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Travel e-Scapes: September 19, 2017

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Quebec

Travel e-Scapes: 03212017

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$289 Quebec City, Quebec, or $117 north, $172 south
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid daily on Delta via Toronto through August 16, 2018
Stopovers not permitted
American and United match with connecting flight service


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Dining Deals & Free Museum Day
Orlando’s Magical Dining Month is on now and runs through October 1, offering prix fixe dinners for $35 at over 1,000 Orlando-area restaurants.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Month, Crave GFL offers three-course dinners for $37 at participating restaurants throughout the month of September. Each Crave GFL restaurant is also hosting a special event, such as a mixology class or a cooking demonstration as well.
The 13th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week rolls out September 24 through October 1 with prix fixe three-course dinners (for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person) and two-course prix fixe lunches (for $10, $15 or $20) at over 180 participating restaurants throughout in the county.
As part of Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day Live! event on September 23, more than 1,000 museums and cultural institutions around the country will be offering free admission (for two) to visitors who have downloaded a ticket from the event site.

Save in San Diego
Plan an autumn family vacation to San Diego. SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, Legoland California and other attractions offer free admission for kids in October. More than 100 theme parks, museums, tours, activities, hotels and restaurants participate in the annual Kids Free San Diego.
Here are some money savings tips during Kids Free month:
1. With the Kids Free promotion, adults pay $95 and kids ages 3-9 get in free at SeaWorld. (One free child per paying adult.)
2. The San Diego Zoo has one of the most generous offers, allowing one adult to take in as many as 10 children age 11 and younger for free. Adults pay $52 per person; kids normally pay $42. The zoo, which unveiled its mammoth new Africa Rocks exhibit over the summer, also has special activities planned during Kids Free month.
3. Legoland and SeaWorld are already offering free kids admission this month and will extend the offer through October 31.
View all of the Kid Free deals on San Diego’s tourism website and search by area, activity, attraction, price, keyword and more.


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! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$158 Denver, or $79 each way
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays only
Finish trips on or before April 4, 2018
Blackout dates: October 15, 22; November 17, 18, 21, 22, 25-27; December 18-22, 26-29, 31; January 1, 2, 7, 8; March 18, 23, 25; April 2
Valid on United, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$216 New York-JFK
$221 New York-LaGuardia or Newark NJ
Valid daily starting on or after March 8, 2018
A Saturday night minimum stay required
Finish trips on or before August 16, 2018
Valid on Delta, nonstop

This weekend! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$310 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Depart Friday, September 22 on flights departing after 7P or any flight on Saturday
Return Sunday, September 24; Monday on flights operating from 11A-3P or after 11A Tuesday, September 26
Valid on Delta, nonstop
Purchase by September 23

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$318 Santa Barbara, or $159 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Not valid Fridays or Sundays
Valid on trips finished on or before February 13, 2018
Blackout dates: November 25-27; December 21-23, 26, 27, 30; January 1-3, 6, 7
Valid on American via Phoenix
Purchase by September 21

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$340 Seattle, or $170 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Not valid Fridays or Sundays
Valid on trips finished on or before March 7, 2018
Blackout dates: November 21, 22, 26; December 21-23, 26, 27, 30, 31; January 1, 2
Valid on American via Chicago

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$418 Grand Cayman Island
$446 Aruba
Valid Monday-Thursday only on travel finished on or before December 13
Valid daily on travel started on or after January 9 and finished on or before March 31
A Saturday night minimum stay required
Valid on Delta, nonstop
Purchase by September 26
Note: Due to the location of these two islands in the western part of the Caribbean, hurricanes are not as frequent or damaging.
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Deals from other U.S. cities:

HURRY! Round-trip from Chicago:
$620 Chicago-ORD to Ho Chi Minh-Saigon, Vietnam
No advance purchase required — go as soon as this week
Valid Sunday-Wednesday outbound; Monday-Thursday returns
Depart by November 20 or January 11-May 13, 2018
Stay at least any three nights or up to a year
Valid on Qatar via Doha
Stopovers of up to 96 hours permitted in Doha

TODAY! GO NOW! Round-trip from Chicago:
$708 Chicago-ORD to Singapore
No advance purchase required — go as soon as this week
Finish trips on or before May 31, 2018
Valid Monday-Friday each way, or add $60 per direction for other days
A 3-night minimum stay required; six months max
Blackout dates: December 15-January 10
Valid on Air France via Paris or KLM via Amsterdam
Stopovers not permitted
Purchase by September 19

NOTE: Airline fees can and often do exceed the cost of your flight! Additional charges now apply on most airlines for a 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 Travel Booking & Planning Guide page for airfare search tips.


SPECIAL HOTEL & RESORT OFFERS

Boxed Hotels
You may have a few favorite websites to search for the best deal on hotels. But a newcomer is hot on the radar…
The popular mobile app Boxed has gotten into the hotel game. Though Boxed is primarily known for savings on bulk items like those generally found at Costco and BJs with home delivery, shoppers can also save as much as 45% on hotel rooms.
Boxed buys hotel rooms in bulk too, passing along savings to would-be travelers.
A spot check of hotels in Boston for a check-in date one week in advance revealed significant savings. While the Sheraton Boston Hotel was $699 on Expedia, it was $342 on Boxed. Similar savings were found at the Boston Park Plaza: $484 on Expedia and $299 on Boxed. The Standard Hollywood was $409 on Expedia and Booking.com and $311 on Boxed.
Additional destinations on Hotels.Boxed.com:
Austin
Bangkok
Chicago
Las Vegas
London
New York
Paris
Washington DC and more…

Golf Getaway
The Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina is a Luxury Collection Hotel and Starwood Hotels member.
The Golf Club at Ballantyne offers an impressive par 71 public golf course, extensive facilities and year-round service. Golfers enjoy daily play on the 18-hole PGA course, a golf pro shop, practice area, driving range, a golf pavilion and turn house with food and beverages.
Enjoy a Golf Getaway that includes a $200 golf credit per room, per night; daily breakfast (or Saturday/Sunday brunch) for two in the Gallery Restaurant and unlimited use of the driving range throughout the stay. Rates from $399 per night. Refer to package code LPPKG.
The hotel is located in the Ballantyne Corporate Area of Charlotte and the Ballantyne Golf Club is adjacent to the property. Onsite is a spa, salon, an indoor pool, resistance pools, whirlpool, saunas, a resort-style outdoor pool, a fitness center, tennis and a sun terrace overlooking the golf course.
Walking and jogging trails are adjacent to The Spa.
Posh guest rooms feature large windows, ten-foot ceilings and robes and slippers in the marble-tiled bathroom.
The hotel offers complimentary valet service and area shuttle services within one mile (6A-11P).
This 4-Diamond AAA and Forbes property is also within walking distance to Ballantyne Village which offers shopping, dining and entertainment.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center for rafting and kayaking, is 25 minutes’ drive away.


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


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