Budget Travel (Page 2)

Just in time for Veteran’s Day this month, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort have introduced new discount offers on theme park tickets and hotel rooms for active and retired U.S. military personnel. These offers are good through Oct. 1, 2011, and can be purchased by either the military personnel or their spouses. Active and retired members of the U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists are eligible. And the tickets aren’t just for the military personnel. Each eligible person can buy up to six tickets to be used by the military personnel and family and/or friends. Here are the Disney Parks ticket offers: WaltRead More →

The holiday season is the busiest travel time of the year, with many people going home for the holidays. This is also the best time of year to get deals at destinations in some of the most popular destinations. Link to Video of Money Monday: Travel Deals on WAFB TV. Airfare Deals Bing’s Travel Farecaster is a fabulous tool for figuring out if you should purchase that plane ticket right now or if you should wait a few days to see if the price drops. SideStep.com offers a chance to check the airfare on multiple airlines across multiple booking engines. It doesn’t list every airline,Read More →

Value and affordability are always winners when it comes to choosing a hotel for family travel. While we frequent all brands at TravelingMamas.com, we do like to highlight new additions to properties that offer added value for travelers. MommyMusings and her daughter checked out Country Inn & Suites during their ‘1, 2, Free Promotion’ to get a little traveler’s take on this hotel brand. It was a positive experience for the MommyMusings family, but the only thing lacking was a hot breakfast included in the rate. Fortunately, Country Inns & Suites answered the call. This morning, Country Inns & Suites launched its ‘Be Our Guest’ breakfast expansion programRead More →

TripAlertz, a new site that has been described as “Groupon for travel,” launches today. As I told Traveling Mamas readers a couple of weeks ago, I love the TripAlertz concept of harnessing the power of social media to sell vacation packages. As more people buy a particular package, it gets cheaper for everyone. And the TripAlertz folks are offering some clever extras, too. If you refer other people to the site, you earn “TripCash” to be spent on your own vacation. And, TripAlertz members can design their own dream vacation packages for a chance to win the package for free. But no matter how funRead More →

On our recent visit to Las Vegas for a girlfriend getaway, we opted to try out a free tour of Zappos Headquarters, because we love free things to do in Vegas. Since we had arranged a special visit, our new friends with the Zappos Blog Team picked us up in the Blog Bus, which is amazingly similar to the Traveling Mamas logo. It was a match made in heaven! ThemeParkMom, MommyMusings, and I met Graham, Darren, and Pat who showed us around Zappos Headquarters. Zappos.com doesn’t just offer fabulous deals and products, but the work environment looks like absolute fun. Here’s a clip of ourRead More →