Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter Travel Deals

Now that the holidays are over, are you ready for a real vacation?  Whether you want to enjoy sun or snow, nature or adventure, The Getaway Girl® Casey Wohl shares her top Winter Travel Deals for 2013.
Bahamas....for $65/night + $300 airfare credit
The Caribbean in January? No better time to escape the cold weather!  Atlantis, Paradise Island will be kicking off the New Year with a winter 2013 offer with rates as low as $65/person/night. Perks will include a Kids Eat Free (ages 6 and younger) promotion & up to a $300 air credit!
Book by February 4; travel through June 19 (some blackout dates apply).  Atlantis offers amazing experiences for the entire family at any age.

Crested Butte, CO....Fly, Ski & Stay for $699

Book your visit to "Colorado's Last Great Ski Town" by Feb. 1st and save big!  Now you can fly into the conveniently located Gunnison/Crested Butte airport on American Airlines, ski three days on the legendary slopes of Crested Butte Mountain Resort and stay four nights at the most popular lodging option in Crested Butte, The Grand Lodge (200 yards from slopes), starting at $699 per person, which is a 36% savings.  Upgrades are available to other lodging properties.  Call Crested Butte Vacations to make a reservation 800-600-2803.

Amsterdam....Winter Luxury Package 20% Savings
It’s no secret that the best way to see Amsterdam is by canal. This winter, The Dylan Amsterdam offers travelers a new way to experience the historic channels, on ice skates. In 2013, the Dutch capital celebrates the 400 year anniversary of its canals and to help kick-off the festivities, the 40-room luxury boutique hotel introduces the “Winter in Amsterdam” package inviting guests to explore a winter wonderland of rich Dutch history and culture. Available through February 3 and rates start at approximately $1,000, based on double occupancy, the package includes:
  • Two nights in a luxurious double room
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • A glass of Glühwein, a warm European winter cocktail
  • “Lunch Plate” for two in the new Brasserie OCCO
Use of ice-skates
  • Amsterdam City Pass for two allowing free admission to must see museums and free public transport throughout the city for 24 hours.
Crystal River, FL...Swim With Manatees, Save $100+
Swim with the Manatees on Crystal River, the only location in North America where you can legally swim and interact in the wild with up to 350 endangered West Indian Manatees.  Manatee tours are offered year-round, but in the winter time guests are guaranteed to see these gentle giants in year round 72 degree water of Florida’s largest spring system. This winter, the newly-renovated Plantation on Crystal River is offering a chance to swim with the manatees, and fully experience the resort, with prices starting at just $224 for two people. This special manatee package includes:
•One-night stay in a renovated garden view room
•Welcome bag with plush manatee toy, fun facts and manatee interaction guidelines
•Manatee snorkeling tour for two
•Breakfast for two at West 82⁰ Bar & Grill
• All equipment needed (mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit)
•Hot Chocolate and Coffee on boat

New Hampshire...Learn to Drive Your Own Dog Sled for Less Than $200
What could be more fun (and worth every penny) than learning to drive your own team of sled dogs?  Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel is in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest and home to over 100 rescue and second chance sled dogs.  In order to generate the revenue required to provide the level of care these dogs deserve, the kennel offers year round dog sledding adventures. Winter dog sledding experiences range from 2-50 miles and include workshops where guests can try their own hand at mushing starting at $185 per person.

This half day experience provides guests with a crash course in dog sledding and then lets them put the #1 rule in dog sledding to good use "Never Let Go!" Participants will spend time meeting and greeting rescue and second chance sled dogs, learning how to harness and hitch a team and of course driving! Guests will traverse snow covered trails and experience the Narnia like beauty of the woods - all at adrenaline inducing speeds.

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