There’s no better time to visit Wales than now with the strength of the U.S. dollar against the British pound. Wales is home to some of the most dramatic coastal scenery and beautiful seaside towns and villages in Europe and more castles and sheep than you can imagine—and this town where there are more books than people. It’s also a hot destination for adventure activities such as the fastest zipline in the world, adrenaline-rush coasteering on the rocky coastline, white water rafting, and surfing at the world’s first surf lagoon in Snowdonia. The Explore Wales Pass starts at just over $83 and is valid for four days of unlimited travel over eight days. Don’t miss a stay in Cardiff to explore the city and Cardiff Castle. The Novotel Cardiff Centre Hotel will keep kids busy at nights with a heated pool and entertainment area. Accommodations and breakfast are free for up to two children under 16.
Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa, Utah
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The picturesque setting of Sorrel River Ranch’s 240-acre western dude ranch meets upscale bed-and-breakfast will take your breath away. Situated along the Colorado River and surrounded by majestic red rocks and canyons in Moab, this is the ideal locale for rugged outdoor adventure. Guests can go horseback riding, Jeep or UTV off-roading, or hiking right from the property. They can also book a rafting trip or take the short drive to famed Arches National Park. Their new All-Inclusive Package is a deal starting at just under $1,100 for two adults per night. This price includes luxury accommodations, unlimited gourmet cuisine, and non-alcoholic beverages, a $200 resort credit per person per night to be used on any activities, spa services or bar beverages, service gratuities, and transportation to and from the airport. Check out more luxury camping experiences that will make you an outdoor person.
Jekyll Island Club Resort, Georgia
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This grand historic resort is located on the southernmost island of coastal Georgia’s Golden Isles. The Club, an exclusive vacation retreat, first opened in 1888 hosting families such as the Vanderbilts and the Rockefellers. Today, Jekyll Island Club Resort is a stunning 240-acre oceanfront property featuring world-class amenities. The property has recently undergone a $25 million revitalization, including a new all-suite beachfront hotel and over-water restaurant. There are many special deals and packages available including a Back-to-School Special starting at $159 a night, which offers complimentary bike rentals. For a taste of Southern hospitality and low country cuisine, plan to visit during the Shrimp and Grits Festival, September 20–22, 2019. It’s a short walk from the property to the festivities, and room rates start as low at $160 per night during those dates.