Monday, April 27, 2009
ROCKIN' THE BOAT
From Alaska to Maine, these remarkable trips bring you within gawking distance of some of America's greatest natural and man-made treasures. Plus, check out our slide show
A FIRST APPROACH
Here's a snapshot of Portugal's defining experiences: beaches, cultural cities, and food and wine. Get a sense of which ones fit your travel style and your budget.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
The online agency has apparently stopped adding a booking fee to its "taxes and fees" in response to Orbitz's identical move
. We compared the booking price of several hotels at Expedia and Orbitz and found that Expedia is now roughly matching Orbitz's rates, after taxes and fees are included.
CAST YOUR VOTE
We're very happy to report that BudgetTravel.com is one of five nominees for this year's Webby Award in the Travel category. This year's winners will be announced on May 5. Meanwhile, you've only got a few days left to vote for a separate Webby People's Voice Award
A quick getaway timed to Vivid Sydney, an international music-and-light festival debuting in late spring. Airfare, a four-night stay, a tour of the Sydney Opera House, a Rocks Pub tour with drinks, and a one-hour Discover Bondi tour are included from $875.
why it's a deal
BedandBreakfast.com's Tanks for Traveling promotion encourages guests to ditch cars and explore the outdoors. There are perks like dining certificates, a wine-and-cheese picnic, and a massage. Here's a sampling of packages in the East and Midwest, from $96.
why they're a deal
This 10-night Ukraine cruise along the Black Sea and the Dnieper River makes stops in Sevastopol, Yalta, Kherson, Zaporizhzhya, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kremenchug. Meals, guided shore excursions, and port charges are included, from $1,230.
why it's a deal