THE DESTINATION GAZETTE-SUMMER
Placed between warmer
temperatures & abundant sunshine and leaves which begin to turn color &
a harvest moon, the last month of summer can be the best of all. As the
summer season wraps up, it is an ideal time to think about your next
seasons’ adventures. Our newsletter is full of ideas for warm, beach
vacation & cozy fall & winter getaways. We have exciting travel news,
travel gift ideas, suggestions for Fall, Spring & Winter travel to
Europe, current specials and Oktoberfest celebrations across the USA.
Have an enjoyable Labor Day weekend everyone!
cities were a necklace, Prague would be a diamond among the
announced their new non-stop service between Chicago O’Hare and Prague
for the 2020 season! The flights will be available five times a week
from May 8 to October 24. The “City of 100 Spires” has so much to offer
within its historic center, as well as, day trips to the Bohemian
countryside to visit castles and spa-towns.
The Royalton Antigua
Resort has opened Antigua’s first ever overwater bungalows set on Antigua’s Deep
Bay. The adults-only Diamond Club “Chairman Overwater Bungalows” are a
collection of one-bedroom villas, each with special amenities including
personal butler service, an infinity plunge pool, an overwater hammock,
a large soaking tub, a private deck and a glass floor, fitness & yoga
classes and much more. These romantic, Tahitian-style overwater
bungalows are extremely popular for honeymooners and romantics and
should be booked well in advance.
is the Caribbean’s first
autism-friendly resorts. Beaches has partnered with The International
Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards, a global
leader in online training and certification programs with representation
in over 40 countries. Their certification programs are the worldwide
benchmark for those who work with individuals that have cognitive
disorders. All of their resorts offer the optional services of a One-on
One Beaches Buddy that is Autism Certified by the prestigious IBCCES,
trained to cater to children of any age. You can request a buddy for
your entire stay or just a few hours. Beaches Kids Camps are
Certified Autism Centers that ensure team member have the requisite
knowledge, skills, temperament and expertise to cater to all children
and offer age-specific programs for infants, toddlers, pre-teen, and
you struggle to find the perfect gift for your Wanderlust friend or
relative? We think you will like the two suggestions below.
National Park Service.
“America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands
Pass” for $80 and enter more than 2,000 federal recreation areas,
including all national parks. The pass covers entrance, standard
amenity fees and day use fees for a driver and all passengers in a
personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas or up to 4 adults at sites
which charge per person. Children ages 15 and under are admitted free
A great gift for the traveler who likes to explore on their own is the
“Reusable Travel Flatware” set from Anthropologie. It is also great for
our environment too! Only $14.00 at anthropologie.com.
FALL, WINTER & SPRING
have listed below suggestions for off season travel to Europe.
Trafalgar, "Lucerne Explorer'
is a wonderful six day, 1 country, "City Explorer" vacation which
includes transfers from the Zurich Airport, accommodations at the Grand
Hotel Europe hotel, seven meals and sightseeing. Prices from
$1395.00 pp based on double occupancy.
Trafalgar, "Balkan Escape" is
a wonderful eight day, 2 country "Regional Explorer" vacation which
includes transfers from the Zagreb Airport, accommodations, twelve meals
and sightseeing. The guided vacation highlights: Zagreb, Opatija,
Ljubljana and Bled. Prices from $1,450.00 pp based on double
note all travel specials are subject to change, based on availability
and restrictions apply.
up to 65 pct. on resort accommodations at Beaches and Sandals Luxury
Included vacation packages. Book by 08/25/19 for travel through
Trafalgar and Brendan
Vacations-Enjoy fewer crowds, shorter lines or feel the spirit of the winter season
with a fall, winter or spring guided vacation to Europe. Save now with
two specials offers on select Trafalgar and Brendan Vacations
departures. Save up to 5 pct. with Early Payment Discount on the land
portion of a 2019/2020 Autumn, Winter and Spring Europe trips when
booked and paid in full by August 29, 2019. Save $300 per couple on a
Trafalgar or Brendan Vacations package with flights on American
Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia on all classes of
service. Must book and deposit by 08/30/19. If combining with a Real
Travel Deal full payment on land and airfare are due at time of
booking. Travel 09/01/2019 to March 31, 2020.
winter wonderlands: Save up to 60 pct. off with Funjet Vacations winter
2020 sale to Mexico, the Caribbean and Hawaii. Travel dates: 01/01/2020
to 04/30/2020. Book by 09/05/19.
up to $100 off on air and hotel packages to the USA and Canada. Travel
now to 12/31/19. Book by 09/15/19.
up to $150 off an air and hotel package at a Best Western Hotels &
Resorts property in the USA, Canada (with or without a car rental) and
many international destinations. Travel now to 03/31/20. Book by
season is near. Put on your lederhosen or dirndl and dancing shoes and
grab your stein for one of these iconic German celebrations.
Oktoberfest at Starved
Rock Lodge, October 19, 20, 23 & 24, 2019, Utica, Illinois.
Oktoberfest St. Alphonsus,
September 28-30, 2019, Chicago’s West Lakeview neighborhood.
The 59th Annual
Oktoberfest La Crosse, Wisconsin, September 28-30, 2019.
Oktoberfest at the Amana
Colonies, Amana, IA., October 4-6, 2019.
Mount Angel Oktoberfest, September 12-15, 2019, Mount Angel, Oregon.
Fredericksburg, Texas, October 4-6, 2019, Downtown Marktplatz.
The 49th Annual
Oktoberfest in Helen, Georgia, September 5-8, 12-15, 19-22 & September
26 thru October 27, 2019.
Zinzinnati, September 20-22, 2019, Cincinnati, Ohio.