Travel e-Scapes: April 22, 2016

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Rhode Island & Maine

Travel e-Scapes: April 22, 2016

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$107 Portland, Maine or Providence, Rhode Island
No advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before June 8
Valid on American via Philadelphia


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

DIA-Downtown Denver Made Easier
Beginning on Friday, April 22, the new and anticipated University of Colorado A Train will run from Denver International Airport (and the Westin airport hotel) to downtown Denver’s newly renovated Union Station (tagged as Denver’s new Living Room). The light rail line runs every 15 minutes with a 37-minute journey. Passenger tickets are $9 each way.
The new line serves eight stations that connect to other urban light rail lines extending to Boulder. Six of the stations offer park and ride service.
The downtown Union Station is within walking distance of many of the city’s major tourist sights, most of its many spectator, cultural and sporting events (a 6-block walk from Coors Field), and almost all the best hotels.

The posh Crawford Hotel is downtown Denver’s newest luxury hotel and located in Union Station. Guests staying through June will receive a reimbursement of the airport train tickets ($36 round-trip for two persons). Modern guest rooms have Victorian-style touches and claw-foot tubs. Upgraded rooms and suites feature exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, and original art. Amenities include free access to a spa and a 24-hour fitness center. There’s also a free Tesla courtesy car service within a 2-mile radius and complimentary loaner bicycles. The hotel hosts numerous shops and restaurants. Overnight rates start from $359.

See Rome’s Forum At Night
Visitors can experience the Roman Forum at night with special guided tours made possible through a new lighting system and available every Friday through October 28. The evening tour initiative, calledThe Moon on the Forum, was undertaken to mark the founding of Rome on April 21 in 753 BC.
The 75-minute tours run every Friday from 8 p.m.-midnight for groups of up to 25 people, and must be reserved in advance. Tickets are 20 euro, per person.
The new illumination is a white and golden light that perfectly highlights the forms of the monuments and structures along the via Sacra, the via Nova and the Vicus Iugarius, revealing the Basilica Aemilia; the Arch of Septimius Severus; the Curia Julia; the Temples of Caesar, Castor and Pollux, and Vesta; as well as the church of Santa Maria Antiqua and the imposing Temple of Antonius and Faustina.
The illumination gives the archeological site a more uniform appearance, which is useful both from the perspective of historical interpretation as well as from an artistic standpoint, as it brings out the forms and materials of the monuments.
All visitors can enter the area of the Roman Forum with free admission every first Sunday of the month


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!

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$35 Chicago-O’Hare, Dallas-Ft. Worth or Philadelphia
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday
Complete travel on or before June 22
Valid on American, nonstop

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$68 New York City-LaGuardia
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before June 8
Valid on American, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$130 Miami
A 14-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before December 31
Valid on southbound flights operating between 6-1030A, 12-1P, 230-330P or 6P-midnight
Valid on northbound flights operating between 5-930A, 11A-1P, 3-5P or 7P-midnight
Valid on Delta, nonstop

One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$134 Bermuda
No advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before June 28
Valid on Air Canada via Toronto
Purchase by May 5

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta: 
$138 Orlando
$142 Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers or Tampa
A 14-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before March 19, 2017
Blackout dates: September 4, 5, 7, 11, 13, 18
Valid on Delta, nonstop

Round-trip from Atlanta: 
$975 Singapore
Depart August 16-November 20
Add $35 per direction for Thursday-Saturday outbound and/or Friday-Sunday returns
Stay at least any 7 nights; 4 months max
Valid on Qatar Airways via Doha
Free stopovers permitted
Purchase by April 30

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 VACATION & RESORT OFFERS

Hand-Picked Homes, Cabins & Chalets
Natural Retreats invites travelers to discover some of the world’s most beautiful natural settings in homes and resorts — hand chosen properties that are worthy of your vacation time. The travel experts have spent time at the 30+ US and Europe destinations, stayed at our retreats, eaten at local restaurants, and scouted out the best experiences and things to do. They can make your getaway easier by arranging local transportation, stocking the refrigerator to fit your needs, and booking local services, like Ski Butlers. They’re stationed on the ground at each of our destinations to greet you when you arrive, help you make your getaway more memorable, and smooth any snags along the way. This might be the answer to organizing a destination wedding or gathering the clans for a family reunion.
Right now, Natural Retreats is offering the opportunity to receive an extra night of lodging in the Great Smoky Mountains. Book and stay between now and May 26, and receive 3 nights for the price of 2 (select cabin exclusions).  Per night rates start from $110. Refer to promo code A32FREE at the online check-out, or by phone.
That’s an extra day to explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park, see Dollywood, or just relax on the porch and take in the views. 
Choose from a number of handpicked homes, cabins, and chalets in the spirited towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville.
The 522,427-acre Great Smoky Mountain National Park offers casual exploration to ranger-led, wildlife-viewing tours. https://www.naturalretreats.com

Up On the Roof!
Get ready to celebrate spring atop one of New York City’ best rooftop bars at The Jane. When it opens on May 15, patrons will enjoy unobstructed waterfront views of the Hudson River as day turns to dusk.
The rooftop has the same faded bohemian splendor as the rest of The Jane with hand-chipped paint, cracked walls, and stools dripping with fringe.
The venue (which formerly served as an apartment for RuPaul) features an outdoor terrace and octagonal bar. Café Gitane offers revelers an abbreviated version of the ground-floor menus, including fan favorites like the signature avocado toast as well as a selection of salads, sandwiches, and house specialties like meat and vegetarian lasagna. Guests, locals, and sunset-enthusiasts alike can sip on signature cocktails and take in the views.
The Jane Rooftop opens to the public on Thursday through Sunday nights. Reservations required, email [email protected]. Stay overnight at rates from $99


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


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