Travel Stories November 23

expiredBest Black Friday travel deals include sales from Priceline, Orbitz, Groupon, and much more

Naturally, you’re keeping up with the latest Black Friday deals on tech, toys, and other material goods. However, did you know you can also score some great discounts on vacations, hotels, and various forms of travel this weekend? If you’re suffering from wanderlust, head after the jump to find the best Black Friday deals from Orbitz, Travelocity, Amtrak, Groupon, and more.

Travel Stories April 6, 2017

There is something about the Caribbean that keeps people coming back for more. Not too sure if it’s because the entire lifestyle culture is centered around vacations and tourism, or because it’s always sunny and warm. Each island has its own unique food and culture even though all its beaches may be look the same – pristine see-through water. Known for its beauty, the Caribbean is filled with colorful homes, buildings, people, and landscapes.

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Travel Stories October 11, 2016

expiredToday only, save $100 on hotel stays of $300+ booked through Travelocity

Travelocity is hosting its One Big Day Sale, offering $100 off hotel stays of $300 or more between now and the end of the year when promo code ONEBIGDAY100 is applied during checkout. This promotion is only valid today, October 11th. Full terms and conditions can be found here. To redeem this offer, simply head over to this page and book your stay or you can use the free iOS or Android app.

We also spotted a $100 Gift Card for $90 with email delivery over at SVMGiftCards via eBay Daily Deals.

Travel Stories August 21, 2016

expiredAmazon’s Gold Box features big discounts on High Sierra Backpacks just in time for the school year

Today only, as one of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering low prices on a range of High Sierra Backpacks and lunch bags with prices starting at just $10 Prime shipped. This is a perfect opportunity to scoop up a new backpack for the upcoming school year or weekend trips.

Travel Stories May 24, 2016

Get summer styles up to 75% off at the Kate Spade surprise sale- deals start at $10


Kate Spade is having a surprise sale with savings of up to 75% off now through midnight on May 26th. The sale is a great opportunity to stock up on bags, travel accessories, sunglasses and more for your summer vacations. Free ground shipping is available on purchases of $175 or more.

One of my favorites from the sale is the Sawyer Street Color-block Ani Tote. This neutral bag is perfect for work or travel and is available for $149 (Reg. $348). Another great pick are the Blossom 2 Sunglasses for $59 (Reg. $95). These fun rose gold aviators will look good on anyone.

More top picks from the sale:

Travel Stories May 5, 2016

Update (5/23 10:15am): Disney recently announced a host of new attractions coming to its Orlando theme parks this summer. Are you planning a trip? Let us know in the comments!

The happiest place on earth is home to iconic theme parks, world class hotels, top-shelf food and, of course, Mickey Mouse. It’s become almost a rite of passage for kids to make a pilgrimage to Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida, but all of those pixie dust encrusted accommodations and entertainment options can get awfully pricey.

The good news is that there are many ways you can save significant amounts of money throughout your Disney trip. As a former Florida resident and annual passholder, I’ve been to Disney World more times than I can count and have spent way too much time on Disney fan boards, as such I’ve learned all the ways to trim your ticket, hotel and food costs. Continue on for a roundup of my top tips to save on your next trip to Walt Disney World.

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Travel Stories December 12, 2015

Chances are, you’ll be doing some traveling this holiday season. Or perhaps you have someone on your gift list that is a regular puddle jumper. Below you’ll find my top-picks for either scenario that will keep all your devices organized and operating at peak performance.

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Travel Stories September 16, 2015

Update (9/16 4:30pm): Newegg via eBay has the iRobot Roomba 790 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets & Allergies on sale: $389.99 shipped (Reg. $700).

Amazon is offering the Waring Pro Health Juice Extractor (JEX328) for $29.85 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders over $35. That’s $40 below the original listing, $10 under the next best price and the lowest we can find.

It has a 400-watt motor, brushed stainless steel exterior, and a dishwasher safe strainer, pulp collector, and lid. It has a 3.8/5 star rating from over 560 Amazon customers.

Next up, Amazon has the T-fal Balanced Living 4-Cup 1750-Watt Electric Travel Cordless Kettle for $18.74 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders over $35. That’s as much as $18 under some bloated listings, about $10 under the going rate and the best price we can find.

