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Travel Savings Alerts Newsletter, April 2014 Issue

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ISSN: 1542-801X, Copyright  2014 
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Editor: Nicki Chodnoff

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  • 25% Off at Chisos Mountains Lodge
  • Sand Dollar Package in Costa Rica
  • Win a Trip to Italy from Ragu
  • Sea Pines Resort “Escape Vacation” Package
  • Princess Cruises “Denali on Sale”
  • New Tampa Bay CityPASS
  • 10 Sleep Tips for Traveling with Tots
  • CroisiEurope Barge Cruises Spring, Summer Deals
  • Progressive Discounts at Death Valley
  • Cosmopolitan Hotel "Best Suite Deal Ever"
  • Breakers Palm Beach Summer Travel Deal
  • Early Bird Discount on Cuba Cruise
  • Treetops Resort’s 2014 Golf Packages
  • Taos Ski Valley Lowers Prices 2014-2015
  • 10% 0ff "Cape & Safari Escape" Package
  • Win a Rocky-Themed Weekend
  • Huntsville Passport Coupons
  • Save $890 on Sicily Trip
  • Pacifica, CA Hotel Shoulder Season Rates
  • Eurail Mediterranean Deals

  • 25% Off at Chisos Mountains Lodge this Spring, Summer

    Forever Resorts’ Chisos Mountains Lodge, in Big Bend National Park, Texas, transforms into a bird-lovers’ headquarters each spring and summer as birders seek out bird species, including the elusive Colima warbler. Each morning, through September, birders head out for a chance to glimpse the Colima warbler and maybe snap a photo of it.

    In addition to the birding, during the summer months you can look forward to sunsets, star gazing, wildflower blooms, active local wildlife, thunderstorms and cooler desert temperatures at 5,400 feet above sea level.

    From June 1 through Aug. 31, 2014, Chisos Mountains Lodge offers 25 percent off regular room rates. Rates inside Big Bend National Park at Chisos Mountains Lodge start at $132 per night. RV sites at Forever Resorts’ Rio Grande Village start at $35 per night. Three miles outside of the park, accommodations at Forever Resorts Big Bend Resort and Adventures start at $69.95 per night.

    The only lodge inside Big Bend National Park, Chisos Mountains Lodge offers views of the park amidst comfortable accommodations. Hiking trails and access to Big Bend National Park’s scenic attractions are steps away. Shopping and dining, including al fresco dining when weather permits, are available at the lodge.

    Chisos Mountains Lodge or 877/444-6777.

    Sand Dollar Package in Costa Rica

    Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort offers family escapes to Costa Rica from $189 per night with educational activities to keep the kids in an academic state of mind.

    Families booking the “Sand Dollar” package receive their fourth night free, a $100 resort credit and free breakfast for two adults and two children (under 12 years old) at their La Vista Restaurant.

    Between the Pacific Ocean and 1,100 acres of tropical rainforest, the oceanfront property offers onsite learning experiences such as free Spanish lessons, introductory golf excursions in the rainforest, and a “La Iguana Experience” hike where a resort guide leads families throughout the property for the chance to spot iguanas, toucans, scarlet macaws, pizotes, monkeys and the occasional sloth (a delight for kids and parents alike).

    Book the Sand Dollar package through May 31, 2014. Mention rate code S29.

    Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort or 800/228-9290.

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    Win a Trip to Italy from Ragu

    Ragu pasta sauce celebrates its taste by awarding one family with a tour of Italy, one of 11 prizes in the Ragu "Better & Better" sweepstakes.

    Ragu engaged bloggers from around the country to develop recipe spins on Italian recipes using its traditional sauce. Each week, two of the blogger recipes, or New "Tra-Dishes," compete head-to-head for fan votes over an 11 week period. You can enter the sweepstakes every day by voting for your favorite recipes for a chance to win one of 11 prizes at www.RaguSweeps.com.

    In addition to voting for your favorite recipes, receive an entry for registering or logging-in to the sweepstakes, and additional bonus entries by sharing via personal social channels or entering a Ragu product UPC code. Prizes increase in value each week from movie theater tickets, to cookware and a grand prize trip for four to Italy. Eleven of the blogger recipes will be featured on AllRecipes.com throughout the program along with other classic Ragu recipes.

