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aug 29 2014

Don't Miss These September Travel Sales!

Redbury Hotel Miami

Save on a stay at the Redbury in Miami thanks to their Stay 2 Get 1 Free promotion now thru Sept. 30th.

(Courtesy Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority)

Welcome to shoulder season! Here are some of our favorite hotel sales happening this month.

CARIBBEAN

FLASH SALE: You can save up to 50 percent on rates at the Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama Island when you book a stay of three or more nights this Labor Day Weekend for travel Sept. 1 thru Dec. 20th. Not only will rates start at $89 a night, but you'll also score a $250 resort credit per stay to use towards perks like spa treatments, dining, and resort-style golf. Click here for more info and to book your trip by Sept. 1st.

aug 02 2014

6 Places to See Endangered Species in Florida

Gatorland in Florida

Get up close and personal with Florida wildlife at Gatorland the next time you're visiting Orlando, Florida.

(Courtesy JoshHallett/Flickr)

With 663 miles of coast calling to beach lovers, theme parks in Orlando and surrounding areas for thrill seekers, and nightlife in Miami for people who like to party, there's plenty to do in The Sunshine State. But where do animal lovers go? Here are six places where you can spot endangered animals both in captivity and in nature. 

jun 20 2014

Mark Your Calendars: Don't Miss The CyberSummer Sale This Saturday!

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Puerto Rico

You can score a deal on a stay at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in Puerto Rico during the CyberSummer sale on Saturday, June 21st.

(Courtesy San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino)

For one day only, you can score major discounts on 20 hotels in Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America with the CyberSummer Sale on Saturday, June 21st. All deals must be booked between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, June 21st, and depending on the package, travel dates are available throughout the summer and in some cases, until Dec. 31, 2014. Check out these specials:

apr 25 2014

Five Unforgettable Vacations for Under $100/Night!

Charming Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is one world-class destination that won't break the bank!

(Mike Clime/Dreamstime)

Here at Budget Travel, we know nobody wants to skimp on vacation—it’s the time for great food, luxurious surroundings, and breathtaking scenery. But what if we told you that all that can be yours for less than $100 a day? Contributing Editor Darley Newman joined Today show hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda to share five “real” budget destinations:

aug 22 2013

How to Save Money This Labor Day Weekend 2013

The World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta

Where will you go this Labor Day weekend?

(Courtesy of The World of Coca-Cola)

Who says getting away for the long weekend has to be expensive? We've already covered the best getaways that should be on your travel radar—here, we present more ways to save money this Labor Day weekend.

oct 19 2012

Dining Vouchers: A New Way To Save Money On Vacation

Dessert at The Melting Pot

Dessert at The Melting Pot in Fort Lauderdale may cost you less with a voucher from Destination Meals.

(Courtesy phil_g/Flickr)

If you're planning a trip to South Florida anytime soon, especially the greater Miami, Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale areas, keep your eye on Destination Meals, a website that offers meal vouchers to help visitors cut down on dining expenses. The website targets out-of-towners with $15 vouchers good for $30 worth of food and drinks at select restaurants in 17 cities including Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Miramar, and Pembroke Pines. You can purchase the vouchers through the website or from your travel agent.

oct 17 2012

Five Museums You Won't Want to Miss

Fans of gelato will want to visit the new museum devoted to the sweet treat in Italy.

(Courtesy Nalawriting/flickr)

Museums aren't always just about the art. Case in point: the new museum that just opened in Italy devoted to all things gelato. We found five museums in the works around the world that hold artifacts from musical groups and historic battles. And ok, yes, there is one art museum in there as well.

mar 30 2012

GuestMob: New Site Offers Top-Shelf Hotels, 20 to 50 Percent Off

The Miami skyline at night. (Courtesy chelley/myBudgetTravel)

What if you could get discounts similar to Priceline's opaque hotel-bidding option, only you weren't totally in the dark about where you'd stay?

GuestMob, which launched in 20 U.S. cities recently, promises to combine discounts similar to those offered by the opaque bidding services of Priceline and Hotwire, only with some of the worrisome mystery removed from the equation.

mar 13 2012

And America's Best Beach Is…

St. Pete Beach, FL (Courtesy Tripadvisor)

Even after a warm winter, there's nothing like early–onset spring to get the mind in beach vacation mode. And from sea to shining sea, America's not short on beaches to brag about. But which of them ranks supreme among public opinion? Surprise: it's not in Hawaii or California. It's in Florida, but—surprise, again!—it's not Miami or the Keys.

nov 13 2009

Where to eat and sleep in Miami?

We're adding brand-new pages on Miami and need your help to build them. Our stories regularly report on great finds, including the Townhouse Hotel in South Beach, whose chic white-on-white rooms start at $99; Spris Pizza, which has a Beat the Clock deal between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., with 13-inch pies priced according to the time; and the newly renovated Clevelander South Beach, where oceanview suites go for $159 through the end of 2009.

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