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Travel e-Scapes: September 5, 2017

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Dallas

Travel e-Scapes: 03312017

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$104 Dallas-Ft. Worth, or $52 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through February 14
Blackout dates: November 15, 22, 25-27; December 22, 26; January 1, 2
Valid on American, nonstop


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

CityPASS
Who doesn’t want to save time and money while on a vacation break? If you want to see as much as possible during a visit to one of North America’s top destinations, take a look at how a CityPASS can do both.
A dozen major destinations offer CityPASS ticket booklets that allow visitors to save money on admission to major attractions — and save time by avoiding ticket lines.
For instance, the New York CityPASS, which costs $122 for adults, includes admission to six major NYC attractions, from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, from the Empire State Building Experience to the Met. Tickets can be used over nine consecutive days and can save up to 42% off regular admission prices. Want a smaller bite of the Big Apple? Consider a C-3 pass for $76. You’ll get to choose three attractions from a menu of 10 top sites and will still have nine days to use the tickets.
Other cities that offer a CityPASS include:
Atlanta
Boston
Chicago
Dallas
Houston
Philadelphia
San Francisco
Seattle
Southern California
Tampa
and Toronto
Visit CityPASS to find out what’s offered in other destinations.

Get ready for Autumn!
A perfect autumn weekend includes cozy campfires and gooey s’mores surrounded by forests. Plan a leaf-peeping escape now to enjoy Georgia’s state parks as autumn colors paint the Peach State.
A fall travel planner shows you the top trails and overlooks, mountain cabins and campsites, and hiking safety tips. And rangers will also post updates on how fall color is progressing in their parks.
Typically, Georgia’s mountain parks peak in late October; however, color can be seen as early as September and throughout much of November.
Some of the most popular parks for leaf watching include Black Rock Mountain, Cloudland Canyon, Fort Mountain, Tallulah Gorge, Unicoi and Vogel.
Since mountain parks are heavily visited on October weekends, leaf peepers may want to explore lesser-known parks which can be vibrant as well. Hardwoods and mossy rock gardens can be found at F.D. Roosevelt State Park in near Columbus. Deep orange cypress needles reflect off a pond at George L. Smith State Park in southeast Georgia.
Georgia State Parks offer a variety of accommodations where leaf peepers can stay in the heart of autumn scenery. Guests can choose from cabins, campsites, and yurts – a “glamping” option that is like a combination tent-cabin. Accommodations may be reserved 13 months in advance, and many fill up on October weekends.
Make your plans as early as possible or visit during weekdays.
Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-864-7275 or at Georgia State Parks.
Park rangers have planned numerous events throughout October, including guided hikes and paddles, fall festivals, Halloween hayrides, and campground trick-or-treating.


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):
$80 Chicago-O’Hare, or $40 each way
No advance purchase required – go as soon as this week!
Valid daily through February 14 on American, nonstop
Blackout dates: November 17-27; December 21-24; December 26-January 3

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$124 Boston, or $62 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through May 10, 2018 on JetBlue, nonstop
Boston is about a 90-minute drive south of Kennebunkport, Maine

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$172 Washington DC- Reagan, or $86 each way
$294 San Francisco, or $147 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Not valid Fridays or Sundays
Finish trips on or before February 14
Valid on American, nonstop
Blackout dates: November 21, 22, 25-27; December 21-23, 26, 27; December 30-January 2

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$278 Burbank*
$279 Ontario*
$287 Santa Ana-Orange County, nonstop
$293 Oakland*
$296 Sacramento, nonstop
$353 Palm Springs*
A 21-day advance purchase required
Not valid Fridays or Sundays
Finish trips on or before March 7
Blackout dates: November 17-19, 21, 22, 26-28; December 15, 17, 18, 20-22, 26, 29, 30; January 2, 7
Valid on Delta, * via Salt Lake City
Purchase by September 21

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$298 San Jose, California, or $149 each way
$314 Portland, Oregon, or $157 each way
$346 Seattle, or $173 each way
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday on Frontier via Denver
Denver layovers are several hours in each direction to/from San Jose and Seattle
No blackout dates!

