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5 Easy Ways to Save Money While Traveling

5 Easy Ways to Save Money While Traveling
saving money while you travel is easy. Really. A little time and research can save you big bucks when it comes to exploring major cities! 5 Easy Ways to Save Money While Traveling Find a hotel just outside of the traditional tourist area. Quite often you will pay more for a hotel located with a view when a comparable hotel is right around the corner for half the price. A hostel is another option to save money, as hostel rooms can be very cheap (but as far as hostels go, you get what you pay...
May 5th, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 5
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Deals and Packages the Make You Want to Get Out and Go in the South

Got a free weekend coming and no plans as of yet? Bet that will change after you take a look at some of these deals. Through October 31, sixteen properties along Florida’s Gulf island (Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, along with the mainland areas of Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch) is offering anywhere from the 3rd night free to the 7th night free. A qualifying paid stay is required, and some restrictions and blackout dates may apply. (You can learn more about dining the area here and here.) Amelia...
August 20th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: deals, Get Out, packages, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in South Carolina, Things to See in Texas, vacation, Weekend Trip

Deals and Packages to Get You Out and Traveling in the South

If you need to get away from it all for at least a weekend and don’t want to spend a lot of money in the process, you’re in luck. All over the South, there are deals and packages waiting for you. Now, you just need to decide when and where you want to go. Here are some suggestions… Thinking about a trip to Dallas, Texas? Consider staying at the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa. Featuring a variety of packages including a Dallas Deluxe package, and a Bed & Breakfast package. And speaking of...
August 15th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, packages, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in South Carolina, Things to See in Texas, Things to See in Virginia, vacation, Weekend Trip

More Packages and Deals for Travel in the South

If you’re wanting to travel, you’re in luck, because the deals are aplenty in the South. Here’s a quick look at a few. If you’re like me, you don’t want summer to end. And neither does Homewood Suites. Their Endless Summer Weekend rates are good through September 7. Here’s the deal, book three consecutive weekend nights (Thursday – Saturday, or Friday – Sunday) at any of the over 265 properties in U.S. and receive 10 percent off the standard weekend rate. Need to get away as soon...
August 9th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in South Carolina, Things to See in Texas, Things to See in the South, vacation

Packages and Deals for August Travel (and Beyond) in the South

Looking for some extra incentive to travel in the South? Well, look no further than these deals. Various Baymont Inn & Suites properties are offering different travel packages. In Greensboro, N.C., you’ll find the “Summer Splash Package” that is good through September 1.  There’s also a Georgia Aquarium Adventure package offered through the Atlanta, Ga., property, good through December 30. It’s all about the family at the Gaylord Hotel properties. Whether you are visiting Gaylord...
August 2nd, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, deals, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in DC, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in Georgia, Things to See in Louisiana, Things to See in Maryland, Things to See in North Carolina, Things to See in Texas, Things to See in the South, vacation

Discover the Perfect (and Affordable) Getaway in the South

There just might be something to waiting until the last minute to plan a getaway, since this summer the deals tend to favor procrastinators. Wondering where you can go and what deals you might find? Consider these… Oaseas Resorts in Panama City Beach, Fla., wants you to remember your SPF 99 when you plan for the beach. No, this isn’t a reference to suntan lotion, but savings. Yes, the SPF in this instance stands for Sale Protection Factor. And when you use it in August and September, you can...
July 25th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in Georgia, Things to See in Tennessee, Things to See in Texas, Things to See in the South

Let’s Go! Deals and Packages Throughout the South

Don’t let summer pass you by. If you think you can’t enjoy a quick getaway, think again. There are deals out there for everyone. Here are a few to consider: Stay the first night at the Inn on Charlotte (St. Augustine, Fla.) under their summer rate and get the second night for $19.18 (the year the house was built.) What’s unique about the inn is the owner has named the eight bedrooms after famous figures who have a connection to the city. You can spend your weekend in such rooms as the John...
July 19th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, packages, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in Georgia, Things to See in South Carolina, vacation

Sizzling Savings for Travel in the South

Don’t let the summer slip by without taking advantage of the many great travel deals out there. Regardless of your travel budget, you are sure to find a package that suits your wallet. Consider the following… Both Hotel Zaza Dallas and Hotel Zaza Houston (Texas) are offering a number of hot summer deals, including a 2 Hot 2 Handle promotion and Make Ours a Double promotion. And while Texas is on your mind, Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center in Galveston has their own summer packages...
July 12th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, Hotels, resorts, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in Louisiana, Things to See in North Carolina, Things to See in Texas, Things to See in the South

Get Out and Go in the South with These Great Vacation Deals

Need some incentive to travel this summer (and beyond)? Check out these deals and I guarantee that you’ll find something that’ll fit your budget. Certain properties in Jupiter, Fla., is celebrating Palm Beach County’s 100th anniversary by offering visitors who stay three, four or five nights an additional night for only $19.09. Check out the various packages offered by Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort at Stone Mountain, Ga. Choose from the Three-Day Family Staycation package that includes...
July 7th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, Hotels, resorts, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in Georgia, Things to See in Texas, Things to See in the South

Summer Savings for Great Getaways in the South

Don’t worry if you’ve waited until the last minute for your summer vacation, because there are still great deals out there. Here’s a few worth considering. The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, Fla., and InterContinental Tampa is offering a special rate for U.S. military members and federal employees. Both packages also include one complimentary breakfast. The Shores Resort & Spa deal is good through December 31, and the InterContinental Tampa is good through August 31....
June 30th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, saving money, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in Georgia, Things to See in South Carolina, Things to See in West Virginia

