Thursday, March 5, 2009

One of my shhh....travel secrets that will have you living the good life!

I believe that we all have our little secrets to living the good life that we're reluctant to share for one reason or another. I'm ready to "DIVULGE" one of my FAVORITE places to find Florida vacations that are SO LOW that it doesn't pay to stay home! But, you have to PROMISE me (pinky swear) that you won't tell a soul, because if TOO MANY people know about it - it won't be so CHEAP!

About once a week, I head over to Florida Vacation Auctions. This site was created by one of the premiere marketing experts in the travel field and is the only site that works with VISIT FLORIDA ™, the State of Florida's Official Source for Travel Planning. So, if you've been afraid of using auctions in the past for your travel, you can now bid with CONFIDENCE and trust.

On the Florida Vacation Auctions site, you'll find great weekend stays at some of the BEST hotels and locales as well as auctions for reduced admission to some very distinctly Florida attractions. I was able to "score" a 3-day hotel ON THE WATER in a 4* resort in the Keys for under $200 last year (including some meals and MORE).

You'll need to check in often, as the hotels and areas change according to season and what's available. So, if you don't see that spot you've been dying to visit right NOW, it may be listed in a month or two.

Here's an example of an auction that JUST closed.
The Sanibel Island Resort and Spa (that's the resort that's pictured above)
  • 3 Days/2 Nights
  • Deluxe Guest Room Accommodation with a king bed or two double beds.
  • Unlimited use of Fitness Facility
This place is Absolutely GORGEOUS and to stay for 2 night would normally set you back about $700!

Winning Bid: $270

or maybe you'd rather hand out in SoBe

There's a current auction for The Beachcomber Hotel (a beautiful Art Deco boutique hotel) right in the heart of South Beach
  • 3 Day/2 Night Stay
  • Standard Room w/1 or 2 Full Sized Beds
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Refrigerator
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Wake Up Service,Smoke Detectors
  • Use of in House Gym and Movie Theater and Beach Chairs and Towels at sister property
The starting bid - only $80 (this auction begins on March 15)
Value _ $378

I've seen COUNTLESS of these auctions go for OPENING BID! If you live in Florida or are planning a visit - this is the site that you'll want to check out.


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2 comments:

Freelancebyu.com said...

hey zippy...................I love this post and have heard of simiular offers but usually they include the DREADED "tour" that interrupts your vacation, can you tell me from experience NO TOUR REQUIRED? :)
thanks for the great post

Zippy said...

Oh Anjie - absolutely NO tour required on these! The only way that I do those timeshare tours is when I'm PAID by the company to do a little undercover work. YOU know about those - they mic you up (OMG I feel like a SPY when I do those) and you have to annoy the heck out of the sales people. The things we do for money...

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