In October, plan a romantic trip, spa getaway or a family escape. October is off-season in many otherwise popular and expensive destinations like Hawaii.

Vermont

Windham Hill Inn will let you enjoy fall foliage in Vermont while staying in a romantic guest room. The The Pitcher Inn is another great place to stay. If you are looking for a getaway filled with many activities, such as fly fishing, off-road driving and golf, book a stay at the recently renovated Equinox Resort.

London in October

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A fall getaway in London is filled with boutique shopping, gourmet dining and visits to famous museums. One Aldwych features a private contemporary art collection and is close to the shops of Covent Garden.

Head to the the Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments for a romantic trip. The hotel is located in the heart of the West End, which is just a short walk from the Theater District. The Hotel has 111 luxury rooms and 12 suites with Hypnos deluxe beds, power showers, plasma televisions, and 24-hour room service. Be sure to let the staff help you with any romantic plans you may have. They can arrange to have flowers and champagne delivered to your room before you arrive, set up a gourmet dinner in your room, and reserve theater tickets. Let the concierge arrange your tickets to the show of your choice. Enjoy dinner at the Bullochs Restaurant, see a show, and return to the hotel for drinks at the Whiskey Bar or the Windsor Lounge.

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After a £19-million renovation project, Brown's Hotel retains many of its historic architectural features with a more contemporary feel and state of the art technology in the guest rooms. All of the guest rooms offer two-line phones, voice messaging, broadband Internet connections and televisions with interactive video and hundreds of music CDs on demand; the suites will have flat-screen LCD televisions. Wireless Internet connections are available in all public areas. Each of the twelve guest suites has a charming fireplace in the sitting room and will be individually designed. Bathrooms offer luxurious bush-hammered limestone walls, mosaic-tiled floors and separate walk-in showers. The larger suites have double walk-in showers and wall-mounted flat-screen televisions.

Bora Bora

If you are planning a honeymoon French Polynesia, Bora Bora Nui Resort offers some of the most spacious accommodations on the island of Bora Bora. Guest villas measure from 1,000 to 1,500 square feet in size and feature scenic views of the lagoon. Complete with Italian marble bathrooms and glass floor viewing panels, over-water villas provide a beautiful setting for a honeymoon vacation. In the morning, have your breakfast delivered by canoe to your villa. Bora Bora Nui Resort has a luxurious spa where you can book one of the private spa bungalows with a Jacuzzi and full bathroom.

Mexico

You are on vacation at a five star resort and really want to go out and sit by the pool, but you decide to stay in your room because just can't miss your favorite television show. If you happen to be staying at Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Mexico, then you can go out to the pool and watch television as well. (You can also send e-mail, surf the web and watch DVDs).

The property offers guests LocationFree Tvs from Sony. The televisions, available at poolside, are private, compact and obviously portable. They also come with headsets so you won't disturb anyone else while watching your television as you sip your drink in a pool lounge chair. Pool Butlers are available to offer guests other amenities such as cooling mists of frosted Evian spray and cold towels, palette-refreshing sorbets, oversized fluffy towels, the latest magazines and best-selling novels, personal CD players with a selection of CDs, as well as pre-loaded iPods.