A spring break vacation is the perfect cure for cold-weather blues, but if you don't have the cash for an exotic whirlwind getaway, there are still options. Anthony Melchiorri, host of the Travel Channel's "Hotel Impossible," has great cost-saving travel recommendations for people watching their wallets.
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While popular spring break spots like Miami, the Bahamas, and Mexico can make your credit card bill soar, Anthony says, "There are some really good alternatives. You can go to Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), South Padre Island (Texas). You can get really good deals on all-inclusive vacations."
If you want to save on hotel rooms, Anthony has a controversial opinion: book at the last minute. "Last minute, there are always rooms available. I've never gone into a city, into a country, where I couldn't get a room the night I was looking for one."
Which countries have the best hotel deals? Anthony recommends Italy. "You can get great deals under $200, he says." Italy has more rooms than any other place in Europe. I think Rome has the most hotels in the world to sell."
What horrible hotel discovery made Anthony "lose his mind?" Watch this episode of Daily Shot to find out.