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Top Travel Deals: Take the Perfect Caribbean Cruise in November

Take your pick of fall escapes in this week's roundup of the best travel deals. Treat your family to a stay at a Disney resort, book a Western Caribbean cruise, and more.

5 Once-in-a-Lifetime Vacation Ideas (You Can Actually Afford)

No matter whether you're a seasoned traveler or a total homebody, we all have a once-in-a-lifetime trip on our bucket list. Planning such a trip though requires some big decisions — especially when it comes to finding a travel service you can trust. Inside, we've compiled a list of the best travel agents offering luxury travel packages at a discount.

5 Money Talks You Need to Have Before Marriage (and 4 Ways to Start)

Talking about money long before you say "I do" will put your relationship on the path to a solid financial foundation. Here are four steps to get the pre-marriage money conversation going, and five financial topics to discuss once you want delve deeper.

Toasty Travel Deals: Myrtle Beach Resorts from $39, $9 Week-Long Car Rentals

Winter is winding down (in some places anyway), and that means it's time to book a spring vacation. Hawaiian vacations and Caribbean cruises continue to be very popular, but roundtrip airfares to India are also showing some deep discounts. Whatever you prefer, be sure to check out the week's best travel deals.

5 Affordable, Romantic Destinations for Valentine's Day

If you're planning on making a special declaration this year, you gotta think bigger than roses and chocolates: Think Hawaii or Italy! That's right, we've put together the ultimate list of romantic travel deals that won't leave you bankrupt. Whether you want a romantic Caribbean cruise or a 5-star stay in Vegas, we've found something for you.

4 Tips for Getting Last-Minute Deals on Holiday Travel

At this point, it's extremely late to be booking a flight for Christmas. But if you haven't already bought your holiday plane tickets, don't freak out just yet! Here are four ways procrastinators can save money on last minute holiday air travel.

The Law of Diminishing Returns: 10 Items That Lose Value the More You Spend

Paying more doesn't always mean you get more. In many product categories, you're actually better off buying the cheaper version of an item. If you want to avoid diminishing returns on your next big purchase, we've rounded up 10 items that rarely provide a lot of added value over a certain price point.

Skipping the Holidays? 7 Ways to Book a Cheap Vacation

Celebrate the holidays by snagging an awesome vacation deal. We consulted two experts and gleaned plenty of great advice on how to get out of town as the winter holidays approach.

6 Reasons to Book This 4-Star Vietnam Vacation Deal

Vietnam is a melting pot where over 50 ethnicities mix and blend to create a vibrant country full of excitement and flavor. From the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh to the dramatic limestone peaks in Halong Bay, Vietnam is a completely unique landscape that immediately transports you into a different world.

Travel, Cook, Eat: 5 Gourmet Vacations Around the World

We trawled the internet for gourmet travel deals to find packages that will let you see the sights and fill your belly at the same time.

You Can Fly to These 5 Cities in Europe for as Little as $153 Each Way

Currently, Norwegian Airlines is offering flights to Europe that save a whopping $1,815 on select routes, which makes the idea of a European vacation seem far more affordable. Here are the top five destinations to hit up during this sale.

This Amazing 5-Star 'Garden of Ireland' Deal Has Dropped $678 in Price

A few months ago, we were thrilled to find a deal on stays at the lovely Powerscourt hotel in Ireland (a personal favorite), and we sang its praises in a feature. This week however, we found an even better deal that knocks an additional $400 off the price, so we're back again with reasons why you should really consider booking a trip to the Emerald Isle.

Come Away With Me: Top 7 Romantic Vacation Deals

Take a quickie vacation to Vegas, travel by train around Europe, or kiss under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. We've put together 7 top romantic getaways to save you time and money, so that you can whisk your loved one away without having to sell any family heirlooms.

Leave Your Wallet at Home with These All-Inclusive Vacation Deals

While there are many reasons to love an all-inclusive vacation, the biggest perk may be tucking your wallet away for the entirety of your summer getaway. These deals to the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Mexico, and Jamaica include everything from unlimited food and drinks to water sports, at no extra cost — allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

A Grand Tour of European Deals: Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Italy

Did you know that dealnews has an office in Ireland? That's right, and this week we're hijacking the travel feature to tell you about some amazing travel deals we found on our side of the pond and across Europe. We'll take you on a tour of our own fair isle of Ireland and then on to Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece. Grab your passport and your camera, you won't want to forget anything on this vacation!

How Travel Website Kayak Sees the Future (Literally) with Price Forecasting

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?

Reset Your Stress-o-Meter with Flight and Hotel Deals to the Caribbean

Fancy letting your hair down whilst a Caribbean groove resets your stress level? Get ready for a relaxing tour because we've found deals in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and more. These two-person flight and hotel packages are a great way to treat your partner to a little romantic break.

