Well, it’s been a whole year since I started the ole travel blog and I decided to reflect on the last year of travel. I am going to talk about the best place(s) we ate (sometimes it is too hard to choose one), the best place(s) we visited, the best place(s) we hoteled, and the best thing(s) we did. Of course, I will give you an overall snapshot of our travels at the end of the post, so you can get some travel inspiration. Sit back, relax, and make 2017 the year you get out there and travel in those vacation pants!!! Hope you start planning that next vacay, stat! Continue reading
|On a 7 night/8 day Alaskan Cruise we booked through Vacations To Go for only $399 a person. -2009|
I want to tell you about an amazing website we have used in the past to find fantastic cruise deals. In fact, for every cruise I find, I start here to make sure they don’t have a cheaper deal. The website is called vacationstogo.com, and it is fantastic!!! Let me walk you through how to find the cheapest cruise deals to anywhere you want to go.
I have several websites I look at when I am booking my next vacation. Google Flights (check out my recent post on that), Trip Advisor, and Travel Zoo to name a few, but if cruising to an exotic or magnificent destination is on your mind, then you need to check out Vacations to Go! They are able to offer great deals on cruises by buying in bulk and selling at a discount, or by booking last minute deals. The website is pretty basic and has been around for awhile. In fact, you can’t even book online, you have to call to book the cruises, which is old school, and I like to book old school every once in awhile. The agents are so nice, and once you find one you like you can call their direct extension and book through them again. Follow my steps below to navigate your way through the website and cruise booking.
Step 1: Go to vacationstogo.com and sign up by giving your e-mail address. Don’t worry. They just send you a few e-mails every week advertising their weekly deals. I actually enjoy getting them to see what deals I could possibly get. Then click on the upper left hand corner button labeled 90 day ticker. This will bring you to a list of last minute deals that are 90 days, or less, away.
|Here it is sorted by price. $199 for a cruise through the Caribbean. Nice!|
|Here is the list sorted by number of nights.
Then there is the super duper advanced search. This is how you find the cheapest cruise for the time of the year you want to go. Go ahead and scroll to the bottom of the 90 day ticker. There is a simple search if you want to look for cruises that aren’t confined to being only 90 days away, but I like the more advanced search. Click on custom search.
I usually put in a window of time that I can cruise and put in a price limit. You can also put in regions and other specifications, but sometimes I just want to find the cheapest cruise for the time of year I can go.