There are 59 days left until my husband and I head to Aruba, Curacao, and Grand Turk. I wanted to thank many of your for your suggestions on historical sites to visit while there. We already have some excursions planned, but this time around, we may just wing it. I'm always on the lookout for a good fortification, and there always seems to be one, accompanied with a great history at every site we visit.
My last visit to a fortification in St. Kitts, the Brimstone Fortress, was truly enjoyable, and very educational. Not to mention, climbing 800 feet above see level is not an easy task after an umbrella drink. The fortress is one of the earliest surviving examples of a new style of fortification known as the 'polygonal system'.
One of the things my husband and I like to do before setting sail is getting into the right mindset a few days before. Since he will be winding down from teaching his classes – did I ever tell you he's a math professor at a college? – he will be ready to get his feet wet and his bathing suit super sandy.
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My husband and I sail out of different ports, and like to arrive a few days early to beat the crowds. In order to arrive early, we have to have a place to stay. Sure, we've done AirBnB and VRBo before, but for this time frame, being so short, it's just easier to book a hotel. Extended Stay, one of my favorite go to travel sites, is running a Flash Sale! Save 22% off 1-7 nights at any Extended Stay America hotel with promo code MD6BF. I just noticed this, and the promotion ends on April 30, 2016, which is this Saturday.
They always have the best promotions. Since we splurge on the cruise, often opting for a suite once a year, we like to save when it comes to our hotel room. The best part is, Extended Stay America has suites for the same price as Deluxe rooms, usually $124 or less per night. Our last stay was at the Extended Stay America - Miami - Downtown Brickell - Cruise Port. It was incredibly convenient to the airport, and close to the cruise terminal. We have stayed here for our cruise out of the Miami port, as well as arrived the night before we flew out of Miami to San Juan.
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Remember, this is not an ordinary hotel. Extended Stay serves all guests, from families looking for an affordable overnight getaway to government or military personnel on relocation. My husband is an Army veteran, so he makes sure he gets his discount overtime we book travel. Get Government rates - less than the GSA’s per diem, or Military rates - always at or below per diem. Business travelers also receive great perks and discounts, as well as travel coordinators who need multi-location extended stay hotels with direct billing capabilities.
For those of you who are AAA members, and I know that's many of you including myself and many of my family members and friends, they have special AAA rates on stays of 1-6 nights.
They have locations all around the globe, and no matter which hotel we stay at, we consistency receive great service and comfortable accommodations. So if you are getting into the vacation or holiday mindset, and need a place to stay, I definitely suggest Extended Stay. They are super reasonable, which is a plus for a family on a budget. Why not let your money go further, and spend your hard earned savings on fun!
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