News to use

Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:

The 10-day Tallinn, Riga Vilnius package from Brendan Vacations visits Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The land-only pricing starts at $1,398 per person, double occupancy, and includes nine nights’ lodging, services of an English-speaking host in each city, coach transportation from city to city, self-guided tours in Tallinn and Riga, and a private guided tour in Vilnius. 800-421-8446, tinyurl.com/bubpqpe

Virgin Vacations’ nine-day Classic New England Fall Foliage Tour is $1,399 per person, double occupancy, land only, or $1,579 with round-trip air Chicago-Boston. Included are eight nights’ lodging, eight breakfasts and sightseeing by motor coach. 888-937-8474, tinyurl.com/d6gv6lh

  • Maps

  • Tallinn, Estonia

  • Riga, Latvia

  • Vilnius district municipality, Lithuania

  • New York, NY, USA

  • The Bahamas

  • Manitowoc, WI, USA

  • Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, USA

  • Crested Butte, CO 81224, USA

  • Cleveland, OH, USA

Expedia CruiseShipCenters has three-night Bahamas cruises on Norwegian Cruise Line from $199 per person, double occupancy. 877-781-7447, tinyurl.com/cllpybj

Wisconsin’s Schooner Coast, a maritime-themed stretch along the Lake Michigan coast from Manitowoc to Sturgeon Bay, offers a free Savings Passport with discounts on attractions, restaurants, lodgings and shops. It’s available at schoonercoast.com, by calling 866-724-2356 or at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc and Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay.

TripAdvisor.com’s Tripindex compares the cost of hotels and an evening out on the town in popular tourist cities. The U.S. index is at tinyurl.com/7vucnqd, and the international version is at tinyurl.com/7tavcz3.

The Crested Butte Wildflower Festival July 9-15 attracts nature fans to the western Colorado mountain town. crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com

Want to experience life on a farm? Feather Down Farm Days can hook you up in California, Illinois or New York, where you’ll sleep in a tent and help out with farm chores if you want. 716-226-6323, featherdown.com

The Michigan Film Office has produced a Detroit Film Locations Tour map that you can download at tinyurl.com/7fr4heq.

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium opened recently in the Powerhouse on the West Bank of the Flats. greaterclevelandaquarium.com

Find a list of major festivals and activities this summer in Ohio at tinyurl.com/7g74vfu.

Fans of re-enactments and history-related sights can check out the options in Missouri at tinyurl.com/7z8dpzl.

Here’s another travel website that you can add to your toolbox: touristlink.com. It lets travelers share experiences, photos and advice and also allows small tourism operators a chance to be noticed. Registration is required for the free app.

Prices include taxes and fee unless otherwise noted. Deals and websites listed here have been checked for availability as of press time, but the listings are not an endorsement.

Jun 25th, 2012 | Posted in Web Resources
No comments yet.
You must be logged in to post a comment.