Travel e-Scapes: May 22, 2018

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Florida Beaches!

Travel e-Scapes: 03312017

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$137 Daytona Beach
$177 Ft. Walton Beach or Roanoke, Virginia
$192 Memphis
Valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays from June 12 through April 10
Finish trips on or before April 17
Valid on Delta, nonstop


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Flix in the States
German startup FlixBus has become Europe’s preferred commercial bus transport option in five years. And the brand is coming to the states with fares starting under $3 each way!
The routes will launch on May 31 from Los Angeles to Phoenix, Anaheim to Las Vegas, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, San Diego to Las Vegas, and Phoenix to Las Vegas.
Each seat is equipped with Wi-Fi and entertainment options such as movies and TV — and with more legroom than you’ll find in a typical airline coach seat.
The motorcoach brand plans to roll out several new routes before the end of 2018.

Hotel Incentive

Best Western Hotels & Resorts invites its Rewards members to Go.Get.Rewarded. with special savings on their next vacation. As part of the BWR Summer Promotion, each BWR member will receive a $20 Best Western Travel Card after one stay between May 21 and September 3.
Registration is required prior to the first eligible stay.
BWR is the only loyalty program in the industry where points never expire. Reward redemption begins at a lower point level requirement relative to industry competitors, and free nights earned can be redeemed at any Best Western branded hotel worldwide, with no blackout dates.
BWR also has a Status Match…No Catch program that allows members to instantly have their status matched with other hotel loyalty programs upon enrollment.
Not yet a Best Western Rewards member? Join free in minutes.


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):
$78 Boston, or $39 each way
Valid north June 12-20; August 21-23, 28, 29; September 4-29; October 2, 3
Valid south June 12-19; August 21, 27; September 4-29; October 2, 3
Rates average $56-$76 during peak October dates
Valid on Spirit, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$124 Detroit on Delta, nonstop / Travel August 21-September 22
$130 Detroit on Spirit, nonstop / Travel August 27-October 1

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$130 Miami, or $65 each way
Depart from June 5 through November 3
Valid on American or Delta, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$152 Ft. Lauderdale, or $76 each way
Valid daily from June 12 through November 3
Valid on Delta, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$183 Manchester, New Hampshire
Depart from June 12 through January 2
Finish trips by January 6
Available over peak autumn weeks and the Thanksgiving holiday weekend!
Valid on Delta, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$298 Vancouver, British Columbia
Depart September 14-December 12, or depart January 8-March 14
Valid on American, Delta or United with one required flight connection

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.


HOTELS, RESORTS & MORE

Chattanoogan Hotel
Guests of The Chattanoogan Hotel will receive complimentary tickets to the city’s most popular family attraction this summer. Rates start from $299 a night for a family of up to two adults and two children — including admission tickets to the Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX 3-D Theater.
Also included is breakfast at the hotel’s Broad Street Grille, valet parking and two 20-oz. Tennessee Aquarium souvenir tumblers. Valid on stays through September 3.
The onsite restaurant offers Sunday Brunch, weekly Friday night Seafood Buffet and the new Saturday night International Buffet in addition to daily breakfast and lunch. Also onsite is a day spa, an indoor swimming pool and a sidewalk espresso café for sandwiches, salads, daily homemade soups, pastries, desserts, and a variety of unique gourmet coffees and teas. After dinner, relax outdoors at the cozy firepit.
The Chattanoogan hotel is within a two-hour drive from Atlanta and within walking distance of the city’s museums, galleries, retail stores, restaurants and The Tennessee Aquarium.
The aquarium hosts one of the largest freshwater exhibits in the country and is home to 10,000 creatures from land, sea, and air – including a stunning butterfly garden, the great Penguin’s Rock and the Lemur Forest exhibit. The Extraordinary Experience programs offered free with Aquarium admission each day, lets visitors get up close with the animals and interact with Aquarium experts.

Waterfront Seattle
Seattle’s Edgewater Hotel is located on the Central Waterfront on a pier over Elliott Bay on Pier 67. This upscale waterfront hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Port of Seattle ferries and 10 minutes from Pike Place Market.
Bright rooms feature gas fireplaces, free Wi-Fi and some have balconies. Upgraded rooms feature sitting areas and water views. Suites may add separate bedrooms and claw-foot tubs.
The hotel has recently created a pair of rock n’ roll suites, dedicated one room to one of the most famous groups to have stayed there – The Beatles – and to a local favorite – Pearl Jam. Check out photos of the suites here.
Also onsite is a swanky restaurant and bar with waterside dining, plus a rustic lobby lounge with a stone fireplace and a fitness center.
Rates from $151 a night.
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Savor Seattle, the Northwest’s go-to food tour company is rolling out a tasting passport through the end of the year. The passport highlights Washington’s venerable wine industry allowing users to create custom itineraries of wineries and tasting rooms throughout the Seattle area. Savor Seattle’s exclusive winery partners include 25 distinct locations.
The $59.99 Seattle Wine Passport includes $50 in Lyft credits (valid for new and existing users) and wine tastings at 10 different locations (of the user’s choosing).
Download the Savor Seattle app through the app store and purchase the Seattle Wine Passport. Your Lyft account will be credited with $50 (five $10 ride credits valid for up to a year following date of purchase of the Seattle Wine Passport). All 10 wine tasting locations do not need to be selected at once ‘ choose all 10 or select as you go, adding and deleting locations at will.
Once a location is selected through the app and you’re at the winery, select it through the app to redeem the tasting with the code ‘WINE’ and show the phone to the tasting room attendant to receive a wine tasting flight. The app also automatically filters and suggests nearby wineries based on location.


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


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