    No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends May 6, 2014. Visit through May 6, 2014, and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration including a valid email address. For more details on the sweepstakes, see the Official Rules.

    Sea Pines Resort “Escape Vacation” Package

    The Sea Pines Resort, in Hilton Head, SC, offers its “Escape Vacation” package through Sep. 5, 2014.

    With five miles of beaches, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, 54 holes of golf and horseback riding, the Low country destination encourages family time within the resort. Weekly rates start at $721 for a one-bedroom villa (taxes not included).

      This offer includes:
    • Up to 15 percent off a weekly home or villa rental
    • $100 resort credit redeemable for golf, dining and activities
    • Free golf for children 12 and younger on the Ocean Course (with each paid adult round)
    • No charge for children 12 and younger on a 1 1/2-hour dolphin excursion cruise (with each paid adult)
    • One free family portrait session on the beach by Memory Lane Portraits
    • One Eco-Adventure or activity for two people at the resort or Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn

    The package also features two hours of tennis per day at the Sea Pines Racquet Club; unlimited use of the fitness center; access for two to the Harbour Town Lighthouse; free “pack and pick-up” grocery service at Harris Teeter-Park Plaza; and wireless internet during the stay.

    When booking the Escape Vacation package online or by phone, enter or mention promotion code: ESCAPE. No reservation deposit is due until 90 days before arrival. Reservations are based on availability; some blackout dates apply.

    The Sea Pines Resort or 866/561-8802.

    Princess Cruises “Denali on Sale”

    BOOK BY APR. 3 - - Alaska takes center stage with Princess Cruises’ “Denali on Sale” cruise deal. Fares start from $99 per day for a cruisetour vacation, or an upgrade from a balcony to a mini suite for $199. The sale offers special rates on Alaskan land and sea vacations to attractions such as Denali National Park and Glacier Bay National Park.

    Combining a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers Alaska cruise with a land tour to Alaska’s interior, Princess Cruisetours begin at $990 per person for a 10-day vacation. You stay at Princess’ own wilderness lodges and exclusive rail car service as you explore the Alaska wilderness near Denali, particularly Mt. McKinley, North America’s tallest peak.

      Examples of Denali on Sale cruise fares include:
    • 10-night On Your Own cruisetour (tour AAX or BAX): $990 interior, $1,599 balcony
    • 11-night On Your Own cruisetour (tour DBX): $1,090 interior, $1,699 balcony
    • 12-night Denali Explorer cruisetour (tour GB5): $1,390 interior, $1,999 balcony
    • 14-night Off the Beaten Path cruisetour (tour LA7): $1,590 interior, $2,199 balcony

    All cruise prices are per person, based on double occupancy. “Denali on Sale” runs through Apr. 3, 2014.

    Princess Cruises or 800/PRINCESS.

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    New Tampa Bay CityPASS

    Tampa Bay is the latest destination to partner with City Pass, the company that packages discounted, prepaid admission to a city or region’s top attractions.

    From May 20, 2014, you can purchase a Tampa Bay CityPASS ticket booklet and save 38 percent off admission to Busch Gardens Tampa, the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center or the Museum of Science and Industry.

    Each 2014 Tampa Bay CityPASS ticket booklet will retail for $119 for adults, $99 for children, age three to nine. Passes, which can be purchased online or at any of the CityPASS partner attractions, are valid for nine consecutive days, beginning with the first day of use. If you use all of the booklet’s tickets, you will save $73.45 on combined admission to the included attractions.

    Tampa Bay CityPASS or 888/330-5008

    10 Sleep Tips for Traveling with Tots

    Dr. Rebecca Kempton, M.D., Family Sleep Institute Graduate and founder of Baby Sleep Pro, is a certified infant and toddler sleep consultant who helps parents develop sleep training skills to get their family's sleep on the right path. Here is her expert advice on sleep tips while traveling with babies and toddlers.
    1. Plan travel time around sleep time. Children are naturally excited or stimulated by travel plans. It is often hard for them to sleep on the road or on an airplane. Plan your departure and arrival times around naps as much as possible. If your child naps in the morning, plan to leave after the morning nap, not before. The first nap is usually the most restorative and helps curb over-tiredness for the rest of the day. Transit naps are not as restful. Plan to be at your destination by the usual bedtime.

