June 10, 2012 |
Although airfare and hotel rates are up this summer, deals are out there - if you know where to look. Here are some options based on input from Travel-Ticker.com , Priceline.com , Orbitz.com and FlipKey.com . San Francisco When L.A. heats up, the City by the Bay usually keeps its cool, and experts at all four websites recommend San Francisco for a summer getaway. "With its mild temperature and gearing up for the America's Cup in 2013, there will be lots of races all summer," said L. Jasmine Kim, general manager of Travel-Ticker.com.
July 19, 2011 |
Travel the length of Thailand, from the country's capital, Bangkok, to Chiang Rai in the north, on a 14-day tour for prices starting at $1,599 per person. Book by Wednesday for the lowest price. The deal: The Incredible Thailand tour from Friendly Planet Travel includes Los Angeles-Bangkok round-trip airfare, hotels, some meals and more. At $1,599 per person, it prices out to less than $150 a day. The trip includes stops in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Ayutthaya, Bangkok and other cities along the way to see rice fields and villages with monkeys and elephants.
July 3, 2011 |
Do we really need another members-only travel flash-sale site? If you've ever scored a deal on one, then yes, because they can be addicting. If one site doesn't have the destination you're looking for, another might. Introducing: Spire.com . Name: Spire What it does: Offers members (free to join) luxury hotel stays at 30% off the lowest offer found anywhere else for a limited time. What's hot: The site offers a "Best Deal Guarantee. " If you find the same room at the same hotel for a lower price, Spire will refund the difference between the lower rate and what you paid, plus give you $100 credit toward future Spire reservations.
April 10, 2011 |
Talk about a travel deal. How does $3 a night sound, meals included? Or less than $1 for a train trip between cities? Or a transatlantic cruise for less than 9 British pounds? If that's your idea of a bargain, hop in a time machine to circa 1860, just before the outbreak of the Civil War. And bring along your 2011-vintage paycheck. Yes, prices were low for antebellum tourists, but so were wages; a middle class U.S. family might live on $1,000 to $3,000 a year. Travel in those days also entailed dangers and discomforts.
January 1, 2011 |
The paralyzing New York blizzard reminded me about my favorite travel experience of 2010: a $12 ride on the Chinatown bus. I was in New York this fall and needed to get to Philadelphia for the day to see the fascinating Barnes art collection made famous in the documentary "The Art of the Steal. " A colleague had recommended "the $10 Chinatown bus," but I didn't seriously consider it until I found out that a plane or even a train would cost more than $200 round trip. So there I was marching through Manhattan's Chinatown one morning, where I found the Apex Bus on Allen Street.
October 5, 2010 |
Today we re-launch the Los Angeles Times Travel Deals & News blog on a new platform with a new look and a new URL: www.latimes.com/travel/deals . We hope you like it. You’ll notice several new features: —You’ll now be able to see 15 items per page, so you can take in more travel news and deals with one click. — Photos are larger. — Our Twitter feeds (@LATimesTravel) appear at the top right of the landing page so that they’re easier for you to find.