Summer Travel—-Culinary Tours and Fourth of July Savings

Some of Seattle’s most popular chefs are heading up a unique tour this summer designed to get foodies to hit the road for a taste of the Northwest. The top-rated chefs are teaming up with Gray Line of Seattle bus company this summer for eight new culinary tours. Each tour features a visit with a chef from a popular Seattle restaurant. Participating eateries include Crush, Troiani Ristorante Italiano, El Gaucho, Sky City at the Space Needle, Chandlers Crabhouse on Lake Union, Daniel’s Broiler at Lake Union, Waterfront Grill and Palisade. During the tour individual chefs will greet participants at the … Continue reading

Summer Travel—What’s New in D.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta

WASHINGTON, D.C. The National Mall is sporting a new look these days. A real temple has been constructed at the popular tourist site as part of the 42nd annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which this year includes a celebration of the culture of the little-known Kingdom of Bhutan. Event organizers say carpenters from the Himalayan kingdom traveled to Washington to help build the authentic Bhutanese lhakhang, or temple, along with other examples of Bhutanese architecture. Once it is complete the temple will be one of the largest traditional buildings ever erected on the Mall. The exhibit, “Bhutan: Land of the Thunder … Continue reading

Snow Skiing in the Middle of Summer and Where to Get Bugged Out in the Big Easy

It may be sweltering hot in your neck of the woods, but somewhere in the world people are packing on layers of Lycra under their parkas and getting ready to cut into fresh power on snowy slopes. If would rather glide down a mountain on snow skis than navigate wakes on water skis then consider heading to the Southern Hemisphere this summer to tear down the slopes of Argentina and Chile. Some of South America’s most popular ski resorts, such as Bariloche, Argentina, Portillo, Chile, Valle Nevado, Chile, and Termas de Chillan, Chile (where a new casino and volcano-heated spa … Continue reading

Family-Friendly Summer Travel Bargains

Whether you’re interested in spending quality family time getting up close to an endangered Amur leopard or you prefer ferrying around the waterways around the beautiful state of Maine these next summer travel deals will allow you to do so without going broke in the process. Take a look: MAINE Casco, Maine is known by the locals as the world’s most charming city by the bay. And during the summer months it becomes a haven for families who love to explore in the great outdoors. You can start in Portland’s historic downtown with its fascinating side streets; browse for local … Continue reading

Why Cash Strapped Families Should Vacation in Canada this Summer

Who says the only way you can get your hands on a spectacular summer travel deal is to travel down south? On the contrary, Canada is just as eager to lure travelers to their neck of the woods while the temperatures are mild. To get families to visit the sprawling region numerous local lodgings are offering outstanding summer travel bargains. Take a look: Prince Edward Island The popular island is helping travelers celebrate a major milestone this summer—the 100th anniversary of “Anne of Green Gables.” You and your family can join in the festivities by booking a room at Kindred … Continue reading

More Incredible Summer Airfare Bargains

With the skyrocketing price of fuel and the dimwitted idea of charging to check in a single suitcase it’s no wonder why millions of families around the world have decided not to fly this summer. I was one of the millions until… yesterday. That’s when I received an airfare alert from my favorite travel website and saw that incredible summer airfares really do exist. I listed some of the most outstanding ones in my previous blog and have included other spectacular summer savings that are too good to pass up below: Costa Rica Why hang out in your backyard this … Continue reading

Sizzling Summer Airfare Bargains

It took the demise of one of my favorite airlines and the introduction of an insane new carrier fee for me to finally stop procrastinating and sign up for a service that tracks down the most affordable airfare rates available. It what might be the smartest move I’ve made in a long time–I finally became a member of the team. I can’t say enough about the incredible deals offered by this travel site that employs analysts to monitor every airline and search for the lowest fares on the market. What I love about this site is that once you … Continue reading

Saving on Summer Travel—-More Southern Bargains

Whether your family loves to spend time together in the great outdoors or enjoys visiting historic sites and learning what life was life for clans in the early 1900s, the Southern region of the United States has you covered. Several major lodgings from Tennessee to South Carolina are trying to get families to sample life down south this summer by offering outstanding travel deals. If you have been debating whether your family’s budget can handle a group trip the following packages might just have what it takes to convince you to hit the road. Take a look: TENNESSEE If you … Continue reading

Summer Travel: Saving Money Down South

Who says you have to jet off to Mexico, Hawaii or the Caribbean to enjoy a sizzling summer vacation? If you want to spend less but get more out of your next family trip consider heading to the Southern portion of the U.S. That’s where you’ll find some hot deals on cool family-friendly events. Take a look: ATHENS, GEORGIA It’s probably best known as the hometown of the mega-popular band R.E.M. and this summer the city of Athens, Georgia is rolling out the red carpet for music-loving families. From June 18-22, 2008, the historic downtown area will host the 12th … Continue reading

Affordable Summer Travel—Timing is Everything

No doubt about it, when it comes to finding travel deals timing is key. Especially if you are looking for bargains to tropical destinations such as the Caribbean. The good news is we are entering the slow period for places like Bermuda and Aruba, which hike their prices during the busy winter and spring months. If you have always dreamed of relaxing on the sunny shores of Grand Cayman or sipping tropical libations while floating in Bermuda’s cobalt blue waters now is the time to do so without going bankrupt in the process. Check out these discounted island vacations that … Continue reading