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Luxury Travel Deals

Whether you’re the kind of person who typically travels in a luxe style or not, sometimes you feel the need to indulge yourself at a luxury resort. But unless your luxury travel dreams come with an expense account, what you really need to hunt for are luxury travel deals.

Luckily, luxury travel doesn’t always come with a high price tag. If you’re a little patient and you know where to look, you can find great luxury travel deals. Now, you’re still usually going to pay more for these trips than if you stayed at a hostel – it’s not like you can have a 5-star experience for a 1-star price (at least not usually). But you can have a 5-star experience for a 3-star price sometimes, and that can be enough to feel like you won the lottery.

When you’re looking for luxury travel deals, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to get the best deals.

All Inclusive Travel Deals

While one of the biggest benefits to booking an all inclusive trip is that they often mean you’re saving money on each component – airfare, hotel, car rental, etc. – that doesn’t mean you have to settle for whatever the first site you visit tells you is a good deal. With so many booking sites out there and the ability to easily search them, there’s no reason not to shop around to find the best all inclusive travel deals you can.

Last Minute Resort Deal Resources

When the mood strikes for a last minute vacation, often it’s because you just need a break – so the last thing you want to spend time doing is researching your trip. You just want to find a trip you like, click “buy,” then concentrate on getting on a plane and getting wherever you’re going. Which is why last minute resort deals are so popular.

With last minute resort deals, you don’t have to plan a thing. These all-inclusives can meet all your needs, and it’s all within easy reach. From where you sleep to where you eat to even what you’ll do during the day, you’re taken care of. And sometimes that’s all you want.

So if you’re looking for a last minute resort deal, here are some places to check.

Alaska Airlines: Fares to Go

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Do you plan to spend your summer vacation somewhere in the USA and look for a flight? Then check out the latest sale from Alaska Airlines. The sale is valid until June 10, 2010. The travel period is from June 15, 2010, to September 1, 2010*. Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days prior to your departure. The fares are not valid for travel on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Some of the routes on sale are:

  • Los Angeles to Mammoth, Reno $49
  • Portland to Spokane $49
  • San Jose to Kona $189
  • Los Angeles to Sun Valley $109
  • Oakland to Maui $229
  • Sacramento to Great Falls $159

Read more about the airline’s Special Web Fares .

Read more Alaska/Horizon Flight Deals

Family Travel Deals

familytravel9When many of us were kids, “family travel” meant piling everyone into the van with a tent and heading to a campground for a few days, hitting a National Park or two during summer break, or maybe spending some time at the closest beach each year. The concept of “family travel” has evolved quite a bit in the last few decades to include different kinds of trips – and, therefore, different kinds of families.

One thing that’s stayed the same, however, is that taking a whole family on a trip is more expensive than when you backpacked solo around Europe or did that college road-trip with your buddies, if for no other reason than you’ve got more people to think about – which translates into more airline tickets, more hotel beds, and more meals to buy. That, in turn, means it’s even more important to hunt for travel deals when you’re booking family trips.

We’ve posted a series of articles on this site recently that we think will help you plan a family trip without breaking the bank. You can consider this the “table of contents” to those articles, as they’re all linked below so you can find them easily.

Finding Adventure Travel Deals for Families

familytravel12The words “adventure travel” might conjure up ideas for trips that you wouldn’t think would be very family-friendly, but there are definitely family adventure trips that are great for all ages. Of course, you know your family best, and will be the best judge of what activities your kids will be able to handle or how interested your family will be in any given activity. But the good news is that there’s a huge variety in the kinds of family adventure trips that are out there for you to choose from – and the definition of “adventure” is pretty broad, too.

For some people, a trip might not be an adventure trip if it didn’t include sleeping in a tent, peeing in the woods, or buying specialty gear for things like absailing or hang gliding. But luckily for traveling families, the definition of “adventure trip” can also include activities like day-hikes, cycling tours, guided rafting trips, and ski trips – and many more family-friendly activities besides that.

