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Travel Savings Alerts Newsletter, April 2011 Issue

Travel Savings Alerts
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ISSN: 1542-801X, Copyright  2011 
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Editor: Nicki Chodnoff

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  • LivingSocial Family Edition in 23 New Markets
  • Masterpiece 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes
  • iExplore Photo Safari Contest
  • Thunderbird Lodge Summer Rates
  • Spring Deals
  • Colonial Williamsburg's Spring Package from $99
  • India’s Golden Triangle from $1,499
  • Philly Hotel Package
  • Shanty Creek's Palmer's Celebrates 25 Years
  • Free Wireless Service on Miami-Dade Transit
  • Spring Savings $99 Rates at Laketown Wharf
  • Stay and Save at Marriott Properties
  • Sands Resorts Vacations for Cost of Accommodations
  • Aloha Old London Sweepstakes
  • California's Great America Hotel Packages
  • Earthquake Safety for Travelers
  • Up to 50% off at Playa del Carmen Condo Hotels
  • Vail Resorts Winter 2011-2012 Season Pass
  • Shores Resort & Spa Family Spring Break Packages
  • Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free at Barcelo

    LivingSocial Family Edition Rolls Out 23 New Markets

    LivingSocial, the online source for people to find handpicked experiences at a value, launched 23 new Family Edition markets in the U.S. and Canada. With a focus on kid-friendly activities and mom and dad-approved deals, LivingSocial offers subscribers family-focused experiences at the LivingSocial prices.

    LivingSocial's Family Edition is live in Minneapolis, MN; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Washington D.C. and Southern Connecticut, and with this launch is now available in 27 markets, with plans for further expansion in major U.S. markets in 2011. LivingSocial also launched its travel site, LivingSocial Escapes, which offers savings on adventures.

    LivingSocial lets anyone find restaurants, shops, activities and travel hotspots at a budget-friendly cost. The company has dedicated area experts in every market working directly with business owners and identifying the best in local attractions to bring a savings of at least 50 percent to consumers.

    Cashing in on LivingSocial deals is easy: the site offers a new promotion every morning, announced through its website, daily email, iPhone and Android apps. Live for 24 hours, the deal is available to anyone who clicks on it. Additionally, LivingSocial's referral model gives users their deal for free if they refer three friends who also participate.


    Masterpiece 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes

    For 40 years, fans of the series Masterpiece on PBS have been dazzled by the locations featured in its programs. Now Masterpiece launches the Masterpiece 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes. In collaboration with VisitBritain, Britain's national tourism agency, Masterpiece offers the chance to win a trip to England to visit select locations including Highclere Castle, the setting for the Masterpiece hit series Downton Abbey. The Sweepstakes runs through Apr. 26, 2011.

    The Grand Prize winner will win roundtrip travel for two to the UK on British Airways. The three-night trip includes VIP tours of Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Greenway (home of Agatha Christie) and Blenheim Palace (The Lost Prince), all included in VisitBritain's Great British Heritage Pass. Accommodations are at MacDonald Hotels & Resorts in Bath (Persuasion) and Oxford (Inspector Lewis). Travel must take place Sep. 11 through Sep. 15, 2011.

    Official sweepstakes rules can be found here.

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    iExplore Photo Safari Contest

    Travel site iExplore kicks off a contest for those who love to document their travels with photographs. The “Photo Safari Contest” winner, as judged by nine award-winning travel photographers, media writers and popular vote, receives a $9,000 Classic Kenya Safari for two. The Kenya safari includes three nights in a tented camp at Masai Mara, two nights at a lodge at Elementaita with access to Lake Nakuru National Park, one night in a hotel; escorted game drives and walks, and free time to view wildlife.

    A second place winner takes home his and hers ExOfficio Storm Logic Jackets and a $500 iExplore travel voucher. Prizes are awarded to all finalists and 50 “Judge’s Favorites.” The contest runs through Apr. 22, 2011. No purchase is required for entry.

