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Online Vacation Planning Advice From Ocpinay

Reader ocpinay shares her favorite sites for planning last-minute vacations on her OnSugar Blog, Tech Living.

I have learned to Google "Things to do in [type in city name]" to get ideas on what to do in cities I've never been to before. I get weekly Travelzoo, TripWolf and BookingBuddy newsletters that informs me about great travel deals. One of the travel sites I usually go to, especially for last minute trips is Priceline.  I scope out their lists of hotels in the area I am interested in, then find a suitable star-rating I'm comfortable with before naming my own price.

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My husband needs to go to Oxnard on business this weekend and he proposed to make it a little weekend getaway for us. He confirmed the trip with me last night. I researched the average rates of hotels in the area using Hotels.com and I bid on them at Priceline. The most cost efficient location I got was in Camarillo — yes, where the outlet shops are. It's a short drive away from Santa Barbara where we want to spend some time sightseeing, and it's near Oxnard where he has an appointment. I was able to book a hotel, research things to do, and essentially plan our weekend in less than thirty minutes. How cool is that?

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Spring is almost here and the sun is shining brightly in the California sky. It's time to think of spring getaways and summer vacation trips. Whether you're going on a staycation or traveling far, websites can help you plan it all in the comforts of your home. Do a little research today and you might just save a bundle with deals you find online!

For even more online travel-booking and tech tips, follow ocpinay's blog, and check out my naming your own price tips to make the most of your vacation!

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