Ok, the February book has finally come to an end. You've
worked 18-hour days for the past month trying to produce that
Emmy award winning story in that quarterly battle for ratings
supremacy. The stress and strain of bringing your "A"
game every night has taken its toll on your emotions, not
to mention what living with a tyrant has been like for your
family this past month.
Now it's time to get away for a few days, but with the May
book a mere two-months away and the kids still in school,
getting away won't be easy. It's a dilemma broadcast journalists
face every year about this time. One way to solve the problem
is by taking advantage of vacation packages offered by the
Most domestic carriers and several international airlines
offer packages through their affiliate vacation branches that
combine air and hotel, hotel and rental car or all three.
These deals are usually advertised as ski, golf, spa or amusement
park vacation packages and can be found easily by logging
on to your favorite airline's website.
For example, Southwest Airlines offers vacation packages
online through their subsidiary Southwest Airlines Vacations
. Southwest is currently offering two and three-night ski
packages to Lake Tahoe, Utah and New Mexico.
America West Vacations at HYPERLINK "http://www.americawestvacations.net"
www.americawestvacations.net is offering spring training packages
several US cities to Arizona. If you're a baseball aficionado
this would be
a great way to follow some of your favorite teams from the
Anaheim Angels to
the San Francisco Giants. Ten major league baseball teams
spend six weeks in
the Phoenix/Tucson area preparing for the upcoming season.
Delta Airlines, through HYPERLINK "http://www.deltavacations.com"
www.deltavacations.com has great deals to Hawaii. Delta's
include a stay at the Sonesta Beach Resort in Bermuda or Crestview
Winter Park, Colorado.
The advantage of booking an airline package deal is convenience.
you're working with a reputable company that can ill afford
publicity from a bad vacation experience. Before booking these
or any other
vacation packages, make absolutely sure you know what type
accommodations come with deal. If you're looking for 5-star
it. You might find a few more expensive deals with 5-star
but most are in the 3 or 4-star category.
Also, if you plan to take a package deal overseas, the star-ratings
on to gauge the type of hotel we might be staying at, doesn't
And lastly, many of the hotels aren't in the middle of all
activity. For example, if you head to Hawaii and want to stay
on the beach,
find out exactly where the hotel is in proximity to the ocean.
You might be
in for a short walk or cab ride. The same scenario holds true
for some ski
and golf packages.