• Fall Getaways

    Bob Beard
    Yes, you are correct. I wrote a blog like this last year. BUT this year there will be a difference.

    Last year I wrote of mostly inexpensive road trips on the East Coast. I have given you all an entire year to increase your total disposable income so we are going to actually suggest some out of the country trips that would cost you dearly if taken during peak season—but between now and Dec. 15 can be had for a song (or at least not the equity in your home).

    The first trip can be done in less than a week and will supply you with cocktail conversation for years to come. Icelandair is offering a Winter Wellness Package (and who couldn’t use that?) for as little as $877 roundtrip from NYC and Washington, D.C., with another of their gateways at just $20 more. This includes roundtrip air to Reykjavik, a five-day and four-night hotel stay, a visit to the Blue Lagoon thermal baths, and use of the hotel’s spa. You can even add in a viewing of the Northern Lights if nature cooperates.

    If feeling the sand between your toes is more your style than exploring the lunar-like landscape of Iceland, now is the time to book that all inclusive vacation to the Mexican Riviera or Caribbean. For anywhere from $750 to $850 you can get roundtrip airfare from the East Coast cities (a little more from elsewhere), seven nights’ accommodations, all you can eat (and drink!) for a fraction of what the same getaway will cost after December 15.

    And finally, for the purposes of this particular edition, my favorite getaway deal of the fall… Pay attention cruise fans! As I am sure you know, fall and spring are the times when birds migrate and cruise ships “reposition” to warmer climes. Many cruise ships are offering seven days at sea crossing the Atlantic (with maybe a couple of ports thrown in at first) for under $900 and I am not talking about an inside cabin. These are outside cabins with a balcony. For example, on the Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner afloat, (there is a difference between an ocean liner and a cruise ship but that’s another story), you can get a premium, outside cabin with covered balcony, 7 days NYC to Southampton or vice versa, all meals in the grand Britannia dining with impeccable Cunard service for under $800. How, you may ask, do you get back to the States, (after a couple days in London, of course) without paying an arm and a leg for a one way ticket? Ahhh, we come full circle. One way London to NYC on Icelandair $399.

    Ok, on your mark, get set, GO to www.satovacations.com.  Tell them Blogger Bob sent you.

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