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Planning a Holiday Vacation on Short Notice

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Have you ever decided that you just needed to get away for a while.  Maybe a weekend holiday vacation or maybe something a little more substantial.  Perhaps the current freezing temperatures are urging you to get away until better weather returns.  Or, you could be like me and love random travel adventures.  Here’s a few tips to make finding a holiday vacation go smooth and make you look like a pro.

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Email lists have the best deals

Some of the best rates are only sent out to people on email lists.  Here’s how to make it work for gmail.  After you sign up at Hotwire, Priceline, Lastminute, Groupon, and several others, then have all the emails go to one special folder in your email box or to another email account.  Then, you only have to look at these emails when you’re ready and they don’t clutter up your inbox, but you won’t miss out on good deals either.

Go to the source

You can also go directly to the website of a travel package you want and see if they have special deals.  Many times you’ll be able to find some of the best prices when you’re not on an email list.  Let’s say you want to go on a cruise.  Try going to the website of a cruise line operator to see what deals they have at the moment.  You’ll probably find them trying to fill up all of their last empty slots as well.

Try combination booking

You can use sites like GoEuro to check out multiple modes of travel all in one spot so you can take the best deals from a few different cities and put them together.  Several sites have combination booking features so you can do everything in one place.  This makes it a lot easier so you don’t have to go all over the internet looking for that one little thing and hoping that it’s in a language you can read.

All inclusive deals

Many times, these are worth the extra price because you have almost no hassle on location.  You can find these deals through all the other sites mentioned above, but let me warn you.  You have to read the fine print to make sure you know what is included in their package.

The last one I went on was amazing.  The only things not included were activities on the beach or alcohol.  It was a great trip and since I knew I would have to cover the activities myself, I didn’t have any bad surprises.  Jessica and I slept on the beach for hours at a time and it was one of the best relaxing vacations ever.

I can’t do all the work for you, but I can help you out in finding good deals.  I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season this year and please tell me about your trips and vacations you go on.  I’d love to hear.

This article was brought to you in partnership with Goeuro who specializes in multi platform travel across Europe.

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  • http://angelatravels.com Angela

    I just love finding quick trip deals through email subscription with deal alerts. I flew to Peru and Spain cheap from NYC a few years back. It is sad to see that most of these great deals are dwindling, so it is important to act fast when one if found!

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