FREE International Gem & Jewelry Shows

Jewelry fanatics and jewelry makers can get FREE admission to the popular Intergem shows by clicking below on the show you want, then registering at Goldstar. Founded four decades ago, International Gem & Jewelry Shows were one of the first to sell commercial jewelry to the public, with the broad selection and prices (from $5 to $500k) of a trade show.

More than 100 of these shows are held coast to coast each year, with exhibitors from across the U.S. as well as China, India, Africa, Australia, and Russia. If you don’t have a wholesale ID but want to shop a wide selection of gems, beads, jewelry and accessories, there’s probably one nearby. You can buy tickets for $6 through Intergem but certain shows are available free (with a $3 service fee) via Goldstar. Note: This deal has begun to sell out a week before each show, starting with Saturday admission – so book ahead if you can!

Register for free passes below by clicking on FREE ADMISSION for your city:

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show in Los Angeles (Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, CA  90067) held October 2 – 4, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to Gem Faire (not Intergem) in Del Mar (Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014) held October 2 – 4, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to Bead Show near San Francisco (San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403) held October 9 – 11, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to Gem Faire (not Intergem) in Sacramento (Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H St.Sacramento, CA 95819) held October 9 – 11, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show in Dallas (Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX  75207) held October 16 – 18, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to Gem Faire (not Intergem) in Costa Mesa (OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA  92626) held October 16 – 18, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show in Houston (NRG Center, formerly Reliant Center, One Reliant Park, Houston, TX 77054) held October 23 – 25, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to Gem Faire (not Intergem) in Santa Rosa (Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404) held October 23 – 25, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show near Baltimore (Timonium Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093) held October 30 – November 1, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show near Boston (Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road, West Marlborough, MA 01752) held November 6 – 8, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show in Denver (Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216) held November 13 – 15, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show in Seattle (Seattle Center – Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St Seattle, WA 98109) held November 20 – 22, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to Gem Faire (not Intergem) in Portland (Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232) held November 20 – 22, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show near San Francisco (San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403) held November 27 – 29, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show near New York City (Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606) held December 4 – 6, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show near Chicago (Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018) held December 11 – 13, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show near Washington DC (Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Center, Chantilly, VA 20153) held December 18 – 20, 2015

 

 

Best year-round tours of NYC & Boston

Northeast cities were designed for walking and a good guide can show you hidden treasures you’d never find on your own. Whether you’re on foot or on a bus (or a little of both) now is the perfect time to explore the quirky, funky, delicious side of our neighborhoods – at half price!

From food to history, architecture and ghosts, here are some of the most popular city tours.

NEW YORK CITY

Chinatown & Little Italy Food Fest is a three-hour walking tour of the Apple’s most famous ethnic eateries. Sample everything from Chinese dumplings to traditional Thai and Italian cheeses, meats, pasta, gelato and cannoli. Learn the history and culinary background of two of the most famous immigrant communities along the way.

WHEN: 10:30 am, through December 22, 2012

WHERE: Kam Man Grocery Store, 200 Canal Street, NYC

DEAL: Sign up here to get $30 tickets (normally $49)

BOSTON

Original Secret Walking Tour of the West End is a 90-minute guided exploration of one of America’s oldest neighborhoods. Learn how the Irish, Jews, Italians, and other immigrants left their mark, the mystery of the “Blinking Madonna,” the man who flew from the steeple of Old North Church in 1757, and the great molasses flood of 1919.

WHERE: Rachel Revere Square, 19 North Square, Boston

WHEN: 10 am on Fridays and Saturdays

DEAL: Sign up here for $15 tickets (normally $30)

Full Moon Tour, led by a guide in period costume, takes you through the 1806 Governor Gore mansion. Explore the daily working lives of early Americans and how everyday activities were conducted before electricity.

WHERE: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street Waltham, MA

WHEN: 7:30 pm on Fridays

DEAL: Sign up here for $7 tickets (normally $14)

$5 magazine subscriptions on Amazon

If you have a magazine lover on your shopping list this holiday, Amazon is offering $5 subscriptions right now on a wide variety of magazines, including:

Better Homes & Gardens
Elle
Esquire
Family Fun
Fitness
Harper’s Bazaar
Good Housekeeping
Marie Claire
Parents & Parenting
Reader’s Digest
Redbook
Rolling Stone
Ski
Town & Country
Women’s Day
Working Mother

DEAL: CLICK HERE to find these and other cheap magazine subscriptions.

