Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Dec 31

Sorry for such a long post this week. There are so many deals out there, especially for January, so hopefully everyone finds something they like.

US$29+ -- Las Vegas Hotel Deals
3 and 4 star hotel offers.

US$49+ -- Weekend Hotel Deals at La Quinta
Hotels across the US and in BC offer deals on weekend stays. I even found a property near Disney World with a rate of $33 that includes parking and internet!

$59 & up -- Last-Minute Deals & Ideas for 'Dead Week'
Jan 5-11. Deals of note... $89 at Le Soleil Vancouver, $139 in Manhattan, many more across the US and some in Mexico.

$79 O/W -- Las Vegas from YVR
If you prefer to fly out of Vancouver rather than crossing the border, this is the best rate WestJet has ever offered. Select dates thru Feb 17.

US$79.99 -- Las Vegas 4-Diamond Strip Hotel, 60% Off
Select weekdays thru April.

US$85 -- San Francisco Downtown Hotel w/ Breakfast
Rooms at the King George Hotel are regularly $139. This rate is valid thru Mar.

US$99 -- Oceanview Hotel in Venice Beach, California
Enjoy a California beach & city break, with Santa Monica and Beverly Hills nearby. Valid thru Feb.

US$99 -- Jamaica: Suite at New All-Inclusive 4* Resort
Valid thru Jan, +$20 Feb & Mar. Book by Jan 7. Incl. taxes and gratuities. Stay 6+ nts, get a $100 cash card.

$109 -- Victoria Golf & Spa Resort at 40% OFF
Valid at The Westin Bear Mountain resort thru Mar 31. Book by Jan 12.

US$109 -- Waikiki Sheraton incl. Weekends, Save 40%
Valid thru Apr, book by Jan 9.

US$110 -- Napa Hotel Near Wineries, 35% Off
Valid for Jan stays.

US$149 -- 2-bdrm Suite in Orlando + $50 credit
Family friendly Nickelodeon hotel with a bunk bed for the kids, waterslides, sports, and Nickelodeon characters. 1-bdrm suites w/o credit for $119. Valid until Feb 12.

$157 -- Luxurious Suite at Vegas Resort w/Breakfast & Credit
Planet Hollywood, midweek, Jan. 2-April 11.

US$205 R/T -- Orlando from SEA
Travel thru June 26.

$219 -- Whistler 4-Diamond Resort, Save $200+
Jan 4-8. All other dates thru Jan are also discounted.

US$279 -- 7 nt Bahamas Cruise, $50 credit
Jan 31. Or book an oceanview for $329 and pay with your VISA card to get an extra $100 shipboard credit. This is the lowest priced sailing, but many others are also available.

US$324 -- Oceanview on 7-Nt. Bahamas Cruise w/$100 Credit
Applies to sailings in Jan, +$65 for Feb and Mar. Taxes +US$92.

US$499 -- Royal Caribbean Cruises, Plus Credit
7 nt sailings on exciting ships to Mexico and the Caribbean. Alaska cruises from Vancouver start at $599.

US$519+ -- Morocco from 20+ Cities (R/T), incl. Taxes
$1018 from Seattle, or cheaper if you can find your own connecting flight to cheaper departure points for less than $500.

US$518 R/T -- London from SEA, incl tax
1+ stops on Continental.

US$615 R/T -- London from SEA, incl tax
Non-stop on British Airways.

15% Off -- South America Flights
LAN Airlines flights from San Francisco, LA, NY, and Miami are on sale. Compare prices to see if it's a savings over a single booking from Vancouver. Must be purchased by Dec 31!

$999 -- Beijing Super Deal
Air, 6nts hotel, some meals, sightseeing tours. Departs February 6 or 27. Taxes +$450. Book by Dec 31.

$1119 -- Disney World 7-Day Family Vacation incl. Passes
Valid thru June 27. Stay in Feb/Mar and get a $200 Disney Gift Card. Book by Jan 24. Air extra.

US$1199 -- 4-star Fiji trip: air + 5-nt. stay
Book by Dec 31! Valid for Feb/Mar travel from LA, other cities at additional cost.

$1199 -- Hawaii 10 nt Cruise
Air, 1 night Honolulu and 10 night cruise back to Vancouver.
Depart Vancouver April 27, cruise on Royal Caribbean. Taxes +$398.

50% OFf -- Second Guest at Club Med
Between Feb 14 & Oct 30 at locations from Florida to Bora Bora.

$1369 -- Italy Weeklong Spring Vacation, Plus $200 Credit
Spend a week in Rome, including air from Vancouver. Depart Fridays between May 29 and June 19. Taxes +$302-$367.

US$2000 OFF! -- Viking River Cruises
Select river cruises in Asia and Europe are being offered with 1 of 4 current offers: airfare to China from $199, up to $1000 off per couple, up to $1800 off per couple, or up to $2800 off per couple for past passengers of an ocean cruise. All offers must be booked by Feb 28.

Deals -- CruCon Sail-a-bration
If you're looking for cruise deals, sign up for CruCon's weekly email before Jan 4. For the month of January, which is the biggest month for cruise sales, they will have weekly sales that will only be available to email subscribers.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Dec 24

Stock -- Pay for a Resort Vacation with Devalued Stock
Want compensation for stocks that have tanked? Pay for a top-notch all-inclusive vacation with any of 100 stocks that have devalued this year, based on their July 1, 2008 price! So, if your stock has dropped 50% since July 1, you will get double the value of its current worth to use toward a stay at any of these resorts. Sweet!

$575 - Holguin, Cuba 1 week all-incl vacation (last min)
Departs Vancouver Jan 1. 3.5* resort, $781 w/ taxes.

$517 R/T-- Amsterdam from SEA, incl. Taxes
Jan 8 - Mar 10.

US$617 R/T -- London from SEA, incl taxes
Non-stop flights.

$799 -- London, Air + 6 Nights
Departs May 3.

US$499 -- 14-Night South America Cruise w/US$50 Credit
Jan - Mar.

US$699 -- 14 Day Cruise, Australia & New Zealand
Departs Jan 4, 2009 on Celebrity with very few sea days.

FREE -- One-Day Weekend Car Rentals through March
At Hertz locations in the US. Maximum one free 1-day rental per person per month. No requirement to purchase additional days.

US$512 - 11 day 4* South Pacific Islands Spring Cruise
US$566 with taxes. April 2-13.

US$1779 -- Patagonia Experience: 9-Nights incl. Air
Thru March 31. Includes air from Miami. Flights to Miami from SEA can be found at low prices for many dates.

$3350 -- Kenya Safari including Air & Taxes, Save $1200
Book and pay by Dec 30 or the price goes up by $100.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Follow-Up

Up to 80% Off -- Tickets to shows, sports, theme parks
TravelZoo has rounded up great offers on tickets to Broadway shows, Las Vegas shows, professional sporting events, and more. Events are in various cities across the US.

$2 -- Restaurant $25 Gift Certificates; Additional 80% OFF
Get Restaurant.com gift certificates for 20% of the usual low price! Purchase by Dec 25. Great if you're travelling anywhere in the US, including lots of restaurants in Washington state.

$59 -- San Francisco City Pass
Save almost 50% off the pass that give you admission to many of San Francisco's top attractions. Pass is good for 9 days, starting before March 31.

Weekly Roundup - Dec 19

FREE - TONIGHT: CP Holiday Train, Port Moody, BC
Take in the sounds of a jazz brass band, have some hot chocolate, play a little street hockey, and meet Santa himself. Free, however, donations of food or money are welcome for SHARE Community Services.

