Travel e-Scapes: October 4, 2016

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Coast to Coast

Travel e-Scapes: October 4, 2016

One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$49 Akron-Canton, Chicago-Midway, Greenville, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Orlando, Raleigh, Richmond
$79 Baltimore, Boston, Columbus, Dallas-Love, Denver, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Houston-Hobby, 
Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington-Dulles or Reagan, W. Palm Beach
$99 Austin, Kansas City, Milwaukee, New York-LaGuardia, San Antonio
$129 Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, 
$149 Oakland, San Diego
Valid on November 30-December 20 and January 4-February 15

Not valid Friday or Sunday
Exception: Travel to Florida and Nevada valid Sunday-Wednesdays; from Florida and Nevada Tuesday-Friday
Purchase at Southwest Airlines by October 6


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Travel Search Tools
Is it cheaper to drive or fly? TravelMath calculates the cost of travel between city pairs around the globe. The website uses a ‘travel cost calculator’ to consider factors like the expense of getting to the airport, flight costs, how much fuel you would need to drive, gas prices, rental car charges, and many other components. Users will see a score and a breakdown explaining which option is cheaper, shorter, faster, and more time-efficient. 
Can you get there by ferry? Direct Ferries gathers routes and rates connecting over 220 countries and islands by sea.  
FlixBus offers daily intercity bus service to nearly 300 destinations in over 15 different European countries. With amenities such as free WiFi, plenty of legroom, up to 3 pieces of baggage and snacks and drinks onboard, it’s a much cheaper and popular alternative to rail or air travel.
Busbud offers one-stop shopping to find, compare and book inter-city bus tickets between cities all over the world — in the U.S., South American, Europe and beyond. Compare prices, bus schedules and pick up and drop off locations so that you can find the cheapest bus ticket for your trip.
GoEuro is a website and mobile app that helps you plan how to travel from the smallest villages and major cities across 11 Western European countries with just one click from a wide array of air, rail, and bus options. Type in your departure and destination points and the site simultaneously searches and compares all rail, bus, auto and flight offerings. The algorithm lets you sort the possible options by the cheapest, quickest, and ‘smartest’ routes (convenience vs. expense).

Get Spooked
Screams.com compiled a list based on fear factor, technology, costume designs, overall uniqueness, size and quality to bring you the must-see Haunted houses.
Do you dare to visit one on this list?
13th Gate, Baton Rouge
Bennett’s Curse, Baltimore
Fear Farm, Phoenix
Nightmare on 13th, Salt Lake City
Erebus Haunted House, Pontiac MI
13th Floor, San Antonio
Spooky World, Litchfield NH
The Dent Schoolhouse, Cincinnati
Spookywoods, Archdale NC
Nightmare on the Bayou, Houston
Headless Horseman, Ulster Park NY
The Bates Motel, Glen Mills PA
Netherworld, Norcross-Atlanta


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!

One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$148 Cancun, Mexico
$169 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday only
Travel November 30-December 13 and January 10-March 2
Purchase at Southwest Airlines by October 6
https://www.southwest.com/html/promotions/nationwide-sale-161004.html?clk=HOMEHERO_WOW161004

Round-trip from Atlanta (One-way travel permitted):
$234 Salt Lake City
Valid daily starting on or after December 6
Finish trips on or before December 25
Blackout dates: December 22, 23
Valid on American via Dallas-Ft. Worth
Purchase by October 13

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta (One-way travel permitted):
$269 Cancun

A 7-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through August 31
No blackout dates
Valid on United via Houston

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$313 Monterey, California (see special hotel offer below)
A 14-day advance purchase required
Travel Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday through February 15
Blackout dates: October 20, 23; November 22, 23, 26-28; December 22, 23, 26; January 2-4, 7, 13
Purchase by October 5
This rate is also valid daily between December 6-25 (not on December 22, 23)
Valid on United via Denver or American via Phoenix

HURRY! GO NOW! Round-trip from Atlanta (One-way travel permitted):
$370 Cabo San Lucas-Los Cabos
No advance purchase required — go as soon as today
Valid daily through August 31
No blackout dates
Valid on American via Dallas-Ft. Worth

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$523 Cartagena, Columbia (Saturday only)
$1,230 Santiago, Chile
$1,289 Bueno Aires, Argentina 
Valid daily starting on or after December 1
Stay at least one Saturday night
Complete travel on or before December 31
No blackout dates
Valid on Delta, nonstop
Purchase by October 4

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$547 Quito, Ecuador
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through June 30
Stay at least one Saturday night
No blackout dates
Valid on Delta, nonstop
Purchase by October 7

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.


SPECIAL HOTEL & RESORT OFFERS

Cool Carmel Offer
The Hideaway, formerly the Cobblestone Inn, is a recently redesigned 24-room boutique inn located just steps away from the beach and downtown Carmel-by-the- Sea. On midweek stays through December 31, enjoy an enjoy an extra day in paradise with a third-night-free offer. Per night rates, including the discount, average $147.
The Hideaway serves daily European-style breakfast in the lounge and an evening wine, cheese, and antipasti reception.
Carmel-by-the-Sea is known for the museums and library of the historic Carmel Mission, and the fairytale cottages and galleries of the village center. The Scenic Bluff Path runs from Carmel Beach to bird-rich Carmel River State Beach. South lie the sea animals and whaling museum of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.
The town is less than a 90-minute drive south of San Jose and less than 15 minutes from Monterey Airport.

Save on ATL Staycations
W Hotels of Atlanta are kicking off the month of October with a Halloween-themed flash sale, ‘Tricky Tuesdays’.
Every Tuesday throughout the month, each Atlanta hotel will release thirteen rooms available at a 40% discount for stays from October through December 2016.
Each boutique hotel features signature amenities such as infinity-edge pools (WET), state-of-the-art gyms (FIT), and Bliss Spa therapies.
Follow the W Atlanta Buckhead, Midtown, and Downtown Facebook pages closely to see what time the weekly deal will go live:
W Atlanta-Buckhead 3377 Peachtree Road NE  
W Atlanta-Midtown 188 14th Street NE  
W Atlanta-Downtown at 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW


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


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