Avoid Labor Day Traffic Like a Pro

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Thinking about squeezing in a Labor Day weekend road trip? It's nice to end the summer with a relaxing vacation before the kids head back to school, however, Labor Day weekend is known for its horrendous highway traffic. But don't fret—we've got you covered! Here's a list of ways you can avoid the headache and hassle of Labor Day travel.

1. Choose a less popular area. Lots of people will be visiting the popular summer spots. But you can have just as much fun somewhere else, with less of a crowd. Make sure to book your hotel on Tingo, and if the price of your reservation goes down, you'll automatically be refunded the difference.

2. Prepare your vehicle. Before you leave for your trip, inspect your vehicle and take care of any necessary maintenance. Make sure you leave with a full tank of gas and a car emergency kit, just in case something happens along the way.


End of Summer Deals on Tingo

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End your summer right with a Labor Day long weekend. Tingo is now offering hotels up to 57% off in top spots like Las Vegas and Orlando, as well as lesser traveled destinations like Portland, Myrtle Beach, and Vancouver, Washington.


This Just In! 60% Off Hotels for Memorial Day Weekend!

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Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to get away and kick off the start to summer. Tingo is now offering deals for up to 60% off hotel rooms in popular locations including Orlando, Las Vegas, and Ocean City, so book right away! Don't forget: If you book a Money Back room and the price drops, Tingo will automatically refund you the difference!


Relax in these East Coast Spa-ahhs

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To wrap up our spa series, we found two dramatically different spa resorts on the East Coast, and we can't decide which atmosphere we like better! Spoil yourself with a massage in New York City's Upper East Side, or venture to the countryside of Western Massachusetts. Either way, you won't be disappointed.

Your hubby refuses to go for a couple's massage? Treat yourself to an even better personal one, and send him to Kiehl's Spa 1851 in New York City. The Kiehl's skincare product line has been around for 160 years—they know the drill by now, so we promise he'll enjoy it. Specializing in men's facials, masks, and serums, this spa has an old-school feel with murals and '40s-inspired art. It also has a mini barber shop!


Sauna, Spa, or Scrub Bar—Take Your Pick!

(Photos courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans and The Omphoy Ocean Resort)

Feeling like you need a dose of Southern hospitality? To continue our spa series this week (we featured West coast spas last week), we're featuring two of our favorite Southern spas, one in New Orleans and the other in the Sunshine State!

The spa at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is the real deal. The ambiance is spectacular and features water fountains and draped chandeliers to make you feel relaxed. The spa offers a scrub and wrap bar, mother-to-be specials, and couples treatments, which are perfect for a getaway for two! It even has an in-house Pilates studio, so your body and mind will feel rejuvenated.


Stressed Out? A Spa Weekend May Be the Answer...

(Photos courtesy of Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara and Mii amo)

Vacations should be about taking a break and getting away from it all. Planning one can make for a stressful few weeks or months, and that doesn't include flight delays and other travel troubles on the way there. The second you arrive, relaxation is key. Next time you plan a trip, consider visiting a spa destination! Not only will you be away from home, but the whole point of your getaway will be to relax and rejuvenate. Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting our favorite spas from all around the country. Up first: two fabulous spa resorts on the West Coast.

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is a beautiful Spanish gem. Indulge yourself with one of their 14 massage options. Our personal favorite is The Moroccan Ritual, a full-body massage and exfoliation with Moroccanoil.