Half-price sunset cruises in northeast cities

What’s more glamorous than spending the evening drinking, dining and dancing while gliding down a river, watching a city transform from golden sunset to glittering skyline?

No wonder this tradition has lasted more than a century! Moonlit river floats were the rage in many cities by 1900, when an evening steamer ride for 50 on the Schuylkill River cost a dollar a head and covered a five-piece orchestra and fireworks.

River excursions are bit pricier now, but they come in every flavor – from floating happy hours with DJs to elegant dining with live bands. Click on “sign up here” to experience one at half price this summer:

 

BALTIMORE

Sip cocktails as you cruise the Inner Harbor aboard the Spirit of Baltimore. Then enjoy a dinner buffet as the sun drops and the Baltimore skyline lights up, and dance to top 40 hits played by a DJ.

WHERE: Spirit Cruise Ships, Inner Harbor, 561 Light Street, Baltimore

DEAL: Sign up here for $58 tickets (normally $97)

 

BOSTON

Climb aboard the Spirit of Boston for a memorable cruise of the historic Seaport District, a buffet brunch, lunch or dinner. Then dance to music played by one of the city’s best DJs, enjoy Broadway-style entertainment, and take in views of Boston landmarks and glittering skyline as the sun drops and the lights come on.

WHERE: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd. Boston

DEAL: Sign up here for $65 to $73 tickets (normally $109 to $122)

 

NEW YORK CITY

Buffet cruise aboard the Spirit offers a buffet served by singing waitstaff, dancing to a DJ, and views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport, and the Financial District.

WHERE: The Spirit of New York, Spirit Cruises New York Dock, Chelsea Piers, Pier 62, NYC

DEAL: Sign up here to get $72 – $76 tickets (normally $120 – $126)

 

PHILADELPHIA

Dinner cruise on the Delaware River aboard the newly-renovated Spirit of Philadelphia lasts three hours and includes a dinner buffet, carving station, singing waitstaff, and views of Philadelphia’s skyline. After dinner, DJs play dance music, the cash bar opens, and you can relax on the largest outdoor deck in the city.

WHERE: Spirit of Philadelphia, Penn’s Landing Dock, 3 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

DEAL: Sign up here to get $63 tickets (normally $104)

 

WASHINGTON DC

Cruise the Potomac River as the sun sets, enjoying cocktails on the observation deck, then sit down to a leisurely four-course dinner prepared by a master chef and dance to a live band as those famous monuments light up.

WHERE: Odyssey Cruises, Sixth and Water Street, SW, Washington, DC

DEAL: Sign up here for $82 to $92 tickets (normally $137 to $153)

 

 

Stand-up and improv comedy coast to coast at half price

If you love a good laugh, nothing beats stand-up comedy at its best. When they’re not on Comedy Central or late night talk shows, the funniest comedians are honing their skills – that is, reducing audiences to hysteria – on the comedy circuit. Here’s a chance to see them live in your own city. (Check back for regular updates.)

 

ATLANTA

Improv Comedy at the Basement Theatre (The Basement Theatre, 175 West Wieuca Rd NE, Atlanta) Friday nights at 8 pm you can watch Chicago-style long-form comedy improve. Saturdays nights bring “Down in the Basement” (8 pm) with two shows, two distinct improv styles, and “Improv Blender” (10 pm) a mix of improv styles all based on audience suggestions.

Sign up here for $5 tickets (normally $10) to Friday & Saturday evening shows.

 

BALTIMORE

Baltimore Comedy Factory (Power Plant Live Complex, 6 Market Place, Baltimore) hosts nationally-known stand-up comics seen on HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, BET, and the Tonight Show. In July: Trevor Noah, Mickey Cucchiella, and Josh Wolf (Last Comic Standing, My Name is Earl, E!). In August: Deon Cole (Tonight Show, Laffapalooza, Def Comedy Jam) and Ian Bagg (Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno).

