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>“How you treat me is your karma. How I react is mine.”

Quoted from the book, Unfinished Business by James Van Praagh.

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“How you treat me is your karma. How I react is mine.”

Quoted from the book, Unfinished Business by James Van Praagh.

“How you treat me is your karma. How I react is mine.”

Quoted from the book, Unfinished Business by James Van Praagh.

>A four star hotel in Paris for $90? How about the Arizona Biltmore for $127? From Canada to the Caribbean, Cheapo Stays has discounts on about 85,000 properties worldwide. If you don’t know the name of the airport or city, just type in the nearest landmark, and the search engine will do the rest.

I love the easy search tab with four star hotels around the world for under $99 like the Sandman Hesperia Tower in Barcelona for $89 or go for a five star, like the Sheraton Dreamland in Cairo for $63; the properties include name brands, like the Intercontinental and the Marriott, in places from Cape Town to Manila and discounts go as high as 50% off the regular rack rates. They also offer a special last minute deal section, as well as week-end and honeymoon deals, so no matter what your criteria, you can search out the best deal. (If you are looking for a last minute deal, there’s special $199 deal for 2 nights at the Wynn which is good only for June 2-4 in a resort room if you use code PRPE.) If your dates are flexible, try the Kayak tool that lets you see the best rates for the next 2 months (similar to the airline tool for flight prices based on dates).

If you don’t know a hotel and want some reviews before booking, there’s always Tripadvisor, but now you also have Travel Post, where you can read what other people (besides me) think about their recent stays at a property; it always helps to get a consensus on places that are new to you or newly renovated since your last stay at the property.

With all these tools at your disposal, it’s time to use a few and get your next trip planned!

A four star hotel in Paris for $90? How about the Arizona Biltmore for $127? From Canada to the Caribbean, Cheapo Stays has discounts on about 85,000 properties worldwide. If you don’t know the name of the airport or city, just type in the nearest landmark, and the search engine will do the rest.

I love the easy search tab with four star hotels around the world for under $99 like the Sandman Hesperia Tower in Barcelona for $89 or go for a five star, like the Sheraton Dreamland in Cairo for $63; the properties include name brands, like the Intercontinental and the Marriott, in places from Cape Town to Manila and discounts go as high as 50% off the regular rack rates. They also offer a special last minute deal section, as well as week-end and honeymoon deals, so no matter what your criteria, you can search out the best deal. (If you are looking for a last minute deal, there’s special $199 deal for 2 nights at the Wynn which is good only for June 2-4 in a resort room if you use code PRPE.) If your dates are flexible, try the Kayak tool that lets you see the best rates for the next 2 months (similar to the airline tool for flight prices based on dates).

If you don’t know a hotel and want some reviews before booking, there’s always Tripadvisor, but now you also have Travel Post, where you can read what other people (besides me) think about their recent stays at a property; it always helps to get a consensus on places that are new to you or newly renovated since your last stay at the property.

With all these tools at your disposal, it’s time to use a few and get your next trip planned!

>Some deals are so good that they are only available for those who are able and willing to take advantage of them immediately; Quickbook has a hotel sale going on that expires tomorrow (Friday) at 5pm EST.

A sample of the deals include hotels in NYC like the GEM in Soho for $161 or the Paramount in Times Square for $116, reflecting a 30% discount on both properties. For something closer to home, the Hotel Nikko in SF is only $129 (30% off) and the luxurious Campton Place is only $200 (20% off). For a drivable vacation, try The Westin Mission Hills for $159 in Palm Springs or the Hard Rock in Las Vegas for $59. If you want a place for guests coming into Los Angeles (or if you want to be a tourist at home), Quikbook has rooms at the Crescent in Beverly Hills for $147 (30% off).

If you want one of these deals, book your room now. Sometimes good things come to those who wait, but other times good opportunities disappear quickly after they first appear.

Some deals are so good that they are only available for those who are able and willing to take advantage of them immediately; Quickbook has a hotel sale going on that expires tomorrow (Friday) at 5pm EST.

