Updated: Nov 22, 2020
Raise your hand ...
... if you’re jonesing for a getaway!!!
I for one have Covid Cabin Fever … how about you? Let’s take advantage of Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals, and give the gift of travel this holiday season!
Giving the gift of experience rather than "stuff" ... our own family is super passionate about this. Case in point? We are headed to the Blue Ridge Mountains for a month of exploration, remote learning, and remote work later this winter, possibly with a little side trip to Orlando and Disney! (Shhhh..... don't mention Disney to our kids -- it's a Christmas surprise!)
With vaccine news, generous cancellation policies, and strict cleaning and social distancing measures being adopted by the travel industry, we can feel more and more confident about travel in 2021.
And wow, are hotels, tours, and other travel providers more eager than ever for your business! Check out these amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals -- some of them available all month long. Book independently using the links in this article, or, if you choose to book through We 5 Thrive rather than on your own, we'll create a personalized stocking stuffer "ticket" for your loved ones to open on Christmas day!
(Pssst! We 5 Thrive does receive a small commission through many of the below DIY booking links -- at no added cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting our endeavor to deliver amazing Tranquil Travel to you, our fabulous friends around the world!)
Whether you prefer to book any of the below options on your own or you’d like some help from a savvy professional who is committed to YOU and your travel desires (ahem, yeah that’s me -- I've got your back!), there are some amazing deals to be had!
A Change of Scenery for Any Budget
Lodging and accommodations all across America, the Caribbean, and indeed the world, are vying for your attention. Check out these fantastic Good Friday / Cyber Monday deals -- book on your own through the following links, or give me a call and I’ll ensure an exceptional travel experience for you and your family.
Caribbean or Mexico, anyone?
Beaches all-inclusive resorts in Turks & Caicos and Jamaica are family-friendly and ready for you! Enjoy those pristine, white beaches. Play in the crystal clear waves, then relax in your luxurious rooms and suites. Beaches even offers a huge array of fun activities for kids and teens.
Book your Beaches vacation for 6 paid nights or longer during their Thanksgiving Sale and receive a free pair of Waterford Wine Glasses! Plus, combine this with their fantastic current resort promotions, including up to $355 Instant Booking Credit, up to 65% off rack rates, 1 Free Night in select rooms, and more.
Now this is important: Once you have booked your Beaches vacation, be sure to register the booking here to take advantage of the Thanksgiving Sale. This sale only runs through November 26th, so book now!
Other all-inclusive resorts are getting in on the Black Friday frenzy, too! This month, take advantage of an array of exclusive deals on resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico with We 5 Thrive and our partner network Independent By Liberty Travel:
$100 off 4 nights
$150 off 5-6 nights
$200 off 7 nights or more
PLUS, save an additional $400 on bookings to Los Cabos, AND add airfare and save an additional $50 per ticket! (American Airlines only.) To take advantage of this deal, give us a call at (309) 416-7834, or message us here.
Long-Term Stays for Remote Work & Learning
CitizenM - a new kind of hotel chain, with locations in the US, Europe, and Asia. It's Black Friday until December 1st! Get at least 30% off hotel bookings. Also, with remote learning and remote work, check out their subscription deal - up to 29 consecutive days in their participating hotels for just $50 per night!!! Hotel rooms with huge discounts aren't all they're giving you. Cancellations are free up to 2pm on the day of arrival. Nice!
Another great option for longer-term staycations is ExtendedStay America - with savings up to 60% off! With fully-equipped kitchens, pet-friendly options, and guest laundry facilities, this one is also great for longer-term staycations! Like all hotels during this complex time, ExtendedStay America is committed to the safety and health of their guests, having developed their comprehensive STAYconfident program (cleaning, disinfecting, social distancing measures, and more).
We are all familiar with VRBO - Vacation Rental by Owner. While this isn't a Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale per se, we've got a secret tip to share with you, our family to yours: Don't be shy about reaching out to the individual property owners through VRBO if you want to strike a deal for your longer-term rental. That's how we recently snatched up a $2,500 month-long deal on what was originally a $4,000 list price! And in the French Alps two years ago (see pics above), we scored a $1,500 month-long deal in the shoulder season! Just be sure to book through VRBO to take advantage of the protections they offer to travelers.
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