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Summer Travel Steals, Splurges & Tips With Tracy O'Connor

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The summer travel season is officially here, and travel expert Tracy O'Connor is here with some deals for couples, families, and tips for traveling with babies.

 

 

1. FOR THE FRUGAL ADVENTURER!!  The Green Tortoise Adventure Travel Bus:  "National Parks Loop Adventure"

THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP !!   

  • 6 days and only $999 - Great if you have little cash to spare but want an experience of a lifetime.
  • Charter leaves out of San Francisco:  Visit the Ruby Mountains of Northern Nevada, then hit up Jackson Hole, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Zion and Bryce Canyons…ride down the Virgin River, beneath sandstone cliffs, visit Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon - this one trip will seriously help you check off that bucket list!
  • Luxury Coach converts into cozy beds for overnight drives and then camp under the stars most other nights!
  • PERFECT for adventurous couples, college grads, girl friends, guy friends - and IDEAL for the solo Traveler.  
  • This is great if you are BROKE!  Or if you want to get back in touch with your inner hippie.
  • Gourmet cuisine, on Coach chefs - shop in local markets and group cooks together - so much FUN!  You will meet travelers you'll be friends with forever
  • The GUIDES are so knowledgeable you get such an Insiders view - nothing you could do it you planned the Trip on your own.


2) FABULOUS FAMILY TRIP!!  Moab, Utah - "The Mighty Five Package" by Sorrel River Ranch and Spa!

This is a Splurge family trip for summer J - city slickers experience the magic of Utah's majestic landscape!

  • The "Might Five" Utah National Parks Package Includes...
  • A 3 night stay in a Mountain View Room at Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa & 2 night stay in a Luxury Cabin at Zion Mountain Ranch
  • BREATHTAKING MINDBLOWINGLY BEAUTIFUL Location.
  • Includes family Breakfasts, brunches and farm-to-table dinners!
  • Includes a NATIONAL PARK PASS and a Guided Hike to one of the Five:  ARCHES National Park, CANYONLANDS National Park, BRYCE Canyon, North Rim of the GRAND CANYON, ZION National Park.
  • This ranch resort is a PLAYGROUND adventure enthusiasts seeking to revel in the area's myriad active adventures:  SO MANY ACTIVITIES!!!!  Enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, rafting, lazy-loungey river trips, horseback riding, gourmet dining - roping and line dancing!  YeeHaw!
  • Up to $220.00 in activity credits per person for use when arranged by the Sorrel River Ranch Guest Experience team
  • GREAT TRIP FOR FAMILY - HAS IT ALL!!
  • And the SPA and DINING are award winning.
  • **TIP - GET A RIVER FACING ROOM!!
  • Package goes through October and is $6000 based on Double Occupancy - each additional guest is $1200.


3)  COUPLES SWANKY SOJOURN FOR A STEAL: Four Seasons Punta Mita, Mexico (AT 33% OFF!! - YOU GET THE THIRD NIGHT FREE!)

  • Stay at the Four Seasons Swanky digs - and take the love of your life to the destination of your dreams.
  • Book 3 nights and GET THE THIRD NIGHT FREE!!
  • SERVICE IS THE BEST here. Just read TripAdvisor.com if you think we are kidding.  
  • SO great for Couples - Incredible spa, really fun day & evening trips to the surfing/fishing village of Sayulita…
  • And for the Guys…the Golf is non-pareil! Course was rated #1 in THE WORLD by CondeNast Traveler several times!  GET Out!!
  • Think romantic walks on beach...private yacht rentals...dinner on the rock in the middle of ocean...tequila tasting classes... cooking classes...warm sunsets…  Ahhhhh…..
  • Great ocean FUN - spear fishing, surreal snorkeling and scuba diving, etc.
  • And… (word on the street) - is that it's the best Beach in Punta Mita - only real swimmable beach compared to the other resorts!!
  • 2.5 hour flight from LA! - Fly into Puerto Vallarta & the Resort shuttle will scoop you up and take you to the Property
  • FAMILIES - don't despair.  In true 4S fashion - it's also fantastic for couples with kids as we spoke to friends who LOVE it there. They get their romance and the kids go crazy for the lazy river and all the 4S Kids Programs.


4) TRAVEL TIP FOR THOSE WITH TINY TOTS:  NannyInTheClouds.com
"Like a Mile-high Match.com for Moms and Babysitters."  

How does it work?

  • Connects Babysitters in transit with Families in transit
  • Nannies/Families - Just punch in your flight coordinates and the service will send you a match!
  • When a match is made, the Family pays a fee of $10 to Nanny in the Clouds.
  • Parties decide on an hourly rate or a flat fee for the whole trip
  • You can get help from the airport arrival all the way through to your Final destination/Hotel arrival or just an extra hand while in the Air!
  • This is a brilliant way for anyone who enjoys children to turn air travel into EXTRA CASH!

Follow Tracy O'Connor on Twitter: @ClubTracy

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