Sign up here for $8.50 tickets (normally $17) for Friday & Saturday evening shows

 

BOSTON

Improv Asylum (216 Hanover St. Boston, MA 02113) presents Nostalg-sick on Thursday nights. A troupe of actors and a musician improvise sketches based on audience suggestions, creating an unpredictable and often hilarious live performance.

Sign up here for $10 tickets (normally $20) for Nostalg-sick, 8 pm Thursdays.

 

CHICAGO

As you’d expect from the town that brought us The Second City, Chicago truly is comedy central. Top-rated shows and venues are endless in the Windy City, for both stand-up and improv, but here are a few of the best at half price:

 

Jokes & Notes Comedy Club (4641 South King Drive Chicago)

Sign up here for $5 – $10 tickets (normally $10 – $20) for 10:30 pm Friday & Saturday shows.

 

Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway St Chicago)

Sign up here for $5 tickets (normally $10) for 8 pm shows.

 

Laugh Outloud Theater (601 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL)

Sign up here for $9.50 tickets (normally $19) for Weekend Improv comedy shows, Friday & Saturdays evenings.

 

Chemically Imbalanced Theater (1420 West Irving Park Road, Chicago)

Sign up here for $7.50 tickets (normally $15) to Pimprov, 10:30 pm Fridays.

 

UP Comedy Club (230 W. North Avenue, Chicago)

Sign up for $8 tickets (normally $16) to The Second City’s Improv All-Stars, 8 pm Mondays.

Sign up here for $11 tickets (normally $22) to Best of The Second City, 8 pm Tuesdays, 1 pm Sundays.

Sign up here for $15 tickets (normally $30) to see One Nation Under 1%

 

DALLAS

Addison Improv Comedy Club (4980 Belt Line Road #250, Dallas) showcases nationally-known comedians at their evening dinner shows. They also have a family-friendly afternoon show. Here’s your chance to get in half-price:

Sign up here for $6 tickets (normally $12) to Family Comedy & Magic 2 pm, Sundays.

 

NEW YORK CITY

EastVille Comedy Club (85 E. 4th Street, between 2nd Ave and Bowery, NYC) showcases celebrity comedians familiar from film, late night TV, HBO and Comedy Central.

Sign up here for FREE admission (normally $10 – 20) to see Janeane Garofalo (West Wing, The Truth About Cats and Dogs), Gary Gulman, Christian Finnegan, Andrew Schultz, Mike Britt, Ted Alexandro, Mike Yard

 

New York Comedy Club (241 E. 24th Street, New York City) presents Sunday Night Live shows hosted by Jamie Roberts and featuring comedians who appear on Comedy Central, Showtime, and late night shows.

Sign up here for FREE admission (normally $15) for 8 pm Sunday shows

 

PHILADELPHIA

ComedySportz at The Playground, Adrienne Theatre (2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia) is the live theatrical version of Who’s Line Is It Anyway? – improvisational comedic one-upmanship. Comedians engage in a battle of wits with a referee keeping score and audience participation.

Sign up here for $8.50 tickets (normally $17) to Friday & Saturday ComedySportz evening shows

Sign up here for $5 tickets (normally $10) to ComedySports for Kids, 11 am on Sundays

 

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Cirque de Soleil 40% off

 

Free admission to museums for Bank of America cardholders

You can get in free to major museums across the U.S. if you carry a  credit or debit card issued by Bank of America or Merrill Lynch – but only on the first full weekend of the month. Click here for more information.

Here are some of the 150 museums, zoos and aquariums that will let you in free if you show a photo ID along with a qualifying credit card:

ALBUQUERQUE: Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

ATLANTA: Atlanta History Center • High Museum of Art

BALTIMORE: American Visionary Art Museum

BOSTON: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston • Harvard Museum of Natural History

CHARLOTTE: Bechtler Museum of Modern Art • Mint Museum

CHICAGO: Art Institute of Chicago • Adler Planetarium • Chicago History Museum • Museum of Contemporary Art • Shedd Museum

DALLAS/FORT WORTH: Dallas Museum of Art • Museum of Nature & Science • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

