I’ve been a lotta Mama and too little Travel lately. Ever since we decided to stay in Germany through at least the end of 2011 and perhaps even into 2012, we’ve needed to take some time and make this place home. I’ve now got stuff on the walls, new friendships in the works, and my balcony is finally cleared off and ready to be used come weather just a smidgen warmer.
But, it’s time. I need to plan some day and weekend trips. Let’s see if Travelzoo has anything for us this week.
(p.s. – I can’t always get to the Top 20 every Wednesday. If you visit on Wednesday and don’t see it here, hop/skip/jump over to http://www.travelzoo.com/select, click on your edition, and then on the Top 20 icon.)
Travelzoo Top 20 – US Edition
$299 — China & Japan Sale from Across the U.S. (each way) : Whoa, Nelly! The dates on this are pretty restrictive (you can only go between now and the end of March and must return by the end of April) but man alive, this is a great deal. Book by Friday!
$41 & up St. Patrick’s Fares to Boston, Chicago & Dublin : You don’t need to be Irish to take part in this fare sale!
Travelzoo Top 20 – UK Edition
£42 Costa Del Sol Hotel w/Seaview Upgrade : EasyJet flies to Malaga and if I could manage to snag myself one of the €20/person/way flights, this would be a super cheap weekend in the south of Spain. It is a bit far from the next village so I’m guessing a car would be necessary, but maybe if I become German enough I’d only need a bike.
£58 Boutique Strasbourg, Alsace, Hotel w/Free Drink : Strasbourg is on the list of weekend and/or day trips. I’d like to stay and explore but man alive this place has expensive hotels. This seemed decent until I read you can only have one child under 12 in the room with parents. Though they might thoroughly enjoy themselves, my boys are not old enough to live it up all night long by themselves in their own hotel room.
Travelzoo Top 20 – Germany Edition
€ 89 – 4.5 *- Hotel & Waterpark in Stralsund, -40% : This is a fantastic deal but a bit far for us. Included in the deal are two nights hotel, two breakfasts, and passes to the water park. Valid through April 30.