    Enter here, then register, upload your best photograph, and then spread the word. You can share entries with friends and family via Facebook, twitter, instant message or word of mouth to encourage vote-getting.

    Twenty finalists are chosen by popular vote (one vote per day per person) and each week one of the judges will select five to six of their favorite shots to display on the “Judge’s Favorites” page. Photographer’s whose pictures are chosen will receive $100 Adventure Center travel vouchers. At the end of the contest, the top 20 photos with the highest votes move on as finalists. iExplore’s judges will choose the winner and runner-up based on creativity, photographic quality and composition. Winners will be notified on or around May 6, 2011. Contestants can enter more than once by registering with a different e-mail address.

    iExplore Photo Safari.

    Thunderbird Lodge Summer Rates

    Thunderbird Lodge in Canyon de Chelly National Monument offers affordable rooms, tours, meals and retail items this summer.

    The only accommodations inside the monument, Thunderbird Lodge sits on the site of a trading post built in 1896, and its cafeteria-style restaurant is located in the trading post’s original building. The Thunderbird Lodge gift shop and rug room offer some of the region’s finest examples of Native American jewelry, rugs, artwork and crafts.

    Through Nov. 15, 2011, rates for an “Adobe” room with two queen beds are $122 per night for single occupancy and $7 for each additional person. Rates for a “de Chelly” room featuring two double beds are $115 for a single and $7 for each additional person. A suite with a king bed and queen sofa sleeper is available for $171 for single occupancy and $7 for each additional person. Taxes are not included.

    Canyon de Chelly is considered sacred land and one of the historically and culturally significant places in the Navajo Nation. With the exception of one short hiking trail, the canyon can only be explored in the company of a Navajo guide.

    Thunderbird Lodge makes visiting the canyon easy by offering authorized group half- and full-day tours in six-wheel drive touring vehicles operated by experienced and knowledgeable Navajo guides. Visitors see prime examples of Anasazi ruins, pictographs, petroglyphs and the sites of confrontations between the Navajo and the Spanish, Mexican and American governments.

    Rates for full-day tours with lunch are $82.95 plus tax per person. Half-day tours are priced at $51.50 plus tax for adults and $39.95 plus tax for children 12 and under.

    The lodge offers a two-night “Magical History Tour” through Oct. 31, 2011. The package features two nights in the lodge, continental breakfast for two each morning, a 10 percent discount in the gift shop, a canyon tour for two people and a copy of a DVD called “Canyon de Chelly: American History, Heritage and Tradition.” The two-night package with a half-day tour is priced at $420, including taxes, and the package price for two nights with a full-day tour is $489, including taxes. The rates are for two people based on double occupancy.

    Canyon de Chelly National Monument is a four-hour drive from Albuquerque, N.M., five and ½-hours from Phoenix; seven hours from Salt Lake City and Las Vegas and approximately nine hours from Denver.

    Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Thunderbird Lodge.

    Spring Deals

    Spring is upon us and we found a wide range of destinations that offer spring and summer deals.

    All-Inclusive Rates at Occidental Hotels & Resorts, at properties in Aruba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Mexico, offer starting rates from $55 per person, per night (based on double occupancy). Daily activities include swimming at the pool, volleyball, tennis, ping pong, plus water sports such as snorkeling, sailing and windsurfing. Each hotel has a Kids Club for children ages four to 12, with supervised activities. Included in the rates are unlimited meals and snacks, drinks, all resort activities, nightly entertainment, Kids Club, and all taxes and gratuities.

    Voluntourism at the Westin Resort, St. John, 888/627-7206 - During April 2011, the Westin St. John Resort & Villas offer a $100 resort credit and transfers for guests who volunteer at nearby Virgin Islands National Park. Through the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park, you can participate in a one-day program that allows you to show up any Tuesday or Thursday at 8 a.m. to help maintain park trails and ruins, and remove debris from beaches and coastlines. Nightly double occupancy rates start at $399.

