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Feb 25

Who Loves to Travel?

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 in Favorite Finds, Ticket Trips

Anyone itching to get out of town, planning a family reunion or honeymoon?
Here are some helpful sites, hotels, search engines I use, read about or know someone who loves. There are millions of options out there for your ideal vacation stay. 

Please add places you have been and loved.
Shout Out…Jefferson Hotel- Richmond, VA made the T&L Top 500 Best Hotels 

 Luxury Hotel Accreditations
Relais Chateaux
Preferred Hotels
Orient Express
Rocco Forte Collection
Virtuoso
Leading Hotels of the World
Five Star Alliance 

New Hotels
Four Seasons Seychelles- East Coast of Africa
The Estate at Grace Bay Club- Turks & Caicos Islands
Singita Grumeti Reserves- Tanzania
Pelican Hill- Newport Coast, California
Seven Seas- Thailand
AVIA Napa- Napa, California
Fontainebleau- Las Vegas, Nevada

Boutique Hotels
Leading Small Hotels of the World
The Porches- North Adams, MA
Ellerman House- Cape Town, South Africa
AVIA Savannah- Savannah, Georgia
The Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michael’s Maryland
Hotel Fauchere, Milford, PA
Farm 215- Overberg, South Africa
Blackberry Farm- Walland, Tennessee

All-Inclusive/ B&B
Excellence Riviera Cancun- Mexico
Paradisus Palma Real Resort- Dominican Republic
Round Hill- Jamaica
Secrets Resorts- 4 New in 2009 & 2010
Iberostar- Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Hayden Street Inn- Healdsburg, CA
The Lodge at Woodloch- North Eastern, Pennsylvania
The Round Barn Farm - Waitsfield, Vermont Last Snow Shoe Dinner of the Season 3/14
Holiday in Tuscany- Chianti Region of Tuscany- Cooking School 

House Rentals
Home Away- Vacation Rentals
Vrbo- Vacation Rental by Owner
Mustique Island- Deals between May 1 - November 14
(Blue Waters / Cotton House)
Casa Paraty, Brazil 

Online Travel Advice, Booking, Help, Guides…
Travel-Ticker.com
Smarter Travel.com
Booking Buddy.com
Kayak.com
Seat Guru.com
Travel Artistry - Tell them I sent you!
Home & Abroad
Vayama
Yapta
One Time
Side Step
perrinpost.com- Conde Nast Consumer News Editor Wendy Perrin’s blog 

Current Deals
Fairmont Hotels have cut rates through April 15
Deal @ Fairmount Pearl in Mexico until April 30th
Starwood Hotels- 2nd night is ½ price including W & Le Meridien hotels Through March
Los Cabos, Mexico- $950 for 3 nights in a Villa, Flights & airport transfer & $100 credit
Half Moon- Jamaica prices are down to $250 a night April - early December