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Travel deals: Disney discounts aimed at families Having fun as a family shouldn’t be cost-prohibitive, even when it’s a dream vacation at Walt Disney World. Although it’s difficult to do Disney truly “on the cheap”, there are ways to make it more affordable. With its latest promotion, Walt Disney World is offering savings of up to $600 (all prices U.S.) for a family of four, for travel Jan. 2 through March 17, when booked by Feb. 18. A Magic Your Way package, which comes with a dining plan at select Disney Moderate, Deluxe and Villa resorts, park passes for four, and five nights accommodation in a standard room at a Moderate property, starts at $2,429, a savings of $633. A Magic Your Way package, which comes with a Quick-Service Dining Plan at select Value resorts, park passes for four, and five nights accommodation in a standard room at a Value resort, starts at $1,967, a savings of $406. These sample rates are based on two adults, one junior and one child. Some black-out dates apply. See disney.ca. SKI FREE AT SNOWMASS Colorado got its first snowfall a few weeks ago and that bodes well for Viceroy Snowmass’ early-booking deals. With Ski Free, Viceroy is offering two six-day lift passes to Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk when you book seven nights in a studio or one-bedroom, for stays Jan. 5 to March 31. Another option, Beyond the Hill, comes with resort credit worth up to $1,000 for a seven-night stay, again for travel Jan. 5 to March 31. Linger Longer offers free nights, including a third night free with two nights booked during the early season (Nov. 21 to Dec. 14) or fifth nights free with four nights booked in high season (Dec. 15 to March 31). All three deals expire Oct. 31. See viceroysnowmass.com. SWEATS SASS AT HORSESHOE Horseshoe Resort has teamed up with Fit Chicks for a women-only weekend that’s all about health and wellness, featuring fitness bootcamps, Zumba and yoga classes, nutrition workshops and guided hikes. Dubbed the Sweats Sass Retreat, the event takes place Oct. 26-28 and starts at $349 per person, double-occupancy, including two nights accommodation. See horseshoeresort.com. BEST BUY OF THE WEEK Hotel Lungarno’s Florence Winter Escape offers 20 per cent off the property’s best available

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rate, plus daily buffet breakfast, late check-out (1 p.m.) and a free room upgrade subject to availability, plus free entry to the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum. The deal requires a minimum two-night stay (and non-refundable pre-payment) and runs through March 31. See lungarnocollection.com. Kathryn Folliott is a Toronto-based freelance writer. Prices quoted are subject to change and availability. PICKS OF THE WEEK Sunquest: Riviera Maya, air hotel, $649 (+$352 taxes fees) (Nov. 1). sunquest.ca Air Canada Vacations: Four-night Las Vegas, air hotel, $429 (+$142 taxes fees) (Nov. 24). aircanadavacations.com Nolitours: Punta Cana, air hotel, $547 (+$388 taxes fees) (Oct. 28). nolitours.com Signature Vacations: St. Maarten, air hotel, $1,155 (+$220 taxes fees) (Nov. 1). signaturevacations.com Transat Holidays: Lisbon, air hotel, $1,047 (+$395 taxes fees) (Oct. 28). transatholidays.com Hola Sun Holidays: Cayo Coco, air hotel, $488 (+$274 taxes fees) (Nov. 4). holasunholidays.ca Bel Air Travel:Three-night New York City, air hotel, $439 (+$105 taxes fees) (Nov. 18). belairtravel.com Sunwing Vacations: Varadero, air hotel, $895 (+$190 taxes fees) (Jan. 6). sunwing.ca Sell Off Vacations: Panama, air hotel, $329 (+$308 taxes fees) (Nov. 12). selloffvacations.com The Ultimate Disney World Savings Guide Nomads Notes Travel Diary Software Planning A Disney World Vacation Being On A Budget Getting Around I Can Work Out How Far And What Approx Costs... itravel2000: Puerto Plata, air hotel, $939 (+$392 taxes fees) (Dec. 20). itravel2000.com WestJet Vacations: Antigua, air hotel, $799 (+$261 taxes) (Nov. 18). westjetvacations.com Tour East Holidays: 10-night Laos, hotel, meals, sightseeing, $2,195 (through Dec. 31). toureast.com Travel deals: Disney discounts aimed at families

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Travel deals: Disney discounts aimed at families