January can seem like the longest month of the year: colder temperatures, piles of snow, dark and grey days and early nights. It is enough to make you want to throw up your hands, pack a bag and head off to somewhere that offers a change of pace. Who would blame you? Not me. These winter deals are perfect for when you’ve got a case of the winter blahs.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Escape the cold and head to the beach with deep discounts from nine oceanfront Myrtle Beach resorts. Canadians, Myrtle Beach wants you and they are offering up to 55% off your stay of seven nights or longer for most dates between now and mid-May. Check out VacationMyrtleBeach.com for more information.
Friendly Planet Travel: Tours of Europe
Here’s a limited time sale on tours to Europe from Friendly Planet Travel. You can save up to $600 with the coupon code EM010317 combined with an early bird discount. These tour packages include roundrip airfare, first-class accommodation, meals and transfers and a few of the destinations currently on sale include Iceland, Croatia, Spain and a Rhine River Cruise. This sale is available now through January 17, 2017 so act fast. Visit the Friendly Planet Travel website for more information.
Topnotch Resort, Stowe, Vermont
Live like a local at the luxury boutique Topnotch Resort in Vermont when you take in the town’s best kept secrets through the new Live Like a Local package. You’ll learn staff favourites like the best hidden sledding hill and where to find the best beer in Vermont. This package includes accommodations in a room of your choice, daily breakfast a VT Flannel Company blanket to take home, a dozen locally produced Laughing Moon Truffles in your room upon arrival, a customized “locals only” guide to Topnotch’s favourite seasonal activities provided at check-in and individualized concierge service to help you book exclusive local experiences based on your own interests. Rates start at $299 per night, based on double occupancy. Visit here for more information.
Mandarin Oriental, Miami
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami is offering a chance for travellers to leave the digital distractions behind and step into wellness. The main goal of the day-long immersion into all things relaxation is to get people to disconnect from their devices for and re-connect with themselves. The immersion retreats offer a full menu of wellness experiences including group yoga classes, private beach time and singing bowl groups and of course treatments like the Digital Wellness Escape.
For reservations and enquiries, please contact the Spa directly at +1 (305)913-8332 or visit mandarinoriental.com/miami.
Amsterdam with The Dylan
The Dylan is a luxury boutique hotel centrally located in Amsterdam’s trendy “nine streets” shopping are. The Dylan’s Family Package is available now through March 1, 2017 and features VIK – Very Important Kids – amenities including a Dylan teddy bear, colouring set and booklet, milk, cookie and popcorn at turn down for kids, the Dylan Buffet Breakfast, tickets to the NEMO Science Museum, a three-course dinner in Brasserie OCCO including a VIK dessert plate and in-room usage of a Nintendo Wii game console. Sounds fantastic!
With all of these great deals, your biggest problem may be deciding whether to book more than one.