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We recently went to California for my sister’s in law wedding. Since we needed to buy 4 plane tickets I was doing research and checking prices for a long time. I love to look on sites such as Kayak, Orbitz and Priceline. A lot of travel websites offer the same prices, but every once in a while one of them will be a little cheaper than the rest. Even $10 is reason enough for me to hunt down the best site with the best deal.
You know what Priceline is famous for Priceline Flights – Select your Exact Flight & time or Name Your Own Price! I have tried on a few occasions the “Name your own price” feature on Priceline. I always get turned down… can’t blame me for trying to get affordable travel right? Well for our California trip the prices of flights were not in budget at all, so I attempted to name my own price again. I did get turned down, but then I got an email with a counter offer! I didn’t know a counter offer was an option. The deal was still pretty good, not as good as I was going for, but it was within budget so I accepted it. Our flight times were also pretty good! No middle of the night travel, which is nice since we were traveling with 3 kids.
Here is another tip, if you do name your own price there is an option to mark a lap child, but you still have to CALL the airline to provide the child’s name and information! Don’t forget that step, or your child won’t be on record and you will have delays!
The moral of my story – keep trying the name your own price on Priceline because it just might work! Or it might get you a counter offer.
Have you ever used name your own price and won?
If you have read my blog for an certain amount of time you should be able to gather that I LOVE travel! We have been all over the world and tried many different sleep accommodations. Only once have I been to a bed and breakfast and it something I would really like to try again. In my opinion, your travel can take on a couple different characteristics. You either want to go and do and sight see and be really busy, or you want to stay in, relax and hang out. I believe that a bed and breakfast is good for the later desire.
I have mentioned several times that my parents and my sister and her family are heading to London this summer. Since it isn’t often that they take international trips, theirs is going to be a lot of go and do and not so much stay and relax. I wonder if she had considered a London Bed and Breakfast? After all, what a great and unique way to take in their culture than by experiencing what a bed and breakfast in London would be like. I’m sure the food would be different than what we are used to in the US. It would be really fun I imagine. You could totally absorb the local customs by staying at a London bed and breakfast and then head out to see all the sights.
I mentioned that I have been to one bed and breakfast before. We were on our honeymoon and traveling down the California coast. We were there for two days, but it was super fun. It was a laid back place where you could sleep in and then mosey to the breakfast room for an amazing home cooked breakfast. This was so much better than the quick continental breakfast from chain hotels. The woman who owned the place was baking right in her kitchen, she customized our breakfasts with foods we liked, she sat and conversed with us. She sincerely cared for her customers and wanted them to have the best experience she could offer.
Whether you are in the US, London or anything other location, a bed and breakfast is like a destination itself. Relax and stay a while with intimate accommodations and delicious food!
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