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Travel Contest Roundup!

11 Apr

Who doesn’t love winning something? And better yet, who doesn’t love fantasizing about winning? The lotto, a vacation, a free meal, etc… I’ll take any of them, thank you!

If you’re feeling a little sluggish this Monday morning and looking for a pep in your step, check out these contests and fantasize about what it would be like to win. You never know, you might luck out!

6 Nights in Grenada from Caribbean Magazine
Enter here by April 30, 3011; rules
Win: 6-night stay at LaSource hotel; become an Elite Club member and receive $500 air credit, $100 resort credit, and more.

Trip for Two to the Greek Isles, Key West, FL, Italy, the Caribbean, Gloucester, MA or Las Vegas, NV from Gorton’s Seafood
Enter here by April 12, 2011; rules
Win: Choose which vacation (for two) you’d like to win; the trip with the most votes will be the prize given (worth $5,000)

Four Days in Turks & Caicos from Elle Décor
Enter here by May 9, 2011; rules
Win: 3-nights at the Gansevoort Turks & Caicos on Grace Bay Beach; r/t airport transfers; daily breakfast; daily classes at the spa; 15% on all spa services

2-Night Vacation to Las Vegas from Sports Illustrated
Enter here by May 26, 2011; rules
Win: R/T air to Las Vegas, NV, two nights double occupancy hotel accommodations, airport transfers, VIP admission to various Sports Illustrated parties/events, and $500 spending money

Your Dream Vacation from The Trip Chicks and Sony
Enter
here by April 19, 2011; rules
Win: the trip of your dreams!

Fingers crossed for you to win!!!


Deal Alert: Vacation Packages to Tahiti Starting at $1459

8 Apr
Aerial View of Bora Bora, Society Islands, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Aerial View of Bora Bora, Society Islands, Tahiti, French Polynesia (Getty)

The French Polynesian Islands, Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea are usually at the top of an extremely short list of “wish list” honeymoon destinations. Unfortunately, if you don’t have an unlimited budget, these islands are usually out of the price range for most people as airfare typically costs around $1200 from LAX and hotels can cost on average $500 per night.

Well… Tahiti’s Tourism Board is offering some pretty amazing vacation packages for as little as $1459 for five nights. Compared to the cost of what it would be like planning a trip on your own, that’s a steal!

Here’s a look at some of the packages available:

5 nights in Tahiti for $1459

  • Includes: R/T air from Los Angeles to Papeete on Air Nui
  • 5 nights at the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti with breakfast (or Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti)
  • All transfers and baggage handling
Moorea

Moorea (Getty)

5 nights: Tahiti/Moorea Combo for $1699:

  • Includes: r/t air from Los Angeles to Papeete on Air Tahiti Nui
  • 1 Night at the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort (or Manava Suite Resort Tahiti)
  • 4 nights at the Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa (or Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa)
  • Daily breakfast
  • One complimentary 3 course dinner for two in Moorea
  • R/T ferry from Tahiti to Moorea
  • All transfers and baggage handling
Bora Bora

Bora Bora (Getty)

6 nights in Bora Bora for $2459:

  • Includes: r/t air from Los Angeles to Papeete on Air Tahiti Nui
  • 5 nights at Le Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora (or Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa)
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and limited beverages
  • Non-motorized activities (kayaks, canoes, snorkeling, etc.)
  • R/T inter-island air transportation on Air Tahiti
  • All transfers and baggage handling

For more information, or to book, visit TahitiTourisme.com.

Happy Planning!

Deal Alert: Sign Up for British Airways Visa and Get 100,000 Bonus Miles

7 Apr

I can’t tell you how many times I hear about someone using their airline miles to pay for their vacation, or a new televion or iPad. Me? Not so much. I recently sat down and took a look at why I’m so behind on miles and realized my longtime Capital One and TD Bank Visas were pretty cheap on the mileage offering. Very rarely do they offer bonus miles and I was only receiving one mile per dollar spent. Well, considering I’ve been with both companies for at least three years, I was not too thrilled to hear this. After a morning spent on the phone with both banks, I was able to bump up to 1.5 miles per every dollar for my Capital One card and 1.25 for my TD. Cue the unenthusiastic “yay…”

I wanted, no, needed, more miles. I had to catch up! After chatting with the rep at Capital One, I realized there was one card that could bump me up to where I need to be: the highly-coveted (and uber exclusive) Venture Card. With this card, which I quickly received within 5 business days, I receive double points for ever purchase plus 10K miles after spending a grand within my first 3 months. Now THAT’s what I’m talking about.