    2. Think ahead about sleeping conditions. Going from having their own bedrooms to crowding everyone into one bedroom can spell disaster. If you plan to stay in a hotel, look for a suite inn for extra living space with a pull out or a crib. Finding a condo or private home is easier with sites such as vrbo.com and airbnb. Extra sleeping space makes for a more relaxed time for everyone.

    3. Buy, rent or reserve the beds you need. If you stay with family on a regular basis, buy, or ask family members to borrow or rent, a portable crib. If you stay in a hotel, call in advance, so the cribs or extra pull-out bed will be ready when you check in. If you travel by car, bring your own bed; a pack 'n' play or travel bed or sleeping bags are great portable options.

    4. Do practice runs. Trips cause disruption to familiar routines. You do not want to arrive and have your child go into meltdown mode. If you take your own travel bed, allow your child to sleep in it a few nights before you leave, to get used to it. Also, talk with toddlers about the plans, including new sleeping arrangements, prior to take-off.

    5. Take along helpful sleep accessories. Here are some lightweight options:

    6. ♦ Download to your smart phone a white noise app, such as "Relax Melodies" which allows you to customize the sound.

      ♦ Take a favorite stuffed animal or lovey: Choose one or two items your child wonʼt sleep without.
      ♦ Sheets: Even when traveling without the crib, take your own crib sheets. The familiar patterns, feel, and smell can help a child transition to a new sleeping environment. Tip: hotels (or even family) may not have appropriately-sized sheets, so take along your own.

      ♦ Black plastic bags and some painters' tape won’t win design awards, but garbage bags make great black out "curtains" if you need them.

      ♦ Strollers: Expect travel delays. Even toddlers old enough to walk benefit from rest on wheels. Pushing a stroller is a lot easier than giving shoulder rides through the airport or amusement parks.

    7. Recreate bedtime routines. Despite changes of schedules and scenery, try to keep bedtime routines constant. If bath, books, and song are part of your normal routine, stick to them. Let Grandma or Uncle Bob participate if they want.

    8. Squeeze in naps as much as possible. Whether walking through Disney World or spending time with family, don’t skip nap routines. If your schedule means a skipped nap one day, plan a lighter schedule the next day to allow for crucial day time rest. If you miss a nap, compensate with an earlier bedtime. The more the sleep deficit accumulates, the more you are heading for meltdowns. Be flexible, but accommodate the day time sleep needs as much as possible even if it is limited to napping in the stroller or car or at the beach.

    9. Anticipate time differences. When traveling across time zones, allow a few days to get sleep back on track both arriving or returning home. Move your schedules to the new time zone as soon as possible. If you are traveling for a few days across one or two time zones, it is sometimes easiest to stay on your home time zone. This may require earlier bedtimes or waking later or vice versa.

    10. Break some rules and have fun. Don’t stress out about strict sleep habits on vacation. Kids are surprisingly resilient. If they miss a few naps and go to bed too late a few nights, they will survive. Let the kids have fun doing something they donʼt usually do. If you disturb a few passengers or hotel visitors along the way, don’t worry, you wonʼt see them again.

    11. Get back on track as soon as you get home. Sometimes the hardest part of a trip is to resume normal routines when you return. Staying up late eating popcorn at Grandmaʼs is more fun than hitting the hay at 7 p.m. Donʼt bring vacation habits home with you. Get back to nap and bedtime routines as soon as possible as it may take a few days and cause a few tears.

    Baby Sleep Pro, Family Sleep Institute.

    CroisiEurope Barge Cruises Spring, Summer Deals

    Spring and summer cruise deals can be booked with CroisiEurope Barge Cruises while space is available on each itinerary. You need to leave a deposit to secure the special pricing.

