Travel e-Scapes: March 25, 2016

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Travel e-Scapes: March 25, 2016

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$68 New York City-LaGuardia
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday
Valid on north and southbound flights operating between noon and 1P
Complete travel on or before June 8
No Memorial Day blackout dates!
Valid on Delta, nonstop


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Size Matters
Did you know that California is more than four times the size of Portugal? Or that you could fit China, the U.S. and India into the continent of Africa, with room to spare? Prepare yourself for a whole new kind of geography lesson.
The True Size Map shows countries as many travelers would say they are meant to be seen: in their ‘true,’ relative sizes. The inventors of the handy online tool point out that most maps are based on the Mercator projection that distorts the scale of many countries because it enlarges nations as they get farther from the Equator.
Check out The True Size Map.

Georgia’s Historic Heartland
Traveling the Brew’s & Q’s Trail is a great way to sightsee in Georgia’s Historic Heartland — all while enjoying the top barbecue restaurants, craft breweries and growler shops along the way.
The Trail features over 30 locally owned locations in 14 counties. The route lies between Athens, about 30 miles north of I-20 on GA State Route 129, and Perry, just south of Warner Robins on I-75.
For out-of-this-world barbecue, stop into Fincher’s Barbecue in Warner Robins. Fincher’s was the first ever barbecue to be taken into space by NASA, as it was specifically requested by area native, U.S. astronaut Sonny Carter, in 1989 on the space shuttle Discovery.
If you’d like a side of celebrity with your main dish, nearby Macon is home to Satterfield’s Restaurant, offering up their famous barbecue since 1983. Not only was it featured on an episode of The Travel Channel’s ‘Taste of America,’ proprietor John Satterfield McCord has appeared nationwide on a commercial for Kingsford charcoal.
Just north of there, don’t miss Old Clinton Bar-B-Q in Gray, where TV personality Mike Rowe crawled into the smoker for its once-monthly cleaning on his popular Discovery Channel show ‘Dirty Jobs.’
Wild West BBQ in Monroe served as the shooting location for Nashville music duo Florida Georgia Line’s 2013 ‘Round Here’ music video.
Print the Brews & Q’s brochure with destination addresses. It also serves as your passport on the Trail. Get it stamped at each place and once you’ve visited a third of the sites (or 10 locations), you can mail in your passport to receive a free Brews & Q’s t-shirt. 
The Historic Heartland region of Georgia is brimming with things to do. Just south and east of Metro Atlanta, this area of the state has some of the most beautiful landscapes anywhere. Visit Historic Georgia for trip planning.


SPECIAL DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL OFFERS

Airfare offers – ones with a ticket-by date – and deals with our suggestion to ‘Hurry!’ can expire at anytime.   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!

One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$34 San Antonio, Texas
Not valid Friday or Sunday
Start travel on or after April 14
Complete travel on or before May 23
Valid on Frontier, nonstop
Purchase by March 28

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$98 Phoenix, Arizona
Valid Wednesday or Saturday only
Start travel on or after April 15
Complete travel on or before June 29
Valid on Delta, nonstop

One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$104 Salt Lake City, Utah
Not valid Friday or Sunday
Start travel on after April 14
Complete travel on or before May 24
Valid on Frontier, nonstop
Purchase by March 28

HURRY!  One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$149 Halifax, Nova Scotia
A 7-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before February 19, 2017
No blackout dates
Valid on Delta via New York-JFK

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$156 Denver, Colorado
A 21-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before May 25
Valid on United, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$166 Washington DC-Reagan (DCA)
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid on northbound flights operating between 7-830A or 6P-midnight
Valid on southbound flights operating between 6-8A or 7P-midnight
Stay at least one Saturday night
Valid on Delta, nonstop

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$733 Shanghai, China
$895 Beijing, China
No advance purchase required – go as soon as this week
Not valid on Thursday
Depart by April 29; August 29-December 9 or December 25-31
Stay at least any five nights or up to six months
Valid on Air Canada via Toronto
Stopovers not permitted
Purchase by March 31

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$767 Cuzco, Peru
A 50-day advance purchase required
Add $10 each way for Friday-Sunday travel
Depart by July 5 or July 29-December 31
A 7-night minimum stay required
Valid on Delta to Lima and Lan Peru to Cuzco
One stopover permitted

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$1,177 Sydney, Australia
No advance purchase required – go as soon as this week
Travel any available day of the week
Depart by November 30
A 10-night minimum stay required
Valid on American via Dallas-Ft. Worth
One free stopover permitted
Purchase by March 31

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 added during the flight 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 WHEELS & DISNEY DEALS

Wheel Deal
Ready for a spring road trip? Avis is offering a special weekend rate of $25 a day for SUV rentals (Intermediate Group F or Standard Group W) through May 31 at participating Avis airport locations.
This deal is valid on Thursday through Mondays airport pickups. Weekend rental period begins Thursday at noon and the vehicle must be returned by Monday 11:59 p.m. or a higher rate may apply. Thursday and Friday checkout requires a Friday night overstay.
Weekly rentals are also discounted, based on a five consecutive day minimum rental and a 14-day maximum rental.
Reservations require a 24-hour advance notice. Book by April 1. Refer to AWD A631800 and coupon # MUWA018.
Blackouts dates: April 1-10 in Atlanta and Augusta.

Delta’s Disney Getaway
It’s easier to enjoy all the enchantment when you stay in the middle of the magic. Save up to 25% on Disney Resort room rates when you book a flight, Walt Disney World Resort hotel and Magic Your Way Ticket package. Plus, when you buy a 5-day or longer Magic Your Way Ticket, one of your days is free (based on select travel dates).
The Walt Disney World Resort Vacation includes:

  • Round-trip airfare on Delta, nonstop Atlanta to Orlando
  • Disney’s Magical Express transportation service between the Orlando airport and your Disney Resort hotel
  • A 5-night stay at the onsite Disney All-Star Music Resort (optional hotel upgrades)
  • A 5-day Magic Your Way Base Ticket with Disney FastPass+ service (upgrade optional to Park Hopper or Park Hopper & Water Park Fun & More)
  • 250 bonus Skymiles per person, in addition to credited flight miles, with a flight and Disney Resort hotel

No-Surprise per person rates: $784, including all flight and hotel taxes (based on May 8-13 travel). Valid on April 14-June 11 travel. Book by March 31.
Call Delta Vacations at 1-800-800-1504 or visit online. 
After you’ve book the getaway package, make reservations for the must-do experiences with Disney FastPass+ service, including select attractions, shows, parades, Disney Character Experiences and more — up to 60 days before check-in at your Disney Resort hotel.


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


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