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Thanksgiving, eh?

Did you know that Americans did not invent the Thanksgiving holiday? It may come as a surprise to many, but Canadians actually had Thanksgiving, with turkey and all the trimmings, 43 years before the pilgrims gave thanks in 1641 for the bounty that ended a year of hardships.

There are many similarities between the celebrations in these two countries. Aside from turkey and pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving is a day set aside to celebrate and give thanks for the year’s harvest, to gather with loved ones and enjoy a feast as you reflect upon the blessings of the year. The major difference between the American and Canadian holiday, is the date. Whereas in America the holiday is the fourth Thursday in November, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October. And we think that is an additional reason to be thankful, since you can easily have two Thanksgivings every year.

Oh Canada Eh? Dinner ShowWhy not plan to spend the weekend in Niagara Falls, for the October 13 Thanksgiving, and give thanks for our neighbors to the North and the beautiful Niagara Falls? Book a Weekend in Niagara Falls Getaway, for two-nights lodging in your choice of more than 50 hotels, plus admission to the All Canadian Tour, and the Oh Canada, Eh? Dinner Show.

With the All Canadian Tour you will encounter some of the most beautiful natural scenes at the falls. Check out the Maid of the Mist, Journey Behind the Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Giant Whirlpool and more! The breathtaking scenery will fill you with true awe and wonder.

In addition to your tour, you will also get to experience the Oh Canada Eh?! Dinner Show. This dinner show will entertain you as it pokes fun at various Canadian stereotypes through song. As the show continues, you will be introduced to many famous Canadian characters such as Anne of Green Gables, lumberjacks, and mounties. It’s a three hour comedy show that the whole family will love!

Two Thanksgivings? Now, there’s something to be thankful for, eh?

Get Medieval in Atlanta

Spend a weekend in Atlanta and a couple hours in Medieval Times. Vacations Made Easy has a great vacation package, Medieval Times Atlanta, which includes two nights lodging in your choice of more than 90 Atlanta hotels, and admission to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.

Enjoy a four-course meal fit for a king, while you are entertained by the jousting and sword-fighting of the valiant knights vying for the tournament championship. The Master of Horse and the Royal Falconer are both in attendance at the tournament to showcase magnificent animal performers. The Master of Horse and a team of Pure Spanish horses will demonstrate exemplary equestrian talent. Pure Spanish horses were prized by medieval royalty for their strength and skill. Medieval TimesThe Royal Falconer’s beautiful hawks and falcons will soar over the arena and amaze as they show their natural speed and agility.

After the rousing entertainment, head back to your amenity filled hotel for a relaxing rest. There’s still time while you’re in Atlanta to catch some other area attractions. The World of Coca-Cola or Stone Mountain Park.

Romantic Getaway in Wisconsin Dells

The waterpark season may be behind us for this year, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying a Romantic Weekend Getaway to Wisconsin Dells.

The beauty of the Wisconsin Dells region is spectacular throughout all the seasons, but  the crispness of fall and the splendid color of the leaves as they display their autumn color, set the scene for some magical, romantic moments.

Upper Dells Boat TourThe getaway vacation package includes two nights lodging at your choice of more than 30 hotels, plus an Upper Dells Boat Tour.  The jet boat tour of the Upper Dells treats you to amazing views and visits the famous Stand Rock and Witches Glen.  You will get to see a special performance of a most talented dog, who leaps a chasm from a cliff to a rock ledge.

Make plans now for a nice weekend of sightseeing in Wisconsin Dells.

Three Hots and a Luxury Hotel Room

When a weekend of carefree fun with friends in Las Vegas is what you need, have we got just the thing for you.  The Las Vegas Weekend Getaway Package makes it simple and fast to be enjoying the lights and entertainment of the strip.

The package includes two nights lodging at your choice of more than 30 fantastic Las Vegas hotels, plus includes a meal ticket for three meals while you’re in town.  With an amazing array of restaurants included in the meal ticket you wont have any problem finding a meal that hits the jackpot.  Participating venues include Planet Hollywood, La Salsa Cantina, Lombardi’s, Cheeseburger Las Vegas, and many others.  When you choose your meals at Gameworks, the dinner entree includes a one hour game card.  We call that a winner!

Experience the Colorado River Canyon

Take a break from the everyday routine and fill your senses with the beautiful sights, sounds and scents of  scenic Moab, UT.  The unspoiled nature of the Colorado River canyon country is just the treat to rejuvenate your spirit.

Spend three nights in your choice of more than a dozen hotels, and spend your days enjoying the wildlife and unique rock formations along the Colorado River.  There are plenty of outdoor activity opportunities, hiking, biking, Jeep tours, to get you out into nature.

Cruise the calm waters of the Colorado on a jet-boat tour, included with lodging in the Activities & Sightseeing Moab Vacation Package.  You’ll ride in a comfortable seat, taking in the sights along the river, as your captain reaches speeds of 20 mph, you’ll love the feel of the wind in your hair.  Then, the jet-boat slows to point out some of the spectacular formations and wildlife along the river.

Colorado River Canyon
 

Try them All in San Diego

Have you ever perused a menu in a restaurant and couldn’t decide what to order because it all just looked so good?  Then to your delight noticed a sampler platter, so you could try everything?  Its an ideal solution when you have a variety of equally appealing choices.

Have you ever visited San Diego, and couldn’t decide which theme park to visit because they all look like a perfect choice?  Wouldn’t it be great if you could order a theme park sampler?

You can!

LegolandThe San Diego Theme Park Sampler includes admission to SeaWorld, LEGOLAND California, and the San Diego Zoo.  Plus your transportation is provided, and you can choose from 95 hotels for your four nights lodging.

