Sunday, August 24, 2014

Labor Day Weekend Getaways

Labor Day means hanging out with friends and family for barbeques, beaches and fun in the sun before the Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company, has compiled a list of the top Labor Day getaways that will ensure you and your loved ones have one more hurrah for the last weekend of summer.
start of school and cooler months arrive.

Plus, if you book your stay at a participating Wyndham hotel at least seven days in advance, you can receive up to 25% off the best available rate and 500 Wyndham Rewards points - now that’s something to celebrate!

Additionally, the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand recently announced three more reasons to book that trip right now: free breakfast, free Internet and 2,000 bonus Wyndham Rewards® points!

·         Miami Beach, FL – Spend your holiday weekend enjoying all the Miami Beach has to offer - soak up some sun on its seven miles of sand, take a bike ride along to shore or indulge in great food and shopping along Collins Avenue and Lincoln Road!
o   DEAL ALERT: Book a stay at Dream South Beach, Ramada Plaza Marco Polo Beach Resort or Days Inn Miami Beach at least seven days in advance and receive 20% off!

·         Virginia Beach, VA – Enjoy live bands while you tan at the American Music Festival, which takes place every Labor Day weekend. If you get tired of the music, take a stroll along the boardwalk or partake in beach activities like hand gliding or paddle boarding!
o   DEAL ALERT: Book three nights at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront and receive 20% off your stay!

·         West Yellowstone, MT – Skip the beach and spend time at one of the nation’s most celebrated
national parks. Enjoy the scenic foliage while hiking, or view the dozens of different wildlife the park is home to. Be sure to take the drive to the Wyoming side of the park to view one of Old Faithful’s eruptions.
o   DEAL ALERT: Book your stay at Days Inn West Yellowstone and receive the best available rate plus 1000 Wyndham Rewards points!

·         Sonoma, CA – For an adult weekend away, take a trip to Wine Country! During Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, learn about the wine-making process and taste the area’s best food and drink, which brings together 200 of the areas wine makers, growers, and chefs.
o   DEAL ALERT: Stay at the Travelodge Healdsburg-Sonoma Wine Country for 3 consecutive nights and receive 20% off!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Make Waves (and Memories) Family Getaway to Naples

We decided to take our first family vacation with a 9-month-old baby (Yale) to the Naples Bay Resort & Spa as the resort invites guests to get outside and on the water with the Make Waves getaway.  It pairs the spirit of adventure with the resort’s nautical muse, and the desire to explore the brilliant waterways of the Paradise Coast.  The Make Waves getaway includes a 24’Hurricane deck boat for each night of stay, in any room type, and two complimentary cocktails at BlueWater Grill.  

Rebecca and Zoe invited us to join them for a weekend getaway just a few hours away.  Yale was mesmerized as he was driven via stroller into the hotel lobby.  We (parents) were thrilled to find a wonderful room complete with kitchen, two bathrooms, living area and balcony overlooking the water.  Plus, they have the best 'Do Not Disturb' hangers ever!

A comfortable and modern retreat set on the banks of the picturesque Intracoastal waterway, the Naples Bay Resort offers all the posh you’d expect from Florida’s Gulf Coast. This pet-friendly resort combines yachting and recreational activities with an Italian-motif boutique hotel featuring spacious accommodations, incredible amenities, including a wide range of pools (including one just for adults); an intimate spa, a high-tech fitness center and a friendly pool bar and grill. 

We had a wonderful day by the pool in our private cabana complete with libations and lunch.  While Yale took a nap, Zoe and I enjoyed the Lazy River pool and made tie-dyed T-shirts, which was just one of the activities the resort offers throughout the day.  In the evening, we indulged in the delight of ordering gourmet meals through room service so we could enjoy our meal without entertaining Yale at dinner or having to clean up.  The breakfast buffet was incredible with everything from made-to-order omelets to fresh fruit to delicious crepes.

If you are looking for one more vacation before the holidays, check out The Make Waves Getaway, which is valid through October 31, 2014 and cannot be combined with any other promotional offers. Based on availability. Cost of daily fuel usage not included. For reservations, please visit or call 866.605.1199.