A sample of the deals include hotels in NYC like the GEM in Soho for $161 or the Paramount in Times Square for $116, reflecting a 30% discount on both properties. For something closer to home, the Hotel Nikko in SF is only $129 (30% off) and the luxurious Campton Place is only $200 (20% off). For a drivable vacation, try The Westin Mission Hills for $159 in Palm Springs or the Hard Rock in Las Vegas for $59. If you want a place for guests coming into Los Angeles (or if you want to be a tourist at home), Quikbook has rooms at the Crescent in Beverly Hills for $147 (30% off).

If you want one of these deals, book your room now. Sometimes good things come to those who wait, but other times good opportunities disappear quickly after they first appear.

>With Father’s Day coming up, it’s time to start shopping for a gift for the Father in your life. Brooks Brothers is synonymous with classic men’s styles and they have a clearance sale right now so you can get the best quality at discounted prices; a nice win win when you are looking to give a gift.

The sale in the men’s section includes their famous no iron luxury dress shirts for $67.50 instead of the regular $135 and a cashmere V neck sweater for $139.20 (regularly $348). If your father loves to travel, a travel kit is $67.20 (regularly $168) and to keep dates with you, why not get him a leather agenda and put in dates with you before you give it to him for $119.20 (regularly $298)?

If you are getting something for someone else, it’s always nice to pick up a good deal for yourself, so check out the women’s section of the clearance sale. A Buffalo leather satchel purse or a cashmere cable dress is only $104.40 (both regularly $348). Even though summer is coming, a cashmere cardigan is still a nice piece for chilly nights, and a sensible buy for $74.40 (regularly $248).

If you order $200 of merchandise they will ship it to you free and if you register with them you get an additional $10 discount on your online order. This offer expires June 21, so order in time for your gifts to be delivered before D(ad) Day.

With Father’s Day coming up, it’s time to start shopping for a gift for the Father in your life. Brooks Brothers is synonymous with classic men’s styles and they have a clearance sale right now so you can get the best quality at discounted prices; a nice win win when you are looking to give a gift.

The sale in the men’s section includes their famous no iron luxury dress shirts for $67.50 instead of the regular $135 and a cashmere V neck sweater for $139.20 (regularly $348). If your father loves to travel, a travel kit is $67.20 (regularly $168) and to keep dates with you, why not get him a leather agenda and put in dates with you before you give it to him for $119.20 (regularly $298)?

If you are getting something for someone else, it’s always nice to pick up a good deal for yourself, so check out the women’s section of the clearance sale. A Buffalo leather satchel purse or a cashmere cable dress is only $104.40 (both regularly $348). Even though summer is coming, a cashmere cardigan is still a nice piece for chilly nights, and a sensible buy for $74.40 (regularly $248).

If you order $200 of merchandise they will ship it to you free and if you register with them you get an additional $10 discount on your online order. This offer expires June 21, so order in time for your gifts to be delivered before D(ad) Day.

>After a fabulous late lunch at Tofu-Ya, window shopping led to real shopping at Black Market next door. Walking in, it looked like a clothing shop, but actually there are two parts to the store and the left side was full of fun goodies (think a hipper version of Aahs) including blinged out USB keychains and coin purses stamped with the words “My 2 Cents”. There are erotic comic artbooks, scented gift packages of travel candles and perfume, and gag gifts like a big shiny ring in a black velvet lined box that is actually the handle of a coffee mug. Whether you are a Hello Kitty fan or a lover of all things foreign and unusual, you are sure to find some unique gift here.

The clothing section of the store carries hip trendy clothes and shoes at high end prices; even the t-shirts run around $80. They carry quite a wide range of designers from name brands like Vivienne Westwood to yet to be known names in both jewelry and clothing. There is a sales rack with items 50% off, but even with the discount, expect prices to be in the triple digit range for a dress.

For something less pricey but nice, they have soy candles and perfumes for about $20 and some sunglasses for about $40. With a nice selection of shoes and clothes for men, this is definitely worth stopping by to window shop. If you have the cash, you might find something cool to buy; this is the perfect place to blow your bonus money on a new outfit.

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