$475 -- Las Vegas for New Year's
Air + 4 nights at New York New York, departing Dec 28.

$199 -- London from YVR
Dec 23 - Jan 8. $712 incl tax.

$1 O/W -- Bargain Bus Tickets: Toronto to/from Montreal
Jan 5 - Mar 8. Taxes are $0.13 each way.

US$62/nt - 10 night 4.5* Mexican cruise
$623 before tax. Departs San Diego Feb 3 on Holland America.

US$59/nt - 14 night 4* Central American cruise
Cruise price: US$819 (US$1045 with taxes). Departs Ft Lauderdale April 13 on Celebrity.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

$35 Vegas Package!!!

$35 -- Las Vegas Air & 3nts
This won't last long! The $5 packages are already sold out. 3* hotel stay, departs Vancouver on Jan 8. Taxes are $230.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Tuesday Teasers

US$56 R/T -- San Francisco from Bellingham
Allegiant's extra-low fares are back and are available for Las Vegas, Reno, and San Francisco. San Francisco has the most availability, mostly in Dec and Jan.

$527 -- Brentwood Bay Lodge 3 nt Package
Up to 50% off in this auction for a package that retails for $1050! Stay 3 nts north of Victoria in a Deluxe OceanSuite, with breakfast each morning and a 5-course dinner. Includes taxes! I watched 1 auction close today with no bids, so it's likely you can win with close to the starting bid price.

$527 -- Victoria 3 nt Package
Hotel Grand Pacific w/ champagne on arrival, romantic rose petal turndown one evening, and breakfast each morning. Taxes included!

$450 -- Boutique Romance Package in Victoria
This auction for a 3 nt stay at Abigail's Hotel, including champagne, breakfasts, massages, and taxes, is a Dutch Auction. You get 1 chance to bid what you want to pay for the package, and when the auction closes the highest bidder wins at their price. You can't see the other bids, of course, but today's auction closed with the winner paying only $470.

FREE DAY -- Hertz Weekly or Weekend Rental in Canada & US
Get an extra day for free on all car classes at any Hertz location in Canada & the US - airport or off-airport. This offer requires a Priority Club Membership, which is free to sign up for.

FREE -- Kids Sail Free on Disney 3-Nt Cruises
Kids age 12 and under can sail free on most 3-night cruises from January 22 to May 28, 2009, when traveling with two full-fare guests in the same stateroom. Paying full-fare for 2 adults might not be the best price out there, so check out other deals as well.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Dec 11

There are a ton of options this week, which is why I'm a day late with this roundup (sorry). I decided to order the list by price this time. Please let me know if you prefer this or broken up into hotel/airfare/cruise/vacation categories. The increasing prices generally follow these categories anyway.

Cruise Lines Cancel Fuel Surcharges
No more fuel surcharges, on top of hugely discounted fares on all routes for 2009. Search here, here, or here for deals.

$54+ -- WestJet Systemwide Sale; Fly thru Most of '09
Book by Dec 22 from travel Jan thru Oct. These aren't spectacular prices, but they're good enough if you want to lock in now and not worry about it. Think about spring break and summer travel, especially. Air Canada has a matching sale.

US$56 RT -- San Francisco from Bellingham
Mostly Dec and Jan and some even later.

US$60 -- Cirque du Soleil: 50% OFF
Ka, Mystere, and Zumanity half-off thru Feb.

US$69 O/W -- Long Beach, California from SEA
Select dates through February on JetBlue.

US$69 -- Oregon Resort incl. Dinner & Breakfast for 2
After the first night, rate is $49 without dinner. Located outside Eugene, OR.

$75/nt - Save up to $50/nt at Victoria's James Bay Inn
Also get 15% off in the restaurant and gift store. Good thru April.

US$78 RT -- Denver from SEA
Purchase by Dec 12 for travel in Jan.

$79 O/W -- Las Vegas from YVR
Comes to $270 R/T with taxes, valid Jan thru March.

US$79 -- New Orleans Hotel in French Quarter, Half OFF
Sunday-Thursday through Jan. 21; +$30 weekends. Also get half-price parking, free drinks, and an AMEX rewards card.

$99 -- Luxury Victoria Hotel thru March (Reg. $259)
Rate includes free parking. Upgrade to harbour view for only $20-$25 more.

US$107 RT -- New Orleans from SEA
Travel Feb 23 - Mar 7.

$109 -- Downtown Vancouver Hotel w/Upgrade, 40% OFF
Valid Dec. 11 - Jan. 31, including Christmas week and New Years Eve. Book by Jan 2.

US$109 -- San Francisco Four Diamond hotel in Union Sq.
Valid now-March 31, with only a couple of blackout dates.

US$138 RT -- Santa Ana, CA from SEA
Available thru Feb 11.

$139 -- Vancouver Airport Hotel: 2 Weeks FREE Parking
Stay at the nightly rate of $139 and get 2 weeks of free parking while you're off travelling.

$249pp -- Anaheim 3-Night Family Getaway at $400 OFF
Air from YVR + hotel; Disney tickets extra. Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7. ~$356pp with tax.

US$350 R/T -- Anchorage from SEA
For travellers wanting to take a 1-way Alaska cruise but don't like the high price of airfare, jump on this price that's valid until Nov.

$369 - San Francisco, 3 night vacation (incl tax)
Air from Seattle + 3 nts. Jan 12-15 and other dates.

$449+ -- Alaska Cruises, R/T Vancouver
Royal Caribbean on May 16 or 23 ($790 w/ tax)
Holland America on June 3 ($962 w/ tax)
Celebrity on June 21 ($923 w/ tax)

$527 -- Mexico 7-Night Packages, Save $100
Air + all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta on Jan. 24, 31; +$20 Jan. 10, 17. ~$260 for taxes.

$585 --Holguin, Cuba 1 week 3* all-inclusive
$791 with taxes! Travel Jan 08 - 15.

$629 -- San Diego, Kids Fly Free
Air + 4 nts between Jan 8 and Feb 28, $699 in March. Kids 2-11 pay $99. Book by Dec 15. Combo trips with San Diego and Anaheim also available.

$648 -- London 7-Night Holiday, Save $300
Depart YVR January 7, taxes ~$512.

$649 -- Honolulu, Air + 7 nts
Travel Jan 6 - Feb 4 for best price.

$695 --Puerto Vallarta 1 week 4* all-inclusive
$960 with tax for travel in Jan.

US$748 R/T-- Hong Kong from San Francisco, incl. Taxes
Monday-Thursday from Jan. 19 - March 31, even for Chinese New Year! Match this with the $56 fare from Bellingham for a complete trip. Book byDec 19.

US$1199 -- Australia AirPass including the Outback
Normally the Air Pass goes up in price if you want to visit the Red Center (Ayers Rock) or the Northern Territory (Darwin), but right now it's the same price even if you go to these far-away places.

2009 Bargain Destinations
Cheaptickets.com has revealed what it thinks are the best bargain destinations in each month of 2009. Three locations are named for each month, with selections based on hotel price forcasting. The top picks for the next 4 months are New York City (Jan), Italy (Feb), Portland, Maine (March), and Brazil (Apr).

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesday Teaser

60% Off -- Beaches Resorts
Up to 60% off PLUS up to 2 nights free. It looks like most of 2009 is covered in this sale.

$2269 -- Mexico's Colonial Jewels
Visits 7 World Heritage Sites. Apr 25 - May 6, includes air, 11 nights hotel, many meals, sightseeing tours & transfers.

