Travel News – Week of March 29, 2010

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Spring Break is Here!

The Hilton Capitol Center is not only downtown Baton Rouge, LA’s newest kid on the block, but it’s also a registered historic hotel with loads of charm. They’re the sponsor for this week and have graciously offered a two night romantic getaway (with dinner) to one lucky reader of Check out Baton Rouge Romantic EscapeTrip Contest for details on how you can enter this great giveaway.

Hot Topics

Spring break is here for my family and we’ve been planning a fun road trip – inland. has partnered with the Missouri Department of Tourism to highlight one of many itineraries available on their official website: You can travel virtually with us on Twitter using the hashtag #MoTravel. Don’t despair if you don’t use Twitter, there’ll be plenty of follow-up posts on One of our stops is Silver Dollar City, which was featured on Undercover Boss Sunday night on CBS.

Parents need a little romance and one destination that’s fabulous for couples (or anyone, really) is the Florida Keys. We’ve put together a list of the top romantic resorts in the Florida Keys. Each property was individually visited and checked out by yours truly, just to make sure readers of are getting what they’re looking for. Start planning your dream trip to the Keys.

Are you planning a spring break trip? We hear that New York City is a popular destination this week. Check out our post on Free Things to Do in NYC where you can even print out a handy reference sheet of attractions or save as a pdf to make your own itinerary. Just tick the small button at the bottom of the post!

Travel Deals

NYC – Speaking of NYC, has a super-cool NYC hotel deal. Here’s what they sent: Experience the thrills of New York City with’s exclusive deal. Book by March 31 for a two night stay at any of the top 25 New York hotels between now and April 30th and receive a $50 coupon to use on your next stay anywhere in the US. Sale goes live on this Monday, March 29, 2010 and ends on midnight, March 31, 2010 online. Use coupon code NYCE50 to redeem the $50 off for your next stay. also offers no cancellation fees and their Price Match Guarantee.  Those booking with can be assured they are getting the best deal, either online or by speaking to a travel expert at 1-800-HOTELS 24 hours a day. Check out their top NYC hotels and start planning.

USVIWyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa announces up to 50 percent off room-only rates May 16 through June 30, 2010.  Visitors enjoy unprecedented discounts during their in-season travel period for reservations booked through May 31, and promotional rates are valid for travel through June 30, 2010. 

(Details on actual savings) Resort view rooms receive a 55 percent discount at $186/night; Bay view rooms receive a 54 percent discount at $205/night; Ocean view rooms are priced at $224/night with a 52 percent discount; and ClearAir Water View rooms are priced at just $274/night at a 50 percent discount. Black out dates apply.  Subject to availability.  Rates are per room, per night based on single/double occupancy and subject to 18% tax and service charge.  Offer subject to change without notice.

I hope that whatever you choose to do this week that it involves exploring. Sometimes we can’t always get out of town, but checking out the treasures in our own backyard can be just the thing! Have a great week and thanks for supporting

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