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Spotlight Sponsor: FamilyGetaway.com

I wanted to give you all a head’s up about a great new site for discount family hotel packages and our new Spotlight Sponsor at TravelswithBaby.com:  FamilyGetaway.com

I’ve already been emailing their auction links to friends and family on everything from an Italian villa with a swimming pool that would be a dream for a family reunion to a certain hotel in Anaheim that’s walking distance to Disneyland where we could get two connecting double rooms (sleeping 8 total in beds) and it would be such fun to share with friends who have kids of similar ages!

They’ve got discounts up to 65% already, and now through September 30, 2010, you can save $100 extra on your booking with our promo code FGTWB100 . (Valid for one use per customer.  Not valid for use with any other coupons.)

Here’s what I like best about FamilyGetaway.com:

Auctions and “Buy it now” prices – If you’re like me and love the idea of getting a bargain, you’ll love this section of the site. I keep finding myself back on the auction pages just to see what new options have come up, with family-friendly hotels and resorts across the U.S., in Europe, Central America and more. Want an even better bargain? Try the $1 Mystery Auctions! Right now I see a $1 Mystery Auction going on a 5-night Mexico All-Inclusive stay for a family of 4 in a suite… only 2 bids so far!

Relevant results – If you get tired of seeing vacation deal prices listed at a Per Person Rate based on two adults, then having to dig through to see what the price really translates to for your family—and if children can even fit in to the room, you’ll appreciate this. FamilyGetaway.com uses your family info for number of children and their ages to show only the bottom line package price—in our case for a family of 5, which can be hard to search for on some other sites. Want to find accommodations to fit your family plus the grandparents? No problem.

Valuable extras included – FamilyGetaway.com doesn’t just provide great discounts on the accommodations, but they usually include additional perks like dining credits, gift cards, cooking lessons (some even for kids!), boogie board rentals, breakfasts, and other valuable additions depending on the property and location.

The family-friendly details – As one who pores over the painful details, including whether or not cribs are available, babysitting, children’s programs, kiddie pools and the like, I also appreciate the at-a-glance family-friendly hotel amenities they clearly spell out for each property. When you look at a package, you’ll see the “Families should know” section to the left side of the screen.

If you’re looking for vacation inspiration, try these links for starters:

FamilyGetaway.com Bestsellers
Hotel packages under $1,000
Great Getaways in the United States

Thanks to FamilyGetaway.com for creating this useful new site and for their sponsorship this month.

Safe journey,

Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning guide Travels with Baby
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This post was sponsored by FamilyGetaway.com – Thank you!