In this economy, travel is something we have to think twice about. Especially with kids. So here's a fun way to get a discounted trip, or even a cheap hotel stay for a visit to see your family. The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) sponsors an annual auction, where most items go for much under their retail price. Whether you're looking for a hotel room in Seattle, or a 6 day Windjammer cruise for your anniversary celebration, you should check it out.
The auction ends November 20th, and you have the option of watching items or bidding now.
Some of the offers:
-2 nights at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa (current bid is $165)
-2 night Napa Valley package at Silverado Resort (current bid is $300)
-2 night stay at Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove in Miami, FL (current bid is $50)
-2 night stay at Le Petite Hotel in Montreal (opening bid is $25)
-$50 Otterbox smartphone protective case (opening bid is $10)
-collection of children's travel books (opening bid is $10)
-2 nights at Fairmont Chateau Whistler - hotel looks like a castle (current bid is $50)
-3 nights at the all-inclusive Gran Caribe Resort in Cancun (opening bid is $200)
-7 night Spa Classic stay for two at Ixtapa Spa Hotel & Golf Resort in Mexico (opening bid is $200)
-2 night stay at Scottsdale Fairmont Princess plus Willow Stream spa treatment (current bid is $200) - (personal note: I just stayed here for a conference, and the place is family-friendly, and the spa is FABULOUS)
Let me know if you win!!!