OK, OK, we may be a little addicted to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but it's just so gosh darn inspirational. Amidst the increasingly chaotic race towards the end of the year, we'd almost lost sight of our motto: that dreams are meant to be lived. This week, we've dug up some rare and exotic travel deals, so that you can "see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel." Explore the land of Vikings with all-time low rates from Scandinavian Airlines or re-align your zen in one of the top 10 hotels in the US.
The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, CA
Price: From $337.97 per night via coupon "RMN12"
Lowest By: $47
Is It Worth It?: This luxury Tuscan-themed hotel north of San Diego in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve is one of the top hotels in the US according to U.S. News & World Report Travel, and TripAdvisor ranks it #1 of 271 hotels in San Diego. Featuring two world-class restaurants, 21,000-square-foot spa, four swimming pools,and a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, it's easy to understand why. We rarely see deals for such highly-rated hotels, but thanks to Travelocity's coupon "RMN12" you can save $47 on stays at the Grand Del Mar hotel.
We found this rate on October 26. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. This travel deal is valid for stays through February 2015.
Scandinavian Airlines Roundtrip Fares to Scandinavia and Europe
Vendor: Scandinavian Airlines via Travelzoo
Price: From $494
Lowest By: $19
Expires: October 28
Is It Worth It?: If, like us, you've gotten aspirations of jetting off to they Viking stronghold of Scandinavia from watching Mitty, take advantage of this Editor's Choice deal for the lowest base rate we've seen from Scandinavian Airlines. Visit fairytale author Hans Christian Andersen's hometown of Copenhagen, Denmark or bridge-skip over the 14 islands that make up the city centre of Stockholm, Sweden. The sale also includes fares to other countries in Europe, including Russia, England, Germany, and more.
This price is valid on flights departing from Newark, NJ, (EWR) with arrival in Oslo, Norway, (OSL) on November 18 and return on November 24. A minimum Saturday night stay is required. Book this travel deal by October 28 for travel from November 10 through June 19, 2015. All prices, dates, and booking details were valid at the time of publication.
Norwegian Cruise Line 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise for Two
Vendor: Norwegian Cruise Line via Travelzoo
Price: From $598
Lowest By: $20
Expires: October 31
Is It Worth It?: Board the Norwegian Epic in Miami and set sail for Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and Mexico on this November cruise from Norwegian Cruise Line. Whilst you cruise, enjoy this ship's unique facilities like live performances from the Blue Man Group and drinks at the first aquatic ice bar. Plus, this Editor's Choice deal is the best rate we've seen for a 7-night cruise aboard this ship.
This roundtrip cruise aboard the Norwegian Epic departs from Miami, FL, on November 9 and includes stops in Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Cayman Islands; and Cozumel, Mexico. Book this travel deal by October 31.
$25-$75 Virgin America Roundtrip Flight Vouchers
Vendor: Living Social
Price: from $9 via coupon "10TRAVEL"
Lowest By: At least $16
Is It Worth It?: Living Social is currently offering vouchers that can be redeemed when booking a roundtrip flight on Virgin America. Get a $25 voucher for a short-haul flight for $9 or a $50 voucher for medium-haul airfare for $13.50. If you're planning on booking a long-haul flight you can get a $75 voucher for $22.50. That's a savings of as much as $53 on these vouchers and the first time we've seen an offer for airfare vouchers.
Blackout dates and other exclusions apply. Voucher must be redeemed by November 18. Book this travel deal by October 26 for travel through February 28, 2015.
3-Night Stays at the Hawks Cay Resort
Price: From $339
Lowest By: $144
Expires: October 24
Is It Worth It?: Situated mid-way between Key Largo and Key West, this resort is the perfect island getaway just two hours south of Miami. Rates start at $462 for a 3-night stay via coupon code "RMN15", a low by $136. This hotel features an onsite dolphin lagoon and has a TripAdvisor rating of 74% based on 2,785 reviews. It received the Certificate of Excellence 2014.
We found this rate on December 7. Book this travel deal by October 24 for stays through December 31.Click on "Check Rates," select "Try Our Lowest Price Calendar," opt for a 3-night stay, and enter coupon code "RMN15" at final checkout.