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Paula Kerrigan

Paula Kerrigan

Paula is based in the DealNews Irish office, where she works as our Associate Travel Editor. Before coming to DealNews, Paula worked as an English teacher in Japan and Italy. She has edited and written for several local e-zines aimed at westerners living abroad. Now she uses her travel experience across the six continents (Antarctica is still at large) to inform her travel features at dealnews. Her other interests include reading, music, and eating out.

Paula Kerrigan's Most Recent Features

Is the 'Holiday Creep' Actually Slowing Down?

'Tis the season... but which one? It used to be that you could walk down the road, see the leaves changing, feel the crispness in the air, and smell the pumpkin spice, and you'd know it's fall. But over the years Black Friday has turned into Black Friday Eve and this year retailers are flat out opening on Thanksgiving.

The Holidays Are Coming, Run Away!: Travel Deals on Cruises, Flights, Hotels

As the incessant news, social media coverage, and shop window displays keep informing us, the holidays are coming. But do you really want to spend your holiday lining up outside Macy's on Thanksgiving? We've rounded up this week's best travel deals so that you can take a break from the holiday madness without paying the price.

All the Amazing Things You Could Do on This 3-City Irish Vacation

This week, we found a deal on an Irish vacation that stops in Dublin, Galway, and Limerick, saving you more than $400. We turned to our Travel Editor in Ireland for advice on the culture and sites that will be within reach if you book this deal by November 15.

Sin City on a Shoestring: You Won't Have to Sell Your Soul to the Devil

It's time to let your hair down in America's Playground. Las Vegas is easy to get to, there's always something going on, and the city knows how to party. But Sin City is also a great place to score deals. This week we found travel deals for flights, hotels, and even exciting activities like helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon.

Live Your Dreams: All-Time Low Airfare to Scandinavia, Luxury Hotel Discounts

OK, OK, we may be a little addicted to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but it's just so inspirational! Amidst the increasingly chaotic race towards the end of the year, we'd almost lost sight of our motto: that dreams are meant to be lived. This week, we've dug up some rare and exotic travel deals, so that you can "see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel."

Black Friday 2014 Store Hours: Macy's Will Open 2 Hours Earlier This Year

This year, Macy's has already announced that its doors will open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day, a full two hours earlier than last year. With other major retailers set to follow suit, it looks like "Black Friday Creep" is edging ever closer to absorbing Thanksgiving. But can you skip the Turkey Day shopping insanity and still score the best deals?

Why Hotels Charge 20% to 30% Less for Stays on November 23

Are you planning one more quick getaway before the madness of the holiday season descends upon us? Our travel sleuths have a big tip for you: hotels are slashing prices for stays on November 23. In fact, most dates during the Thanksgiving week tend to be slightly lower, depending on the location of the hotel. We've gathered some of the best deals for these pre-holiday vacations.

Plan a Late Fall Getaway: Thanksgiving Airfare for $68, Vegas Spa for $89

Q4 - who needs it! Unsavory words like "quotas" and "overtime" are flying around the office. Protect your sanity and get away from the mania with a late fall getaway. We've picked though the best travel deals, like $79 a night in South Carolina or one-way domestic flights from $68, so you can set your email to "out of office."

5 Spootakcular Hotel Deals to Help You Do Halloween Right

Whether you're all about the candy, the costumes, or the creepiness, Halloween tops the list for many Americans as their favorite holiday. We took a look inside a "Spooktober Sale" and found discounts on stays in suitably terrifying locations where you can take ghost tours, participate in a zombie run, and more.

It's All About the Journey: 88% Off Cruises, International Airfare From $147

If Ralph Waldo Emerson is to be believed, "Life is a journey, not a destination" and this week we're all about the journey. Be it sea or sky, we've picked the best travel deals to save you money on your chosen mode of transportation. Board a flight to Europe from $148 or set sail on an all-time low 4-night Bahamas cruise for $240. However you want to get there, we've got a way to save you money.