Travel Tips

Travel Deals: Sizzling Summer Savings

Locations in this article:  Seattle, WA Tucson, AZ

It’s just a few short weeks before summer begins and travel providers are rolling out competitive rates.  This week, we’ve found sizzling savings to meet all your travel needs. Family getaways, romantic retreats or endless island sand…it’s all available at discounted prices. Here are some of the top summer travel deals this week.

Journey Through the Clouds

A great way to travel in summer is by train. The Rocky Mountaineer luxury Canadian railway is entering the U.S. for the first time with a coastal route starting from Seattle. You’re guaranteed spectacular scenery, a leisurely pace, and a family-friendly environment. There are no sleeper cars on this train—you stop at hotels every night. The route is visually incredible, especially as you travel along the coast to Vancouver and then deep into the Canadian Rockies, riding through clouds, into Jasper, Lake Louise or Banff. It may seem pricey from $3,015, but meals, overnight stays in hotels and transfers are included. Click here for more information.

Sunbathe in Hawaii

The Grand Wailea in Maui knows you’re itching to hit the warm beaches.  With summer in mind, this luxury hotel offers hot deals with “hot dates.” Stay here from May 9-13, May 17-20 or May 31-June 12 and benefit discounted rates with $100 daily resort credit. If that doesn’t work for you, plan a week vacation and have the hotel stock up to $200 worth of groceries for you and get your seventh night free.

Escape to an Island of Romance

Celebrating the city of Avalon’s 100th birthday on Catalina Island, the Catalina Express ferry and a few other local companies are creating a birthday celebration. Enjoy special fares for adventure tours and parasailing amongst other offers. With Catalina Adventure Tours, you can buy one get one free. With Island Water Charters Parasail, From July 1 to September 30, buy a tandem flight and get a FREE upgrade from the 600-foot flight to the 800-foot  flight.


The JW Marriott Star Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson has rooms starting from $179 a night, including $100 resort credit. You can spend that credit on golfing, spa or dining. The AAA Four Diamond resort is the largest in southern Arizona and has one of the top golf resorts, plus tubing, a lazy river, waterslide and pools, five restaurants, a teen lounge, and a kids club. The resort is close to Tuscon Mountain Park for hiking and biking (but go early in the day because it gets hot!). This deal is valid all summer, from May 16-September 14, 2013. Click here to book using the code PKG or call 800-228-9290.

Caribbean Bliss

Every Caribbean island has its own unique feature, and in the Cayman Islands this summer, you can see what’s Only in Cayman for a discount.

The Only in Cayman deal gets visitors a fifth night free at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, and the Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Resort. In addition, some of these properties also offer $100 resort credits. The promotion also includes an Only in Cayman savings card, which offers 20 percent off admission at top attractions and dining discounts.

Book before July 31 for travel between June 1 and September 1. Book directly through your property or contact a Cayman travel specialist.

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