|0||by Celia Shatzman||Architecture, Art + Culture, Charming Hotels, Food + Drink, Great Public Spaces, Historical Travel, Landmarks and Monuments, Pop Culture and Travel, Public Art, Shopping, Temples and Churches, Urban Parks, Walking Tours, Chicago, Helpful Websites, Local and Public Transportation, Trip Ideas|
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The last-minute hotel-booking app HotelTonight has been a longtime favorite of ours here at BT. The genius is in its simplicity: Wait until 12 p.m. for across-the-board price drops the day you want to book a hotel (or 6 p.m. for deeper discounts), then scoop up deals on properties ranging from "Solid" to "High Roller." (HotelTonight says its prices tend to be 18 percent less than Expedia's or Booking.com's.)
|0||by Jamie Beckman||San Juan, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, Savannah, Chicago, New Orleans, Cambridge, Boston, Brooklyn, New York City, Charlotte, Raleigh, Portland, Philadelphia, Charleston, Austin, Arlington, Seattle, Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX, Boston, MA, Charleston, SC, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA San Francisco, CA, Miami, FL, New Orleans, LA, New York City, NY, Orlando, FL, Palm Springs, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ, Portland, OR, Raleigh-Durham, NC, Raleigh, NC, San Diego, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Savannah, GA, Scottsdale, AZ, Seattle, WA, Tampa, FL, Apps, Cell Phones and PDAs, Hotels, Technology, Trip Ideas, Hip and Trendy|
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." —Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Talk about travel inspiration! That was the only reason '80s icon Ferris Bueller needed to devise the coolest staycation in movie history: ditching high school with pals one last time before graduation for an epic day in the city of Chicago, from cheering on the Cubs at Wrigley Field to having an existential moment at the Art Institute of Chicago.
|0||by Celia Shatzman||Art + Culture, Art + Culture, Festivals, Museums, Music and Dancing, Pop Culture and Travel, Theater, Chicago, Trip Ideas|
Everyone knows that procrastination typically doesn’t pay off. But it does if you’re still looking to book a spring break vacation this year.
Down to the wire and still hunting for a bargain? Check out these destinations first! For spring break, they have some of the lowest average hotel rates, according to new data from Priceline.com, whether you want to hit the beach, ski some fresh powder, or take advantage of sunny outdoor activities.
|0||by Jamie Beckman and Celia Shatzman||Adventure, Beaches, Islands, Mountains, Nature Appreciation, Road Trips, Warm Weather, Costa Rica, Toronto, Phoenix, Long Beach, Palm Springs, Denver, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Chicago, St. Paul, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Austin, Salt Lake City, Airfares & Flying, Apps, Before the Trip, Cell Phones and PDAs, Helpful Websites, Hotels, Student Travel, Technology, Trip Ideas|
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Los Angeles, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, New York City, Airfares & Flying, Airlines, Before the Trip|
Have you ever been questioned or asked to de-board a plane because of your physical appearance or the language you speak?
Southwest Airlines is under media scrutiny for two reports last week that it may have singled out passengers who were Muslim or of Middle Eastern background. (In addition, just last night, Southwest diverted a flight because of what it termed “unruly behavior” by three passengers, who appear to have been removed from the flight.)
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Chicago, Airlines, Airport Check-in, Safety and Security|
It's amazing what you can get for less than 200 bucks at a B&B. Along with delicious eats and personable innkeepers, each of these spectacular inns offers private baths, complimentary Wi-Fi, and luxurious perks galore. Plus, they're located near some of America's most popular cities and attractions.
Peter Shields Inn, Cape May, New Jersey
|0||by BedandBreakfast.com||BandB's/Inns and Lodges, Romance, California, Chicago, New Orleans, Whitefish, Cape May, Taos, Durham, Texas, Vermont, Seattle, Family Travel|
At BT, we love indulging in affordable spas when we travel. If you do too, now is a great time to take that relaxing spa vacation you've been dreaming about: October 12–18 is Spa Week, a magical time when mega-expensive treatments—think fancy pumpkin facials and soothing Swedish massages—are offered at deep discounts at luxe spas across the country. Most services are just $50.
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Spas and Pampering, Scottsdale, Huntington Beach, West Palm Beach, Chicago, New York City, New York City, Chicago, IL, Scottsdale, AZ, West Palm Beach, FL, Girlfriend Getaways, Women's Travel|
Indulge your inner Julia Child on your next vacation—no plane ticket to Paris necessary.
A new hands-on cooking class deal from Travelzoo offers half-priced courses from Le Cordon Bleu chefs at Bleu Ribbon Kitchen locations in 16 U.S. cities: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Pasadena, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Scottsdale, and Seattle.
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Cooking Classes, Food + Drink, Scottsdale, Pasadena, Sacramento, San Francisco, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Portland, Austin, Dallas, Seattle, Food + Drink|
Looking to take a romantic getaway for Valentine's Day or enjoy a long weekend trip in honor of Presidents' Day? Here are the deals you won't want to miss!
• The Wolfeboro Inn in Wolfeboro, NH, is offering a special Valentine's Day weekend package with rates from $189 a night including a chilled bottle of Moscato and homemade sweets upon arrival, a $60 voucher for dinner for two at Wolfe's Tavern, Sunday brunch for two, and a 1 p.m. late checkout on Sunday, Feb. 15th. Based on availability; valid on Feb. 14th only. Please call 1-800-451-2389 or book this deal online.
|0||by Kaeli Conforti||Romance, California, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Maryland, New York City, Virginia, Wisconsin, Trip Ideas, Family Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, Women's Travel|