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All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). See "What's Included" and "What's Not" for details about associated taxes and fees and "Complete Details" for information about travel restrictions and, if available, trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans. Base-prices, taxes and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel.

Destination: New Orleans
Provider: Liberty Travel (tel. 888/271-1584; www.libertytravel.com)
Base Price: $299 per person
Duration: Three nights
Additional Fees: $135
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, airport
transfers, fuel surcharges, and local hotel taxes
What's Not: Security fees and departure tax
When: Now through August 31
Deadline: August 18
Why This is a Deal: Hotel rates are reduced approximately $80 per night. With airfare, this deal can save you $540 per person.
Complete Details: Prices are per-person based on mid-week coach class travel out of Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, or New York. Accommodations are in Holiday Inn French Quarter, a long-standing popular hotel for tourists looking to be in the middle of all the action. Tourism to the area has helped the city recover from Katrina as areas outside the French Quarter and the Garden District rebuild themselves.

Destination: Monarch, Colorado
Provider: Monarch Mountain Lodge (tel. 800/332-3668; www.monarchmountainlodge.com)
Base Price: $1,095
Duration: Five nights, six days
Additional Fees: $110
What's Included: Accommodations, an array of professionally led outdoor activities, and most meals
What's Not: Hotel taxes
When: Now through August 31
Deadline: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability on this family of four summer value package.
Why This is a Deal: Save $500 to $700 on rates, activity prices, and meals
Complete Details: This summer Colorado cool-weather package offers savings for a family of four. In all, the package includes five dinners, one lunch, five breakfasts, a half day rafting trip, professionally led hikes, fishing, a boat tour through the upper Black Canyon, a horse ride, a mining tour, a trip to the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, and a tram ride up the Continental Divide. The Monarch Mountain Lodge is located within one hour of Colorado Spring. An extra person costs $275 and the same deal for three costs $970 and $845 for two people. The package is good for Sunday arrivals and Friday departures.

Destination: Reno, Nevada
Provider: Southwest Vacations (tel. 800/243-8372; www.southwestvacations.com)
Base Price: $274
Duration: Three nights
Additional Fees: $35
What's Included: Airfare and accommodations
What's Not: Security fees and departure tax
When: August 13 to September 3
Deadline: Book at least one month in advance to ensure flight and room availability.
Why This is a Deal: Save $50 per night on accommodations and more with an air discount.
Complete Details: Departing Wednesday out of Chicago's Midway Airport, this package deal includes accommodations at the Peppermill Hotel Casino. Located in Reno, the hotel is one of the most luxurious in the vicinity with gambling, outdoor activity, and widespread services inside the hotel. Unlike smaller hotels in the Reno area, the Peppermill is a world unto itself, much like the modern Las Vegas casinos thriving because of family travel. Booking a Peppermill Tower room gets travelers a free upgrade to a Spa Suite.

Destination: Turks & Caicos
Provider: Cheap Caribbean (tel. 800/915-2322; www.cheapcaribbean.com)
Base Price: $969 per person
Duration: Five nights
Additional Fees: $145
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, hotel taxes, and fuel surcharges
What's Not: Security fees, departure tax and airport transfers
When: Through August 22
Deadline: July 3
Why This is a Deal: Save $300 per night off fall room rates.
Complete Details: Located on Grace Bay Beach, a stretch of sand continuously voted one of the world's best beaches, the Alexandra Resort enjoys an almost unsurpassed beauty from the rest of the Caribbean. While there isn't much to do in terms of towns or shopping, these hotel resorts offer peaceful beach vacations with daily excursions to private islands and government-owned cays with nothing but white sand as soft as powder and water as blue as any you'll ever see. This trip is for mid-week travel departing from the New York area.

Destination: Waikiki, Hawaii
Provider: Pleasant Holidays (tel. 800/742-9244; www.pleasantholidays.com)
Base Price: $599 per person
Duration: Three nights
Additional Fees: $115
What's Included: Airfare, accommodations, hotel taxes and service charges, and airline fuel surcharges
What's Not: Security fees and departure tax
When: Through December 13
Deadline:
July 31
Why This is a Deal: Save as much as $2,789 per couple with airfare and hotel breaks associated with this deal
Complete Details: A special companion airfare package saves 50% off of airfare for your traveling partner. Departures are out of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Accommodations at this rate are at that Aqua Continental in Oahu. Airfare is on United Airlines.

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