Travel e-Scapes: August 19, 2016

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Texas

Travel e-Scapes: August 19, 2016

TODAY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$33 Austin
$43 San Antonio
A 7-day advance purchase required
Not valid on Sundays
Complete travel on or before September 30
Valid on Frontier, nonstop (flights may not operate daily)
Purchase today, August 19
Note: St. Louis is also on sale at $33 each way
Find out how to have on Frontier ‘extras’ with THE WORKS
Photo: San Antonio Riverwalk


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

$25 Amazon Bonus Offer
Here’s a special offer for TripAdvisor travelers! Receive a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card when you book a swanky hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay.
The booking applies to hotels valued at $200 (before taxes, fees) or more on stays and reviews completed by October 15.
Bookings must be made by September 5.
The Amazon.com Gift Card will be delivered via email by TripAdvisor after your review is published and TripAdvisor has confirmed your stay. Only bookings made via ‘Book on TripAdvisor’ on TripAdvisor.com are eligible. A valid US address is required to be eligible for the offer. 

Frequent Flyer Point Redemption Made Simple
The goal of AwardAce is to make reward travel accessible to everyone. The guide features a database explaining 63 airline loyalty programs and a pricing engine that helps users find all the ways they can use their award points.
Anyone can follow the steps at AwardAce.
Each page features a one or two-sentence summary telling you exactly what you need to know.
To use the guides, simply select the airline, and the tool will show you the process for booking, including screenshots and details of the results. 


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!

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. 

TODAY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$73 Denver
$83 Phoenix
A 7-day advance purchase required
Valid west Monday-Wednesday; Tuesday-Thursday east
Complete travel on or before February 8
Blackout dates: November 19, 20, 22, 23, 25-28; December 16-January 2; January 16
Valid on Frontier, nonstop (flights may not operate daily)
Purchase today, August 19
Find out how to have on Frontier ‘extras’ with THE WORKS

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$318 Traverse City, Michigan
$328 Bangor
$343 Aspen, Steamboat Springs-Hayden or Vail-Eagle
$344 Ontario, California
$358 Salt Lake City or Tucson
$388 Reno-Tahoe or Sacramento
A 14-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week through December 20
A Saturday night minimum stay required; 30 days max
Blackout dates: September 1, 2, 5, 6; November 18-23, 26-28
American, Delta, and United participating
Purchase by August 22

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$425 Nassau, Bahamas
$442 St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (American)
$463 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
$473 Barbados
$492 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
$529 Montego Bay
$585 Bermuda
A 21-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Stay at least one Saturday night
Complete travel on or before February 28
No blackout dates
Valid on Delta, nonstop or on connecting flight service via Miami on American
Purchase by August 23

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$484 Georgetown, Bahamas
Start travel on or after October 1
Travel any available day of the week
Stay at least one Saturday night
Complete travel on or before January 31
No blackout dates
Valid on Delta, nonstop (service is not daily)
Purchase by August 25

How do you find these great airfare deals?  Visit Clark’s Atlanta Travel Tips page for easy-to-follow steps.


SPECIAL HOTEL & RESORT OFFERS

Everyone in the Pool!
It’s always pool time weather in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona! Check out the top pools with off-season specials available on stays through Labor Day: 
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch from $139 (50% off second room):
The Water Playground has 10 pools on 27 landscaped acres, including a 3-story waterslide.  Twenty fountains and 45 waterfalls dot the floating landscape, with a centrally located shady bar for snacks and drinks.  An adult pool is set apart from a shallow children’s pool. 
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa‘s ‘Big Chill’ package from $149, including a $50 dining credit and 2 FlowRider sessions:
Located across the street from upscale shopping, the Westin Kierland has a quiet adults-only pool, Aguamiel, near the spa, with lanes for lap swimming and a hot tub. Adventure Pool is the place for kids. Little ones will want to float down the 900-foot lazy river, while slightly older kids can head for the 100-foot waterslide. The FlowRider offers simulated surfing.  
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess from $179 with the ‘Sip, Savor & Sand’ package, including a $50 resort credit:
Grown-ups have the Princess Pool – one of six pools.  The newest, Sunset Beach, is bordered by 9,000-square-feet of white sand and poolside dining.
Sonoran Splash with parallel racing water slides (perfect for racing) and a bar that delivers food and drinks right to your chaise lounge. 
The Casita Pool overlooks the TPC golf course and the McDowell Mountains beyond. 

Escape the Election
Big Meadows Lodge is located one mile from a large, grassy meadow (MM51 on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park) – a meadow which is ideal for gorgeous night skies viewing and spotting deer walking through the property by day. Lodging accommodations range from small, rustic cabins and main lodge rooms to comfortable traditional rooms. While there are no in-room phones, cell service is available depending on your provider. Complimentary WiFi is available in all guest rooms and in the main lodge building. Free, family-friendly entertainment is presented nightly in the New Market Taproom.
The ‘Election Free Zone’ package includes:
One night’s lodging in a Cabin with a wood burning fireplace, dinner, breakfast, and gratuities for $268, inclusive of taxes, fees.
Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia (75 miles west of Washington D.C.)contains nearly 197,000 acres of land with over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Shenandoah draws visitors with its rich history, unique geography and wildlife, as well as the panoramic vistas from the Skyline Drive. This National Scenic Byway, built during the Depression era, winds along the crest of the mountains through the length of the park, providing overlooks of east to west landscapes.  


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


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