It's not pretty as you drive past the gas station these days. Yes, the price of gas only seems to be rising while our money seems to be disappearing faster. Does this change a lot of travel plans? Of course it does, but it still doesn't mean you can't have a vacation ~ just a little fine tuning to your travel plans.
Springtime brings those dreary days of rain showers that make our flowers bloom, adds color to our trees and the eventful puddle jumping with some umbrella and rain gear in need.
With the two variables of gas and rain, some might throw up their hands and just say "Forget it! No travel!". Well, Twig Travel is here to give you some great ideas that may not be at the top of your list, but a short mini-break out of the house just may be what the doctor ordered while we await Summertime.
Many hotels are offering travel incentives ranging from lower nightly fares, gas cards, food, drink, free in-room movies and more. This is a great way to travel close to home and yet not spend a lot on fuel.
Here is just a sampling of some online companies with offers: http://www.hotels.com/deals
offers lower nightly fares in their "Deals"
Bookit at http://www.bookit.com/
is giving away $25.00 gas rebates for those who stay at least two nights at select properities. At the Barefoot Yacht Club & Resort
in North Myrtle Beach, the room rate has been slashed to $69.00 a night, with a $25.00 gas rebate. Book by May 2 and travel by May 25.
In the Midwest, the indoor waterpark Kalahari Resorts at Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
and Sandusky, Ohio
locations has has brought back last year’s Fuel for Fun promotion. During May, the package starts at $149.95 a night in Wisconsin ($169.95 a night in Ohio), and includes accommodations and waterpark passes for up to four people, plus a $40.00 gas card.
Sterling Resorts at http://www.sterlingresorts.com/
has many Gulf Coast vacation home resorts in Northwest Florida,and is giving a $100.00 gas card for week-long stays with its “Tanks for Staying
” promo. If you stay three nights, you’ll receive a $50.00 credit. To claim your gas credit, just present a gas receipt upon check-in showing a fill-up during your trip to the beach. Promo code TANKS.
Even Expedia is offering deep discounts of up to 50% on hotel reservations and prepaid gas cards to encourage travelers to make summer vacation plans. More than 125 hotels of the 400 participating in Expedia’s program are offering vacationers half-off their usual booking rates for stays of four nights or more. Other participating hotels are giving discounts of at least 30% off on room rates. Reservations must be booked online at www.expedia.com
For those that are looking for less overnight travel, here are some great things to do and visit on a rainy day: aquarium, botanical gardens, bowling, broadway show/play/live performance, dance in the rain, dinner by a roaring fire, floral center, indoor batting cages or activity center, indoor skating, library, mega-mall or shopping center, movie theater, museums, picnic under a pavallion, spa day pampering, waterpark (you're going to get wet anyway - as long as their's no lightening, or better yet, go to an indoor waterpark), wine tasting tour, zoo (umbrella and gear still may be needed).
I hope you're busy making your travel plans and remember to visit our travel planning packages
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