Travel Tips

Stay Active With Travel Deals This Summer

Locations in this article:  Cape Town, South Africa Miami, FL Orlando, FL

It’s that time of the year again to get excited about summer vacation. Every year a common New Year’s resolution is to get in shape for the beach season. Here are some summer travel deals that will let you go on vacation and still find time to stay active or just reward yourself. Check out the savings you can enjoy in Oahu, Cancun, Florida, Riviera Maya, and many more.

MESpa Getaway in Cancun

There’s no better way to spend the summer than a trip to Cancun, where you can lay on the beach all day listening to the ocean waves in the hot sun. ME Cancun is offering two deals for guests that will ensure they’ll never want to leave. Guests are being offered two options of Resort Credit to enjoy a massage, a barefoot beach dinner, and a car rental. Adventurous guests will also be able to partake in a racing experience at the nearby Exotic Rides park. On top of the summer deal, guests can check out the summer DJ lineup at ME Cancun. What would a trip to Cancun be without some dancing? Summer resort rates start at $360. Click here to book.

oahuSwing Away in Oahu

Oahu is not only a relaxing beach destination for vacationers but now golf lovers can enjoy unlimited play on two different courses at the Turtle Bay Resort. The special is only for October, but what better way to beat the fall blues than with a summery trip? Turtle Bay’s Swing Freely special is perfect for anyone who wants to pick up golfing but hasn’t had the time. Between the individual lessons starting at $85 and the unlimited golfing on two different courses, the pro golf tour could be calling by the end of your trip. If golfing is not your ideal activity, Turtle Bay has an entire menu of activities like surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, and many more. October rates start at $250. Click here to book.

miamiGet A Free Night in Miami

The James Royal Palm Hotel is in Miami Beach, where guests can enjoy the warm South Florida sun. Right now, if you book three nights in a studio, apartment, or poolside suite, you will receive the fourth night free. The special is running from now until June 10, so make sure to book quickly. Signature restaurant Florida Cookery and CATCH are located at the James Royal Palm and feature endless menus of seafood options. Along with top restaurants, the hotel also features two swimming pools with poolside bars and a renew spa that includes salt-infused treatments. Summer rates start at $239/night. Click here to book your complimentary night using the booking code: SuiteB.

riviera mayaVacationing as a Single Parent Just Got Easier

As a single parent, going on a vacation may seem like hard work, but Grand Velas Resort in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit want to make it easier. The two all-inclusive resorts in Mexico are offering a discounted trip for single parents, including round-trip airport transportation, kids’ clubs, and activities. Each kids’ club offers outdoors activities, arts and crafts, water sports like kayaking and snorkeling as well as a kids’ spa and yoga, giving parents plenty of time to relax. If your child is a teenager, there is also a Teen Lounge that offers air hockey, foosball, and arcade games, and Xbox. As a family, there is an onsite ecological family tour, compliments of the resort. Summer rates start at $503 at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and $616 at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Click here to book your next family vacation.

marriottGet Artsy in San Juan

Puerto Rico is a popular destination for vacationers but, instead of going the traditional San Juan vacation route, why not try something new? Once an underground art scene, it is obvious why San Juan is very appealing. The knick-knacks, colorful artwork, wooden masks, and endless stands of homemade jewelry all add to the experience. The San Juan Marriott Resort is offering a twist to the traditional vacation that will allow visitors to see more of the art scene. Until the end of the year, the Marriott resort will be offering the Artsy San Juan package, which includes a tour of the art scene of Santurce and Old San Juan, as well as four tickets to Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, and a 30-minute mixology class. Guests are able to borrow the bicycles from the resort to navigate the surrounding neighborhoods and experience the art scene as well as the graffiti murals in Santurce and the Spanish colonial architecture in Old San Juan. Rates start at $349/night. Click here to book.

12A-PRE01Save On a Safari in South Africa

Waking up to a giraffe’s head in your window is actually a possibility with this vacation package. Lion World Travel is offering a 10-day vacation that is sure to be unforgettable. For four nights, you will spend your trip at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town where there are markets with trinkets from the floor to the ceiling that will have you shopping for hours. The trip includes a tour of Hermanus, which is known for its land-based whale watching. There will also be a chance to sample wines at a boutique winery followed by a visit to the Cheetah Sanctuary. For three nights, you will be at the Kapama Private Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park where you might encounter a lion, elephant, or any of the Big Five Animals. There’s also a scenic helicopter ride. Rates start at $3,889 per person, including airfare and meals. Click here to book your unique vacation.

Hot Deals

Daily Getaways is offering major savings on some of the top resorts in the country until June 20, 2014. Some of the hotels include Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, Loews, and Universal Orlando Resort, to name a few. These deals are offering up to 50 percent in savings. Each day a new offer will be posted on at 1p.m. EDT, and will be available until June 20th. Remaining deals will be available until July 4th. Travelers can save an additional 10 percent by using their American Express® Card to make a purchase on the site. For more information, check out

Another way to get in on the biggest savings this summer is CyberSummer. Beachfront hotels and resorts from the Caribbean to Latin America are working together to host a 24-hour savings event on the first day of summer on June 21. The sale is very similar to Cyber Monday. You will only have 24 hours to book your trip for less than what you expected. All sales on this day can be viewed on

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