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Discover New Orleans, ski Crested Butte, enjoy the sun in Fiji

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Caribbean beach

This week’s deals include a tour of New Orleans and a cruise in the Caribbean, a great deal at a Crested Butte resort, and an adventure in Fiji.

Gate1travel.com is offering a ten-night package that includes time in the city of New Orleans and a cruise in the Caribbean from $749. The travel date for this price is February 5, but there are promo prices November 2014 through April 2015. This package includes three nights’ hotel accommodations in New Orleans, a walking tour through the French Quarter and Jackson Square, and an additional day to enjoy the city. On day 3 board the Norwegian Dawn and set sail for Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Honduras, and Costa Maya, Mexico. The package doesn’t include airfare to New Orleans. Visit Gate1travel.com soon for more information and to book your cruise.

Here in the Rocky Mountain West, ski season has just begun and it’s a good time to book a ski trip. The Elevation Hotel and Spa in Crested Butte is offering discounted room rates from October through April. Rooms start at $89 per night for a Courtyard King Room and $139 for a Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite with dining credit. Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free in the suites. The package includes two $30 spa credits per day. The property is located at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, a short walk from the mountain and the village. There is an onsite restaurant, or you can enjoy the restaurants and galleries in the village. For an offbeat adventure, visit the downtown rum distillery that welcomes guests year-round. At the resort, there is a $20 per day resort fee collected at check-in. Visit Groupon.com by October 25 for more information and to book your ski trip.

Some prefer sun to snow, and Travelzoo.com is partnering with Fuji Airways to offer round-trip airfare to the South Pacific for $999 from Los Angeles. Visit Fiji between February 1 and June 10 and September 10-30. Dive or snorkel the Rainbow Reef, eat great food, and spend time on one the many beautiful beaches. Fiji is also a great wedding and honeymoon destination, with many resorts specializing in these big events. Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information on booking your dream trip to Fiji.

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Lakeside living in Las Vegas, Cozumel, the Moscow Ballet tickets

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Caribbean beach

Today’s deals include a resort in Las Vegas, fun in Cozumel, and tickets to the ballet in Denver.

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa is offering a stay in a King room with a resort view starting at $69 per night. Guests can upgrade to a premium King lake-view room for $99 per night, with a two-night minimum. The resort is located in Henderson, just south of the Strip, and these packages include breakfast for two or a $50 resort credit. The resort has exclusive access to the Southshore Golf Club, a private Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Relax at the pools, or go into Las Vegas to shop or see a show. Visit Groupon.com by August 27 for more information and to book your getaway. Dates are available through October.

If ocean beaches are more your style, the Park Royal Cozumel in Cozumel, Mexico is offering an all-inclusive stay, starting at $399 for three nights. Packages include all meals, drinks, taxes, and gratuities as well as access to the gym and water areas and a 50% discount on spa services. The resort has Wi-Fi access, and three restaurants to choose from, as well as the Bikini Shack poolside bar. Guests can plan vacations of three, four, five, six, or seven nights. Travel through December 20. Two children under 6 stay and eat free, children 7 – 12 are $40 per person per night. Visit Livingsocial.com by September 4 for more information and to book your Caribbean adventure.

Christmas will be here before we know it, and it’s time to start planning to get tickets for your holiday entertainment. Travelzoo.com has partnered with the Moscow Ballet to offer tickets to the Company’s performances of the “Great Russian Nutcracker” on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13 at the Paramount Theatre. Rear orchestra tickets are $36.50, rear mezzanine & middle orchestra are $53.50, and front orchestra tickets are $68. This production includes handmade costumes and classical choreography, honoring the original ballet. Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information and for instructions on buying your tickets. Additional fees of up to $15 per ticket may apply.

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Luxury in Dubai and the Maldives, discounts in Keystone, and a boutique hotel in Tulum

Keystone Golf
Keystone Golf

Today’s travel deals include adventure in Dubai and the Maldives, a great deal at Keystone, and a boutique hotel in Tulum, Mexico.

Dubai is around the world, and for those who feel the need to see this exciting city, Globotours has partnered with Livingsocial.com to offer a ten-day trip to Dubai and the Maldives, starting at $3,799 from Houston. Fly on Emirates out of New York, Seattle, or Houston to Dubai. Spend a day touring this up-and-coming city, then jet off to the Meeru Island Resort and Spa on the Maldives Islands. Enjoy the quiet, the sugar sand beaches, and the snorkeling in the clear blue Indian Ocean. Visit Livingsocial.com by August 8 for more information and to buy your voucher.