Or is it? Enter: British Airways’ Visa.

Ah, the British… Gotta love them. Now, they GET it!

Just announced this week, British Airways has brought back their most popular promotion: a visa credit card that gives you ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND bonus miles after spending $2.5K within your first three months. 100K miles can earn you TWO ROUND TRIP TRANS-ATLANTIC flights to various London or other cities through British Airways’ Oneworld airline partners. How crazy is that?! Make this card your primary credit card for three months and I’m sure you can easily hit the $2,500 mark to get those 100,000 bonus miles. It is soooo worth the $95 annual fee.

 
Here are some examples of the type of flights you can get using those bonus points:

  • JFK-LAX in American Business Class for 50,000 Miles and $5 in fees
  • Miami to Easter Island for 40,000 miles and $75 in coach
  • Los Angeles to Auckland One Way Qantas Business Class for 80,000 Miles and $213
  • JFK to Lima in Lan Business Class for 80,000 Miles and $65

For more information on this promotion, check out this post from The Points Guy.

Or apply here.

I can’t apply fast enough. Will you?

Wednesday Travel Deal Roundup

6 Apr

Happy Wednesday! To get over the mid-week hump, here are some great travel deals that will spark your wanderlust and have you planning for trips you likely didn’t even have on your radar (the beauty of a sale… makes us do crazy things!).

 

Check it out and be sure to drop a note if you end up booking anything!

 

Vacation Packages

6-Nts in Rome & Paris/ $915: Includes r/t air from NYC (priced for a departure on November 24, 2011) to Paris/out of Rome, all air/ hotel taxes and fuel surcharges, 3 nights in Paris, 3 nights in Rome, Paris-Rome flight and daily breakfast; pick your own dates (best rates in November); book with European Destinations

4-Nts in London/$799: Includes r/t air from NYC, 4 nights Queens Park Hotel and daily breakfast; travel select days in May-October (priced for Oct.26 departure); book by April 13; more at ShermansTravel.com

5-Nt Kenya Safari/$1699: Includes r/t air from NYC, 2 nights in Nairobi, 1 night in Kigio Wildlife Conservancy and 2 nights at Masai Mara Reserve (all first class accommodations), 11 meals (5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners), all transfers, all tours/English-speaking guides, National Park fees and airline fuel surcharges; travel April-December (promotional price for April 29, May 6, September 23 or October 7th or 21st departures); book by April 20; more information at ShermansTravel

12-Nt China Vacation/$1999 (+ tax and visa fees): Includes r/t air from Los Angeles (arriving in Shanghai, returning from Beijing), domestic flights, three nights in Shanghai, four on Yangtze River Cruise, two in Xian, three in Beijing (all upscale accommodations), 25 meals (12 breakfasts, eight lunches, five dinners), English-speaking tour guide throughout entirety of trip, all airport transfers and entrance fees; travel select dates in October or November; book by April 20; more information at Travelzoo

5-Nt Cancun Vacation/$599 (+tax): This all-inclusive vacation includes r/t air from Ft. Lauderdale, FL (other airports available for additional fee), five nights at Riu Caribe Resort, all meals and beverages (including alcohol), and a $25 spa credit; travel select days in May or June; book by April 12; more at Travelzoo

8-Nt Greek Island Vacation/ $499: Land-only package includes two nights at Athens’ Oscar Hotel, three nights at Mykonos’ Kamari Hotel, three nights at Santorini’s Albatros Hotel, ferry service to/from each destination and daily breakfast; travel select dates in April, September or October; book by April 20; more at Travelzoo

6-Nt Scotland Vacation/$399: Land-only package includes two nights in Winnock Hotel (near Glasgow), two nights in Inverness’ Royal Highland Hotel, two nights in Stirlingshire’s Airth Castle (one hour from Edinburgh), daily breakfast and manual rental car with unlimited mileage; travel Sept-Dec; book by April 15; more at Travelzoo

Weekend in Iceland/$599: Includes r/t flights to Reykjavik from Boston or NYC, two nights at the Icelandair Hotel Loftleidir (option to upgrade to 4-star Hilton for addition $56 per person), choice of three sightseeing tours, and daily breakfast; travel select days in May and June; book by April 11; more at Travelzoo

