Thursday, March 22, 2007

Such a deal!

I love travel deals. In my job, I see tons of them in press releases. I also have signed up with a host of e-mail newsletters, among them Smarter Travel, Luxury Link and Intrepid Express.

This sometimes costs me money. Once, when my husband and I were first dating, I saw an incredible deal for bareboat sailing charter in Tahiti. My voice mail to him sounded like this: "I have only one word for you. Tahiti!'' We even convinced another couple to go with us. I ended up hating the boat and wanting off on Day 2. The other couple was quite happy (I think it had to do with the bloody marys.)

We ended up married. They ended up divorced.

That notwithstanding, it's always worth letting your fancy get tickled by a great travel deal.

Here are a few that might get you off your couch:

Intrepid Travel offers well-priced trips that range from piloting your own narrow boat in England to the Galapagos, Asia and places between. The trips aren't posh, but a Miami friend who has taken them says they're comfortable and offer great value. One plus to the newsletter: It will alert you to sales and trip giveaways. This month's drawing: A trip to Tibet.

One current offer: 13-day hiking biking and rafting trip in Thailand (land only) for $910 per person, double occupancy, plus a local payment of about $275.

Barbados: From this week's press release stash: Liberty Travel is offering the Best of Barbados starting at $619 which includes seven nights hotel accommodations with your seventh night free, daily American breakfasts, a $200 air credit per person, round trip midweek air on American Airlines and round trip transfers. Contact your local Liberty Travel agent by calling 1-877-LIBERTY for more information. Note: You must book by April 21 for travel in May and June.


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