Thursday, July 30, 2009

Weekly Roundup - July 30

60% Off! -- All Via Rail Trains
Book by July 31 for travel completed by Dec 14. Take the train to the Rockies or all the way across the country! For example, take the incredibly scenic trip from Jasper to Prince Rupert for only $38!!

$298 R/T -- Toronto or Montreal from YVR
Book by July 31 for travel thru Oct. (Montreal only avail for August).

US$309 O/W -- Business Class, Baltimore from SEA
Book by July 31 for travel Aug 17 - Sept 7. $653 R/T w/ tax! $760 to NY.

US$138 R/T -- California from SEA
$160 w/ tax. Book by Aug 5, travel Sept 8-Dec 16.

$165 -- Tyax Wilderness Resort
Aug 23 - Sept 15. Full-service wilderness resort north-west of Lillooet. Includes boat rentals, pony rides, hiking, etc.

US$344 -- 7 Nt Pacific Coastal Cruise
4.5* Princess ship, departs Vancouver on Sept 20, ends in Los Angeles. $404 w/ tax.

US$533 R/T -- London from SEA, Inc Tax
Sept and Oct.

US$549 -- Balcony Cabin on & Nt Caribbean Cruise
Depart Miami on Carnival on Oct 18, Nov 1, or 15. Other Nov/Dec sailings are +$30. Ship was refurbished just last year.

$600 -- Hawaii 7 Nt Vacation
Air from Vancouver + 7 nts in Honolulu. Sept 3, 10 or 17. +~$150 tax.

US$695 -- 12 Nt Rome to Dubai Cruise
Depart Rome Oct 23 on Royal Caribbean, stop at various ports in Egypt, transit the Suez Canal, and end in Dubai.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

WestJet Booking Bonus

Vacation Bonus: Book a 7+ night vacation pkg with WestJet by Sept 30 for travel between Nov 1 and May 31 and get a $400/couple credit for future WestJet flights. Valid for all 21 US and sun destinations served by the airline.

Tuesday Teasers

US$569 R/T -- Northern Europe from SEA
Copenhagen, Reykjavik, and Stockholm. Book by July 29 for departures Sept 13 thru Oct 24.

$1000 Off -- River Cruise Sale
Book by July 31 to get between $1000 and $3000 off per couple on a wide selection of European river cruises.

FREE -- River Cruise Companion Fare
Book by July 31 to get your companion's cruise fare for free. For example, the Castles Along the Rhine 9 day cruise from Oct 31 is only US$1899 for the first person.

FREE -- River Cruise Companion Fare + Air Discount
Book any 2010 cruise by July 31 to get free companion cruise fare + free wine pkg + $800/couple off roundtrip airfare. For example, this 15 day Treasures of the Rhine in March is $3899 for the first person, plus your airfare is discounted.

50% Off -- Princess Lodges in Alaska
Take a break at the well-appointed Princess Lodges when travelling Alaska on your own this summer. 2-for-1 rail & hotel pkgs also available. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this trip!

US$98 R/T -- San Francisco from SEA
Aug 18 - Nov 18.

US$138 R/T -- LA from SEA
Aug 18 - Nov 18.

US$156 R/T -- LA from Bellingham
Summer, fall, winter travel.

US$156 R/T -- Oakland from Bellingham
Summer, fall, winter travel.

US$198 R/T -- Florida from SEA
Tampa and Orlando are two Florida cities included in Southwest's current sale, good for travel Aug 18 - Nov 18.

US$402 R/T -- San Juan, Puerto Rico from SEA, Inc Tax!
Fall travel.

US$449 -- 7-Nt Alaska Southbound Cruise
Departs Whittier Sept 12 on Princess.

US$797 -- 13-Nt Northern Europe Cruise
Departs Copenhagen Sept 15 on Royal Caribbean, ends in Athens.

US$999 -- 12-Nt Hawaii Cruise
Departs Honolulu Sept 28 on Carnival, ends in Ensenada, Mexico.

