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Book early before the deals sell out. Destinations include the Caribbean and Mexico....read more»

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There are times when you can think about something long and hard before making a final decision, and then there are those times when you have to act fast or miss a great opportunity. This happens to be one of those latter decisions, because the clock is ticking on Expedia's Fall Free Nights in the Caribbean promotion. Book a hotel or flight-and-hotel package by October 13, 2010, and you'll get one extra day to snorkel, sunbath, or lounge on the beach at no extra cost....read more»

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If the bright lights and whirring slot machines of Las Vegas are calling your name, Southwest Vacations has got the deal for you. Right now, you can save anywhere from $50 to $100 off vacation packages to Sin City. The longer you stay, the more you'll save. For instance, get $50 off when you stay two nights, $75 off for three, and $100 off for four or more nights. An air-and-four-night-hotel package starts at as little as $34 per person per night with the added savings. You must book by October 14, 2010, and travel by January 31, 2011. Participating Las Vegas hotels include Mandalay bay, the Wynn, Aria, Harrah's, and Circus Circus....read more»

The city is full of people from all over the world rushing to get around, and there's something very satisfying in leisurely watching them scamper. For the price of a café au lait, you can grab a front-row view at some of the best spots in town and sit for hours while others flutter about.

Many of the <a href="http://en.parisinfo.com/paris_restaurants/" target="_blank">cafes</a> also serve food, and it's wise to have a big lunch at one of these spots, because dinner can be pretty expensive. If you get hungry later on, you can always snack on a nutella crepe or a ham-and-cheese baguette from a street vendor. (Photo: Paris Tourist Office: Eric Lefeuvre)

With the arrival of fall, I start daydreaming about taking a trip to Paris for chocolate croissants, Rome for pasta, Brussels for warm waffles, or Greece for fresh feta—most of my daydreams typically happen before lunch. Luckily, Orbitz is currently offering 30 percent off regular rates at eight different brands of Starwood Hotels—including W, Sheraton, Aloft, St. Regis, and Westin—in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The money you save can mean the difference between a street-vendor lunch or a prix-fixe dinner, and is nothing to sneeze at. You must book by October 31 and travel by January 18, 2011....read more»

<strong>Caladesi Island State Park/Pinellas County</strong>

Undeveloped tranquility is synonymous with <a href="http://www.floridastateparks.org/CaladesiIsland/" target="_blank">Caladesi Island State Park</a>, about 45 minutes from both Tampa and St. Petersburg. Accessible only by ferry or private boat, Caladesi offers no paved roads, three miles of beaches, birding trails, shelling, and the opportunity to (blissfully) do nothing at all. Osprey, terns, and gulls flock to the beach, while along the trails you may spot herons or egrets. Bring a picnic and relax on the beach, or if you want to travel light, a local cafe serves meals and rents out umbrellas, chairs, and kayaks. Ferries cost $10 for adults and $6 for children ages four to 12. Ferry visitors are permitted to spend four hours on the island; those who arrive via their own boat may dock overnight. The surrounding <a href="http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/" target="_blank">St. Petersburg/Clearwater area</a> offers plenty of accommodations, dining, and entertainment options.

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Is the rest of your travel this year surrounding family and holidays? Are you thinking about the possibilities that lay beyond 2010? American Airlines Vacations is helping you plan ahead by offering 10 percent off all 2011 vacations, including hotels, rental cars, and activities. The deal is available for trips to a range of different destinations, including Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, New York City, and Colorado. You must book by October 10, 2010, but you can travel between January 1, 2011, and August 31. Plus, you can receive additional bonuses, such as free nights, 50 percent off hotels, and free upgrades....read more»

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Packing for any trip can be a real headache, especially now that many airlines charge to check your first bag. However, InterContinental Hotels Group is combating the high cost of luggage by reimbursing you with an IHG Visa prepaid card (worth up to $50) for airline bag fees when you book a weekend stay at one of its 4,500 participating hotels from around the world....read more»

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October 10, 2010, (10/10/10) is a special day that will only happen once, which means providers have a rare opportunity to capitalize on the power of 10. Hotels.com isn't missing a beat by offering 10 percent off two-night stays at hotels across the country.  You must book by October 10 and travel by October 31....read more»

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Ride the rails to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Book ahead and save!...read more»

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