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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Dubrovnik, Croatia, for a Summer Family Vacation

Dubrovnik Croatia family vacation

Q: Dear Playground: We’re looking for a fun summer trip with our three kids, ages 6 to 14. We’ve traveled to Europe before, and we’re thinking maybe Dubrovnik, Croatia this summer. Do you have any insights? ~ Thanks, MSH

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Save 30% on LOW fares to Iceland on WOW Air (Plus JetBlue on Sale, too!)

WOW $99 Airfare to Europe

We’ve told you about great deals on WOW airlines (Iceland’s budget carrier) in the past, but every time we think we’ve seen their best offer, they come up with another one that completely amazes us. For example: Today’s deal offers 30% off fares to Reykjavik with prices starting at just $70 for spring travel to Iceland. Want to stay closer to home? Jet Blue has a $44 and up sale this week, too!

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Believe Your Eyes! $99 Flights to Europe with the Norwegian Airlines Super New Year Sale

Norwegian Airlines New Year Sale

Who wants to take their family to Europe? Us, too!

Norwegian Airlines, Norway’s budget carrier (and the world’s top, low-cost, long-haul carrier according to Skytrax), has dropped airfare prices to Europe from New York-area airports — including JFK, Newark, and Westchester’s Newburgh/Stewart. they are offering some of their lowest prices we’ve seen this year, starting from $99 one way!

The catch? You have to book by midnight January 4, 2018 and travel between January and May 2018. That  includes Easter and spring breaks!

Here’s how to get the great deals:

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$50 Airfare Sale to Europe is Happening Right Now, WOW!

WOW 50 percent off Airfare to Europe

You may remember we tipped you off to an amazing airline sale on WOW airlines recently, when the low-priced carrier based in Iceland offered $99 sale to Europe from select US cities as part of their “Purple Friday” sale.

WOW is now putting on their Santa hat and offering 50% off ALL fares December 22 and 23. That means their $99 tickets to Rejkavik are now less than $50, and there’s more amazing deals to be had, too!

If you’re thinking of taking the family to Europe for the holidays, you want to book RIGHT NOW.

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The WOW $99 Airfare Sale to Europe is Happening Right Now

WOW $99 Airfare to Europe

You may remember we tipped you off to an amazing airline sale on WOW airlines last month, the low-priced carrier based in Iceland (congrats to our lucky readers who snagged the awesome deal). If you missed out the first time, you’re in luck: WOW just announced another $99 sale to Europe from select US cities as part of their “Purple Friday” sale. Travel dates go through May, so you might be able to snag Spring Break!

If you’re thinking of taking the family to Europe for the holidays, you want to book RIGHT NOW.

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WOW, $99 Airfare to Europe! (Yes, You Read That Right)

WOW $99 Airfare to Europe

WOW airlines just announced $99 one-way fares to Europe, in November and December no less! If you’re thinking of taking the family to Europe for the holidays, you want to book RIGHT NOW.

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Amazing International Airfare Bargains

 International Airfare Bargains

If you haven’t looked at overseas airline seat prices in a while you’re in for a surprise. A good surprise that is. (When was the last time you heard “airline” and “good surprise” in the same sentence?)

I’ve been watching prices drop, no PLUMMET, in the last year, and it seems as though fares have hit an all-time low on select routes. Last year, we told you how to get great fares to Milan for around $450 round trip, but now routes throughout Europe and beyond are dropping down below $300 roundtrip. How low? WOW airlines is offering $150 tickets to ISRAEL! Seriously. I paid more than that for the ACELA to DC from NY last year.

The international airfare bargains are due to a number of factors: Lower oil prices, a strong dollar, and greater route competition from bare-bones airlines that are doing away with all niceties such as free checked bags for overseas flights or even free food (but honestly, we’re so used to this by now, it’s hard to even notice) to create rock-bottom prices that other airlines have to lower their fares to try and compete with.

Here are a few of our recent family travel favorite air fare sales.

Note that some fares are available only for a limited time, and there are often date and day restrictions. We’ll keep checking on more flight deals for you, but keep an eye on Travelzoo (I’m signed up for their daily alerts), which does a great job of spotting airfare deals.

Happy flying!

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: How To Be Safe When You Travel Internationally

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Q: We’re going to Europe for spring break next week, and although we’re not going to cancel, I am concerned about the State Department warnings about travel to Europe. Any tips on traveling internationally right now? Thanks!

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