Seek the Promotions
The first thing you see when you log onto SmarterTravel's Travel Deals page is a handful of promotions that provide exceptional value. Most are for airfares or vacation packages. As I'm writing this, one deal features a four-night air-and-hotel package to Amsterdam for select dates in 2013 at $1,699 per person from New York, compared with $1,250 for the airfare alone. Wherever interests you, you'll find a steady parade of promotional deals throughout the year.