End of Summer Getaways


Punta Cana is the most beautiful area in Dominican Republic, full of coconut palms, which is why it is called the “costa del coco”, or coconut coast.  Its vast, white sandy beaches are greatly appreciated and its tropical climate means year round temperatures between 82 and 86 degrees F.  Book an all inclusive getaway to the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana a highly rated full service Oceanside resort with a big beautiful beach where an all inclusive 3-night package through Apple Vacations with Wednesday departures between 8/26 – 9/30 is only $679/per person (based on double occupancy).  This package includes airfare, accommodations, transfers to/from the resort, all meals and drinks and non motorized activities. Call Royal Travel & Tours to learn more.


The Royal Decameron Complex is located 20 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport on the most exciting and extensive beach in beautiful Riviera Nayarit. The colorful resort offers 5 swimming pools, non-motorized water sports and bar services plus a large number of dining options including: JAP JAP, Wok, MexicanoFusión, Piccolo and Steak House, and more. The Royal Decameron Complex also features a disco, 3 tennis courts, one soccer pitch and a Kids Club.  An all inclusive 7-night stay through Apple Vacations with air fare, lodging, all meals and drinks is just $799/pp (based on double occupancy) for Saturday departures between 8/22 and 9/5. Call Royal Travel & Tours to learn more.


Looking to “chill out” in Palm Springs this Summer? Now is the time to take advantage of Hyatt Palm Springsnewly announced “Chill” package.  Guests of the Hyatt Palm Springs this Summer who book a 2-night stay will get the 3rd night free! Travelers can now extend their stay at no cost when arriving Sunday - Tuesday. Guests purchasing 2 nights can get a 3rd consecutive night for free.  See website for availability and stay dates.  Book by September 15th for stays through September 30th.  With room rates starting as low as $129, packages range from $129 to $239, representing savings of 31% to 50%.  Roundtrip airfare from Chicago to Palm Springs as low as $361. Use code: 55110 and book it here


Everyone knows Choice Hotels for its popular midscale brands -- including Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn and Quality Inn. But they may not be aware that Choice also has an upscale offering called Ascend Hotel Collection. Ascend is a collection of more than 130 unique and distinctive hotels and resorts around the world. Right now, a family of four can get away to the Ascend Hotel Collection resort in Wisconsin Dells: Bluegreen Vacations Christmas Mountain Village, for about $199 per night for a two-bedroom suite with a full kitchen.  Ascend Hotel Collection guests have the option to book reservations at 28 exceptional Bluegreen Vacations timeshare resorts. These aren’t simply hotel rooms, they are multi-bedroom units and villas – perfect for families.  Just a short 3-hour drive from Chicago and there is so much to do in Wisconsin Dells. In addition to the Waterparks, the Christmas Mountain Village resort features: A world-class 27-hole golf course; Miniature golf course; Tennis courts; Catch and release fishing locations; 4 outdoor swimming pools, volleyball courts. And is a short distance to: Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park; Noah’s Ark Waterpark; Kalahari Water Park; Mirror Lake State Park. IIn the winter it has 13 ski hills serviced by two chair lifts, cross country ski trails and an indoor swimming pool. Viewers can visit www.choicehotels.com for more information about the entire Ascend Hotel Collection and to book their stay at the Ascend Christmas Mountain Village.


There is no better way to satisfy your retail needs than with the JW Marriott Chicago Back to School shopping package. Macy's is one of the largest department stores in the world and the State Street location has been a Chicago destination for more than a century. After a long day of shopping at Macy's and exploring the Windy City, there is no better way to unwind than in the lavish comforts of your JW hotel room or suite.  Starting at $269/night, this package includes: accommodations, Breakfast credit of $70 USD to be used towards room service or at The Florentine and $100 Macy's gift card. PROMOTIONAL CODE: Z89 Reservations can be made online or call 1-800-228-9290 in the US and ask for promotional code Z89. 

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