|by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Beaches, Cruises, Romance, Skiing, Tahiti, New Zealand, Caribbean, Bahamas, Alamosa, Cruises, Trip Ideas, Family Travel||0|
As the shadows grow longer, the leaves fall and our thoughts turn to... winter vacation! Before the snow piles up and the Polar Vortex returns, there are some amazing deals to get you on the best ski slopes, the world's most beautiful islands, and a Caribbean cruise. But you've got to press the button on these deals soon.
Budget Travel's President Elaine Alimonti spoke about these amazing vacation deals on The Weather Channel's AMHQ with Sam Champion—click here to see the clip!
SKI THE ROCKIES!
The outstanding Vail family of resorts (including Breckenridge, Vail, Keystone, and more) is offering 30 percent off ski packages if you book BEFORE opening day (Breckenridge opening day is November 14, 2015).
With the 30 percent early-booking discount, package rates (lodging and skiing) start as low as $150/night.
These Colorado resorts offer not just world-class skiing, but also sleigh ride dinners, tubing, ice skating, charming ski villages with a fun après ski party scene, and the incredible beauty of the Rocky Mountains as your backdrop.
SAVE BIG ON A CARIBBEAN CRUISE!
Escape the winter cold by booking one of Royal Caribbean's mega-ship cruises to the Bahamas by October 11 and you'll get half-price on the second guest.
Royal Caribbean's prices are reasonable, with three- and four-night cruises in the $500-per-person range, so the "buy one get one" deal really brings your total travel expense down.
Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas ship is mind-blowing: first Starbucks at sea, a full production of Mamma Mia, a carousel, boardwalk, ziplining, and 25 restaurants onboard.
The Bahamas are one of Budget Travel’s favorite getaways: swim with dolphins and tropical fish, parasail over the islands, and shop Nassau’s legendary boutiques and shops.
SEE THE SOUTH PACIFIC!
$1,148 for a package deal from Air Tahiti Nui (a French airline) that includes round-trip airfare to Auckland, New Zealand with an INCREDIBLE three-night stopover and hotel stay in Tahiti. Must book by September 30.
Your stopover in Tahiti is at one of the island’s premiere resorts, where you’ll have access to a perfect white-sand beach, swimming pools, amazing food and cocktails.
Then… New Zealand! Budget Travel loves New Zealand for its diverse geography – you can explore mountains, beaches, cities, and visit the island’s traditional farmstays, legendary for their hospitality and delicious meals, including lamb, fresh cheese, and great local wines.