HOUSTON: Houston Zoo • Children’s Museum of Houston • Museum of Fine Arts

PHOENIX: Children’s Musuem • Phoenix Art Museum

PORTLAND: Lan Su Chinese Garden • Portland Art Museum

LAS VEGAS: Las Vegas Natural History Museum • Lied Discovery Children’s Museum • Springs Preserve

LOS ANGELES: Autry National Center of the American West • Hammer Museum • LACMA • Skirball Cultural Center

NEW YORK CITY: Brooklyn Children’s Museum • New York Hall of Science • Rubin Museum of Art • Metropolitan Museum of Art • Whitney Museum of American Art

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL: Mill City Museum • Minnesota History Center

NASHVILLE: Country Music Hall of Fame • Frist Center for the Visual Arts

PHILADELPHIA: African American Museum • National Constitution Center • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts • Philadelphia Museum of Art

PITTSBURGH: Carnegie Museum of Art

SACRAMENTO: The California Museum • Crocker Art Museum • Discovery Museum

SAN FRANCISCO AREA: Children’s Creativity Museum • Contemporary Jewish Museum • de Young Museum • San Jose Museum of Art • Chabot Space & Science Center

SEATTLE: Northwest African American Museum • Seattle Art Museum • Tacoma Art Museum

WASHINGTON DC: National Museum of Women in the Arts • The Phillips Collection

WILMINGTON: Delaware Art Museum • Delaware Museum of Natural History • Winterthur

 

 

Magic Shows in Vegas, LA, SF, Philly 50% Off

Whether you like your magic classical or with a twist of comedy, music, street smarts or burlesque, there’s a show for you somewhere. Catch some of the best illusions of the season, coast to coast, at half price:

 

LAS VEGAS

Penn & Teller. Watch the most famous contemporary magicians do their edgy, hilarious magic act live – and then meet them afterwards.

WHERE: Penn & Teller Theater at The Rio, 3700 West Flamingo, Las Vegas

WHEN: 9 pm, through January 26, 2013

DEAL: Sign up here for $53.35 tickets (normally $86.35)

 

George Wallace. “Called “the new Mr. Las Vegas,” this veteran performer (House of Payne, The Parkers) creates laughs on the fly. Come prepared to become part of his act.

WHERE: Flamingo Showroom, Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd., South Las Vegas

WHEN: 10 pm, through February 2013

DEAL: Sign up here for $54 tickets (normally $87)

 

LOS ANGELES

Ivan Amodei at the Beverly Wilshire, perfect setting for his sleight-of-hand and historic story-telling. Accompanied by a concert cellist, Amodei demonstrates Houdini’s famous tricks and tells the story of William Tell. See why this performer scored six People’s Choice Awards – but do it with a two-for-one admission.

WHERE: Beverly Wilshire Hotel , 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA

WHEN: Friday and Saturday evening shows

DEAL: Sign up here for $36 tickets (normally $75)

 

PHILADELPHIA

Grasso’s Magic Theatre. Jeff Carson combines juggling, comedy and magic at this family-style show at Grasso’s in Northern Liberties.

WHERE: Grasso’s Magic Theatre, 103 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia

WHEN: 3 pm, Sundays

DEAL: Sign up here to get $10 tickets (normally $20)

 

SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco Magic on the Bay stars the very funny and personable Bay-area magician Timothy Noonan, best known for his Vegas hit Wizard’s Secrets. This time Noonan presents a 75-minute show that blends sleight-of-hand with mind-reading tricks and his own particular brand of comedy.

WHERE: Aquarium of the Bay, The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco

WHEN: 2 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, through March 2013

DEAL: Sign up here for $12.50 tickets (normally $25)

 

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Secrets to Great Travel Photography

Bob Krist has a dream job. He’s paid to explore the world with his camera and the results appear in magazines such as National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, and Islands. He was voted  “Travel Photographer of the Year” by the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007 and 2008.

If you can’t attend one of his travel photography workshops, you can learn from him via DVD or book. Here’s an interview I did with Bob in 2010 about how to capture the kind of images that make him one of the most sought-after travel photographers in the business.

Your images are like paintings. Does it require thousands of dollars and decades of experience to achieve that?

No and yes. It doesn’t require a big investment but it does take practice. I use DSLR cameras a notch or two above entry level: Nikon D90s and a D300S. They both shoot high-definition video but the second D300S has a better interface and a place to plug in a mic.

