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Say "Namaste" to this Luxury Yoga Retreat in Turks & Caicos - Only $250

Are you looking for an excuse to take your yoga practice to a white sand beach this fall? Check out this 4-day luxury yoga retreat at The Somerset on Grace Bay in the Turks & Caicos Islands from October 11-14, 2014. 

From October 11 to 14, 2014, The Somerset on Grace Bay is offering a 4-day luxury yoga retreat for only $250 (valued at $650) for guests staying at the resort.

Why go

The convenience of this yoga retreat add-on is that it can be enjoyed by one or more guests in your travel party, but not all guests are required to participate. And when your done practicing your poses, you can go relax in the oceanfront infinity pool or new on-site spa, or stay active with complimentary pedal bicycles to cruise around Grace Bay, fitness center with steam room, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, Hobie Cat sailboats, croquet and more.

The Deal

For $250 (valued at $650) guests staying at the resort can join yoga instructor, Christina Wypijewska, for a series of themed yoga sessions with a holistic approach to health and wellness. Set along the world-famous Grace Bay beach, the yoga retreat add-on includes:

  • 4 days of yoga and meditation including a paddleboard yoga session (complimentary; $400 value)
  • Retreat-exclusive spa treatment (30 minutes)
  • Healthy Cooking Seminar with Chef Justin Currie of Pavilion
  • Daily Continental breakfast
  • Daily lunch featuring special yoga retreat nutritious menu selections
  • Tuesday night beach BBQ

Ideal for all skill levels, each day the retreat will focus on a different yoga philosophy and include sunrise meditation on the beach, an energizing morning flow yoga practice and a more gentle sunset yoga practice. In addition, there will be special sessions for paddleboard yoga, exploring energy-body awareness and ayurvedic healing practice.

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AFFORDABLE BEACH ESCAPES: Last Minute Fall Travel Deals in Mexico and the Caribbean.

Does the end of summer have you yearning for one last beach fling before the chill of autumn settles in?

I’m in the midst of writing about the Dominican Republic and Mexico this week and have stumbled upon some amazing last-minute travel deals in the process.

Here are three affordable hotel deals in Punta Cana and the Riviera Maya offering exceptional last-minute savings that just might tempt you to hop a flight.  

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LAST MINUTE TRAVEL: Save up to $3100 with Free International Airfare with Grand Circle Cruise Line

Is Russia on your travel wish list for 2013?

Check out this new last-minute booking offer from Grand Circle Cruise Line’s for free round-trip international air fare from 22 U.S. gateway cities on 3 Fall 2013 departures on their 16-day Russia Revealed: Moscow to St. Petersburg river cruise. Offer ends August 27, 2013. 

Cruise Russia for less with Grand Circle Cruise Lines 

This Russia river cruise is among GCCL travelers’ top 3 most popular river cruises for 2013. In addition, two GCCL Russia ships, the M/S Tikhi Don and the M/S Rossia, were the highest ranked Russian river ships in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Top 100 Cruise Ships in the World.   

Here are the details:   

Russia Revealed: Moscow to St. Petersburg River Cruise 
Explores Moscow, Uglich, Goritsy, Kizhi, Petrozayodsk, Svir Stroi, and St. Petersburg 
16 days from $3195 per person (or $200 per day) 

SAVE up to $3100 per couple on three fall 2013 departures:  Free round-trip international air fare from 22 U.S. gateway cities includes airport transfers and government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges.  (Please note: visa costs are not included). 

Departure Dates & Prices: 

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Save Up to 66% Off Sailing Adventures in Costa Rica & the Caribbean

I was telling a friend recently how much fun Star Clippers’ tall ship sailing adventures are. Then I spotted this great travel deal and had to share…

Trade your scarves and shovels this fall and winter for balmy breezes and palm-fringed shorelines with a tropical getaway to the Caribbean and Costa Rica aboard a glorious tall ship. On select seven-night sailings from November through March aboard all three Star Clipper ships, guests can take advantage of exceptional savings and book a SetSail cruise-only rate starting at just $1,299 per person, double occupancy. That represents 66 percent off brochure rates. 

 

Bookings must be made by Nov. 15, 2012, to take advantage of these savings, so don’t wait until the snow starts to fall to reserve your cabin. 

