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Articles for October, 2009

Cheap beach vacations

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

You know it’s time for a cheap beach vacation when the days get shorter, the heat is on full blast and clouds have, well, clouded the sun for the past week. Before you begin hibernating for the winter, why not check out CheapTickets’ cheap beach vacation deals.san-juan-water-and-beach-clug1

Cheap beach vacations in Barbados: The Crane Resort and Residences in Barbados is a great option for a cheap beach vacation. This cliff top-residential resort is not only known for its location, but also for its on-site cuisine. CheapTickets is offering up to 35 percent off astay of one or more nights between now and December 20, 2009.

Cheap beach vacations in Puerto Rico: Combine the excitement of a Las Vegas casino with the beauty of a white sand beach and you’ve got the San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino. Offering a variety of promotions-from free nights to free meals-you are sure to have money left over for the slots.

Cheap beach vacations in Hawaii: Get a four-star hotel at a two-star price when you stay at the JW Marriot Ihilani Resort and Spa at Ko Olina. CheapTickets is offering 50 percent off you stay at this resort, and some guests also qualify for free meals and other perks.

Cheap beach vacations are a great way to prepare you for the snowy winter ahead. When you book a cheap beach vacation on CheapTickets you will have access to amazing cheap beach vacation deals from free breakfast to 50 percent off your stay.

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Cheap ski vacations

Monday, October 19th, 2009

A cheap ski vacation might have once been an oxymoron, but not anymore. CheapTickets can show you how to sleep, play and dine for cheap near some of the worlds’ best ski resorts.

Snowboarders in Vail, Colo.

Snowboarders in Vail, Colo.

Cheap ski vacations in Vail, Colorado: Vail Mountain is an amazing place for a ski getaway, and while lift tickets aren’t the cheapest, you can ease the cost with a cheap hotel. There are many places in Vail, Colo. that offer up to 50 percent off your hotel stay. Sun Vail, for example, is offering 50 percent off at least a one-night stay through mid December. Most rooms and condos at Sun Vail offer kitchen amenities, so you don’t have to worry about the cost of slope-side meals.

Cheap ski vacations in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: If room rates from $50 per night plus the third night free sounds like a good deal, you should check out the Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyo.  Just six blocks from the Jackson Hole Town Square, the Snow King is the largest year-round hotel in the area. If you are looking to save on transportation costs, the Snow King offers a shuttle service to and from the airport so you don’t have to spend money on renting a car.

Cheap ski vacations in Lake Tahoe, California: Food can be expensive when you’re on vacation, especially for families. If you are looking to save extra money, check out Park Tahoe Inn in South Lake Tahoe. Offering both free breakfast and 35 percent off at least athree- night stay, you get much more for your money at the Park Tahoe Inn.

Even if you don’t have thousands to spend on a ski vacation, hitting the slopes for a cheap ski vacation is still possible. CheapTickets offers some of the best deals on cheap ski vacation at all the best ski resorts in the country.

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Disney hopes to inspire one million volunteer vacations in 2010

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Starting January 1, giving back to your community can help you go on a Disney vacation. Disney Parks recently announced they’re working with Hands On Network to help inspire one million people to volunteer in their communities through the “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” promotion.donald-duck

In return for working with one of the non-profit groups selected by Hands On Network, volunteers will receive a free one-day pass to a Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort theme park. What better way to get a Disney vacation than by doing a volunteer vacation? Sure, you don’t have to complete your volunteer work during a vacation to earn the free admission pass, but wouldn’t giving up your own free time to help others in need make that vacation feel that much more worth it?

Hands On Network program participants will be revealed on Jan. 1 through or (for Canadian residents) and volunteers can choose what non-profit organization they’d like to work with. With more than 70,000 non-profit agencies in the network, finding one that meshes with your interests should be easy. (more…)

Commonly asked questions about cheap cruise vacations

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

For travelers thinking about taking a cheap cruise, now is the time. CheapTickets is offering hundreds of cheap cruises on your favorite cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Lines. If you’ve never set sail, you might have some questions. Let CheapTickets answer some of the most commonly asked questions:Cheap Cruise

What does my cruise fare include?
In most cases, your cruise fare will include your room, meals in the buffet restaurants and main dining room, most entertainment, and 24-hour room service. It does not include discretionary items such as specialty restaurants, organized shore excursions, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, spa treatments, medical services, casino expenditures, or other miscellaneous items.

What type of clothes should I pack for my cruise?
Consider your cruise itinerary when deciding what to pack. For tropical cruises, you’ll want to take shorts, skirts or sundresses, pants, t-shirts, knit tops, one formal outfit and a bathing suit.  For cooler days or Alaska cruises pack warmer clothes such as sweaters, raincoats, and fleece. It is also a good idea to bring a pair of sneakers or rubber-soled shoes for deck sports. For international cruises, keep in mind that some shore excursions to shrines or religious sites require a more conservative dress code. (more…)