A new week means new deals are up at the daily deal Web sites, and we round up those that may be of interest to travelers. Take a look at the deals in these cities: San Diego, California: $39 for a three-hour walking culinary tour of Mission Hills or Downtown. Find today’s daily deal in San Diego! Amarillo, Texas: $54.50 for one night’s stay at the Ashmore Inn and Suites. Find today’s daily deal in Amarillo! Orlando, Florida: $22 for an Hour-Long Semi-Private Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lesson and an Hour of Free Play from Paddleboard Orlando ($45 Value). Find Today’s Daily Deal on the Best inRead More →

Happy Friday! It’s the last day of the workweek, and as added bonus, many of these deals are good to buy through the weekend. We list these daily deals to show you that even though they might be targeted at a local audience, they can be great for travelers. While you have to buy the deal this weekend, some of them can be used anytime during the next year. So, take a look and see if any of them might save you money on your future vacations. New Orleans, Louisiana: $40 for Two Adult Jazz Cruise Tickets at New Orleans Paddlewheels ($80 Value) Find Today’sRead More →

Welcome to a new feature on Traveling Mamas – a roundup of daily deals that might be of interest to travelers. The new daily deal sites springing up in many cities cater to locals, of course, but deals on entertainment, attractions, golf and even spas could also help you save money on a vacation. While you need to buy the deal today, the voucher you receive is usually good for several months or even a year, so check out the destinations below and see if you’re headed to any of these cities soon: San Jose, California – $39 for a Two-Hour Zipline Tour at MountRead More →

Whew! There’s a long list of daily deals today. Check them out if you are planning to travel to any of these cities in the coming months: $14 for an adult admission to Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Times Square, New York City (regularly $29.34) C$5 for a ticket to the Art Gallery of Ontario (regularly C$11) $10 ticket to Bonnet House Museum and Gardens in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (regularly $20) $37 for a wind-tunnel flight at iFly Indoor Skydiving in Orlando, Florida (regularly $75) $40 for a photo safari class at New York Photo Safari in Queens, New York (regularly $80) $7Read More →

Located just off the coast of Florida (extremely north part of eastern coast almost to Georgia), Amelia Island is easy to reach (yes, you can drive there), but hard to forget.  With 13-miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike. Amelia was voted #4 among Top 10 North American Islands by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2009 Reader’s Choice Awards, making it the highest ranked island destination in Florida for three years in a row. Here are some free things to do on Amelia Island. Fly a Kite at Peter’s Point Peter’s PointRead More →

Have you tried any of the daily deal sites that seem to be growing by the hour across the United States and Canada? Companies like Groupon and Living Social offer a coupon for a local restaurant, spa or attraction that can only be bought for one day, but can be redeemed over a period of weeks or months. While it’s great to follow these sites to find your local deals, it’s also fun to take a look at what’s being offered in cities you might be planning to travel to soon. Here’s a roundup of daily deals available today, Monday, Sept. 6, that may beRead More →

We’ve been diligently gathering travel deals for some of our online friends and we were amazed at some of the discounts available for Labor Day travel and beyond. We hope that all of our readers stay safe (especially those along the East Coast with Earl making a holiday visit). If you take the family on a road trip, be sure to check out our tips for avoiding a speeding ticket. Here’s a quick roundup of travel deals we’ve found: Gulf Coast – Support an area affected by the BP Deep Horizon Oil Spill and have a great time enjoying a beautiful destination. The beaches areRead More →

School’s back in session and many of you are already missing summer break. Take some time for a last minute getaway for the long Labor Day holiday. Pack your bags, hop in the car, and take advantage of the great deals along the Gulf Coast. It’s a traveler’s market right now. (Some of these deals were mentioned in my travel segment on 8/26/2010 on WAFB) SanDestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida – Book 3 nights, get a 4th free PLUS a $250 Government Tourism Grant Gift Card to Silver Sands Outlet or Southwest Airlines. Restrictions apply, see Sandestin.com for details.. I personally checked out the beaches here andRead More →

Financing a family vacation can be difficult. You know where you want to go but you just don’t know how you’ll get there. The average American family spends around $2500 per year on a vacation. Readers might guess that vacation spending would be down, with the economic “turndown” and an increase in cost of basic items like groceries and gas, but this isn’t the case. It seems as if consumers are putting more value on their vacation time, and according to the Travel Industry of America’s annual forecast, travel spending in the U.S. will increase 5 percent this year. I don’t know about you guys, butRead More →