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LAST MINUTE TRAVEL DEAL: South America from $399 taxes included with LAN.

I’m currently traveling in South America and believe me, this is a GREAT deal. Flights here can be very expensive. Read on for details…

Planning a Fall trip to South America? You can save now and travel later with LAN airlines’ mid-year BIG DEAL SALE, now offering huge savings from the U.S. to South America this fall. But the deal ends this week!

Buy your ticket now through June 18, 2012 for deals starting at US$399 roundtrip, including all taxes and fees and travel for less between September 1 - November 30, 2012.

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Costa Rica Travel Deals and Flight Specials from Nature Air

Since 2004, Nature Air, based in San Jose, Costa Rica, has been synonymous with a 100% carbon neutral aviation program. Now, from unlimited flight passes, to free flights for kids, and convenient fly-drive packages, they’re offering some pretty tempting wallet-friendly travel deals to help you save big on your next adventure. Read on for details.

 

Nature Air Unlimited Flight Pass

1 week pass for unlimited domestic flights: $222 with taxes included
2 weeks (15 days) pass for unlimited domestic flights: $399 with taxes included

For use before Nov. 30, 2011. Learn more>>

 

Special Deals for Family Vacations

Up to two children 12-years-old and under fly free, when traveling with two adults that pay round trip FLEX fare. Save on your entire vacation when staying with participating hotels that are offering free stays for children.

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Save in St. Kitts with Fall and Winter Hotel and Island-Wide Deals

With the official start of autumn behind us and winter on its way, the Caribbean island of St. Kitts is encouraging travelers not to let their vacation planning “fall” through the cracks by offering some wallet-friendly fall and winter deals, plus a “Fall in Love with St. Kitts & Nevis” value-added program designed to help visitors save on their stay.

Here are a few of the offers from individual hotels now available on St. Kitts:

  • Bird Rock Beach Hotel – Low season rates begin at just $90 per room, per night based on double occupancy from now through December 19, 2011.  Plus, on stays of at least 4 consecutive nights, the 5th night is free. 
  • Ocean Terrace Inn – From now through November 30, 2011, the property’s “August Specials” provide three low-cost options for accommodations: Room only rate of $89 based on single occupancy; Room only rate of $100 based on double occupancy with up to 2 kids 12 and under able to stay free; or a Bed & Breakfast rate of $118 for a standard room based on double occupancy with up to 2 kids 12 and under able to stay free.

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Fall In Love With Savings On Breezes Resorts & Spas Super-Inclusive Autumn Getaways

Book by September 30 to Save Up to 55 Percent Off Breezes Resorts & Spas in Jamaica, the Bahamas and Curacao

 

The summer months may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the sun and fun have to fade too. At Breezes Resorts & Spas, guests can look forward to bright days ahead with savings of up to 55 percent on travel through December 23 at properties in Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Curacao when booked by September 30.

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Celebrate the Wine Harvest with French Country Waterways and 40% Savings

FRENCH COUNTRY WATERWAYS OFFERS UP TO 40% SAVINGS ON SELECT HARVEST SEASON DEPARTURES

Oct. 9 and Oct 23 Sailings Take in the Upper Loire Valley and Central Burgundy – Special Prices Starting at $3,847


French Country Waterways, luxury hotel barge cruise operator, has announced special pricing on two of its popular itineraries – the Upper Loire Valley and Central Burgundy.  The six-night, October 9 and 23, 2011 sailings are priced at $4,547 and $4,687 (suites) per person, double, aboard the eight-passenger deluxe barge Princess, and $3,847 on the 12-passenger, all-suite Horizon II, respectively.  This amounts to savings of 40% off the Horizon II’s regular season fare of $6,495 when combining the 30% special with the $1,000 per person seasonal discount, and 30% off Princess’s fares of $6,495/$6,695.  Other October special savings dates are also available.

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Hawaii Fall Fare Sale from Alaska Airlines

Low fares starting at $149* from the West Coast

 

Alaska Airlines launched a sale today with low fares to Hawaii from several West Coast cities and Alaska. One-way fares start at $149* from the West Coast and $179* from Alaska.

Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 22 for travel starting Aug. 23 from the state of Alaska and beginning Sept. 12, 2011, from the West Coast. Travel must be completed by Oct. 31 from Alaska and Dec. 13, 2011, from the West Coast.