At SeaWorld, you’ll find a zoological attraction that will introduce you to the many strange sights of the deep. From regal penguins to terrifying sharks, the sights are varied and accompanied by select thrill rides and live shows for an outing that is sure to stay exciting from beginning to end.

San Diego ZooEnjoy thrilling rides like the Bionicle Blaster, Aquazone Racers, and Coastersaurus at the amazing LEGOLAND California! You’ll see amazing exhibits constructed solely of LEGOs, and receive a free LEGOLAND waterpark pass with each LEGOLAND general admission ticket. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this plastic paradise.

With several different Animal Zones to choose from, it’s easy to find your favorite of the 4,500 animals at the San Diego Zoo. From the Polar Rim to Panda Canyon and from Urban Jungle to Asian Passage, these exotic animals will delight even the most mature Zoo visitor. Animals include flamingos, koala bears, monkeys, Komodo dragons, and several, vividly-colored butterflies.

Now the only tough choice is where to go first!

Escape to the Polynesian Water Park Resort

Visit Wisconsin Dells and escape to nearly 500,000 gallons of water park adventures, both indoor and outdoor, a game center for the kids, three restaurants and a snack shack, a gift shop, whirlpools and a sauna. If you can break away for a day, the Wisconsin Dells Jet Boat Adventure, the Lower and the Upper Dells Boat Tour and Noah’s Ark Waterpark are all within two miles of the hotel.

Avoid the hassle of loading the kids into the car for the drive to the water park on your vacation; at the Polynesian Water Park Resort, all you have to do is bring them downstairs. The resort features both an indoor and an outdoor water park, so your vacation is nothing but fun and excitement every day. While the kids are zipping down the slides, splashing in the waterfall, floating in the lazy river and shooting some hoops in the water basketball area, mom and dad can enjoy a drink at the Polynesian Water Park ResortOutdoor Tiki Bar or a bite to eat at the Aloha Bar & Grill or Outlook Sports Bar. At the end of the day, take a soak in one of the three indoor whirlpools or the sauna.

The luxury doesn’t stop when you get to your guest room though. Each room comes equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, high speed internet and cable TV. Sleeper sofas are also available in some rooms, and the resort also has condo units for added comfort. For dinner, you can head to one of the dining locations onsite, or you can travel the short distance to Paul Bunyan Restaurant, Denny’s, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery or IHOP, all within a half-mile of the hotel.

Couples Vacation in Orlando

Visit Orlando and enjoy a day on the water at the Walt Disney World Resort.  Learn to water ski with personalized instruction, or choose to wakeboard or tube.  No matter what your experience level you’ll have an exciting time and pick up some new skills.

Take advantage of our Orlando Couples Vacation Package, which includes the Orlando Ski Boat Experience and admission to the Treasure Tavern Nighttime Show and Dining Experience.  The Pirate’s Den gourmet dinner is accompanied by performances of live music, daring acrobatics and lots of laughs.

The package also includes a sunrise tour in a hot air balloon.  What a lovely way to start a day with someone special, viewing the beautiful sunrise and view of Orlando from the air on an Orlando Balloon Adventure.

Choose from more than 90 hotels for your three nights lodging.  Stay close to the action of Disney World, or Sea World, or choose a quiet suburb for a relaxing stay in Florida.

The Historic Triangle

The Williamsburg area of Virginia is home to what is known as the Historic Triangle.  Made up of Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown, the area is a wealth of American history and committed to preserving a piece of the past for future generations.

Connecting the three historic sites, is the Colonial Parkway, which is maintained free of commercial development.  Visitors traveling the scenic, pastoral route are able to get a sense of how the area may have looked to the earliest Americans.

Jamestown Jamestown was the first permanent English Settlement in the ‘new world.’  Today it consists of the Jamestown Settlement; a living history museum where you can stroll through a reconstructed Native American Village, Colonial Fort and replicas of the three ships that brought the settlers; and Historic Jamestowne, which includes Jamestown Island, and ongoing archeological projects.

Colonial Williamsburg is a large living museum of early American life.  Immerse yourself in the Colonial period with restored and recreated buildings and period costumed actors displaying the crafts and customs of the time.

Yorktown Yorktown is the site where General Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington in 1781 in what was the last land battle of the American Revolution.  Historic exhibits fascinate guests to the Visitor’s Center, the area battlefields, and waterfront.

Never has American History been depicted in such an entertaining and vivid fashion as within the Historic Triangle.  Visit all three of these sites with our Best of Williamsburg Comprehensive Package.  Stay for six nights in your choice of more than 85 hotels, plus spend a day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg!

High Flying Adventure at Niagara Falls

For an exquisite view of all three Falls at Niagara Falls, you should see it from the air.  Take the tour of a lifetime with a National Helicopter Tour circling the skies above the falls.  All seats on board the chopper are window seats, so you are guaranteed a fantastic view throughout the 20 minute flight.

If you suddenly have the urge to skydive while you’re looking down from your helicopter ride….you’re in luck.  Don’t worry, the chopper will land you safe and sound back on the ground.  But you can skydive in complete National Helicopters Tours - Niagara Falls, ONsafety with admission to Niagara Freefall Indoor Skydiving.  After 20 minutes of pre-flying training, don your flight suit and enter the vertical wind tunnel.  Wind speeds up to 140 mph propel you in the padded tunnel.  Free fall to your heart’s content, in this outstanding indoor adventure.

Vacations Made Easy has convenient packages that include your helicopter ride to view the falls, Indoor skydiving, and three nights lodging at your choice of more than 50 hotels.  Book your Niagara Falls Tour Package, and get ready for this high-flying adventure.