A friend, who invests in real estate said “it’s a garage sale out there!” and in the travel industry this is very much a reality.Luxury resorts and cruise lines on sale, deep discounts during peak season are all reasons to lift an eye brow and think…OK, what am I missing. The stress is high, and I think even quick getaways are healthy and needed, if there is sufficient funds.In a nutshell, if you used to afford moderate hotels, you can probably now afford deluxe, if you usually go deluxe, you can probably afford luxury, and on and on.As your dedicated Travel Deals Mom…here is what is out there right now!Examples of packages:The NH Real Arena (the name of the resort), a new all inclusive resort, is located on Bavaro beach in Punta Cana surrounded by miles white sand, turquoise waters is offering $67 per person, per night (check dates).The NH Real Arena character can be casual or elegant depending on your mood. With 660 rooms the hotel offers some great personalized service including room service and mini club for children age 4 to 16 year old, a spa, gym, casino, theater, bowling alleys and tennis courts.Price? $649 per adult for 4 nights all inclusive with air during for summer family travel! OK, this includes air from JFK, pricing varies depending on your gateway, but from what I have seen, the variance is small.If you want to go at different times of the year, or a different amount of nights, there are tons of options on this page.Ah, Hawaii -a perfect family destination, tons to see and do. A great nature experience for the kids of you are not living on an Island with live volcanoes, rare flora and fauna and dolphins frolicking. Hawaii has never been the cheapest place to go – and still is not, however, it is the least expensive I have seen. Check out these links for some great deals to Hawaii:Sheraton Waikiki PromotionsMore Hawaii VacationsAnyone cruising? no not the Caribbean, how about Alaska? Great educational trip for the kids, teens have fun on cruises no matter where they are – and adults, the scenery is magnificent, you can take the tours or be an explorer…now in the past, you would see a seven night Alaska cruise “starting at” $499 per person, but that was usually for early may or October when it is colder, kids are still in school – basically off season. Now I am seeing Alaska summer deals from $499 – $799 (depending on the cabin you choose)!Here are some links for fantastic rates.Tips: Look for 3rd – 8th person deals from $99, cruise lines are offering fantastic deals in order to encourage for families/groups to travel together. Look into connecting rooms, suites which used to be unaffordable to the average person are now affordable.Here are a few links with tons of options:Holland America Sale (upscale cruise line)Cruise Alaska from $67(pp) per night and they give you up to $100!Dunhill Alaska Cruise deals – these are always updated and changing!Happy Traveling!