Sample one-way fares* between:
  • Anchorage, Alaska, and Honolulu $179
  • Bellingham, Wash., and Honolulu $149
  • Oakland, Calif., and Kauai$189
  • Portland, Ore., and Honolulu $179
  • San Diego and Maui $189
  • San Jose, Calif., and Kona $189

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Southwest Airlines Offers Fares as Low as $30 One-Way to Select Destinations

For 72 Hours Only, Airline Celebrates Halloween with Spooktacular Low Fares

Southwest Airlines Halloween Fare SaleSouthwest Airlines announced beginning today (Tuesday October 26,2010) it’s giving Customers early treats, not tricks, for Halloween! Customers can purchase one-way tickets for $30, $60, $90, or $120 to select destinations based on length of travel.

For travel up to 450 miles, fares are $30 one-way. For travel between 451 and 1,000 miles, fares are $60 one-way. For travel between 1,001 and 1,500 miles, fares are $90 one-way. For travel more than 1,501 miles, fares are $120 one-way.

These fares are available for purchase today through 11:59 p.m. PDT Oct. 28, 2010, and are good for travel every day except Sundays between Dec. 1, 2010, and Dec. 15, 2010, and between Jan. 4, 2011, and Feb. 16, 2011. To see the list of markets, prices, and to take advantage of these special fares, visit www.southwest.com.


Examples of these low fares include (see Fare Rules below):

$30 one-way between Boston Logan and Philadelphia
$60 one-way between Denver and San Francisco (SFO)
$90 one-way between Chicago (Midway) and Ft. Lauderdale
$120 one-way between Baltimore/Washington and Los Angeles (LAX)

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British Airways Launches the Great Big Sale

This Just In… British Airways launches its great big sale with thousands of flights in all cabins and hundreds of holidays on offer.


The twenty day British Airways sale offers discounted flights to over 100 destinations worldwide as well as 100’s of holidays for various travel departures from August 26, 2010 right through to June 30, 2011.

For a late summer getaway, hot spots include flights to DubaiAntigua and Grenada.  Those looking for ski breaks head to North America and experience the Rockies with deals on flights to Denver and Vancouver. For short city breaks, British Airways have a wide selection of destinations such as Zurich or Geneva.

Travellers wishing to jet-off in style and experience British Airway’s award-winning Club World beds can check out flights toCairoDelhi, New YorkBermuda and Calgary. BA also offers flights to Barbados and Houston that allow customers to take advantage of the luxurious first class cabin.

Destinations closer to the UK include Jersey, Dubrovnik and Salzburg as well as Gothenburg in Sweden, which a new BA route takes-off to at the end of November.

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Cheaper for Peepers: Affordable fall foliage B&B packages

guest blog by Marti Mayne

When I want to find B&B special offers, I turn to the B&B directories which list hundreds of packages and B&B offers. Many of the larger B&B online directories offer a place to peruse special packages including BedandBreakfast.com,BBonline.com, ILoveInns.com and BnBFinder.com. While travelers often think there are no deals to be found In New England during fall foliage, these directories list plenty of fabulous deals. Additionally, if you read my Cheaper by the Dozen series, you learned a few tricks of the trade for saving at B&Bs. As we move toward peak foliage in New England, here are a few deals that will persuade you to plan a B&B getaway. Since nothing goes better than a day of leaf peeping than a night at a cozy B&B, check out some of these offers, then book now or forever hold your peep! Be sure to mention these specials while booking.

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Fall in Love with Mexico for Less

New Autumn Promotion Offers Up to 35 Percent Off Nightly Rates, Plus Up to 25 Percent Off Dining, Beverages and Spa Services at Select Aqua, Fiesta Americana Grand and Fiesta Americana Resorts.



