Get Travlin’ on 2015 Cyber Monday (and Black Friday)!

It’s looming… those shopping days that seem to be all-consuming. Take a break from the madness and think about travlin’ with these Cyber Monday deals.

Go on, get out of town! But hurry, many of these deals are only available on Monday, November 30, 2015, unless otherwise noted! Continue reading “Get Travlin’ on 2015 Cyber Monday (and Black Friday)!”

Last-Minute Labor Day Weekend Deals as Seen on Studio 10

Many thanks to Stephanie Webb, and the Studio 10 and WTSP teams for having me live on the air today to talk about last-minute Labor Day Weekend deals in Florida. Take a look at the deals I talked about here… Or, watch the segment here!

Celebrate Our National Parks

In the U.S., we’re fortunate to have some incredible national treasures, our national parks. And to entice visitors throughout the year, the National Park Service offers fee-free dates – the next one is Monday, Aug. 25, the organization’s birthday! (Oh, and mine, too! No wonder I’m such a “green” tree-hugger and park lover!). Continue reading “Celebrate Our National Parks”

new york city’s on sale!


If you’re planning to visit New York City between January 3 and January 12, 2014, you’re in luck! Nearly 30 of the city’s best hotels are participating in Hotel Week NYC with rates of $100, $200 and $300 for incredible savings to you! Check out these deals, all in NYC!


  • The James New York (SoHo): $300/night. Book online or call +1 (888) 526-3778 and mention Hotel Week.
  • Thompson LES (Lower East Side): $300/night. Book online and enter code HOTELWEEK or call +1 (212) 460-5300 and mention Hotel Week.


  • Ace Hotel (Flatiron, Chelsea): $200/night. Book online or call +1 (212) 679-2222 and mention Hotel Week.
  • Casablanca Hotel Times Square: $200/night. Book online and enter code HOTELWEEK or call +1 (212) 869-1212 and mention Hotel Week.
  • Gansevoort (Park Ave, Kips Bay, Murray Hill, Gramercy, Midtown East): $200/night. Book Online or call +1 (212) 317-2900 and mention Hotel Week.
  • Hotel Americano (Chelsea): $200/night. Book online and enter Hotel Week.
  • Hotel Chandler (Flatiron): $200/night. Book online, or call +1 (866) 627 7847 or +1 (212) 889 6363 and mention Hotel Week.
  • Hotel Elysee (Midtown East): $200/night. Book online and enter code HOTELWEEK or call +1 (212) 753-1066 and mention Hotel Week.
  • Hotel Giraffe (NoMad): $200/night. Book online and enter code HOTELWEEK or call +1 (212) 685-7700 and mention Hotel Week.
  • The Jade Hotel Greenwich Village: $200/night. Book Online or call +1 (212) 375-1300 and mention Hotel Week.
  • Kitano New York Hotel (Murray Hill, Empire State, Times Square):  $200/night. Book Online or call +1 (212) 885-7000 and mention Hotel Week.
  • Library Hotel (Midtown, Grand Central): $200/night. Book online and enter code HOTELWEEK or call +1 (212) 983-4500 and mention Hotel Week.
  • The Maritime Hotel (Chelsea): $200/night. Book Online or call +1 (212) 242-4300 and mention Hotel Week
  • THE OUT NYC**(Hell’s Kitchen): $200/night. Book Online or call +1 (646) 527-7918 and mention Hotel Week. Breakfast and 2 cocktails at KTCHN included.
  • Refinery Hotel New York (Fashion District): $200/night. Book online and enter code HOTELWEEK or call +1 (646) 664-0310 and mention Hotel Week.
  • The Roger New York (Madison Square Park): $200/night. Call +1 (888) 448-7788 or +1 (212) 448-7000 and mention Hotel Week NYC 2014 or email
  • Sanctuary Hotel NYC (Times Square): $200/night. Book online and enter code HOTWK or call +1 (212) 234-7000.


celebrate an endless summer

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There’s essentially a month left of summer vacation, but the savings don’t end when school starts back up. Select JW Marriott, Autograph Collection Hotels, Renaissance, Marriott Resorts and Gaylord Hotels in Florida, California, Hawaii, the South, Southwest and Northeast are offering Endless Summer packages.

