Travel e-Scapes: May 29, 2018

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Austin, Texas

Travel e-Scapes: 03312017

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$118 Austin, or $59 each way
Valid Wednesdays only
Travel west June 13, 20; August 15-29; September 5-26
Fly east June 20; August 15-29; September 5-26
Rates are $69 October 3-31; November 7, 14 west and east
Valid on Frontier, nonstop
See a $110 round-trip deal to Dallas below…


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Easy Flight Check-in
Never check in for a flight again – let Airlinecheckins.com do it for you – free! The service takes care of your check-in and secures your favorite seat on more than 200 airlines worldwide. This is a welcome service, especially if the check-in window for your flight opens at stupid o’clock in the morning.
Forward your email confirmation from the airline with the booking details and AirlineCheckins automatically checks you in for your flights as soon as the check-in period for that particular airline opens, usually between 24 and 72 hours before departure. That means that as soon as the airline opens check-in for your upcoming flight, the check-in begins – usually in the very first minute.
Travelers can store passport details and designate seating preferences.
This service developed by Lufthansa is available to anyone who signs up with an email address.

Clifton Hill
Would-be Mario Kart Racers! An extreme go-kart track is set to open in June in Niagara Falls at Clifton Hill, the entertainment complex.
The Niagara Speedway is very much like a life-sized version of the popular Mario Kart Nintendo game.
Drivers (minimum age 18) pay $12 and passengers (40 inches minimum) pay $4 per five-minute race. There are 36 go-karts going every ride along a track.
There’s a slew of other attractions to see and experience at Clifton Hill — the Niagara Skywheel, Zombie Attack, Dinosaur Adventure Golf, Ghost Blaster, Wild West Coaster and, of course, the majestic falls. Take it all in with a Fun Pass for admission to these and more.
The website provides a useful hotel section showing all locations on a map of the Niagara area, including full-service hotels to inns and bed and breakfast properties.
The drive time to Niagara Falls is just over four hours from Detroit when traveling through Canada.


 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):
$110 Dallas-Ft. Worth, or $55 each way
Valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
Valid west June 5-October 31; June 1-October 31 east
Service is nonstop on American

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$120 Minneapolis, or $60 each way
Travel June 12-20; August 21-29; September 5-29; October 2, 3
Valid on Spirit, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$127 Detroit
Depart June 19-September 26
Finish trips by October 3
Valid on Delta, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$150 Salt Lake City or $74-$76 each way
Valid August 1-November 14 west; August 13-November 14 east
One-way rates range from $94-$126 from June 9-July 30
Valid on Frontier, nonstop

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$270 Quebec City, Quebec, or $118 north, $152 south
Depart October 9-November 27; return October 11-November 27
Valid on United via Newark

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$317-$330 Nassau, Bahamas
Valid August 16-24; September 2-27; October 3-30
Valid on JetBlue via Ft. Lauderdale

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$330 St. Maarten
Saturdays only from September 8-October 6
Final travel October 13
Valid on Spirit via Ft. Lauderdale

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$404 Maui, or $202 each way
Depart August 7-29; return August 14 only
$404 Kona or $202 each way
Depart August 9-30; return August 15-30
$404 Kauai, or $202 each way
Depart August 14-29; return August 23 only
$404 Honolulu, or $202 each way
Depart August 18-27; no eastbound availability
Valid American via Dallas, Phoenix or Los Angeles

How do you find these great deals? Visit Clark’s 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! Kayak offers the most up-to-date Fees Chart for all domestic and international airlines.


HOTELS, RESORTS & MORE

Sizzling Summer Deals
Guests of the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia feel as though they are immersed in a quaint Spanish village. The luxe Joya Spa includes a sauna, steam room, a private rooftop pool and a fitness center. Onsite are two pools and 5 dining options, including tapas, high-end international cuisine and a casual cafe.
The resort offers stunning views of Camelback Mountain. Get up early and walk the mile from the resort to the trailhead for a rigorous workout. Or, virtually climb it in one of the resort’s outdoor cycle classes, where the mountain is the backdrop.
Rates on the Fee Free Summer package start from $135 a night, including self-parking and the resort fee (reg. $50+ a night).
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The Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley is a high-end, artist-inspired hotel from Hyatt. The resort has a mid-century modern vibe and a poolside bar, and a hip restaurant with an open kitchen. Other amenities include 3 outdoor pools, a 24-hour fitness room and a spa. Expect free boozy treats and other specials around the Turquoise pool.
The bars and restaurants in downtown Scottsdale are nearby. The Summerscapes package includes daily breakfast, four poolside drinks, waived resort fee and 20% spa savings. Rates from $169. Refer to code EXTRA.

No Pool? No Problem in NOLA
A number of downtown hotels in New Orleans offer day access to property pools this summer. Hotels include The Drifter on Tulane Avenue, The Ace, Le Méridien, the Roosevelt and the W French Quarter. Each hotel’s access is different and most are limited to adults only. All charge a fee or have purchase requirements for pool use through Labor Day weekend.
For instance, the W French Quarter Hotel at 316 Chartres Street has a lush courtyard pool that is open to the public on weekends. The Summer WET Deck Pool Pass is $20 and includes two cocktails. DJ Jammin’ Jorge spins Sunday 1-3pm. Unregistered guests must be 21.
Get the scoop on where to cool your heels in New Orleans.


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


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