This week in travel news…

RoadTrips5 gorgeous road trips for fall
Brandon Griggs, CNN
In many parts of the United States., the autumn months are an ideal time to hit the road. Temperatures are mild, kids are back in school and the highways — except for fall-foliage hotspots such as the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina — are less crowded. Click image to read more.

Two men run past a couple strolling by the River Thames10 of the world’s best city running trails
Tamara Hinson, CNN
These days, some of the best running trails can be found in the world’s busiest places.
Which is great news for time-crunched business travelers who want to keep up with their fitness routines while seeing a bit of the city they’re visiting. Click image to read more.

GermsFive myths about germs on aircraft
Everett Potter, USA TODAY
It’s hardly news that many travelers are concerned about germs and diseases when they fly these days. But in the airborne petri dish that contemporary aircraft have become, fliers may well be worrying about the wrong things. Click image to read more.

DesertDesert Detox: 6 Stunning Remote Resorts
Billions of twinkling stars, breathtaking views, and miles from crushing crowds of tourists – if you’re hoping for a true escape during your next vacation, the desert may be the destination of your dreams. Click image to read more.

MeThe ‘me’ tourist: Social media, selfies and travel
Mark Murphy, FoxNews
When you think about travel, the word “experience” comes to mind. But it’s hard to “experience” what’s all around you when you’re spending every moment with a smartphone in front of your face. Click image to read more.

HondurasHonduras Confirms New Cruise Port on the Pacific
Cruise ships could be calling in at a brand new Honduran port — on the Pacific side of the Central American country — in two years time. The port of Amapala on Isla del Tigre — which lies just off the Pacific coast of Honduras — has been earmarked for cruise port development, a Honduran tourism official has confirmed. Click image to read more.

Five Exciting Ways to Travel the World with Collette’s Family Tours

ColletteToday’s parents — and grandparents — want to share the riches of travel with their children and grandchildren. And there’s no better time than now to start planning the next family trip.

Collette makes travel planning easy so you can simply focus on enjoying the world’s greatest destinations with your family. These family tours blend the must-see’s of each destination with hands-on experiences that keep the kids entertained. Throughout your journey, they are given the chance to roll up their sleeves and get involved. Whether it’s a cultural inclusion such as a pasta making class in Tuscany or a spectacular family bike ride, this is your chance to share some one-of-a-kind moments. Children ages 14 and under receive substantially discounted rates, too! Check out Collette’s new Family brochure filled with exciting tours designed for the whole family, today!

Space is filling quickly! Don’t miss the opportunity to create great family memories with the following Family tours:

• Italy Family Discovery, 9 days starting at $2499*
• Shades of Ireland Family Discovery, 10 days starting at $2499*
• London & Paris Family Discovery, 8 days starting at $2599*
• The Wild West & Yellowstone Family Adventure, 7 days starting at $1849*
• Costa Rica Family Adventure, 8 days starting at $1499*

Click here to view all family tours and order your Collette Family brochure, or call Collette at 855-370-8687 for more details.

*Prices are per person (adult), land only, based on double occupancy.

Norwegian’s Perfect 10!

NorwegianIt’s your last chance to get up to $2,000 Cash Back with Norwegian’s Perfect 10! Book any of Norwegian’s exciting destinations today and get 10% of your cruise fare back as an onboard credit. Use the cash for onboard goodies like specialty dinners, spa treatments – even shore excursions! Sway to the island rhythm in The Caribbean. Hang ten in Hawaii. Go wild in Alaska. There’s always more to experience when you Cruise Like a Norwegian®.

Hurry, offer ends today! Click here for offer details.

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The evolution of All Inclusive.

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There were resorts. Then, there were all inclusive resorts. Now, there’s Hyatt ZilaraTM and Hyatt ZivaTM.

Experience Hyatt ZivaTM Puerta Vallarta, debuting December 2014

Grand Opening Sale: Save up to 60% on select dates
Limited Time Offer!
• 9 Gourmet Restaurants, Bars and Lounges
• 5-Star Pus Accommodations, many with swim up suites, all with designer amenities
• 24-Hour Room Service and Chef Specialties
• Attentive Butlers for every whim
• Tequila Sommeliers

To learn more, call your travel agent, call 855.822.2802, or visit AllInclusive.Hyatt.com
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Norwegian’s Perfect 10.

NorwegianIt’s Norwegian’s Perfect 10! Which means it’s the perfect time to book a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line®. Book any of our exciting destinations today and get 10% cash back as an onboard credit, up to $2,000 per stateroom. Use the cash for onboard goodies like specialty dinners, spa treatments – even shore excursions! Sway to the island rhythm in The Caribbean. Hang ten in Hawaii. Go wild in Alaska. There’s always more to experience when you Cruise Like a Norwegian®.

Legendary Powder in beautiful Northwest Colorado

SteamboatSteamboat Springs, rich in its western ranching heritage with a sense of community like no other. Steamboat is one of the largest skiing and riding mountains in North America and offers over 100 restaurants, shopping, dining and nightlife options along with many other activities in addition to the world-class skiing and riding Steamboat is known for. Skiing isn’t your thing? No problem, enjoy the Strawberry Park Hot Springs, back country snowmobiling, dinner sleigh rides, ice skating, tubing and much more. Skiing and riding is your thing? Then enjoy riding on 2,995 skiable acres, through some of the world’s best tree skiing, oversized super pipes and terrain parks. If you want even more, enjoy expanded night skiing during the 14/15-ski season.

