Essay 2: Explaining a Concept; Draft 1

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Wendy Gomez
Professor Slusser
English 101
February 27, 2012
A Guide for the Ultimate Vacation
We’ve all dreamt about our favorite getaway vacation at the ultimately lowest price possible, but have we ever achieved it?? The next couple of paragraphs will give you some insight as to how to get the best vacation possible at the lowest price. The first step is choosing your destination. Choosing your destination might not be a big deal if you already have your mind set on where you would like to go. If you have many options to choose from, here are some tips to narrow your options. Once you’ve narrowed down your destinations, research your top three or four preferred spots. Find out when the ideal time to would be, or when it is not peak season. The next step would be picking a date. Why is this more important than location, hotels or flights you may ask? Picking your travel dates will help you know which location is cheaper. Some destinations have off-peak seasons that will help you, the traveler in saving money on the expenses so that you’d be able to have more shopping money. If traveling to New York, for example, and you don’t mind chilly weather, the cheapest time to go would be mid-January to early March. The flights are anywhere from $175-$300 as opposed to flying during Spring Break, summer, or the holiday seasons where roundtrip flights can cost you as much as $510! If you’d like to travel to Hawaii, February through the second week of March and September up until about a week or two before Thanksgiving, are the perfect time to travel. During those times, I’ve gotten the airfare as low as $290. During the traveling peak season, however, the tickets skyrocket starting from $575 to $750! The departure date does affect the price of the airfare, so keep in mind that Friday through Monday departure or arrival dates will be a bit more expensive than departing or arriving Tuesday through Thursday. Once the date and location is agreed upon, the next step is...
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