    Here are CroisiEurope's current deals:

    Canal du Rhone-à-Sète – 7 days in Provence, Avignon to Sète Barge Cruise. Departs May 26, July 7, or Sep. 29, 2014. $2,450 per person, double occupancy versus the regular rate of $2,730.

    Saône-et-Loire to the Côte d'Or Barge Cruise: Journey through the Saône-et-Loire and La Côte d'Or regions of France. Departures on May 20, June 27, or July 25, 2014, pay a reduced rate of $2,388 per person double versus the regular rate of $2,618 per person.

    Marne-Rhine Canal from Châlons-en-Champagne to Paris Barge Cruise: seven day gastronomic journey in the Champagne region. Starts in Châlons-en-Champagne and Chateaux Theirry before ending in Paris. Departures on May 15, or July 30, 2014 pay $2,408 per person, double versus the regular rate of $2,688 per person, double.

    Marne-Rhine Canal from Paris to Châlons-en-Champagne Barge Cruise: Seven day cruise travels through Seine-et-Marne before arriving in Châlons-en-Champagne. Departures on June 19, 2014 pay $2,408 per person, double versus the regular rate of $2,688 per person, double.

    The Gironde Estuary, the Dorgone and Garonne Rivers: Begins in Bordeaux and travels to Blaye and Cadillac. On the Apr. 20, 2014 departure, receive half off the price of the second passenger. Prices for this seven-day cruise begin at $1,436 per person, double with the second passenger paying $718.

    International airfare, excursions and transfers are not included (unless specifically mentioned in the itinerary).

    Individual excursions or an excursion package can be purchased at the time of booking.

    CroisiEurope Barge Cruises or 800/768-7232.



    Progressive Discounts at Death Valley

    The Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park shows its appreciation for its over-60 guests with progressive discounts on room rates.

    For a one-night stay any day of the week, seniors receive a 10 percent discount off the room rate at the historic Inn at Furnace Creek and Ranch at Furnace Creek. For two-night stays, the discount increases to 20 percent for the room for both nights, and three or more nights will result in a 30 percent discount off the room. Cabin units at the Ranch at Furnace Creek are not included. Some other restrictions and blackout dates apply, and this offer cannot be combined with other offers. Use promotion code SENIOR10 for a one-night stay, SENIOR20 for two nights and SENIOR30 for three or more nights.

    Located in the park where water runoff from the Funeral Mountains gathers, the resort makes a great base for exploring the park’s geology and history. The resort offers spring-fed swimming pools, gardens and a choice of the Inn’s elegance or the Ranch’s family-friendly atmosphere.

    The Inn at Furnace Creek is open mid-October through mid-May and features 66 rooms with amenities such as fine dining, massage therapy, tennis courts and a spring-fed pool. Open year-round, the Ranch at Furnace Creek is next to the golf course and features 224 rooms, a general store, spring-fed swimming pool, tennis courts, horseback riding and the Borax Museum.

    Furnace Creek Resorts or 800/236-7916.

    Cosmopolitan Hotel "Best Suite Deal Ever"

    For the first time, the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Hong Kong makes its Executive Suite a wallet-friendly option with 50 percent off. Prices start from HK$1,800, about $240, after the discount, which is available until July 31, 2014.

    The Best Suite Deal rate is subject to a 10 percent service charge, applicable for 30 days advance booking with prepayment at time of booking. The free upgrade to the newly renovated Executive Suite is subject to availability and the request must be stated in the "comments" field when booking.

    Each suite has a WiFi router that can support up to 10 devices simultaneously, allowing small group business meetings to take place in the suite.

    With 520 sq. ft., the hotel's 19 suites include a separate dining and living area with two queen-sized beds or one king-sized bed. All the suites are equipped with a stocked pantry with microwave oven and a bathroom with bathtub and massage cubicle. Room amenities include free 11-choice pillow menu, 300-thread-count bedding and iPod dock.

    This limited-time offer is exclusively available on hotel’s official website.

    Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong.


    Breakers Palm Beach Summer Travel Deal

    The Breakers Palm Beach has a summer offer that’s includes free breakfast buffet, free kids meals, and reduced green fees.

