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Arizona: $89 rooms at Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa

Arizona: $89 rooms at Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa

Travel bargains in the desert are common in summer, when temperatures soar into triple digits.  But you can start taking advantage of this deal at a well-regarded resort near Phoenix as early as May.

Deal: The Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa in Litchfield Park, Ariz., has a Travel-Ticker deal that offers “adobe traditional” rooms through May 31 for rates that range from $99 per night, pretax, midweek (Sunday through Thursday) to $109 on weekends. In June, the rates drop to $89 midweek and $99 on weekends.

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The Most Expensive Cities in America

The Most Expensive Cities in America

When you live in a city with topnotch hotels and malls where luxury shopping is the main event, its easy to drain out your bank account. For example, Mojitos in Miami can cost as much as $15, and if youre a Mojito-lover, youll know how fast you can blow off your salary. There are ways for you to dodge the spenders traps, though. For example, if you must have a Mojito after work, you can stick to places with Happy Hour specials.

Even if youre just traveling to these cities, you should take the time to do the math. It might take some of the fun out of traveling, but itll keep your budget (and sanity) intact. Below are the most expensive cities in America to watch out for and what you should expect from them before you purchase your plane ticket.

New York

The Most Expensive Cities in America

Youre at the center of the center if you live in New York. Unfortunately, that also means paying a pretty big bill just to live in a world class city. What do you expect, though? The Big Apple has the biggest luxury stores, the most famous restaurants in the world, and the richest hotpot of culture. Yes, culture.

It is, as Alicia Keys song said, a “concrete jungle” with a demographic that can represent almost all races around the world. Of course, most of them are called Americans, now, but you can be sure that they have a lot of history to talk about, especially if they werent homegrown.

Youll have to be a pretty tough cookie to survive here, though. While it rated #1 in the AFC richest city survey, it also places last in the “friendliness” category.

Honolulu

The Most Expensive Cities in America

The principle is simple: the more tourists a city can attract, the more expensive all of its amenities get. Its the simple law of demand and supply, and this simple economic principle applies to Honolulu as well. The Hawaiian city ranked number two in AFCs survey simply because it topped the categories “romance” and “relaxation” . Money talks even in paradise, but dont spend all your cash on culture hopping, though.

Or maybe a hula lesson wont hurt. The hotel ratings arent bad. Its the fourth out of thirty cities to have topnotch hotels. It places last for classical music and theater, though, so keep your dough for the beach. Theres no use spending on something thats not worth seeing. Every cent counts in this expensive summer getaway.

Los Angeles

The Most Expensive Cities in America

Certainly, the City of Angels cant be an affordable city to live in. Not with the long stretches of beaches and almost a year-long access to all that sun. However, the survey shows that much of the money youll be spending in L.A. wont really be allotted to hotels and drinks. Theyll be spent on your clothes. This is one of the USAs fashion capitals, and it wont do for you to be seen in rags.

The city has the third most expensive luxury stores and the fourth most expensive boutiques. Why? People here put a prime on their appearances. While they havent quite reached New Yorks rank, yet, the locals here are the fourth most stylish and attractive people in the USA.

San Francisco

The Most Expensive Cities in America

Even if youre not living in San Francisco, you should prepare for quite a big amount of money just to rent out one of the rooms. The citys luxury hotels rank fourth most expensive in the country. The boutique hotels are even more expensive, ranking third in the survey.

If youre writing a novel or a travelogue, though, this is a pretty good city to visit. The demographic diversity ranked number two, here, and theyre not hard to look at, either. The people in San Francisco ranked third in stylishness, and the city is the fourth best city for people watching.

Miami

The Most Expensive Cities in America

If you ever find yourself in the South Beach, you know that most of your money will be spent on cocktails. Miami is the second most expensive city when it comes to the bar scene. The only plus side in this city is the majestic sunset and views of the ocean. People-watching is also fair game here. The city ranks first in terms of having the most attractive locals.

San Diego

The Most Expensive Cities in America

While pretty much everything is expensive in this city in equal proportions, youll certainly enjoy an entire year with clear, sunny skies and a comfortable (not scorching) 70ºF temperature. If San Diego topped anything in the survey, its the weather category. Youll also probably love the more mellow beaches in this vicinity. While Miamis are crowded with bikini bums, San Diegos beaches are less populated and peaceful.