4-nts in Jamaica/$599: Includes four nights at the all-inclusive Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, r/t air from Ft. Lauderdale to Montego Bay, airport transfer, tour of Dunn’s River Falls, all meals, drinks and gratuities; travel select dates in May and September; book by April 16; more at Travelzoo

7-Nt European Cruise with air from NYC/$2999: Includes airfare into Zurich, out of Amsterdam, seven nights in an outside stateroom, L’Occitane bath products, daily sightseeing and shore excursions, all meals, and airport transfers from ship to/from airport; depart select days in July or August; book by April 15; more at Travelzoo

 

Hotel Deals

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico/$101-$125: Stay in a ocean view suite at Riu Palace Pacifico from April-December; book by April 11th at BookIt.com

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic/$99: Save 68% on standard rates at the all-inclusive Hotel Be Live Grand Carey. Deal includes unlimited meals and drinks, one free one hour internet voucher, 10% discount on massages and spa treatments; travel April-December; book by April 15; more at ShermansTravel

Puerto Plata Dominican Republic/ $19: Stay at the all-inclusive Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa; book by April 12th; more at CheapCaribbean.com

Panama City Beach, FL/$357 for 3-Nts: Save 50% by booking 3 nights at Calypso Towers (only $119 per night); travel April-May or Sept-December; book by April 11; more at ShermansTravel

Grenadines/$181: Book an all-inclusive package at Palm Island Resort and save 50%. Price includes all meals, beverages (including top shelf liquor and wine), resort activities, and taxes; travel April-June; book by April 12 at PalmIslandCaribbean.com

North Myrtle Beach, SC/$84: Book a one-bedroom oceanfront condo at Avista resort; travel select days in May; book by April 17; more at Travelzoo

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico/$79: Save 60% on regular rates at the all-inclusive Riu Vallarta. Rate includes unlimited meals and alcohol, $25 spa credit per person, and all hotel taxes and gratuities; travel April-June; book by April 12; more at Travelzoo

Jersey Shore, NJ/$145: stay at the oceanfront Berkely Hotel this summer and receive an upgraded Deluxe room, dinner for two at the Dauphin Grille, and a bottle of wine; check in on Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday from May-June (weekends are an additional $50 per night); book by April 13; more at Travelzoo

Las Vegas, NV/$39: Stay at the center of The Las Vegas Strip at Bally’s Las Vegas and save $100 off standard rates; travel select dates from April to August; book by April 15; more at Travelzoo

Daytona Beach, FL/$79: Stay in an ocean view studio condo at The Cove on Ormand Beach and save $100 on regular rates; travel June-August; book by April 12; more at Travelzoo

 

Airfare Deals

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, FL/from $125: Depart from various cities in May to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale from $125 r/t; book with ShermansTravel

Europe from NYC/from $669: Visit top European cities such as Madrid, Dublin, London, Munich, Budapest, and more for as low as $699 from NYC (r/t; taxes included); travel April-May; book with ShermansTravel

Northeast Fare Sale/from $43: AirTran Airway’s latest fare sale has fares starting as low as $43 each way from the Northeast through November. For best deals, travel on Tuesday or Wednesday; travel now-November; book by April 14; more at Travelzoo

Las Vegas Fare Sale/from $21: visit Las Vegas from Los Angeles for as little as $21 each way. Other great rates also available from other US cities; travel through July; more at Fly.com

Europe Fare Sale/ from $277: Fly Air France from NYC and other U.S. cities to top European destinations such as Paris, Florence, Barcelona and more for as little as $277 each way (plus tax); travel through May; book by April 13; more at Travelzoo

 

Cruise Deals

European Cruise Sale/starts at $479: from Cruises Only; sale ends EOD Today (Wed, April 6). Hurry!

Exclusive European Cruise Sale/ starts at $499: from Fox World Travel; book by April 13

7-nt Cruise to Bahamas/$519: Depart from NY and visit Port Canaveral, Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau, Bahamas; travel April 23; book with DiscountCruises by April 22

14-Nt Transatlantic Cruise/$799: Sale from Port Canaveral, FL. to Castaway Cay, Bahamas; Madeira, Portugal; Cadiz, Spain; and Gibraltar, before ending in Barcelona, Spain; depart May 14; book by April 8; more at Travelzoo

15-Nt Hawaii Cruise/$1299: Sale r/t from San Diego to Hilo, Maui, Kauai and Ensenada, Mexico; travel select dates in October and April, 2012; book by April 8; more at Travelzoo

 

Happy Planning!