Available for stays through October 31, 2013 that are booked by Sept. 25, the Endless Summer packages include a room upgrade and up to $100 resort credit.

For more information on the following savings and to reserve, visit and enter promo code ZX0. Hotels and resorts participating in Endless Summer include:


  • Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
  • Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
  • Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina
  • JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes – rates from $229/night
  • Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort
  • Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa
  • Orlando World Center Marriott  
  • Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
  • Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®
  • The Renaissance Vinoy® Resort & Golf Club
  • Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
  • Turnberry Isle Miami, Autograph Collection


  • Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
  • JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa – rates from $159/night
  • JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live – rates from $349/night
  • Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa


  • JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa – rates from $349/night
  • Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Kauai Marriott Resort
  • Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa


  • Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center


  • Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott
  • Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
  • The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel
  • Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
  •  JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa – rates from $349/night


  • JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa – rates from $169/night
  • JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa – rates from $159/night
  • JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa – rates from $134/night
  • JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa – rates from $149/night
  • Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa

For more information on these savings and to reserve, visit and enter promo code ZX0.

summertime, and the savin’ is easy june 21


We’ve all heard of CyberMonday – that glorious day after Thanksgiving when nearly every online store you can think of offers incredible savings.

Well, the summer solstice is nearly here and a group of 20 forward-thinking hotels and resorts around the world have created their own cyber-savings day to celebrate: Cyber Summer Travel on June 21. Savings include four-diamond resorts for $99/night, five-star hotels offering 50% savings, free nights and more.

For one day only, midnight – 11:59 pm EST Friday, June 21, hotels and resorts in Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America and even South Africa are offering exclusive online deals for travel through the summer, and some through year’s end.

For more information on the following savings and to reserve, visit Hotels and resorts participating in Cyber Summer Travel include:


  • The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa – $200 off a 10-day trip


  • Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino – 30% off, starting at $169/night
  • CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Anguilla – savings of more than 50%
  • Hotel Kura-Hulanda Spa & Casino, Curacao – $99/night
  • Lodge Kura-Hulanda & Beach Club, Curacao – $99/night
  • San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, San Juan – 20% off, starting at $143/night
  • Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao – 3 nights starting at $119/night


  • The Angler’s Boutique Resort, Miami Beach – 25% off
  • Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale – 25% off
  • Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa – $99/night
  • Lido Beach Resort, Sarasota – 30% off
  • The Resort at Longboat Key Club – 30% off
  • Marco Island Marriott Resort Golf Club & Spa – $149/night
  • Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach – $150/night savings
  • Sense Beach House, Miami Beach – 35% off
  • South Beach Marriott, Miami Beach – 40% off

Mexico & Latin America

  • Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, Costa Rica – 30% off 2-night stay, 35% 3 nights or more
  • CasaMagna Cancun Marriott Resort – $145/night + $100/daily resort credit; minimum 3-night stay
  • Casa Palopó, Guatemala – 35% off
  • JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa – $175/night + $100/daily resort credit; minimum 3-night stay

For more information on these savings and to reserve, visit

thanks, mom!


mothers day tulipsMother’s Day is May 12, and it’s time to thank Mom/Mama/Mother/Moo for everything she’s done for you. And what better way to do just that than at a special brunch made just for her, or even a weekend getaway! Here are a few you may want to check out. Make reservations and show your mom just how much she means to  you!

SHOR American Seafood Grill at the Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa is celebrating Mother’s Day with a brunch filled infused with delicious Key West flavors. Breakfast favorites with a Key West twist include mango whole wheat French toast and a white cheddar and leek egg frittata, while lunch options include roasted chicken breast with roasted red pepper sauce, Florida oysters and roasted mahi mahi. Don’t forget the dessert station! There’s a special kids’ buffet, too!