Here on the Front Range, folks tend to like to get up in the mountains during the hottest part of the summer. Keystone Resorts is offering a discount on rooms so visitors to Summit County can avoid the dreaded Sunday afternoon drive back to the city. Stay in a Lodge King room or a Lodge Double Queen for $109 per night. Bring the kids and stay in a Lodge Loft room for $139 per night, with dates into December. Summer is a great time at Keystone, with mountain biking, hiking, paddleboarding and golf available so that the entire family can have some fun. There are several restaurants on the property and a world-class spa to relax in after hiking those mountain trails. Visit Groupon.com soon for more information and to book your Summit County getaway.

Tablethotels.com offers discounts at high-end hotels worldwide. Each week they showcase several hotels with extra savings. This week they are offering an Ocean Front Cabana at the Papaya Playa Project in Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico starting at $127 per night. This property is unique. Design Hotels group took three abandoned hotel projects on the beach and created a boutique property with a rustic flair. There are Cabanas that have bunk beds for those who need fewer services as well as luxury casitas with King and Queen beds. Electricity in the rooms here is used for lighting, not electronics. This hotel is designed for those who want to get away from their devices. There is a restaurant on the property as well as a spa with a resident shaman. Each month, the hotel hosts a Full Moon party that goes well into the night. For more information, visit Tablethotels.com by July 24 at 5:00 P.M. EDT.

Tablet Hotels is a members-only website that anyone can join.

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Holiday in Los Cabos, play in the flight simulator, enjoy a Florida vacation

Florida Hibiscus
Visit Florida

This week’s deals include a great deal on a Mexican holiday, pretending to fly a fighter jet, and rooms close to Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida. An easy getaway from Denver, Los Cabos is all about the ocean breezes and relaxing by the pool. Spend four nights at the Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos starting at $629 per person, including flights from Denver with dates into October. Stay in a junior suite overlooking the ocean, with unlimited meals and drinks, Wi-Fi, and taxes. This resort offers a beach-centric vacation with beach parties, activities and conservation programs. Visit Travelzoo.com by July 16 for more information and to book your getaway. For the adventurous among us, the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum is offering a turn in their flight simulator and a day at the museum. For $24, one person gets 30 minutes in the WWI or WWII fighter jet flight simulator and museum admission. Pretend to pilot a P-51 Mustang on a war-time mission as part of larger computerized network, allowing friends to join you. The Air and Space Museum also has a collection of 48 aircraft and exhibits on space technology. Visit Groupon.com soon for more information and to buy your vouchers. Summer is only half over, but school will start soon enough and then folks will start planning their Fall break vacations. Direct flights between Denver and Orlando make Florida an easy vacation spot. Livingsocial.com has partnered with the Legacy Vacation Club Florida to offer discounts on one and two bedroom suites in Kissimmee. For a week in October, a one-bedroom suite sleeping four averages $72 per night, and a two bedroom unit sleeping six averages $87 per night. These units include full kitchens, complimentary Wi-Fi, washers and dryers and multiple televisions. The parks are a 15 minute drive away, and for those days when Disney World or Universal Studios are not on the itinerary, the resort can keep you busy with swimming pools, volleyball, and mini-golf. Visit Livingsocial.com soon to book your vacation in the Florida sunshine. Like this article? Click the subscribe link at the top of the page to get the latest information by email when it’s published. For more fun deals and information, go to www.debtalkstravel.com and follow Deb on Twitter at debtalkstravel. These deals are subject to change or cancellation at any time, and restrictions may apply. Book early for the best deals.

Discounted houseboat rentals on Lake Powell, deals on Las Vegas rooms, Christmas cruises

Las Vegas Sign
Las Vegas Welcome Sign

This week’s deals include discounts on end-of-season houseboat rentals at Lake Powell, a deal in Las Vegas for condos on the Strip, and discount cruises over the Christmas holidays.

For those who long for the lazy days on Lake Powell, lounging on a houseboat and swimming in the secluded coves, The Lake Powell Resorts and Marina is discounting three-day houseboat escapes. Rent the 46” Expedition that sleeps six for $799 for three days, or the 53’ Adventurer, sleeping 12 for $1489. Travel between August 17 and December 31, 2014. There are also five-day packages through August 16 that are discounted, departing from the Wahweap Marina in Arizona. Visit Travelzoo.com soon for the best availability and to purchase your voucher.

