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'Tis the season for giving, and it's probably high time you gave yourself a little European getaway. American Airlines is offering Europe Winter Bargains starting at $575 per person (without taxes and fees), which includes round-trip flight from New York City (other departure cities are available) and a five nights' stay at a three- or four-star hotel. Destinations include London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels, Berlin, Munich, Rome, and Vienna. Plus, traveling in the low season means fewer crowds and typically lower prices.

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Ah, it's Cyber Monday and you can almost hear the sound of people saving money with every click. To celebrate these bargain-basement deals, I received two offers in my inbox this morning that may make your holiday travel a bit brighter (and cheaper) this year. Both deals end tonight, so act fast....read more»

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Save up to 50 percent on hotel rooms, visit the Caribbean on a dime, receive 30 percent off ski vacations, or save hundreds on vacation packages to Mexico, Las Vegas, and Hawaii!...read more»

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If you'd like to take a vacation from the holidays, but the thought of planning a trip right now is too much to handle, Cheap Caribbean may have just the ticket, with its Winter All-Inclusive Sale. Now through midnight ET on Friday, November 26, you can save up to 60 percent off tropical vacation packages in places like Jamaica, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Bahamas, and U.S. Virgin Islands that take the pain out of planning. Packages start at $249 per person (without taxes and fees), and come with airfare, hotel, meals, drinks, activities, tips, Tripmate weather insurance, and a $100 coupon if it rains during your stay....read more»

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There's little that compares to having the freedom of your own car, especially during the holidays. However, a car may be the last thing you're thinking about if you're flying to your destination. But with Hertz's offer of $10 off per day or up to $40 off weekly/weekend car rentals, it may be time to rethink your plans. Offer applies to an economy or regular vehicle and is good for pick-ups through January 31, 2011....read more»

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Includes hotels in Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, New York City, and San Francisco. Book by December 17....read more»

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Book by December 5 and save in Aspen, Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, and Tahoe, among others....read more»

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Are you a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type of traveler? If so, you may want to hold on tight! The clock is ticking: Bookit.com's 99-Hour Biggest Sale Ever is on, and you can save up to 60 percent at resorts all over the over the country and the Caribbean. But you must act fast, because the deals are only around through midnight ET on Friday, November 19. Packages are available in New York City, Jamaica, Montego Bay, New Orleans, and Las Vegas, as well as many other places....read more»

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<strong>Walt Disney World</strong>

Granted, many families find this popular theme park to be the happiest place on earth (next to Disneyland, of course), but a one-park, one-day pass with a price tag of $79 per person may leave some feeling not so elated. Plus, when you add in fighting long lines to go on rides, dealing with throngs of children, and transportation times in-between parks (if you purchase a Park Hopper pass for an extra $52 for a one-day pass), you may feel downright depressed. However, on the bright side, you'll spend less money on the per-day price the more time you spend at the park.

The other day while grocery shopping, I saw a little girl playing in the paper goods aisle. Apparently, the plastic utensils were plotting to invade the toothpicks, and she was frantically trying to build a fort out of two-ply toilet paper. Though I found it quite strategic for such a small child, it made me wonder how long it had been since I had played any games.

If you're anything like me, it's about time you allowed yourself to be a kid again, and right now United Vacations is offering up to 46 percent off Walt Disney World resorts for travel by December 31 and up to 40 percent for travel between January 1 and February 16. Resorts include the Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. You must book by November 21.

Prices vary by property and travel dates. Blackout dates and restrictions may apply. Offer is subject to availability....read more»

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