Mother’s Day Brunch will be served Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $45/adult (includes one mimosa), $14/child 4-12.

At The Setai in Miami Beach, treat Mom to brunch and the lavish display of traditional American classics, rich international dishes, a kids’ corner and, of course, a decadent display of indulgent desserts. And don’t worry about the flowers – moms will receive roses, too!

Mother’s Day Brunch will be served Sunday, May 12 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost is $95/adult.

You can make a weekend of it, too! Give your mom a night in with an overnight stay; rates start at $675/night.

Check out the Setai’s spa special here!

The Chesterfield Palm Beach is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch as well, which features an egg and omelet station, seafood display, caviar with blinis and much, much more. Your mom will even receive fresh flowers to take home to remember the day.

Mother’s Day Brunch will be served Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Cost is $55/adult, $12/child 12 and under.

If you’re in Clearwater, SHOR American Seafood Grill at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa is celebrating Mother’s Day with a brunch, too. In addition to breakfast faves, SHOR’s chefs are whipping up ahi tuna ceviche, watermelon and cucumber gazpacho, garlic-cured salmon and a smoked ham with roasted heirloom apple compote. What’s more, there will be a charcuterie station, a pasta station, a seafood station and decadent desserts. Wash it all down at the bloody mary and mimosa bar. Cheers!

Mother’s Day Brunch will be served Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $49/adult (includes one mimosa), $24/child 12 and under; under 3 free. For reservations, call (727) 373-4780.

Check out the resort’s Sandava Spa specials here!

Toast Mom with champagne at Armani’ the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. The champagne brunch features an array of fine dining options, including antipasto miso, frutti di mare, a scaloppini station and much, much more. Be sure to try the chocolate croissants and stuff French toast! Diners will enjoy bellinis de prosecco and Etoile Rose by Domaine Chandon.

Mother’s Day Brunch will be served Sunday, May 12 from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost is $90/adult, $34.50/child 6-11; under 5 free. For reservations, call (813) 207-8600.

A day just “fore” your Mom in Palm Beach – Mother’s Day Brunch at the PGA National Resort & Spa’s Ironwood Steak & Seafood restaurant. The sumptuous display includes fresh salads, hot selections, a Belgian waffle station, prime rib, sweets and more!

Mother’s Day Brunch will be served Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost starts at $50/person. For reservations, call (561) 627-4852.

Check out the resort’s Waters of the World spa specials here!

The Mother’s Day Brunch & Special Package at the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in North Georgia, just two hours from Atlanta, gives you ample time to reconnect and indulge with your mom. The package includes overnight accommodations; buy one/get one choice of a round of golf or a one-hour horseback trail ride; and Mother’s Day Brunch. You may also want to check out the Annual Mother’s Day Art Show & Sale, which runs May 10-12.

Rates from $159/night. Two night minimum; valid May 10-13. Brunch only is $39.95/adult, $19.95 children 6-12; children 6 and under are free.

If you’re in Massachusetts’ Berkshires, make Mother’s Day Brunch reservations at Wheatleigh. The menu includes Duck Confit Press, Lobster Risotto, a Dark Chocolate Coulant and more.  Click here for the full menu. Three course dining option, $49/person.

You could always try your luck and enter to win one of these contests from Spa Week®, perfect to give to Mom! Of course, if I won, I’d simply invite myself along! 🙂

  • Shop.Spa.Stay Giveaway: more than $4,000 in prizes for your mom and you to enjoy together!
  • Ladies’ Night Giveaway: $200 Visa Gift Card for a night on the town, plus four $50 Spa & Wellness Gift Cards, as well as a copy of Ladies’ Night – the perfect summer read!
  • Diamond Envy Giveaway: enter to win a half-carat yellow and white diamond pendant…for Mom!

The Spa Week contests are open until May 31, 2013.

Or, if you’re looking for a gift to round out Mom’s special day, how about a gift card from Now through May 13, purchase a $100 Spa & Wellness Gift Card for just $79.99, or receive 20% off all other denominations.

Mom will be proud of your prowess!