Las Vegas is always a fun getaway from the Front Range, and one of the few non-gaming hotels on the Strip is offering discounts on two-night stays. Stay in a Studio or a one-bedroom studio for as little as $50 per night during the week, $64 per night weekends. Polo Towers Suites offers a roof-top pool, family water park, a spa, and a fitness center. Parking and Wi-Fi at the Towers is complimentary, though there is a $20 per night resort fee required for use of the pool, hot tub, children’s splash pad, BBQ area, business center, and fitness center. There is no restaurant onsite, though due the location on the Strip, there are plenty of choices close to the property. Visit Livingsocial.com by July 16 for more information and to book your stay. Dates available through September.

Now that the July 4th holiday is over, many folks start thinking about their Christmas travel plans. Vacations to Go offers lots of great deals on cruises, and they do show some Christmas dates available for the Princess Emerald Princess. Sail from Bayport, Texas on December 21 and cruise the Caribbean, stopping in Cozumel, Belize City, and Roatan in Honduras, spending Christmas Day in Belize City, starting at $899 for an Oceanview room. If you prefer to spend the New Year’s holiday at sea, look into the Caribbean Princess, setting sail on December 30, 2014 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and visiting Cozumel, Nassau, and Princess Cays over nine days starting at $1249 for an Oceanview cabin. Visit Vacations To Go for more information on last minute cruise deals.

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Fall cruising in the Caribbean

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Caribbean beach – Costa Maya

Summer is just getting started, and if you travel in the Fall, this deal may be tempting. Smartcruiser.com and Travelzoo.com are partnering to offer four night cruises for as low as $279 per person, double occupancy. Travel November 6, November 20, December 4, or December 18 for the lowest fare. Taxes and port fees are extra and run between $75 and $100 depending on the cruise selected. Sail for five nights over Thanksgiving for $479 per person. Passengers also receive up to $125 of on-board credit. Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information and to reserve your cruise.

Beauty on the California coast, adventure in Costa Rica, getaway to Summit County

The Arenal Volcano
The Arenal Volcano

Today’s deals include the lovely Asilomar hotel in Monterey, California, the Arenal Lodge near Fortuna Costa Rica, and deals at the Frisco Hotel in Summit County.

For anyone that loves the California coast, Monterey Bay is a favorite destination. Groupon Getaways has partnered with the Asilomar to offer discounted room rates through July, starting at $125 per night. This property is run by the California State Park system and several buildings were designed by Julia Morgan, the architect of Hearst Castle. The lodge hugs the coastline, within easy walking distance to the beach. The town of Pacific Grove is close by, where guests can hike the beach trails. For a bit more activity, head into Monterey and visit Cannery Row or the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Visit Groupon.com soon for more information and to book your California beach vacation.

With direct flights between Denver and J Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica, Frontier has opened up this beautiful country to more visitors. Costa Rica offers jungle, beaches, cloud forests  and for folks who enjoy volcano watching, Arenal is the place to be. The Arenal Lodge is offering a discount on escapes, starting at $200 for three nights for two adults and up to two children in a garden room. Stay seven nights for $467. The Arenal Lodge has incredible views of the volcano, which still belches smoke occasionally. The grounds are lovely, and the food and service is delightful. Visit the town of La Fortuna, a short taxi ride away, go boating on Arenal Lake, and hike the jungle trails on the property. Visit Livingsocial.com by May 28 for more information and to book your Costa Rican getaway.

As anyone living on the Front Range knows, going to the mountains on the weekends is popular. So popular that getting home often takes extra hours. Why not just stay up in Frisco an extra night and leave in the morning? The Frisco Hotel is offering room rates for $89 Sunday through Thursday through June, and $139 in July and August. The package is for two adults, and includes a $25 credit to spend at the hotel. Frisco is a neat little town with plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. Rent bikes or hike the local trails. Or take the short drive to Lake Dillon and spend the day on the water. Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information and to buy your voucher.

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Adventure in Dubai and the Maldives, a saloon tour in Breckenridge, a getaway on Catalina Island

Vaavu Atoll - Fulidhoo
Vaavu Atoll – Fulidhoo

This week’s deals include an adventure in the Maldives, a getaway on Catalina Island, and a saloon tour in Breckenridge.

