Friday Finds: Helping Make Travel Easier and Less Expensive

Last Updated on May 17, 2013 by

Friday Finds is your weekly spot for travel tips, money saving travel deals and travel contests to enter.  Get Friday Finds delivered to your reader or inbox!

Travel Planning Tip

The first place travelers should visit, but rarely do, when planning a trip is the CVB- Convention and Visitor’s Bureau- for the destination they are planning to visit.  Not only will you find information on your chosen destination from the people who know it best, but you’ll also find itinerary ideas, information on local events and even online discounts.

To find the CVB or tourism board of your chosen destination open your search engine of choice and type in the city, county or state name followed by “visitors bureau”, ie:  Des Moines Iowa visitors bureau.

Memorial Weekend Travel Deal


Presidential Suite Hyatt North Houston

If you don’t have plans this weekend, the Hyatt North Houston has a incredible deal on the Presidential Suite.

Plan a wonderful Memorial Day weekend getaway in the 1,200 square foot Presidential Suite on the top floor of the Hyatt North Houston for only $269 per night.  Book three nights in the Presidential Suite with the Hyatt Free Time package and guests received the third night free, breakfast for two daily and a late check out of 2 p.m.  (That is a savings of 33% for just the room. )
The same offer to book three nights and receive the third night free is available for all rooms through December 30, 2012.
The suite is appointed with a sitting area, dining area and one king bed draped in luxurious linens and feather duvet.  There are two 42-inch televisions, wet bar, oversized work desk and a deluxe bathroom.  Rollaways are available by request with a maximum occupancy of 4. The hotel also offers a tropical style outdoor swimming pool and spa, state-of-the-art fitness facility, an all-day American cuisine restaurant, Starbucks kiosk in lobby and gift shop.
If guests fly into Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, there is a free shuttle service. Hyatt North Houston is situated just seven miles from attractions such as Houston’s Downtown Aquarium, Sam Houston Race Park and Splashtown Water Park.  The hotel is also minutes from some of Houston’s best golf courses.  For reservations or more information, please call (281) 249-1234 or visit
Rate description: One free night is deducted at check-out, available for booking now through November 12, 2012 for travel now through December 30, 2012.  Minimum length of stay is three nights and there is a maximum of one free night per stay.
Guests can add an additional room with the same Hyatt Free Time package of reserving three nights and getting one free including breakfast with one king bed or two doubles starting at $99.00 per night.

Win a $7000 Wellness Vacation

SpaWeek and Denise Austin have a “Get Fit With Mom” wellness vacation giveaway going on through May 31.  The winner and a guest begin their wellness journey with a seven night stay at Hilton Head Health in South Carolina.  Personal training, massages and delicious healthy meals are only the beginning of the treats in store for the winner.   Enter the “Get Fit with Mom” vacation giveaway on Facebook.

Friday Finds are tips, deals and vacation contests that I believe are of interest to family travelers.  Advertisers may purchase a listing in Family Rambling’s Friday Finds; I verify that the deal is available when the article is posted. Some links may be affiliates links, which means that I receive a small commission if you make a purchase at the site (at no additional cost to my readers).  If you are interested in information about being listed in Family Rambling’s Friday Finds post, please send me email: jody (at) familyrambling (dot) com.

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