Best Travel Deals Tips
from TV Travel Show Producer
The best travel deals are easier to get than you think but a lot of people just don't know how to get them. That's why I've put together this website featuring my best travel deals tips. With my travel advice, I can help practically anyone take five-star vacations at two-star prices. For over twenty years, I have been collecting money saving travel tips as a travel producer for high profile television programs.
I have also been a road warrior and learned a lot of travel tricks, insider secrets, and ins-and-outs on how to get value packed vacations for less -- and without using press credentials to do it because I travel just like you do. So let's talk about travel dreams. Have you ever imagined yourself traveling the world and going to places like Paris, Rome, or London?
Has It Ever Been Your Dream to:
• Swim with dolphins in the Bahamas?
• Take a gondola ride in Venice?
• Picnic in the Swiss Alps?
• See a live lava flow from a Hawaii volcano?
• Climb the Great Wall of China?
Do you have these sorts of travel dreams, but think you can't afford to travel? Well, I help people just like you learn how to get the best travel deals, take amazing vacations on almost any budget and make your travel dreams a reality with great vacation planning tips and much more.
Take a $99 Cruise and Fly First Class to China for $99!
Did you know that in the past couple of years, I’ve taken a $99 cruise to the Bahamas with an ocean view room and I only paid $99 for a first class round trip
plane ticket from Los Angeles to Beijing? Those are just a sample of some of the best travel deals I secured with the travel tips I’m going to share with you. I am so excited that you found my website so that I can share my insider travel secrets I've been collecting for over twenty years as a travel producer for television including:
• Five Big Travel Mistakes that Cost Big Bucks
• Hidden Costs of Cruises
• Why You Need Trip Insurance
• How to Choose the Best Airline Seats
• Everything You Need to Know About Passports & Visas
• How to Avoid Jet Lag
• Money Saving Tips to Using Your Cell Phone Overseas
• Road Trip Travel Tips
• How to Get Paid to Travel
Some of the best travel deals I can show you how to get include:
• $49 Cruises to Cozumel
• A 2-Bedroom Villa at Disney World for $299 for the Week
• One-Week at a Four-Star Hotel for $149 in Madrid, Spain
I know these prices seem unbelievable but they are absolutely true published vacation deals I have found and verified.
TV Travel Show Producer Shares Her Travel Tips and Secrets. It all started when I was Senior Segment Producer for a TV program hosted by Robin Leach during the late eighties and into the nineties called, Runaway with the Rich and Famous, and my job was to design and create five-star luxury vacations for celebrities (and send a video crew to capture the magic).
During my season with Robin, I sent celebs to over 25 countries and determined what locations, hotels, restaurants and local sites of interest would be shot at each vacation destination to be featured on our program.
Now, we can't all travel with a "money no object passport," but I have discovered many travel tips and tricks along the way to get the best travel deals and take amazing four-star and even five-star vacations at what are basically two-star prices. You see, I love to travel, but I hate paying full price for any trip that I take.
Budget Prices, Not Budget Travel. As a television producer, I also don’t do “budget” travel. You know what I’m talking about -- like youth hostels or budget hotels -- I absolutely always stay at nice hotels, but I do always travel on a budget. You don’t have to be a TV travel producer, like me, to get the best travel deals, deep travel discounts and even travel for free. As a matter of fact, all of my travel tips on my travel web site have to do with my own common sense of leveraging dollars I’m already spending, making wise choices on where I spend my travel dollars and participating in inexpensive travel programs that offer deep travel discounts.
These exclusive travel tips I am sharing with you here have literally saved me thousands of dollars on vacations. I also share many tips on how to save once you get to your destination by connecting you to deals to save up to 55% on theme parks in the U.S..
Now, I would love and absolutely adore helping you discover a world of ways to see the world and get the best travel deals!
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- Travel Technoloy: How Smartphones Are Changing How You Travel
- Is there a downside to travel technology? There can be if you're smart phone suddenly becomes brain dead due to a lifeless battery. Tips you need to know in the techno world of travel.
- Vacation Photos: 10 Tips to Take Better Photos on Vacation
- Vacation photos are the best souvenir of any trip, but don't you hate when you have lousy photos for your travels. Here ae 10 tips to help amateur shutterbugs.
- Ten Bonus Vacation Photo Tips
- Vacation photos are the best souvenir of any trip and TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab, shares some photo tips for the best vacation pics.
- A Great Way to Show Off Your Vacation Photos
- I figured out a great way to take my best shots, photos that gave some feeling for the overall trip and location. And it doesn't overwhelm anyone with too much information.
