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In tonight's Saving you Money report, it may be the middle of winter, but now is the perfect time to start thinking about catching a wave. The so called 'wave season' is a great time to score a vacation deal. It's the period from January to February when cruise lines offer their deepest discounts up to 65% off. Cruise lines are also offering additional savings like cruise cash back or 15% off shore excursions. Travelocity's senior editor, Courtney Scott, says when you vacation at sea, you leave stresses from the shore behind. "So cruises offer a level of convenience and comfort that I think land vacations don't always have. You get a lot of inclusive features so dinner and lunch and meals in general are usually included."
Once you're on board, there's a little something for everyone. For example, Disney Cruise Lines cater to all age demographics including separate sections with activities for kids, teenagers and adults all the while making sure they come together during meals.
While the Caribbean has always been the go to destination for cruisers, Scott says more and more cruise liners are heading North.
Scott says, "Alaska is such a popular cruise because it offers, for cruisers who have already done the Caribbean and want to do something different, Alaska is often a second cruise that you take and it's fantastic. You get to explore glaciers and Juneau which is a beautiful area its just a really stunning cruise."
If you're planning on cruising any time in 2013, the best rooms and the best deals are happening now.
However, if your spring break get away has you taking to the friendly skies, now is also the best time to save on air fare. Cheapair.com just released research which shows the booking sweet spot is 49 days in advance for domestic flights. This is when you'll save the most. for international travel, 81 days will score you the best fare. Booking too far in advance or too close to the travel date will also cost you. Flying on Tuesday or Wednesday will also save you money.
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Tuesday, January 22 2013, 09:12 PM CST
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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