UPDATE: Jul. 1, 2023, 5:00 a.m. EDT This post has been updated with the latest travel deals on flights, trains, luggage, and more.
We all follow those people on Instagram who are somehow always on vacation. We don't know their life story, but we'd be willing to bet they didn't pay full price for that excursion — they just planned strategically. We're keeping track of the best flight, train, luggage, and hotel deals below to help you do the same. Now get outta here.
Why we like it
The warm weather version of Frontier's already-existing annual pass unlocks unlimited flights to both domestic and international Frontier destinations between May 2 and September 30 for a one-time fee of $499. Frontier serves more than 100 airports across the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America, with new locations frequently being added to the lineup. (It's not the $399 that it debuted at in February, but it is $200 cheaper than the $699 price point we've seen in recent weeks.)
Frontier also dropped a fall and winter version(opens in a new tab) of the GoWild! pass at the end of May, which covers all flights between Sept. 2 and Feb. 29, 2024 for $299. Be sure to read the fine print before snagging the ticket for either season.
More flight deals
PLAY(opens in a new tab) — save 35% on round trip flights from the U.S. to Iceland, Copenhagen, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Glasgow, Düsseldorf, and Hamburg from July 3 through July 7
Trains, cruises, and rental cars
Why we like it
You and a guest can finally book that open sea excursion you've been daydreaming about by taking advantage of Norwegian Cruise Line's 70% discount on a second fare. The Greek Islands, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Greenland and Iceland, and Northern Europe are all options available between seven and 10 days, plus trips to Alaska and Hawaii. You'll also save with an unlimited open bar, plus discounted meals and WiFi. If you want to bring a friend, they'll receive free airfare.
More train, cruise, and rental car deals
American Airlines(opens in a new tab) — save up to 35% on rental car base rates
Amtrak(opens in a new tab) — save up to 25% on weekend Pacific Surfliner trips, up to 50% on Northeast trips, up to 15% on California trips, and more
Holland America(opens in a new tab) — save 50% on deposits for first and second guests with the Unforgettable Journeys event
Priceline(opens in a new tab) — save up to 25% on all rental cars
Why we like it
Vacation doesn't feel like vacation when you're trying to cram a theme park's full glory into a few short days. You can add three full days at Universal to your trip for free when you purchase tickets for two days (as long as they're all consecutive). That's five days for the price of two, so you can really take your time between Universal and Islands of Adventure — or even devote a whole day to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Regulars (or future regulars) at Universal Orlando can also get three months for free(opens in a new tab) with the purchase or renewal of any annual pass.
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Why we like it
Joining Red Roof's free RediRewards program can make your lodging arrangements for any summer trip a whole lot cheaper. Members save an extra 15% on their stay when booked before Sept. 22, and can earn a free night's worth of points just for completing two separate stays. Pets also stay for free at all Red Roof locations.
More hotel deals
Andaz Mexico City Condeza by Hyatt(opens in a new tab) — 20% off select stays through August 31
B Hotels and Resorts Orlando(opens in a new tab) — save up to 25% on stays of three or more nights when booked by August 22 and completed before Sept. 25 with code BSUMMER
Extended Stay America(opens in a new tab) — save up to 45% on stays longer than 30 nights
Gurney's Resort Montauk(opens in a new tab) — save up to 25% on select dates before July 17
Hampton Inn(opens in a new tab) — save up to 17% on the Best Available Rate when you book at least seven days in advance
Hotels.com(opens in a new tab) — save up to 25% when you book through the app
Kimpton(opens in a new tab) — save between 15% and 20% when you book three or more nights by Sept. 4
Marriott(opens in a new tab) — save up to 20% on hotel and flight bundles to select destinations
Priceline(opens in a new tab) — save 15% when you book two or more rooms by July 2 and stay by Aug. 31, plus up to $50 off stays in select destinations
Sonesta(opens in a new tab) — save up to 30% on stays through Sept. 15 when you stay two or more consecutive nights with code SUM2023
Wyndham(opens in a new tab) — Wyndham Rewards members can save 15% or more on stays of two or more nights
Why we like it
Still putting up with your suitcase's busted wheel? Longstanding luggage icon American Tourister's current sitewide sale is your excuse to finally replace it. Save 30% on hardside and softside spinners, carry-ons, luggage tags, and more, including Star Wars and Disney kids' options that you'll want to buy for yourself.
More luggage deals
Away(opens in a new tab) — up to $100 off luggage sets
Baboon to the Moon(opens in a new tab) — up to 30% off select end-of-season styles
Calpak(opens in a new tab) — up to 65% off sale items
Dagne Dover(opens in a new tab) — save up to 30% on cargo totes, shoulder bags, and more during the Bye Winter sale
Herschel(opens in a new tab) — up to 30% off Forever Classics
Macy's(opens in a new tab) — up to 60% off DKNY, Brookstone, Delsey, and more plus an extra 15% off with code SAVE
Mark & Graham(opens in a new tab) — up to 70% off select styles plus free shipping on orders over $200 with code SUMMER
Monos(opens in a new tab) — up to 20% off sitewide
Paravel(opens in a new tab) — 20% off travel sets
Samsonite(opens in a new tab) — 30% off sitewide
TravelPro(opens in a new tab) — up to 20% off sitewide
Tumi(opens in a new tab) — up to 25% off hardside luggage and carry-ons, totes, backpacks, and more at the semi-annual sale