flash Rates: from $999 for 3 nights
  • Travel: April-November
  • Book by: Tuesday, April 19
  • Book with: Voyage Prive

San Giustino Valdarno, Italy: Villa La Grotta

  • Flash Rates: from $525 for 3 nights
  • Travel: May-October
  • Book by: Tuesday, April 19
  • Book with: Voyage Prive

 

 

Kohala Coast, Hawaii: Fairmont Orchid

  • Flash Rates: from $230/nt
  • Travel: April-November
  • Book by: Tuesday, April 19
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

Mykonos, Greece: Pietra e Mare

  • Flash Rates: from $135/nt
  • Travel: May-October
  • Book by: Wednesday, April 20
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

 

 

Stowe, VT: Topnotch

  • Flash Rates: from $130/nt
  • Travel: April- September
  • Book by: Wednesday, April 20
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

Phuket, Thailand: Paresa Resort

  • Flash Rates: from $270/nt
  • Travel: April-August
  • Book by: Wednesday, April 20
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

Bangkok, Thailand: Banyan Tree

  • Flash Rates: $120/nt
  • Travel: April-September
  • Book by: Wednesday, April 20
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

Vail, CO: Sonnenalp Resort

  • Flash Rates: from $110/nt
  • Travel: April-July
  • Book by: Wednesday, April 20
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

Colorado: Majestic Dude Ranch

  • Flash Rates: from $790/nt
  • Travel: May-September
  • Book by: Wednesday, April 20
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

 

 

Rome, Italy: Boscolo Palace

  • Flash Rates: from $555 for 2 nights
  • Travel: April-September
  • Book by: Wednesday, April 20
  • Book with: Voyage Prive

Cannes, France: Le Cavendish

  • Flash Rates: from $217/nt
  • Travel: May-December
  • Book by: Wednesday, April 20
  • Book with: Vacationist.com

Telluride, CO: Mountain Lodge at Telluride

  • Flash Rates: from $118/nt
  • Travel: April-August
  • Book by: Wednesday, April 20
  • Book with: Vacationist.com

Jackson, WY: Rusty Parrot Lodge

  • Flash Rates: from $123/nt
  • Travel: April-June
  • Book by: Wednesday, April 20
  • Book with: Vacationist.com

Antigua: St. James Club

  • Flash Rates: from $1,265 for 4 all-inclusive nights
  • Travel: April-November
  • Book by: Thursday, April 21
  • Book with: Voyage Prive

Barcelona, Spain: ME Barcelona Hotel

  • Flash Rates: from $385 for 2 nights
  • Travel: April-August
  • Book by: Thursday, April 21
  • Book with: Voyage Prive

Prague, Czech Republic: MOODs Boutique Hotel

  • Flash Rates: from $289 for 2 nights
  • Travel: April-August
  • Book by: Thursday, April 21
  • Book with: Voyage Prive

 

 

Bali, Indonesia: Alila Manggis Resort

  • Flash Rates: from $95/nt
  • Travel: April-December
  • Book by: Thursday, April 21
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

 

 

Seychelles: Banyan Tree

  • Flash Rates: from $925/nr
  • Travel: May- October
  • Book by: Thursday, April 21
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

Santa Fe, NM: Inn and Spa at Loretto

  • Flash Rates: from $99/nt
  • Travel: April-September
  • Book by: Thursday, April 21
  • Book with: SniqueAway.com

Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico: Villa La Estancia

  • Flash Rates: from $185/nt
  • Travel: April-Dember
  • Book by: Thursday, April 21
  • Book with: SniqueAway.com

Telluride, CO: The Hotel Telluride

  • Flash Rates: from $105/nt
  • Travel: April-December
  • Book by: Thursday, April 21
  • Book with: SniqueAway.com

Honolulu, HI; The Waikiki Edition

  • Flash Rates: from $395/nt
  • Travel: April-December
  • Book by: Thursday, April 21
  • Book with: SniqueAway.com

Nantucket, MA: The Cottages & Lofts

  • Flash Rates: from $122.50
  • Travel: May
  • Book by: Thursday, April 21
  • Book with: SniqueAway.com

 

 

Dublin, Ireland: 4-Night Irish Castle Tour

  • Flash Rates: from $2235
  • Travel: May 26
  • Book by: Friday, April 22
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

 

 

Malibu, CA: Malibu Beach Inn

  • Flash Rates: from $260/nt
  • Travel: April-June
  • Book by: Friday, April 22
  • Book with: Vacationist.com

Ochos Rios, Jamaica: The Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa

  • Flash Rates: from $240/nt
  • Travel: April-August
  • Book by: Friday, April 22
  • Book with: Vacationist.com

 

Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas: Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour

  • Flash Rates: from $235/nt
  • Travel: April-August
  • Book by: Friday, April 22
  • Book with: Vacationist.com

 

 

Riviera Maya, Mexico: Esencia Estate

  • Flash Rates: from $355/nt
  • Travel: April-December
  • Book by: Saturday, April 23
  • Book with: Jetsetter.com

Happy Planning!


Friday Question: If you could spend this weekend anywhere in the world…

15 Apr

Happy Friday All!

Let’s celebrate with some wanderlust, shall we? If you could spend this weekend anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you do?

I am one month away from my big trip and craving some real R&R. If the genie granted me one wish, I’d spend this weekend at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Camelback Inn

Camelback Inn

Rooms start around $239/nt at this rustic gem and its located just 25 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Camelback Inn Restaurant

Camelback Inn Restaurant

I would totally take two nights here to power down and enjoy some of their incredible spa treatments. Check out the menu here: http://www.camelbackspa.com/files/March%2010%20Spa%20Brochure.pdf

Camelback Inn Spa

Camelback Inn Spa

Where would you escape to this weekend?

