Smooth Hound

http://www.smoothhound.co.uk/ This website is my all time favorite place to look for accommodations. From this site you can search for accommodations around the world. The thing I really love about Smooth Hound is that they not only list the bigger hotels but also smaller private hotels, guest houses and B&B’s which the larger travel search … [Read more…]

Photo Contests

Got some great travel photo’s? Try entering them into these travel photo contests and win some great prizes. Smithsonianhttp://photocontest.smithsonianmag.com/ Highlife Travelhttp://www.bahighlife.com/Competitions-and-Offers/Photo-Competition/Gallery.html

Searching for that Cruise Deal

I am a huge bargain traveler. I never just open a brochure, find a cruise I want and pay the brochure price. First I go to the cruise line’s website and price the cruise I want. I also check their specials section. You would think if they were running a special on my cruise it … [Read more…]

Travel Contests

Montanahttp://nationalgeographic.promo.eprize.com/montana/Prize: A 7 day/6 night Montana National Park vacation package for two.Ends: Jan. 31, 2010 Trip to Hollywoodhttp://www.travelproupintheair.com/Prize: A 4 day/3 night trip for two to Los Angeles, California staying at The Beverly Hilton, plus two Travelpro carry-on sized suitcases and two Hollywood tour packages.Ends: Jan. 15, 2010 Any U.S. Locationhttp://www.justblinds.com/static/destination_contest.cfmPrize: An all-expenses paid vacation … [Read more…]

Long Layovers

If you have ever experienced a long layover in a connecting city you know how miserable it can be. How much shopping can you really do in a airport. On my upcoming trip to South Africa my family will have a 5 hour layover in London on the way there and a 8 hour layover … [Read more…]

Travel Contests

LOS CABOS LUXE GETAWAY” SWEEPSTAKEShttp://www.gourmetscoop.com/offers_loscabos0909.aspDeadline: 12/31/2009Three-night stay at Las Ventanas al Paraiso Enjoy deluxe accommodations in a Junior Suite with majestic ocean viewsFirst-class, round-trip tickets for two on Continental Airlines Exclusive cooking class for two Enjoy a private hands-on cooking experience with the resort’s chef in their Herb Garden Kitchen Round-trip transfers between San Jose … [Read more…]

Unusual Amenities

In todays economy competition between luxury hotels is reaching a whole new level. Hotels are coming up with creative ways to woo customers. Checkout these unusual amenities. Mandarian Oriental Hotel in Miami www.mandarinoriental.comWhen it comes to popping the question the hotel will help you make it unforgettable by arranging a private beach dinner with the … [Read more…]

Virgin America Sale

Virgin America is having a great sale. Travel is valid between December 3, 2009 and May 23, 2010. Book by Dec.8, 2009 http://www.virginamerica.com/va/search.do?method=exitHappier Here are some of the available fares: (fares are for each way) San Francisco Las Vegas $39*San Francisco Los Angeles $39* San Francisco Orange County $39*San Francisco San Diego $39*San Francisco Seattle … [Read more…]

Travel Contests

Trip to New Yorkhttp://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/budlightwheat/Eligibility: Legal Residents of the 50 United States & DC (Void in FL & CA), 21+Entry Frequency: Single Entry (Per Person/Email Address)Deadline: 16-November-2009 Win a Trip to Rock Camp from Lifetime & Glade (Rock the Cradle Sweepstakes)Eligibility: Legal Residents of the 50 United States & DC, Age of Majority+Entry Frequency: Daily Entry … [Read more…]