How does 9 nights in Orlando sound? What if we sweeten the deal with direct, Westjet flights and have you staying in a condo? Save a bit on meals by cooking your own and, maybe relax a the heated pool or play a round of golf nearby? Orlando isn’t all Disney!
An affordable, warm getaway. You pay in Canadian funds, through Westjet Vacations. $1030 per person, taxes included with the resorts as shown below. Using the same dates (January 28th to February 6th) there are lesser hotels available, starting at $700 per person.
Make sure to read the latest resort/hotel reviews before you book. Make sure it’s the vacation you’re hoping for.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are on quite a roll these days! A legendary season for certain. If you’re a big hockey fan and would like to see them play in person you have a few options, even on a small budget.
Use Air Miles for the flight. 2500 Air Miles and $146 cash (taxes) will get you a return flight from Winnipeg (YWG to CMH)
2. Use Air Miles for your hotel instead. Or, use your Marriott/SPG points. The Courtyard Marriott is the closest hotel to Nationwide Arena in Columbus.
3. See them on the road. The least expensive Canadian city to see an NHL game is Ottawa. And if you’re a Brandon Wheat King’s fan, you’ll know that Mark Stone plays in Ottawa. So, you can see two former WK captains with one game. (March 4, 2017) Air Miles flights to Ottawa are 2000 points or less. You just pay the taxes, about $130
(You can even go this month for 1600 Air Miles, if you have some time off right away.) Columbus plays in Ottawa on Sunday January 22nd. Their winning streak could still be alive.
Tickets to the games can be purchased through Ticketmaster or Stubhub.com for as low as $30 each.
If you are a hockey fan and love the big game, you’ll see why this could be an epic road trip.
No Air Miles? No problem at all! Air Canada and Delta both have flights on sale right now, for about $400 (Canadian funds and taxes included.) Hint…. or buy your Spring Break flights now (to most any NHL city) and catch your favourite team just before playoffs.
If you’re a Winnipeg Jets fan, and believe this is their playoff year, you’ll want to plan ahead for April 6th in Columbus. It could be an intense game in their quest for a playoff spot. Air Canada, April 4-7th flight is just $400.91 at today’s price.
Or finally, you can bundle the April 4th to 7th, with hotel, through Expedia.ca with the above noted Air Canada flight for $685 with a downtown (near arena) Holiday Inn. Tickets for that Jets’ game are currently $28 & up (US funds on Stubhub.com).
It pays to plan ahead! Especially for your Spring Break hockey trip.
Every time I get the chance, I ask a flight attendant about which Caribbean island is their favourite. I figure, they should know, right? Antigua comes up over and over again. So, I keep it on my radar looking for a bargain. It’s usually 30% more expensive than Mexico and twice the price of Cuba. But…. what if it is twice as nice? Well, finally a bargain. Someone should go and report back to the group!