    The Breakers’ summer vacation promotion is available June 1 through Sep. 30, 2014 (including July 4th and Labor Day weekend). Summer Sunday to Thursday room rates start at $329 per room, per night, and begin at $409 per night on Friday and Saturday, based on standard accommodations.

    This 45 percent savings compared to winter season rates, is complemented by free benefits and reduced pricing on amenities.

    Free incentives such as breakfast, kids’ meals, fitness classes and tennis; and savings on golf, spa, kids camp beach bungalow rentals, and on-site shopping.

    In the heart of Palm Beach, FL, this beachfront property features amenities at a convenient, stateside location.

      Free summer benefits include:
    • Breakfast buffet — served in the Circle and Beach Club restaurants
    • Kids’ meals – ages three to 12
    • Unlimited tennis
    • Unlimited fitness classes
    • Unlimited WiFi and local calls
      Special summer savings apply to:
    • Reduced golf fees - inclusive of cart on the Ocean course and the Breakers Rees Jones course:
    • ♦ $145 per person (18 holes) and $95 per person (9 holes) June 1 to 30, 2014
      ♦ $65 per person (unlimited play, per day) July 1 to Sep. 30, 2014
    • Kids’ day camp, ages three to 12
    • Spa services
    • Beach bungalows for daytime rentals
    • Shopping - select merchandise at 11 on-site boutiques

    The Breakers Palm Beach or 855/313-8851.

    Early Bird Discount on Cuba Cruise

    Cuba Cruise, affiliated with Louis Cruises, offers new sailings for the 2014/2015 season. The Canadian company’s second season offers seven-night circumnavigation sailings every Monday from Havana, Cuba and every Friday from Montego Bay, Jamaica, from Dec. 22, 2014 to Mar. 30, 2015. Rates for 2014/2015 season start at $633 CAD per person.

    Take advantage of Cuba Cruise’s Early Bird Discount of 20 percent off regular rates on bookings made before July 31, 2014.

    The yacht-like M/V Louis Cristal calls at six ports including Havana, Holguin (Antilla), Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos, Punta Frances on the Isle of Youth and Montego Bay. You will have leisure time on Punta Frances to soak up the sun, swim and snorkel.

    Cuba Cruise offers an opportunity to experience Cuba’s history, landscapes, and culture. Daily shore excursions use local guides and operators for a chance to experience a Cuba rarely seen.

    Cuba Cruise or 855/364-4999.

    Treetops Resort’s 2014 Golf Packages

    Treetops Resort in Northern Michigan, home to five golf courses and 23 ski runs, offers golf packages available for spring.

    Choose from the Rick Smith Signature course, the Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed course and Michigan’s only Tom Fazio-designed course called the Premier.

    The 2014 offerings are below:

    The Unlimited Golf Package - from $129, includes one night’s stay in the best available hotel room, one breakfast voucher, unlimited golf from arrival to departure on the Masterpiece, Premier, Tradition and Threetops courses with golf carts and use of the driving range prior to tee times. It is available Apr. 25 to May 30, excluding May 16 to 17, and Oct. 1, 2014 through the end of the season. The per-person rate is based on double occupancy and subject to availability. A $20 surcharge per round is added for play on the Signature course. The lodging offer is not valid for condominiums, and taxes, fees and gratuities are not included in the package pricing. Also, no refunds or credits will be issued on unused portions of packages.

    The Couples Package includes one night lodging in a king suite, breakfast for two, dinner for two and 18 holes of golf for two. A round of golf can be replaced by a spa pedicure, a spa manicure, sports pedicure, spa “Man”icure, upper back and arm massage, two chair massages or a scalp massage treatment. Midweek prices start at $299 and the weekend package starts at $399. Both are based on double occupancy and availability. Spa upgrades are available for a nominal fee. Taxes, fees, and gratuities not included.

    The Traditional Stay and Play Package includes one night of lodging, one round of golf with cart on the Tradition course and one breakfast voucher. Rates start at $90 and depend on dates of stay. Package can be customized to your specifications by adding rounds, nights, meals, spa services.

