Travel e-Scapes: May 31, 2016

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Europe

Travel e-Scapes: 05312016

TODAY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$710-$750 to Europe!
Add $50 per direction for Thursday-Saturday departures and/or Friday-Sunday returns
A 7-night minimum stay required
Depart August 23-December 14 or January 9-March 31
Travel is not permitted in either direction December 15-January 8
Participating carriers include United/Lufthansa and American/British Airways
Destinations include:
Istanbul
Dublin
Shannon
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Madrid
Barcelona
Paris 
Amsterdam
Brussels
Rome 
Berlin
Frankfurt, nonstop on United/Lufthansa
Munich 
London, nonstop on British Airways
Lisbon
Prague 
Budapest 
Athens 
Purchase today, May 31


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Discover FLL
Discovering Fort Lauderdale’s intriguing historical heritage sites is a great experience while traveling via a Water Taxi.
Take the Heritage Tours, which include admission to a choice of two out of three heritage sites, as well as an all-day access pass for Water Taxi.
The Heritage Tour includes one, all-day access Water Taxi pass. Leave the traffic and parking behind, and board a Water Taxi to see the city, explore its history, attractions, eateries and shops along the way.

The pass includes admission to two of three heritage sites:

  • Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is nestled in the center of busy Fort Lauderdale Beach on 35 acres of pristine barrier island habitat. Construction on the plantation-style house began in 1920. Bonnet House remains much as it was in the 1930s and 1940s, when Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife, Evelyn, created the unique blend of art and whimsy that delights visitors today. A walk along the Nature Trail allows guests to step back in time and experience a rare piece of old South Florida. The house and grounds are open for guided public tours six days a week (it is closed on Mondays). It is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Historic Stranahan House Museum is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County and was built in 1901 as the original trading post for the early pioneers and Seminole Indians. The iconic structure along the New River served as the pioneer settlement’s town hall, post office, and first bank. Later it became a boarding house and restaurant. The Stranahan family is credited as being Fort Lauderdale’s founding family and the museum offers a glimpse the city’s beginning, their legacy, and the historic structure. The House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • History Museum Fort Lauderdale is the only pioneer village in South Florida with the largest collection of historic buildings in Broward County. It’s a great place for adults and children to learn about the history of Fort Lauderdale, and how the city evolved from pioneer times through today. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Historical Society offers a unique glimpse into the past with guided tours conducted in period costumes.

The Heritage Tour cost is $38 adult; $26 ages 6–12; free for children aged 6 and under. 

Don’t Save that Boarding Pass
Here’s why you need to shred your airline boarding passes after you arrive home…
Boarding passes store not only your name, but some sensitive information. Some of the hidden data includes your reservation code and your route. That CF# can include your credit card number, phone number, passport information and frequent flyer number.
If the airline booking record includes your mobile phone number, it’s an opportunity for a scammer to duplicate your SIM card and use it to hijack your text messages including those sent by two-factor authentication systems employed by email services, social networks or even banks, giving a culprit an opportunity to purge your account from money or use it to pay online.
While this instance seems extreme, social engineering tricks are real. Flashing your boarding pass or leaving it behind in an airplane seat pocket gives scammers a pool of opportunities, all of them very unpleasant for a victim.


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:
$112 Las Vegas
$140 Tucson
A 14-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before September 27
Valid on United via Chicago, Denver or Houston

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$740 Hong Kong
$870 Shanghai or Beijing
Travel any available day of the week
Depart August 21-March 31
Stay at least one weekend
Complete travel on or before April 30
Valid on Turkish Airlines via Istanbul
One free stopover permitted
Purchase by June 22

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$903 Tel Aviv, Israel
Travel any available day of the week
Depart October 24-December 15 or January 10-March 31
Stay at least one weekend
Complete travel on or before April 30
Valid on British Airways via London
Two free London stopovers permitted
Purchase by June 6

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 HOTEL & RAIL OFFERS

Sizzling Summer Sale
Arizona will be one of the coolest spots in the Southwest thanks to summer getaway packages at Tempe’s Mission Palms Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Tempe. Stay through September 10 on the ‘Summer Scorcher’ package which includes a late 2P check-out, waived hospitality fee, and a daily $100 food and beverage credit for just $149 per night. Spend the day at the rooftop pool, or take cocktails at Harry’s Place lounge.
The hotel is minutes from dozens of entertainment, sports and cultural hot spots in the Valley. It’s just a 4-minute walk from the Mill Avenue District with more than 100 shops, restaurants and bars and the light rail transit station
Tempe is within a short drive to over 185 public, private, resort, municipal, and executive golf course in the Phoenix Metro area and the city has over 170 miles of dedicated biking and walking paths. The 2-mile long Tempe Town Lake, a short walk from the hotel, is a top destination in Arizona, with opportunities to enjoy boating, canoeing, kayaking, SUP, and fishing. 


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


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