Travel e-Scapes: October 10, 2017

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Boston

Travel e-Scapes: 03312017

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$138 Denver, or $69 each way
A 7-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday and Wednesday through March 7
Blackout dates: November 22, 25, 26; December 19-January 3; February 16-19
Valid on United, nonstop
Purchase by October 11
Note: Rates from $84 each way on other travel days


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

When You Gotta Go!
When you’re on the go, sometimes it’s difficult to locate a restroom when you literally have to go.
Now, there’s an app that not only allows you to find a bathroom in New York, but reserves it Airbnb-style. After making the reservation, you can walk right into the bathroom without having to endure a line.
The startup behind this gig is Rockaloo, dubbed “the most unexpected VIP e-ticket in town.”
The company uses GPS technology to locate toilets for its users.
Rockaloo has partnered with more than 130 different locations across three boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
It works by granting users access to private bathrooms for one hour.
The app charges anywhere from 99 cents to $8.99 for a pass that allows users to reserve a toilet at a variety of establishments, including restaurants and bars. They can show their pass so they don’t have to buy something in order to use the facilities.

When in Rome…
Italy is opening up a new section of its most popular tourist destination. Starting November 1, visitors to the Colosseum will be able to take a guided tour through the highest levels of the building. It’s the first time the newly restored fourth and fifth levels will be open to tourists in 40 years.
Nearly 2,000 years ago, in ancient Rome, some 50,000 to 80,000 people would have packed the Colosseum for every carnage-filled gladiatorial event. The more important and wealthy you were, the closer you got to sit to the action. It was the regular folks who would have to climb all the way up steep stone stairs to sit on wooden benches on the fifth level, rising over 120 feet above ground.
That fifth level will offer visitors an expansive view of the interior of the structure, as well as the nearby Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the rest of Rome. The tour (prices TBA) also includes a hallway never opened to tourists before.
Regular admission tickets booked online on the Official Colosseum website are €12 adults, plus a €2 online reservation fee.


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):
$102 New Orleans, or $51 each way
A 30-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through February 14
No minimum stay required
Blackout dates: November 17-19, 22, 22, 26-27; December 15, 17, 18, 20-22, 26, 29, 30; January 2, 7
Valid on Delta, nonstop

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$156 Ft. Walton Beach (airport code VPS)
$176 Panama City (airport code ECP)
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through February 14
Stay at least one Saturday night or up to a month
Blackout dates: November 26, 27; December 21, 22, 23, 30; January 2, 7
Valid on Delta, nonstop
Purchase by October 19

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$168 Denver, or $84 each way
A 7-day advance purchase required
Fly west Monday-Wednesday or Saturday; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday east
Finish trips on or before March 7
Blackout dates: November 22, 25, 26; December 19-January 3; February 16-19
Valid on United, nonstop
Purchase by October 11

HURRY! New Service! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$220 San Jose, California, or $110 each way
Valid Tuesday or Wednesday
Add $30 per direction for other travel days
Start trips on or after April 9
Finish travel on or before August 11
Valid on Frontier, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$294 Oakland or San Francisco, or $147 each way
Valid daily through February 13
A 7-day advance purchase required to SFO; 14 to OAK
Blackout dates: November 26; December 22, 23, 26, 27, 30; January 2, 3, 6, 7
Valid on American via Chicago, Dallas, or Los Angeles

Summer of 2018! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$629 Budapest, Hungary
Valid daily on June 6-July 20, 2018 departures
Stay at least one Saturday night or up to 4 months
Valid on United via Newark or Frankfurt or Air Canada via Toronto
Stopovers not permitted
Purchase by October 25
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Deals from other U.S. cities:

Round-trip to Europe from Boston, Washington, D.C., New York, Pittsburgh and Chicago:
$99 one-way to Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dublin, Edinburgh, Stockholm, and Copenhagen
$119 one-way from Los Angeles and San Francisco to the same destinations
Valid on November 1-December 13
Expect return flights to be higher
Valid on WOW, Iceland’s ultra-low cost transatlantic airline
Add an optional stopover in Reykjavik to view the Northern Lights (best in fall and winter months).
The months of November and December bring some of the world’s most storied Christmas open-air markets to Europe.

Round-trip from Dallas-Ft. Worth:
$460 Dallas to Hong Kong
No advance purchase required — go as soon as this week
Depart by November 30 or January 1-May 15, 2018
Add $25 per direction for Friday-Sunday travel
Stay a minimum of 7 nights or up to six months
Valid on United via San Francisco
Add a stopover for an additional $100 per stop
Note: RT ATL-DFW rates from $106

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

Beyond Vegas
Two upscale resorts, the 796-room Red Rock Resort and 495-room Green Valley Ranch offer rates of $99 Sundays through Thursdays and $149 on weekends for stays through December 22.
Included are two spa day passes ($25 value each), two buy-one-get-one-free buffet vouchers ($19.99 value each) and late 1P checkout. Parking and Wi-Fi are free, but there’s a $34.99 nightly resort fee. A two-night minimum stay required, with no Saturday arrivals.
Book by October 31.
Both hotels offer gaming, pools, full-service spas, multiple restaurants, lounges and entertainment venues — as well as free shuttles linking them to the Strip and the Las Vegas McCarran Airport.
When booking online at Sclv.com. From the drop-down “Select Property” menu, choose either Red Rock Resort or Green Valley Ranch. Refer to offer code SDTRIB.

Budapest
Opened in 2016, Hotel Rum was converted from an old Pest apartment and is now a charming and stylish accommodation. Its super-central location means you’re within easy walking distance of all the city’s key attractions.
Spread over 6 narrow floors, off an elegant central spiral staircase, are 38 modern Hungarian-designed rooms. They come in 4 sizes – Light Rums (Small), Spiced Rums (Medium), Gold Rums (Large) and Black Rums (Large Plus) – though furnishings and facilities are more or less the same throughout.
The buzzy ground-floor Urban Tiger restaurant – which is where breakfast is taken – serves Asian cuisine (closed Sundays), and doubles as a flashy little cocktail bar. Plans are underway to open a rooftop bar in spring 2018.
Tip: Rooms on the 1st floor are susceptible to music from the restaurant until around midnight, and have rather dull street views.
Room rates are as low as $80 per night, including full buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi and concierge service.


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


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