A whole smattering of travel ideas this week...
US$79 -- Fly to Oakland, CA from Seattle with Alaska Airline's Winter Sale
Flights also offered to Las Vegas and other West Coast destinations.
Fares are valid for travel through Dec. 19, 25, 26; Jan. 3-5.
Taxes are approximately US$15 each leg.
$797 -- Cuba All-Inclusive New Years Package
Depart December 31 for 7 nights @ Club Amigo Varadero
Taxes are approx. $206 per person.
$358 -- Vancouver to Toronto, now thru Feb 13
WestJet's 2-day 50% off sale, book by midnight Dec 6 (MST)
This isn't a killer price, but it's the best you're likely to get. To save about $240 after tax, you can fly Seattle to Detroit on Tues or Wed, connecting in Chicago, for only $198 plus about $30 in taxes, for travel through March 7.
$499 -- 8-night The Best of South America Cruise
Feb 23, 2008. From Buenos Aires, Argentina, around the coast of South America and ending in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
$279 & up -- Royal Caribbean 4- & 5-night Caribbean sailings, $150 OFF.
January and February sailings
$249-279 -- Scandinavia & Europe flights (each way)
Sample fares (each way) from Seattle to:
* $249 ... Copenhagen, Stockholm, Bergen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stavanger
* $279 ... London, Amsterdam, Milan, Paris, Tallin, Warsaw, Zurich
Travel between Jan. 7 and March 17
$70 -- Las Vegas 4-Diamond Hotel w/$25 Credit
A total of 16 dates through Jan. 3 -- including a Friday night -- are $70 per night. If you stay 3 consecutive nights, your nightly rate could average $46.67.
Other dates through March 27 start at $80 -- including all the extras.
Book by Dec. 17.
From $327 RT -- New York to Vancouver on Cathay Pacific
Travel through Jan. 31, 2008 from the U.S. to Vancouver. Return flights are to be completed no later than 30 days from the outbound departure date.
US$899 -- Mediterranean 7-Night Cruise next Summer
Sail roundtrip from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Sicily, Athens, Kusadasi (Turkey) and Crete.
Depart July 20 or Aug. 10; pay just US$100 more to depart July 13.
$499 -- Pacific Coast Cruise N' Stay Package, 6 Nights
* Airfare from Vancouver to Los Angeles on April 21
* Transfers to Anaheim
* 3 nights accommodation at the Clarion Anaheim Resort
* Transfers to the cruise ship
* 3-night cruise back to Vancouver onboard the Norwegian Star
Taxes are approx. $220 per person.