US$1199 -- 7 Nt Mediterranean Luxury Sailing Cruise
Departs Venice Aug 30 on Windstar. Oceanview cabin.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Follow-Up

US$96 R/T -- Las Vegas from Bellingham
Aug and Sept dates.

40% Off -- Whistler Hotel & Ski Pkgs
Early-booking promo includes "Kids stay, ski, rent, and bus FREE". 4- and 7-nt pkgs across the entire ski season start at $382 per adult. Book by Nov 15 and get a Best Price Guarantee.

$51.76 -- Whistler Door-to-door Ski Bus
Book early and save: $24 off per round-trip, plus kids FREE, for trips after Dec 10.

$130 -- Montreal Summer Hotel Deal
25-30% off 2+ nts, + added value. Thru Oct 15.

30% Off -- Expedia Hotel Sale, US & Canada
Huge selection of hotels on sale. For a local luxury "bargain" check out the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver @ $177/nt (after 3rd night free). Book by July 31 for travel thru Aug 15.

US$338 -- 5 Nt Norway Cruise, Inc Tax!
Depart Copenhagen on Sept 10 on Royal Caribbean.

$597 -- Riviera Nayarit 1 Week 4* All Incl
Sept 6-13. $861 w/ tax.

US$653 R/T -- Ho Chi Minh City from SEA, Inc Tax
Sept thru Dec.

$770 R/T -- Santiago/Buenos Aires from YVR
Book by Aug 31 for travel thru Nov.

US$994 -- Prague 6-Nt Pkg from SEA, Inc Tax!
Nov thru Mar for cheapest travel, except Christmas.

US$1016 R/T -- Australia from YVR, Inc Tax!
Thru mid-Dec between $1000 and $1100.

US$999 -- 10-Nt Tahiti 4* Cruise
Cheaper than ever but still as idyllic, cruises in Tahiti have come down in price. The smaller ship, max 700 passengers, means generally higher prices, but this Princess cruise is down to $100/day. Cheapest dates are Nov 28 and Dec 8.

US$1013 -- 7-Nt Tahiti Tall Ship Cruise
4-masted sailing ship carrying only 170 passengers with all the comforts and amenities. Cheapest dates: Aug 9 & 16, Nov 1.

US$1400 -- 7-Nt 5* Tahiti Cruise
Small ultra-luxury cruise by Regent Seven Seas is a steal at $200/nt. All oceanview cabins, and price includes alcoholic beverages and watersports. Informal atmosphere. This price is only available for September sailings.

$1999 -- Egypt 10-Day Pkg from YVR
Includes air from YVR, hotel, train, cruise, tours and entrance fees. Sept 19, Oct 3 or 17, Nov 7 or 21.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Weekly Roundup - July 22

Price Guarantee -- WestJet Promises Lowest Prices for Fall
Purchase by Thursday at for travel between Sept 8 and Dec 16. Find a lower price online before you fly, call them for a credit. Today's sale prices are pretty good, so I would book them anyway!

US$59+ -- Pacific Coastal Cruises on Holland America
Sept 23 overnight to Seattle, or 2-4 nights to Seattle, LA, or San Diego Sept 23 - Oct 2.

US$79 -- Seattle 4* Hotel
August weekends. Close to Bellevue shopping.

$338 R/T -- Toronto from YVR
Purchase by Thursday for travel Sept 8 to Dec 16.

$350 R/T -- Puerto Vallarta from YVR
Purchase by Thursday for travel Sept 8 to Dec 16.

$398 R/T -- Honolulu from YVR
Purchase by Thursday for travel Sept 8 to Dec 16.

$450 R/T -- Halifax from YVR
Purchase by Thursday for travel Sept 8 to Dec 16.

$475 R/T -- Nassau, Bahamas from YVR, Inc Tax!
Fall travel.

$492 R/T -- Tokyo from YVR
Sept - Dec 15. $586 w/ tax. Mon-Thur, with a stopover in each direction.

US$565 O/W -- Business Class, NY to Amsterdam
A bargain compared to regular business class fares if you want to splurge for the experience, although you have to get to NY on another airline first. Travel thru Dec.