Mexico's Riviera Maya: Fly South for Sun in Cancun and Playa del Carmen

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.

dealnews Back Friday Predictions 2012: Travel Deals

While traveling on Black Friday (or any time during the holidays) will likely require paying top dollar, you can at least book future plans — perhaps a vacation for 2013, to relax after the shopping frenzy — around Black Friday weekend. There are plenty of ways to use the holiday sales to your advantage, and we've listed tips and advice about what you can expect from travel sales during Black Friday 2012.

An Orlando-Miami Trip Filled with Fun for the Whole Family

Chores, bills, and incessant trips to and from soccer practice got you down? Let Peter Pan Syndrome come over you while simultaneously making your kids' dreams come true with a fun-filled getaway to Orlando and Miami, Florida.

Deals to Visit Orlando's Theme Parks on a Budget

It's time to take your kids to the "most magical place on earth." Yup, we mean Disney World, or one of the other famed theme parks in the Orlando area. And aside aside from making your brood squeal with joy, we've got deals on Orlando hotels and vacation packages that'll excite you too — and assuage your wallet all in one go.

The Dominican Republic: All-Inclusive Adventure & Beachfront Resorts Deals

If you want to escape to a quaint tropical paradise (sans the crowds and beachfront resort high-rises), look no further than the Dominican Republic. Enjoy the luxury of all-inclusive vacations without breaking the bank.

Tackle Your International Wanderlust with These Cheap Global Travel Deals

Sure, domestic trips and staycations provide an essential break for those of us on the hunt for a getaway of modest proportions, but what about when you're ready to make a bigger splash across the pond? We've got international travel on the brain, which means ample chances to satisfy your every European, Latin American, or Caribbean whim!

Best Travel Deals: 1-Way Flights from $54, 5-Night Barbados Package for $1,001

Pack your bags, ladies and gentlemen. It's time for a vacation. This week's roundup of the best travel deals features 1-way flights throughout the U.S. and Caribbean and significant savings on hotel stays from Hotels.com.

Theme Parks on a Budget: Travel Tips and Entertainment Discounts

While we know that loyal dealnews readers are tech aficionados, we discovered, somewhat surprisingly, that many of you also harbor a (secret?) love for Disney World and theme parks. And since it's that time of year again, we've put together some suggestions on how to make sure your amusement park experience doesn't turn into a roller coaster of debt.

Get Your Piece of Puerto Rican Paradise

If you're itching for a beachfront, cultural vacation, look no further than the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. From Old San Juan to the dry rain forests in the south near Guanica, there's a place in Puerto Rico that'll suit everyone's vacationing style — and budget — especially with these flight, hotel, and vacation packages.

Cruise, Swim, or Laze Around the Bahamas on a Budget

Sometimes it can be hard to reconcile your dream vacation with the reality of your bank account. Sure, we'd love a getaway to the Bahamas but will the doctor let us sell our remaining kidney so that we can afford it? Probably not. Thankfully you can keep your organs intact and enjoy the beaches of the Bahamas with these rock-bottom deals on airfare, hotels, activities, and more.

Dreaming of California: Deals on Hotels, Flights, & Activities for a Cali Vacation

Have you ever seen a Pacific sunset? The majesty of the California coastline is breathtaking. And now's the perfect time to head west. The Golden State boasts some of the best wine, restaurants, scenic views in the nation. To help you experience all that California has to offer, we've found deals on flights, hotels, and activities.

¡Vamonos a México! Whether Cancun or Cabo, Your Mexican Getaway Awaits

Universities understand that the stress of midterms must be offset by a week of leisure, and it's a pity that "going on spring break" ends at graduation. But why not change that this year with a trip to Mexico? With the deals we found on hotels, vacation pacakages, and fun-in-the-sun activities — in both Cancun and Cabo! — you'll be making those vacation days from work worth while.

The 10 Most-Visited Caribbean Islands, and Deals to Help You Get There

We got our hands on a list of the 10 most-visited Caribbean islands, and — luckily for readers with wanderlust — most of them are extremely deal-friendly. So we pulled all the current deals we could find on these popular locations, to help you plan your next Caribbean adventure. Whether you want to lounge in Aruba, walk the beaches of Jamaica, or hit up the Dominican Republic, St. Martin, and more, be sure to read on!

Inspired Valentine's Day Gifts: Save Money, Earn Brownie Points

Instead of the safe flowers-and-chocolate Valentine's route, take a non-traditional approach to gift-giving this year. Since our atypical options are less in-demand than those Cupid-spattered gifts, you'll not only get a better value for your money, but you'll also be offering up a nice, thoughtful surprise. Here are some more inspired Valentine's Day gift ideas.

The Bahamas on a Budget Await: Discounted Cruises, Beach Resorts, and more

What is first thing that pops into your head when you hear the Bahamas? Beaches? Glimmering waters? Warm air? Yes, yes, yes. A once-in-a-life-time trip? Expensive? Heck no! We've tapped into all your tropical travel notions and found vacation packages in the Bahamas for the budget-minded and budget-less travelers alike.