Finding family adventure travel deals can be as simple as booking a cheap family adventure vacation package trip or as complicated as doing all the research yourself and booking everything you need separately. The former is far easier and typically comes with on-the-ground support, and the latter offers a great deal more flexibility. Which option is right for you is something only you can decide – but here are some things to think about.

All Inclusive Family Package Travel Deals: What to Consider

familytravel8While some people consider travel planning to be half the fun of travel, if you’re planning a trip for a family group it’s often that much nicer when you can get things done more quickly and with fewer steps. It’s not a research project you’re always looking for, after all – sometimes you really just want a vacation. Which is one of the many reasons all-inclusive package trips are so popular for family travel.

But it’s important to remember that just because a package trip calls itself “all-inclusive” doesn’t mean it will be cheap, or even that everything is included! When you’re hunting for all-inclusive family package travel deals, you need to make sure you know what the details are before you get too excited or hit the “buy” button. Here are some of the things to look for when you’re considering all-inclusive family package trips.

Southwest Airlines: Fabulous Fares to/from Philadelphia

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Do you plan to visit Philadelphia this spring? No, then you should because the latest sale from Southwest Airlines definitely makes the flight affordable.

Book your ticket by March 18, 2010 and travel between April 6 and May 26, 2010 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only. The fares don’t include the taxes and fees. Seats are limited.

Some of flights to/from Philly and one way fares are:

  • Austin, Boise, Dallas, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Portland, West Palm Beach $90
  • Chicago, Detroit, Jacksonville, Nashville $60
  • Cleveland, Manchester, Pittsburgh, Providence $30

Read more about this offer on this page.

Don’t forget to read the Southwest Airlines Vacations Current Deals

Read more Southwest Flight Deals.

Southwest Airlines: Deals from $49-$99 One Way

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Southwest Airlines is determined to offer you plenty more excuses to travel this spring. Book by February 22, 2010 11:59 pm Pacific Time for travel through May 19, 2010 (on Tuesday and Wednesday only) to benefit from their fantastic deals.

The fares do not include some taxes (which add up to about $20). Travel not available to/from Buffalo, NY; Ft Myers, FL; Jackson, MS; Washington (Dulles), DC.

Some of the flights and fares include in the offer are:

  • from Albany to Baltimore for as low as $49 one-way
  • from Albany to Chicago for as low as $99 one-way
  • from Albany to Washington for as low as $99 one-way
  • from Austin to Chicago for as low as $99 one-way
  • from Austin to Dallas for as low as $49 one-way
  • from Austin to Ft. Lauderdale for as low as $99 one-way
  • from Austin to Orlando for as low as $99 one-way
  • from Boston to Chicago for as low as $99 one-way
  • from Boston to Kansas City for as low as $99 one-way
  • from Denver to Chicago for as low as $99 one-way
  • from Denver to New Orleans for as low as $99 one-way
  • from Denver to Salt Lake City for as low as $49 one-way
  • from Ft. Lauderdale to New Orleans for as low as $94 one-way
  • from Ft. Lauderdale to Orlando for as low as $49 one-way
  • from Las Vegas to Dallas for as low as $99 one-way
  • from Las Vegas to Little Rock for as low as $99 one-way
  • from Las Vegas to San Antonio for as low as $99 one-way
  • from Los Angeles to Dallas for as low as $99 one-way
  • from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City for as low as $94 one-way
  • from New York to Chicago for as low as $99 one-way
  • from Orlando to Long Island for as low as $99 one-way

Read more about this offer here.

Don’t forget to read the Southwest Airlines Vacations Current Deals

Read more Southwest Flight Deals.

Frontier Airlines: Intro Fares to Santa Barbara

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Starting from June 4, 2010 Frontier Airlines is launching a new service to Santa Barbara, CA. Between June4 and July 4, 2010 you can earn double miles on flights from Denver to Santa Barbara and return.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Denver to Santa Barbara, daily at 12:35 p.m.
  • Denver to Santa Barbara, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun at 9:10 p.m.
  • Santa Barbara to Denver, daily at 3 p.m.
  • Santa Barbara to Denver, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat at 6:30 a.m.

Read more details on the airline’s official site.

Read more Frontier Airlines Flight Deals.