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Question of the Week: Can I find a cheap last minute deal?

Dear Editors,

This is the first summer that my husband and I haven’t taken our kids on a family vacation, and we feel guilty that we haven’t gone anywhere. We’re on a tight budget but would like to do a quick trip within the next few weeks before the kids go back to school. I’ve done some research…and last minute trips are expensive! Is there anything I can do to find a cheap last minute vacation?


Dear Meryl,

Ask the Editors: What’s a Good Travel Outfit for the Plane?

This week’s question comes from Ellie in Champaign, Illinois, the “hub of Silicon Prairie”:

What’s a good travel outfit for the plane

Aha! Plane attire: one of my favorite topics! The best advice, obviously, is to wear something you’re comfortable in (particularly on a long flight or a red-eye), but if you want to delve a little deeper, here are some of my go-to rules when dressing for the plane:

Green Deals Alert: Save up to 30% on a Green Hotel

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Right now, we’re running a green hotel sale that highlights eco-friendly hotels with great customer reviews. You can save up to 30% on these green hotels that dazzle their visitors with luxe amenities, personalized service, and gorgeous rooms.

Deal Alert: JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa

The JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa is offering a $600 per night resort credit when you book a $600 per night room rate starting August 1, 2010. The resort credit can be used to enjoy all the resort has to offer including drinks, dining, golf, the spa and gift shop.

The resort is nestled in the Tucson Mountains and surrounded by Saguaro cactus, hiking trails, horseback riding trails. There’s a complimentary Tequila toast in the bar every night. The 4.5-star resort gets great customer reviews.

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