Travel e-Scapes: August 18, 2015

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY:  Florida

Travel e-Scapes: August 18, 2015

HURRY!  One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$68 Ft. Lauderdale, Miami
— South: 10am-2pm Monday-Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
— North: 10am-2pm Tuesday-Saturday
$68 Orlando
— South: Daily 5-915am or 7pm-midnight
— North: Daily5-9am or 7pm-midnight
$68 Tampa
— South: Daily 7-10am or 8pm-midnight
— North: Daily 5-8am or 5pm-midnight

A 14-day advance purchase required
Complete travel on or before July 13, 2016
No blackout dates!
Valid on Delta(+Fees $), nonstop


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Free Museum Day
In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket — free — on Saturday, September 26. The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people. View the list of participating locations (including the High Museum of Art).  

Savor Seattle
The Seattle Food Truck App (SFTA) is changing the way foodies eat with a unique app that locates a truck based on cravings or what trucks are nearby.

Here are the app benefits:
Locate food trucks anywhere, anytime
Find favorite truck favorites and view schedules and menus
Avoid lines by placing/paying for orders in advance with specific pick-up times
Receive notifications of order progress
Customize an order with a handy notes feature that flags changes for the vendor
Find daily deals, specials and promotions
Truck locations are broadcasted in real-time. Customers have options to browse and track for trucks in different views, by favorite cuisine and times they want to eat. Available on Google Play or on iTunes 


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!

HURRY!  One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$40 Dallas-Ft. Worth
$43 Chicago
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
Complete travel on or before November 19
Valid on American(+Fees $), nonstop

HURRY!  One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$82 Denver
$107 Las Vegas
$110 Des Moines
$112 Ontario or Orange County-Santa Ana
$117 San Diego
$120 Salt Lake City
$126 Nashville
$155 Boise
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
Complete travel on or before December 16
No blackout dates
Valid on American(+Fees $) via Dallas-Ft. Worth or Charlotte

One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$48 Philadelphia
A 7-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
Complete travel on or before December 16
Blackout dates: September 3, 4, 7, 8; November 19-December 1
Purchase by August 21
Valid on American(+Fees $), nonstop

HURRY!  One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$98 New York-LaGuardia
A 21-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before January 4, 2016
No blackout dates!
Valid on American(+Fees $), nonstop

HURRY!  One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$123 Phoenix
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
Complete travel on or before December 16
Blackout dates: November 28-30
Valid on Delta(+Fees $), nonstop

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$454 St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Travel any available day of the week
Start travel on or after September 9
Complete travel on or before December 13
No Thanksgiving blackout dates
Purchase by August 20
Valid on American(+Fees $) via Miami
One free stopover permitted

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


SPECIAL HOTEL & RESORT DEALS

Skip Labor Day for Savings
Travelers who want to avoid Labor Day crowds can visit San Diego Marriott Del Mar the weekend before or weekend after the holiday. The ’48-Hour Pre-Labor Day Getaway’ package can be booked August 18-20 with rates from $149 a night on stays from August 31 through September 10. Refer to promo code PKG. San Diego Marriott Del Mar is near Torrey Pines, the Del Mar Racetrack and Del Mar Fairgrounds. The hotel features three concierge levels, two restaurants, a fitness center, an outdoor pool with cabanas and a whirlpool. The hotel offers easy access to beautiful Solana Beach with plenty of opportunities to surf, swim and sun bathe. Take advantage of all the shopping and dining destinations at Del Mar Downtown Historic Village. Enjoy a night out in downtown San Diego, just 20 minutes from the hotel. 

Autumn at Red Rocks
The Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado is considered on of the finest outdoor music venues. Its unique stage is surrounded by incredible red rocks that tower above the seating areas. Views of the sky and surrounding areas makes for a impressive experience. This modern facility, seating 9,000, sits on 868 acres with deer, dinosaur fossils, pines, and geological wonders — so hit the trails for some hiking before the music begins.
Upcoming events include Reggae on the Rocks on August 22, featuring a variety of bands including Sublime with Rome, Pepper, Third World and the Wailing Souls. Hip-hop lovers make some noise for J. Cole and Big Sean on August 25. In September, the venue will be welcoming Tim McGraw, Billy Currington and Chase Bryant, on September 9 and 10. Additional chart-topping names set to take the stage that month include Counting Crows, Duran Duran and Panic at the Disco.
The Denver Marriott West is located 7 miles from Red Rocks Amphitheatre and offers a ‘Book Early and Save’ package, valid on Thursday-Sunday stays through October 9, is priced from $119 a night. Refer to promo code ADV. The hotel offers a chic bar, a fire pit, and a restaurant serving Colorado-inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner. On site is an indoor/outdoor pool and fitness center. The hotel is located minutes from downtown Denver and outdoor activities like Fossil Trace and Fox Hollow. Also nearby is the Coors brewery


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


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