By Amanda Ficili
There’s never been a better time to visit the Disneyland Resort and with the upcoming openings of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street, you’ll want to get those bags packed and ready for an unforgettable summer vacation. (more…)
By Amy Drew Thompson
Now that Thanksgiving is over and the holidays are in full swing, Orlando experiences low season — the cool slice of fall through mid-December, then again in January and February. Park lines are shorter, humidity’s a distant memory, and cheap Orlando hotels abound. From campfire sing-a-longs at Disney to SeaWorld Orlando, stretch your vacation dollar further with some of these budget-friendly options:
By Derek Brown
Through the eyes of a child, Portland is a city teeming with opportunities for exploration. So round up your little Lewis and Clark and experience all the City of Roses has to offer: museums, fountains and an aerial tram. Here are 5-kid friendly attractions in Portland. (more…)
By Derek Brown
We all know that planes are packed, and the airlines need a little help when they overbook a flight. The solution: Make this summer vacation pay for your next airline ticket with a volunteer bump. The process — which works by volunteering to give up your seat in exchange for a later flight and travel voucher — can be especially fruitful during the busy summer travel season.
By Vince Font
You can find a good number of cheap Caribbean vacations that’ll make you do a double-take of disbelief when you view the final price tag. But with so many resorts to choose from, how do you find the best resort for the money? Minimize your risk: book a package — hotel plus flight — and go with one of these three cheap Caribbean vacation steals.
Get out of dodge in a pinch with last-minute flight deals from Virgin America, and you’ll find adventure in destinations across the U.S.
Virgin America for last minute fares!
Book by September 27, 2010, and travel through December 15, 2010, for cheap round-trips fares to popular U.S. destinations. Super cheap, sample fares include:
See individual flight sale for complete terms and conditions.
This week we’re smiling from ear to ear with an amazing flight sale from Virgin America! Book your trip by August 23, 2010 and travel through November 17, 2010 for fantastic flight deals from sea to shining sea.
Virgin America flights on sale to New York, Las Vegas and more:
This sale ends on Monday, so be sure to book your trip soon. For more details, see Virgin America’s complete terms and conditions.
Like bringing home a little piece of paradise as a vacation memento? Smart travelers know there’s no need to empty your wallet for expensive souvenirs. We’ve got the scoop from our budget-savvy travelers on the secrets to bringing home the best memories–without breaking the bank.
9 Thrifty travel tips for souvenir shopping from CheapTickets travelers:
Want to share your thrifty travel tip with us? Comment below or Tweet it to @CheapTickets and it might appear in our next list!
To celebrate the winners of our Too Cheap Too Advertise contest, CheapTickets is giving away another FREE trip to a Twitter follower this week. And it’s one you won’t want to miss: a 4-day/3-night getaway for two at the Las Vegas 5-star Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, including air! We can’t imagine a better way to share in the festivities, and we’re oh-so excited about our newest commercial, “Fishing Season,” from grand prize winner Brendan Walsh.
To enter the Twitter giveaway:
1. Follow @CheapTickets on Twitter (if you’re not doing so already)
2. Retweet the contest message posted on the @CheapTickets Twitter page by Monday.
The contest ends at 11:00 a.m. CT on Monday, August 9, so be sure to follow and retweet soon! The winner will be selected at random and announced on the @Cheaptickets Twitter page at the end of the contest. If it’s you, be sure to send a direct message via Twitter within 48 hours. Limit one entry per person/twitter address.
Tweet and celebrate now!
Read on for the official rules…
Scorsese-moonlighters who submitted their 30-second commercial ads for the CheapTickets’ Too Cheap Too Advertise contest did not disappoint. Their spots, which show how good it feels to save on CheapTickets, have made for an awesome selection of six finalists.
But now we need your help to choose the winner. Vote for your favorite ad and we’ll even throw in $100 toward your next vacation. That’s right: you get free entertainment from our six finalists plus you’ll score a great travel bonus on your next trip at CheapTickets.
Voting will be open through July 27, 2010. Cast your vote now.