San Diego also ranked fifth best as a relaxing retreat. Meanwhile, the city got sixth place in romance and sixth in cleanliness as well. While its not the most popular honeymoon destination, its certainly one of the places youd want to go to if youre planning to escape the hassles of the work place. Just save up enough money, look for a decent lodging which wont drain your account, and have as much fun without blowing the budget.

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Best and Worst Airports Where You Can Find a Date

Thinking of finding that special someone but tired of going to regular places where you can meet people? Perhaps you can start trying at airports. For a place that supposedly connects one place to another, airports can also bring two people together. Instead of boring yourself waiting in that lounge for your plane, why not strike a conversation with that interesting-looking traveler? Maybe you are bound for the same direction, perhaps even sharing the same flight. All the better-you can continue your friendship in that foreign country the two of you will be visiting. And what better way to get to know someone that by being strangers in a foreign country?

A study was done to determine what city-or airport-is best for meeting and hitting it off with someone. The statistics of delayed flights, the amenities and weather are, apparently, all play important roles. San Francisco International for example, ranks high in visitor satisfaction, because of the many shops, bookstores, restaurants, bars, and even museum exhibits. So even if you get stuck inside the airport because of a delayed flight, aimless strolling might lead you to someone interesting.

And as for the airports with the fewest delayed flights, great weather, and few shops, well, the only time you may have to spend inside the airport is to pick up your luggage.

The following are considered as the best airports for picking up a date:

Liberty in New Ark

Best and Worst Airports Where You Can Find a Date

Delays in flights are almost always expected here, but dont worry, because the airports fifty two restaurants and bars will keep you occupied-and even have you chatting with someone. If you really meet someone and your flights cancelled, head on to Manhattan for a real date.

John F. Kennedy in New York

Best and Worst Airports Where You Can Find a Date

Considered by many to be one of the worlds ugliest airports, and delays in flights for over an hour is expected, JFK will treat you to a beer garden, a wine bar and, for the weary travelers, four spas. But the JetBlues T5 terminal is a great hangout, with its dimly-lit interiors.

Philadelphia

Best and Worst Airports Where You Can Find a Date

Philadelphias airport has over a hundred and sixty shops and restaurants, which is good because for 247 days a year, visibility outside is obscured, and there are a lot of waiting. Spend time walking around the place to do a little shopping-both for items and for prospective dates.

Dallas/Fort Worth

Best and Worst Airports Where You Can Find a Date

The five terminals inside Dallas/Fort Worth have fourteen airline clubs where you can meet strangers and fellow passengers. These are relaxed places where you can hangout and strike a conversation with others. You need to be a member to get in, but nearly all of the clubs have day passes which will give you access to snacks, the bar, and business centers.

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Best and Worst Airports Where You Can Find a Date

With 85 days of snow, 38 days of thunderstorms, and 96 with fog, the amount of delays and cancelations of flight are almost always unavoidable. But there are four gaming arcades for the young ones, and sixteen bars or breweries all over, so youll never be bored inside this airport.

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Fun Options And Excursion Guidelines For Traveling To Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona (www.latina.com)

Phoenix, Arizona (www.latina.com)

There is an ample amount of adventures when visiting Phoenix, Arizona. What your own personal preferences happen to be and also who you may be visiting together with will be a couple of items you have to take into account while searching for a little fun and adventure. Below are a few details I suggest for when you will be in Phoenix.

phoenix zoo

Should you have kids, or if you don’t, the Phoenix Zoo is sure to gratify everybody who moves through the Zoo’s doors. With one hundred twenty five acres to wander through as well as 1,200 creatures to look it, the Phoenix Zoo is one of the youngest yet most well-liked zoos in the world. Plan in advance to dedicate a full day here should your schedule allow for. It is open up every single day including holidays.

Apache Trail (www.flickr.com)

Apache Trail (www.flickr.com)

One more thing that you simply positively should do when you might be within or around Phoenix could be to travel down the Apache Trail. This is quite simply the most eye-catching stretches of road around the whole globe! It’s actually a 40 mile twirl over the Superstition Mountains inside the vast Tonto National Forest. This for the most part unpaved road, far better often called Apache Junction, winds through timber and mountains and moves by several lakes and wetlands like Theodore Roosevelt Lake. Take the household with you but commute slow and commute using intense caution.

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