Fall is the best time to visit Mexico, thanks to milder temperatures, less crowded beaches and never-before-seen deals. To help travelers make the most of the fall travel season, AQUA Cancun, Fiesta Americana and Fiesta Americana Grand properties announced their latest promotion, Fall in Love with Mexico for less, offering up to 35 percent off the nightly rate, plus 25 percent off dining, beverages and spa services at select hotels. Participating resorts include AQUA Cancun as well as the following Fiesta Americana Grand and Fiesta Americana properties:

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Colorado Fall foliage packages starting at $79 per person

Sensational Ways to Savor and Save on Colorado’s Brilliant Fall Foliage

Experience Colorado during one of the state’s best kept secrets - autumn - when the mountains shimmer with golden aspen tree leaves. There’s a variety of fun festivals, harvest celebrations and great vacation packages to be had. Below are a few ideas to inspire ‘leaf peepers’ looking for a picture perfect, affordable Colorado vacation. For a complete list of hot deals, visit www.hotdealscolorado.com

  • Wine Away the Weekend. Celebrate Colorado wine and food at the annual Colorado Mountain Winefest. Enjoy wine maker’s dinners, wine pairingcourses, a variety of seminars and tastings and much more. One of the highlights of the weekend is sure to be the 16th Annual Tour deVineyards, a scenic bike ride through Colorado’s wine countrybeginning in Grand Junction, September 19th, 2009.www.coloradowinefest.com
  • Your Way or the Byway. Hit the road on one of Colorado’s 25 Scenic and Historic Byways. Try the West Elk Loop, where you can soak in the brilliant foliage over Kebler Pass, enjoy farm fresh cherries and apples in Hotchkiss and explore the quaint Victorian-era mountain town of Crested Butte. Or, cruise along the Collegiate Peaks Byway and check out Colorado’s highest concentration of towering “fourteeners” (14,000-foot peaks). www.coloradobyways.org
  • Zip the Day Away! Head to Durango in Southwest Colorado and delight in the fall colors while soaring through the forest canopy on a zip line with Soaring Treetop Adventures. Your guided adventure includes first-class train transportation in new private luxury cars aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a full day of Soaring , a four-course lunch served on an elevated platform overlooking the surrounding scenery. Price just $399. www.soaringtreetopadventures.com
  • Flaunt Aspen’s Gold. The hip Sky Hotel in Aspen is offering the Aspen Gold foliage package, which includes a 15 percent discount on accommodations, complimentary valet parking, and a $25 gas card. This package is available from September 12 - October 31, 2009. www.theskyhotel.com
  • Once Upon a Llama. Enjoy majestic Rocky Mountain National Park with llama pack trips with Kirk’s Fly Shop in Estes Park. Check out the foliage and cool Colorado wildlife while taking a guided llama ride. Day trips, including lunch, start at $175 for a party of two. http://www.kirksflyshop.com/llama-pack-trips-I-3.html
  • Enjoy the Gold, Save Some Green in Breckenridge. Groups of four can stay in Breckenridge for four nights, enjoy a two-hour ATV tour to view the colors of the Ten Mile Range, ride through the fall foliage during a 1.5 hour horseback ride, or on a bike ride down Vail Pass. The price is only $79 per person per night. www.gobreck.com
  • Haute Air Balloon Ride Over the Rockies. Treat yourself and someone special to a spectacular flight in a hot air balloon, a great way to enjoy the changing of the leaves. The Millennium Harvest House in Boulder’s Hot Air Balloon over the Rockies package includes overnight accommodations for two adults, breakfast for two adults at Thyme on the Creek Restaurant, transportation to and from the launch site and a 1-hour Sunrise Flight with champagne toast. Packages start at $539. www.millenniumhotels.com/boulder





Source: Colorado Tourism Office

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TOP SEASONAL TRAVEL DEALS

For those of you debating whether to hop on that plane or not, travel and luxury lifestyle expert, AMPR’s President & CEO Andria Mitsakos, has rounded up a few of this season’s best vacations for cultural experiences on realistic budgets. Whether it’s in the Caribbean, Mexico or Europe, each is a chance to make your life rich with the worldly experiences of travel.

AMPR’S SEASONAL TRAVEL DEALS

1. JAMAICA’S FREE NIGHTS

The Offer: Island Outpost beats to new rhythms in Jamaica with a 5th-night free offer and rates as low as $95 per night.
Where: Jakes (Treasure Beach), The Caves (Negril), Geejam (Port Antonio) and Strawberry Hill (Blue Mountains).
Details: Travel dates range throughout November and December, and each hotel includes a distinct experience of pampering extras. Among them: complimentary massages; welcome bottle of wine; complimentary roundtrip flights from Kingston to Portland for stay of 7 nights or more (Geejam only); meals, drinks and more! All this in addition to the distinct, hip ambiance Island Outpost’s hotels convey, uniting guests with the local atmosphere.
Get it: Visit www.islandoutpost.com or call 1-800-OUTPOST.