Hot Deals for for Hot Summer Vacations in the South

You want to take a vacation, but also want to save money. Can you do both? Of course you can! Numerous deals are out there just waiting for you. In fact, here’s a few. It’s Palm Beach County’s (Fla.) 100th anniversary and to celebrate this milestone stone around 80 different types of accommodations are offering guests a sweet deal with their Founders Package. Stay two, three or four nights and receive an additional night for only $19.09. This offer is good through December 2009. Thinking...
June 23rd, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in Georgia, Things to See in Maryland, Things to See in North Carolina, Things to See in Tennessee, Things to See in Texas

Hit the Road this Summer with these Specials and Packages

Fairfax County, Va. is encouraging you to take a road trip this summer by  offering deals/special on accommodations, attractions and dining. Gatlinburg, Tenn., is filled with all type of deals this summer. For instance, families (or couples) will like the deal available at Red Roof Inn Gatlinburg. Stay three nights and receive your choice of either a Ripley’s Combo or Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Ober Gatlinburg Summer Wristband and more. What a deal with InterContinental Hotels Group....
June 17th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, deals, Hotels, resorts, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in the South

Say “No” to Nay-cations with These Vacation Deals

Think you can’t getaway this summer? Think again. There are deals to be found nearly every where in the South for every interest and budget. Norfolk, Va.’s Sail into Savings not only offers discounts and deals to various attractions, but also special for participating hotels as well. Choose from nine different packages at Omni La Mansion del Rio in San Antonio, Texas. Packages include Summer Value, Summer Weekend Family and Omni Flips for Summer. Get double points with Choice Hotels International...
June 10th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, deals, packages, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in the South

Celebration Summer with These Travel Deals and Specials

Not only does Memorial Day weekend signify the start of the summer season, but also the start of many summer deals. If you haven’t made any travel plans yet, that might be a good thing considering the deals available. Here’s a quick look of some of the deals available in the South… Costa D’ Este Beach Resort’s Summer of Savings promotional (good through September 30) features special separate weekday and weekend rates. In addition, this Vero Beach, Fla., property also offers guests who...
May 21st, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, deals, saving money, Southern-Byways, summer, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in Georgia, Things to See in North Carolina, Things to See in Tennessee, Things to See in Texas

Stimulate Your Upcoming Weekend Getaways with the Deals

Looking for ways to getaway without your budget getting away from you? Take a look at some of the deals offered throughout the region. Calling all Florida residents! The Nickelodeon Family Suites in Orlando, Fla., has a “Florida Resident Club” program that offers 10 percent off all food and beverages on property, a free gift at check-in and a complimentary coupon book filled with all kinds of savings. Be sure to check out the packages at 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Ky. There is...
March 8th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, deals, Hotels, resorts, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Alabama, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in Georgia, Things to See in Kentucky, Things to See in Texas, Weekend Trip

Bookmark This Site…costtodrive.com

... case, $31.50 is a lot cheaper than $330. Costtodrive.com is another great tool to have in your arsenal of trip planning websites. When it comes to saving money when traveling, you can never have enough tools. photo credit: Laptop Keyboard, flickr, creative commons by Dark Side X ...
February 24th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Planning, road trip, saving money, Things to See in Florida, websites, Weekend Trip

Saving Money…Ho, Ho, Ho-tel and Resort Deals for the Season

Why not give the gift of a trip this year? Jupiter Beach (Fla.) Resort & Spa makes it easy for you to do so. Through January 31, 2009, the property is offering a $50 resort credit for a two-night stay and $100 for a three-night stay or more. The credits can be used in the restaurants, spa or other places on the property. Book online, or call 800-228-8810 and use promo code THAW. Wondering where you can find some travel deals? Check out your favorite southern city’s CVB/tourism sites....
December 2nd, 2008 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Hotels, resorts, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in Kentucky, Things to See in Tennessee

Saving Money: You CAN Enjoy a Quick Getaway in the South During the Holiday Season

It’s not impossible to enjoy a quick getaway in the South this holiday season. So, instead of giving the usually gift this year, why not surprise everyone with a trip. I promise that no one will be disappointed. Take a look at the following offers: Myrtle Beach, S.C.’s bailout package will not only put a smile on your face, but make your wallet feel less tight as well. A handful of property are offering various discounts that are good through the end of the year to next year. From one...
November 19th, 2008 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, beaches, Florida Panhandle, holidays, Hotels, resorts, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in North Carolina, Things to See in South Carolina

Saving Money: Celebrate the Holidays with These Money Saving Travel Deals

With the holidays just around the corner, you still have time to take advantage of the many travel deals throughout the South. Here are a few: Don’t miss out on The Peabody Arkansas’ (in Little Rock) Special Holiday rate that is good through February 28, 2009. Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Ark., has a Festival of Lights package that is available November 22 -December 24. This include admission for two at Garvan Woodland Garden’s holiday lights display and breakfast for two at...
November 10th, 2008 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accomodation, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Arkansas, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in Georgia, Things to See in Louisiana, Things to See in North Carolina, Things to See in Texas

Saving Money: It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Holiday Deals

Are you starting to think where to go this holiday season?If you are looking for some deals, consider the following:  Ellis Hotel, located in downtown Atlanta, Ga., is offering the “Hip for the Holiday” special rate, good through November 21 – December 26. When you call 866/841-8822, be sure to request the “Hip for the Holiday” special rate. The TradeWinds Island Resorts (the Island Grand Resort and the Sandpiper Suites) in St. Pete Beach, Fla.,has the “Thanksgiving...
November 2nd, 2008 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, holidays, Hotels, resorts, saving money, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in Georgia