I don’t like to carry around a big, heavy camera and I don’t need nine frames a second. Also, when I’m traveling overseas, I want to look as innocuous and anonymous as possible. When you have a gigantic professional DSLR around your neck with a giant bulb on top, you stick out. I’d rather look more like a tourista than a journalist.

How much practice does it take to start producing really good travel photos?

You don’t need the 30 years I’ve been at it, but the more you practice with a camera, the better you get. That’s the crux of the matter. People invest the machine with all this power but it’s really just a matter of learning to use it. I’ve taught a lot of workshops over the years and the main thing that stops people from getting better photographs is that they don’t know their current equipment well enough to forget about it. You can’t do that if you’re constantly upgrading.

It’s hard not to get caught up when they release a camera that takes twice the megapixels as yours and high-def video 30 feet underwater.

Photographers have always been susceptible to gear lust because you’re out there alone and you want to make sure your stuff competes. So we buy into a lot of the marketing hype. After digital cameras were introduced, we needed to update every time a new model was released because they were so awful in the beginning. Manufacturers had to iron out a lot of bugs. But we’ve plateaued. It’s not a mature technology but it’s an adolescent anyway. My cameras will probably suffice until I drop dead or retire. I don’t need much more.

What’s the secret to photographing cities?

One of the problems with shooting in cities is that they only have so many skyline views you can access. If you could be like Spiderman and jump from rooftop to rooftop, you could get unique images. But you can’t, so you’re often stuck in the same classic spots everyone else shoots from.

Unless you can talk your way up to the top of a building, your best bet for getting images that stand out is to shoot in nice times of the day like twilight or sunrise or to take advantage of different types of weather. You’ll get a much more memorable shot if it’s snowing hard in Salzburg than you would on a bright summer day. So I usually look for light quality. I’ll get the classic views under my belt then look for interesting details like reflections, or one stanchion of the Eiffel Tower shot with a real long lens.

What about photographing people on the street?

Street scenes are tough because everyday life is chaotic and you’re shooting through that chaos. Every once in a while, there’s a moment where the ballet of the street comes together, but taking interesting pictures of everyday life is one the hardest categories of travel photography because it’s so mundane. I just came back from Buenos Aires where I was on assignment for National Geographic Traveler. It was early in the season so people were bundled up and there was not much going on in the streets. It was really hard to find a good shot.

How many shots should we expect to trash in order to get a winner?

People always ask me how many shots I take to get a good one and I say as many as it takes. You never ask poets how many words they write to get a good one. I tell people not to worry how many bad shots you’re taking, just don’t show them to anyone! Don’t worry about your batting average. When we were shooting film, that could get expensive and bulky but now it’s just chip space and disk space. Just keep shooting.

(Originally published in The City Traveler, an online travel magazine I co-founded)

For samples of Bob’s photography or to contact him, visit his website.

Multiply savings with new LivingSocial Visa credit card

Starting today, you can ramp up the bargains on LivingSocial.com by using your credit card – that would be the new LivingSocial Rewards Visa, first credit card ever to team up with a deals site. Chase just introduced their newest rewards card today. (Can Groupon be far behind?)

The LivingSocial Visa card comes with no annual fee and, as an incentive for signing up, card members receive 10 Deal Bucks after making 10 purchases each billing cycle throughout 2012. Cardholders can earn five points per dollar spent on LivingSocial purchases, three points per dollar spent on dining, and one point per dollar spent on all other purchases.

Launched a year ago in Washington DC, LivingSocial has become one of the fastest-growing social deal sites, with 65 million members. Metropolitan areas covered have rapidly expanded beyond the DC metro area to 67 cities in North America – including New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco – and 74 cities in Europe.

One reason Living Social has taken off is that it makes it easy to find not just generic online discounts but deals specific to your neighborhood – often businesses ten minutes away that you didn’t know existed. In Philadelphia, for example, you can buy an annual membership to Morris Arboretum for $27 right now. I paid nearly twice that last year.

