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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

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.

Cape Town to Rotterdam: 10 Amazing Stops Along This 35-Night Cruise

It's much harder to have an adventure these days. Oh sure, Christopher Columbus was a great explorer way back in the fifteenth century, but could he have an epic voyage these days when GPS can get you to a McDonald's pretty much anywhere in the world? But there's still some nautical adventure out there: This phenomenal 35-Night African Explorer Cruise for Two begins in Cape Town, South Africa, and sails north up through Namibia, Angola, Cape Verde, Spain, Portugal, and finally to London and Holland!

5 Hotel Deals in Myrtle Beach, TripAdvisor's #1 Destination for 2014

When you think of Myrtle Beach, your mind probably conjures up an image of miles and miles of pristine coastline lapped by the Atlantic Ocean, and that's precisely why the town has become the number one 2014 destination on TripAdvisor. Inside, we listed our top five Myrtle Beach hotel deals that will save you money while making sure you stay oceanfront and comfortable.

Plan an Adventure on a Shoe-String Budget: 15% off hotels, flights from $56

This week we're in full adventure-planning mode and the number one rule is to save you money. So we've pulled together the best travel deals to get you the best discount on flights, hotels, and fun! If you can pull together 56 bills you can take flight to New York! Or scrape up $67 for a Gold Level Six Flags pass! And, even if you don't have any cash at all, we've found Lonely Planet Kindle guide books for free! Sit back and indulge your inner explorer, safe in the knowledge that you can see the world without it costing the earth!

Spirit Airlines Will Raise Checked Baggage Fee for the Holidays

Spirit Airlines has made something of a hobby of courting public ill will. But its recent move to increase baggage charges during the holidays leaves the airline looking more like Ebenezer Scrooge than ever.