US$1750 -- Luxury Tahiti Small-ship Cruise
7 nights on the Paul Gauguin. Departs Papeete, Tahiti on June 27.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunshine Coast Splendour

Winter Savings at A Place by the Sea
Not only is this B&B offering lower winter rates than last year, but BC Ferries is also reducing fares to the Sunshine Coast by 33% for Dec and Jan. You could even get a free stay if you pay with your RBC points instead. A Place by the Sea is listed in the new edition of Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Websaver to Hawaii

$298 RT -- Honolulu from YVR
Part of Air Canada's current Websaver sale. Expires Sunday at midnight EST.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Dec 3

$640 RT -- Paris from SEA, incl tax
Part of Lufthansa's new sale.

US$7+ -- Car Rental Daily Rate
Cheapest rates available: $7.11/Day at LAX for all of Dec & $7.14/Day at LAS (Vegas) for most of Jan.

$129 -- San Diego 4-Diamond Hotel, 55% OFF
Select December-May dates on sale, including dates around Christmas.

$145 -- Las Vegas, Air + 4 nts: last-minute
$375 with taxes. Circus Circus hotel. Dec 14-18.

$147 -- Las Vegas, Air & 3 nts
Dec 11 - $147, Dec 18 - $285.

$299 -- Weeklong Caribbean Cruise w/$110 Credit
Depart Ft Lauderdale on Jan. 24 on the MSC Orchestra. Other dates for slightly more.

$399 -- 7-nt Alaska Cruise, Vancouver-Seattle
Departs May 2 on Norwegian. Plus $328 port and tax.

$479 -- Alaska Cruise, Northbound
Dep Vancouver May 13 on Carnival.

$479 -- Las Vegas Cruise & Stay, 5 nts
Air, 2 night Las Vegas, 3 night cruise and most transfers. Depart Apr 28 on Norwegian, stay at Excalibur in Vegas. Plus $279 port and tax. Book by Dec 5.

$679 RT -- Ireland from SEA, incl. taxes
Sale dates available before and after the holidays.

$898 -- Cuba All-Inclusive Vacation at Brand New Resort
January 14 & 16. $1101 w/ tax.


FREE TIRES -- Big White Ski Holidays
Book a 5 nt, 4 day skiing vacation at Big White or Silver Star for 4 people and get a free set of Nokian winter or all-season tires from Kal-Tire. Potentially an $1800 value! Valid for stays between Dec 19 & 26 or Jan 3 & Mar 28. Book by Dec 15.

$79 -- Lift & Lodging at Big White/Silver Star
Prices start at $75pp/nt for lodging and a 1-day lift ticket. Silver Star starts at $88pp for a family of 4.

$564 -- 5 Nt Air Inclusive Ski Packages
Fly to Kelowna to shorten the winter drive. Air inclusive packages that include 5 nts accommodation and 4 days of lift tickets start at $564pp for a family of 4. Also available at Silver Star from $539. Valid thru April 19, except for blackout periods. And by flying WestJet you can ski for free on the day you fly in.

Sun Peaks Icewine Festival, Jan 12-15

This one's not on sale but book your tickets now if you want to attend any of the festival events. Vacation packages are available. Icewine... chocolate... coffee... food... Mmmmm :)

Save 15% -- Whistler Ski Vacations from Alaska Air
Coming from the US to ski in Whistler? Get 15% off a vacation package between now and April 5. Book by Dec 15.

Kids Free -- Kids Fly, Ski, and Stay Free at Whistler
With a vacation package from LA or San Francisco, kids fly/stay/ski for free on a minimum 3-nt vacation. Travel thru April 5.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Nov 26

Free -- Breakfast Buffet at the Pan Pacific
In return for your donation of a new, unwrapped toy for a disadvantaged child, enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast on Dec 3 at one of Vancouver's classiest hotels. Even a really great toy will cost less than what you would normally pay, plus parking is free.

$99 & up -- Fly to the US, Bring a Friend at 50% OFF
Fly Sunwing to Las Vegas for just $99 R/T and bring a friend for only $49.50! Depart: Jan. 4, 11, 18 & 25.

$99 -- Vancouver Boutique Hotel, 3 Weeks Only at 50% OFF
Need extra space for visitors around the holidays? Need a place to stay after your company's party or to recuperate after the crazy season? Take advantage of this discount downtown.

$99 -- Brand-New Portland Hotel w/Breakfast & Parking
Or, if you want to skip town, head to Portland to shop sans-tax with this discounted rate. This one's good for all your holiday shopping, but must be booked by Dec 5.

$99-$284 -- Last Minute: Cruise the Caribbean for 3-7 Nights
Various cruise lines in different parts of the Caribbean.

SAVE -- 1 nt Free at Pan Pacific Hotels w/ AMEX
Book 3 nts at one of several Pan Pacific hotels and get the 3rd nt free. A few hotels require 5 nts, with the 5th nt free. Valid thru January. Stay at the Pan Pacific Vancouver from only $139/nt!

$189 -- NYC: Hip Times Square Hotel w/Pool in Lobby
New hotel in the middle of shopping and all the action. Valid for all stays Dec. 14 - Feb. 15, except the last 3 days of Dec. Book by Dec 8.

US$229 & up -- Royal Caribbean Cruise Sale w/FREE Gratuities
This sale, that ends on Dec 3, offers significant deals on the most entertaining ships at sea for departures all the way thru May!

US$529 -- 12-Nt Mediterranean Cruise w/$75 Credit
Cheapest dates sail from Barcelona in Jan. on Norwegian and visit Greece, Turkey, Italy, Egypt, and Malta.

$580 -- Cuba this January: All-Inclusive Week w/Air
Depart for Varadero on Saturdays, Jan 3-24. Two weeks for $930.

$848 -- Vancouver to Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne, R/T
If you're spontaneous, head to Australia through Dec. 16 with this great deal. Book no later than Friday.

US$999 -- Stress-Free Getaway Across the Border
Here's a neat one at a great discount, although it still doesn't come cheap. A 4-nt stay at Willows Lodge in Washington, including a suite, breakfast each morning, a gourmet picnic lunch, and a $100 dining credit. This is an auction with no bidders right now, and a similar package on the hotel's website is US$1699. It's valid for almost a whole year!

US$1999 -- Australia & New Zealand Cruise w/Air; Save $1200
Given that airfare still costs almost $1000 even from the US, this is a really good deal on a 14-nt cruise w/ air from Seattle. This one sails in January, which is the height of summer down under.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Toronto Fare Flash

$139 O/W -- Toronto from YVR
Air Canada special offer for dates in early Dec. Works out to $387 RT with taxes. Seats at this price will likely sell quickly even though there's no specified end date for this sale.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday Cruise Madness

US$209 -- 7 night Caribbean Cruise
Departing Dec 6 on Norwegian from Charleston, SC.

US$399 -- 7 night Caribbean Cruise, New Ship
The newest of Royal Caribbean's extremely large ships, with the surf simulator, waterpark, skating rink, and rock-climbing wall. Departs Miami on Dec 13.

US$695 -- 12 night South America Cruise
Departs Santiago, Chile Jan 5 on Princess.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

One-Day Fare Sale: 50-80% Off

WestJet Sale to Canadian Destinations
Travel thru Feb 28, except Christmas. Check both the 50-80% Sale and the 50% Sale to view all the destinations that are on sale today.

