Find your next vacation. Yes, YOU!
If you’re anything like us, you know you want to go on vacation. But you also work really hard for your money, so you want to go somewhere where you can get a deal AND also feel like you are having a NICE vacation! Luckily, now, with a little bit of searching, you can find some GREAT deals and consequently have a FANTASTIC vacation!
Below I have shared with you some of my favorite ways to hear about travel deals, and I think you’ll agree—it’s easy to become inspired to go somewhere when you feel you’re getting a good value. Many times, these sites will even send the deals directly to you regularly, so you don’t even have to go searching. You just choose <BUY>! How easy is that?!
Voyij allows you to find those deals which specifically apply to your departing airport. So, you can select your departing airport (for me that’s Kansas City), and then you have four categories to address:
1) <Destination>: Where do you want to go (and you get a drop down list)
2) <Departing>: You choose “all dates” or a specific date.
3) <Budget>: There’s a list of choices.
4) <Deal type>: Flight, Hotel, or Package
You can vary the results based on adjusting your selections from the four categories. Once you’ve specified your wishes, you choose <find sale>. Voyij will then—you guessed it—find the sale! You will be amazed with the results. Really.
You can also request a “Travel Deal Alert” where you can specify your home airport, destination, what kind of deal you’re looking for, specific month, price range etc…and they’ll just send you an email when those stars align. It’s a beautiful thing.
The Twitter feed is also fantastic. If you tweet, make sure to follow @voyij. (Oh and @Real_Life101 while you’re at it!)
This site has some really fantastic deals, and my favorite thing about it is the weekly VIP email they send me. Fancy, it is not, but it makes vacation so accessible for everyone. This is where you’re going to find those really crazy $200 weekly deals, and it’s a GREAT place to find airfare deals particularly if you are going abroad or tropical. You can save a TON of dough. I recently saw a RT airfare from Kansas City to Maui for $365. I mean, WOW!! It makes me think I actually WILL get to take my belated Hawaiian honeymoon someday!
Sign up to receive the “Top 20 travel deals weekly” in the upper right-hand corner of the home page. You won’t regret it. I promise.
This is a special and extremely valuable blog hosted by Conde Nast Traveler. They scour all of the fantastic deals out there and find the best of the best. Enter your email address, and again, they’ll send the deal to your inbox every time there is an update (about once or twice a week typically).
I will say—the deals on here are amazing—particularly if you like fancy schmancy vacations (as I must confess, I do!)—and even if you don’t, you’ll probably find something that strikes your fancy. I would also say, this is marketed towards a clientele who is comfortable going all over the world, so these deals aren’t going to be the “5 nights in Vegas for $250” type-deals. They’re going to be a little more exotic in nature, but I think that’s kind of fun. It takes you out-of-the- box, so-to-speak.
CONCLUSION FROM REAL LIFE 101
Add these sites to your “favorites” folks because I promise, they do not disappoint! Just promise me you’ll read them… and you’ll click on the links… and you’ll enjoy ALL the possibilities… Even if you don’t have a vacation anywhere in sight, these places will inspire you…to work harder… to enjoy life…to daydream…to think of all the possibilities out there for you….and that alone, has tremendous value.