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Affordable Miami: Get the Incard

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With most of the country experiencing near Arctic temps right now, Miami—a lone warm-weather destination on the eastern seaboard—is looking pretty good. And there's another reason to go: travel discounts!

Miami Beach tourism is offering a slim and subtle bar-coded card for discounts as big as 20% at the area's top shops, restaurants, museums, hotels, and more. The card comes in two colors: platinum for tourists, and black for residents.

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Calorie-Conscious Cocktails at Boston's Liberty Hotel

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Resolving to lose weight in 2010? Don’t let your drinking habit get in the way!

The Liberty Hotel in Boston is hosting informative (and delicious) “Finally Fridays,” serving up “Sleek Cocktails” with 150 calories or fewer.

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Holiday Gift Idea: Heavenly Travel Blanket

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Have someone on your list that never gets out of bed? Give the Heavenly Travel Blanket from Westin Hotels! They can literally take the bed with them. Plus, the blanket tucks into a nifty compact travel pillow.

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Contest Watch: Holiday Edition

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Tis the season for toys and presents, but what about getting your 2010 travel calendar in line? These three contests might make for one heck of a New Year.

Ultimate Fiji Adventurer
Now – January 1st
Make your New Year’s resolution to be more adventurous. Tourism Fiji has launched a video contest to give away a pair of roundtrip tickets to Fiji on Air Pacific (from Los Angeles) and seven nights—with meals—at Sonaisali Island Resort. Contestants must submit a 2-3 minute video explaining why they are an Ultimate Fiji Adventurer at www.fijime.tv/videocontest. After entries close on January 1st, it’s up to the public to vote on their favorite submission. We could not confirm at publilcation time, but contestants shoudle expect to pay taxes and fees.

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Happily Ever After: Get the Disney Wedding Experience from Start to Finish

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I recently became engaged and while doing some non-work-related research on the matter, I stumbled upon something unusual/sweet/kind of cringe-worthy: Disney Wedding Rings.

Couture designer Kirstie Kelly unveiled her “Kirstie Kelly for Disney by Mouawad” collection of engagement rings for the 2009 Bridal Week in New York City. The six rings are inspired by six Disney princesses from a princess-cut Sleeping Beauty ($5,460) to the three-stone Belle design ($4,650).

But wait! There’s more!

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Hello Kitty Turns 35—Cougar Jokes Abound

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Never has a pop icon been so happy to turn 35. Last week on  November 1, 2009, the beloved cat turned the big 3-5  (that’s 137 in human years).

To celebrate the Japanese import, Royal/T in L.A.'s Culver City is hosting a free Hello Kitty event entitled Three Apples—a nod to H.K.’s weight, as listed on her official bio—bringing together over 30 artists inspired by the flirtatious feline. A portion of the art’s proceeds will help fund community service projects in Los Angeles.

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Contest Watch: Win a Cali Hotel Stay, Luxury Cruise, Sydney Trip, and More!

Excuse my flurry of posts but there has been a huge surge of late-breaking contests that I just had to share. All you need to do is enter:

200910-b-hotelbelamarjpgLarkspur Hotels "I Need a Vacation Because!" Contest (closes Nov. 17)

Facebook fans of the Larkspur Hotels page can enter to win a two-night getaway to one of the Larkspur Collections’ eight hotels (one winner per hotel) in California and Oregon. Contestants must post why they need a vacation in 50 words or less. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, humor, and substance, and from what I’ve seen on the Facebook page, TravelandLeisure.com’s savvy and creative readers have a pretty good shot. The prize includes $150 voucher for Southwest Airlines and a $100 to the hotel restaurant. Winners do not have to cover taxes or fees. Visit www.facebook.com/larkspurhotels to enter.

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Fall Golf Deals: Florida and Mexico Packages Expiring Soon!

200910-b-golf-lucy-schaefferjpg I love golf! More importantly, I love a great golf deal. So it pains me to have to leave some of our best deals by the wayside as booking dates near and expirations loom. From sunny Mexico to (uh, also sunny?) Florida, I’ve salvaged some deals that didn’t make the newsletter but shouldn’t go unnoticed.

+ Los Cabos: 3-night all-inclusive resort/golf deal for $743
+ Los Cabos: Hotel + unlimited golf for $320/night
+ Los Cabos: Marquis Los Cabos + 4 rounds of golf for $670/night
+ Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida: Hotel + golf + lessons + credit= $170/night
+ St. Augustine, Florida: World Golf Hall of Fame gala event packages from $359
+ Orlando, Florida: Unlimited golf + hotel for $139/night


Charlotte Savino is online listings editor (and resident golfer) at Travel + Leisure.

JetBlue Launches Service To Barbados, $99 Each Way

Starting today, JetBlue will offer flights between New York’s JFK Airport and Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown, Barbados, in the lower Caribbean. To take advantage of the airline's introductory price of $99 each way, you must book before Oct. 8 for travel through December 19th, 2009 (with Thanksgiving blackout dates).

Barbados is the twelfth international destination on JetBlue’s growing route map (flights to Jamaica begin May 21, 2010).

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New Golf Shirt Made from...Corn?

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Call it Corn of the Loom. Verterra Sport has unveiled an eco-friendly golf shirt made from corn. Though corn fibers have been used before, this durable and blendable formula the cream of the crop. The shirts come in two varieties: 52% corn available in five classic colors and 88% corn available in green or black.

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