    The Stay and Play Package includes one night of lodging, one round of golf with cart on the Masterpiece, Premier or Signature and a breakfast voucher. Rates start at $115 and depend on dates of stay. Package can be customized to your specifications by adding rounds, nights, meals, spa services.

    The Championship Package includes two nights of lodging, four rounds of 18 holes with cart on the Masterpiece, Premier, Signature and Tradition and two breakfast vouchers. Rates start at $215 and depend on dates of stay. Package can be customized to your specifications by adding rounds, nights, meals, spa services.

    Treetops Resort or 855/654-0871.



    Taos Ski Valley Lowers Prices 2014-2015

    PURCHASE BY APR. 6 - - Taos Ski Valley, in New Mexico, offers its Millennium Pass for the 2014-2015 season at a discount from the current season rate, $575 if purchased by Apr. 6, 2014. The pass is also valid through the remainder of the 2014 season if you wish to ski or ride this spring.

    For kids ages seven to 17, seniors 65 and older and active duty military, their season passes are discounted to $315 and valid through closing day too. If you are interested in unlimited skiing and riding next season, you can get a significant discount on the Adult Full Pass, if purchased by Apr. 6, 2014.

    In addition to 113 trails on more than 1,200 acres, Taos Ski Valley plans to open a lift to Kachina Peak next season. The 12,0000-plus feet Kachina Peak is currently only accessible by hiking. The new lift will be one of the highest chairlifts in North America and will increase the mountain's advanced and expert terrain by 50 percent.

    Millennium Passes at Taos Ski Valley or 866/968-7386.

    10% 0ff "Cape & Safari Escape" Package

    BOOK BY APR. 15 - - South African Airways Vacations (SAA Vacations) offers 10 percent off its eight-day "Cape and Safari Escape" air-inclusive vacation package for bookings made by Apr. 15, 2014. The package includes all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Mention code "CSE10" when booking.

    The price is per person based on double occupancy for departures from New York or Washington, D.C. between May 1 to 31, 2014 and Aug. 11 to 31, 2014. The price for other departure cities and/or travel dates may vary. The package is subject to availability and currency exchange rate fluctuations.

    The discount represents at least a $380 discount per person off the package starting price of $3,820 and restrictions apply. "Cape and Safari Escape" includes flights on South African Airways; three nights at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa in Cape Town; a Cape Peninsula tour, and two nights at the Lion Sands River Lodge for safari with meals and game drives, plus transfers during the trip.

    South African Airways Vacations or 855-FLY-SAAV.

    Win a Rocky-Themed Weekend

    The recent debut of Rocky on Broadway and the recent release of the Rocky Heavyweight collection of all six Rocky films gives Rocky Balboa fans an excuse to re-explore the city that Rocky called home. Visit Philadelphia makes it easy for you to do that. The Quintessential Rocky Tour of Philadelphia and the Ultimate Rocky Weekend Sweepstakes, both found here, encourage you to explore the city where the boxer lived, loved and trained.

    Here’s how you can celebrate Rocky’s spirit in Philadelphia:

    Quintessential Rocky Tour: The self-guided tour encompasses sites featured in many of the Rocky films. It includes a stop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where you can run up the steps and snap a photo at the Rocky statue. It also guides you to retrace Rocky’s travels from the Italian market and Independence Hall to the Philadelphia Zoo and Rittenouse Square.

    Ultimate Rocky Weekend Sweepstakes: Win a trip to New York and Philadelphia this summer.Enter by Apr. 4, 2014. The prize package, to be redeemed Aug. 7 to 9, 2014, includes a one-night stay at the New York Marriott Marquis, a two-night stay at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, two tickets to Rocky on Broadway, two tickets to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a tour of the Italian market and dinner at Victor’s Café.

    Visit Philadelphia or 800/537-7676.

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    Huntsville Passport Coupons

    The Huntsville, Alabama Passport coupons offer discounts on area attractions.

    Passport coupons offer a 20 percent discount off the admission to the following attractions: Alabama Constitution Village, EarlyWorks Museum, Museum of Art, Botanical Garden, Sci-Quest Museum, U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Weeden House, Burritt on-the Mountain, Historic Depot, and Veterans Museum.

