Get 25% off your stay at Hotel Stratford in San Francisco

25-percent-offAre you visiting San Francisco soon and haven’t decided on where you will be staying? Hotel Stratford located on the Square is offering a World Cup Special to all new bookings. Book your stay at Hotel Stratford during the dates of the World Cup and receive a 25% discount.

All you have to do is contact them and mention “World Cup” in your email. It is as simple as that! Enjoy San Francisco and let us know which sites we should visit.

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Free Visitors Guide for Albuquerque

One of the places we will be visiting on our great American road trip is Albuquerque and I couldn’t be more excited. Visiting Albuquerque allows you to experience the authentic Southwest. As one of the oldest cities in the U.S., Albuquerque boasts a unique multicultural heritage and history where Native American, Hispanic & Latino, Anglo and other cultural influences are a part of everyday life. If you are going to Albuquerque to experience the spectacular culture, abundance of activities and breathtaking landscape make sure you request a free Albuquerque visitors guide. I requested one a few days ago and was so surprised to see how quickly it arrived.  Let the planning begin.

Useful Albuquerque websites

www.visitalbuquerque.org |www.facebook.com/VisitABQ

*Pictures courtesy of Visit Albuquerque Facebook Page.

What’s so great about Indianapolis?

Many people do not think of including Indianapolis in their travel plans when visiting the United States. However there are so many things that make Indianapolis like no place else and we knew that this had to be a place to stop over during our road trip. So what’s so great about Indianapolis anyway?

The Indianapolis 500

Mention the word Indianapolis and all you can think off is fast cars and racing. The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race is an automobile race held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered one of three most prestigious motor sports events in the world. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management, but the permanent seating capacity is upwards of 250,000, and infield patrons raise the race-day attendance to approximately 300,000.

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White River State Park

White River State Park boasts world-class attractions and destinations that offer distinctive experiences for every interest and visitor! Yes, you will find green spaces, trails, trees, and waterways that you expect at any state park.  As America’s only cultural urban state park, it offers a unique blend of green space (Military Park, the Central Canal, White River itself) and cultural attractions – including the Indianapolis ZooWhite River Gardens; the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art; the NCAA Hall of Champions; the IMAX Theater; the Indiana State MuseumVictory Field and a premier outdoor concert venue, Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park.

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Public Art

Art should not be limited to the walls of a museum and sometimes needs to be on display for everyone to see. Making art public allows for transformation of people and cities. Indianapolis is famous for its public art and provides a new way for people to experience the city. This makes the city and affordable cultural destination for people from all over the United States as well as the world. Visit Indy has a list of public art available for you to see. Make sure you take a look.

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I am certain there are tons more exciting things to do in Indianapolis. Let us know which places we should visit by leaving a comment below. If you are looking for more info on Indianapolis as well as coupons and special take a look at Visit Indy –  www.visitindy.com

Tips for discounted travel

We have been extremely lucky to have amazing sponsors backing our road trip and generously sponsoring our accommodation, tours and food. Traveling can be extremely costly so I have put together some helpful tips that will help you travel on a discount.

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Booking.com

I have traveled quite a bit over the past few years and must admit that I have found Booking.com extremely useful for great deals on accommodation. A useful tip is to create a profile and then a wish list. Booking.com monitors your behavior once logged in. For example if you are searching for hotels in Las Vegas then add some to your Wish List. Booking.com tend to have “Secret Value Deals” which sometimes offers up to 80% off the regular price. If you have a profile and added certain cities to your wish list then you will get sent an email when hotels in those cities are offering deals.

Best Price Gurantee

There are many websites that offer a best price guarantee. This means that if you find the exact same booking on another website for cheaper, they will match that price and sometimes offer you a discount on top of that. If you have some time play around on booking engines and check if you can find a cheaper price to match the best price guarantee.

Groupon

Groupon is amazing for discounted accommodation, food and attractions. All you have to do is create an account for the Groupon in the city you are visiting and wait for a deal that attracts you. There is tons of different deals and you will definitely find something which will benefit you.

Jet Setter

Jet Setter features hotels from all the world. It offers discounted hotel room rates for a select period of time. You can pick up some pretty amazing deals at 5* hotels in the Maldives for only $300 a night for example. It is definitely worth checking out.

Priceline

Priceline offers the best deals on flights, hotels and rental cars. I saved this one for last because I have never used it but have heard quite a few mixed reviews. You can name your own price for hotel rooms and if your bid is accepted you will get the hotel for the price you asked for. The only downfall to this is that you don’t know which hotels you are booking. It is kept a surprise until the payment goes through. So, you could score an absolute bargain or not! It’s a gamble and if you are willing to take the risk then you will have to deal with the outcome.

Do you have any tips or useful hints on saving when traveling? I am sure there are tons of discount sites which I haven’t even looked at. Share them with us by leaving a comment below.