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  • Seattle to Bermuda airfare with major airlines for $400 r/t

    Bermuda view

    Bermuda view ©kansasphoto/Flickr

    The vacation season is coming and everyone is booking summer trips, but if you are clever, you travel during off season and save a lot of money, like with this Seattle to Bermuda airfare for $400 r/t in November 2014.

  • Go to Salvador for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Arena Fonte Nova

    Arena Fonte Nova

    The capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia, Salvador is located on the north-eastern part of the country and is home to about 2.7 million people. It is probably the perfect example of the collusion of the African, Native and Portuguese culture with colorful colonial houses, circles of capoeira on the markets and the rites of Condomble.

    As many large cities, Salvador is also separated into two groups of rivaling fans of the city’s two big football teams, the Esporte Clube Bahia and the Esporte Clube Victoria. 

  • Nassau and Freeport cruise with Carnival for $50 a day



    This week’s top cruise deals include a nice round-trip cruise embarking from Charleston, South Carolina and going to the Bahamas with Carnival Cruises. Go on a Freeport and Nassau cruise for $50 per day and sail the Caribbean seas aboard Carnival Fantasy for 5 nights.

    Our other amazing cruise deals include 7 nights trips to the Caribbean under $300 per person plus extras, 7 nights Alaska cruise on Norwegian Sun for $399 pp or week long Mediterranean cruise under $600 pp with Norwegian Cruise Line. Hurry, the best cabins always sell out the fastest!

  • FIFA World Cup matches in Natal

    Estadio das Dunas in Natal, Brazil

    Estadio das Dunas ©

    The city of Natal with its 800 thousand inhabitants is not only the administrative capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, but also its main football hub being the hometown of its three largest teams.

    Four of the matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by the city, all promise to be really exciting.

  • Aruba getaways with Delta from $725

    Aruba beach

    Aruba beach Phil ©Comeau/Flickr

    Get yourself an amazing Aruba getaway for this year or browse the other great deals our editors have found for this week. Book a vacation with Delta by May 4 2014 and go on a 3 nights vacation to the Southern Caribbean from $775 per person.

    On the hunt for something different? We have found domestic flights from $49 one way, cozy villa in Myrtle Beach from $51 per night, cheap flights to London under $900 r/t and much more. Act fast, the best deals always sell out first!

  • Porto Alegre during the 2014 World Cup

    Estadio Beira-Rio

    Estadio Beira-Rio ©

    The Brazilian city of Porto Alegre gives home to about 1.5 million people and it is the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul. The beautiful, culturally rich city is the southernmost metropolis in Brazil and has got a subtropical climate which makes the Porto Alegre even more exotic.

    As any large city, there are two large football clubs competing the dividing the fans here as well. One is the Gremio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense playing in black and blue and the other is Sport Club Internacional wearing red and white. Both teams are highly significant on the palette of Brazilian football.

  • World Cup matches in Belo Horizonte

    Belo Horizonte by night

    Belo Horizonte by night ©Marcin Wichary/Flickr

    Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais state with its 2.5 million inhabitants is the sixth largest city in Brazil and one of the 12 cities that will host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

    The city has a famous football culture, two large teams’ and especially their fans’ rivalry is what defines much of the city’s life. The two teams are the Clube Atletico Mineiro (also called ‘Galo’ – the Rooster) and Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (also called ‘Raposa’ – the Fox).

  • Luxury Southeast Asia cruise with Windstar

    Star Pride by Windstar

    Star Pride by Windstar

    We have gathered here the cruise deals with the best discounts out there, including something really amazing: Windstar cruises to Southeast Asia from $3,199 per person. The 10 nights luxury cruise starts from Singapore and was elected among the top 10 cruises of 2014.

    Other super savers for this week include 7 nights Caribbean cruises from $249 per person, Alaska cruises for 10 nights from $629 pp or Mediterranean cruises to Italy, Greece and Turkey for under $60 per day. Browse and book before the best ones sell out!

  • The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Manaus

    Arena Amazonia

    Arena Amazonia ©

    Manaus is an amazing Brazilian city right in the heart of Amazonia, so its location is at the same time its main attraction – a metropolis in the middle of the rain forest. Apart from being a beautiful urban-jungle (pun intended) destination, the city will also be on of the 12 hosts of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

    The city of 2 million people lies right at the confluence of the rivers Negro and Solimoes (the local name of the upper stretches of the Amazon River) and is surrounded by tropical rainforest, so World Championship or no World Championship, it is quite a wonderful place to visit.

  • The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brasilia

    Estadio National

    Estadio National ©Ricardo Tulio Gandelman/Flickr

    Located in the western part of the central region of the country, Brasilia is the capital city of Brazil. The city of nearly 3 million Brazilians, Brasilia is a beautiful city with exceptional architecture and an impressive stadium that you will here about later.

    Brasilia is cultivating a rich football culture as it is home to two prominent clubs, the Brasiliense Futebol Clube and the Sociedade Esportiva do Gama. For all those interested in the events of the 2014 World Cup, below you will find everything you want to know about the role of the city in the games.

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