- Best Kept Travel Secrets for Weekend Getaways & Vacays
- Most people don't know that when you take youre vacation determines if you're going to get a great travel deal or not. TV travel show producer, Mariane Schwab, shares some insider secrets.
- Five Money Saving Tips When Traveling
- Saving money while traveling takes discipline, planning, and doing without a few things. Is it an appropriate exchange for such an adventure? Of course! Everyone wants to save money these days.
- Five Bargaining Tips for Getting Deals When Traveling the World
- If only we knew the skills that so many others knew around the world, we could get better discounts wherever we go. Here are the 5 essential tips you need when haggling for an item you're interested
- Travel Angels & Travelin' Prayers
- I couldn’t believe my eyes as I saw this larger than life angelic creation standing before me. Dripping with the Aloha Spirit, he was dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and he was wearing sunglasses.
- Airline Seat Selection Tips: How to Get the Best Economy Seats
- If you've ever wondered how to get the best economy seats on a plane, TV Travel Show Producer has insider secrets and links to airline seat maps.
- Domestic Airline Fees
- Domestic airline fees are out of control. No longer can you buy an airline ticket and assume anything is included for the purchase of air fare. Check out airline fees before you purchase your ticket
- Airline Luggage Fees
- Comprehensive chart on airline luggage fees so you can evaluate the best travel deal on an airfare.
- Baggage Fee Refunds: Airline Passengers Spend $3.5 Million on Baggage Fees
- With BaggageFeeRefund.com, you can earn credits toward getting money back. There's no membership fee and no limit to how many refunds you recieve.
- Carry On Luggage Packing Tips
- When it comes to carry-on luggage, most people travel with one carry-on bag and some pieces of luggage that they check in. Here are a few tips that you should consider while packing.
- Low Cost Airfare: Being Flexible is the Secret to Travel Deals
- Being flexible can grab you incredible airfare discounts. Find out how one company offers incredible low cost airfare prices for people who have a little leeway in their schedule.
- Ways to Save Money on Airline Travel
- There are several ways of slashing your costs on an air travel. 1) Book an early or a late flight. #1-Flights that leave early in the morning or late at night are usually cheaper.
- Airline Partnerships
- Airline Partnerships and affiliations. Find out which airlines have alliances here.
- Airport Club Rooms
- Airline club rooms provide a refuge from crowds and amenities to help use the time effectively.
- Airline Abbreviations
- Airline Abbreviations
- Airport Codes - Domestic U.S.
- List of U.S. Airport Codes.
- Airport Codes - International
- Airport Codes - International
- Chicago O’Hare Airport: The Airport You Love To Hate & How It Got Its Name
- As many times as I have been in and out of Chicago O’Hare Airport, there is one thing I never knew and that’s how it came to be named “O’Hare.” Do you know how this airport got its name?
- Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
- A comprehensive Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory with links to all tourism offices all over the world.
- Travel Resources Guide for Complete Vacation Planning
- Travel Resources Guide is a comprehensive worldwide travel directory for vacation planning with airline web sites & luggage policies, tourism info, TSA guidelines, passports, travel health, more.
- Online Travel Sites Resource
- Resource guide to booking online at hotels, travel sites and more.
- Overseas Travel : Top Ten Travel Tips
- Before you head abroad, we have the top ten overseas travel tips to ensure you have a great trip.
- Five Things You Need To Know About Using a Cell Phone Overseas
- Using cell phones overseas can be expensive unless you do your research BEFORE you go. Find out how to save hundreds even thousands when using a cell phone overseas.
- Hotel Loyalty & Credit Card Reward Programs
- Hotel industry consolidation may have created some confusion about which hotel brands belong to which frequent-stay programs, if any.
- Lost and Stolen Passports
- Tips for dealing with a lost or stolen passport including how to have an emergency passport kit and important passport links.
- Passport for Child: How to Get a Passport for a Child
- The procedures to obtain a minor's under the age of 16 passport is relatively similar to that of an adult except for some minor but very important differences.
- Embassies & Consulates Around the World
- A complete directory & search engine to connect you to Embassies, Consulates websites & addresses, and how to handle lost or stolen passport s overseas.
- Travel Vaccinations: It Could Well Be Do or Die
- Not all foreign countries carry the same health risk and so the number and type of vaccinations needed will vary according to your destination. Talking to a doctor about your destination is crucial.
- Vacation Packing Tips: From @TravelProducer
- A TV Travel Show Producer like Marianne Schwab should have a few vacation packing tips up her sleeve. Well, she does. Find out what they are.
- Airport Security: How to Go Through it With Less Stress?
