Travel e-Scapes: August 11, 2017

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: New York City

Travel e-Scapes: 03312017

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$156 New York-LaGuardia, or $78 each way
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through March 7, 2018
Blackout dates: September 17, November 26, 27; December 22, 26; January 1, 2
Valid on American, nonstop


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Pet Sitting
Love animals? Trusted House Sitters has been a popular free lodging option for budget-conscious travelers globally for a few years and only recently that the site added properties in the states. In a short time, the company says the U.S. market has become its largest.
How it works: Travelers get free accommodations in exchange for taking care of a pet or pets and a home while the owners are away — from a weekend to a year.
Membership fee of $119 per year.
Upcoming U.S.-based house-sitting options include caring for two cats while staying in a Palm Springs condo with mountain views; a Hoboken, New Jersey, three-bedroom condo with two cats just 20 minutes from Manhattan and a September sit in Sonoma, California, caring for two large dogs in a home with a heated pool.

Flyer Rights
Sally of Team Clark and her husband received a disheartening text message just before heading to a vacation in Ireland: Your flight has been cancelled.
The airline shortly rebooked their flight for the next day, but they lost a night at a non-refundable hotel and an entire day of the trip. They didn’t realize just how many rights passengers actually have in this situation until Sally’s boss and Money expert Clark Howard clued them in on a little-known secret. It’s what you need to know about the European Union (EU) regulation, including how to determine if you qualify for compensation and what you need to do next.


SPECIAL DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL OFFERS

Airfare offers – ones with a ticket-by date – and deals with our suggestion to HURRY! can expire at any time. Heed Clark’s advice: Buy that great airfare deal – and then figure out a reason to go there! Eventually, you’ll see the world at a fraction of the normal price!

HURRY! GO NOW! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$48 Orlando, or $24 each way
Valid daily through August 13 on Frontier, nonstop
Advance purchase not required

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$86 Orlando, or $43 each way
$126 Phoenix, or $63 each way
Valid daily from September 26 through October 12
Service is nonstop on Frontier

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$284 Quebec City, Quebec, or $122 north, $162 south
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through July 5, 2018 on Delta via NYC-JFK
No blackout dates!

GO NOW! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$290 Mexico City, Mexico
No advance purchase required – go as soon as this week!
Valid daily through February 28, 2018 on United via Houston
No minimum stay required
Purchase by August 13

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$955 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Valid Monday-Thursday only through July 5, 2018
A 7-day advance purchase required
Stay one weekend or up to a year
Valid on United via Houston
Compare to Delta’s round-trip rate of $1,900!
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Deals from other U.S. cities:

HURRY! Round-trip from Washington DC-Reagan:
$412 DC to Munich, Germany
Valid daily on October 21-December 14 departures
A 7-night minimum stay required; one year max
Valid on British Airways via Philadelphia

HURRY! GO NOW! Round-trip from Chicago-O’Hare:
$618 Chicago to Hong Kong, China
No advance purchase required – go as soon as this week!
Valid Monday-Thursday only
Depart by December 9
No minimum stay required; six months max
Valid on United, nonstop
Note: Round-trip rates from ATL to Chicago start from just $90 on United

NOTE: Airline fees can and often do exceed the cost of your flight! Additional charges apply for a carry-on bag, checked baggage and advance seat assignments. Kayak offers the most up-to-date Fees Chart for all domestic and international airlines.

How do you find these great airfare deals? Visit Clark’s Atlanta Travel Tips page for airfare search tips and more airfare specials worldwide.


SPECIAL HOTEL & RESORT OFFERS

Fore!
The AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, the official resort of the TPC facility, offers a summer golf package from $316 per couple that includes lodging and golf for two on a choice of several top-tier courses including the TPC or Grayhawk’s Top 100-ranked Talon, with transfers to/from the courses. That’s less than just one person’s peak season golf at the TPC.
Onsite are four top-ranked Arizona restaurants, innovative spa and fitness programs at Well & Being Spa, six pools, including the all-new Sunset Beach (830 tons of soft sand, a 7,000 sq. ft. pool and 26,000 sq. ft. pool deck!), and two newly renovated 18-hole championship golf courses.
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The Boulders Resort & Spa (Curio Collection by Hilton) has been long known as one of the nation’s most famed luxury golf resorts with 36 holes on two desert courses. Rates from $239 per night include accommodations in a Casita, Villa, or Hacienda, one round of golf per person, per night and $25 per person credit for lunch. The resort commands greens fees of up to $275 a round in high season.
This sprawling resort set on 1,300 acres of the Sonoran Desert foothills offers plenty of on-site recreational activities, including tennis, swimming, hiking, ATV and UTV desert tours, rock climbing to stargazing with a professional astronomer..
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The 36-hole Streamsong Resort in central Florida, between Orlando (96 minutes) and Tampa (77 minutes), may be just a few years old, but it has fast become a must-play for traveling golfers. The two links-style courses by renowned architects Tom Doak and Ben Crenshaw both immediately cracked the Top 15, making them the first and second highest rated public courses in Florida.
The Stay & Play 18 package includes:
One night’s luxury guest room accommodation in the lakeside Lodge or Clubhouse
18 holes of golf on a choice of Streamsong Red or Streamsong Blue
Full breakfast at a choice of restaurants
Same day replay round available at special rate
Package rates are from $170 through September 7 and $200 September 8-30.
Visit through August 30 (Sunday-Wednesday arrivals) to enjoy a $300 per night (or $150 single occupancy) Two-Night, Three-Day Unlimited Golf Experience package including:
Two nights’ luxury accommodations in the Lodge at Streamsong, with a free third night (unlimited golf not applicable to the free night)
Unlimited golf on Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue, including cart
Complimentary resort fee for valet parking, Wi-Fi, fitness center
20% discount on spa services, sporting clays and guided bass fishing
And, one entry for a chance to win a foursome on the new Streamsong Black


Travel e-Scapes is brought to you by Clara Bosonetto, Team Clark Travel Editor. Follow Clara on Twitter.


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