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Enjoy Frisco, Colorado, a Paris foodie tour, and a getaway in Aruba

Eiffeltower3This week’s travel deals include a quaint hotel in Frisco, Colorado, a Paris Foodie tour, and hotel discounts in Aruba.

Hotel Frisco Colorado is offering discounts on room rates through the end of ski season. Frisco, Colorado is located in the heart of Summit County, within easy driving distance to Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Vail ski areas. There are several options available, starting at $79 per night. Stay Sunday through Wednesday, paying $79 for one night, or $214 for two nights. For stays Thursday through Saturday, pay $99 per night. Combine for up to 14 nights in this quaint mountain town. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to accommodate the après ski, and shopping for those days you’re not on the slopes. This deal is available through May 31, 2014, so there is time for those who prefer to enjoy Summit County by hiking and biking to take advantage of this deal. Visit Groupon.com by March 3 for more information and to book your getaway.

Some prefer beaches to ski runs, and Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort in Oranjestad, Aruba has beautiful beaches. Stay for four nights for $578 or six nights for $865 for two adults, with kids 12 and under staying and eating free. The property includes three restaurants, a large freshwater pool, and a nine-hole golf course. The package includes breakfast each morning and access to lots of activities and tours and is valid for stays between April 22 and December 20, 2014. Maximum occupancy is four in the one-bedroom villa. Children stay free and eat free from the kids menu. Visit Livingsocial.com by March 26 for more information and to buy your voucher.

Paris, France is never a bad idea, and Travelzoo.com and go-today.com have partnered to offer a gourmand-focused, Parisian getaway. Spend six nights exploring the Paris food scene, including two, three-hour cooking classes taught in central Paris, a three-hour gourmet tour in the Latin Quarter, and stay in a centrally-located, four-star hotel, starting at $999, double occupancy. Arrival dates are available from May 1, 2014 through November 2014. Though several activities are included in the package, travelers still have plenty of time to see the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Arc de Triomphe. Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information and to book your vacation by April 18, 2014.

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Southwest expanding routes to include the Caribbean

Southwest Airlines announced Monday they are expanding their routes to include Nassau, Bahamas, Aruba, and Montego Bay, Jamaica. The flights will leave from Atlanta, Orlando, and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. These new routes complement the current routes to Mexico that Southwest-acquired AirTran is currently operating.

Southwest Airlines is a favorite airline of mine. I prefer to use Southwest when I travel to Detroit from Denver to see family. Their service is wonderful and the lack of stupid fees means I have a stress-free experience. The fact that a checked bag is free is a bonus.

My question to Southwest Airlines is “When will service start to either San Jose or Liberia, Costa Rica?” I’m glad to see that discount airlines are starting to fly international routes. Frontier Airlines started service to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Let’s hope this is a trend that continues.

Which is your favorite airlines and why? Tell us in the comments.