US$817 R/T -- Shanghai from YVR
Fall travel.

US$828 R/T -- Fiji from LAX, Inc Tax
Travel thru May, including prime Jan-Mar dates. Air Pacific offers add-on fares from Vancouver, but I haven't priced that out. It should be competitive, or find a cheaper option for the leg to LA.

$941 R/T -- Dubai from Toronto, Inc Tax!
Oct 15 - Nov 5. Compare the price from Vancouver to this deal plus the current WestJet sale to Toronto.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday Teasers

$398 R/T -- Honolulu from YVR
Fall travel, book by July 23.

US$463 R/T -- Osaka from YVR, Inc Tax!
Fall travel.

US$456 R/T -- Tokyo from YVR, Inc Tax!
Fall travel.

US$593 R/T -- Seoul from YVR, Inc Tax!
Non-stop on Air Canada, fall travel.

$769 R/T -- Rome from YVR, Inc Tax!
July 24, return Aug 22. Non-stop flights.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Follow-Up

$749 -- Air + 7 Nt Mexico Cruise
Air from Vancouver + 7 nt cruise from San Diego. Depart Nov 3 on Carnival. +$367 tax.

US$718 R/T -- Hong Kong from SEA, Incl Tax
Fall travel.

US$934 R/T -- Sydney, Australia from SEA, Incl Tax
Travel Aug thru Dec.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Weekly Roundup - July 16

US$65pp/nt -- Jamaica All-Incl Resort, 50% Off + Kids Free
Book by July 16 for stays Aug 23 thru Dec 22.

$398 R/T -- Toronto from YVR
Travel thru Oct, purchase by Friday. Better than the recent "sale" fares.

$656 R/T -- Sao Paulo, Brazil from YVR
$940 incl tax. Purchased by July 23 for travel thru Dec 11.

US$42-92 -- Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, 40% Off
Thru October.

$56pp/nt -- Grand Re-Opening: Playa del Carmen All-Incl
Book by Aug 5 for stays thru Oct. Incl tax, gratuities, and 2 kids per room.

50% Off -- W, Westin, Sheraton Hotels
Book by July 20 for travel July 16-Oct 12. Some hotels are offered at better deals than others.

$247 -- Las Vegas, Air + 2 Nts
Includes free bottle of alcohol each night. Departs Tuesdays thru Aug 11.

$312 -- 6 Nt Pacific Coastal Cruise
Taxes ~$116. Departs Vancouver on Sept 20 on Norwegian.

$389 -- 7 Nt Western Caribbean Cruise
+~$240 tax. $50pp shipboard credit + bottle of wine. Departs Jan 10 or 24 from Miami on Carnival.

$398 R/T -- Honolulu from YVR
Sept 8 - Dec 16.

$430 R/T -- Kauai, Hawaii from YVR
Sept 8 - Dec 16.

US$471 - 5 Nt Northern Europe Cruise
Explore Denmark and Norway by ship, either as a short vacation or along with some land time. August departures from Copenhagen on Royal Caribbean.

$529 -- 9 Nt Cruise and Vegas Stay
Air, 6 nt cruise from Vancouver, 3 nts in Vegas, transfer. Depart Vancouver Sept 20 on Norwegian. Includes stay at Riviera in Vegas, Luxor +$100, Venetian +$200. +$318 tax.

$549 -- 6 Nt Cuise and Vegas Stay
Air, 3 nt cruise from Vancouver, 3 nts in Vegas, transfer. Depart Vancouver Sept 26 on Holland America, stay at Excaliber or Flamingo. +$95 Planet Hollywood. +$180 tax.

$569 -- 6 Nt Cuise and Vegas Stay
Air, 3 nt cruise from Vancouver, 3 nts in Vegas, transfer. Depart Vancouver Sept 23 on Princess, stay at Excaliber or Flamingo. +$100 Planet Hollywood. +$180 tax.

$619 R/T -- Barcelona from YVR
$978 w/ tax. Aug 14-22.