$98 RT -- Calgary from YVR

$98 RT -- Edmonton from YVR

$298 RT -- Waterloo from YVR
~$100 in taxes.

$318 RT -- Hamilton from YVR
~$100 in taxes.

$238 RT -- Saskatoon from YVR

$478 RT -- Halifax from YVR

Weekly Roundup - Nov 19 #2

$387 RT -- Toronto from YVR, incl tax!
Sale ends Thursday at Air Canada, valid for travel thru Feb 11. Other Canadian cities also on sale.

$599 -- Kids Fly Free to Anaheim from YVR
Jan thru June, except holiday travel. Adult price starts at $599 for air & 4 nts, kids 2-11 pay $99.

$137 -- Las Vegas, Air + 3 Nts from YVR
Cheapest departures are Dec 11 and 18. Expect taxes in the range of $200 or $300.

US$116 RT -- San Francisco from SEA
No dates specified, but taxes should be less than $50.

US$279 -- 1-Week Caribbean Cruise from Miami
Departs Dec 6 on Carnival.

US$249 -- 1-Week Southern Caribbean Cruise
Departs Miami Nov 28 on Royal Caribbean.

US$419 -- Cruise the Mediterranean 9 Nights at $500 OFF
Sails on Norwegian Jan. 16; +US$60 Feb. 6. $217 for taxes and fuel surcharge.

US$529 -- Mediterranean 12-Night Cruise plus $300 Credit
Book by Nov 21 to get the extra onboard credit. Departs Jan-April on Norwegian.

US$34 & up -- Motorhome Rentals at Half OFF (per day)
Available in many North American locations in December, including the holidays, and in 2009.

US$836+ -- Taste of Ireland (Dublin Roundtrip)
7 day guided tour of Ireland. Best prices in Feb and Nov. Other Ireland tours are also discounted.

$1100 -- Cruise & Get Luxury Stay in Mexico w/ AMEX
Use your AMEX card with online booking for any sailing totaling over $1100 per person. You'll receive a complimentary 7-night stay at a luxury resort in Mexico to use at a later date! Book by Dec 31. During American Express's Winter Cruise sale you can save on the cruise as well, but it ends on Friday.

US$1299 -- 1-Week Self-drive Adventure in Costa Rica
Includes hotels, car rental, numerous activities, some meals, all taxes. Airfare extra.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Nov 19

Early-Bird Deals

FREE -- Grandparents Stay Free w/ Free Upgrade in Jamaica
Rates for Jan-Mar regularly start at $300 per adult per night for this family-focused resort. But if you book by Nov 30 you can save $500/adult on a 7-nt stay PLUS bring the grandparents for FREE and get a room upgrade to make room for them! The upgrade itself is worth $100+. Kids 6-15 cost $50/nt and they get a dedicated Vacation Nanny.

US$40 -- Crazy Low Rates for Cabo
Newly-renovated hotel in central Los Cabos. Valid thru Feb 18. Upgrade for as little as $8!

US$89 -- Super Inclusive Breezes Resorts
Travel now-Dec 22 in Bahamas & Jamaica.

US$89 -- Nickelodeon Water Park Resort in Orlando
Now-Dec 25 for a family suite.

40% Off -- Waikiki Condo, for a Whole Year
US$89/nt for a studio condo a mere half block from Waikiki Beach.

US$313 RT -- Hawaii Sale Extended
Kona or Mauii from SEA thru Dec 17. Book by Nov 20.

$250 OFF -- Hawaii Packages of 5+ Nights
Book by Nov 20; travel by Feb 15.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday Teasers

US$169 -- Los Angeles from SEA, incl taxes
Thru Mar 11. Use the low fare calendar on Alaska's site to find the cheapest dates.

FREE -- Kids Fly Free to The Disneyland® Resort
And Everyone Plays For The Kids' Price! Sample price of $799/adult (plus tax) gets airfare for an adult and child from SEA, 4 nts hotel w/ free kids meals, 5-day Disneyland Park Hopper tickets for everyone, and bonus Mileage Plan miles for everyone. Vancouver departures are also available. Book by Mar 18 for travel from Jan 7 to June 17.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Madness

$288 RT -- Toronto from YVR, daily sale
I priced this out at $387 including tax! Purchase TODAY ONLY for travel by December 18.

$348 RT -- Cabo San Lucas from YVR, incl tax
Limited availability.

$546 RT -- Manila, Philippines from LAX
Select dates in Jan, Feb, Mar. Includes taxes.

$855 RT -- Manila, Philippines from SEA
Select dates in Jan, Feb, Mar. Includes taxes.

$999+ -- Princess Balcony Bonanza
Book an unobstructed outside cabin on virtually any summer cruise on Princess ships and get upgraded to a balcony cabin. Prices for these cabins start at $999 for Alaska cruises, $1270 for Europe, and $1675 for Alaska cruisetours. (Find this deal at the bottom of the linked page.)

$549 -- 12 nt. Mediterranean RT Barcelona
This is the first European cruise that I have seen for less than $50/day. Sails Jan 4 on Norwegian.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fare Flash

$288 RT -- Honolulu from YVR
As part of Air Canada's webSaver Sale. Purchase by Nov 16 for travel thru January.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Follow-Up

Wow, there are so many deals available now that I can hardly keep up! Here are the new ones from Friday.

$119+ -- Las Vegas, Air + 4 nts (midweek)
Nov 30 - Dec 14.

$159+ -- Las Vegas, Air + 3 nts (weekend)
Late Nov and first half of Dec.

$688+ -- Puerto Vallarta, Air + 7nts 4* All-Inclusive
Lowest prices on departures between Nov 28 & Dec 12.

$699 -- Anaheim, Air + 4 nts + Hockey
Mar 8-12. Includes tickets to see the Vancouver Canucks vs Anaheim Ducks.

$799 -- London, Air & 6 nights hotel
Departs May 3.


$99+ -- 3 Night Bahamas on Norwegian
Departs from Miami. Cheapest dates are early December.

US$109+ -- 4 Night Bahamas on Norwegian
Departs from Miami.

US$119+ -- 4 Night Western Caribbean on Carnival
Departs from Miami. Up to 4-category upgrade available. Cheapest departure Dec 1.

US$119+ -- 3 Night Bahamas on Royal Caribbean
Departs from Miami. Oceanview for $129.

US$139+ -- 4 Night Bahamas on Royal Caribbean
Departs from Miami

US$179+ -- 5 Night Western Caribbean on Norwegian
Departs from Miami.

US$199+ -- 5 Night Western Caribbean on Celebrity
Departs from Miami. $50 OFF Oceanview and higher (oceanview starts at $299). Cheapest departure Dec 15.

US$229+ -- 7 Night Bahamas & Florida on Norwegian
Departs from Charleston.

$499 -- 7-Day Alaska Cruises
Great for families! Holland America is offering 3rd and 4th passengers for free or only $99 on several sailings! One-way between Vancouver and Seward starts at $499. Roundtrip Vancouver starts at $649.

US$943 -- 13 Night Inca Discovery Cruise
Departs Lima, Peru Jan 24 on Holland America.

Click here for all bonus offers on all cruise lines.

$200 Expedia Coupon

$200 Holiday Kickback Coupon
Another Expedia.com bonus: Book any flight or flight + hotel with them and travel by January 3rd, 2009 to receive a $200 "kick back" coupon. This coupon is good for any flight + hotel of 5 nights or more between January 3rd, 2009 and March 30, 2009.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Oct 12


US$155 RT -- Los Angeles from SEA
You could pay $430 to fly from Vancouver, or you can drive to Seattle and pay only 36% of that price. Available select days thru Jan 1.