- Before traveling by plane, just accept the fact that you will have to go through the whole craggy process at the airport. Here are a few things you can do to be more prepared.
- Rental Car Insurance: Should You Buy Rental Car Insurance?
- Everyone who has ever rented a car has felt the confusion of staring at the rental contract and not knowing whether or not you should buy car rental insurance.. Do you or need it or not. Find out.
- Car Rental Insurance: Should You Buy Rental Car Insurance (continued)
- Everyone who has ever rented a car has felt the confusion of staring at the rental contract and not knowing whether or not you should buy car rental insurance.. Do you or need it or not. Find out.
- Traveling With Pets
- Traveling with your pet can be challenging, but with some planning ahead, it can also be a fun and rewarding experience.
- Pet Friendly Vacations
- Do you want to bring your pet on vacation? Or do you need to fly with your feline? We have great pet travel products for pet friendly vacations.
- Travel Quotes
- Inspired words on the World of Travel from prominent and less than prominent people.
- Best Travel Commercials
- Here are some of the latest and best travel commercials promoting vacations, airlines and travel deals that I really like. Go ahead and watch them! It’s okay to like them! They’re fun!
- Best Travel Songs Ever: My Top Five Picks
- TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab, shares her picks for the Top Five Best Travel Songs Ever. Perspective from a producer's criteria for scoring video.
- Best Travel Songs Ever: For Planes, Trains & Automobiles
- If you’re doing some road trip planning you don’t want to forget the best travel songs ever. Music is truly the soundtrack of our lives and every road trip needs a soundtrack.
- Travel Site Search
- International travel site search for travel resource information
- Travel Careers: Get Paid to Travel
- Travel Careers? Get paid to travel? Travel is an $8 Trillion a year industry. Find out how to join the professional travel team led by TV Travel Show Producer, Mariannne Schwab.
- Become a Travel Writer
- So you want to become a travel writer? Learn to turn your travels into money and help pay your way as you travel.
- Work at Home: Build a Solid Business
- Tired of work at home scams? Me, too. Site Build It is the only system that allows you to build a business with the right plan for long term success.
- SBI! TV
- Share Your Travel Tips & Stories: iReports from Your Vacation Adventuress
- but I would love to hear about your best travel experiences, favorite hotels or restaurants, family travel tips, airline tips, money saving travel secrets, great travel gadgets and more.
- Travel Writers Wanted
- We're looking for story contributions for our website from writers, travel bloggers, and citizen travelers. Travel writers wanted to share your travel tips, advice and destination information.
- Travel Pros to Follow on Twitter
- If you love travel and want to know who to follow on Twitter, TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab, shares her favorite tweet peeps and pics.
- Fun Travel Gals on Twitter
- As a TV Travel Show Producer, I love the travel peeps I meet on Twitter and here are my top picks for fun travel gals to follow.
- Tracy Gallagher Interview: 20 Questions for Travel Pros Challenge
- Tracy Gallagher was the face of the Travel Channel for years and she agreed to take the 20 Question Travel Pro Challenge! Find out her insider travel.secrets.
- Cruisers on Twitter: Cruise Experts and Cruise Bloggers
- I like cruises because all of the hassles of an ordinary vacation are completely eliminated. My cruisers on Twitter includes cruise experts and cruise bloggers.
- Gray Cargill, SoloFriendly.com Travel Blogger
- Meet travel blogger, Gray Cargill, known on Twitter as @SoloFriendly, through
- Meet Anne Dimon: TravelToWellness.com
- I am so excited to introduce you to Anne Dimon. She is the editor and writer for the online Travel To Wellness Magazine that covers travel, spas, fitness & culinary topics.
- Meet Susan Farewell of Farewell Travels
- Most people only dream about having the travel portfolio of this travel pro, Susan Farewell. . I just love her last name and how well connects to adventure as if to say, “Farewell, I’m traveling now.
- @ZipSetRachel from TNI's ZipSetGo.com
- @ZipSetRachel has a job that most people would die for. She scouts out exotic destinations, rates the best hotels, discovers new restaurants. and organizes #TNI.
- Billie Frank, The SantaFeTraveler.com Founder
- Billie Frank and her husband, Steve Collins, own and operate The Santa Fe Traveler, a travel-concierge and trip-planning business for visitors to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- Travel Guys on Twitter: Ready, Set, Adventure
- This is an "A" list of travel experts, bloggers and writers and you will always get unique travel tips and lots of just plain travel fun out of following these travel guys on Twitter.
