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Coachella Festival Travel Deals

coachella4There are music and art festivals, and then there’s Coachella. Set in the desert of the Coachella Valley south of Palm Springs, California, this three-day event brings together several different genres of musical acts and countless fans to enjoy some southern California sun every April since 1993.

Not everyone who goes to Coachella is from southern California, obviously, and not everyone who travels to the festival is rolling in cash. So whether you’re planning to carpool, take a Greyhound bus, or fly to get to the festival, we’ve got some information that will help you get to Coachella without breaking the bank.

>> In 2012, Coachella runs from April Ā 13 – 15 and 20-22.

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.

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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.

December Travel Deals

Although most people who are hunting for December travel deals are doing so because they’re making obligatory visits home to see family for the holidays, that’s certainly not the only reason people are traveling in December. And since the December holidays only cover a week or so of the month, there are three other weeks leading up to that when you might decide to take a trip. December is about more than the holidays, after all.

Since the December holidays are the biggest reason most people travel during the month, however, we’re going to start there.

January Travel Deals

For many people, December is a time to travel because you have to – not necessarily because you want to. We love the December holidays as much as the next person, and we certainly love hanging out with family (even if it means pre-dawn wake-up calls from the kids eager to open gifts), but traveling at Christmas is usually a headache and a half – not to mention expensive.

So, let’s assume you’ve survived Christmas travel (and, if you’re in the U.S., this likely follows Thanksgiving travel) and you need a real vacation to recover from your Christmas vacation. It’s time to reward yourself with a trip that’s all about what you want to do and where you want to go. And not only that, if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, it might be time to escape the cold for a little bit and remind your body what sun feels like.

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!

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.

Big savings for those who plan ahead AND book at the last minute

resortI have always been a bit of a procrastinator. Much to my mother’s dismay, I always wait until the last minute to do a lot of thingslike pack my bags (she’s always packed at least a week in advance), plan my next trip, write that term paper or do my taxes. While my strategy of waiting until the last minute to do things usually induces a little more stress than necessary, it has never actually bitten me in the ass too bad. Even when it comes to travel, I’m usually pretty good at scoring a great last-minute deal on everything from airfare to my hotel (especially in today’s buyer’s market travel world). Despite my procrastinating habits, I do realize that sometimes it pays to plan ahead. Especially when planning ahead can save you 40%. Travelocity Early Bird Sale! Plan Ahead and Save up to 40% on Hotels!

Summer travel deals are still super hot

airplane-departingAlmost everyone is tightening their belts these days as family budgets for just about everything seem to be smaller. However, luckily you aren’t the only one who has felt the effects of the shaky economy. The travel industry has also been hard hit, making for some great deals that allow you to still take that vacation this year without having to worry about busting your budget. In fact, there are lots of offers for free nights and rewards when you book travel, including a July sale at Expedia that gives you $50 back when you book your vacation. Expedia July Sale: Book a qualified 3+ night hotel stay & get a $50 Prepaid MasterCardĀ® card for gas!