Travel e-Scapes: July 10, 2018

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Colorado Springs

Travel e-Scapes: 03312017

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$138 round-trip, or $69 each way
Valid Tuesdays, Thursdays from August 14-September 29
Service is nonstop on Frontier


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Save on Hotels
Pruvo is free to use and searches for better hotel deals! Any hotel confirmation you make that has a free cancellation policy can be forwarded to save@pruvo.net. Once Pruvo gets your email, then they go to work tracking our reservation. When Pruvo finds a lower rate on the same type of room with the same amenities, they’ll shoot you an email back. The email contains a link to Pruvo’s rebooking wizard, which lets you easily book the new lower rate they’ve found and cancel your existing reservation. That part is left up to you to complete. Since the rebooking wizard directs you to well-known third-party sites to book lower rates, there’s no need to share any of your credit card info with Pruvo.
Pruvo keeps working to find you a lower rate even after the first price cut.

Pruvo makes its money as an affiliate partner of major travel sites. When you re-book on a third-party site like Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia or Orbitz, among others, Pruvo earns a commission for bringing them customers.
Know that there is no service that will save you money with each and every booking. Price drops occur about 4 in 10 times.
It’s not the only game in town to help you lower the cost of a hotel stay. Check out another free service – tripBAM.
Book directly through tripBAM or submit an existing reservation. Either way, tripBAM will also continually re-shop your rate. If a better deal pops up on your same room, they’ll email you to let you book the new and cheaper reservation. You keep the difference in savings.
Meanwhile, there are Chrome extensions that you can download to your browser to automatically track new reservations after you book them. For example, the TripAdvisor Chrome Extension provides for fast access to reviews, and prices on any hotel, restaurant or attraction website. Save money with real-time hotel price tracking – notifying you of any price changes on your selected hotels.
Another is Gopher which automatically beats the hotel deals found on major travel sites and sends you to the official hotel site to book.

Catch an Outdoor Flick
See a Shakespeare play, family show or hit musical under summer skies in the center of London’s Royal Park. The series runs through September 15. Ticket prices from £16.50.
There are many other cities around the world that have outdoor theaters this summer.
The Montjuïc Castle in Barcelona screens films on an exterior wall. Single show tickets are €6 ($7) in advance, €6.50 ($7.50) at the door.
New York City’s Bryant Park has had a longstanding series of free summer movie showings.
Throughout the hot summer nights, Italy lays on outdoor cinema in truly spectacular locations. In Rome on the Tiber through September 2, take in a nightly film, talk, concert or other event – all part of the Isola di Roma Festival. Visit Rome’s only island, Isola Tiberina, to catch a mix of old, new, Italian and foreign films accompanied by the soundtrack of the rushing river. Follow the river north and you’ll come to the Molo Film Festival, which will be showing a short film followed by a feature – all for free – on the banks of the Tiber every night from August 5-31. Look for the screen by Ponte Milvio bridge.
Other open-air screenings in Rome, free through September 8 at three different locations: a school courtyard in central Trastevere, the Casale della Cervelletta park in the east, and by the sea at the port of Ostia.
In the Villa Borghese through September 5, the Casa del Cinema shows movies outdoors for free.
A curated selection of films are shown every Wednesday through August 1 at Cinema Giardino in the pretty gardens by the Farnesina, Italy’s Foreign Ministry.
For a view as good as the show, book a ticket at Cinema Bianchini on the roof of Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping arcade. Showing a selection of classics through September 30, the intimate cinema is split across two terraces with panoramic views over the Duomo and the glass dome of the arcade itself. Spectators are provided with benches, blankets and dessert.
Also in Milan’s city center are outdoor screenings at the Royal Palace, a converted convent and a church cloister through September 12.
Through August 11, the Uffizi Galleries in Florence opens its courtyard to free screenings of films old and new from around the world. Look out for Hitchcock thrillers, jazz documentaries, South Korean dramas, classics of Italian neorealism and more. All showings are free, but places are limited.


DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL OFFERS

Airfare offers can expire at any time.  Heed Clark’s advice: Buy that great airfare deal right now – and then figure out a reason to go there! Eventually, you’ll see the world at a fraction of the normal price!