    From $189 per night with breakfast at Kimpton’s Palomar Chicago,877/731-0505: Choose breakfast in bed or at the adjacent restaurant. In addition to breakfast for two, the package includes accommodations and 2 p.m. check out. Mention rate code PBRK.

    Hit the Beach in the Heart of Texas - Horseshoe Bay Resort, 877/611-0112, is a lakeside resort in the Texas Hill County, 45 minutes outside of Austin. Horseshoe Bay Resort has a beach, four swimming pools, a full-service marina, seven dining outlets, Andy Roddick Kids’ tennis courts, three golf courses and the Bayside Spa & Fitness Center. Standard nightly rates over spring break start at $157 per room for king or double beds, based on double occupancy. The Texas Family Fun package starts at $325 per night with accommodations, a resort credit from $100 for a two-night stay and increasing in $50 increments for each additional night booked for up to five nights, one ‘fun pack’ for each child ages three to 12 ($70 value), free sodas wristband for each child ages three to 12, and discounts for the kids’ club, golf and spa.

    Three nights from $199 per night, get one free in Puerto Rico. Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, 800/4-RIO MAR, offers a “Puerto Rico Sparkles” package. When booking three consecutive nights by Apr. 15, 2011, you receive a free night’s accommodations with private balcony, daily breakfast for two and a VIP card for additional resort savings. Taxes and gratuities are included. Nightly double occupancy rates start at $199 per night and the offer is subject to availability, blackout dates and other restrictions.

    Rates from $159 per night on Florida’s West Coast at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg. The resort features recently renovated rooms, five restaurants, a private marina, 18-hole golf course, 12-court tennis complex, outdoor pools and fitness center with free classes.

    Ocean views and suite deals at the Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba, 877/822-2222 : With daily breakfast, rates start at $389 through Apr. 28 and $219 from Apr. 29, 2011. With the Suite Family package families stay in an Ocean View Suite and receive a discount on connecting rooms. The suite package includes a daily $100 food and credit, a 50 percent discount on an additional resort view room. A four night stay is required. Rates start at $499 through Apr. 28, and from $379 from Apr. 29, 2011.


    Colonial Williamsburg's Spring Package from $99

    Book Colonial Williamsburg's Spring Stories package, available for stays through June 16, 2011. The two-night package starts at $99 per person, per night and showcases Colonial Williamsburg's new interactive offerings from fine dining and golf, to the Historic Area's gardens and exhibits at The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

    The package includes nightly accommodations at the Williamsburg Lodge, daily breakfast, length-of-stay admission to Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area and Art Museums and a $100 activities card.

    Package pricing is based on double occupancy and a two-night stay in a superior guest room with Sunday to Wednesday arrival. Pricing varies with room type and arrival date.

    The activities card may be applied toward the golf club, spa, dining, or shopping at an official, on-site Colonial Williamsburg-owned store.

    This spring, interpretive programs at the Palace and the Capitol place you in key moments in history. In the evenings, the Historic Area will be "Live after Five" with programs spanning brews at Chowning's Tavern to cresset lighting, music and dancing.

    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination dedicated to the preservation, restoration, interpretation, and presentation of 18th-century Williamsburg, VA.

    Colonial Williamsburg .

    India’s Golden Triangle from $1,499

    Tour operator Exotic Journeys offers an air inclusive nine-day tour of India’s Golden Triangle; Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, for $1,499 per person. Taxes are extra.

    The price includes airfare in economy class from New York and Chicago on Air India’s non-stop flights to Delhi, private escorted airport transfers, five and four star hotels in Delhi (two nights at the Lalit or Shangri La), Agra (two nights at Clark Shiraz) and Jaipur (two nights at Clark Amer or Ramada), breakfast daily, private and escorted city tours and excursions, entrance fee to monuments, services of private English speaking guide and all transportation by air-conditioned cars and coaches. Departures are scheduled through September, 2011. Extension to Kathmandu and Chitwan National Park, Nepal are available.