US$699 -- 7 Nt 4.5* Mediterranean Cruise
$794 w/ tax. Depart Barcelona on Oct 3 on Celebrity.

$747 -- 5* Puerto Vallarta All-Incl Vacation
Departs Sept 13. $1010 w/ tax.

$847 -- 5* Los Cabos All-Incl Vacation
Sept 5-12. $1110 w/ tax.

US$999 -- 8 Day Vietnam Vacation
Air from LA, 4+* hotels, sightseeing. Departs Sept 24 and Oct 22, extra for other dates. Book by July 29.

US$999 -- Hawaii 12 Nt Cruise, R/T Vancouver
Sept 16-28.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

$59 to Alberta

$59 O/W -- Alberta from Vancouver
Book today for flights to Calgary and Edmonton thru Sept 30.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Follow-Up

US$666 R/T -- Geneva, Switzerland from SEA, Incl Tax!
Summer travel

US$779 R/T -- Thailand from SEA, Incl Tax!
Last summer-fall travel.

$2099 -- 10-Day First Class Egyptian Voyager
Nov 6 - Dec 18. Book by July 31 and fly from YVR for only $99!! Includes hotes, sightseeing, most meals & transportation.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Weekly Roundup - July 9

It's a LONG one this week! To summarize.. airfare to Canada is expensive, but cheap to lots of other places (Barcelona, Ireland, Cancun, Las Vegas, Istanbul, Moscow, Brazil/Argentina), and there are a ton of hotel deals and a few cruise deals. Pick your pleasure :)

Time to use those air miles! If you're wanting to travel across Canada now is a VERY good time to consider cashing in those frequent flyer miles! Except for the Sunwing sale that ends tomorrow, fares to places like Toronto and Halifax have very rarely been higher than they are now (surprisingly).

Prices are much better to other places, though, such as the low fare to Cancun from Vancouver that I stumbled upon (even AirfareWatchdog hasn't caught on to that one!). There could be many other destinations as part of that sale so scroll on down and check it out.

Don't wait to book - the experts say prices are on their way up.

$249 RT -- Toronto from YVR
+$200-250 tax. Compared to the "sales" being run by WestJet and Air Canada you can save at least $150 by flying Sunwing this summer! Lots of availability. Book by July 10.

$100/nt Credit -- Disney Summer Cruises
Book by July 10 for cruises thru Aug 9. For 3, 4, or 7 nt cruises in a verandah stateroom get $100/room for each night. That's like a free shore excursion or spa treatment each day!

FREE -- 2nd Person Flies Free to Vegas
Prices are down under US$300pp for FOUR nights, even weekends, at select 4* on-Strip properties! Some even offer 2 free tickets to Cirque du Soleil or The Lion King! Book by July 22, travel thru Jan 31 (Sept is cheapest).

75% Off! -- Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
A resort credit of $1234 per 4-nt stay applied to room rate makes the nightly rate only US$107! This for a luxury resort by the world's leading hotel chain, an hour outside of Puerto Vallarta. Thru Sept 30, $236/nt Oct 1 - Dec 21. Airfare from YVR is way down from last year's price - under US$400 incl tax!

50% Off -- Hammock Beach Resort, Florida
"Buy one, get one" brings the price down to $150 (1 BR) and $175 (3 BR) per night. Sleeps up to 6 people in the 3 Br suite. Resort sits on a 2-mile beach and boasts a spa, golf courses and a waterpark that's good even for toddlers. Valid thru Sept 30.

FREE -- 3rd Nt Free at International Marriott Hotels
Stay 3 weekend nts at a Marriott hotel outside of the US and Canada and get the third night free. Book by Aug 21 for stays thru Sept 7.

$20.09 -- 3rd Nt at Canadian Marriott Hotels
Stay 2 weekend nights and get the third for only $20.09. Valid at 12 properties, from downtown Vancouver or the airport, to Toronto and Halifax. Valid thru Aug 31.

