Monday, August 11, 2014

Final Days of Summer - How was your vacation?

Goodbye Summer Vacations - Hello Fall Getaways 

Before breaking into all the great things you can do to take a break this Fall - you know, when the kids are off to school, the end of year projects are piling up, and you really need to get away - I want to reminisce about all the great things we did this summer!

With cooler than average temperatures, this summer has been a blast! Water parks, water slides, water balloons... fireworks, fire pits, fire ants... ok, maybe some things aren't going on that list.

I would like to hear from some of you about what you did during summer vacation.  Even if you didn't take a "real vacation", a staycation or just a simple trip with friends and family to a local park definitely qualifies! Anything that gets you out of your daily habits. For you workaholics like me, that may even include bird watching while working in the garden.

So, my friends, what made your summer special?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

How to avoid a timeshare tour

So you want to get out of the timeshare tour?

So, you've gone on the internet and found some really great deals for vacations.  Some have ridiculously low prices. Some give you incentives to book.  But then you look at the fine print and find out that in order to get these deals or incentives, you need to go on a 2 hour tour, and the theme to Gilligan's Island starts playing in your head.

The first day of your vacation begins and you are dreading wasting your time listening to some sales pitch, when you'd rather be out at the theme parks, or at a show, or golfing.  So, what do you do? Start figuring out how to get out of the time share.

It seems that there are a lot of good ideas out there, but many people don't read the fine print of the advice.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Rooms101 - More than just a travel website

We're often asked why we ask people to call instead of handling all our vacations through forms and email...

A few years ago, I went to a meeting with our lead salesperson at one of the resorts in Orlando.  As we were in the lobby, people came up to us exclaiming "That's the lady with the voice!"

Every day we are bogged down with hundreds and thousands of emails.  If you've been on any of the social networks for any length of time, you're sure to have seen articles about how everyone is texting and no one is talking.

We could be like other travel sites that treat you like a number, however, we believe that you are an individual that deserves a custom vacation at a low price.  When you call, we're not reading from a script providing a price that is generic for everyone, we are asking questions so we can get you the best deal on your vacation possible, suited to your vacation needs.

At Rooms101, we customize vacations for you, because you should have a voice too, and not just a number.  Call us at 800-749-4045 and see why we are more than just a travel website.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Biloxi, Mississippi Great Family Vacation Spot

Need a great vacation spot for you and the family? Come to Biloxi, Mississippi! With a rich history, an engaging, exciting culture, and lots of fun for the whole family, everyone in your family will love your Biloxi vacation!

Biloxi has many historic buildings and landmarks, both in the historic district and throughout the rest of town. Take a charter boat to Fort Massachusetts on Gulf Island National Seashore. You and your family can enjoy free guided tours of this important historic fort, with history dating back to the War of 1812. Or relax on the white sand beach and even rent kayaks or jet skis! Walk or ride down the Pass Christian Scenic Drive Historic District, over 2 miles of road lined with dozens of historic buildings and beautiful live oak trees.

Visit Beauvoir, the home of Jefferson Davis, the first and only President of the Confederacy. The house has been fully restored to its condition when Jefferson Davis lived there, and features an open library, a full period rose garden, and 51 acres of land. You might even get to meet the great grandson to Jefferson Davis, who works on the grounds and commonly greets guests.

Go on a family fishing trip! Charter a boat or just fish off shore or a pier in fresh water to catch bass, perch, and catfish, or in salt water to catch Jack Crevalle, drum, and shark, or brackish water to catch a little bit of everything! Enjoy exploring the outdoors further with kayak tours and rentals and hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding! Biloxi is home to hundreds of species of colorful birds, reptiles, and other animals, including several threatened and endangered species. Take an eco-tour on the Tchoutacabouffa or Pascagoula River and enjoy exotic animals in very remote habitats at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, a nationally acclaimed children's museum.

Check out the Friendship live oak, a tree said to be 500 or more years old! At a height of 50 feet, and with nearly 16,000 square feet of coverage, the shade of this historic old tree is a great place to have a family picnic and throw a frisbee around!

With so much to see and do, book your family's next great getaway to Biloxi!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Atlantic Beach for Romantic Couples Vacation

If you are looking for a place to take your special someone that's peaceful and romantic, you'll find all the fun you're looking for in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina! With an abundance of public beaches, friendly people, water sports, and a thriving night life, and much more, you're sure to be satisfied with an Atlantic Beach vacation!