2. ALL-INCLUSIVE IN PUERTO VALLARTA

The Offer: Nab 25% savings with the Buenaventura Fall All-Inclusive package, where rates are just $100 per person, per night (based on double occupancy).
Where: The newly renovated Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Spa, located just steps from lively downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Details: Valid through December 15th, 2008, package includes four days/three nights’ accommodations in a Deluxe Room, one Gold Star Wrap spa treatment per person, in addition to daily breakfast, lunch and dinner with unlimited cocktails, beer and wine. Enjoy the daily-replenished mini-bar! Hotel taxes are also covered.
Get it: Call 1-888-859-9439 or email ventas@hotelesbuenaventura.com.mx.

3. THE MARLEYS’ ROYAL WELCOME

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Villa Beach Cottages Announces Special Low Rates for Fall Travel

Newly-Renovated, Expanded St. Lucia Resort Offers Guests $199/night rate now through December 15, 2008


Villa Beach Cottages, one of St. Lucia’s best-kept-secret resorts, is pleased to announce special low rates for bookings now through December 15, 2008.

Nestled among the coconut trees of Choc Bay, just a few short yards from the Caribbean Sea, Villa Beach Cottages has recently undergone extensive renovations and improvements and provides guests with comfortable, casual luxury in an idyllic location. Offering panoramic views of the ocean, the lush green mountains of the northern coastline and an offshore island, this unique property is situated in a paradise-like setting, and is known for its warm, friendly service and picturesque, peaceful location.

Guests will receive the special rate of just $199/night for accommodations in a brand new, deluxe one-bedroom villa suite. The beautiful and luxurious self-contained villa suites feature intricately-carved four-poster beds, living and dining rooms with indigenous designer furniture, fully-equipped kitchens with marble countertops, including full-sized appliances, and large balconies with teak furniture and steamers overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The deluxe one-bedroom suites include bathrooms with his and hers pedestal sinks and in-room Jacuzzi tubs with an ocean view. All of the villas feature state-of the-art room amenities such as LCD flat-screen TVs, DVD and CD players, and high-speed Internet access.

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Hotwire's Three Fall Foliage Getaways Under $75

Before we move into the hectic holiday season, now is a good time to take advantage of autumn in America. Clear cool days and nights of the fall season lead to the radiant spectacle of crimson, gold and orange leaves throughout most of the United States.

Here’s a few colorful and affordable destinations from Hotwire.com’s leading travel expert Clem Bason.

Clem recommends the following three fall foliage destinations from Hotwire that will make travelers “ooh and ah”, not just for the eye-popping colors but also the amazing value of the hotel rooms starting under $75 per room per night:

Philadelphia: $59 / 3-star hotel in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Escape the Real World With a Great Getaway With AirTran Airways' Sale

Book a last minute getaway with Fares as Low as $49*



AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today launched a sale for travel to select destinations with fares starting as low as $49*. Travelers may purchase these sale fares at http://www.airtran.com/ or via AirTran Airways’ reservations system at 1-800-AIR-TRAN. For Spanish, call 1-877-581-9842.


These special fares are available for purchase through October 8, 2008, and are good for travel through December 17, 2008. They are valid for travel on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Like all AirTran Airways fares, prices included in this sale are available for one-way travel and do not require a roundtrip purchase or an overnight stay.
Following is a sample of the one-way sale fares. All fares require a 10-day advance purchase and are valid in either direction:

  Sample Fares:

  Atlanta - Charlotte                                       $49
  Atlanta - Los Angeles                                     $139
  Atlanta - New York (LaGuardia and Newark)                 $89
  Atlanta - Orlando                                         $74
  Atlanta - San Juan                                        $109
  Baltimore/Washington (BWI) - Atlanta                      $74
  Baltimore/Washington (BWI) - Boston                       $59
  Baltimore/Washington (BWI) - Ft. Lauderdale               $72
  Buffalo/Niagara - Orlando                                 $72
  Charlotte- Baltimore/Washington (BWI)                     $64
  Chicago (Midway) - Sarasota/Bradenton                     $80
  Columbus, Ohio - Atlanta                                  $74

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