This week I’m at the New York Times Travel Show in NYC. And while I love New York (just like the slogan!) it’s no beach vacation! Once I wrap this up it’ll be time to start warm weather destination dreaming all over again. My fellow Canadians, these hot deals are for you.

South of the Border Escapes for Canadians

Beachfront in Miami

While our temperatures have been dropping, the rates at Miami’s Room Mate Hotels have been dropping too. If Florida is calling you, enjoy 15% off your room at Room Mate Lord Balfour and Room Mate Waldorf Towers on Ocean Drive in South Beach. Both properties offer convenient locations and breakfast until noon for those who love to sleep in. Rates at the Lord Balfour start as low as $169 per night in January, $145 with the additional discount. Rates at Waldorf Towers start as low as $152 per night in January, $130 with the additional discount. Use code WARMWINTER at checkout on See the website for restrictions.

Loonie Love in Scottsdale

Scottsdale, Arizona is showing the love to Canadian travellers right now and inviting you to experience some of what the city has to offer (including warm temperatures and world-class amenities, resorts and outdoor adventure). Here are some of the deals the city is currently profiling:

Best of Boulders – Take advantage of the recreation that abounds at the Boulders with a $50 daily resort credit (valid through 12/31/2017)

Canadian Brunch at Bespoke Inn – Enjoy complimentary brunch each morning at Virtu, the inn’s award-winning restaurant, when you book two or more nights. Mention “Canadian Brunch” at the time of booking (valid through 5/31/2017)

15% off Mountain Shadows – Book the “Canadian Rate” and save 15% at the distinctive, modern boutique golf resort set between Camelback and Mummy mountains. (valid through 12/31/2017; now accepting reservations for stays beginning March 1.

Our Neighbors Up North – This package at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia includes 20% off the best available rate, overnight parking ($22 value), a $20 credit toward any regularly-priced golf shirt, $35 golf club rentals at Eagle Mountain Golf Club ($15 savings), as well as a waived resort fee ($25 value).

10% Savings on Bike Rentals – See the desert from a mountain bike with Arizona Outback Adventures, which has more than 300 bikes in its fleet. Canadians receive 10% off all bike rentals, just for being Canadian! (valid through April 30, 2017).

For a full list of offers, visit

Visit The Emerald City

The Pacific Northwest is beautiful in the off-season and right now there is an extra special reason to visit Seattle. February is Seattle Museum Month. There are plenty of itineraries to take advantage of and some special savings to make every adventure you have planned a little more affordable. Stay at a participating hotel in February and access great discounts at Seattle museums and cultural stops. For more information, and for a complete list of participating hotels and attractions, visit

And for those families seeking a Disney vacation (more affordable in the off-season), be sure to check out this special deal for Canadians: 25% off 4 day or longer visits.