S$178 RT -- Buffalo from SEA
An alternative to the $500+ fare to Toronto from YVR, Southwest Airlines will fly you from Seattle to Buffalo, and you can stop and admire Niagara Falls on your way to Toronto. Travel thru Feb 11.

US$137 RT -- Denver from SEA
Fancy an early season ski trip in Colorado? Grab this deal for Dec 1-16.

US$313 RT -- Kona, HI from SEA
Hawaii continues to be on sale with this fare for travel Jan 10 - Mar 13.

US$380 RT -- Belize City from SEA, incl tax
Belize is on sale for travel Dec thru April.

US$855 RT -- Manila, Philippines from SEA, incl tax
Feb and March travel.

US$830 RT -- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from SEA, incl tax
Available at least for January (summer in Brazil). Sao Paulo is offered at the same price.

FareCompare has developed a great resource for the best airfares from your city to every city in the world.


US$199 -- 4-night Cruise from London to Amsterdam & Oslo
Set sail May 3, 2009 from London (Harwich), spend 2 days in Amsterdam and end in Oslo, Norway. Use this as an alternative to flying from London to Norway to embark on a small-ship, train, bus, or car adventure.

$349 -- Early-booking Scandinavia Cruise
Leaving from Stockholm, Sweden on August 7, 2009, this 4-day Scandinavian excursion will anchor in Visby, Oslo, and Copenhagen.

US$449 -- Disney 4-Night Cruise; Book 2nd Cruise for $99
Book a 4 or 7-night Disney cruise for early 2009. After your trip you'll get a voucher for a 3-nt Bahamas cruise for just US$99 per person. (At least one of the original passengers has to be on the second voyage.) Or, get a shipboard credit on select dates instead. Book by Nov 19.

$499 -- 4-night Northern European Cruise
Explore exotic Russia, Sweden, and Estonia on June 20.

US$599 - 12 night 4 * Mediterranean Cruise
Jan 4-16. From Barcelona to Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Malta, and Italy.

US$599 -- 14-nt Transatlantic Cruise on Azamara
Make several stops in Spain and the Canary Islands before crossing to Miami. Dec 3-18. This sailing might also qualify for reduced airfare.

US$999 -- European River Cruise on the Danube, $400 OFF
Includes many shore excursions and entrance fees. March 21, 28; +$100 & up other March-April dates. Gate 1 Travel is also offering discounted airfare from North America, which might be better than what you can find yourself. Taxes ~$125.


$587 - Vancouver to Holguin, Cuba, 1 week all-inclusive
Dec 11. $793 with taxes.

US$1034 -- Paris, Air and 6 Nights, incl tax
Includes air from SEA and 6nts in Paris. Customizable for an extended stay or just extending the return date, plus tours and transfers are available for booking at the same time. Select November-March departures.

US$1079 -- Budapest AND Prague - 6 Nights w/Air, incl tax
Price includes air add-on for Seattle, 6 nts at 3* hotels, train travel between the two cities, breakfasts, and all taxes and fees. Package is customizeable - add additional nights, tours, and transfers. Travel in Jan + Feb.


$149 -- One-of-a-Kind Package at Quebec's Famous 'Ice Hotel'
Book by Nov. 21 for travel Jan. 4 – Mar. 29.

US$49 -- Las Vegas Hotel on The Strip, with extras
Weekends as low as $59 (Dec 19/20). Breakfast buffet and other extras included.

US$69 -- Oregon Hotel, Dinner, Breakfast, and Gardens for Two
For a quick getaway, drive down to Oregon and catch the "Grand Opening Package" at the Oregon Garden Resort south of Portland.

US$69 -- Orlando Hotel in Disney World plus Credit
Stay thru Dec 25. Get $50 credit with min. 2 nt stay.

US$119pp -- Grand Opening: Mexico All-Inclusive 'Dreams' Resort
Feature-laden upscale resort. Stay in January, or until April 11th for $20 more.

US$129 -- Colorado 'Gold List' Ski Resort, incl. Weekends
Pair this with the great airfare to Denver for an early season ski trip. The 'Gold List' designation means this resort is on par with the Fairmont Whistler. Book by Nov 21 for stays Nov. 23 - Dec. 18.

$50 Free -- Expedia Free Gas Promo
Book a 3 nt hotel or package vacation and get a $50 Petro-Canada gift card. Act fast - book between 12am EST on Nov 15 and Nov 16 at 11:59pm EST for travel by April 30, 2009.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Expiring Deals

$739 -- Cancun 1-week All-Inclusive, incl tax
Sunwing's Wednesday Free Flight package, only available today. Tomorrow will be a different flight for free. Deaprts Jan 28. Click thru the booking process to see the sale fare.

$79 O/W -- Las Vegas from YVR
Travel before or after the holidays.

$99 RT- Las Vegas from YVR
Dec. 14 - 18. $308 with taxes.

US$28 O/W -- San Francisco from Bellingham
Depart: Nov. 17, 28 or 29; Return: Nov. 28 or Dec. 5. Taxes ~$30.

US$28 O/W -- Las Vegas from Bellingham
Travel select dates thru Nov. 12.

$556 RT -- Fly to London from YVR
Valid for travel Jan 1 to Apr 1. Book by Thursday.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday Teasers

50-75% Off -- Via Rail Last-Minute Train Travel
Book by Nov 11 to get up to 75% off on select departures in November.

50% Off -- Hacky Sack Your Way to a Discounted Hotel Room
Seriously! Anyone who can hacky sack in the hotel lobby for 1 minute will receive 50% off the best available rate. This hotel also offers a hosted wine hour, a pet goldfish in your room upon request, Nintendo in all rooms, complimentary wi-fi, and “tall rooms” to accomodate taller guests. Best available rates start around $200, but at 50% off it's a great bargain!

FREE -- Kids Fly Free to Tahiti
Kids ages 11 and under fly free with Air Tahiti Nui's latest Tahiti offer. Adult tickets start at $1,428 from Los Angeles.

40% Off -- Kids Ride for Less on Greyhound
Kids up to 11 years old can travel for 40% less than adults, when travelling with an adult. Up to two discounted child fares per adult.

FREE -- Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free in Hawaii
Kids up to 17 years stay free at ResortQuest properties in Hawaii, and kids up to 12 years get free meals and admission at participating locations. The list of participating vendors is largest on Oahu, but the offerings on other islands may still be of interest.

USD387.41 -- Honolulu from SEA, incl tax
I priced out a trip in early December at this price.

US$786 -- Honolulu Vacation Package from Vancouver
Air, 6 nights hotel, and taxes. Better hotels also available, as well as other Hawaiian Islands.

$500 Off -- Hawaii Air Credit with 5-nt Stay
Stay at one of many participating hotels and get $350 or $500 off the airfare.

SAVE -- Hawaii Vacation Offers From Multiple Providers
All the deals on Hawaiian vacations in one place.

$500 Off - Europe Air Credit with 5-nt Stay
Stay at one of many participating hotels and get $350 or $500 off the airfare.

US$699 -- Winter Wellness Getaway in Iceland (from NY)
Air & 3nts, departing from NY or Boston between Nov 1, 2008 and Mar 31, 2009. Includes some meals, transfers, and a few entrance fees.

