Are you up for some wild adventure? Our friends at Alaska Travel Source will help you make your bucket list. Diver-in-residence Bill Beck is especially adventuresome…as he dishes up deals from Havana (see fancy Cuban art, above) to Papeete.
In the meantime, check out this week’s TOP 10 AIRFARES!
10. Anchorage-Boston for $386rt starting Sept. 23 on United
9. Anchorage-Austin, TX from $386rt starting Sept. 20 on Delta
8. Anchorage-New York/JFK for $432rt starting mid-Sept. on Delta
7. Anchorage-Los Angeles/LAX NONSTOP for $314rt Aug. 26-30 ONLY on Alaska
6. Anchorage-Long Beach NONSTOP for $321rt starting Sept. 15 on JetBlue
5. Anchorage-Las Vegas NONSTOP for $362rt starting Aug. 31 on Alaska
4. Fairbanks-Seattle NONSTOP for $244rt on Delta
3. Juneau-Seattle NONSTOP for $244rt on Delta
2. Anchorage-Denver NONSTOP for $368rt Sept. 4-11 ONLY on Frontier
**DRUM ROLL** And here’s the NUMBER-ONE air fare deal of the week:
1. Anchorage-Seattle NONSTOP for $231rt starting Sept; 13 on JetBlue
Call Alaska Travel Source and start planning your next getaway: (907)562-2213
Here are Bill’s specials for the week:
“Want a chance to see Cuba while it’s still legal for Americans to do so? Better run!
“For only the second time in 50 years, we can offer U.S. runners the opportunity to legally take part in the Marabana Havana Marathon or half-marathon, under a special amateur sports license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
“The Marabana Havana Marathon and half-marathons will be held on Sunday, November 16. Insight Cuba has created a 4-day, 3-night tour for the event.
“We’ll take care of all the details, so you don’t have to. You’ll receive an introduction to this unique race course which will allow you to jog through Cuba’s colonial and contemporary history on the day of the race. You’ll also participate in Insight Cuba’s special excursions, providing unique access to people and places the average tourist rarely sees.
“You’ll rest and relax at the Meliá Cohiba hotel, a 5-star member of Spain’s renowned Meliá chain. Located right on the famous Malecón, Havana’s five-mile seaside boulevard, runners will find the ideal place for an early morning or late evening jog.
“There are two distinct 4-day itineraries. The “runners” itinerary is for guests who will participate in the Marabana Havana Marathon or half-marathon. They will travel to Cuba with us under our U.S. Department of the Treasury amateur sports license. The “companion” itinerary is for a runner’s companion, who does not plan to run in the marathon, but wants to participate in our licensed people-to-people tour during the race.
AS REQUIRED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, ALL RUNNERS TRAVELING UNDER THE AMATEUR SPORTS LICENSE MUST HAVE A RECORD OF HAVING PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED AND RUN IN AN ORGANIZED RACE OF AT LEAST 13.1 MILES.
“The 4day/3night package is $2495. Flight package from Miami $595 (includes R/T air, visa, and first checked bag). Not long enough? 8 day packages are also available. “
Not exotic enough? Try a different hemisphere!
Fly with Air Tahiti Nui from Los Angeles to New Zealand from $1,150 and enjoy a Free Stopover in Tahiti plus 3 Free Nights Hotel in Tahiti in a 5 Star Beachfront Hotel. TIP: Connecting service from Anchorage to LAX is available for between $300 and $400rt. Choose from these hotels (among others):
Intercontinental Tahiti in a Run-of-the-House room! Romantic location lagoonside in 30 acres of tropical gardens, with spectacular views of Tahiti’s sister island, Moorea. Plus, The Aquatic Center is on the spot for diving, snorkeling and all the water sports
Le Meridien Tahiti (Upgrade for only $150 per person for all 3 nights!) Garden View Room at the Le Meridien Tahiti. Optional excursions to the Caves of Maraa, the Gauguin Museum, and the Seashell Museum. Experience a fusion of French cuisine coupled with the sensual flavors of Polynesia at Le Carré.
In addition to these great deals, Alaska Travel Source can help line up great fares on JetBlue, Icelandair, Condor—as well as the great deals on Alaska and Delta. Let them line up your car and hotel at the same time. Ask them about trip interruption insurance. Oh—get Bill to show you his “Diver Down” helmet. You CANNOT miss it on his desk!! CALL: (907)562-2213.
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