Travelzoo Wednesday

Less than 12 hours ago, I told you that every day feels like an adventure.  I then scarfed down some lunch over the kitchen sink like a single person, strapped the Screech man into the bike trailer, and headed to the bank for some grocery money.  And then the bank ate my ATM card.  I couldn’t make this up if I tried.  Truth is stranger than fiction.

Hey, at least it’s Travelzoo Wednesday, right?

My top picks of the Travelzoo Top 20

US Edition:

$41 & up — Last-Minute Deals for Thanksgiving Week : Thinking twice about the whole turkey burning, pie stuffing, family fighting ordeal?  Do something different this year (think shop in NY vs having to eat Aunt Vesta’s brambleberry crumb cake).

L.A. Nonstop from Orlando (Roundtrip) incl. Taxes & $149 — Private Villa at 4-Star California Winery, $120 Off : For the second week in a row, Orlando is the place to be!  Continuing on the theme above, I’ll take a luxury CA vacation over turkey any day.

$79 — Savannah: Historic District Hotel incl. Breakfast : Ahem, Orlando folks.  If you have not booked a trip yet, you are missing out!  Here’s yet ANOTHER deal within driving distance.  With extras.  Valid over Thanksgiving.  Book by November 10.  You’ll thank me.

$699 — Mediterranean 9-Night Spring Cruise plus $200 Credit : I’m not sure 9 nights on a ship with a 1 year-old and a 3 year-old is in the best interest of my sanity.  But this seems like a fabulous deal.  Note that included in this price is either prepaid gratuities or a $200 cabin credit PLUS dinner for two in a specialty restaurant on the ship (hint: use the $200 for babysitting services and have a date while on vacation – score!).

UK Edition:

£555 — Johannesburg Direct from London (Return) : Flights to South Africa are always crazy expensive.  ANY deal, let alone a direct flight deal, is a good one.

£45 & up — Barcelona City Hotel Sale, over 50% Off : I almost booked a trip to Barcelona on Monday.  Almost.  I don’t think it was meant to be this month.  Maybe January when it’s frosty and miserable here.  Book by November 10 for stays until January 31.

Germany Edition:

49 € – 3 days in Prague: New Boutique Hotel & Tools, -58% : I’m not sure what kind of comment to make about the “tools” included free of charge in this deal.  Ha!  Excellent rate – too bad they do not have flats.  I am looking for a flat for 5-7 days in December.

129 € – 4 days at Meckl. Lake Castle Hotel : Apparently Germany has a Lake District.  Who knew?  This seemed like a sweet deal until I read that this property only allows one child per two parents in a room.  Boo.  Hiss.

99 € – Bodensee-Getaway with Lake View & * Half board : We’re planning a trip to the Bodensee (Lake Constance).  Bummer – all dates that work for us are sold out.

69 € – Winter Special: 3 nights acc in 4 *- Design Hotel & Tools : What’s with the tools this week?  This is a great deal.  I had to look up the location (Trier); it’s close to Luxembourg.  The train connections are bad from my city, so I will pass.  But, note that the dates of this deal include the duration of the Christmas market.  Book by November 10.

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