Travel e-Scapes: January 26, 2018

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Europe

Travel e-Scapes: 03312017

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$480-$540 Amsterdam, Paris, Nice, Rome, Venice, Milan
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid daily on departures through March 22
Return on or before March 31
Stay at least one Saturday night
Valid on Air Canada/United/Lufthansa


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Airline Pact Revived
USAToday reports that American Airlines and Delta are reviving a deal that lets them put passengers on each other’s planes when travelers are stranded by disruptions such as winter storms and computer outages.The agreement means fewer travelers get stuck at airports.
When bad weather strikes a major hub airport used by one airline, its connecting passengers could be rerouted through another city on the other carrier.
American and Delta have similar agreements with United Airlines. Southwest Airlines does not have agreements to put its passengers on other carriers.

Valentine Gift Idea
Remember the place where your life changed – and the people who were with you when it happened? Gift a Wanderer Bracelet and share the memories. Each bracelet serves as reminders of the people and the places you encounter on the travel path of life.
In a village at the edge of a jungle in Bali, each bracelet is hand carved from natural water buffalo bone and woven into an adjustable nylon thread band. The one dot on the map that holds more of your deepest memories than any other place can be engraved onto the bracelet. Custom Coordinates Bracelet with map latitude/longitude retail for $24 with free US shipping.
If you place an order today, it should arrive within 2 weeks.


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):
$98 Orlando, or $49 each way
A 7-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday or Wednesday
Start travel on or after February 6
Finish trips on or before May 22
Blackout dates: February 20; March 28; April 3, 4
Valid on Frontier, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$130 Ft. Lauderdale, or $65 each way
$250 San Diego, or $125 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Start travel on or after March 8
Finish trips on or before September 4
Valid daily on JetBlue, nonstop (via FLL to/from San Diego)

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$179 Daytona Beach (round-trip required)
$182 W. Palm Beach, or $91 each way
$202 Ft. Myers, or $101 each way
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through December 20 on Delta, nonstop
No blackout dates

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$226 Sacramento, or $113 each way
$238 Ontario, California, or $119 each way
A 30-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday
Start travel on or after April 10
Finish trips on or before May 16
Blackout dates: May 24, 25
Valid on American via Dallas-Ft. Worth
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Deals from other U.S. airports:

HURRY! Round-trip from San Diego:
$336 San Diego to Maui, Hawaii, or $168 each way
No advance purchase required — go as soon as this week
Valid Monday-Thursday only through June 7
Valid on American through Los Angeles

How do you find these great airfare deals? Visit Clark’s Atlanta Travel Tips page for a step-by-step search and booking guide.

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.


SPECIAL HOTEL & RESORT OFFERS

Glamping Under Canvas
The outdoors doesn’t always have to mean “roughing it”. The owners of Under Canvas, a glamorous tented camping experience, believe that being outdoors inspires, connects, invigorates, and restores people. They are advocates in providing opportunities to immerse guests in nature to foster environmental consciousness, taking a minimalist approach to development and use of resources while preserving natural beauty. By the end of this year, Under Canvas will offer glamping just outside national parks across the U.S. in seven locations.
Canvas tents sit on wooden decks, and are furnished with Casper mattresses, leather sofas and armchairs, and cowhide rugs. Bathrooms, provided in the highest-priced tents, feature flush toilets, hot running water and showers.
Locations include Under Canvas Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota – set to open in June. The camp is located on the outskirts of an old gold mining settlement between Badlands National Park and Black Hills National Forest. The resort will offer stylish safari-inspired canvas tents with connected bathrooms and showers. The on-site restaurant, also in an elaborate tent, will serve leisurely breakfasts and pioneer-inspired dinners. Activities will run the gamut from tame (panning for gold, buffalo safari jeep tour) to adventurous (horseback riding and rock climbing).
Explore the untouched beauty of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park while enjoying the splendor of glamping in authentic safari inspired canvas tents at the 200-acre Under Canvas Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. There’s really no luxury lodging or accommodations in Gatlinburg or near the Smokies like it with access to more than 800-square miles of forest, mountain views and the Appalachian Trail. Opening this summer.
Other Under Canvas resorts are located in:
Grand Canyon
Moab
Zion
Yellowstone
Glacier
Rates range from $120 to $500 a night.

Ski Resort Sale
Wyndham Extra Holidays offers savings of up to 20% at 18 ski resorts. The promotion applies to Wyndham vacation ownership resorts in 11 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. A two- or three-night minimum stay is required. For example, at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Steamboat Springs in Colorado, a one-bedroom suite that sleeps four costs $630 for three nights in early March, including taxes – a savings of $149. Travel by April 8.  Refer to promo code SNOW18.

Exclusive Weekend Offer
Any weekend plans? Venture Resorts is offering a 50% savings on Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Smoky Mountain cabins for this weekend only, January 26-28. It’s a great weekend for skiing at Ober Gatlinburg and there are lots of special events in town such as the Winterfest celebrations in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with square dancing, plus special shows at Dollywood and other local attractions.
A two-bedroom cabin, such as Paradise Point is available for $88 per night, after discount. A three-bedroom Pleasant Surprise cabin is available for just $110 per night, after discount.
Cabins feature amenities such as full kitchens, large dining rooms, game rooms with pool tables and video arcades, and even home theaters.
Cabin prices vary by cabin based on size, amenities and cabin location.


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


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