 

Saturday Travel Flash Sale Round Up!

3 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 $$!

Saturday Travel Flash Sale Round Up!

Los Angeles, CA: Mondrian Los Angeles

–          Flash Rates: starts at $190/nt

–          Travel Period: April-July

–          Deadline: Sunday, April 3rd at 9pm ET

–       Book with: Jetsetter.com

St. Lucia: Cap Maison

cap masion

Cap Masion in St. Lucia

 

–          Flash Rates: from $335/nt

–          Travel Period: April-August

–          Deadline: Sunday, April 3rd at 12am ET

–      Book with: Jetsetter.com

Escazu, Costa Rica: Beacon Escazu Boutique Hotel

–          Flash Rates: from $105/nt

–          Travel Period: April-March, 2012

–          Deadline: Sunday, April 3rd at 12am ET

–      Book with: Jetsetter.com

San Francisco, CA: Monaco San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel

–          Flash Rates: from $145/nt

–          Travel Period: April-June

–          Deadline: Monday, April 4th at 10am ET

–          Book with: SniqueAway.com

Boston, MA: The Back Bay Hotel

–          Flash Rates: from $139/nt

–          Travel Period: April-June

–          Deadline: Monday, April 4th at 10am ET

–          Book with: SniqueAway.com

Hilton Molino Stucky

Hilton Molino Stucky in Venice

Venice, Italy: Hilton Molino Stucky

–          Flash Rates: from $225/nt

–          Travel Period: April-August

–          Deadline: Monday, April 4th at 10am ET

–          Book with: SniqueAway.com

Ft. Lauderdale, FL: The Atlantic Resort and Spa

–          Flash Rates: from $149/nt

–          Travel Period: April-August

–          Deadline: Monday, April 4th at 10am ET

–          Book with: SniqueAway.com

La Jolla, CA: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

–          Flash Rates: from $125/nt

–          Travel Period: April-July

–          Deadline: Monday, April 4th at 10am ET

–          Book with: SniqueAway.com

Loews Regency in NYC

Loews Regency in NYC

New York City: Loews Regency

–                Flash Rates: from $385/nt

–                Travel Period: April-August

–                Deadline: Monday, April 4th at 12am ET

–                Book with: Jetsetter.com

Miami, FL: The Angler’s South Beach

–          Flash Rates: from $180/nt

–          Travel Period: April-September

–          Deadline: Monday, April 4th at 12am ET

–          Book with: Jetsetter.com

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Palm Island Resort

–          Flash Rates: from $525/nt

–          Travel Period: April-September (7-nt minimum)

–          Deadline: Monday, April 4th at 1pm ET

–          Book with: Vacationist.com

Budapest, Hungary: InterContinental Budapest

–          Flash Rates: from $109/nt

–          Travel Period: Select dates from April-December

–          Deadline: Monday, April 4th at 1pm ET

–          Book with: Vacationist.com

Acapulco, Mexico: Las Brisas Acapulco

–          Flash Rates: from $357/nt

–          Travel Period: April-December

–          Deadline: Monday, April 4th at 1pm ET

–          Book with: Vacationist.com

St. John, US Virgin Islands: Maho Bay Camps

–          Flash Rates: from $68/nt

–          Travel Period: April-June

–          Deadline: Monday, April 4th at 1pm ET

–          Book with: Vacationist.com

Summerville. South Carolina: Woodlands Inn

–          Flash Rates: from $150/nt

–          Travel Period: April-October

–          Deadline: Monday, Apri 4th at 1pm ET

–          Book with: Vacationist.com

Oyster Bay Beach Resort

Oyster Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten

St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles: Oyster Bay Beach Resort

–          Flash Rates: from $160/nt

–          Travel Period: April-December

–          Deadline: Monday, April 4th at 1pm ET

–          Book with: Vacationist.com

Turks and Caicos:

