Pamper Mom This Mother’s Day

It’s that time of the year again, when we set aside a day to thank our moms for everything they do and have done for us. Though we should thank our moms more often, this is the perfect time to pamper your mom and show her how much you care. Continue reading “Pamper Mom This Mother’s Day”

Welcome, Spring!

Spring officially arrived a few weeks ago, but tell that to everyone who was snowed in again last week. Let’s warm up with thoughts of flowers blooming, warm breezes blowing and putting a ruthless winter behind us. Even – no, especially! – if that means traveling to do just that. Continue reading “Welcome, Spring!”

travlin’ girls – meet up!

If you’re a travlin’ girl looking to connect with other travlin’ girls, in addition to taking  part in #girlstravel chat Mondays at 1 p.m. ET over on Twitter (ahem!), be sure to mark your calendars for the Women’s Travel Fest in NYC on March 8, and the Women in Travel Summit in Chicago, March 14 – 16. Both are being hosted by two fab ladies, and both are sure to be fab times. I wish I could be at both! Continue reading “travlin’ girls – meet up!”

holiday travlin’ deals

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updated Dec. 18, 2013

Arizona

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

  • Fire & Ice: package includes overnight accommodations, two tickets to Fire & Ice, kids eat free and more. Valid through January 2, 2014. Rates from $179/night; rate code FIREICE.

Florida

The Chesterfield Palm Beach

  • Home for the Holidays: package includes two nights’ accommodations, daily traditional English breakfast, a personal mixology lesson and pre-packaged beach supplies. Valid through December 30, 2013. Rates from $234/night.

Gaylord Palms Resort (Orlando)

  • The Christmassy DreamWorks Experience: package includes overnight accommodations, tickets to ICE!, character meet & greet, character breakfast, scavenger hunt and more. Valid through January 5, 2014. Rates from $223/night.
  • Christmas at Gaylord Palms: package includes overnight accommodations, tickets to ICE!, character meet and greet, and more. Valid through January 5, 2014. Rates from $183/night.

Illinois

JW Marriott Chicago

  • Night at the Nutcracker: package includes overnight accommodations, hot chocolate night cap, ballerina welcome cookies, breakfast for two, two VIP tickets to the “Nutcracker” Ballet and swag bag. Valid through December 28, 2013. Rates from $475; rate code ZZLO.

Louisiana

Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville

  • Papa Noel Rates: start at $99/night. Valid through December 30, 2013. Promo code HOL.

Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

  • Papa Noel Rate: starting at $199/night, includes complimentary welcome cocktails and discounted overnight valet parking. Valid through December 31, 2013.

Sheraton New Orleans

  • Enjoy 30% off Sunday – Thursday stays, and 15% off Friday and Saturday stays. Rates from $90/night. Rate plan PAPA NOEL. Valid December 22 – 26, 2013.

Windsor Court Hotel

  • 20% off best available rate; valid Sunday through Thursday. 10% off best available rate; valid Friday and Saturday. Valid through January 13, 2014 (blackout dates apply).

Missouri

Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa

  • Ozark Mountain Christmas Package: includes two nights’ accommodations, $50 food and beverage credit, two-day tickets for two adults to Silver Dollar City theme park and more. Rates from $362. Valid through December 30, 2013.

New York

Waldorf Astoria New York

  • Tower Suite rates begin at $699/night; Presidential-style and Historic Suites start at $1,499/night. Valid through December 30, 2013.

Wolcott Hotel

  • Rates starting at $150/night. Valid through December 30, 2013.

Texas

JW Hill Country

  • JW Illumination features hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights choreographed to holiday music. In addition, holiday-themed activities such as the Gingerbread Craft Workshop, JW Sounds of the Season with carolers, Polar Plunge, Elf tuck-in and more. Valid through December 31, 2013. Rates from $170/night.

Mexico

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa

  • Stay for Breakfast: package includes overnight accommodations and breakfast for two. Rates from $159/night. Valid through January 31, 2014.
  • Christmas Dining Package: includes overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, and choice of lunch or dinner for two (alcoholic beverages not included). Rates from $315/night. Valid December 20 – 26, 2013.
  • New Year’s Eve Dining Package: includes overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, and choice of lunch or dinner for two (alcoholic beverages not included). Rates from $315/night. Valid December 27, 2013 through January 1, 2014.

Fiji

Koro Sun Resort

  • Holidays On Island Time: package includes seven nights’ accommodations, three gourmet meals daily, resort activities, ground transportation, $200 resort or air credit (Island Hoppers) and more. Book by November 25 and receive complimentary room upgrade (based on availability). Valid for travel through March 31, 2014. Rates from $2,109/couple.

golf travlin’ deals

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updated Dec. 18, 2013

Caribbean

Puerto Rico

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino

  • Fore the Love of Golf: package includes complimentary day of unlimited golf at Bahia Beach Golf Course, 20% discount at Zen Spa, 10% discount off Avis Car Rental (AWD# H611700) and 25% off Callaway Golf Club rental at Bahia Beach Golf Course. Valid through December 2013; minimum two-night stay required. Rates from $285/night.

