With Memorial Day around the corner, and summer vacation on everyone’s minds, this is the time of year to plan the trip of your dreams. But since those summer days are coming up quickly, a lot of reservations are already booked and flight prices are sky rocketing (eek!). With that in mind, we have rounded up some of the best online deals for travel, both domestic and abroad, to help out your wallets. Start packing your suitcases and updating your passports, because these are short term deals worth every penny.
There is perhaps no more romantic country in Europe than Italy. It’s the home of Romeo and Juliet for goodness sake! But what makes this trip unique is that you will be seeing parts of the country that not every trip would take you on. While spots like Florence are must-stops thanks to amazing food (try their steak for sure!) and art (hello, David and the Duomo), this tour also shows visitors less well-traveled Italian cities including the stunning Siena and fashion-capital Milan.
If you want to stay in the country, but still not miss out on the sunshine, South Beach is your spot. It’s a happening but relaxing neighborhood of Miami (keep an eye out for the Kardashians!) that also happens to encompass most of the barrier islands of Miami Beach, which makes it perfect for both relaxing in the sun or at the spa. Thanks to amazing services from their custom UneedaMassage offerings, they’ll have you nice and pampered before you head out to the crazy Miami nightlife scene.
Definitely an unexpected choice for a summer getaway, but also a once-in-a-lifetime one! For those who might need a break from the heat (you crazy people you) you can see the Northern Lights and eat lamb hot dogs on this vacation instead of just lounging at the pool. Also make sure to do the extra tour/hike to visit Gullfoss Waterfall, which is stunning and almost puts Niagra Falls to shame in size.
For a much more traditional weekend getaway, you can hop over to the islands! The Dominican Republic is a pretty easy flight from the states, and when you stay at an all-inclusive resort like the Grand Palladium, it helps you get more bang for your buck. It works for family time, thanks to activities like mini golf and sailing, but would also be so much fun for a girls trip once you hit the casino or Turkish baths (yes you read that right).
One last vacation option is one for the Irish, or those who are just Irish at heart! No matter the weather, but always be prepared for rain, this country is stunning and the perfect spot to celebrate late spring. With golfing and whisky for the boys, plus castles and fairytale lore for the girls, it would make a unique couples or friends vacation. Dublin is the most popular city but also walk the Kerry Way from beautiful Torc Waterfall right over Galway’s bridges. It’s a slight step up from the Route 66 back home.