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Valentine’s Day Travel Deals

valday2There are plenty of arguments – good ones, too – for treating every day like Valentine’s Day. Any day other than February 14th isn’t marketed to death, for starters, and if you honor your sweetheart with a romantic getaway in (let’s say) April you’ll score extra points. But if you’ve still got to deliver something amazing on Valentine’s Day itself, then do your bank account a favor and look for Valentine’s Day travel deals.

Yes, come February Valentine’s Day travel deals abound – from a quick overnight escape to a posh hotel nearby to an extended break on a deserted island. So even if you haven’t noticed, chances are good your sweetie has. But are those deals really deals? How can you find the best prices on airfare for Valentine’s Day? We’ll take a look at some of the best ways to find Valentine’s Day travel deals in this article.

>> In 2012, Valentine’s Day is a Tuesday.

How to Find Cheap Valentine’s Day Airfare

valday1Valentine’s Day may be one of the most maligned holidays of the year. If you’re single, it’s annoying to hear about lovebirds. If you’re in a relationship, there’s always the question of how “big” to go for Valentine’s Day. And to some people, it feels like a holiday that’s been taken over by Hallmark and turned into the antithesis of a romantic occasion.

But here’s the thing – whether you’re in a relationship or not, Valentine’s Day is a recognized holiday for which the travel industry typically offers specific travel deals. So if you’re into travel, you’d be crazy not to at least look at them. And when the President’s Day holiday falls right after Valentine’s Day, you’ve got yet another excuse to take a long weekend. Who doesn’t like long weekends?

Here are some tips to help you find cheap airfare for Valentine’s Day trips.

>> Valentine’s Day 2012 falls on a Tuesday.

Honeymoon Travel Deals

honeymoon5Whether you’re an experienced traveler or this is your first big trip, you want your honeymoon to be perfect. And while we can’t do anything about the weather, the view from your balcony, or your knack for getting food poisoning wherever you go, we can help you find great deals on honeymoon travel.

This past week we published a series of articles with information you’ll need to plan your honeymoon – from finding cheap airfare to some ideas for where to go. We wanted to make sure you didn’t miss any of the tips we’ve been talking about, so we have collected them all here in an easy-to-find post.

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, and we hope you have a fantastic time on your honeymoon!

Most Popular Honeymoon Destinations

honeymoon2In an earlier article, we looked at some of the places you might want to consider for a cheap honeymoon trip that’s still romantic. Some of those destinations were places you’d probably consider for a honeymoon even without us mentioning them – but others might not have been on your radar.

The destinations in this article, however, are on almost everyone’s radar – these are the most popular honeymoon destinations.

Maybe you’re the kind of person who wants to be in with the in crowd, so you want to pick a traditionally popular destination for your honeymoon. Maybe you’re hoping to get away from other honeymooners so you’ll use this list of the hottest honeymoon spots as your guide to what places to avoid. Either way, we hope it’s useful to you.

6 Options for Romantic & Cheap Honeymoon Destinations

honeymoon3You don’t have to be an adventurous traveler who gets away somewhere new every single year to plan a non-traditional honeymoon trip. Sure, a honeymoon in Italy or Hawaii might be the kind of thing little girls dream about when they think about the honeymoon they’ll take one day, but it doesn’t take a genius to realize that when a destination is incredibly popular as a honeymoon spot then it’s more likely to be a costlier vacation. So if you’re traveling on a budget, you may need to look elsewhere on the globe.

Does taking a budget honeymoon mean you’re stuck spending your first days as a married couple in Kansas City or Cleveland? Absolutely not. There are all kinds of locations around the world that are plenty romantic but won’t break the bank – and what’s more, they’ll set you apart from all your other newly married friends because they’re atypical honeymoon destinations.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of cheap honeymoon destinations, but this list should get you brainstorming other places you could go for your honeymoon that are the ideal combination of having a romantic atmosphere and being budget-friendly.

Cheap Flights to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Cheap Flights to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Jo-Jo, a friendly bottle-nosed dolphin, greets visitors in the unbelievably clear and warm turquoise waters off beautiful Grace Bay on this paradise island, where miles of sugary white dunes and pristine beaches are protected by a healthy coral barrier reef. It is hardly surprising that this tropical wonderland has become the most developed of the Turks and Caicos Islands, alluring to thousands of diving enthusiasts and holidaymakers intent on getting away from it all.

Although well equipped with tourist facilities like an international airport, superb hotels, a casino, golf club and small shopping malls, Providenciales remains largely unspoilt. The beaches stretch for miles and on some of the little offshore cays it is still possible to imagine you are Robinson Crusoe. Unlike the famous literary castaway, however, visitors to Providenciales (known usually as Provo€) have purely pleasurable pursuits to occupy themselves with. Most find it difficult to tear themselves away from the beach, but when they do there are hundreds of activities on offer, from scuba diving to kayaking, parasailing to windsurfing, fishing and sailing.

Cheap Flights to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Cheap Flights to Trinidad and Tobago

Cheap Flights to Trinidad and Tobago

The island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, known colloquially as “TNT”, consists of the two southernmost Caribbean islands, which are geologically an extension of the South American continent. While individually the islands contrast vastly in character, together they offer the best of everything one can expect from a Caribbean experience.

Trendy Trinidad, site of the bustling capital Port of Spain, is sophisticated, cosmopolitan and culturally diverse, its vibrancy reflected in its main attraction, the annual Carnival. Locals spend most of the year preparing for the lavish February fling which is an orgy of calypso music and dance, steel bands, food, dazzling costumes and marvellous floats. The chic capital, with its colonial style houses set beside modern high-rise towers, continually hums with colourful markets, bazaars, and malls, with a mish-mash of gothic-style cathedrals, mosques and Hindu temples testifying to the diversity of cultures and creeds that throng the streets.

Cheap Flights to Trinidad and Tobago

Cheap Flights to Tahiti

Cheap Flights to Tahiti

French Polynesia’s main island of Tahiti (meaning ‘the gathering place’) stands sentinel over her surrounding sisters like a proud queen, her soaring interior mountains sheltering deep valleys, plummeting waterfalls and crystal streams flowing down to the rugged coastline of black and white sand beaches and blue lagoons. The island is actually two islands, Tahiti-Nui and Tahiti-Iti, joined by a narrow isthmus.

Most holidaymakers start their island idyll at the international Faa’a Airport at Papeete, Tahiti’s capital and the commercial hub of French Polynesia. The small, busy city has a French flavour and laid-back atmosphere, worth exploring for its vibrant Central Market, pearl shops, attractive waterfront with its unique mobile diners, and a selection of excellent restaurants. Another must for visitors is to take a round-the-island tour, along the 73-mile (117km) road encircling the island, passing historic monuments, museums, beaches, ruined temples, waterfalls, gardens and dramatic scenery.

Cheap Flights to Tahiti