Free -- Buy 4, Get 3 Free at Disney
Purchase 4 nights w/ Disney tickets, and get 3 nights and tickets for free. Price for a family of 4 starts at US$1271 for 7 nights and 7-day theme park tickets. Stay between 1/4 - 4/4 and 4/19 - 6/27. Plus, when you travel between 1/4 - 3/29, you'll also get a $200 Disney Gift Card.

$100-$200 Off -- Luxury Link Gift Certificate with Purchase
Win an auction travel package or take the "Buy Now" discounted rate and get a Luxury Link gift certificate for a future purchase. Sale ends December 15, 2008.

50% Off -- Car Rental Weekend Special
Rent with Enterprise from Friday to Monday, and you’ll save 50% on most cars, most weekends, at most locations in Canada.

FREE -- Weekend Rental Days From Hertz
Get the first day free when you rent a car for three or more weekend days, including a Saturday overnight. The deal applies to economy- through premium-class cars rented through March 31 in the U.S. and Canada, excluding Hawaii.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Nov 5

US$64-$74 -- Fly to California from Seattle, each way
Departures thru Dec 18. Taxes are ~$11 each way.

50% off -- San Francisco boutique hotel, $65
Now thru February 28, stay at the Hotel Carlton near Union Square.

$125 -- 4-Star San Francisco Hotel (Regularly $325)
Stay any day through Feb. 28 at the 4-diamond Le Meridien.

$149 - Vancouver to Punta Cana, return (last minute)
Nov 17-24. $464 w/ tax.

US$21+ -- 40 Cruises Under $40/day
Cruises from 4-19 nights, from $21 to $40 pp/day.

Free Air -- Free Seats Released Daily
A few vacation packages are released each day by Sunwing with the prices reduced to reflect free air travel. Different deals every day at 7am PST.

US$474 - 7 day Alaskan spring cruise, save 40%
The first sale price I've seen for next year's Alaska cruise season. Sails April 25.

$547 -- Mexico 7-Night All-Inclusive Escape at $200 OFF
Departs Dec. 5. $810 w/ tax.

US$1149 -- 12 Nt Northern Europe & Russia Cruise w/$400 Credit
Departs Apr 28, May 10, 22, June 3, 15, 27. Book by Nov 7 to get the full $400 credit, after Nov 7 get a $200 credit.

$1199 -- Escorted Tour of Turkey: 11 Nights & Air
This special price is valid for Nov. 13, 27; Feb. 12, 26; March 3, 5, 19. Includes air from New York City, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami, Houston, Denver, San Francisco or Los Angeles, call for others.

$79 - Get a third night FREE at select Vancouver hotels
Do you know anyone who needs a discounted hotel stay in Vancouver? If they're staying 3 nights before Dec 15, this is a good one.

2-for-1 -- Vancouver Attractions Passport
Valid thru May 2009. $19.95. The Victoria book is also 2-for-1 at $20. Or get the EXPLORE CANADA Western Guide for $30, which covers locations in BC and Alberta.

WestJet 50% Off Sale

50% Off -- Most WestJet Routes, Today Only
Toronto $378
Calgary $190
Honolulu $398
Los Cabos $290
Puerto Vallarta $390
Prices do not include tax. Available for travel until Feb 11.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday Cruise Madness

$299 -- 7-nt Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs Miami on Nov 16.

$299 -- 7-nt Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs Miami on Dec 7.

$269 -- 7-nt Bahamas Cruise
Departs Charleston on Nov 15.

$499 -- 14-nt South America Cruise!
Departs Fort Lauderdale on Dec 7. Passes thru the Panama Canal en route to Santiago, Chile.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Flash

Unbelievable deals for the next 45 days!!

US$56 RT -- San Francisco from Bellingham
Available select days thru mid-Dec.

US$56 RT -- Reno from Bellingham

US$56 RT -- Las Vegas from Bellingham
Available select days in Nov.

US$305 RT -- New York JFK from SEA
Non-stop flights on JetBlue thru Jan 14.

$89-$129 -- Luxury Las Vegas Jr. Suite incl. Weekends
Many dates now thru mid-Jan. 1-BR suites are available for only $35 more.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday Thrills

$104 -- Las Vegas, Air + 4 nts On Strip
Departs Nov 2 @ $105+230 tax (Excalibur).
Departs Nov 16 - Dec 14 @ $179 (Imperial Palace).

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Oct 29 #4 - Bonus Deals

$145 -- Las Vegas, 4 nt Package
A great deal if you don't mind staying off the Strip. $375 with taxes gets you air + 4 nts at the 3.5* Sunset Station Hotel Casino. Nov. 30 - Dec. 4.

$349 RT -- Costa Rica from YVR (save $300)
Liberia, Costa Rica, $589 with taxes. Nov. 27 - Dec. 4.

$377 RT -- Holguin from YVR (save $600)
585 with taxes. Jan. 8 - 15.

US$55/nt -- 14 day 4.5* South American cruise, save 72%
Sails December 9 from Miami to LA via the Panama Canal. US$755 + tax.

50% off -- Weekend Car Rental with Enterprise
Rent from Friday to Monday and you'll save on most cars, most weekends at most locations. Available for pick-up until May 20, 2009.

Weekly Roundup - Oct 29 #3 - Vacation Packages

$548 -- Dominican 7-Night Vacation, Save $150
Puerto Plata. $852 w/tax. Departs Nov 14.

$579 -- Ixtapa, Mexico 4* All-Inclusive Package
November 29 @ $579
Dececember 6 @ $669

$587 -- Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive Package, Save $100
Departs January 23. Taxes $168-$268.

$599+ -- Honolulu Air & 7 nights
Departures Nov 14 - Dec 4.

$649+ -- Varadero, Cuba 4* All-Inclusive Package
Departures on Nov 15, Dec 1, and Dec 8.

$687-$757 -- Cuba All-Inclusive Packages, No Fuel Surcharge
Varadero Jan. 9 & 16 .... $757 ($863 w/tax)
Holguin Jan. 8, 15 & 22.... $687 ($793 w/tax)
Book by Oct 31.

$706 -- St. Lucia 7-Night Golf Package, Last-Minute Savings
November 1 or 7 (w/tax $944).

$858 -- Honduras All-Inclusive Weeklong Trip, $700 OFF
Departs Dec 12. Taxes ~$180.

$899 -- La Ceiba, Honduras 4* All-Inclusive Package
Departs Dec 12.

$899+ -- Maui Air & 7 nights
Select dates in Nov and Dec.

Weekly Roundup - Oct 29 #2 - Airfare

$99 RT -- Las Vegas from YVR
Jan 11-15, 2009. Other dates may be available. Taxes ~$207.

US$56 RT -- Las Vegas from Bellingham
For November travel.

US$116 RT -- San Francisco from Bellingham
For travel through mid Dec.

US$145 RT -- Los Angeles, CA (LAX) $145 RT
Select dates thru Jan 14.

US$156 RT -- San Diego from Bellingham
Select dates.

US$355 RT -- Cabo San Lucas from YVR, incl taxes
Limited availability.

US$178 RT -- Jacksonville, FL from SEA
Travel thru Dec 17.

US$205 RT -- Orlando, FL from SEA
Travel thru March 6.

US$954 RT -- Sydney, Australia from SEA, incl taxes
For November travel.

Weekly Roundup - Oct 29 #1 - Cruise & Hotel

US$234 -- 7-Night Caribbean Cruise incl. $50 Credit
November departures, book by Oct 31.

$185 -- Phuket 8-Night Hotel Stay including Breakfast
April 24 - June 25, 2009.