    A business class upgrade on international flights is available at $2,700 additional.

    Exotic Journeys or 800/554-6342..

    Philly Hotel Package

    Philadelphia is packed with big-name art exhibits and a special hotel deal make it more enticing to visit.

    The Art & About in Philadelphia Hotel package gives you unlimited entry into all five Philadelphia Museum of Art properties for two days, a $62 value. The package comes with two nights of accommodations at more than 12 hotels and free hotel parking. Available through 2011, rates start from $159 per night.

    Art & About in Philadelphia Hotel package .


    Philadelphia Eagles boys growth chart thumb NFL Team Branded Growth Chart

    A great keepsake to capture a child's growth through the years and show your team spirit. Available for all 32 NFL teams plus the Ohio State University, the large growth chart (54" long by 15" wide) easily hangs on any surface with removable adhesive tabs. A pink version for all 32 NFL teams is available for girls. The growth chart comes with 14 removable footballs that adhere directly onto the chart. Footballs, placed at the child's measurement each year, include a place to write the date and child's age, when measured, and a place for a photo!

    NFL team growth charts are available at NFL.com Search for team name growth chart. Ohio State University growth charts are available on amazon.com. Search for Ohio State University growth chart.

    Palmer's Course at Shanty Creek Celebrates 25 Years

    Shanty Creek Resorts, in northern Michigan, celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Legend Golf Course this year. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the Legend gained notoriety in the mid-1980s as it helped launch the region as a sought-after golf destination.

    To celebrate this historic course, Shanty Creek Resorts offers 25th anniversary rates throughout the 2011 golf season. This spring, play the Legend for $25 anytime through May 12. In addition, take advantage of the $25 rate after 4 p.m. from May 13 through the end of the golf season.

    The Legend weaves through hills and ridges with views of Lake Bellaire and the surrounding northern Michigan forest.

    Shanty Creek Resorts offers 72 holes of golf, 53 downhill skiing slopes on two mountains, 30 km of Nordic ski trails, snowboarding and tubing runs. Located on 4,500 acres 30 miles northeast of Traverse City, Shanty Creek features three distinct villages with lodging facilities including the recently renovated Lakeview Hotel, dining, live entertainment and a full-service conference/banquet center.

    Shanty Creek Resorts.

    Free Wireless Service on Miami-Dade Transit

    In an effort to enhance the transit experience, Florida’s Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Miami-Dade Transit and Enterprise Technology Services launch free wireless service on all Metrorail and Metromover cars, and select Metrobus routes. The countywide launch is an expansion of the Mayor’s Wireless Miami-Dade Initiative, which brought free wireless service to Goulds, Tamiami and Tropical parks.

    Residents and visitors who use Miami-Dade Transit can access the Internet through laptops or other mobile devices.

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    Spring Savings $99 Nightly Rates at Laketown Wharf

    Splash into spring as Laketown Wharf, in Panama City Beach, FL.

    Reserve a one-bedroom condominium for a minimum of two nights through May 23, 2011 and receive the Spring Savings rate of $99 per night.

    Or, bring the entire family during these dates and get 20 percent off Laketown’s two- and three-bedroom vacation resort units, valid with a two-night minimum.

    The Laketown Wharf offers accommodations steps from the sand, from one-bedroom condominiums for four people to three-bedroom units that sleep up to eight. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, 32-inch flat-screen TV, DVD player, free Internet access and private balcony with views of the Gulf of Mexico.

    The resort includes five pools from a zero-entry family pool to a rooftop pool and spa overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Additional onsite recreation includes a meditation garden, fitness center and lakefront boardwalk. Covered parking is free and waterfront dining, shopping and entertainment are minutes away.

    Laketown Wharf or 877/863-1688.

