Now is the prime- yet unheard of - Shoulder Season for travel. It's the period in-between the summer peak travel season and the holidays. Joining us this morning with some travel deals to take advantage of is Jeanenne Tornatore, Senior Editor, Orbitz.com.
Wisconsin (for fall colors)
Lake Geneva, WI - The Grand Geneva -- $189/night weekend
-Less than a 2-hr drive from downtown Chicago, Lake Geneva is ideal for a weekend getaway and will put you in the midst of fall foliage at its peak (according to TravelWisconsin.com Fall Colors Report, this area will peak in 2 weeks).
-Keep in mind, foliage weekends are a popular fall travel idea, so don't wait until the last minute to book!
The Lodge at Vail, a RockResort, airfare + car rental, 5 nights $439pp Airfare + 5 Nights + Car Rental
The Lodge at Vail, a RockResort, (4 stars) $493 per person
-While most think of Colorado as a ski destination, it's also a beautiful fall destination with the changing Aspen trees, and activities like mtn biking, hiking, etc are still in full swing.
Norwegian Cruise Lines: 7-night Western Caribbean air+cruise, $715pp 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines (Norwegian Star)
Departs from Tampa, sail dates Oct 16, 23, 30
Cruise - $419 (oceanview room)
Airfare - $296
Total cost: $715 pp (includes all meals); plus Orbitz offering free shore excursion as part of purchase
Royal Caribbean 14-night Transatlantic Westbound
Royal Caribbean 14-night Transatlantic, $749
Departs Oct 29 from Barcelona
Visits 3 ports in Spain including in Spain including Seville, 2 stops in the Canary Islands, and final stop in Ft. Lauderdale.
(Airfare to Barcelona, $640 nonstop)
(Airfare home from Ft. Lauderdale, $63 nonstop)
Total: $1,452 (includes all meals)