Give yourself or a loved one a travel treat.What: The annual Society of American Travel Writers' travel-oriented, online auction.
How: Sign up, pick your faves and start bidding.
Deadline: Auction closes at 11:45 p.m. EST, Nov. 15, 2013.
4- Day Maine Windjammer Sailing Vacation
Starting Bid: $250.00 — Be First to Bid!
Win It Now Price: $1,700.00
Bidding Ends: Fri Nov 15, 2013 - 11:45 PM US/Eastern
Time Left: 17 days 14 hours 55 minutes
ESTIMATED VALUE: $1,500.00
|Oyster Bay Beach, St. Maartens.|
• Online Travel Journalism Courses
• City Passes
• Condo in Destin, FL, and a cotttage in Palmetto Bluff, SC.
• Stays in Aspen, Palm Springs, Prague, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Indianapolis, Boston, St. Maarten, Punta Cana, Disney World, Tacoma, Natchez, Miami and Los Cabos, Mexico to name drop a few.
• A stay and a round of golf at St. Andrews.
• River rafting
• Trip, including air, to Branson
... And many more, including a round-trip, transcontinental excursion Toronto to Vancouver in Sleeper Plus Class on VIA Rail Canada.
|Cross Canada VIA Rail|
Best of China bargain
|Summer Palace, Beijing. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
What: 15-day "Mighty Yangtze" tour
Where: Beijing (Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace), Xian (Terracotta Warriors), Chengdu (Giant Panda Breeding Center), a 3-day Yangtze cruise on five-star Victoria Katarina, and Shanghai, China. Hotels are in four- and five-star.
How much: $2,339, based on double occupancy, includes round-trip airfare from San Francisco or Los Angeles. Add $60 for a New York departure.
Fine print: Cash-only, subject to availability.
Log onto www.chinaspree.com and click "China tours" then "specials".
Art in the Park special
|Alfond Inn, Winter Park, FL.|
What: Art in the Park package includes two nights (double occupancy), $100 credit at Hamilton's Kitchen, admission to the Cornell Fine Art Museum, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art with its superb Tiffany collection and a guided tour of the Alfond Collection.
Where: The Alfond Inn, Winter Park, Florida's newest and poshest hotel, where its net operating income goes to the Alfond Scholars program fund for scholarships at Rollins College.
When: Now through December 31, 2013.
How much: $395.
Hate orange and blue and red and black?
|Dillsboro Pottery Festial.|
What: Western North Carolina Pottery Fest with more than 40 professional ceramic artists from 15 states throwing, demonstrating, exhibiting and selling their creations.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, rain or shine.
Where: Front Street in the friendly mountain village of Dillsboro, NC.
How much: $3 per person, children under 12 free.
www.wncpotteryfestival.com. Call the Jackson County Visitors Center, 800-962-1911, for lodging info.