Today Show: Hot Summer Deals For Travelers
Good news, financially-minded prospective travelers, it is not too late to start planning your vacation. In fact, you are still a little over a month ahead of the point at which prices for travel begin to peak – July 4. Kate Maxwell, Editor in Chief of Jetsetter.com came on the Today Show May 13 2013 to talk about some hot summer travel deals for you to cash in on. First tip? Take some time off of work and travel during the week; that is when prices are the lowest. Now, for the locations!
Newport, Rhode Island 30-Minute Yacht Tour
Newport, Rhode Island was the first stop. A few of the hot spots to visit in the beautiful harbor town are the Forty 1 North, a rustic on the outside but modern on the inside hotel that, if you stay there between Sunday and Thursday, is $229 per night. As an added bonus, this particular price point comes with a 30-minute yacht tour around the harbor. Kate Maxwell also suggested doing a tour of locales such as the Gilded Age Mansion. Oh, and it’s Rhode Island, so sailing is a must!
Cheapest Hawaii Getaway: Lanai Island, Hawaii
If you are looking for a trip to Hawaii at a reasonable price point, Lanai Island is a great pick. It is the least populated and therefore has the least attractions, but this is what keeps the price down, and you are only nine miles from Maui, a short flight away. The island has a Four Seasons a little inland that you can get for $240 per night when you book three nights. With a less inhabited island also comes more opportunities for activities such as off-roading and hiking.
Stawberry Hill Jamaica: Plenty Of Rich History
Some may be leery of booking a vacation in Jamaica during the summer with hurricane season around, but Kate Maxwell said that you only really have to avoid the last two weeks of September where that is concerned. For those that are sensitive to heat, Strawberry Hill, located in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, is the perfect pick for those looking for an island getaway sans excessive perspiration. This colonial area of the islands features a rich history and is owned by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records. What does this mean? For $188 a night, you can stay in the same place that artists such as Bob Marley and Bono have stayed before, as well.
Montreal, Quebec: Fourth Night Comes Free
If you want to see some French culture without actually going to France, Quebec is the place for you. You can stay at the Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile for $200 per night (with the fourth night being free of charge) and get in on things such as the jazz festivals, plenty of good food and the Grand Prix.