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Vacationist Hotel Deals: Manhattan, Scottsdale, Bali + a Destination Spa

Book now on Vacationist, and you can stay in some of your favorite hotels and resorts for up to 40% off.

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201205-b-vacationist-nolitanjpgNolitan Hotel - up to 35% off - New York City, New York
The first boutique hotel to open in Manhattan's Nolita (North of Little Italy) neighborhood, the Nolitan exudes both low-key hipness and local charm.

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Last Dash to London! Essential Booking Tips for the Olympic-Bound

201205-b-london-cityscape95605583jpgLast Saturday, the Olympic Torch relay set off in Great Britain and began a 70-day journey through the United Kingdom that will end on July 27 at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. The countdown has begun.

Set on making it across the pond this summer? It’s not too late—but you must act now! To inspire you procrastinators to begin booking, we present our last-minute get-to-London guide.

The good news: flights to the city’s hub airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, London City) are still available. Right now, a search of round-trip fares from major U.S. cities range from $1,100 to $1,500. Departing from Chicago, you’ll fork over about $1,200 for a round-trip economy ticket on Virgin Atlantic Airways (a seat in the carrier’s newly revamped Upper Class cabin will cost you $2,800).

These fares are steep—and getting steeper—but they aren’t higher than this time last year. “I don’t think airlines are price gauging,” says George Hobica, founder of AirfareWatchdog.com, a site that monitors ticket prices. “It’s still the summer season and we’re seeing reasonable fares for this time of year.”

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TODAY Show Video: Affordable Beach Vacations

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Looking to plan a seaside getaway—with hotel rates under $200 a night? Hear Travel + Leisure's deputy editor, Laura Begley Bloom's, best tips for an affordable beach vacation right now.

TODAY Show Video: Last-Minute Memorial Day Ideas

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Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix
Phoenix’s grande dame was built in the 1920’s by disciples of Frank Lloyd Wright, and unlike many Phoenix resorts, it’s understated and elegant—a sophisticated gray stone carved with Wright’s signature angles. Rooms are small and cozy and feature earth-tone furnishings. Explore eight pools and numerous nooks and crannies among the 39 acres, including the Catalina pool; Irving Berlin reportedly wrote “White Christmas” while afloat here. This summer, it’s hosting the third annual Hollywood & Wine Festival.

Deal:From $80/night ($119/night and third night free), available through Labor Day. Use group code “ZU” when booking online or call 800-950-0086.

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JetBlue One-Day Sale: Fares to Nantucket from $39

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JetBlue is holding one of its short-term, big-savings sales. Book today and you can fly between NYC and Nantucket for just $39. The sale covers travel between May 22 through June 21, 2012 and there are some blackout dates. The airline flies to all sorts of delightful destinations—St. Thomas, Turks and Caicos, New Orleans, Martha’s Vineyard—just looking at the list of places could launch an impromptu late spring/early summer vacation plan.

(By the way, have you signed up for our free Hot Deals newsletter?)

Ann Shields is a senior digital editor at Travel + Leisure.

Photo courtesy of JetBlue.

Vacationist Hotel Deals: California, Italy + Arizona

Book now on Vacationist, and you can stay in some of your favorite destinations for up to 40% off.

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The Farmhouse Inn - up to 30% off - Forestville (Sonoma County), California
This country retreat in Sonoma's Russian River Valley melds rustic charms (marble bathrooms; fireside s'mores) with insider access to the best of the California wine region.

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Mezzatorre Resort & Spa - up to 29% off - Ischia Island, Italy
Located in an unspoiled maritime pinewood forest on Ischia's northern shore (just 17 miles southwest of Naples), this spa resort provides the perfect compliment to a mainland tour of Italy.

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Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain - up to 31% off - Paradise Valley, Arizona
Opt for a quiet, modern getaway just 10 minutes north of downtown Scottsdale.

Vacationist.com is brought to you by Travel + Leisure and LuxuryLink.com.

From top: Photos courtesy of Farmhouse Inn; Mezzatorre Resort & Spa; Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain.

Weather Channel Video: Weekend Getaways From Seattle

T+L's Sarah Spagnolo presents easy weekend getaways from Seattle on the Weather Channel's "Wake Up With Al."

1. Nature Trip: Orcas Island
Orcas Island, a three-hour drive and ferry ride from Seattle, is a rustic escape in the San Juan Islands that’s ideal for strolling farmers’ markets and spotting migrating Orca whales (from March to October).

Where to Stay: Rosario Resort, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is set on 40 acres with views of the East Sound and Cascade Bay.

Price: $109 a night. BOOK NOW

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TODAY Show Video: When to Book the Best Airfare

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Travel + Leisure's features director Nilou Motamed shares her tips for the best times to book airfares.

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4 Affordable Wine-Country Hotels

Auberge on the Vineyard

A stay in a wine-region hotel doesn’t have to cost as much as a rare vintage. Here, four of our favorite finds.

France: Olivier Leflaive opened Burgundy’s La Maison et la Table d’Olivier Leflaive (doubles from $146), an inn with 13 bright rooms in the vineyards of his famous Puligny Montrachet wines.

California: The Avia Napa (doubles from $229) makes a perfect base from which to visit the area’s 17 tasting rooms. In Sonoma, Auberge on the Vineyard (doubles from $125) offers on-site workshops on pruning, blending, and barrel-tasting.

Spain: The family-run Echaurren (doubles from $112), in Rioja, houses four restaurants (one of them Michelin-starred) serving local pours from a 300-label cellar.

Photo courtesy of Auberge on the Vineyard

Vacationist Hotel Deals: Palm Springs, New York + Las Vegas

Book now on Vacationist, and you can stay in some of your favorite destinations for up to 40% off.

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Riviera Palm Springs - up to 41% off
Palm Springs, California
A $70 million renovation of this former Rat Pack playground once again lures travelers to this historic 1959 property. Golfers love its proximity to the area's championship links; sun worshippers love the poolside scene.

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Blakely New York Hotel - up to 20% off
New York, New York
The family-friendly property in midtown Manhattan has some of the largest hotel rooms on the island, and guests receive complimentary breakfasts every day—a rarity in a city known for top-dollar dining.

Tropicana Las Vegas - up to 35% off
Las Vegas, Nevada
Located on the southern end of the Strip, the classic Tropicana is once again top of mind, thanks to its tip-to-toe renovation last year.

For more deals, including Palm Beach, Grenada, and Costa Rica, click here.

Vacationist.com is brought to you by Travel + Leisure and LuxuryLink.com.

From top: Photos courtesy of Riviera Palm Springs; Blakely New York.


 

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