This is a 1-liter electric travel kettle with variable temperature settings, a concealed heating element, 360-degree rotating base, cordless pouring, and ships with a one year warranty. It has a 4.6/5 star rating from over 1,300 Amazon customers.

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Before you head below for the rest of today’s best home deals, Amazon is offering up to 63% off select DEWALT power tools starting as low as $85 shipped as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day.

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Travel Stories August 24, 2015

The Twist World Charging Station replaces a suitcase full of travel adaptors and chargers. It is currently $35 shipped at 9to5Toys Specials.

This adaptor works with the wall sockets of 150 countries, and it outputs power via four USB ports. You select the required pin configuration for your location by twisting a dial, which also gives you easier access to the USB ports.

All the outlets are fused to protect your devices, with the Twist kicking out 4 amps for simultaneous charging of multiple devices. The adaptor itself is also surprisingly compact, measuring 3.41 inches on its longest edge, and weighing in at just 0.39 pounds.

The deal takes 33% off the regular price of the Twist, and throws in free shipping to the Continental US.

Travel Stories June 4, 2015

Southwest’s everyday low fares have just gotten even lower. The airline company has kicked off a 3-Day Sale that’s offering one-way flights to major cities including New York and Washington DC as low as $49.

Other flights have been discounted down to $99 and $149. Flights from Orlando, FL (Disney World!) start at just $99 one-way. Southwest is currently booking through the beginning of January, but this sale only covers flights from 8/25 to 12/16. expand full story

Travel Stories March 24, 2015

Save 10% on your Spring Break hotel at Travelocity

Travelocity is taking 10% off stays at participating hotels when using coupon code TEN2015 at checkout. A minimum stay of three nights is required to be eligible for this deal. This promotion will run through March 31st.

Travel Stories December 18, 2014

Save 15% off at Amazon Local: deals on travel, restaurants, more

The holiday shopping window is rapidly coming to a close and although you still have time to get things delivered before Christmas, virtual gift cards may be the easiest way to go at this point. Amazon Local is offering 15% off any deal when activating the promotion through this special page and clicking on ‘Apply Promo Code’.

Amazon Local offers a number of deals, much like other sites such as Groupon or LivingSocial, that focus on experiences, services or subscriptions. These are a great out for anyone still struggling to find a gift, of course an Amazon gift card or Prime membership is always a solid option as well.

Some nice gift ideas:

Travel Stories November 20, 2014

Hotel Tonight iOS/Android app offers $7 rooms on Black Friday

Hotel Tonight, the popular day-of reservation app for iOS and Android will be offering hotel deals in both the US and UK starting at $7 on Black Friday. Hotel Tonight says that these deals will be strategically located next to major shopping centers and outlet malls, so that shoppers can “grab a quick nap” between hitting stores.

They also promise hotel room deals starting at $70 for the rest of the weekend, including Cyber Monday.

If you are interested in checking out these deals, all you’ll have to do is download the Hotel Tonight app (iOS/Android) and open it on Black Friday. These specific deals will be listed under the “Black Friday Blowout” header within the app.

Head over to our daily roundup for more iOS and Android deals.

Full details from Hotel Tonight:

We’ve got a sweet deal for you this Black Friday!

Starting at 7am on Black Friday (November 28), we’ll be featuring $7 rooms in destinations across the US and UK. To score one of these doorbuster deals, just look for hotels in the app marked “Black Friday Blowout.” We’ll also have deals starting at just $70 all weekend long, including Cyber Monday.

Most of these hotel deals will be right near major malls and outlets – perfect for grabbing a quick power nap between marathon shopping sessions.

But act fast! These deals will go faster than that coveted last slice of Mom’s pumpkin pie. If you see one you like, snag it… before someone else does.

Travel Stories November 18, 2014

expiredJetBlue coupon: 20% off domestic and 15% off international flights

For two days only, save 20% on domestic flights and 15% on international JetBlue flights when you book with coupon code WINTER14. Must travel 12/2-12/18 and 1/6-2/11/15. Excludes Friday/Sunday travel and 1/19/15.

With DirecTV built-in to every seat back, SiriusXM and JetBlue Features you’ll be entertained all the way to your destination. Your first bag flies free with JetBlue to a variety of popular locations across the United States such as: Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Orlando ºOº.

