Amazon Prime Day offers deals on everything from tech to furniture, but there's a surprising lack of buzz around fashion deals on the internet giant's site.
Photo: Thinkstock The Galapagos Islands are known for their amazing and rare wildlife — definitely a bucket list destination. While all of these things can be true, none of them have to be.
The exchange rate for the Canadian dollar (or “loonie” to its friends) recently set a 13-year low versus the U.S. dollar, meaning American visitors are now seeing about a 30 percent discount on prices up north. Unlike Canadians, who see the exchange rate highlighted in their daily newscasts and papers, Americans are less aware of the recent changes. According to Rob Taylor, VP of the Tourism Association of Canada, Americans haven’t “jumped on the trend as much as they could.”
If winter has you dreaming of a warm-weather getaway but your budget still hasn’t recovered from the holidays, you’ll love these Caribbean escapes, where you can soak up the sun for less than $150 a night. Let Yahoo Travel inspire you every day. Hang out with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Rock House, Jamaica (from $95/night) Perched on the craggy cliffs of Negril’s West End, this hip enclave has been welcoming the gypset crowd since the ’70s and counts Bob Marley and Bob Dylan as previous guests.
Take a seven-night, self-guided driving tour of Costa Rica, including airfare, hotels, SUV rentals, and all breakfasts, starting at $1,256 per person.
Get a four-night tour of Madrid and Barcelona, including airfare, four-star hotels, and train ride, starting at $1,119 per person.
For many, cards, flowers and jewelry are go-to purchases for Valentine’s Day. But now more than ever, couples are upping the ante — opting for more experiential gifts, such as spa days or getaways. With that in mind, Yahoo Travel has put together a list of romantic getaways, perfect for whisking your loved one off their feet. The first hotel of its kind in California, the Cypress Inn also welcomes our animal friends. To celebrate this day of love, guests can snap up the Puppy Love Package which includes deluxe, pet friendly accommodations, breakfast for two, a Cypress Inn pet collar tag for each of your furry friends, complimentary Muttini and treat turn down along with Tea with Toto - an afternoon fireside tea service where pets get the VIP treatment.
Get discounts of 5 percent, 10 percent, and 15 percent on G Adventures’ Arctic and Antarctic cruises, allowing you a chance to experience these gorgeous-but-expensive frozen treasures for less.
The deal: An amazing five-night vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii, including airfare (from Oakland), resort accommodations, a rental car, and taxes, starting at $759 per person. You’ll stay at the Royal Kona Resort.
The Travelzoo deal: A six-night tour of Ecuador including airfare from Miami, hotels, and ground transportation, starting at $1,209 per person.
The deal: A Garden View room with a private lanai at the Courtyard by Marriott Kaua'i at Coconut Beach for $189 per night, including a $50 daily food and beverage credit, free Internet, and a waived resort fee that covers parking and beach yoga. A minimum three-night stay is required.
Here’s where to find the best online travel deals this Black Friday. (Photo: Bonninstudio/Stocksy) After getting their turkey fill this Thanksgiving, many Americans will hit the shops in the hopes of snagging a bargain on the biggest shopping day of the year. But while Black Friday has become synonymous with standing in line before the sun comes up and wrestling over the “big box” items, some of the best savings around can actually be had from the comfort of your couch — on travel deals. With hotels offering 20%, 30%, even up to 60% off room rates, and airlines expected to slash prices for both domestic and international routes, there really is no better time to book your next vacation.
Courtesy: Ryanair Ryanair made its latest move to attract passengers with a “Midweek Madness” flash sale of 250,000 seats for €9.99 (about $11) each way on selected flights throughout its European routes. The fine print is that you’ll have fly Tuesday through Thursday, and the sale only applies from now through January. The flash sale ends at midnight Thursday. Available cities include London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, and Budapest.
Courtesy: Secrets the Vine Cancun The deal: A three-night, all-inclusive stay at Secrets the Vine Cancun, Mexico, with airfare included, starting at $1,039 – a discount of $320. The price is based on a flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. When you’ll go: Anytime from now to November 26. Why we love it: You’re getting a luxury resort for a budget price when you factor in the airfare – Secrets the Vine is a 2015 Travelers’ Choice winner on TripAdvisor, where it has a 4 ½ out of 5 rating.
Cabo is beautiful on any budget. (Photo: Thinkstock) Los Cabos is a popular and safe beach destination on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Beautiful resorts sit on its sandy beaches between two distinctive towns, San Jose Del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Cabo never feels crowded, which is a huge draw for vacationers.
Hong Kong at night. (Photo: Thinkstock) The deal: A five-day, four-night vacation to Hong Kong and Macau, including hotels, transfers, and tours, for $999 per person. When you’ll go: Any time from Dec. 1-Dec. 17, Jan. 24-Feb. 6, or Feb. 14-March 3. Why we love it: This is a superb price for a four-night stay in two of beautiful Asian cities.
Courtesy: Southwest Airlines If you’re planning any trips just before or after the holiday season, Southwest Airlines wants your business. If you book by Thursday, you can buy discounted fares on a bunch of routes for under $100 round trip. The discounted flights are available from Dec. 2-16, and from Jan. 5-Feb. 10. Friday and Sunday flights are excluded, so plan wisely.
Amtrak is reviving its popular Autumn Express charter train. (Photo: Thinkstock/Olena_Rublenko) Train trips are romantic any time of year, but in the fall, surrounded by all that colorful foliage, they’re even better. Amtrak is well aware of that magic, and in a move that will bring smiles to many train fans’ faces, it is reviving its Autumn Express again this year. The one-weekend-only special event has been extremely popular in the past (usually selling out quickly), and this year, the charter train is even more attractive because of the route’s cool history.
Alhambra, Granada (Photo: Grand European Travel) The deal: A nine-night tour of Spain through Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Seville, and Madrid, including hotels, motorcoach transportation, meals, guides, and more, for $1,705 per person. When you’ll go: Various dates between November and March are available. Why we love it: From a 13th-century citadel to two of the most vibrant modern cities in the world, you’ll get a smorgasbord of great culture for a tremendous price. And you won’t be skimping on the hotels, as they’re all first rate.