US$793+ -- 7 all-inclusive nights for the price of 3
Club Med super all-inclusive resorts now thru Feb 9. Airfare extra.

US$849 -- 10-night Panama Canal Cruise
Unique itinerary visiting Haiti, Columbia, Panama, Costa Rica, and the Cayman Islands, starting and ending in Miami. Cheapest departures Mar 13 and Apr 24.

$199 -- Las Vegas 5-Diamond Resort incl. $100 Credit
Wynn Las Vegas weekday stays thru Dec 27th. +$40 for weekends.

$84 -- Premium Tickets to 'Le Rêve' in Vegas (Reg. $125)
Oct. 30 - Dec. 8.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday Madness

Sorry for a week of no postings. It was my turn to take a vacation. Here are a few great deals to get you going and I'll post more thru the week.

US$347 RT -- Belize from SEA, incl tax!
Fly to Belize for less than half the regular price in January. Feb and March are also available for slightly more.

US$116 RT -- San Francisco from Bellingham
Travel thru mid-Dec.

US$314 RT -- Kona, HI from SEA
Travel thru Dec 12.

$99 RT -- Las Vegas from YVR
Sunwing strikes again.

US$99 -- 4-nt Bahamas Cruise
Departs Miami Nov 10. You really can't go wrong at $25/day, even if it's US$!

$225+ -- Las Vegas, Air + 4nts
Stay at the 4* Monte Carlo on Nov 2 or other hotels on dates thru Jan. Taxes ~$230.

US$249 -- 7-nt Bahamas Cruise
Roundtrip Charleston, SC, visits the Bahamas and the Orlando area. Departs Dec 6. Includes onboard credit.

US$329 -- 7-nt Caribbean Cruise
Departs Miami on Nov 8.

70-89% off! -- Cruise Mega Bargains
Sailings from now thru Feb, 2009.

US$499 -- 12-day Panama Canal Cruise
Departs Guayaquil, Ecuador on November 27.

$549 -- Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic All-Incl
Air + 7nts all-inclusive 4* resort. Departs Nov 19 - Dec 3. $799 for departures in Jan.

$599+ -- Honolulu, Air + 7nts
November 14, 3* @ $799.
Nov 18 - Dec 4, 2.5* @ $599.
Nov 18 - Dec 4, 4* @ $799.

$649 -- Mayan Riviera, Air + 7nts All-Incl
Departs November 18, 4* @ $649.
Departs Nov 18, 25, Dec 2, 4.5* @ $799.

$100+ bonus -- Luxury Link Auction Gift Certificate
Bid on any auction at Luxury Link and get a bonus gift certificate with any winning bid. Get $100 on a $500 package, $150 on $1000, and $200 on $1000. Purchase before Dec 15.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Follow-Up

0% -- Rooms At Par & Free Amtrak
With the weakening of the Canadian dollar, Seattle-area hotels are bringing back the Rooms At Par promotion, with a bonus of a free Amtrak Companion Fare coupon.

Free -- Ferry to Victoria, Brentwood Bay Lodge
Stay 2 nights at Brentwood Bay Lodge during Oct/Nov ($179/nt) and get a free trip back on BC Ferries (car & driver, $60 value).

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Oct 16

$699 -- Balcony on 11-Night Caribbean Cruise w/Credit
Dec 1 from Ft Lauderdale on Celebrity. Upgrade to Concierge Class for $200.

US$249+ -- 7-Night Cruises, Lowest Prices of the Year
All Norwegian Cruise Line sailings through January 2011 at low prices, plus on-board credits. This sale is valid only until Oct. 23.
* US$249 – Oct 19, RT from Miami
* US$299 – Oct 18/25, Canada/New England
* US$299 – Oct 18-Dec 13, Mexican Riviera RT from LA
* US$499 – Nov 2/9, Mediterranean RT from Barcelona

US$78/nt - 9nt Canary Islands & Morocco cruise
While not priced as low as some cruises, this one goes to more exotic locales and is still quite a bargain. Departs Feb 6.

US$309 -- NY from SEA, incl taxes
Travel Oct. 30 - Nov. 20.

$318 - San Francisco from YVR, incl taxes
Departs Nov 4.

US$324 -- Maui from SEA
Now thru Dec 12.

US$392 -- Los Cabos from YVR, incl taxes!
This is an absolutely amazing price.

$205 - Las Vegas 3 night getaway from YVR
Departs Nov. 20, $435 with taxes. Staying at Excaliber.

$597 - Varadero, Cuba, 1 week 3* all-inclusive
$793 with taxes. Depart Nov 24.

$697 - Punta Cana, 1 week 4* all-inclusive (last minute)
Departs Oct. 23. $912 with taxes.

$698 - Puerto Vallarta, 1 week 4* all-inclusive
Departs Nov. 28. $952 with taxes.

$899 -- Maui, Air & 7 nights 3*
Dec 1, 2, 3, 8 @ $899, Nov 18, 19 @ $999.

US$105pp/nt -- 5* Opening Special, Puerto Vallarta All-inclusive
For stays thru Dec 23.

US$119pp/nt -- Luxury Mayan Riviera, Opening Special
Nov 20-Dec 22. Prices next year are $199pp/nt.

US$69 -- Hotel Inside Disney, 50% OFF + $50 Credit
Just renovated. Disney Character Dining onsite, and continuous Disney shuttle. Valid now - Dec 25.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"World's Largest Cruise Sale"

Cruise lines are really hungry for passengers and October is a great time to get a deal on a cruise. This year seems especially good since so many Americans will not be travelling in the near-future. The absolute best deals will be offered only on Thursday, Oct 16th, but the sale will continue thru Saturday, Oct 18th. See all the deals at Cruise411.

Fare Flash - Toronto

$139 OW -- Air Canada Seat Sale
Air Canada has seats for travel between Vancouver and Toronto starting at only $139 OW, for travel thru Dec 17. I just priced a trip for the Rememberance Day weekend, and while you have to take early or late flights to get the best price, the total is only $408 after all taxes and fees. The advertised sales don't mention these lower prices, so input your dates and cities to see what you can get. Other cities are likely offered at low prices as well.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Cruise Deals

Here's a great holiday cruise option for families.

$699 -- Holiday Cruise, Kids Sail Free
Departs Ft. Lauderdale Dec 20 on MSC.

And since this is National Cruise Week there are tons of specials. Here are some for under $50/day.

$329 -- 7 day Caribbean Cruise on Carnival
Departs Miami Oct 26.

$334 -- 7 day Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity
Departs San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec 13.

$342 -- 7 day Mexico Cruise on Princess
Departs LA Dec 6.

Monday Madness

$200 Off - Air Transat airfare and packages
From all Canadian gateways, for travel between Nov. 1, 2008 and May 31, 2009. $100 off for travel between June 1 to Oct. 31, 2009. Prices shown on website include rebate.

40% Off - Sandals Resorts, plus air credit & 6% cash back
Sandals is offering several valuable discounts that can all be combined in the same booking. Plus, if you shop via Great Canadian Rebates before 9pm on Sunday, you can get back 6% of your vacation cost! Sandals resorts are never cheap, but all these deals bring the cost down to a very competitive level for a super all-inclusive vacation.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Weekly Roundup #2 - Oct 10

$798 RT -- South Africa from NYC or D.C.
Amazing price, valid for November trips.