Getting here is easy! With 11 direct flights into Steamboat/Hayden on major US carriers such as Alaska, American, Delta and United Airlines with convenient connections from more than 300 additional airports. Steamboat/Hayden is only 23 miles away so you can be on the slopes in no time.

Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers Steamboat’s largest selection of professionally managed vacation rentals throughout the ski area base village. Affordable ski-in/ski-out studios to luxury 6 bedroom townhomes and everything in between. On-site personal services including front desk, bell staff, housekeeping, guest service desks and complimentary shuttles. Numerous amenities can include indoor pools, outdoor pools, hot tubs, game rooms, day spas. Complimentary WI-FI is featured in all vacation rentals.

Enjoy the best lodging rates of the season while saving up to 25% off Steamboat lift tickets when booked together by November 7th, 2014. Visit our website or give us a call and let our local travel experts arrange the perfect package including discounted lodging, lift tickets, airfare, transfers, car rental and more. 888.712.3374

Check Out This Last Minute “Sail”

ColletteCollette is having a last minute sale on select river cruise departure dates! Don’t miss out on experiencing these exciting river cruise tours for a great price and book now, space is filling quickly! These unique tours feature small, intimate vessels for a more personal experience as you travel through a variety of waterways. Experience the best of both land and sea as you sail past breathtaking scenery aboard your cruise ship, pausing along the way in quaint villages and lively cities. Cruise through five countries in the heart of Europe on the relaxing Legendary Waterways of Europe tour. Relax on the observation deck and watch the fairytale landscapes, vineyards, castles, and towns of Holland, Germany, and France drift by on the Rhine River Cruise. Experience the color and glory of spring on the Springtime Tulip River Cruise. The possibilities are endless on tour with Collette. These unique tours are filled with excitement and adventure!

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience these one-of-a-kind river cruising tours:
• Legendary Waterways of Europe, 16 days starting at $4349 – 5/1/15 Departure
• Rhine River Cruise, 9 days starting at $2349 – 4/26/15 Departure
• Springtime Tulip River Cruise, 9 days starting at $2049 – 3/27/15 Departure
• Classic Danube, 11 days starting at $2949 – 4/20/15 Departure

Departures are limited and space is filling quickly. To book your tour, see your travel professional, visit www.gocollette.com, or call 855-370-8687. Mention offer code JDJ2.

*Rates are per person, land only, double occupancy.

This week in Travel News…

NightlifeWorld’s best nightlife cities

Mark Manson, CNN

But for some of us, travel is best expressed through celebration.

We prefer to exchange culture over the clinking of glasses and between the flashes of strobe lights.  Conversations punctuated by “Prost!” and “Salud!” show us more than any guidebook.  Click photo to read more.

GirlfriendsGreat girlfriend getaways to the Caribbean

Melanie Reffes, USA Today

A diamond may be a girl’s best friend but a women’s-only getaway in the Caribbean is worth gold.  Here are some of the best.  Click photo to read more..

HotelsWe Found The ONE Reason Why Your Hotel Bed Is So Perfect

Suzy Strutner, Huffington Post

You know the feeling: you wake up after a long night’s sleep in a hotel bed, slip into your fuzzy hotel-issued slippers and hotel-issued robe, step onto the fluffy hotel carpet and think “WHY is this so amazing?!”  Click photo to read more.

FoliageFall Foliage Travel Turns Adventurous

Julie Weed, The New York Times

Leaf viewing has moved off-road, sometimes far off-road.

Last fall, Meredith Boissoneault’s family, including her teenage nephew and her 67-year-old father, tried zip-lining at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire’s Bretton Woods.  Click photo to read more.

FrequentFlyer9 ways to improve the odds you’ll book a flight using frequent flyer miles

Amanda Walker, Fox News

Is playing the frequent flyer redemption game worth it? “It’s a mistake to think of frequent-flyer miles as an extra,” Tim Winship of FrequentFlier.com said. “The cost of frequent-flyer miles is included in every ticket issued.  Click photo to read more.

 

Cunard Line Announces “Flagship Collection” Premium Hotel Stays for Worldwide Cruise Holidays

CunardHot on the heels of announcing its full 120- or 121-day World Cruises in 2016, Cunard Line announced its new “Flagship Collection” of premium hotel stays which can be combined with these departures to make compelling cruise and stay holidays.

 “Flagship Collection” Premium Hotel Stay Options
The new “Flagship Collection” offers a premium selection of pre- and post- hotel stays enhanced with special benefits, and features properties in Cape Town, Dubai, Fort Lauderdale, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore and Sydney.

Our new Flagship Collection enables our valued World Cruise passengers to enrich their Cunard experience still further by booking one of these packages. All the hotels in the collection have been carefully selected for their exceptional standards and premium service levels and include added extras such as spa treatment savings, restaurant enhancements and upgraded rooms.

Visit www.cunard.com for details.

 

NORWEGIANS UPGRADE & GO.

Norwegian - 9.30Don’t miss out! Book Miami’s Ultimate Ship™, Norwegian Getaway, today and enjoy Free Balcony Upgrades.  Discover a new restaurant or bar along The Waterfront, our stunning quarter mile oceanfront promenade. Be mesmerized by world-class magicians and the incredible special effects of Illusionarium. Or whoosh down the fastest waterslides at sea! The only thing hotter than this offer is the Caribbean vacation that comes with it. Click here to learn more.

Planning a 2015 cruise vacation? Check out Norwegian’s All-Inclusive Package. Click here to learn more.

Hurry, these offers end today! Prepare for experiences of a lifetime when you Cruise Like a Norwegian®

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