There's less than a week left until Christmas, and it seems like the weather outside is frightful for the whole continental U.S. We know you're ready to trade in this freezing rain and snow for a little tropical sunshine, so we're highlighting the week's best travel deals to warmer paradises.
The recent drop in temperatures — even in typically warm places like California and Texas — has most of us daydreaming about jetting off to warm locale, where ice is only to keep beverages cold. Fortunately, you can make your (or someone's else's) dream a reality with a getaway to Mexico in the new year.
When you're on a budget, it's easy to think that a vacation is a luxury you can't afford. But as we've mentioned before, taking a trip doesn't need to cost you an arm and a leg. From super cheap cruises that send travelers around the Mediterranean for just $449 per person, to a flight sale that brings the Sunshine State within reach, these are the best travel deals of the week.
A white Christmas isn't for everyone. Good thing there's so many Cyber Monday travel deals around! These Editors' Choice vacation deals will get you to where you'd rather be, whether it's in the Bahamas on the year's cheapest cruise, or aboard a plane via the lowest Virgin America airfares.
The skies are about to become a bit friendlier, but that's not necessarily a good thing. It came to light last week that several major airlines are adding an extra seat to aisles in coach in order to boost their bottom line. Even frequent and elite travelers aren't exempt from airline changes: the Consumerist discovered that some airlines have done away with free checked bags and a number of Premium Economy seats on popular routes.
The celebrity exploits, rumored or real, that most often make the tabloids involve excess. But by contrast, the stars who pinch pennies and drive beaters break the lavish Hollywood lifestyle stereotype, and their stories are just as much fun to read. Here we gather 10 celebs who are rich and frugal, practicing the kind of financial restraint and budgetary austerity you'd sooner expect from your sock-darning, fruit-canning granny.
With August here and back-to-school sales in full swing, kids everywhere are sharing a collective sigh thinking about the end of summer fun. But it's not too late to book a trip to fun-filled Florida and soak up the last of summer at theme parks in Orlando or a beach in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or the Keys
This summer, 69% of consumers plan to take vacation... and plan on spending $1,000 or less in doing so. We've found that way to stretch that budget is by booking lodging through Airbnb, which can save 46% off the cost of a hotel stay.
A summer staycation may save you money, but you'll be missing out on seeing so many sights in this great country. In fact, you'd be silly to pass up this week's best travel deals; they're all hotel-based and feature stays priced at less than $89 per night. Think of all the 4- and 5-day weekend trips you can take with those savings!
While many adults say that their 20-something years were some of the best in their lives, being a student is rarely the best time in someone's financial life. Between tuition costs and living expenses, there are plenty of students who are surviving on Ramen noodles while they try to pinch pennies. Fortunately, there are numerous student discount programs from top retailers, so students can get amazing savings on groceries, travel, and computers.
You don't have to be a resident of Chelyabinsk, Russia, to feel like the sky is falling; it's been the kind of week that requires a stiff drink, and it's not even Friday. So just sit back, relax, and imagine being someplace else. Then book a vacation courtesy of this week's best travel deals.
KAYAK — an exceptionally useful travel price comparison site — recently unleashed an ingenious tool for budget-conscious travelers: airfare price forecasting. The site can now tell shoppers the likelihood that they're desired route will increase in price in the coming days. So how does KAYAK predict the future?
The undeniable nip in the air this morning triggered a warning in our minds: Winter is coming. So we took refuge in researching sunny vacations, and up popped Mexico. Besides the pictures of pristine white beaches and palm trees, our interest was piqued when we learned that Mexico's climate stays above 75°F year-round. And thanks to the price tag provided by these deals, we won't have to sell any more of our children to get there.
Home to storybook waterfalls, sputtering active volcanoes, vibrant vegetation, and some of the most coveted surf spots in the world, Hawaii has 'ideal destination' written on every islands' sands – or at least it does in our minds. With our latest deals to this most northern set of Polynesian islands, the worn-out budget vacay-hunter in you can find peace. After checking out our Hawaii vacation deals, you may find yourself saying aloha to warmer temperatures sooner than you expected.
How many times have you been excited by a hotel or airfare sale that advertises an unbelievable price, only to be disappointed when you can't seem to find that low rate? We feel your pain, so we've put together these budget vacation strategies so that you can confidently find and book the lowest priced airfare, hotel, and car rental deals available.