Budget Savvy Diva Travel: Review of Expedia Package

April 21, 2011


So saving money can be hard sometimes especially when traveling – all those costs add up like gas, food, and of course souvenirs. Well Budget Savvy Diva is here to help you out – I will be dishing all my best budget travels tips on planning and enjoying my  trip to Sea World in San Diego.

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Mr. Savvy ( hubby) wrote this article for y’all :)

We just got back from a fantastic four day weekend in Arizona.
We got our package (flight, car rental, lodging) through expedia.com and paid only $529.04 plus taxes to do it all!

Flight: United Airlines-

The plane was tiny, but the flight was short and comfortable.  We got complimentary beverages and that was it.  Customer service wasn’t over the top, but everyone was nice.  Boarding and “deplaning”–as one flight attendant said– was relatively quick and easy.

Rental Car: Fox-
The associate at the counter was very friendly and took the time to show us around on the map.  He made us feel good about our budget choice  and we needed that confidence as we passed all the well known, respected car rental companies on the long escalator ride to the basement.  Our confidence was not misplaced.  We checked the car out quickly and check in was just as simple, without any problems, or unpleasant surprises.

Ford Focus-

The car we rented was a Focus.  It was more than adequate and it handled beautifully.  The brakes were good, the A/C worked, the windows and locks were powered and it had a plethora of plugs.  The cup holder design was one of the best I’ve seen.  The funny side is that it kind of feels like a toy.  It’s so small; And it sounds like a Nintendo, or Atari game when you turn it on.  The material is strange too–  Lot’s of hard plastic– and makes the car feel cheap.

Lodging: Days Inn-

The days in was nice- ideal for a single person on a business, or scouting trip that just wants to get down to business.  We had a comfortable lounge chair, a refrigerator an Armour with a cable TV, A/C, a desk and free Wi-fi for only one IP address.  It was clean and fairly quiet,  accessible and close to several restaurant and convenience store chains.   Continental breakfast was free and included make your own waffles.  Nice touch.  On the funny side again, the desk was situated in front of the bed so that the whole room was divided.  You had to climb over the bed to get from one side to the other.  We didn’t use the pool, but it was clean, moderate in size and surrounded by cabanas.


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