Enjoy five-star opulence in the Middle East with an adventure to Dubai and the Maldives. Globotours has partnered with Livingsocial.com to offer a nine-day vacation, starting in Dubai and ending in the Maldives starting at $3,399 per person. This trip includes round-trip flights via Emirates from New York, Boston, or Seattle and Dubai, as well as the domestic flight between Dubai and the Maldives. The package also includes ground transportation to and from the hotels in Dubai and the Maldives, double occupancy for two nights in a deluxe room in the Media Rotana in Dubai and five nights in a Charm Beach villa, welcome bottle of wine, and spa treatment discounts at the Vivanta by Taj – Coral Reef in the Maldives. Seven breakfasts are included as well as a half-day Dubai City Tour and a Sunset Cruise in the Maldives. Visit Livingsocial.com by May 11 for more information and to buy your voucher. Book your vacation by May 23, 2014 for travel in 2014.

A mere two hour flight away, the Catalina Canyon Resort & Spa on Catalina Island, California is offering a double-queen room starting at $77 per night for nights into September 2014. The resort overlooks the town of Avalon, and is within walking distance. Catalina Island has many hiking and biking trails throughout the island as well as beaches and great snorkeling. The island is 23 miles southwest of Los Angeles. Take the Catalina Express from Long Beach, San Pedro, or Dana Point. Visit Groupon.com by May 14, 2014 for more information on available dates and the fine print.

A great weekend getaway, Travelzoo.com and the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is offering the Behind Swinging Doors Saloon tour for two for $15.00. Start at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and museum, and then continue down Main Street to visit several historic saloons. End your tour at the Breckenridge Distillery sampling spirits. Visit Travelzoo.com soon to buy your voucher. Take your tour between now and June 13, 2014.

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Cruise the Caribbean for $299

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Caribbean beach

Travelzoo.com is partnering with MSC cruises to offer an incredible deal on a seven-night Caribbean cruise. Sail from Miami on the MSC Divina, with ports of call in the Bahamas, St. Maarten, and Puerto Rico starting at $299 on August 23 and September 6. Other sailings are also on sale. Visit Travelzoo.com
by April 23 for more information and to book your cruise.

Cruise in Fiji, stay on the North Shore, and enjoy luxury in Vail

Sunset at Turtle Bay, Oahu, Hawaii
Sunset at Turtle Bay, Oahu, Hawaii

This week’s deals include a small yacht vacation in Fiji, a discount at a beautiful resort on the North Shore of Oahu, and a luxury hotel in Vail, Colorado.

For a unique vacation experience, enjoy Fiji in the South Pacific. Pacific Holidays has partnered with Groupon Getaways to offer seven days and five nights from $1,999, double occupancy. Stay two nights in Viti Levu, soaking up the sun, and then cruise for three days visiting small, nearby islands. This package includes airfare from Los Angeles, meals, accommodations, and the island cruise with daily stopovers, shore excursions, and guided tours included. Also included is the use of snorkeling equipment and gym, a tropical island lovo feast and kava ceremony as well as childcare for kids ages 5-10 at select times.  There are ten options available, with departures starting in September 2014 and available through March 2015. Visit Groupon.com by April 16 for more information and to buy your voucher. Book your vacation by April 18, 2014.

A bit east of Fiji, Turtle Bay Resort on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu is offering discount rooms through December 24, 2014 starting at $599 for three nights. Turtle Bay is located on the North Shore, not far from Sunset Beach and the surfing scene. The resort has many activities available, including a beautiful golf course, horseback riding, tennis, hiking, biking, and Segway tours. Stay in the newly renovated rooms, have a cocktail by the pool, and watch the surfers battle the waves. Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information and to buy your voucher.

For a Colorado luxury vacation, Livingsocial.com is offering a deal at the Four Seasons Resort Vail, starting at $220 per night with a two night minimum. Room rates at this high-end property typically start at $658 for a night in a Mountain View room. The Four Seasons Resort Vail is one of only a few five-star properties located in Colorado. Rooms here include stone mantle gas fireplaces, king or double beds, high-thread-count linens, limestone bathrooms with soaking tubs, glass-enclosed showers, double vanity sinks, 42-inch flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi. The resort offers a pool, spa, and incredible dining. Dates are available for this deal through mid-June 2014. Visit Livingsocial.com by April 15 for more information and to book your getaway.

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