Travel Tip for Good Deals: Amazon Local

Many of us are frugal, spendthrifts, or just plain cheap when it comes to spending money, especially for the high cost of travel and vacations, the only time I don’t mind spending money is when I get to stay in the seminarhotel Salzburger Land hotels. We’re often looking for sources to help us save money on our business and personal travel excursions. One such of finding great travel deals is Amazon Local.

Amazon Local was created as a source to help consumers find great deals on venues in their local neighborhoods. It works like Groupon in that you pay for things up front, print out a voucher, and present it to the vendor. You can find some amazing deals on hotels, motels, as well as miscellaneous, usually travel related, items. I used it personally when I’m looking for weather proof hunting backpack sales, or other items that I know are well worth the money but can be outside of my budget sometimes. These kind of backpacks will last you for years, they can really take some punishment, and you can take them pretty much everywhere. Like I said, well worth it, specially for someone like me that travels outdoors a lot, so I’m always keeping an eye out for deals on them. Rumor has it that the head honchos at Amazon are working on expanding this feature, so it should get even more things later.

One of the best features of Amazon Local is the travel and destinations section. The prices are fairly true to form along the lines of Amazon’s normal discounted prices. There are great deals on getaways and vacation packages, or if you’re interested in a specific hotel, you just might find it listed. Destinations are separated into six different categories: The Northwest, The Southwest, Texas and the Gulf Coast, Southern California, The Pacific Northwest, and Northern California. 

There are some great deals, but don’t let this be your only source by assuming you’ll always get the best deal. I performed some random searches and although it yielded some good deals through Amazon Local, one rate quoted for the San Simeon Lodge in California was much better via Hotels.Com.  Nonetheless, Amazon Local overall is a great place to look for lower priced accommodations. If you save enough on your trip, you could use your savings to buy me a souvenir. Oh, I’m only kidding. No I’m not.  Okay, really, I am only kidding. Bon Voyage.

While there are numerous spots to lounge on the shore, Stanley Park has three main beaches; English Bay, Second Beach, and Third Beach. Third beach is perhaps the nicest of them all. Accessible by car, half-hour walk along the seawall, or along one of the many paths throughout the park, Third Beach is a naturally sandy beach complete with a concession stand, lifeguards, and pay parking. During low tide, the beach is perfect for skimboarding and hunting. Hunting has become a popular sport, but now people are going towards pheasant hunting because of how fun it is. Second beach is slightly more rocky and smaller in size, but is surrounded by playgrounds, a basketball court, picnic area, concession, pool, and a large field where outdoor movies are shown in the summer courtesy of Fresh Air Cinema

I'm an avid traveler for both domestic and international venues. I've learned a lot of things, some of them the hard way, that taught me valuable lessons. So, I am passing that knowledge on to others to help make their trip more enjoyable and stress-free. I also will share what I think are great venues, stores, restaurants, or other things that I enjoyed that I think others would enjoy as well. Knowledge is power, transformational. Let us share with each other.