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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.

Romantic Travel Deals

They say there’s no better way to test a relationship than by traveling with someone. If the relationship passes the test, you’re in store for a lifetime of great travel memories shared with someone you love, not to mention the discounts that come from traveling as a couple.

If the relationship doesn’t pass the test, well – that’s another story… But let’s focus on the positive, shall we?

Solo travelers may have to keep their eyes open for the dreaded term “single supplement,” but traveling couples are lucky in that so many travel specials are geared toward people traveling in pairs. The articles linked here are all about helping you save money on a romantic trip with your sweetheart – or just saving money on a trip with a companion.

Couples Travel Tips

Ask anyone who regularly travels solo why they do, and inevitably one of the things that comes up is that they don’t have to consult with anyone else on their plans – they simply do what they like, when they like. But for those who travel with a significant other, traveling as a couple can give you the opportunity to grow both individually and together – assuming, that is, that you’re willing to compromise.

Traveling with a loved one can be the ultimate test of a relationship, and in some cases it can tell you whether your future adventures will be solo ones while your sweetheart stays home. Traveling as a couple takes work, just as any aspect of being in a relationship takes work, but that doesn’t have to detract from your ability to enjoy your vacation.

>> Couples travel deals

Couples Travel Deals

There will probably always be some debate about whether it’s better to travel on your own or with someone else, but the truth lies – as it so often does – somewhere in between. One thing that makes traveling with another person a good idea, however, is that you can save money. As counter-intuitive as it might seem, finding couples travel deals is often easier than finding solo travel deals.

Most package trips, cruises, and resorts cater to couples, whether they advertise it that way or not. Room rates are typically based on “double occupancy,” which obviously favors people traveling in a pair, and it’s solo travelers who have to figure out how to avoid the single supplement.

At the same time, however, by simply naming a particular special a “couples travel deal” it’s easy for a resort or cruise to make it look like they’re offering great luxury travel deals when they’re not. And if you’re in the mood for a romantic trip, the right marketing can cause you to overlook the fact that the whole thing might be overpriced to begin with.

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.

How to Find Cheap Honeymoon Airfare

honeymoon1Ahh, love is in the air – everywhere you look around! At least that’s what it feels like when you’re thinking about your upcoming wedding. And for many couples, even if the headaches caused by wedding planning get to be overwhelming, at least there’s the delight of a honeymoon getaway to look forward to. If you love to travel and spend all your extra money on it, you’ll no doubt be excited about yet another excuse to get outta town. If you’re not a regular traveler you’re probably still giddy about your honeymoon – but you may need even more tips about saving money on the trip.

That’s where we come in.

The truth is that many of the tips you’ll read below about finding cheap airfare for your honeymoon are the same tricks we’d recommend you use any time you’re hunting for cheap airfare. These are tried-and-true methods of making sure you stand the best chance of not paying through the nose for an airline ticket. But when you’re traveling for your honeymoon, it can be even more important to pay attention to these things – because, above all, you don’t want an unexpectedly high price for an air ticket to sour the whole honeymoon experience for you.

Keep in mind that depending on where you’re going on your honeymoon (i.e. if you’re going somewhere really popular), some of these tips will become critical money-saving tools. Here are our best tips for how to find cheap airfare for your honeymoon.

Romantic Getaways that will make your heart go boom, boom, boom

sealyromance.jpgRomance is an interesting concept. Some people can be swept off their feet by a quiet dinner. Others will swoon after receiving some flowers. And others will get all warm and cuddly when their loved one buys them a six-pack of good beer (that’s me, if you are reading this, honey). In short, one person’s romance is another person’s beverage. Or something like that.

What constitutes a romantic vacation is also up for debate. Sharing a hammock on a deserted beach might make the sparks fly or it could lead to a nasty argument and a lot of sunburn. A trip to the big city could be wonderful or it could end up in disaster. That ski trip you always wanted to take with your significant other? Hit or miss. Fortunately, there are many places in this world where one can travel and where one can have a romantic time that fits their romantic needs.

Travelocity is doing their best to make sure that all of us have happy and healthy relationships. They have a number of romantic getaways that are on sale. Saving money can be very romantic in itself. Especially if it involves saving money on a six-pack of good beer.