Summer means vacation, but it's also the season of high prices and big crowds. Choose wisely and shop smart, though, and you'll be able to take advantage of deals and discounts that put even popular destinations on the budget travel radar.
I've monitored trends, industry news, and sale patterns to point you in the direction of places that offer the best bargain value for the coming season. Below you'll find examples of deals presently available for summer trips. Like all deals, these are sure to expire; however, a little research on your part can yield similar results when you're ready to book.
Turn that California dreamin' into a real vacation this summer with new low-cost carrier air service, hotel discounts up and down the state, and Disneyland offers.
California has some of the busiest airports in the country, and getting there will be even easier this summer with new service from low-cost carriers Allegiant and Virgin America. Allegiant begins service between Tennessee's Tri-Cities Airport and LAX, and Eugene, Oregon, and LAX on June 3. And Virgin America kicks off service between Toronto and both Los Angeles and San Francisco starting June 23.