    Stay and Save at Marriott Properties

    BOOK BY APR. 30 - - Celebrate the end of winter with Marriott’s “Stay and Save” promotion at 26 JW Marriott, Renaissance and Marriott Resorts along the West Coast and in Florida. For reservations, use promotional code D3Q.

    Savings can add up to 25 percent savings. The longer you stay, the more you save.

    The promotion features 20 percent off three-night stays and 25 percent off four nights or longer. Book by Apr. 30 for travel through May 15, 2011. The offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. Based on availability, rates are per room, per night and do not include tax.

    Stay and save at these three South Florida Marriott properties:

    Rates start at $149 per night at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort in Miami. The resort offers five golf courses, a spa and pool with a 125-foot waterslide.

    Rates start at $247 per night in Fort Lauderdale. Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on South Florida’s largest private beach recently completed a $50 million update.

    Rates start at $213 per night on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort features a spa, golf course and white sand beaches on the largest of the Ten Thousand Islands.

    Sands Resorts Vacations for Cost of Accommodations

    Sands Resorts, in Myrtle Beach SC, offer condominium stays in their six oceanfront locations with 1600 guest accommodations. Amenities are major attractions with their on-site water park, entertainment, fireworks, inflatables, and Hall of Heroes which honors our nation's military, police, and firefighters.

    This summer, Sands Resorts offers a vacation package with a no-cost addition to your condominium rental. This provides extra value estimated around $500 for a family of four during a four-day vacation. Included are: admission to Diamondback Adventure Camp featuring archery, climbing walls, zip line, horseback riding and golf; admission to Wild Water and Wheels with water park attractions, miniature golf, amusements, and junior race car track; and a cruise on Getaway Adventure excursion boat which explores area inlets, ecological islands and the Intracoastal Waterway.

    Sands Resorts offer roundtrip transportation to specific attractions aboard motor coaches. Breakfast is included with many packages. There are convenience stores, souvenir shops, concierge desks, kids’ activities, and evening childcare. Early reservations are suggested and a "3-Pay" payment option is available.

    Sands Resorts or 877/322-3224.


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    Fight against bacteria and flu germs with National Football League team branded hand sanitizer kleen kits. Produced by ke specialties llc, a kleen kit consists of a 2 ounce bottle of hand sanitizer, an 8 ounce bottle of hand sanitizer and a 40 count canister of wipes, available for all 32 NFL teams plus The Ohio State University.

    The 2 ounce bottle (TSA approved for 3-1-1 carry-ons) or 8 ounce bottle of hand sanitizer easily fit into a pocket, purse or back pack and the 40 count canister of wipes can be used at home, while tailgating or at work.

    NFL team and Ohio State branded kleen kits are available at ke specialties llc.

    Aloha Old London Sweepstakes

    Old London, the makers of Melba toast snack, helps you with its ongoing campaign "A Toast for Everyday Health." This year Chelsie Hightower, from "Dancing with the Stars," teams up with Old London to offer easy fitness tips and kick-off the "Aloha Old London" Sweepstakes.

    One winner and a guest will win a vacation to the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian islands. While soaking up the sunshine, the winner will receive accommodations and one dinner at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, a Hawaiian Lomilomi massage, a private cooking lesson, Alii Luau packages at the Polynesian Cultural Center and surfing lessons at Waikiki Beach. The three-night, all-expenses-paid experience includes air travel.

    Old London will accept entries for the "Aloha Old London" Sweepstakes through June 30, 2011. The grand prize package is offered with support of the Oahu Visitors Bureau and The Hilton Hawaiian Village.

    California's Great America Hotel Packages

    Save on California's Great America theme park when you spend a night at one of 10 Santa Clara hotels. The discount packages represent an almost 50 percent savings over regular room and ticket cost. Hotel/theme park packages include one night's weekend accommodations and two California's Great America general admission tickets (extra tickets can be purchased at a discount at participating hotels). In addition, several of the packages include free breakfast.