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa

  • Ultimate Golf Package: includes overnight accommodations, two rounds of golf per day (one round day of arrival, departure), daily breakfast buffet, daily lunch and more. Rates from $344/night; minimum two-night stay. Valid through December 31, 2013.

Mexico

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

  • Golf Getaway: package includes overnight accommodations, one 18-hole round of golf daily with a shared cart and caddie, daily sports lunch box, three-course dinner with wine pairing and unlimited beverage package daily. Rates from $249/person/night; minimum two-night stay. Valid through December 31, 2013.

North America

Arizona

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

  • Ultimate Golf Package: includes overnight accommodations, unlimited golf each day for one golfer and more. Rates from $174/night. Valid through December 31, 2013.

Florida

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge (Orlando)

  • 2013 Bay Hill Bucket List Golf Package: includes accommodations in a lodge guestroom, full breakfast, and choice of one round of championship golf or a soothing spa treatment. Rates from $171-$263/person/night. Valid through December 2013.

Elizabeth Pointe Lodge (Amelia Island)

  • 3-Night Golf Package: includes three nights’ oceanfront accommodations, daily breakfast, complimentary WiFI, beach equipment, evening wine and hors d’oeuvres and a round of golf at Amelia River Golf Club and North Hampton Golf Club. Rates from $1,484.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

  • Stay & Play Package: one round of golf for just $100 and second round free at Ocean Links, or Oak Marsh, with a two-night stay.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

  • Beaches and Bunkers Golf Package: includes overnight stay in coastal view accommodation, breakfast for two (restaurant or in-room), two rounds of golf at The Golf Club of Amelia Island or The Golf Club of North Hampton, and more. Rates from $649/night. Valid through December 31, 2013.

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa (Ponte Vedra Beach)

  • Dye’s Duo Golf Experience: package includes one round of golf on TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium and one round of golf on Dye’s Valley, transportation to golf courses, golf bag storage, luxury accommodations, and breakfast. Rates from $304/person/night. Valid through December 2013.
  • The PLAYERS Stadium Golf Experience: package includes one round of golf at TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium Course, transportation to golf course, golf bag storage, commemorative 17th Hole bag tag, luxury accommodations and breakfast. Rates from $349/person/night. Valid through December 2013.
  • Sawgrass Golf Experience: package includes one round of golf on TPC Sawgrass’ Dye’s Course, transportation to golf course, golf bag storage, luxury accommodations and breakfast. Rates from $269/person/night. Valid through December 2013.
  • Sawgrass Golf & Spa Experience: package includes one round of golf on TPC Sawgrass’ Dye Course, Sawgrass Spa 50-minute signature treatment, transportation to golf course, golf bag storage, luxury accommodations, breakfast. Rates from $489/person/night. Valid through December 2013.

Turnberry Isle Miami

  • Unlimited Golf: package includes overnight accommodations, one 18-hole round of golf per night’s stay, green fees, cart fees and forecaddie fees, unlimited use of practice facilities, golf club storage, daily buffet breakfast, overnight valet parking and more. Rates from $449/night.

Hawaii

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club (Oahu)

  • Stay and Play Golf Package: includes three-night oceanfront accommodations, four rounds of golf and roundtrip transportation to golf course. Rates from $270/night. Valid January 3, 2014 – December 22, 2014.

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

  • ProPlay II Golf Package: includes three nights’ accommodations, three rounds of golf with cart, welcome cocktail, oyster roast, daily breakfast, complimentary daily lunch and more. Valid through June 1, 2014. Rates from $234/person.

Sea Pines Resort

  • Harbour Town Tour Experience: package includes two nights’ accommodations, daily breakfast, round of golf on Harbour Town Golf Links (walking caddie, lunch during round, practive area with customized name plate, complimentary range balls, one-hour pro instruction prior to the round and first-tee introduction) and bonus round at Heron Point. Rates from $1080/golfer (May 21 – September 23 and November 26  – March 17) and $1210/golfer (March 18 – May 20 and September 24 – November 3). Valid year-round.

Texas

NYLO Hotels (Las Colinas, Plano, or South Side [Dallas])

  • Stay and Play: package includes one night’s stay, one round of golf at Old American Golf Club, and complimentary yardage book, water, snacks and pro-shop gift. Rates from $213/night/player. Code NYLO Stay and Play.