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I love to travel and explore new places! I usually travel alone, single lady status right here, but this summer I am taking the ultimate summer road trip with my bestie from college. Both she and my grandparents live in Ohio and I have been to see them the past two summers but this year I am going to see them and then the bestie and I will be taking a little east coast road trip.
I have been to NYC a few times but that’s all of the east coast I have seen. What a shame, I know! So we will be traveling to Washington DC, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, NYC, and Boston. I am soooo super excited like you don’t even understand. It’s pretty ridiculous.
Unfortunately we are not made of money so the planning of this trip has been ongoing since sometime last February and I have been researching hotel deals like a crazy woman. Once we nailed down our dates I began researching the best areas to stay in and the best hotels for our budget, because this sister is not staying in a murder hotel. Can I get an amen on that?
Through all of my research I found that Priceline had the nest deals by using their express deals. The catch to the express deals is that you don’t know where you are staying until you book and the reservation is non-refundable. You basically search by area and star-rating. It’s really interesting and I could seriously research hotels and compare deals all day long. I love it!
Using the Priceline express deals I would look at the express deal page and figure out the area and star-rating I wanted then look at the regular reservation page and search by location and start-rating. By also comparing the amenities I could pretty much tell you what hotel I was about to book which made me feel really good about using the express deals. I have to say that using that method I was only wrong once and I got us some amazing deals in 3 and 4 star hotels that we would normally never be able to afford!!
I got all of our hotel rooms at an average of 45% off for the whole trip! And that, my friends, is how my bestie and I will be traveling the east coast, staying in fancy hotels, and doing so on a budget.
I was not compensated in any way for this post, pretty sure Priceline has NO IDEA who I am and I’m good with that. If you are wanting to travel this summer and are on a tight budget then check out the express deals from Priceline. They are worth it!!