    Hotels are Avatar Hotel ($129), Biltmore Hotel & Suites ($129), Embassy Suites ($169), Hilton Santa Clara ($139), Holiday Inn Express & Suites ($149), Hotel Sierra ($149), Hyatt Regency Santa Clara ($139), Mariani's Inn and Restaurant ($139), Marriott Santa Clara ($134), and the Plaza Suites ($139). Sales tax is not included and this deal is good through Oct. 30, 2011.

    The 100-acre park for family fun is open weekends in April and May, daily May 28 through August 22, and weekends through October 30.

    Book online here.

    Earthquake Safety for Travelers

    With earthquakes in Japan, Chile and Haiti in recent years, earthquakes are a common natural occurrence that travelers may encounter.

    Earthquakes can create a tsunami, cripple telecommunications and even effect nuclear power plants.

    Most importantly for travelers, earthquakes can disrupt train, bus and roadway networks and strand thousands of travelers. Plus earthquakes can close airports so flights are cancelled inbound and outbound.

      WorldNomads.com offers advice on what travelers should do when an earthquake hits:
    • Expect aftershocks.
    • Each time you feel an aftershock, drop, cover, and hold on.
    • Check yourself first for injuries and get first aid if necessary before helping injured or trapped persons.
    • Assess your accommodations for damage. If the building appears unsafe get everyone out. Use the stairs, not an elevator, and when outside, watch out for fallen power lines or broken gas lines.
    • Stay out of damaged areas.
    • Look for and extinguish small fires if it is safe to do so. Fire is a significant hazard following earthquakes.
    • Listen to the radio for updated emergency information and instructions.
    • Do not overload phone lines with non-emergency calls.
    • Help people who require special assistance - infants, elderly people, those without transportation, families who may need additional help, people with disabilities, and the people who care for them.
      What is happening to me and who do I call?
    • It is important to remember that the situation you are in can be extremely stressful.
    • Call home and your country's Consulate or Embassy to let them know where you are, if you are alright and if you need any assistance.
    • Keeping an item of comfort nearby, such as a family photo, favorite music, or religious material, can offer comfort in such situations.
    • Call the emergency assistance hotlines should you need immediate attention.
    • If you become ill within six weeks of returning with fever, rash, respiratory illness or any other unusual symptoms, seek medical attention and tell them that you were recently in a disaster-affected region.

    $20 Off Promotion

    Up to 50% off at Playa del Carmen Condo Hotels

    Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen, four boutique condo-style hotels on the beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, offer special summer rates.

    Book four nights or more and receive 40 percent off regular rates. Reserve seven nights or more, and take an additional 10 percent off. The rates are valid May 1 to June 30, 2011. Enter SUMMER as the promotional code when reserving your room online.

    Regular rates at Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen start at $180 for a one-bedroom suite.

    Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen consist of four condominiums with 100 units: Villas Sacbe, Porto Playa, Maya Villa and El Taj. The properties provide 24-hour front desk, maid services, airport pick-up, parking garage, gym, baby sitter, and a five-star restaurant. Each condominium is surrounded by a private courtyard with landscaped gardens, a fountain and a swimming pool. Playa del Carmen’s beach is steps away. Restaurants, nightlife and shopping is within walking distance.

    Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya region, is south of Cancun on the Caribbean Sea.

    Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen or 866/479-2738.

    Vail Resorts Winter 2011-2012 Season Pass

    The Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar-at-Tahoe and Arapahoe Basin and is available for $649 and $329 for children (ages five to 12).

    The new Epic Local Pass (formerly the Colorado Pass), for $499, is for locals who can deal with a few restrictions. The Epic Local Pass offers unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin and includes 10 restricted days at Vail or Beaver Creek. New this year, it includes skiing or riding at Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe, with limited restricted days.

