If you have money to spend on travel there are plenty of deals kicking around out there. If you don't, you can always rent your house out for the Inauguration and go someplace really special -and warm. Here are a few deals from my inbox this week:
Cruise Europe's Danube River with CruiseWest any time in 2009 and save $550 if you book by Dec. 19. Save up to $1,100 on cruises to Alaska when you book by Dec. 12. CruiseWest.com
Closer to home, take a holiday shopping staycation at the Loews Annapolis Hotel and save 10-25% at a variety of shops and spas. Rates start at $129/night. Loews Hotels
If you prefer the Doubletree Annapolis, guests can receive a $25 gift card for each night of their stay with the hotel's Holiday Money Rate. The gift card is good for shopping at nearby Westfield Mall, Annapolis Towne Center or shops in the historic downtown area.
Air Jamaica has 50% off flights from Baltimore to Barbados. Roundtrip fares start at $279. Must book online only by Nov. 20 using coupon code EGEVPGF and promotion code BGI08.
Southwest Vacations has savings from $25-$125 on Las Vegas packages including flight and hotel. Book by Nov. 27 and at least 5 days in advance.
Military personnel can get a $200 onboard credit on a "Smooth Music" cruise aboard the Celebrity Century ship. The cruise leaves from Miami Jan. 31 and features performances by Boney James, Mindi Adair, Acoustic Alchemy and many more musicians. Members of the military can also get buy-one, get one free on select inside cabins. Prices vary. SmoothMusicCruise.com.
AAA members can get free full breakfast at Hyatt Hotels through Feb. 28. USe code BREAKF when booking.
Occidental Hotels offers a $500 air credit to couples booking a 5-night stay at Royal Hideaway Playacar in Mexico. The offer includes a "night of romance" with chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne and a couple massage.
Kids eat free this ski season when parents book a 3-night ski vacation stay through Vail Resorts. You get $30 in dining credits per child, but you also have to purchase three days worth of lift tickets for the kids. Resorts include Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Heavenly.