Located on Bogue Banks, a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Bogue sound, Atlantic Beach is set in a lush, secluded place where you and your significant other can relax and reconnect. Recline on one of the many sandy beaches, open to the public year round. Or, go on a heart-pounding parasailing trip! Catch spectacular views of Fort Macon State Park, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, and the wild horses on Shackleford banks!

Atlantic Beach has a rich historical and environmental scene. Visit Fort Macon, beautifully restored and kept fortress dating back to the Civil War. Guided group tours or self-guided walking tours are available for this historic site. Fort Macon State Park offers year-round fishing, picnicking areas, and several miles of hiking trails through the woodlands with ocean views, over 300 different bird species, and even dolphins to admire along the way! Go up the creek with a paddle on a guided kayak or canoe tour, exploring the many beautiful waterways of Atlantic Beach, with varying lengths from overnight to one week! Be informed and inspired by educational and interpretive programs on local plant and animal life.

The nights are alive in Atlantic Beach! Come visit the many bar and grills and fun night clubs, with karaoke, live music, pool, darts, and a quaint local atmosphere, Atlantic Beach is the perfect place to hang out with your loved one after dark.

With all this and so much more, it's easy to see why Atlantic Beach the place for your next romantic getaway!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Orlando Vacation - Family Vacations for Mom and the whole family

Looking for a place to take the kids where adventure and education abound with seamless harmony? Take your next vacation to Orlando, Florida! From high-flying sightseeing from a hot air balloon or bi-plane, to racing around two indoor race tracks in a go kart at Orlando Grand Prix, you and your family will have a tremendous time in Orlando!

Immerse yourself in fun cultural and educational attractions, like Central Florida Community Arts, which features a variety of pro-level local ensembles, from a 210-voice choir to an 80-peice orchestra, and smaller groups and soloists. Visit the Orlando Museum of Art, which focuses around American, African, and ancient American art with permanent and touring exhibits. Attend many theatres featuring performances from Shakespeare to children's classics, and everything in between. Have some fun at Ripley's Believe it or Not Orlando Odditorium, featuring interactive odd and unusual treasures and relics in a self-guided tour through 10,000 square feet of space and 16 odd art galleries!

Cut loose on Revolution the Off-road Experience where you can drive a variety of off-road vehicles from ATVs to Jeep Wranglers on 220 acres of beautiful Floridian wilderness! Children too young to drive are free to ride along with you! Also try archery there and fish in their 65-acre well-stocked Trophy Bass fishing lake! Bounce around the AirHead Trampoline Arena, an entire room with nothing but trampolines! Enjoy dodgeball, basketball, and just bouncing around off of the floor and walls! Visit Gatorland, a large wildlife exhibit with thousands of crocodiles and alligators, including rare white alligators! Also enjoy a petting zoo and free flight aviary, or fly across the whole thing on the Screamin' Gator Zip Line! Learn all about chocolate in the interactive, kid-oriented Chocolate Kingdom Factory Adventure Tour! And don't forget the numerous world-class theme parks in and around Orlando, like the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, and more!

Watch fun and entertaining dinner shows at Capone's Dinner & Show and Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show, while enjoying great food! Capone's is the complete 1930s gangland experience for the whole family, with hilarious stand-up comedy, toe-tapping musical productions, and audience interaction. Enjoy a buffet of authentic Italian food and kid-friendly American favorites. Sleuths offers the opportunity to mingle with the quirky characters and solve the mystery yourself with live interrogations. You can even be in the show yourself! Everyone gets hors d'oeuvres, salad, your choice of entree and dessert, while parents can enjoy unlimited beer and wine throughout the show. Visit Dave & Busters, where you can enjoy hardy, delicious foods and hundreds of arcade games!

There's so much to see and do in Orlando, you and the kids will have to head out there to discover all the memories and good times that you will have on an Orlando vacation! Book your trip today!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

$59 Las Vegas Vacation Special - Stratosphere

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For a limited time, Rooms101 is offering the Stratosphere hotel in Las Vegas for only $59.00*.  That's not $59 per night or per person, but $59 for your entire hotel stay!

Weekend Vacation - $59 at Las Vegas Stratosphere for 3 days and 2 nights when staying Friday and Saturday night.

Weekday Vacation - $59 at the Stratosphere for 4 days and 3 nights when staying Sunday through Thursday nights.

$100 in dining dough from for use in dining establishments all over ( go to for details) for those who qualify* for this great deal!

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