I’m told that this has been a brutally hot summer across most of America. As a Miami resident, I haven’t noticed a difference; every summer here is scorching. But if living in a blast furnace is previously uncharted territory for you, stay calm. Draw the shades, crank up the A/C and plan a trip in fall or winter, when the weather will be less Dante’s-concentric-circles-of-Hellish.
A nationwide Virgin America sale ends Thursday. Travel through Nov. 14 with each-way fares starting at $59 (including taxes and fees) from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale and more.
Virgin America had a similar sale a few weeks ago, but this one is stronger; many fares have dropped, and I only found one that went up. Plus, Virgin America provides a nice flying experience; Travel + Leisure magazine recently named it the Best Domestic Airline for the fifth year in a row.
So that’s cool, right? Ah, but as OutKast once observed, “What’s cooler than being cool? ICE COLD!”
Well, few things are ice-colder than watching the Northern Lights shimmer above snowy Scandinavia. Frolic in a winter wonderland with deals to Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen starting at $697 roundtrip (including taxes and fees) in a new Scandinavian Airlines sale.
Depart Jan. 9 - March 21; a couple of strong fares to Switzerland in ski season also caught my eye. Fall and spring fares are discounted as well; these include deals to Italy, Germany, Russia, Poland and the Baltics.