May 3 2014

Weekend Roundup of Travel News and Deals

Happy weekend, everyone! It’s in the 90s here today so I am sunscreened up and trying to stay hydrated.

Before we get started…while not a travel deal per se, thought I’d mention that Starbucks Frappuccinos are half off through May 10th (during the hours of 3-5pm).

SBUX happy hour

Moving on, here are some travel stories and deals for your weekend enjoyment.

News & stories

Hotel promotions

Just a reminder that Hilton, Hyatt, and Starwood all have summer promotions starting this week so don’t forget to register if you plan to partake.

See my linked posts below for thoughts on how to maximize them, but to boil it down, in my estimation:

  • Hilton’s promotion can yield up to a 10% rebate (in the form of points).
  • Starwood’s yields 8 to 12%.
  • Hyatt’s is more convoluted, but can potentially give a rebate in the high teens – or even more – if “well played.”

Free travel books

The Kindle version of these books is free on Amazon as of this writing:

Eating Silicon Valley: Foodie Favorites

Eating Silicon Valley


Hiking Survival Guide

Hiking Survival Guide


For oenophiles, take a look at Napa Valley Napa City Wineries

Napa Valley Napa City Wineries


Finally, Lonely Planet’s The World’s Best Street Food is still available so grab one soon if interested.

Enjoy the remaining weekend and don’t forget to check our regularly-updated Travel Deals Page.

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Posted May 3, 2014 by Admin in category "Deals", "News

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