If you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to be more active in 2013, then a ski vacation should be in your future! I tracked down four fantastic February ski deals at some of North America’s most popular mountains including Park City, Utah, Lake Tahoe, Telluride, and Banff National Park. I went on Fox & Friends First this morning to share these white hot packages as well as tips on how to lock in the cheapest ski vacation deals. Read more
It´s that time of year again. Winter is in full swing; the weather is crummy; and all you can think is: I NEED a vacation!
As you dream about where your next vacation destination will be, you´re presented with a lot of options ranging from warm and sunny beaches to snow-covered mountain tops. Just the other day I was talking with a good friend who was unsure about where he wanted to go for vacation. Did he want to go on a cruise? A solitary retreat in a national park? Or some place with lots of bustle and energy like New York City?
The second best part of skiing—the third best part is finally taking those ski boots off at the end of the day and the best, of course, is whooshing down the slopes at top speed—has to be the break you take in the middle of the day to refuel. Call me crazy, but food just tastes so much better halfway up a mountain when you’re cold and spent and exhausted. But where are the best places to grab a bite while you’re skiing? No sad $14 bowl of chili for you, buddy; here are some of my favorites:
* Chimney Corner Lounge at Sunshine Village, Banff, Canada: It’s cozy without being cutesy, the fire is always roaring, and the prime rib burger can’t help but hit the spot. Hey, you can eat three million calories if you’re going to be working it off in the afternoon, I swear.
Please join us in welcoming guest author Libby Zay, a travel writer and contributor to Aol Travel.
Looking to score big on a Super Bowl travel package? Be careful, because scam artists love to dream up new tricks for major sporting events. The American Society of Travel Agents says millions of dollars are defrauded out of sports fans each year, with the Super Bowl being the main event for swindlers.
“I’ve been in hotel lobbies and in the line at the game and seen people crying because they’ve spend $15,000 on tickets and are turned away,” says Chris Russo, President and Chair of the ASTA who has had the opportunity to attend four Super Bowls in the past.
Read the original story on Aol Travel for six tips on how to avoid Super Bowl Scams.
Gnome’s Note: Hello chaps, it’s the Travelocity Roaming Gnome! Even though I have a rather impressive list of travels under my belt, globetrotters like me still fancy a few new travel tidbits now and again. That’s why I’m interviewing Travelocity’s very own destination experts. Meet me here every Wednesday to learn about a smashing new place.
Good gracious! Is it November already? Even though it ruffles my feathers when I get mistaken for a holiday elf, I do consider it a rather splendid time of year. So does Rebecca Sharpe, Travelocity’s top ski aficionado. She actually lives in the ski resort town of Winter Park, Colo., so she’s champing at the bit for snow season to come around.
Here’s Rebecca skiing a blizzard in her hometown. That’s rather impressive!