$453 RT -- Los Cabos from YVR, incl taxes

$135 -- Quebec 'Ice Hotel' Package at 40% OFF
Sunday-Saturday, Jan. 4 - March 29

$1668 -- Exotic Tahiti & Moorea Vacation w/Air, Save $450
Nov. 1 - Dec. 10; Jan. 12 - May 31
5-nt package out of LA.

$1,799 -- Australia, Fiji, Tahiti, and New Zealand packages
Travel dates vary, now-March 31. Packages include 4-7 nts hotel. Based out of LA, but add-on fares available for other cities.

$899 -- Italy: 7-day air/hotel/rail package to two cities
Leaving from NY.

$89 -- Condos in Sedona, AZ, up to 50% off any night
Travel November 1, 2008-February 28, 2009.

$637 -- Princess cruise to Alaska Sept. 2009
Large, newer ship. Departs Sept 5.

$588 -- Hawaii, Air + 3nts from SEA, incl tax
Stay at a completely renovated boutique hotel in Waikiki now thru Dec 12.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Weekly Roundup #1 - Oct 8

50% Off -- VIA Rail Long Distance Trips This Fall
Get half off when you purchase long-distance travel aboard the Canadian (Toronto-Vancouver), the Ocean (Montréal-Halifax), or the Chaleur (Montréal-Gaspé). Sleeper class included! Certain conditions apply.

75% Off -- VIA Rail to Canadian Cities
Leave Vancouver on Oct 19th, bound for Edmonton, Jasper, Winnipeg, or Toronto. Book by Oct 14.

$99 RT -- Las Vegas from YVR

$135 -- Jacksonville, FL from SEA
For travel thru March 6.

$985 -- Turkish Delight 9-day tour
Visit the spectacular city of Istanbul, see the somber memorials of Gallipoli, the great bazaars of the port town of Kusadasi and the extraordinary natural wonders of the thermal hot springs in Pamukkale.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thursday Thrills

$139 R/T -- Toronto from YVR
Oct 22-29. +$205 in taxes.

$388 R/T -- Cabo San Lucas from YVR, incl taxes
This is a phenomenal price, but seats are limited.

$662 R/T -- London from YVR, incl taxes
Oct. 12 - 18.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Oct 1 #2

US$28 -- Bellingham to San Francisco
Oct 20th has the cheapest flight, but other dates also have good fares. Other destinations are also on sale.

$298 -- 3-Day Yellowstone Adventure Package
Activity package including rafting, horseback riding, Chuckwagon cookout, and a wildlife safari. Book by Oct 2, travel by Dec 17

$1199 -- Ireland 12-Night Custom Vacation + Air & Car
Vacation package includes air from a few major US gateways. Travel thru June 30, book by Oct 3.

Weekly Roundup - Oct 1 #1

$688+ -- TODAY ONLY - Lufthansa Flights to Europe on Sale
Flights from Seattle to off-beat cities such as Bucharest, Izmir, Krakow, Lyon, and Sofia. Lowest prices come to about $1050+ including taxes and fees. Available for Oct. 8 - Dec. 11 and Dec. 24 - Mar. 19.

$32+ -- Deep Discounts at Vegas Strip Hotels
Imperial Palace, Harrah's, Bally's, Flamingo, Rio, Paris, Caesars Palace are all on sale for select dates in Oct.

$179 -- 50% off AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Seattle
Now-Feb 28

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

More Holiday Options

$399 -- Las Vegas, Air & 3 nights hotel
Departs Dec 23 (MGM Grand) (Kids age 2-17 $299)
Departs Dec 26 @ $779 (New York New York)
Departs Dec 29 @ $899 (Treasure Island)
Departs Dec 29 @ $899 (MGM Grand)

$549 -- London, England
Departs Dec 24, rtn January 1.
Package with 7 nights hotel: $1479.

Monday Madness

Plan ahead for holiday travel and you can find deals like these.

$649 -- Holiday Southern Caribbean Cruise, 7 days
December 21 on the Caribbean Princess from San Juan.

$649 -- Holiday Western Caribbean Cruise, 7 days
December 20 on Carnival Liberty from Miami.

$799 -- Holiday Western Caribbean Cruise, 8 days
December 20 on Carnival Freedom from Ft Lauderdale.

Friday, September 26, 2008

$399 for 15 days!

$399 -- 15 day TransAtlantic Cruise
This is such an insane price that I couldn't resist posting it! This cruise on Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas departs from Barcelona on November 29.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Sept 24

$119 -- Luxury Whistler Studio Suite, Save 40%
Valid until Nov 19

$129 -- Suite at Upscale Downtown Vancouver Hotel

$75 -- Downtown Victoria Harbourfront Hotel, Save 40%

$599 -- Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive, up to $800 OFF
Select November dates. Kids pay only $199.

$576 -- Fly to the UK Roundtrip; Stay 2 Nights FREE
Fly British Airways to London, or via London to England (Manchester & Newcastle) or to Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen) between Sept. 25 - Dec 17 & Dec 24 - March 8. Book by Oct 2.

$697 -- Cuba 4-Star Vacations, Pay No Fuel Surcharge
$803 w/ tax, November 3, 10, 17 & 24. Book by Oct 1.

$598 - Riviera Maya, 4.5* all-inclusive (last minute)
Oct 4-11, $879 w/ tax.

$827 -- Costa Rica Adventure
4x4 self-drive adventure including tours.

$69 -- Suite at All-Inclusive Riviera Maya Resort
Thru Dec 24, book by Oct 1.

$793+ -- 7-nt All-Inclusive at Club Med Resorts
Travel between Sept 15 and Feb 09. Book by Nov 1.

$199 -- Balcony Cabin on 3- or 4-nt Bahamas Cruises
Oct-Nov. Book by Sept 29.

$499 -- 9 Night Pacific Coast Wine Cruise, from Vancouver
Oct. 13 - 22.

$58/day -- 12 day 4.5* Mediterranean cruise: 77% off
$699 on a 4.5* ship, Nov 6-18.

$159 - 3nt Bahamas
$119 - 4nt Bahamas
$159 - 4nt Western Caribbean
$149 - 5nt Western Caribbean
$239 - 5nt Baja Mexico
$329 - 7nt Western Caribbean
$399 - 10nt Canada & New England!!!
$449 - 7nt Mexican Riviera
$999 - 12nt Luxury Western Mediterranean
$1199 - 12nt Luxury Western Mediterranean & Morocco

BONUS -- Orbitz Cruise Sale
Many of the same prices as cruise411, with extra spending or upgrades available.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tuesday Teasers

Gate 1 Travel has good prices on some escorted tours. These tours include accommodations, sightseeing, transportation, guides, and some meals. Airfare-inclusive prices are available, but here are the land-only prices:

$659 -- 8 Day Affordable Morocco
$899 -- 11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia
$1069 -- 9 Day Affordable Ireland
$1279 -- 12 Day Costa Rica From the Pacific to the Atlantic

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday Cruise Sensations

$389 -- 7-nt Caribbean Cruise
Departs Port Canaveral, FL on Oct 4.

FREE -- Airfare included on luxury Azamara cruises, oceanview
25 Oct, 14 nt. Ancient Empires $2849
30 Oct, 10 nt. W. Mediterranean $2599
08 Nov, 14 nt. Ancient Empires $2949
09 Nov, 12 Night Mediterranean $2399
21 Nov, 12 nt Western Europe $2299
03 Jan, 16 nt. Panama Canal $2249
19 Jan, 12 Night E. Caribbean $2399
31 Jan, 12 Night E. Caribbean $2199
12 Feb, 12 Night E. Caribbean $2199