$20 Cash -- Gift Card for Courtyard Hotel Weekend Stay
Stay 1 Friday or Saturday night at a Courtyard hotel and receive a $20 Visa Gift Card. Valid thru Sept 13.

$99pp/nt -- Club Med All-Inclusive Resort, 60% Off
Book a stay of at least three nights for travel before April 21. Sale ends August 31.

$119 -- Victoria 4-Diamond Ocean Pointe Resort
Thru Sept 30.

$121 -- Deluxe Dublin Hotel 50% Off
Valid for August stays, incl upgrade, breakfast, parking, bicycle rentals, etc. Book by July 18.

US$139 -- Riviera Maya All-Inclusive 5-Star Resort, 60% OFF
Book by July 17 for travel thru August. Named "Best for Romance" and "Best for Luxury".

US$199 -- Luxurious All-Inclusive Hawaiian Bungalow, Reg $480
Named one of the Top 50 Beach Resorts in the World, stay in a deluxe beach bungalow in Kona Village Resort on Hawaii's Big Island for $199pp/nt (for 2). This includes all meals and activities. Bungalows can sleep up to 4 people.

US$269 -- 7 nt Ireland Fly/Drive
Price is from NY, but with the Seattle add-on it's still only $569! Valid for Nov 1 - Dec 13, and Jan 1 - Mar 25.

US$347 R/T -- Cancun from YVR or SEA, Incl Tax!
AirTran sale from Seattle ends today, other airlines are matching and could offer the price for longer. Continental has the same price out of Vancouver for an amazing bargain that doesn't come around often! No end date specified for the Continental sale.

$499 -- Mediterranean 7-Night Cruise incl. $100 Credit
Departs Nov 8 or 14 from Barcelona on Royal Caribbean. Book by July 15.

US$544 R/T -- Istanbul from Chicago, incl. Tax
Sept 1 - Oct 31. Fly Seattle to Chicago and this deal will save you hundreds of dollars on a trip to a fabulous city.

US$548 R/T -- Barcelona from SEA, Incl Tax!!
Sept and Oct.

US$599 -- Moscow Vacation incl. Hotel & Air
Departure Dates: Sept. 3, 23, 24; Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, or 22. Includes air from NY, 4 nts hotel + breakfasts. Other departure cities available.

$649 -- Caribbean 9-Night Cruise
A slightly longer and unusual Caribbean cruise on a great ship. Departs Dec. 11 from New Jersey on Royal Caribbean; +$150 Feb. 10. Book by July 15.

US$766 -- Sandals Resort 3 Nts All-Inc, 65% Off
Valid Dec 1 - 26... spend your Christmas break scuba diving and enjoying the plethora of activities at Sandals Grande Ocho Rios in Jamaica. Book by July 31.

$1385 -- Brazil & Argentina 8-Night Tour Package incl. Air
Air from LA. Great price since it also includes internal flights, hotels, transfers and several tours. Avail Aug thru June.

$200 Off - Air Canada Sun Vacations
Book an Air & Hotel package to any Sun destination by Nov 2 and save $200pp. Or save $100pp on all packages to the U.S. and Europe. Valid for travel from Nov 1 - April 30.

US$36 -- World Premiere: Catch Me If You Can, Seattle
July 23 – Aug. 5, book by July 20. Save $25.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Monday Motivators

US$96 -- Disney World Hotels (Regularly $149)
Select dates Aug. 9 - Oct. 3. Book by July 25.

US$839 -- Sydney, Australia 8 Day Vacation
From LA with 5 hotel nts, breakfast daily and airline fuel surcharges. Travel Aug 24-Mar 22. Book by July 8.

US$324 -- Barbados 7-Night Scuba Diving Package (Land Only)
Hotel, breakfast, intro scuba (not certification). Sept 4-30. Book by July 15.

US$149 -- Luxurious Bermuda Resort thru October (Reg. $449)
Through October, book by July 7.

US$1099 -- 13-Night Transatlantic Cruise w/Air, Save $1000
Depart Miami on April 11, 2010 on Celebrity. Return airfare from Hamburg to Miami.