- Meet Travel Blogger Cathy Sweeney: Travel With Sweeney
- Cathy Sweeney started her travel blog, Traveling with Sweeney, to share her perspectives on places she’d been, places she wants to go, travel ideas she’s heard about, and travel tips.
- Roni Weiss: Man of the World...Literally
- Klout.com lists Roni Weiss in the Top 50 of Online Travel Influencers and it’s no wonder, Roni is simply brilliant. I love his sense of humor, his zest for life and travel.
- Landlopers' Matt Long Takes the 20 Questions Travel Blogger Challenge
- Matt Long is a true Landloper. Defined as a wanderer and adventurer that is the heart of who Matt is in real life and on the road. Klout.com lists Matt in the Top 10 of Online Travel Influencers.
- About Marianne Schwab, TV Travel Producer
- As a TV Producer, Marianne Schwab shares her best travel deals tips she learned as a TV Travel Producer for shows like "Runaway with the Rich & Famous" and more.
- Media Buzz - TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab
- TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab, is frequently interviewed by the media and quoted as a travel expert.
- Contact TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab
- We really value your feedback and questions and want to help you discover a world of ways to see the world. Contact us here and we'll respond at our earliest opportunity.
- Travel Store: Great Products to Make Travel Easier
- TV Travel Show Producer has a travel store of great items to make your vacation easier.
- Best Travel Guide Books
- Here are the best travel guide books! I've chosen the type of books that I like when I'm on vacation, taking a business trip or planning a video shoot.
- What is RSS?
- TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab, delivers the latest blog updates through the RSS feed for Best-Travel-Deals-Tips.com..This pages tells you how to subscribe.
- Value Link Exchange
- If you are looking for a high quality link exchange program, then Best-Travel-Deals-Tips.com has exactly what you are looking for high quality link exchange & deep content driven links,
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- Best-Travel-Deals-Tips.com will be implementing a program to begin accepting advertising. Sign up to be notified via email as soon as the Best-Travel-Deals-Tips.com Advertising Program launches.
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- Best Travel Deals Tips - Site Search
- Can't remember where you saw one of my travel tips or travel deals on this site. Search for it here!
- Site Map for Best-Travel-Deals-Tips.com
- Site map for TV Travel Show Producer website with insider travel secrets for taking 5-star vacations at 2-star prices.
- Cool Hotel Pools
- What's the one thing we all love when we travel? Cool hotel pools, of course. Here are some from Puerto Rico to San Diego.
- #FriFotos: Pools
- As an active member of the Twitter community I'm honored to not only be asked to co-host #FriFotos this week, but to share with you some cool photos as we all share this week's theme: Pools.
- Puerto Rico: La Coca Falls
- Puerto Rico's La Coca Falls is located in the El Yunque National Forest. El Yunque is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System.
- Travel News: Week Ending May 19, 2012
- So much was going on in the world of travel this past week. Here's a round-up of Twitter tweets, travel blogs and travel stories that you'll find helpful with travel tips and travel news.
- Travel News: Week Ending May 26, 2012
- So much was going on in the world of travel the week ending May 25th. Here's a round-up of Twitter tweets, travel blogs and travel stories are filled with travel tips and travel news.
- Travel News: Week Ending June 2, 2012
- Here's a round-up of Twitter tweets, travel blogs and travel stories are filled with travel tips and travel news for the week ending June 2nd.
- Travel News: Week Ending June 9, 2012
- The first full week in June was packed with news in the world of travel. Here's a round-up of Twitter tweets, travel blogs and travel stories filled with travel tips and travel topics.
- Travel News: Week Ending June 16, 2012
- This week Cars Land opened at Disney's California Adventure to huge crowds, the USS Iowa made its historic final voyage and will now be a permanent museum and tourist attraction in San Pedro and more.
- Travel News of the Week: Week Ending June 23, 2012
- So much was going on in the world of travel the week ending May 25th. Here's a round-up of Twitter tweets, travel blogs and travel stories are filled with travel tips and travel news.
- Travel News Roundup: Week Ending June 30, 2012
- I have a great collection of travel tips this week from from all my Twitter friends including travel scams to look out for, 50 easy ways to stretch your travel dollars and more.
- Travel News: Week Ending July 7, 2012
- This week we take a look at the most crowded beaches (you may want to avoid), an app that helps you conquer the fear of flying, expenses that take travelers by surprise and more.
- North Hollywood, California - Chandler Murals: View from My Bicycle
- There’s a great strip known as the Chandler Murals, on the Chandler Bike Path at Vineland Ave in North Hollywood.