Promo codes can only be redeemed online at

  • Promo Code: WINTER14
  • 20% off* the base fare of a domestic one way or roundtrip JetBlue flight or;
  • 15% off* the base fare of an international one way or roundtrip JetBlue flight
  • Base fare is everything but the gov’t taxes/fees
  • Book by November 19, 2014 (11:59 PM EST)
  • Travel from December 2 – December 18, 2014 and January 6 – February 11, 2015
  • Blackout date on January 19, 2015
  • Not valid for Friday or Sunday flights
  • Not valid on previous bookings
  • Flight must originate in the US (including Puerto Rico)

How to Book:

  • Promo codes can only be redeemed online at
  • Search an eligible flight (see above for dates)
  • Enter promo code exactly as it appears WINTER14 (case sensitive)
  • Select flights in order for discount to appear
  • Discount amount will be displayed in the itinerary subtotal on the right side of the flights page
  • Only one code per reservation

Travel Stories September 17, 2014

expiredTravelocity: $100 off $300+ hotel stays or $500+ hotel/flight packages

Today only, Travelocity is offering discounts on hotel and flight + hotel packages with the use of promo codes when booking your trip. You can save $100 off (minimum $300) when you take a trip with a stay of three nights or longer with promo code BIGDAYHOTEL100. Additionally, if you are flying you can save $100 off your flight (minimum $500, three night stay) with promo code BIGDAYPKG100.

It is important to note that the trip must be booked by 11:59PM tonight, and travel must take place before the end of 2014.

Travel Stories August 26, 2014

expiredJetBlue coupon: 20% off domestic roundtrip flights

JetBlue is taking 20% off most domestic flights with coupon code FALL2014. Book today and travel between 9/3 and 12/18/14. There are some blackouts and restrictions, but the promo code did work on most of the flights that we tried.

It is important to note that you must book through their promo code page to receive the discount.

With DirecTV built-in to every seat back, SiriusXM and JetBlue Features you’ll be entertained all the way to your destination. Your first bag flies free with JetBlue to a variety of popular locations across the United States such as: Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Orlando ºOº.

Travel Stories March 25, 2014

expiredHome Deals: Dyson DC35 Multi Floor Stick Vacuum $210 (Reg. $300), cookware, luggage, more

Update: Alera Complete 4-Shelf Wire Shelving Unit deal has now ended.

We’ve spotted a few items for around the house and others with some nice discounts today starting with the Dyson DC35 Blue Multi Floor Stick Vacuum for $210 shipped on eBay directly from Dyson. That’s more than $100 off the original listing, $90 under the average selling price and $76 better than Amazon’s current price. It features a cordless design as well as a crevice tool, a combination brush/wide debris nozzle tool, and comes with a 2 year parts & labor warranty from Dyson. It has received a 3.9/5 star rating among nearly 600 Amazon customers.

Next we’ve got the Alera Complete 4-Shelf Wire Shelving Unit w/ Caster for $60 shipped.

Here are a few other notable deals:

  • Schwinn 230 Recumbent exercise bike: $300 shipped (Reg. $400)
  • Samsonite Aspire Sport 29-Inch luggage bag: $58 shipped (Reg. $145) w/ code TRAVEL25
  • Samsonite Aspire Sport 25-Inch luggage bag: $68 shipped (Reg. $120) w/ code TRAVEL25
  • Ambient Weather Big Digit 8-Channel Wireless Thermo-Hygrometer Display: $86 shipped ($110)
  • Le Creuset 8-Piece Ultimate cast-iron/stainless steel Cookware Set (Cherry & Fennel): $361 shipped (Reg. $700)

Travel Stories February 26, 2014

Amazon has the RAVPower BOLT 30W/6A 4-Port USB Charging Station for $19.99. Use the promo code: OEAKHT78 to drop it down to only $15.99 at checkout. With the code, that’s $30 off the list price and the lowest we could find it for. The Bolt features 4 ports that are designed to charge iPads and other tablets (2 x 2.1A), iPhone and Android devices (2 x 1A), and has a total combined output of 6.2A. It has a compact, unibody design for added portability and it comes in black or white. expand full story

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