Koh Samui, Thailand Hotels

4 Apr

When planning our upcoming trip to Thailand, we got stuck on deciding which hotel to stay in in each area. There are so many questions that come to mind when choosing a hotel: is this a good area? how is the service? is this within walking distance to the sights? etc. etc. etc. Despite the answers to these questions, the Thai people are known for their excellent service so pretty much wherever you stay, you know you are in good hands.

For the Koh Samui leg of our trip, we ultimately decided on staying at Beach Republic in Lamai beach but there were so many great hotels we considered that I wanted to share some of them, in case they suit your needs.

Location tip: after doing quite a bit of research and speaking with people who’ve visited Koh Samui, we realized there are two places you are better off staying in if you want a taste of the nightlife but don’t care to be right in the heart of it (aka Chaweng Beach): Lamai Beach or Bophut Beach (aka Fisherman’s Village).

Here are some of the Koh Samui hotels that were top of mind when we planned our Thailand trip:

In Lamai Beach

Montra Samui

Montra Samui

–                 Montra Hotel: from $150/nt; website

** Note: Hotel has not opened yet—might open in May 2011

–                 Beach Republic: from $125/nt with breakfast; website

** Note: #1 on Trip Advisor

–                 Pavilion Samui: from $162/nt; website

Langham Place Samui at Lamai Beach

Langham Place Samui at Lamai Beach

–                 Langham Place Samui at Lamai Beach: from $377 for 3 nights; website

–                 Rocky’s Boutique Resort: from $160 per night with breakfast; website

In Bophut Beach (Fisherman’s Village)

–                 Anantara: from $170/nt; website

–                 Q Signature Samui: $90/nt with breakfast; website

Q Signature Samui

Q Signature Samui

 

In Koh Phangan (Neighboring Island)

–          Santhiya: from $177/nt with breakfast; website

In Coral Cave (between Lamai and Chaweng)

–                 Coral Cave Chalet: from $126/nt for a deluxe suite; website

–                 Samui Cliff: from $270 for 3 nights); website

–                 The Kala Samui: from $126/nt with breakfast, transportation, a massage, and more (limited time offer); website

The Kala Samui

The Kala Samui

In Silver Beach (between Lamai and Chaweng)

–                 Promtsuk Buri: from $73/nt for a beach front bungalow; website

–                 Samui Yacht Club: from $86/nt; website

In Chaweng Noi

–                 Fair House Samui: from $98/nt with breakfast; website

–                 Imperial Hotel: from $122/nt; website

Imperial Hotel Koh Samui

Imperial Hotel Koh Samui

Happy Planning!


Chiang Mai, Thailand Hotels

31 Mar

When planning our upcoming trip to Thailand, we got stuck on deciding which hotel to stay in in each area. There are so many questions that come to mind when choosing a hotel: is this a good area? how is the service? is this within walking distance to the sights? etc. etc. etc. Despite the answers to these questions, the Thai people are known for their excellent service so pretty much wherever you stay, you know you are in good hands.

For the Chiang Mai leg of our trip, we ultimately decided on staying at Rimping Village but there were so many great hotels we considered that I wanted to share some of them, in case they suit your needs.

Location tip: after doing quite a bit of research and speaking with people who’ve visited Chiang Mai, we realized there are two places you are better off staying in: near the Night Market or inside the Old City. This will allow you to be within walking distance (or a short tuk tuk ride) to two of the main tourist areas.

Here are some of the Chiang Mai hotels that were top of mind when we planned our Thailand trip:

 

Rimping Village Hotel

Rimping Village: from $67 per night including breakfast

  • Between old city and night market (walking distance to both)
  • Pool; award-winning service
  • #4 on Trip Advisor’s list of Chiang Mai hotels
  • Hotel website
Ping Nakara

Ping Nakara

Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa: from $137/nt including breakfast

  • Riverside; walking distance to the old city
  • Top-rated hotel for romance
  • # 2 on Trip Advisor’s list of Chiang Mai hotels
  • Has a pool
  • Hotel website

Rachamankha Hotel: from $138/nt (with discount for 3 nights) including breakfast

  • Located inside the walled city; walking distance to all the temples, old city sights, etc.
  • Top-rated service; rated one of the World’s Best hotels by Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler
  • #3 on Trip Advisor’s list of Chiang Mai hotels
  • Has a pool
  • Hotel website
Rachamankha Hotel Chiang Mai Thailand

Rachamankha Hotel Chiang Mai Thailand

The Chedi Chiang Mai: from $123/nt (discounted for 3 night stay) including breakfast

  • Located right near the night market
  • Top-rated hotel by Conde Nast Traveler
  • #6 on Trip Advisor’s list of Chiang Mai hotels
  • Has a pool
  • Hotel website
The Chedi Chiang Mai

The Chedi Chiang Mai

Dusit D2

Dusit D2

Dusit D2: from $81/nt with breakfast

  • Located right next to night market; 20 min walk to city center
  • Known for its modern, trendy decor
  • Top-rated hotel by Conde Nast Traveler
  • Has a pool
  • Hotel website

Baan Orapin: from $57/nt with breakfast

  • Just outside of the night market area, along the river, out of the commotion
  • Has a pool
  • Hotel website
Baan Orapin

Baan Orapin

Banthai Village: from $65/nt with breakfast

  • Located near night market
  • Has a pool
  • Hotel website

Banthai Village

Banthai Village

 

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