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Go to the cottage – on Grand Cayman island

Cotton Tree Grand Cayman.


The buy: Spending some of July and August at a cottage is common for Canadians and Cotton Tree wants to attract cottagers to Grand Cayman.

The savings: 30 per cent.

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The catch: You have to book a full cottage during those two months, and 13 per cent tax is not included.

Why it's worth it: These two-bedroom, beachfront cottages measure 1,600 square feet and are fully equipped with 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, three 42-inch plasma TVs, an iPod docking station, Apple-TV, Wii, free WiFi and laser printer.

Book it: Call 514-400-9511, email or visit


The buy: Star Clippers is offering a special deal on Adriatic cruises to off-the-beaten path destinations.

The savings: 40 per cent, plus a one-category cabin upgrade.

The catch: There are just two departures, Sept. 14 and 28.

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Why it's worth it: These two sailings aboard Royal Clipper out of Venice visit Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia with medieval towns and the Boka Fjord on the seven-night itinerary.

Book it: Call 1-800-442-0551 or visit


The buy: Choice Hotels International has launched a summer travel promotion for members of the Choice Privileges rewards program.

The savings: Guests can earn a $50 gift card.

The catch: You must make two separate trips of one night or more by Aug. 21. Gift cards must be redeemed by Nov. 1.

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Why it's worth it: More than 5,500 Choice Hotels properties worldwide are participating, including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion and Cambria Suites as well as Ascend Hotel Collection member hotels. Members who book with MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn hotels are also eligible, provided each trip is a minimum of two consecutive nights.

Book it: Visit or call 1-800-4CHOICE.


The buy: The Plantation Inn in historic Lahaina is offering an Unforgettable Maui Package.

The savings: $163.

The catch: You have to stay three nights between now and Dec. 19.

Why it's worth it: For $749 you receive three nights in a spacious room furnished in the style of the old Hawaiian Plantation era, daily car rental and breakfast for two.

Book it: Visit

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