Travelzoo Wednesday

Of late, this blog has been about 85% mama, 14% thrifty, and 1% travel.  That’s not exactly what I had in mind when I started it.  I’d rather it be 40% travel, 30% thrifty, and 30% mama.  So, let’s get back to some thrifty travel.

I’m trying not to get my hopes up on an ebay auction for  Phil & Teds.  If we do end up winning it, it will involve a trip to Berlin to pick it up.  Rough, I know.

And now, for my picks from today’s Travelzoo Top 20!

US Edition:

$599 — 14-Night, 9-Island Caribbean Cruise on Princess : This is a decent price for a 7 night cruise – but it’s for a 14 night cruise!  And, it’s on Princess, a great cruise line.  If you are game for this, consider going over Thanksgiving (Nov 22 sailing from Ft Lauderdale) for only $100 more.  Of course all of this assumes that you aren’t American and therefore have more than 14 days vacation per year =).

$399 — Explore Guatemala: 4-Night Getaway w/Tours & Air : Here’s one for the Americans!  The airfare is from New York but only adds $15 for departures from Miami and $87 from Chicago or Miami.  It really irritates me when you see a package deal that is pretty much only from New York and to depart from your city doubles the price of the trip.  Book by Nov 3.

$269 & up — United Cuts Europe Fares thru March, each way : Okay, friends & family.  Get out your calendars and see if you can take advantage of this fare sale to come visit!!  Note that these fares require a Saturday-night stay and booking at least 14 days in advance.

UK Edition:

£40 — Marrakesh from London (Return) : I’m definitely dreaming of a Moroccan getaway.  Sadly, I don’t live in London, so this doesn’t work for me.  But if you live in London, grab this super cheap round trip airfare.

£20 — Day Trips to France (per Car), over 50% Off : I love it when deals are for things that a person might actually use.  If I lived in the UK, this is something I would totally do.  Excuse me while I pop on over to France for the day!

£10 — Unlimited Rail Travel over October Half Term : If you know someone who lives in the London area, you might want to call them right now and wake them up to let them know of these great deals in their area.  For £10, you can travel as much as you want (at non peak times) during Oct 23-31 between London, the Midlands and the Northwest.  Whoa.

Germany Edition:

78 € – Berlin: 3 days in the central 4 *- hotel with extras : Here’s to hoping I get that trip to Berlin!  A fantastic deal for a decent, centrally located hotel.  Children stay in the room free with their parents.  This deal runs 15 November to 28 February with only a few blackout dates.

From 382 € – All-inclusive week at the Coral Reef In Egypt : How fun would it be to lay on the beach.. in EGYPT!  My city is not the cheapest departure, so I will probably pass on this.  But it still seems like a great deal, especially as it gets quite chilly here.

See anything worthy of your hard earned dollars, pounds, or euros?  Leave a comment with your favorite.

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