Londra_Palace_VeniceFor the traveling mom on a budget, the annual auction hosted by the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) is the best online deal online out there. Savings are generally more than 50 percent from listed values (airfare  not included). The annual auction for travel bargains from the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) is open for business at SATWauction.com.  SATW auction is open to the public and bidding closes on November 20 at 10 p.m. (MST).

Traveling Moms can bid on 50 travel-themed packages. Top items range from attractions and hotels around the United States from Orlando to Seattle to hotel packages as far away as Venice and Bali. From beaches to mountains to sea, international and U.S., your bargain vacation awaits your bid.  (Plus it’s kind of fun to bid your way to a great vacation.

This auction works much the same as Ebay and other online auctions. Register by logging on with your personally created ID and password, and then browse through the more than 50 travel themed items. Then bid as often and on as many items as you would like. The auction is updated in real time. Items are donated to SATW for their fundraising auction. All proceeds are spent by SATW for professional development programs for its members.

Values range from a $160 culinary tour in Colorado to four nights in Bali for $4,422. Bids for some items start as low as $25. The more than 50 travel-themed items are valued at more than $53,000. All you need do is log on to SATWAuction.com and start bidding.

Take a look at these sample packages available for your bidding!

*Take your significant other on a romantic getaway to Venice, a 3-night package to Londra Palace, valued at $3045, bidding starts at $300.

Or get your dancing shoes on and take a Sixthman cruise sixthman.net with your favorite rock stars. Or how about a girlfriend getaway to Las Vegas at the JW Las Vegas Marriott Resort & Spa?

Family friendly packages such as  three-nights/four days all-inclusive package for a family of four at Gran Caribe Real Resort in Cancun.Gran_Caribe_family

SATW’s online travel auction is open to the public through November 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm. Log on now to SATWAuction.com, begin bidding and planning your travels!