Traveling Five Star for Less: Luxury Escapes Go on Sale

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Pictured: London Hotel in Ideeli’s Luxury Escape

From time to time, we all need a little pampering to renew our spirits and refresh our souls. For me, vacation travel is the ultimate luxury. A vacation is the time that we reserve for ourselves to escape our daily routines, Blackberries, e-mail and accompanying stresses. Getting away provides a soothing, calming influence on the mind. In today’s 24 x 7 virtual office world, it’s important to take time for yourself.

With the economy still in slow motion, and summer break wanning there are some unprecedented travel deals available to those looking for a break. Travel has never been as affordable and accessible as spas, resorts, airlines, hotels and cruises are all offering enticing specials. Shopping club Ideeli just posted some great travel deals that showed up The Recessionista Radar. I’m passing the savings along to my peeps!

Getaways For Every Style
Ideeli’s travel event features 4 getaway destinations for two people: Hawaii, St. Lucia, New York and London. Here are the details. Click here to shop the travel deals as my guest.

Maui, Hawaii
Unwind and re-energize with 4-nights at the 1,650 acre oasis Kapalua Villas in Maui, with its Kapalua Spa and two championship golf courses. The true meaning of ho’okipa, or hospitality, weaves throughout your days at Kapalua. Spend time exploring the historic whaling port of nearby Lahaina or discovering natural wonders such as Haleakala Crater, the world’s largest dormant volcano.

Pictured: St. Lucia: The Body Holiday

Saint Lucia
If a bit of pampering is your idea of an escape spend 5-nights at the aptly named, The Body Holiday in Castries, Saint Lucia. Conde Nast Traveller UK bestowed the title of “Best Overseas Spa in the World” on this gem. Whether you are relaxing on the beach or visiting the weekly market in Castries, Saint Lucia is a cradle of natural beauty and a destination untouched by the regular crowds.

London, England
Experience the best in London, England at boutique hotel 41 which Travel + Leisure described as “the deliciously confidential atmosphere of a private club”. For 5-nights, guests will delight in its chic black and white interiors, and enjoy cutting-edge services that include evening snacks, drinks, butler service and more. Note to self, must plan trip to coincide with Harrods and Harvey Nics sales. 🙂

New York City, Roaring 20’s Style
Situated on Fifth Avenue, The Sherry-Netherland has been a historic landmark since 1927. Shopping and dining or strolling in Central Park is an idyllic way to spend 3-nights of theatre going, shopping and dining out in the city that never sleeps.

These four packages do not include airfare. We advise members to click on each picture and then “specs and larger image” to find valid dates for travel and more information about each package and hotel amenities.

This event is an Ideeli Escape Event. The Ideeli escapes are brought to you by Luxury Link, where sophisticated travelers go for inspiration, to indulge their passion for discovering the world’s best places to stay, and to find exceptional values up to 65% off its retail value.

Prices for this event start at $1289 US. Note, airfare is NOT included, so this is the time to dig into your Frequent Flyer points to maximize the affordability element.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.