- Celebrity Travel Tip: What's in Kirk Cameron's Carry-On
- Celebrity Travel Tip: What's in Kirk Cameron's Carry-On
- Five Benefits Of Traveling
- Whether we are traveling for business purpose or personal pleasure, the joys of traveling and its benefit are too great to ignore. Listed below are five such benefits.
- Seven Must-Have Travel Accessories You Should Know About
- The rule of light packing is a must when you are traveling alone, but it does not mean you leave behind essential items while traveling. So here are some items to make sure to bring along.
- Travel Web Series
- Travel web series need you and your crazy travel story. If you've ever dreamed of sharing your funniest, zaniest travel story with millions of people, now is your chance to do it!
- 20 Tips to Make Leisure Travel More Relaxing
- As a frequent traveler, I have learned a few tips that make traveling easier. In this article, you will find a list of uncomplicated, easy-to-understand traveling tips that will make any trip easier.
- Packing for Vacation Tips
- No matter if you are packing for a long or short trip, whether for business or pleasure, a time-saving way to begin is to make and use a list, so nothing gets left behind..
- How to Budget Travel Regardless of Your Destination
- There are many destinations that people consider off limits because of their supposedly high costs. This article will explains strategies & tips for traveling on a budget regardless of a destination.
- Travel News: Week Ending July 14, 2012
- Here's a round-up of Twitter tweets, travel blogs and travel stories are filled with travel tips and travel news.
- Vacation Packages: Tips for Finding Best Travel Deals
- Did you know that vacation packages are one of the best travel deals? You can get low prices by combining your trip components like flights and hotels.
- Travel News: Week Ending July 21, 2012
- The travel news round-up for Mid-July marks the halfway point of summer. Find out how to avoid the vacation from hell and more.
- Travel News Round-Up: Week Ending July 28, 2012
- Only one more month left in summer so what's up with that?
- Why I Love All Inclusive Family Vacations
- Family all inclusive vacations beat every single other type of vacation in my book! When I travel with my children I prefer all inclusive vacation resorts.
- 3 Refreshing New Travel and Tourism Industry Trends
- What is the unifying theme behind many of the latest travel & tourism industry trends? They are meant to refresh weary travellers.
- Cool Travel Products
- Don’t you love cool travel products that make your life on the road just a little bit easier? I know I do. Here a just a few of my recent discoveries.
- Best Family All Inclusive Vacations
- If your idea of a perfect holiday doesn't involve cooking or cleaning an all inclusive family vacation resort is the way to go!
- Checklist for Traveling Abroad
- International travel is both fun and exciting but it can easily become stressful if you forget or lose important documents. This checklist will help ensure that you have everything you need.
- Tips for Clearing Airport Security When Flying With Kids
- Does the thought of clearing airport security with excited kids make you shudder with fear? Relax and follow these tips to clear security with ease and enjoy the journey.
- Choose Your Own Seatmate: an Emerging Travel and Tourism Debate
- There is not yet a clear consensus for or against KLM's so-called Meet & Seat service for long-haul fights. Would you like to use Facebook to choose your seatmate?
- Disclosure Policy
- Any complimentary offers are disclosed at the end of my blog posts and our guest bloggers are required to disclose offers in their posts as well.
- Airline Passenger Rights
- Airline passenger rights have certainly changed since that fateful day on September 11, 2001. The United States Department of Transportation is a great resource.
Save Up to 55% on Theme Parks
Admission fees to theme parks and local tourist attractions can really add up and max out your vacation budget, but you can save up to 55% on theme parks with Go City Cards. I've used these for several vacations and saved hundreds of dollars. Just one of my many best travel deals tips you'll find on this website.
Avoid Jet Lag
You're packed and ready to go on vacation, so now comes the most important issue at hand: avoiding jet lag when you arrive at your destination. A survey by Conde Naste said that 93% of travelers get jet lag but you don't have to be one of them if you use my tips.
Book Your Trip
Booking travel online should be quick and easy…not to mention affordable and that's why I like Expedia. Did you know that you can save up to $525 when you book your flight and hotel together at Expedia.com? For the best deals, book 60 days or more before you travel because usually the further out you plan, the better the package rate.
Top Travel Mistakes to Avoid Now
I have put together a list of the top five travel mistakes people make that translate into paying too much for a vacation no matter where you book your trip (through a travel agent, airline or online).
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About Marianne Schwab|
TV Travel Show Producer
For over twenty years, TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab, has been collecting money saving travel tips as a travel producer for high profile television programs. She has flown all over the world and produced live television productions on location from Caesar's Palace on the Vegas Strip to the beautiful island of Oahu. Read more