    Epic 7-Day is for people who don't plan to ski more than seven days with seven unrestricted days of skiing and riding at any one of Vail Resorts' six mountain resorts plus Arapahoe Basin anytime during the season for a price of $499.

    Summit Value Pass is for people who plan to ski Summit County. Available for $409, it provides unlimited and unrestricted lift access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, and Breckenridge with limited restrictions. Pass holders can purchase access to Breckenridge on restricted days for $50 per day.

    Tahoe Value Pass, available for $379, offers limited access to Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe with Saturdays excluded at Northstar-at-Tahoe. Pass holders can purchase access to either resort on restricted days for $50 per day.

    The Epic Season Pass, Epic 7-Day, Epic Local Pass, Summit Value Pass and Tahoe Value Pass purchasers will receive exclusive offers and promotions on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events for the 2011-2012 ski and snowboard season. Skiers and snowboarders who purchase their passes this spring will also receive special benefits for summer 2011, including access for sightseeing and gondola rides. All season pass products are non-transferable and non-refundable.

    To buy the passes, a $49 down payment guarantees the lowest price through May 30 with the remainder due in mid-September.

    Purchase all passes here.

    Shores Resort & Spa Family Spring Break Packages

    BOOK BY APR. 20 - - The Shores Resort & Spa, south of Daytona Beach on its own stretch of Atlantic shoreline, offers two Family Spring Break packages through May 26, 2011. You must book by Apr. 20, 2011.

    The three-night Family Grand Adventure package, from $134 per person based on a family of four in one room, provides highlights of the area including an all-access tour at Nascar’s Daytona International Speedway; the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse; the Marine Science Center; miniature golf at the Congo River course; a $100 resort dining credit; and a Shores bag of beach toys. There are savings of up to $118 with this package offer.

    The Stay + Play Family Beach package, from $80 per person based on a family of four in one room, includes two-nights’ accommodations, a $100 dining credit at the resort, beach rentals for two days, family beach pack, and the resort’s S’mores by the Oceanside fire pits. Booking this package saves you up to $80.

    From private balconies or terraces, the resort’s 212 guestrooms and suites offer views of the Atlantic Ocean or Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. The only AAA Four-Diamond resort among the oceanfront Daytona Beach area hotels, the Shores is pet-friendly.

    The Shores offers concierge service, check-in ambassadors, on-site spa, oceanfront pool, Kid’s Club and Activity Center, and Kid’s night out programs.

    Shores Resort & Spa or 866/934-Shores.

    Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free at Barcelo

    BOOK BY APR. 30 - - As temperatures rise, three all-inclusive Barcelo Maya Beach locations offer a deal for families. When you stay at Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe, Barcelo Maya Tropical, Barcelo Maya Colonial, Barcelo Maya Beach or Barcelo Maya Caribe, kids 12 and under stay, play and eat free with free nightly rates and daily meals for up to two children staying with two adults. Book this offer by Apr. 30, 2011.

    Available for travel May 1 through Aug. 31, 2011, Barcelo Hotels & Resorts offer the adult-supervised Barcy Kids Club, with activities and childcare. Parents and children can kayak or enjoy themed poolside games, with no additional cost or planning required.

    Located on the beach in Riviera Maya and surrounded by 5.3 million square feet of vegetation, the Barcelo Maya Beach resorts offer outdoor activities from snorkeling and kayaking to tennis and volleyball, and indoor relaxation in the spa and wellness facility. Barcelo Hotels & Resorts offer dining options from à la carte restaurants to buffets.

    Barcelo Hotels & Resorts.

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    Silky Travel Jewelry Roll A must have for travelers. Our silky travel jewelry roll comes in a random assortment of single-color jacquards, solid colors and two-color brocades. This handy travel jewelry roll measures 8 1/2 x 11 inches when open and closes to a compact 8 1/2 x 4 inches. Our exclusive design offers a place for everything with one deep pocket, a ring bar and three zippered compartments. Price $40. Click here to order from On The Go Publishing.

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