Travel e-Scapes: May 3, 2016

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Travel e-Scapes: May 3, 2016

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$250 Colorado Springs
A 21-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before March 30, 2017
No blackout dates!
Valid on United via Denver
Photo: Garden of the Gods


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Revived Reno Route
Delta Air Lines will resume nonstop flight service from Atlanta to Reno-Lake Tahoe, Nevada and just in time for the holidays and the 16-’17 winter ski season.

Service will be offered three times per week starting on December 19 and through January 3, 2017.
The non-stop flights will then be offered weekly on Saturdays from January 7 to March 26.
The city of Reno boasts of having 300 days of sunshine a year and 21 casinos (10 are casino resorts).
Visitors will find 15 ski/board/cross country ski areas within a short drive of Reno’s airport. 

Traveling Bar
Drinking in style just got a whole lot easier. Loews Hotels just launched a traveling pop-up bar called The Traveller Project,’ which harkens back to the golden age of cocktails in everything from its libations to its library: Constructed from an old elevator car, the Traveller Project’s bar is zinc-topped, and backed by nearly 50 vintage cocktail books, including a first-edition of the oldest cocktail recipe book ever written, Jerry Thomas’s Bartender’s Guide. On offering, there are 32 classic, handcrafted cocktails, each of which is noted with its respective year – a Daiquiri recipe from 1922; a Gin Fix mix from 1862. This little hot speakeasy has only four seats.
In total, The Traveller will ‘pop-up’ at 24 individual Loews Hotels’ destinations across the country over the next two and a half years.  To move from one location to the next, the metal-framed structure is dismantled (and later re-assembled) onsite.
The bar will be at Loews Chicago until May 16 before moving to Loews Chicago O’Hare through June 18, after which it will then make its way to Loews addresses along the West Coast and back to the East (including Atlanta). 


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:
$49 Indianapolis
$52 Raleigh-Durham or St. Louis
$57 Cincinnati
$59 Houston
$62 Cleveland
$67 Milwaukee or San Antonio
$75 Austin
$89 Kansas City
$99 Denver
$107 Trenton
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday only
Complete travel on or before August 22
Blackout dates: June 30-July 6
Valid on Frontier, nonstop
Purchase by May 4 at Frontier

GO NOW! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$155 Orange County-Santa Ana
$159 San Jose
$180 Reno-Tahoe
$186 Tucson
No advance purchase required – go as soon as this week!
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before August 15
Valid on United via Denver or Houston

GO NOW! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$398 Cabo San Lucas-Los Cabos, Mexico
No advance purchase required – go as soon as this week!
Travel any available day of the week
No minimum stay required
Complete travel on or before September 6
Valid on American via Dallas-Ft. Worth
Purchase today, May 3

GO NOW! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$818 Stockholm, Sweden or Oslo, Norway
No advance purchase required – go as soon as this week!
Add $35 per direction for Thursday-Saturday outbound and/or Friday-Sunday returns
Depart by June 14
Stay one weekend or up to six months
Valid on United via Newark
Purchase by May 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

Sunny FLL
The 2-for-1 Summer Savings program runs through September 30 and offers buy-one-get-one-free offers at museums, restaurants, shopping and every imaginable thing to do on land, sand and sea in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. More than 70 South Florida businesses are participating.
Visit Sunny.org/Summer to see the deals and order cards by mail, print or show the offers on your smartphone.
Here’s one BOGO hotel deal: On stays through September 30, the North Beach Hotel on Breakers Avenue offers a 2nd night free (must be consecutive nights). Rates from $159. Blackout dates: May 5-8, 28-30; July 1-4 and September 2-5.

New Digs in NYC
The city of New York added 5,000 hotel rooms last year for a total of 107,000 rooms located throughout the five boroughs. More than 120 new properties are planned, with 72 of those in Manhattan (and 20 each in Brooklyn and Queens).  
Here’s a look at a few of the properties: 
RIFF Downtown, near Wall Street: Exposed brick walls and rough concrete floors, convenient in-room kitchenettes and a rec room-style, live-work-play hospitality suite takes design inspiration from the ’80s music and club scenes.  There are cassette-player boomboxes and Rubik’s Cubes in every room, as well as the classic Atari and board games available for rent. From $99.
Bernic on E. 47th St.: The 96-room hotel (opens June 1) will offer in-room Apple TVs and iPads that act as concierges – along with a nightly complimentary wine hour slated to attract young, cash-conscious guests. From $199.
HGU, E. 32nd St.: 90 rooms occupy a Beaux-Arts-style Hotel Grand Union, a Flatiron icon first built in 1905. From $209.
The Williamsburg Hotel, Brooklyn: 150 rooms and suites done up in on-trend oak, brass and leather. Along with a rooftop pool, look for a subterranean vault-ceilinged lounge, and a sky-high club designed to look like one of NYC’s iconic wooden water towers.  From $250.
Okay, so here’s one for a splurge stay or just to check out the cool amenities…
William Vale, Brooklyn: A contemporary glass tower rises 21 stories on concrete trusses from a glass-walled single-story base and topped with a green roof public park and a 60-foot pool – the longest rooftop swim at a city hotel. From $350. 


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


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