Travel e-Scapes: October 13, 2017

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Mexico

Travel e-Scapes: 03312017

GO NOW! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$199 Monterrey
$207 Guadalajara
$210 Mexico City
No advance purchase required — go as soon as this week!
Valid on daily departures through March 14
No minimum stay required
Blackout dates: December 15-January 8
Valid on United via Houston
Purchase by October 15


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Identify Art & Architecture
There’s a new app allows users to instantly identify artworks and access information about them, by simply scanning them with a smart phone.
Smartify launched at the Royal Academy of Arts in London last week and it functions like the app that can identify any music track – it can reveal the title and artist of thousands of artworks by cross-referencing them with a vast database that the company is constantly updating.
Use Smartify in over 30 of the world’s major galleries and museums, including the National Gallery in London, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Met in New York and LACMA in Los Angeles.
The free app provides users with detailed information about the piece they’re looking at, as well as recorded interviews with the artist.
Users can save their favorite artworks and the app uses these favorites to recommend other pieces it thinks the user might like.
Smartify has also collaborated with nonprofit organisation, the Wikimedia Foundation, to utilise Wikipedia’s image gallery, helping it to increase the efficacy of its image recognition technology.
Another helpful app, launched by the Architecture Foundation, maps the location of over 1,100 historic and contemporary buildings in London.
This free app invites visitors to explore the capital’s best buildings by period, type and architect, including essays about the history of London’s architecture.

Gift Giving
The gift giving season is fast approaching! Give the gift of travel in a unique way with an Image3D View-Master.
It’s estimated that at least 1 trillion photos will be taken this year. Most of them never make it off the device on which they’re stored and, unless they’re posted on Instagram or Facebook, they’re never looked at again.
Why let the best moments of your travels fade into oblivion?
Upload seven of your favorite images and add 3D captions (optional) and a customized center to create a highlight reel.
A Reel and Viewer set contains one reel (choice of Red, Black, Blue or White), one viewer and one 3x4x5 handout box for $29.95. Prices are $25 per set when ordering 2 to 10 identical sets. Additional discounts available for multiples of the same set.
Image3D is perfect for a short vacation view, but also makes a great gift to share with family members attending the reunion, and those special occasions and events such as birthdays, births, weddings and anniversaries.


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!

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$118 Denver, or $59 each way
A 7-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday or Wednesday
Finish trips on or before March 7
Blackout dates: November 22, 25, 26; December 19-January 3; February 16-19
Valid on United, nonstop
Rates are $74 each way Monday-Wednesday or Saturday west; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday east
Purchase by October 20

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$216 Sarasota, Florida
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:
$296 Seattle
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday or Wednesday through March 7
Blackout dates: November 26, 27; December 21-23, 30; February 15-17, 19
Valid on Delta, nonstop
Purchase by October 16

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$446 Gothenburg, Sweden
$454 Oslo, Norway or Stockholm, Sweden
$500 Copenhagen, Denmark
A 28-day advance purchase required
Depart by December 14; December 24-March 22
Return by January 1 or January 9-March 31
A 7-night minimum stay required; one year max
Valid daily on British Airways, nonstop

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$913 Buenos Aires, Argentina
No advance purchase required — go as soon as this week!
Valid daily through March 14
No minimum stay required
Blackout dates: December 15-January 8
Valid on United via Houston
Delta nonstop rates are $1,300 following the same rules
Purchase by October 15
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Deals from other U.S. cities:

Round-trip from Los Angeles:
$390 LAX to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Valid Monday-Thursday only
Start trips on or after January 9
No minimum stay required; three months max
Finish travel on or before April 19
Valid on United via Tokyo, Japan
Add $100 per stopover
Purchase by October 25

HURRY! Summer Sale! Round-trip from Chicago:
$442 Chicago to Basel or Zurich, Switzerland
A 90-day advance purchase required
Depart by May 10 or August 6-24
Return January 2-8; April 1-June 1 or August 20-31
Stay a minimum of 7 nights
Valid on Delta via NYC-JFK and via Amsterdam to Basel (stopovers not permitted)

Round-trip from Dallas-Ft. Worth:
$919 DFW to Sydney, Australia
Add $50 per direction for Friday-Sunday travel
Depart January 12-March 23; April 24-June 13 or July 13-September 1, 2018
No minimum stay required; six months max
Valid on American via Los Angeles
One free stopover permitted
Purchase by October 14

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

Save in San Diego
The Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego is holding a Friday the 13th Freaky Friday Flash Sale that offers room rates from $99 for Friday stays through the remainder of the year.
The flash sale lasts 24 hours, or until supplies last!
The 4-star Hotel Palomar is located in the Gaslamp District with its dozens of clubs and restaurants. This upscale boutique hotel (“Ten Best Boutique Hotels in Southern California” – USA Today) is also near the museums and theaters of Balboa Park, as well as the San Diego Zoo. But with our rooftop pool and skyline lofts you might not want to leave.
Property amenities and perks include and outdoor pool and lounge, an onsite restaurant, fitness center, hosted evening wine hour, and concierge service. Always complimentary at Kimpton properties is morning coffee/tea service, loaner bikes and Wi-Fi (for Karma Rewards members).
Guest rooms feature Frette linens, in-room yoga mats, and signature animal print robes.

Disney Package Savings
Save anywhere from $300-$500 on a five-night/six-day stay at a Disney World Resort.
Book a stay (minimum 3-night stay) by December 22 (sooner the better as rooms are limited*) for stays between January 1 and March 10. These savings are based on 2 adults, 1 junior (ages 10 to 17) and 1 child (ages 3 to 9).
Stay & Dine packages include accommodations, theme park tickets and a dining plan. Depending on the package you select, you’ll either receive the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan when choosing a Value Resort (includes two quick-service meals and two snacks, per person) – or – the Disney Dining Plan with Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort hotel packages with one quick-service meal, one table-service meal and one snack, per person.
This offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
A separate Kid-Size Adventure is a 3-night/2-day package for a family of 3 that includes the main essentials for a great getaway in the middle of the magic – a stay in a standard room at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, Magic Your Way theme park tickets and a Quick-Service Dining Plan starting at $1,283.
This offer is based on a family of 2 adults and 1 child age 3-9.
Rates for stays at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort for the family of three start from $1,722.
Valid for arrivals most nights from January 6 through February 14 and February 25 through March 8 when you book through December 22.
*e-Scapes Tip: Since rooms are limited on these offers, call 407-939-7426 to speak with a Disney vacation planning expert from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time.


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


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