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)

How to save 10-40% on your next stay at a Hyatt

Hyatt has some of the most beautiful – and sometimes most expensive – hotels and resorts around the world. The Park Hyatt Sydney, Park Hyatt Vendome Paris, and the Park Hyatt Maldives all retail for around $1000/night. While they are incredible hotels, it’s hard for the average person to justify that kind of a nightly rate. Even more normal hotels like the Grand Hyatt in San Diego are often $250+ per night, but taking advantage of Hyatt’s “Stay Certificates” can be a great way to save. The certificates are geared to be given away as gifts, but there’s nothing stopping Continue reading How to save 10-40% on your next stay at a Hyatt

3 Perfect Days in San Diego [Day 3]

3 Perfect Days in San Diego: Day 13 Perfect Days in San Diego: Day 23 Perfect Days in San Diego: Day 3 This is Part 3 of our trip to San Diego – if you haven’t had a chance to read the previous parts, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. After a relaxing first day and a zoo-filled second day, we had one final day left to see other parts of San Diego. As I mentioned a little in Part 1, the core downtown area of San Diego is easily walkable, but the suburbs do spread Continue reading 3 Perfect Days in San Diego [Day 3]

3 Perfect Days in San Diego [Day 2]

3 Perfect Days in San Diego: Day 13 Perfect Days in San Diego: Day 23 Perfect Days in San Diego: Day 3 This is Part 2 of our trip to San Diego – if you haven’t had a chance to read Part 1, which has details about our flights and first day in San Diego, you can check that out here. For now, on to Day 2… For Day 2, we planned to go to the San Diego Zoo, which is absolutely one of the highlights of the city. It’s not necessarily cheap (1 day admission costs $44 per adult), Continue reading 3 Perfect Days in San Diego [Day 2]

3 Perfect Days in San Diego [Day 1]

3 Perfect Days in San Diego: Day 13 Perfect Days in San Diego: Day 23 Perfect Days in San Diego: Day 3 Last weekend, the Future Mrs. Guru and I flew to San Diego, and spent 3 great days there. Hopefully, this report will be useful to anyone planning a trip to San Diego, as I’ve seen and posted a number of good deals to San Diego recently. Early Thursday morning, we flew from Charlotte to San Diego with a quick layover in Washington DC (Dulles Airport). After a quick 50 minute flight from Charlotte, we spent the 30 or Continue reading 3 Perfect Days in San Diego [Day 1]