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Top Tips for Traveling this Holiday Season: 3

travel 3The internet has made it easier than ever to book tickets. There are several big name sites out there that can seriously help you find the best travel deals — and that is a good thing, because where any type of travel is concerned, you have got to shop around. This is especially true of holiday travel. Comparison shop at as many places as you can, and you increase your chances of getting a good deal.

Believe it or not, knowing the airports in the areas you will be departing and arriving can help save money as well. Say you live in upstate or central New York: it might be cheaper to fly out of Syracuse than Albany, Rochester, or Buffalo. You might have to travel a little farther, but money saved and the availability of fares could be well worth the extra effort.

Top Tips for Traveling this Holiday Season: 2

travel 2Now, while this might be difficult with the holiday season coming up, you need to try to avoid traveling during peak dates. For instance, Christmas this year falls on a Friday. Traveling on that day itself can be a lot cheaper than traveling on Christmas Eve.

If that simply cannot be done, then just try to book your flight — or train reservations — as early as you can. The closer you get to any given holiday, the more expensive the fares are going to be, naturally — both to and from your destination. Locking your tickets in early is the only way to ensure a good deal.

At this date, it may still be early enough to get a good deal for late December — if you are very, very lucky — no matter which holiday you will be celebrating.

Top Tips for Traveling this Holiday Season: 1

travel 1No matter what winter holiday you are celebrating, the fact of the matter is that a lot of people travel this time of year.  They travel to see family, friends, and loved ones; they take planes, they take trains, and, of course, they drive.

And it can get extremely stressful!  Waiting in lines, getting caught in traffic, having to deal with all different types of passengers, including screaming babies, having to deal with your own children … by the time you get to wherever you are going, you generally need a vacation.

The good news is that there are some tips that can make things easier, and we are going to discuss them in this series of posts.  Stay tuned if you want to make traveling during the holidays easier than it’s ever been!

The Most Happenin’ Halloween Holidays: 3

witch-house-1All right, my horror loving friends and Halloween fanatic neighbors, I have most definitely saved the best for last. Salem, Massachusetts. Other towns may claim to be Halloween capitals, but I truly believe that Salem takes the cake.

For one thing, their Halloween inspired activities take place from October 2 to November 2, so you have a full month to enjoy this town, which is still quite haunted by the trials and events of the sixteen hundreds. The Haunted Happenings Festival manages to be both educational, scary, and incredibly fun — not to mention eerie!

There are psychic readings, parades, picking pumpkins, spooky stories, reenactments of the famed rich trials, and much, much more, such as the many museums and showcases in the town.

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Spa Vacations: Perfect For Christmas!

spa vacationsThe holidays are extremely stressful … most of the time; you are dealing with family problems as well as dealing with the stress of the holidays in general.  However, have you ever thought about ditching the regular holidays and just move onto taking a spa vacation?

Spa vacations are a fantastic way for you to unwind and for you to relax.  Whether you go overseas or you find one of our fantastic spas in the United States, there are many different options available for a spa vacation.

Massages, facials, haircuts, spa treatments – all of it is just waiting for you this Christmas!

Come See Rovaniemi, Finland For Christmas!

Rovaniemi, Finland Now that we have talked about a United States Christmas vacation destination, let’s go ahead and touch base on Rovaniemi, Finland.  This particular vacation for Christmas is something that is awesome.  Rovaniemi, Finland is actually a quaint little village that celebrates Christmas a whole lot.

This particular village almost looks like it is straight out fairytale and as you can see … they have real live Santa’s as well as reindeer, which is something that not a lot of villages can boast.

This place really does look like it is Christmas all of the time and while you will not see any glowing noses, this winter wonderland is absolutely beautiful!

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Visiting Pikes Peak, Colorado For Christmas!

Pikes Peak, Colorado Christmas is a time of year that can be difficult for some people – did you know that there are places that you can actually go on vacation during Christmas?  While you might want to go to get away and spend some time by yourself, you do not have to take off to the beach.  There are actually quite a few Christmasy places that we are going to talk about!

Firstly, Pikes Peak, Colorado is a fantastic place to go if you are looking for a Christmas vacation destination.  They don’t have snow but they actually have a Christmas theme park at the base of Pikes Peak that offers up a ton of fun for you or your family!  There is also Santa’s house as well as a ton of different park rides and food.

In the next blog, we are going to talk about Finland and just what they have to offer in the way of Christmas vacations!