–          Flash Rates: from $849.00 for three nights

–          Travel Period: April-September

–          Deadline: Monday, April 4th

–          Book with: Ruelala.com

Napa Valley, CA: Vintage Inn

–          Flash Rates: from $285/nt

–          Travel Period: April-July

–          Deadline: Monday, April 4

–      Book with: Jetsetter.com

San Francisco, CA: Hotel Nikko

–          Flash Rates: from $110/nt

–          Travel Period: April-August

–          Deadline: Monday, April 4

–      Book with: Jetsetter.com

Atlanta, GA: Loews Atlanta Hotel

–          Flash Rates: from $322/nt

–          Travel Period: April-August

–          Deadline: Tuesday, April 5th at 1pm ET

–          Book with: Vacationist.com

le rêve hotel & spa

le rêve hotel & spa in playa del carmen

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico: le rêve hotel & spa

–        Flash Rates: from $179/nt

–        Travel Period: April-November

–        Deadline: Tuesday, April 5th

–        Book with: Ideeli.com

Antigua: Sugar Ridge

–        Flash Rates: from $195/nt

–        Travel Period: April-August

–        Deadline: Tuesday, April 5th

–        Book with: Ideeli.com

Orlando: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

–        Flash Rates: from $110/nt

–        Travel Period: May-July

–        Deadline: Tuesday, April 5th

–        Book with: Ideeli.com

St. Barth: Hotel Le Christopher

–        Flash Rates: from $3100 for 5 nights for 2

–        Travel Period: May-July

–        Deadline: Tuesday, April 5th

–        Book with: Ideeli.com

The Signature in Las Vegas

The Signature in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV: The Signature

