Sweet Deals

Travel Gems

I have previously shared two of my favorite travel deal websites (TravelZoo and Sherman’s Travel), but today I would like to pass along another travel gem. VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) is a wonderful website to find fabulous vacation rentals all over the world. You can filter your search to meet your specific requirements (i.e. beachfront, pool, number of bedrooms, pets allowed, etc.) and most rentals have full kitchens which can drastically reduce your travel costs by not having to eat out at a restaurant 3 times a day. Rob and I vacationed in Curacao last summer and we booked our condo through VRBO. It was one of our favorite vacations! The condo suited all of our needs and the view was absolutely breath-taking! Check out VRBO before planning your next travel destination.

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Nepal Trekking & Yoga Adventure

Nepal wasn’t exactly on my radar of places to go until I saw this travel package. This trip sounds amazing!! It is a 10 day trip filled with adventure. Unfortunately, the dates don’t really work for me. But it is something I will definitely keep my eye on in the future.

Nepal Adventure Package

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Amazing Deal Alert

This is an amazing deal for a trip to Costa Rica! This package includes airfare, 6 nights hotel accommodations, car rental, daily breakfast, and several tours for only $599. Rob and I went to Costa Rica for our honeymoon and I would highly recommend this destination. This vacation is a steal!

Costa Rica Deal

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Ireland in Autumn

This package is identical to our upcoming summer trip to Ireland, but priced for Autumn which will save you lots of $$$. If you are able to travel this fall, you should definitely check out this deal. It includes airfare, rental car, and 6 nights in a 3 bedroom villa at Adare Manor for only $999. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Ireland Deal

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Making It Happen

I am really fortunate in that I earn a good amount of vacation leave with my employer (the federal government!). But there is not a lot of flexibility in when I might use that leave. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty of opportunities, but I do have to adhere to specific timeframes that are generally the same from year to year, similar to a teacher’s schedule.

A lot of people ask me how I can afford to go on so many vacations. It’s easy if you know where to find the good deals! There are a ton of really sweet travel deals available to everyone if you just know where to look. Most of these travel deals offer big discounts on packages designed for specific travel dates. When I find a great deal that coincides with my availability for vacation leave, I typically jump on it. And that’s how it’s done folks.

Two of my favorite travel deal websites are Travelzoo and Shermanstravel. These sites compile a weekly list of their top travel deals. Subscribe to the site and get the weekly deals emailed to you automatically. Check out the weekly emails and if anything strikes your fancy, get ready to back your bags. On a regular basis I find amazing deals, but they often don’t coincide with my work schedule. But with a little patience, the right deal always comes around.

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