- The Washington Times - Friday, July 28, 2006


Stay three nights at the Homestead resort in Hot Springs, Va., and get the fourth night free through Oct. 5. The fourth-night offer is not good for Friday or Saturday stays. Rates start at $245 per person, per night. See www.thehomestead.com or call 800/838-1766.


If the idea of lugging your luggage around the airport leaves you second-guessing your vacation, then check out the new door-to-door service from Luggage Forward. Whether you’re headed to Barcelona, Shanghai, Toronto or a Caribbean cruise liner docked in Miami, Luggage Forward will ship your bags or sporting equipment to more than 200 destinations worldwide.

Travelers can choose between four types of service: express, priority, standard and basic, with delivery ranging from next day to five days. Luggage Forward also offers automatic $500 in insurance per item, with up to $10,000 available for an additional fee. Visit www.luggageforward.com or call 866/416-7447.


Stay at the Alexandra resort in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos for more than four consecutive nights and the resort will offer an airfare credit of up to $1,370 off your hotel bill. The “you fly, we buy” package is good for luxury or deluxe room categories and the airfare credit is dependent on length of stay and room category. Deluxe ocean-view studio suites start at $280. The package is good for travel through Dec. 15. For reservations and more information go to www.alexandraresort.com or call 800/704-9424.


Hotel Providence in Rhode Island is looking after the men with a new Guys Golf Roundup package this summer and fall.

The package includes a welcome pack of beer and bar nuts, a gift certificate to Triggs Memorial Golf Course for 18 holes of golf for two persons, valet parking and a room with two queen beds. Rates begin at $363 per night, per room. The package is available through Oct. 31. Book at www.hotelprovidence.com.


Book your next Oceania Cruise early and get free round-trip air and two-for-one cruise fares.

The deal is good for most sailings in Europe during the fall and spring aboard the Regatta, Insignia and Nautica ships.

Sample itineraries include: Rome to Athens, Athens to Istanbul, Istanbul to Venice, London to Stockholm, Barcelona to Athens, and Copenhagen to Stockholm.

This offer is good for a limited time only. For a complete schedule or to book, go to www.oceaniacruises.com.


Fly to Detroit from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport during August for $49 each way with Spirit Airlines’ summer Keyshawn sale. Certain blackout dates do apply. Book by Monday at www.spiritair.com.

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