Travel e-Scapes: September 27, 2016



Travel e-Scapes: September 27, 2016

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$183 St. Croix
Start travel on or after December 1 and complete travel on or before March 31
Stay at least one Saturday night
Blackout dates: December 19-24, 26-28 south; December 26-January 5 north
Valid on daily American flights via Miami
One free stopover permitted  
Purchase by September 28
No passport required for U.S. citizens!


Free Attractions
In its 19th year, Museums on Us program offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders the opportunity to visit more than 150 of the most popular cultural institutions across the country free of charge on the first full weekend of every month.
To qualify, present your active credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain one free general admission to any participating institution (guests are not eligible for free admission). Excludes special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events.
View the participating museums and upcoming dates.http://2
Join Zoo Atlanta (or a number of other zoos) and you are eligible for free or discounted admission at 100 other zoos across the country.
Check out the list of member organizations across the nation that take part in the agreements.  
It’s wise to call ahead to verify if the offer is still current, then go for free or enjoy a 50% admission discount.
Learn more at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Greyhound Hotel Deals
Greyhound is offering customers another way to enhance their travel experience. The company now gives customers access to discounts of up to 50% off published rates on hotel accommodations almost anywhere Greyhound travels within the United States.  Choose from thousands of hotels, many with five-star ratings.
Customers who book a trip with Greyhound can get access to the hotel discounts by clicking on the link provided on the booking confirmation page.
Members of Greyhound’s free loyalty program, Road Rewards, can book discounted hotel stays at any time by logging into Road Rewards account and clicking on ‘Book Your Stay’ on the account summary page. 


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!

TODAY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$160 Portland, Oregon, or $320 round-trip
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid on daily departures through December 16
No blackout dates!
Valid on Delta via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis or Seattle (not valid on nonstop service)
Purchase by September 27

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$156 Denver
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday through February 15
Stay at least one Saturday night
Blackout dates: October 16, 17, 20, 23; November 22, 23, 26-28; December 22, 23, 26; January 2-4, 7, 13
Valid on Delta, nonstop
Purchase by September 28

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$168 Denver
Valid Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday starting on or after February 16
Finish travel on or before March 1
Stay at least one Saturday night
Valid on Delta, nonstop

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$388 Juneau, Alaska
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 
Add $22 each way for other travel days
Finish travel on or before May 24
Purchase by October 10
Valid on Delta via Seattle
Stopovers not permitted

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$484 Anchorage, Alaska
$496 Fairbanks, Alaska
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 
Add $30 each way for other travel days
Finish travel on or before May 24
Purchase by October 10
Valid on Delta, nonstop to ANC and via Minneapolis to FAI
Other carriers match with connecting service


HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$779 Rome
Valid daily on October 25-December 15 or December 24-March 17 departures
A 7-night minimum stay required; six months max
Add $20 per round-trip for Saturday night minimum stays
Valid on Air Canada/United/Lufthansa

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. 

How do you find these great airfare deals? Visit Clark’s Atlanta Travel Tips page for step by step tips.


A Deal Grows in Brooklyn
Three boutique hotels in Brooklyn, The Box House Hotel, The Henry Norman, and Franklin Guesthouse are offering the ‘Falling In Love With Brooklyn’ package this fall, which includes accommodations in a standard room, and dinner for two. The Brooklyn Lantern restaurant offers a special menu that focuses on farm-fresh fall ingredients. Dinner includes a shareable appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert.
The package also offers the option to pre-book a tour of the neighborhood to view the fall foliage. Take the tour in one of the hotels’ restored 1970s checker cabs or a BMW SUV.
Per night rates range from $279 to $349.
Book packages by October 30 for arrivals before November 30.
The industrial chic Box House Hotel features contemporary lofts and suites with large windows. Each apartment-style accommodation features hardwood floors, antiques, and contemporary art. Select rooms have a terrace and views of Midtown Manhattan.  
The Henry Norman is less than a mile to North Williamsburg, which has transformed into one of the hippest and trend setting areas in all of New York City.  
The Franklin Guesthouse is a stones-throw from Manhattan and Williamsburg. 

TripAdvisor’s #1 Luxury Hotel in California
The Mediterranean-style Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond property tucked into the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve in San Diego’s Carmel Valley.
The hotel celebrates its 9th anniversary with rates from $295 per night including a complimentary bottle of bubbly, self-parking and a $50 on-property dining credit.
Book by September 30 for stays through December 23 (blackout dates apply).
All guest rooms feature balconies with views of the Tom Fazio-designed golf course, the Canyon Preserve or one of the resort’s four heated swimming pools.
Set on 400 lush acres, Fairmont Grand Del Mar has a staff of 700 (tip top service!), a spa with 11 treatment rooms and a variety of dining options from French, Southern Italian to traditional tea. On site is Club M for drinks, live music, and guest DJs.
All guests enjoy complimentary round-trip transportation to the beach. 

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

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