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feb 20 2015

Escape The Cold With These Warm-Weather Travel Deals

Hilton Hawaiian Village

Doesn't the beach sound great right about now? You can save on a getaway to beautiful Hilton Hawaiian Village among other places and beat the polar vortex blues.

(Courtesy Hilton Hawaiian Village)

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for spring. With more snow on the way this weekend for parts of the northeast, nothing sounds better right now than a quick getaway to somewhere—anywhere!—that is warm. Here, we've rounded up some great vacation deals, hotel specials, and travel sales to help you thaw out this winter.


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.


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.

may 31 2013

Ready to Go Shark-Diving?

How much would you pay to swim with a shark?

If, like me, your first reaction is to ask how much you yourself would be paid to do such a thing, you may be in an ever-decreasing minority. Shark-watching tourism is expected to grow in popularity over the next two decades. It currently generates about $300 million each year but is expected to reach nearly $800 million by, say, 2033. A recent study published in Oryx: The International Journal of Conservation, notes that while the shark fishing industry—fueled by an appetite in east Asia for shark-fin soup—currently generates about $630 each year in revenue, it will be eclipsed by shark tourism.

jul 14 2010

Readers' best California photos

Click the image to launch the slide show. (Courtesy Xrayme/myBudgetTravel)

We went looking for your best photos of California, one of the most geographically diverse states in the nation. Our 22 picks include hills covered in poppies in Three Rivers, ships battling in San Diego, a ghost town in Bodie, and fog rolling in over L.A.

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may 11 2010

The best hotel deals are on the West Coast

With the economy strengthening in some parts of the country, where are the best deals for hotels right now? We chatted with Clem Bason, President of the Hotwire Group, asking for the lowdown. He says Las Vegas, San Diego, Hawaii, Seattle, and Vancouver are showing the best offers.

apr 01 2009

This weekend: Butterflies flutter by at the San Diego Zoo

The blue morpho butterfly in mid-flight (Courtesy San Diego Zoo)

Who doesn't like the friendly butterfly? Starting this weekend, the San Diego Zoo will have thousands of the colorful insects on display at the Butterfly Jungle.

The zoo's Wild Animal Park will play host to the Hidden Jungle, an aviary that looks like a South American rain forest. Guests walk through as thousands of species of butterfly, including the blue morpho pictured here, flit from plant to plant, looking for pollen. A close encounter is almost guaranteed, as the butterflies often mistake people for flowers.

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