Black Friday/Cyber Monday Travel Deals

Another year, another Black Friday. To those of you who were brave enough to face the masses at your shopping venue of choice, I applaud you! I’m more into Cyber Monday..Black Friday kind of scares me.  Another blog I follow posted the following gif to their page, and I instantly became anxious and uncomfortable:

 

Once upon a time, I used to post weekly deals on this blog. I have since stopped doing that, as I want to use this website to discuss my personal travel experiences and travel news instead of focusing on promotions.

However, since this is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, I would be remiss NOT to point out that Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are stretching far beyond laptops and flat screen televisions. Almost ALL of my favorite travel suppliers are having promotional deals and specials at this time. I wanted to use today’s post to just point out a few of these amazing deals, since they are all time-sensitive. Maybe you’re considering surprising that special someone with a getaway, or looking to plan your 2014 vacation? Whatever the case may be, there is likely a deal for you. So bear with me while I share some highlights; hopefully you’ll find something that catches your eye!

Cruise Specials

Holland America November 27th-December 1st, 2013 – Great savings and get up to $150 shipboard credit on select 2013/14 cruises.

Princess Cruises November 27th-December 4th, 2013 – Upgrades, bottle of wine and onboard credit on select sailings

NorwegianNovember 27th-December 3rd, 2013 – Up to $250 onboard credit on select sailings

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MSC Cruises November 27th-December 4th, 2013 – Up to $300 onboard credit on select sailings

Celebrity Cruises November 27th- Feb.14th. –1,2,3 Go! Pick from complimentary drink package, free gratuities or onboard credit on select sailings

Royal CaribbeanDecember 2-4, 2013 – WOW Sale: 50% reduced deposits and up to $200 onboard credit

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Resorts/Packages

Sandals/Beaches ResortsNovember 29 and 30th Only! – Save up to 65% off and receive up to $550 in air credits at Sandals and Beaches properties throughout the Caribbean. Additional inclusions (spa credits, couples massages, free golf, free nights, etc) for a limited time only

Funjet VacationsNovember 29-December 2, 2013

  • Receive up to a $700 INSTANT AIR CREDIT when you book at the El Dorado Royale, by Karisma (Cancun)
  • Up to 55% EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS at the Riu Vallarta – and up to 2 kids ages 12 and under stay, play and eat free
  • An EXCLUSIVE ROOM UPGRADE TO OCEANVIEW and exclusive savings at the Sunset Beach Resort & Spa (Jamaica)
  • Up to 35% OFF and reduced room upgrades at the Gran Caribe Real Cancun

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AMResortsNovember 29 – December 1, 2013 – Book a stay at Dreams Punta Cana or Cancun for only $99 per person, per night! (Savings from $320 per person, per night). 50% off your stay at the adults only Secrets properties and brand new Breathless Punta Cana!

Those are just a few examples of the many deals now available….

Happy Black Friday to you! Did you brave the crowds today?

A Magical Celebration: Downtown Disney

Our second day at Walt Disney World Resort was dictated by Mother Nature; a cold front had been predicted to make its way through Orlando, with accompanying showers. A 60% chance of rain in Florida is pretty much a sure thing, so we altered our plans and decided to visit the theme parks on Sunday instead of Saturday.

After sitting down for our delicious breakfast buffet at Boma, we decided to take the WDW Bus Transportation over to Downtown Disney. Full of shops, restaurants, and attractions, Downtown Disney offers free parking and no admission charge. It’s a great alternative for non-park goers or for those seeking a day of rest. Downtown Disney features two sections: Westside/Marketplace and Pleasure Island. The bus dropped us off at Marketplace, where we found several Disney character shops, a Ghiradelli store (YUM), a LEGO store, Rainforest Cafe, among other shops. Pleasure Island features more restaurants (Planet Hollywood and Bongo’s Cuban Cafe), attractions such as DisneyQuest and Splitsville, and bars.

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Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam: I came in third!!

Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam: I came in third!!

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A Magical Celebration: Walt Disney World for Grown Ups

The past few weeks have been chock full of good times, travel and excitement, hence my absence from my blog. But never fear: I have enough material from this period of time to write blog posts until the end of the year. I know you’re as excited as I am!

I’m going to start with one of my recent weekend adventures. You see, Mr. B and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in early November and were unable to travel anywhere distant due to our restricted schedules. Fortunately for us, we live a mere hour away from the Happiest Place on Earth, Walt Disney World, so we decided to venture over there for the weekend to stay at an on-site hotel (something I’d never done) and visit the parks. Epcot Center was winding down their annual Food and Wine Festival, so this was the perfect weekend to visit.

Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House Lobby

Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House Lobby

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