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$304 Aspen
$320 Steamboat Springs-Hayden or Vail-Eagle
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday starting on or after December 23
Sunday-Wednesday departures require a 3-night minimum stay; otherwise a Saturday night
Finish trips on or before February 14
Blackout dates: December 26, 29, 30; January 2, 7
Valid on Delta, nonstop; American and United match with connecting service
Purchase by September 17

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$666 Maui
$675 Lihue, Kauai or Kona, Hawaii
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through February 14
Stay one weekend or up to 60 days
Blackout dates: November 17-19, 21, 22, 26-28; December 15, 17, 18, 20-22, 26, 29, 30; January 2, 7
Valid on Delta via Los Angeles
Alaska, American, and United match with connecting service
Purchase by September 17

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$469 Rome or Milan
$522 Venice
Depart October 29-December 14 or December 24-March 22
Return October 30-March 31
A 7-night minimum stay required; six months max
Valid daily on Air Canada via Toronto (Rome); United via Frankfurt to Venice, Newark to Milan
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Deals from other U.S. cities:

HURRY! Round-trip from Chattanooga TN (one-way permitted):
$265 CHA to Toronto, or $117 north, $148 south
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid on Delta via Atlanta
Finish trips on or before August 2, 2018
No blackout dates!
Compare to round-trip rates from ATL of $277

NOTE: Airline fees can and often do exceed the cost of your flight! Additional charges now apply to budget and sale rates on most airlines for a carry-on bag, checked baggage and advance seat assignments. The least expensive fees are charged when these options are purchased during the ticket booking process. Fees climb higher after flights are reserved and even higher when adding these options at airport check-in. 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 a step-by-step search and booking guide.


SPECIAL HOTEL & RESORT OFFERS

Make it Maine!
The Kennebunkport Resort Collection offers an autumn special – ideal for romantic getaways, trips with friends or spa weekends. Enjoy Maine’s fall foliage season with a Three for Two special at participating Kennebunkport Resort Collection hotels. Book two nights and get the third free when you visit mid-week (Sunday-Thursday) through October 28 — with a few properties extending through December 28.
Rates include complimentary WiFi and beach cruiser bikes to explore Kennebunkport.
Through December 28:
From $99 per night, Kennebunkport Inn, a casually stylish inn centrally located downtown
From $109 per night, Grand Hotel, the only boutique hotel in Kennebunk’s Lower Village – or – The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, located on the Kennebunk River
From $129 per night, Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, a luxury resort offering handcrafted experiences
Through October 28:
From $89 per night, The Lodge on the Cove, a restored motor lodge with a hip, fun decor
From $119 per night, The Cottages at Cabot Cove, featuring individually designed waterfront cottages
From $219 per night, The Tides Beach Club, Southern Maine’s premier beachfront hotel
Refer to promo code KRC3. Blackout dates: October 8, 9; November 23; December 24, 25.

Save in Mexico
La Colección Resorts is offering up to a 50% savings off overnight rates at a dozen properties in Mexico. The special applies to resorts in such beach destinations as Cancun, Chetumal, Cozumel and Los Cabos.
For example, the Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun starts at $214 per person double, including taxes, down from $282 and the Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta starts at $146 per night, down from $292. Both resorts are adults-only and all-inclusive.
Book this special by September 7 for stays through December 12. Refer to promo code LABOR2017.
Other participating properties and savings:
30% off:
Live Aqua Boutique Resort Playa Del Carmen
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos Golf & Spa, all-inclusive
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, all-inclusive
Fiesta Americana Cozumel, all-inclusive
The Explorean Cozumel by Fiesta Americana
The Explorean Kohunlich by Fiesta Americana in Chetumal
25% off:
Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun
http://www.lacoleccionresorts.com


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


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