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$163 Grand Rapids, Michigan
Depart August 4-December 9 or January 4-February 8
Finish trips by February 12
Valid on American via Chicago or Charlotte

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$174 New York-JFK, or $87 each way
Valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays from July 24-November 11
Service is nonstop on Delta

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$178 Los Angeles, or $89 each way
Valid Tuesdays, Thursdays from August 16-November 13
Service is nonstop on Frontier

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$190 Newark, or $95 each way
Not valid Fridays, Sundays
Depart August 21-February 13
Service is nonstop on Delta

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$214 Tucson
Valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays from July 31-February 2
Finish travel by February 12
Valid on American via Dallas or Phoenix

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$239-$282 Toronto, Ontario
Valid midweek days from September 6-May 30
Finish travel by June 5
Valid on American via Philadelphia

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$402 Kona, Hawaii, or $205 west, $197 east
Depart August 14-October 30
Return to ATL August 15-December 19
Valid on American via Dallas or Los Angeles

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$414 Kauai, Hawaii, or $207 each way
Depart August 14-December 11
Travel east September 1-December 19
Valid on American via Dallas or Los Angeles

Round-trip from Atlanta with available departure dates:
$460 Amsterdam, November 1-26; December 29-January 31; February 7-28; March 4-11 / Final March 30
$464 Luxembourg, September 17-May 9 / Final May 22
$485 Opodo, November 10, 24; January 12, 19, 26; February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16 / Final March 29
$488 Lisbon, October 20; November 9, 10; January 11, 25 / Final February 22
$498 Lyon, November 6-29; December 3; January 8-March 17 / Final April 1
$500 Zurich, November 10 / Final travel December 9 or depart January 12 / Final February 10
$500 Toulouse, September 21, 28; November 10; January 26 / Final February 10
$505 Nice, September 22-29 / Final October 14
$505 Marseilles, September 21, 28; November 8, 10, 23; January 11-26 / Final February 10
$510 Bordeaux, November 2-24; January 11-26 / Final February 10
A 7-night minimum stay required
Routing is via London
A change of airports may be required on select routes
Stopovers not permitted
Valid on Virgin Atlantic/British Airways

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

Asia Cruise w/Airfare
Explore the dynamic city of Singapore, fabled Balinese beaches and distinctive art in Penang, Malaysia, as part of this 10-night Princess Cruises experience. Per person rates start from $1,499 for a 10-night round-trip sailing on Sapphire Princess from Singapore departing November 28. Ports of call include Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Phuket.
Other 10-night sailings (round-trip Singapore) include December 8 on Sapphire Princess ($1,699) and December 19 on Diamond Princess ($1,599). Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco is included. Additional gateways available nationwide for an added charge.
The following 12-22 night sailings are also part of this exclusive promotion:
$1,749, December 7: 12 nights Tokyo to Singapore on Diamond Princess
$2,199, December 21: 15 nights Singapore to Shanghai on Sapphire Princess
$2,649, December 7: 22 nights Tokyo to Singapore on Diamond Princess
$2,699, November 28: 20 nights round-trip Singapore on Sapphire Princess
Prices shown include taxes and fees.
Sapphire Princess and Diamond Princess feature plenty of restaurants, including five main dining rooms, eight pools, a nine-hole putting course and Princess’s signature “Movies under the Stars” – complete with free popcorn and blankets.
Book by July 17. Start the reservation process at Travelzoo.

Asheville’s Biltmore Estate
Rates from $189 are offered to Travelzoo members for stays at the Biltmore’s Village Hotel, including a bottle of wine from the Biltmore Winery.
The rate is valid for stays through September 10 when arriving most Sundays-Thursdays. Rates rise to $249 on select Fridays, Saturdays.
The rate is refundable, so book now and cancel later, if needed.
Additional adults are +$10 per guest, per night. Parking, estate shuttle service, and Wi-Fi is complimentary and there is no additional resort fee.
Guests can purchase discounted tickets for the Biltmore House Tours and to the special exhibit Chihuly at Biltmore at the hotel.
The hotel is located on George and Edith Vanderbilt’s sprawling estate and is steps from the onsite winery (complimentary tastings and snacks), shops, outdoor activities and restaurants of Antler Hill Village.
The Village Hotel is the newest property within the legendary Biltmore Estate and surrounded by rolling farm fields that stretch along the banks of the French Broad River.
Book a stay through Travelzoo.


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


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