Travel Treats :: November

Everyone loves a travel treat! Sounds fabulous, but what it is? A travel treat is a great buy you can't pass up, and over the next few months we'll be introducing more travel treats, published on the first Wednesday of every month. Yours is waiting! Whistler, BC whistler chateau [trip style = active & adventure] Take advantage of Whistler's La Nina (ie - a ton of snow) weather to ski by day and apres by night. One of my fave destinations at Whistler, the Chateau, caters to all ages in style. Details/Cost: Book by November 15th to save 40% on 4-night /3-day package and 3-day lift ticket. Starting from $499 per person per stay. Available on arrivals from November 26 - December 21, 2010. Book online or via phone 1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853). Alternatively, join the Fairmont President's Club (free) to access the once-monthly Fairmont deals that happen to feature rates at the Chateau from $109/night for stays during November and December. See you on the slopes! *See my review of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler here.

Sunshine Coast, BC rock water resort [trip style = glamping] One of the closest and most luxurious glamping options near Vancouver, BC is just a ferry away! From now until March 31st 2011, The Rock Water is offering a great weekend storm-watching package for their tenthouses. Hit the spa apres the inclement weather to soothe your senses. Cost: $649 plus taxes includes breakfast, spa credits and other goodies. *Plus, check out this fall travel treat: from now until Dec. 22, pay $109/night for an ocean view room or one bedroom cabin. Includes Breakfast. Once you get there, if you absolutely 'must' stay in a tenthouse, you can upgrade for about $100/night.

Seattle, WA bellevue westin [trip style = urban] I experienced the Westin Bellevue last month with my husband and dog @nachoking. We booked our weekend getaway using the Westin's shopping package. This package is the essence of a travel treat, here's why: it's a nice hotel, beside amazing shopping and your $199/night weekend rate + free parking is really only $100/night because you get a $100 gift certificate (per night) to any of the shopping or restaurants in the area. If you just want the gift certificate as cash, buy an appetizer or coffe at one of the restaurants or coffee shops and get the difference back! *See my review of the Westin Bellevue here.

PS - don't forget about last week's launch of the groupon-like travel site Trip Alertz. If you want some tropical therapy this winter, check out the Bahamas' free companion airfare (book by Dec 1, travel by June 30th).

{Stay tuned for more travel treats the first Wednesday of Every Month.}

[photos by rock water, fairmont chateau whistler, westin bellevue]