Thursday, May 7, 2009
BUDGET TRAVEL CHALLENGE
We sent our writer on a mission to see just how low some of the world's most over-the-top hotels would go. Turns out that, with a little ingenuity, these days you can get it all for the price of taking your family to the movies.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Two design hostels have opened in Paris within the past year. Trying to shed the granola image of the hostels of yesteryear, both promise contemporary comforts, with rates starting at $40 per night. St. Christopher's Inn overlooks houseboats and a canal, while Oops has bold splashes of color throughout.
With rates as low as $36, these flashy new European hotels take the convenience of the pod concept and expand it with style.
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Fly award-winning Singapore Airlines, stay four nights at the Four Seasons, and see historic sites on a guided tour, from $1,299—a savings of almost $400.
why it's a deal
Six nights on a small passenger ship, with guided bike rides along the St. Lawrence River by day, all meals, and maps and route notes, from $1,995.
why it's a deal
Now that ski season is over, Colorado hotels are slashing rates—to as low as $50 a night—and adding perks like white-water rafting, horseback riding, and spa and dining credits.
why they're a deal
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