05/26/2012 09:05 am ET Updated Jul 26, 2012

Travel Is Always More Fun When You're the One Doing the Traveling (PHOTOS)

One of the most coveted perks at Travelzoo is the Travelzoo Experience, in which Deal Experts and other employees take advantage of the same travel, entertainment and local deals we publish to our subscribers and report back on the experience.

While many colleagues jump at the chance to visit popular tourist destinations such as Costa Rica, Orlando, Ireland or Las Vegas, some venture off the beaten path.

Here are a few tips from our recent trips.

-- Andrew Young is based in New York City and is Travelzoo's U.S. Website Editor. Travelzoo has 250 deal experts from around the world who rigorously research, evaluate and test thousands of deals to find those with true value.

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