Friday Travel Dreaming – 2/14/14

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

We ourselves aren’t real celebrators of the day (we prefer having our own special day). BUT, we can hardly think of anything more fun to do with any loved one — romantic, platonic or family — than plan travel! Looking forward to our upcoming trip to Grenada. Go There!

154436_643924082331253_1621853512_n10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

With amazing food, glorious public spaces, and unparalleled museums, theme parks, and beaches, the only thing “budget” about these world-class vacation spots is the price tag! There are some definite surprises on this list – Venice, Italy???

The World’s Most Overpriced Travel Destinations

On the flip side of the above story, is this one that outlines the most expensive places in the world to travel. Zurich Switzerland? Yeah, I can vouch for that, having just been there recently and marveling at the sky-high prices. But there are still ways to travel on a budget in expensive places – New York City is on the list, for example, but Keith and I once spent nearly a month there for no more money than we would have spent at home. Read our blog piece about it here.

Photo: Thinkstock/iStock

Photo: Thinkstock/iStock

Browsing for bargain spring-break airfares and deals with The Frugal Traveler

If you’re a student or teacher — or are in any way connected to the school schedule — you’ve are likely to have spring break coming up in March or April. For those traveling, that generally means beach-heavy destinations. But if you’re a bargain-hunter and haven’t booked your trip, is it too late? Full article here.

This week’s contests and giveaways:

Win a Trip for two to Monterey, Santa Barbara or Georgia

Enter for a chance to win an 11-night cruise and land tour, or 7-day adventure through Kenai Fjords Nantional Park in Alaska, including up to $3,000 airfare

Enter for the chance to win a 4-night luxury trip to the Academy Awards

Win a trip to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Win a Culinary Tour of Mexico

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About Shelley Seale

I'm Shelley, a journeyer and learner of the world, freelance journalist and author, yoga chick and dog lover. I pound the keyboard from home barefoot every day, and while my boss is demanding she also occasionally lets me have the early afternoon cocktail. I think not going into an office or collecting corporate paychecks are very good ideas, though not always profitable. I have written for National Geographic, USA Today, The Guardian, Texas Monthly and CNN, among others. Neither the New York Times nor Johnny Depp have answered my letters yet. I love yoga, indie movies, wine, and books, though not necessarily in that order. I believe in karma. Mean people suck. If I could have any dream job I would like to be a superhero. I have performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano and was once robbed by a monkey in Nepal. But, I don't know how to whistle. My mantra is "travel with a purpose."
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