Travel e-Scapes: October 27, 2015


DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Los Angeles & New York City

Travel e-Scapes: October 27, 2015

TODAY!  One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$58 New York City-LaGuardia
A 7-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday only
Complete travel on or before March 30
Blackout dates: November 29, 30; December 27; January 3, 4; March 13, 20, 28
Valid on American, nonstop
Purchase today, October 27

TODAY!  One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$68 Los Angeles
A 21-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before January 2
Blackout dates: November 29, 30; December 27
Valid on American, nonstop
Purchase today, October 27


A Rome Apartment with Perks
Book any Rome apartment with Only-Apartments and enjoy an awesome gift to enjoy during your stay.
What’s included in the gift valued at 600€?

  • 1 welcome snack + 1 glass of wine
  • 1 free bike / a discount off your scooter rental
  • 1 wine-tasting + 1 wine-tasting and cheese pairing workshop
  • 50€ discount off 1 themed meal + 1 tour through local food markets
  • 1 ‘Skip the line’ ticket for the Vatican Museum + a guided tour of the Vatican Museum + a guided tour of Mussolini’s Bunker
  • 1 tour of the Roman Colosseum + 1 rafting tour down the Tiber River + 1 tiramisu tasting and pizza making workshop
  • Up to 100€ discount for a 1 Fiat 500 tour through Rome’s most emblematic sites

Founded in 2003, specialises in apartment rentals for short and medium stays at prices lower than a traditional hotel. Choose from over 30,000 apartments in 109 countries worldwide. At Only-apartments, booking is instant and avoids the need of having to wait for a response from a property owner or dealing with language differences or time zones. Customer service is available 24/7. When booking, guests are charged only to guarantee a reservations. The rent is paid later.
Rent an apartment for your next adventure! Rates in Europe start from 30€ ($33) per night. 

Rachel Ray’s Italy Offer
Fan or not, a deal sponsored by Rachel Ray is ‘Yum-O’! In honor of the 10th anniversary of the magazine EveryDay with Rachael Ray, you are invited to discover the heart of Italia at a very special rate.
Here’s what’s included:

  • A Italiapass membership: VIP experiences and hundreds of dollars in savings during your trip, including restaurants, shops and airfare.
  • Round-trip train tickets to Florence from Rome or Milan and its airports
  • A four-night stay in Florence, including daily breakfast: Choose from luxury accommodations in more than 15 hotels
  • A full-day of Hop On/Hop Off sightseeing aboard an open-top coach
  • And, a choice of an authentic Italian experience from the list below:
  • Tuscan Wine Trail: Taste wines at top vineyards and learn from master sommeliers.
  • VIP Vasari Corridor and Uffizi Gallery: Enjoy a private tour of the Uffizi Gallery and secret Vasari Corridor
  • VIP Cooking Class in Villa & Farmers Market Tour: Learn from a top Tuscan chef in a personal hands-on cooking class
  • Siena & San Gimignano with Dinner at a country villa in the Chianti Countryside
  • Pizza and Gelato Class with Florence Walking Tour: Make your own Tuscan pizza and gelato, with Florence walking tour
  • Tuscany by Scooter: Explore Tuscan vineyards and medieval hillside towns by Vespa scooter
  • Horseback Riding in the Tuscan Countryside

The 5 day/4 night package is $479 per person, based on double occupancy. Add an additional tour experience from $110 each. 


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:
$97 Syracuse
$112 Colorado Springs
$137 Orange County-Santa Ana
$142 Sacramento
$152 Portland OR
A 14-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before January 12
Blackout dates: November 28-30; December 18-20, 23, 26-28; January 3-5
Valid on American via Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth or Philadelphia

HURRY!  One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$98 Denver
A 21-day advance purchase required
Not valid Friday or Sunday
Travel on westbound flights operating between 7-10:30AM or 7PM-midnight; east before 8:30AM or 2-7PM
Complete travel on or before March 9
No blackout dates
Valid on Delta, nonstop


HURRY!  Round-trip from Atlanta:
$290 Grand Junction, Colorado
Start travel on or after January 4
Complete travel on or before March 2
Valid Sunday-Wednesday outbound; Tuesday-Friday returns
Valid on American via Dallas-Ft. Worth – or Delta via Salt Lake City

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$337 San Juan, Puerto Rico
$339 Cancun
$416 Nassau
$435 Aruba
$441 George Town, Exuma
$451 Belize City, Belize
$484 Grand Cayman Island
$560 Turks & Caicos Islands
Travel any available day of the week (service is not offered daily to select destinations)
Start travel on or after January 11
Complete travel on or before April 30
Stay at least one Saturday night or up to a month
No blackout dates
Valid on Delta, nonstop
Purchase by November 3

Airline fees can and often do exceed the cost of your ticket!
+Fees $$$ = Carry-on Bags: $10-$75; Checked Bags: $15-$100; Seats: $3-$199; additional fees vary by carrier
+Fees $ = Checked Bags: $24-$125; Select/Preferred Seats: $9-$99


Savor Sonoma
Through December 31, enjoy a stay at the Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa on the ‘Coastal Romance’ package. This Sonoma County lodge is located on a coastal perch a stroll away from the beach.
Package rates from $339 a night include:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Upgraded room with unobstructed ocean views
  • Bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates upon arrival
  • In-room couples massage or any two 50-minute spa treatments
  • Breakfast for two at the Duck Club Restaurant
  • Two-for-one tasting passes at the local Gourmet Au Bay wine bar

A beautiful one-hour drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Lodge is the only AAA Four Diamond hotel on the Sonoma Coast. Cozy guest rooms feature private balconies, down comforters, and real wood-burning fireplaces. The Duck Club Restaurant highlights local seafood and farm fresh ingredients and Drake’s Fireside Lounge serves casual food and drinks.
There are few locations with more scenic drives than in and around Bodega Bay. Explore up and down the coast through quaint towns, scenic coastal views, rolling hills, apple orchards, and even the nearby spots where Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds was filmed. 

Naples by Water
The Naples Bay Resort & Marina, a AAA Four-Diamond hotel, invites visitors to take explore the area’s waterways with daily use of one of the resort’s 24′ Hurricane Deck Boat. The luxury boat features power steering, blue tooth stereo sound system, three different cooler locations with a wet bar and seating for up to 10 people.
The ‘Water Adventures’ package, valid on stays through December 31, include overnight accommodations, two cocktails per person, per day and the full day boat rental for each night of stay (fuel cost not included).
Rates start from $239 a night.
The boutique-style hotel offers a Euro-style spa, four pools, a lagoon style lazy river, fitness and tennis facilities, the Captain’s Lounge and a 97-slip marina (the only Southwest Florida hotel with a marina with direct Gulf of Mexico access). Area beaches are minutes away.
The resort is located at the intersection of famed Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South with shopping, dining, and an art district. On and off property shuttle transportation is provided for guests. 

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