Yep, HE is WHAT it's ALL about!!
getting to see the little chubby baby, toes and all.
That's why we use the web a lot for travel
(notice I didn't say alot. . . but that's a blog for another time)
I'm sure you've heard of Travel zoo... but just in case you haven't
You sign up for a weekly email about specials that they have found.
5 years ago I booked a last minute cruise to Alaska for the girls and me... SAVED so much we could actually afford this once in a lifetime vacation!
For quick trips to CA to see Kieri in San Diego... Virgin Airlines 89 each way to San Diego... and 59 to SFO wowie zowie.
Certainly worth the 60 seconds a week to flip through their email.
ALSO on their web site http://www.travelzoo.com/ they have lists of MORE vacation trips etc.
For our next vacation I relied on http://www.carrentals.com/ to get us a GREAT deal in Kona,HI.
I've been checking it since April.. and in June I found great rates. This is definitely something you have to check often..but it is worth the effort when you are saving $400-$600 for renting a car for a week.
My best deal(s) are on priceline.com (oops forgot to get their picture) With the boys in Seattle, sometimes we have extra long trips and don't want to come all the way home, so I will log onto priceline and NAME YOUR PRICE and pick the Seattle Airport and only offer $45 or $50.00 for a 4star hotel (Hilton, Doubletree, Hyatt) nice, only beware you will have to pay their $16 or up for a nightly parking fee!!
Here's to hoping that trips to see your loved ones can be thrifty.