From weekend getaways to cruising the Nile or brousing through the art cities of Flanders, travel packages with bargain possibilities are Up For Auction at a Website managed by the Society of American Travel Writers.
Each year, SATW, an association of travel journalists and public relations people in the travel business, invites the public to bid on a selection of trips and destinations donated to SATW.
You'll find choices from five star hotels and resorts to gift baskets. Values of the donated items range from $50 to $5,422.
The auction works similar to Ebay and other online auctions. Browsers and bidders will log on to SATWAuction. With a specially created ID and password, you may bid as often as you want. The auction will be updated in real time. Bidding closes at midnight EDT on Nov. 20.