Travel Junkie Julia’s Vacation Deals and Steals

Julia Dimon

Co-host of “Word Travels” on National Geographic Adventure Shares her Expert Advice on Traveling the World   

World renowned “Travel Junkie,” Julia Dimon calls herself an “adventuress” who may have the best job in the world.  She is the host of “Word Travels,” a 40-episode TV series about travel writers that has taken her to more than 80 countries and seven continents.  Julia says the fall season is the best time of year for travel deals.

Money saving travel tips

Home2 SuitesOne of the best-kept secrets in leisure travel are extended-stay hotels.  These hotels are popular amongst business travelers, who know a thing or two about amenities, added value and comfort when choosing a place to stay.  And family and leisure travelers can take advantage of these perks for the upcoming fall travel season.

For instance, for what you would pay for a standard hotel room, at an extended-stay hotel like the award-winning Home2 Suites by Hilton, you get a full and spacious suite with kitchen facilities, a delicious breakfast, complimentary high-speed internet, and recreational options like a pool or fitness center.  Plus, all of this is included in the room rate. You can now find Home2 Suites hotels in more than 20 cities across the U.S., giving you a multitude of options for a fun fall getaway.

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International travel suggestions

Breathless Punta Cana Resort & SpaFlexibility is important when looking for deals, especially with international travel.  Always look for good flights, and all-inclusive deals.  Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa in the Dominican Republic opens in November and is offering some amazing introductory deals.  This all-new, adult-only, luxury resort will open in time for the holiday season offering the perfect option for singles, couples and friends that are looking for a stylish vacation spot with an interactive social atmosphere.

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Tips for families or anyone traveling on a tight budget

Visit Myrtle BeachMyrtle Beach was recently voted as one of the top 25 travel destinations by Trip Advisor with great live entertainment, dining options and more than 100 golf courses. Fall is the perfect time to visit Myrtle Beach, with warm weather and sunshine for a romantic retreat, a girls or guys weekend trip, or a family getaway.

Right now, is running a fall travel campaign called My Myrtle Beach with some great deals. Visitors are encouraged to take a short quiz to find out their vacation style: Golfer’s Delight, Relaxation, Outdoor Adventures, Family Fun, Look & Learn and Great Eats. Once they have identified their ‘style,’ they will be given a suggested itinerary and select deals giving them the opportunity to enjoy their ideal vacation in Myrtle Beach. Plus, visitors can choose from a variety of events and festivals to attend this fall including a The Loris Bog Off Festival, Little River Shrimp Fest, Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast and Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest.

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