–          Flash Rates: from $95/nt

–          Travel Period: April-July

–          Deadline: Tuesday, April 5th at 12am ET

–       Book with: Jetsetter.com

Naples, Italy: Una Hotel Napoli

–          Flash Rates: from $70/nt

–          Travel Period: April-August

–          Deadline: Tuesday, April 5th at 12am ET

–      Book with: Jetsetter.com

Mcely, Czech Republic: Chateau Mcely

–          Flash Rates: from $115/nt

–          Travel Period: April-November

–          Deadline: Tuesday, April 5th at 12am ET

–      Book with: Jetsetter.com

Ft. Lauderdale, FL: B Ocean

–          Flash Rates: from $120/nt

–          Travel Period: April-August

–          Deadline: Tuesday, April 5

–      Book with: Jetsetter.com

Vermont: Woodstock Inn & Resort

–          Flash Rates: from $210/nt

–          Travel Period: April-June

–          Deadline: Tuesday, April 5

–      Book with: Jetsetter.com

Vail, CO: Cordillera

–          Flash Rates: from $75/nt

–          Travel Period: April-October

–          Deadline: Tuesday, April 5

–      Book with: Jetsetter.com

Bike Riding in Utah with Sacred Rides

–          Flash Rates: $3175

–          Travel Period: May or October

–          Deadline: Wednesday, April 6

–      Book with: Jetsetter.com

Montreal, Canada: Le Place D’ Armes Hotel & Suites

–          Flash Rates: from $139/nt

–          Travel Period: April-June

–          Deadline: Thursday, April 7th at 8am ET

–          Book with: SniqueAway.com

Peter Island Resort & Spa

Peter Island Resort & Spa

Peter Island, British Virgin Islands: Peter Island Resort & Spa

–          Flash Rates: from $239/nt

–          Travel Period: April-December

–          Deadline: Thursday, April 7th at 8am ET

–          Book with: SniqueAway.com

Chicago, IL: Monaco Chicago, A Kimpton Hotel

–          Flash Rates: from $105/nt

–          Travel Period: April-August

–          Deadline: Thursday, April 7th at 8am ET

–          Book with: SniqueAway.com

Manchester Village, VT: Equinox Resort and Spa

–          Flash Rates: from $125/nt

–          Travel Period: April-June

–          Deadline: Thursday, April 7th at 8am ET

–          Book with: SniqueAway.com

Washington, DC: The Dupont Circle Hotel

–          Flash Rates: from $99/nt

–          Travel Period: April-June

–          Deadline: Thursday, April 7th at 8am ET

–          Book with: SniqueAway.com

Savannah, GA: Avia Hotel

–          Flash Rates: from $110

–          Travel Period: April-August

–          Deadline: Thursday, April 7

–          Book with: Jetsetter.com

Glen Ellen, CA: The Chauvet

–        Flash Rates: from $435

–        Travel Period: April-May

–        Deadline: Friday, April 8

–        Book with: Vacationist.com

Morocco: Culinary Tour

–          Flash Rates: $2250

–          Travel Period: May, October, September or November

–          Deadline: Friday, April 8

–          Book with: Jetsetter.com

Cappodocia, Turkey: Cycling Tour with Access Trips

–          Flash Rates: $1600

–          Travel Period: September or October

–          Deadline: Friday, April 8

–          Book with: Jetsetter.com

Florence, Italy: Lungarno Suites

–          Flash Rates: from $305/nt

–          Travel Period: April-November

–          Deadline: Friday, April 8

–          Book with: Jetsetter.com

Shamwari, South Africa: Eco-Safari Adventure

–          Flash Rates: from $660/nt

–          Travel Period: June-September

–          Deadline: Friday, April 8

–          Book with: Jetsetter.com

Koro Sun Resort

Koro Sun Resort in Fiji

Fiji: Koro Sun Resort

–          Flash Rates: from $215/nt

–          Travel Period: April-March 2012

–          Deadline: Saturday, April 9

–          Book with: Jetsetter.com

Grenada: Mount Cinnamon

–          Flash Rates: from $200/nt

–          Travel Period: April-December

–          Deadline: Saturday, April 9

–          Book with: Jetsetter.com

Happy Planning!

Heading to Europe? Stop over in Iceland!

31 Mar

Did you know, if you are traveling to Europe on Iceland Air, you can stop over in Iceland, for up to a week, at no additional charge?! Outside of the cost of your hotel in Iceland, this is a great way to turn your vacation into a double whammy without adding on the cost of another flight. How amazing!

I’ve heard of this before, but wasn’t quite sure if it was a temporary promotion (similar to how you can stop over in Tahiti en route to Australia or New Zealand)… turns out it isn’t!

Check it out by clicking on the stopover tab of the Advanced Booking Engine on www.IcelandAir.com!

Newsflash: Weekend in Iceland from NYC, from $599

31 Mar

 

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon (www.visitreykjavik.is)

 

 

Hot off the Travelzoo press, just received an email about a weekend getaway from NYC to Iceland through Iceland Air.

Here is the scoop:

Travel time: June; weekend departures on June 2, 3, 9, 11; weekday departures on June 12, 13, 14, 15

Hotel: two nights at the Icelandair Hotel Loftleidir (additional nights for $79 per person); includes daily buffet breakfast

Curious about this hotel? So were we. Seems it is a bit out-of-the-way so you will have to depend on taxis to get around (or your tour guide) but overall it

Northern Lights over Mt. Esja

Northern Lights over Mt. Esja

seems like a decent hotel, if you don’t mind the distance. There are mixed reviews on TripAdvisor. Check them out here.

 

Option to upgrade to the 4-star Hilton Reykjavik for an additional $56 per person total. This hotel has much better reviews on TripAdvisor (rated #4) and seems to be in a better location, if you don’t mind paying a little more. Read the reviews here.

Sightseeing: Choice of three tours, including visits to Iceland’s famed Blue Lagoon and scenic Reykjanes Peninsula

Total Cost: $599

Note: we selected a departure date of June 17 and the price went up to $754 per person. If your dates are flexible, you will get a better deal.

Bottom Line: This package allows you to have two full days (and an extra half day if you leave in the evening on your departure day) to do some solid sightseeing. If the dates work, we say go for it! Iceland is supposed to be incredible and the price of this whole package is cheaper than flights alone!! Hoping to get there soon. 

Book by: Sunday, April 3 (hurry!!)
To book, visit: http://www.travelzoo.com/newsflash/60543933-1006332/

Newsflash: Great fares from NYC to Mexico

29 Mar

I just spotted a GREAT fare from NYC to Cancun in April and May for $308 r/t. This is an amazing time to go to Mexico– such great weather!

I went to Mexico in December and spent 5 days at a little hotel on the beach in Playa del Carmen. It was LOVELY. Away from the hustle and bustle of Cancun but definitely plenty of restaurants and nightlife to not have you bored in your room at night.

I will post some information from that trip soon but in the meantime, here are some helpful links for those interested in taking advantage of this awesome deal:

Lonely Planet Mexico Guide: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico

Mexico Tourism Board: http://www.visitmexico.com/wb2/Visitmexico/Visi_Home

New York Times: http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/north-america/mexico/overview.html?scp=10&sq=&st=tcse

Frommers’ Intro to Mexico: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/mexico/

Note: Flying into Cancun doesn’t mean you need to stay there. Check out Cozumel, Playa del Carmen or the incredible Tulum. Pretty much anywhere in the Riviera Maya is amazing and it gives you a great taste of Mayan culture.

 

Tulum is absolutely beautiful

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