Along with daily deals and half-price vouchers for local restaurants and hotels within weekend getaway range, you can find bargains on everything from mani-pedis and spa treatments to full-scale vacations via LivingSocial Escapes – all at bargain prices. The theory is to lure first-time customers and get ’em hooked. But there’s enough on offer to skip around grabbing bargains for quiet a while – and it’s a great excuse to explore your turf.

The LivingSocial Visa card is designed to encourage spending on the LivingSocial site, of course – thus, the five points per dollar there – but dining out can rack up points fast as well. To translate, 100 points equals one LivingSocial Deal Buck. So if you spend $100 on LivingSocial, you earn 500 Deal Bucks – which equals $5 more to spend on LivingSocial.

As with any rewards card, this one will produce valuable rewards only if you’re already charging a lot on these particular purchases – in other words, if you’re already an online deals fanatic, especially at LivingSocial, and eat out a lot. There are no limits on the amount of points you can earn with the LivingSocial Visa credit card and Deal Bucks are automatically applied to a card member’s next eligible purchase on LivingSocial.

Cathleen McCarthy is the rewards expert at CreditCards.com and covers travel rewards for Fodor’s Travel Blog. Note: LivingSocial is one of many affiliate partners of Save on Cities.

 

Deals on getaways to Mexico, Disney World, Brooklyn, Miami Beach, Chicago

Here are the latest travel deals from the deal sites we like and trust (updated 5/29/2012):

 

NEW TRAVEL DEALS FROM PRICELINE

4-Star hotels for $99 or less. Expires 5/31/12.

Two days FREE Walt Disney World Resort park ticket.

Marriott Hotels in Mexico & Caribbean from $119/night. Expires 5/31/12.

Save 35% off Avis Rental Cars. Expires 6/5/12.

 

NEW TRAVEL DEALS FROM GROUPON GETAWAYS

Pay $225 for one night stay at in a loft suite with up to two kids in the Box House Hotel in Brooklyn (normally $349). Click here to get the deal from Groupon Getaways.

Pay $349 for two nights with $125 spa credit at Parma in Little Washington, VA, Blue Ridge Mountains. Click here to get the deal from Groupon Getaways.

Pay $112 for one-night weekday for two adults and up to two kids 15 or younger at Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago (normally $159). Combine up to 3 nights.

Deco-era Greenview hotel for $99/night (normally $232) in Miami Beach, up to three nights.

Three-, five-, or seven-night stay for two in Kinbe Hotel, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, with one kid 5 or younger. Combine multiple nights.

 

NEW TRAVEL DEALS FROM EXPEDIA

Save up to 50% on a stay at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii, plus free nights! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS. Expires June 30, 2012.

Save $40 on your weekly car rental from Hertz at select SUNNY destinations. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS. Expires June 29, 2012.

Get 30% off + automatic room upgrade at Park Royal Hotels and Resorts. – Expires 6/11/12.

Get four nights for the price of three at a Sofitel Hotel. Expires 8/31/12.

Royal Caribbean summer cruise sale: Sailings from $144 per night + up to $200 on-board credit, FREE spa treatment & Expires 6/1/12.

Pay $33 per day for a mid-size car rental from Payless Car Rental. Expires 6/30/12.

Book your summer stay today and receive up to $100 prepaid gas card. Expires 8/31/12.

Flight + 4 nights from $221. Expires 8/31/12.

Rent a Mercedes-Benz C-Class from only $39 per day. Expires 6/8/12.

 

NEW TRAVEL DEALS FROM HOTELS.COM

San Francisco hotels and SF Bay Cruise tickets and hotels on sale: Save Up to 30% and get 2-for-1 pricing on San Francisco Bay Cruise Tickets. Book by 5/28, Travel by 6/11

Save up to 40% on Orlando hotels if you book by 6/25, travel by 7/9.

Save up to 20% on Myrtle Beach if you book by 6/18, travel by 7/2.

Save 50% on the hotel Deal of the Day.

Hotels.com weekly Last Minute Deal: New Orleans. Deals starting at $59 if you book by 6/15, travel by 6/30.

Hotels.com weekly Last Minute Deal: Virginia Beach. Rates from $99 if you book by 6/15, travel by 6/30.

Visit London starting from $116 if you book by 6/30, travel by 7/15.

Washington DC hotel deals starting at $76 if you book by 6/30, travel by 7/15.