Free Hotel in NYC – Limited Time Offer!

I’ve posted a number of times before about various options for scoring Free or Discounted Hotel Rooms.  One of my favorite deals out there is the Choice Hotels Best Rate Guarantee – if you find a published rate that is lower than the rate available directly at choicehotels.com, then the first night of your stay is completely free: If I need to book a trip somewhere, I often will take a look at Choice Hotels to see if there’s a hotel that would work for where I need to go.  Choice Hotels includes a number of mid-range brands, such as Continue reading Free Hotel in NYC – Limited Time Offer!

Spontaneous Trip to Chicago and a Free Hotel Night in Raleigh

I know it’s been a little while since I posted last, so for all 3 of my readers (Hi Mom!  Hi Dad!  Hi Mrs. Guru!)….I apologize for my absence.  But I’m back with lots to share.  Stay tuned for a full report on our amazing trip to Turkey, Greece and Italy.  I posted some brief updates during the trip (one at the very beginning of the trip, after our first flight up to Chicago, one from Athens, and one from beautiful Santorini). Last week, I was up in New York City for a few days, staying in the New York Continue reading Spontaneous Trip to Chicago and a Free Hotel Night in Raleigh

Quick Weekend in the Bahamas: Intro and Comfort Suites Charlotte Airport

Quick Weekend in the Bahamas Part 1: Intro and Comfort Suites Charlotte Airport Part 2: US Airways Flights Charlotte, NC to/from Freeport and Grand Lucayan Resort Part 3: Bahamas Taxi Scam A few weeks ago, the Mrs. Guru and I took a much-needed vacation down to the Bahamas.  While it was a quick trip, it was overall very enjoyable.  I posted some initial thoughts in a post right after the trip, with the promise of a full report to come.  The night before the trip, we stayed at the Comfort Suites Charlotte Airport, so read on for an intro about Continue reading Quick Weekend in the Bahamas: Intro and Comfort Suites Charlotte Airport

How to find flight deals to Paris (or anywhere, really)

A reader recently emailed me a question asking about taking a trip to Paris.  He writes: I was thinking about a trip to Paris, but I’m still trying to figure how feasible that might be. I assume that if anyone would know of a good way to make it happen, it’d be the Guru. Any deals/recommendations for flights/hotels in late July or August for Paris? Every year, I do get several requests for advice on trips to Europe over the summer.  As many of you probably already know, the peak time for travel to Europe is over the summer.  So Continue reading How to find flight deals to Paris (or anywhere, really)

Free Hotel Stay – Charlotte, NC

You know the saying – there’s no such thing as a free lunch.  Well in this case, that still holds true….this time it’s a free breakfast (in conjunction with a free hotel stay) With the Choice Hotels Best Rate Guarantee, if you find a price lower than they offer directly on the Choice Hotels website, they’ll give you the first night of your reservation completely free, and match the lower rate for the rest of the nights.  If you’re only staying 1 night, then that night becomes completely free. I was looking for a simple 1 night stay near the Continue reading Free Hotel Stay – Charlotte, NC