A week in the Azores for $700
If your plans for a trip to Europe are sinking as fast as the stock market, then how about meeting the Continent half-way… For the very bullish price of $708. Azores Express is offering a 7-day/6-night air and hotel package to Sao Miguel for just $709 per person (before tax) for travel through June 15, 2009, including 6 nights at the Hotel Ponta Delgada. Situated half-way across the Atlantic between the East Coast and Europe, the Azores are a string of nine islands with a wealth of travel opportunities to explore. Rich in nautical history, the main island of Sao Miguel features rustic gourmet restaurants, lush gardens and activities such as hikes to a volcanic crater lake and whale watching excursions (the Azores is considered one of the top whale-watching destinations in the world).
Endless Summer (Rates) in Turks & Caicos
Normally, finding a deal at a luxe Caribbean property means traveling there in the sweltering summer. However, Amanyara is currently extending its summer rates through December 18 for all villa and pavilion accommodations at the resort. Located just steps from a national marine park, Amanyara offers visitors both sybaritic splendor and natural wonders in one idyllic setting.
Boston Bulls & Bears
Embracing the roller-coaster rhythms of the stock market, Boston’s Colonnade Hotel is offering a Monday through Friday Bulls & Bears package tied to the Dow Jones closing bell. If the market finishes down, guests receive 20 percent off their stay that night and if the market is up, the hotel takes 10 percent off, making it a win-win proposition. All guests need to do is identify the Bulls & Bears package (valid until March 29, 2009) when making a reservation.