The missus and I have come to a point in our lives where the only thing we really long for is travel. We'll go just about anywhere we've never been before. If it's on two wheels, four, or a jet we're game.
I guess we fit neatly into the "Experientials" category.
I've noticed over the past several years that all the major internet sites like Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, etc. offer pretty much the exact same product at the exact same price -
AND - it's really hard to find a smokin' deal since the whole system is pretty much gamed - just like the stock market.
With the economy tanking AGAIN it's a perfect time
to get one hell of a deal on luxury travel since it gets hit nailed hard and fast in a tough economic times. One of the best sites I've found for quality vacations is sponsored by Travel and Leisure Magazine. The thing I like best about the deals they offer is that you don't need to worry about the quality of the hotel where you'll be staying. Even at a bargain rate it's going to be darned nice.
We just came back from a 10 day stay in Deer Valley, Utah. We stayed at a four diamond hotel for $105.00 a NIGHT!
That's what you would normally pay for a cheesy Holiday Inn room off the freeway in the middle of peak summer travel season in Utah.
It was absolutely excellent and way, way beyond our expectations. A picture of our room is below.
I found the deal here: Luxury vacations at Vacationist
...and yes, I look forward to financing our trip to Kauai over Christmas if you sign up - it doesn't cost a thing. I'll send you a post card.