It’s Summer Time — Happy Travels

  • Posted June 28th, 2007 at 8:00 am by Yahoo! Search
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Summer is in full swing, and it’s getting harder and harder to focus on work. My mind constantly wanders off to possible destinations for my next vacation. I’m thinking a two-week European getaway — Barcelona for the architecture, Provence and French Riviera for some great food and relaxation by the beach and finally London for some shopping and Broadway shows.

It’s getting easier than ever to plan a vacation with the help of Yahoo! Search. Whether you’re a budget traveler or a luxury traveler, you can quickly find the right hotel. After a quick search using ‘Hotels Barcelona,’ prices look pretty affordable.

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But for me, I’m somewhere in the middle. I can’t rough it in hostels but I’m also not willing to pay premium prices for a 5 star hotel. So, I started by checking the 4 star hotels that came up in my Yahoo! Shortcuts results, hoping to find something nice for around $150. Thanks to Yahoo! Travel, the narrowed results gave me the photos, reviews and prices all in one place, which makes the process of choosing a hotel much easier.

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Another great way to save time is to go with a trusted name. For the London portion of my trip, I searched for ‘Hilton London‘ in Yahoo! Search and came up with this helpful Shortcut.

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The third option I clicked on looks pretty promising — near a Tube stop, good user ratings, almost within desired price range, and the photos look great!

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Two searches on Yahoo! Search and I’ve knocked out two major destinations on my list. Now, I just need to get a feel for Provence and the French Riviera. My vacation planning is coming along nicely!

Wherever your travels may take you — Shanghai, Florence, or New York — try finding the perfect hotel for your next trip on Yahoo! Search. Try hotels Shanghai, hotels Florence or hotels New York.

Happy travels!

Lingxian Ding
Yahoo! Search

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