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Travel Deals: January Athletic and Adventure Travel Savings

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If you’re an athlete or just a sports fan, this week’s travel deals are for you. Reach for your skis, your jersey, your diving gear, or fishing rod to take advantage of these travel and adventure bargains.

Snow Storm Special

With storms expected to drop 4 feet of snow on Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Hotel Terra and Teton Mountain Lodge are offering a Snow Chaser Package in anticipation of the long-awaited powder. Available now through January 31, winter sports enthusiasts can try the new Marmont Lift from the bottom of Thunder to the top of the gondola with 3-day lift tickets offered in this ski-lover’s vacation package along with breakfast credit each day and a luxurious three-night accommodation. There is a 3-night minimum-stay requirement for Hotel Terra ($339/night) and Teton Mountain Lodge ($314/night); for booking information, call 1-800-631-6281.

Fly Fishing Savings

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, has become a year-round fly-fishing destination. Guests fish the private, 100-acre spring-fed has bass and bluegill fish with Jason Grupp, an Orvis-endorsed guide. Beyond fishing the lake has kayaks, sailboats, canoes, bass boats, electric trolling boats and pedal boats. Explore the property with the Alisal Anglers’ Package, which includes deluxe accommodation, three meals daily, a lake hat, and a credit towards Daily guided fishing trip for two. Rates begin at $1295 and include taxes and service charges. Valid for travel from November through March anytime and midweek in April, May, September and October. To book, call 888.4.ALISAL, or email or visit them online.

Take a Break on a Boat

The capital island of the British Virgin Islands is offering you a much-needed winter break package. Tortola’s Frenchman’s Lookout sits atop one of the highest points in Tortola’s West End and offers incredible 360-degree views of British/US Islands and the Caribbean Sea. If booked by January 27, rates for limited high season dates (Feb. 1-10, March 12-17, and April 7-14) are heavily discounted; for 10 guests, the 15-room plantation-style villa prices fall to $200 a person per night. And for low-season (April 15-December 15, 2012) rates fall lower at $150 per person for 10 guests if booked by February 18. The Time For A Break Package includes breakfast, one day on a 35-foot powerboat with a captain, daily housekeeping and managerial assistance with rental cars, in-house chefs, spa treatments, and babysitters. For information/reservations call 1-866-940-0020 or visit

The Miami Heat is On

Sure, your ideal romantic night on the town might not involve LeBron, Dwyane, Chris or any member of the Heat (you’re in Miami for crying out loud!), but catching a game with The Three kings might be sexier than you think. Downtown Miami’s hottest new hotel, JW Marriott Marquis Miami, is offering the All-Start Miami Heat Package; start off the night with an appetizer and 2 complimentary cocktails at Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne before the game. With complimentary valet parking and the American Airline’s Arena being two minutes away, enjoy the tropical night air as you make your way to and from the game and finish off your stay at Marquis Miami with breakfast for two at 345 Restaurant. The Miami Heat Package is available now through April 30 on Miami Heat home game days with online promotional code SPE or by calling 1-800-228-9290 and asking for promotional code SPE.

January “Buzz Fare”

Kayak’s “Buzz Fares” for the week have great deals for Los Angeles, Washington DC and Boston. If you’re in Los Angeles, fly roundtrip to Chicago at $120 or to Boston for $288. From Washintong DC, fly to San Diego or San Francisco for $198 and $238 respectively. And from Boston, fly to Dublin or Aruba from $414-467. For more “Buzz Fares” visit kayak online.