Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri
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Early November is a great time for finding deals. Plan a trip before the Thanksgiving rush and relax at reasonably prices, uncrowded hotels and resorts. Specials to look for include golf in Florida, wildlife watching in South Africa and romance for two at a charming inn.

Golf in Florida

Florida offers many great golf destinations. Doral is easy to get to because it's close to Miami. It has five championship golf courses, Jim McLean Golf School and a spa.

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So you got up early, played eighteen holes of golf, three sets of tennis, went parasailing, swam laps in the pool, and even tried some Aqua Aerobics, and now you figure your ready for something else. Well, if food is high on the list of things you like than the luxury Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island resort can offer you "A Seat In The Kitchen." The Chef of The Grill, one of only 4 AAA Five Diamond restaurants in the state of Florida, will seat you in his kitchen where you will be able to watch a team of award-winning chefs in action. For three hours you will be treated to a five-course meal, and with excellent wine. If all of that is not enough for you than you can try "The Grand Seat In The Kitchen", which is a ten-course, five-hour feast. Browse more Florida golf ideas.

Adventure in South Africa

Go wildlife watching in South Africa and stay at Boulders Lodge in the Sabi Sand Reserve next to Kruger National Park.


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While you will not be able to jump in the ocean in November, take a romantic trip to Capri, Italy. Stay at Hotel Caesar Augustus or Capri Palace Hotel & Spa.

For Kids

Traveling with the entire family can be hectic to say the least, and hotels are not always willing or able to provide travelers with the assistance we wish they would. Saying that you're a "kid-friendly" hotel is nice but what can you actually do to help make my life as a parent easier?

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In an effort to really address some of the unique travel issues of families traveling with kids, Loews Hotels has created a Family Concierge which provides a number of family related services that are complimentary at all of the Loews Hotels as long as you let them know that you will be traveling with children before you arrive. Simply contact the Concierge at the property you will be visiting and give them your fax number or mailing address and they will provide you with the following:

  • List of local family activities
  • listing of in-hotel family-friendly and kid-friendly activities and special offers
  • Several articles from the program partner Parenting, the family magazine and website
  • Name and contact details for the Concierge, so that you can contact him/her at any time before or during your stay

Loews Hotels Offers the Healthy Kids program

Loews Hotels has launched the Healthy Kids program at all of the 20 Loews Hotels throughout the US and Canada. The program offers healthy drinks, menu options, and activities to provide kids with healthy eating and exercise habits. The Quenchers Drink Menu contains five fresh low in sugar drinks for kids, including:

  • Pink Cow - Milk and strawberry smoothie
  • Monkey Business -Banana, coconut and chocolate soy milk smoothie
  • Tropicalada - Pineapple, coconut, tofu, flax seeds, and soy milk smoothie
  • Berry Berry Good -Blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, soy milk and non-fat yogurt smoothie
  • Purple Nurple - A blend of grape and pomegranate juices and seltzer water

All of the drinks on the Quenchers drink menu have less than 200 Calories. Select restaurants at each hotel will offer healthy menu alternatives on their children's menu. Selections include kid-friendly items such as baked fish nuggets, barbeque chicken legs, turkey wraps and chicken dippers. A family getaway can be made better with more healthy food options.

Honeymoon or Wedding

Once they start, many couples find that planning their wedding and working on a honeymoon is a difficult task. The wedding services offered by the Kimpton Hotel Group can help. With boutique hotels and restaurants throughout the United States and Canada, Kimpton can find a location that fits your dreams. In addition, the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco has a full time Wedding Coordinator on staff, while both of the Monaco Hotel have a Wedding Dream Planner on Staff. The bridal couple can relax in the honeymoon suite while your guests will enjoy your wedding party room block. Kimpton Hotels offer help with all of the following events:

  • Wedding showers and parties
  • Bridal showers
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Guestrooms for your out-of-town guests
  • Wedding ceremony
  • Wedding reception
  • A wedding night suite
  • Brunch the day after
  • Honeymoon Vacation