    Passport coupons can only be picked up at the Huntsville Visitor Center, 500 Church Street. The coupons are good for one month from the date you pick them up at the Visitor Center. They are stamped with the expiration date at the time of pick up.

    The Huntsville Sports pass allows you to buy one ticket and get one free to baseball, hockey, rollers derby, soccer and women’s football games. The Arts pass is a mix of specials.

    The Sports and Arts passes can be downloaded from your computer

    Huntsville/Madison County CVB or 800/843-0468.

    Save $890 on Sicily Trip

    The Wayfarers offer two trips to Western and Eastern Sicily on the 2014 schedule. Take both trips and you’ll get a free night in the village of Cefalu. Both trips cost $7,500 for 13 nights, per person, based on two sharing, a saving of $890.

    On the six night Western Sicily walking vacation explore fishing villages and the medieval town of Erice. Walk in the Lo Zingaro and Monte Cofano nature reserves. View Greco Roman antiquities such as the temple and theatre at Segesta, and the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento and Selinunte plus tasting marsala wine at the Florio winery. Departs: Apr. 27 to May 3, 2014 and Oct. 5 to 11, 2014. Price $4,195 per person based on two sharing. Click here for walk itinerary.

    The six night Eastern Sicily Walking vacation includes a hike up Mount Etna and stops at Siracusa, the Greek amphitheatre of Taormina, Noto and the coastal marshland, gorges and canyons of the Reserve of Pantalica. Eat in traditional Sicilian trattorias and restaurants and stay in traditional, comfortable local hotels. Departs: May 4 to 10 and Oct. 12 to 18 2014. Price $4,195 per person based on two sharing . Click here for the walk itinerary.

    Book both walks back to back and the price becomes $7,500 per person based on two sharing. The package includes full ground transportation between walks and a night in Cefalu.

    The all-inclusive price includes all transfers, hotel accommodation, all meals plus twice daily snacks, wine with dinner, tips, entrance tickets, maps and postcards.

    Wayfarers Walks or 800/249-4620.

    Pacifica, CA Hotel Shoulder Season Rates

    Five local hotels in the beach-front community of Pacifica, CA, 15 minutes south of San Francisco, offer shoulder season rates through April 2014.

    The Best Western Plus Lighthouse, 650/355-6300, offers a 15 percent discount if you book three or more nights or for advance bookings seven days prior to arrival. These offers are based on availability and subject to change.

    The Pacifica Beach Hotel, 650/355-9999, offers a 15 percent discount on rooms booked Sunday through Thursday nights. This offer is based on availability and subject to change.

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 650/355-5000, provides savings by extending weekend stays into a three night getaway. Save up to 12 percent when a three night weekend stay includes a Thursday or Sunday night.

    America’s Best Value Inn, 877/784-6835, offers a 10 percent discount for bookings Sunday through Thursday nights, based on availability.

    The Sea Breeze Motel, 650/359-3903, offers 10 percent discounts for Sunday through Thursday night accommodations.

    Pacifica offers surfing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, scuba diving and hang gliding.

    Pacifica, California.

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    Eurail Mediterranean Deals

    The Eurail Pass offers a “Mediterranean Deals” promotion, adding one free travel day to the Italian One Country Pass and one free travel day to the Regional Passes France-Italy, France-Spain and Italy-Spain. The offer is valid for any variations of these products purchased through Apr. 30, 2014.

    As France, Italy and Spain are among the most popular European destinations, the French, Italian and Spanish railway companies offer an extensive and modern rail network, making traveling by train comfortable, relaxing and hassle free. These Eurail Passes provide the flexibility to choose from a selection of available travel days and dates, within a period of two months.

    Eurail offers four types of Eurail Passes to those residing outside of Europe: the Eurail Global Pass valid in 24 member countries, the Eurail Select Pass, the Eurail Regional Pass and the Eurail One Country Pass.

    Eurail Passes are available from a worldwide network of Authorized General Sales Agents.

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