As the world comes to a standstill as we try to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we encourage all of you to hunker down right now, too. In the meantime, we'll keep publishing news to help you navigate the state of travel today (like whether travel insurance covers the coronavirus), as well as stories about places for you to put on your bucket list once it's safe to get back out there.
Freewheeling The Cabot Trail
FAR FROM GETTING YOU a room for the night, $1 usually covers tipping the bellboy. But from now until September 30, passengers on Singapore Airlines traveling through Singapore's Changi Airport can pay $1 for a night at one of nine centrally located luxury hotelssuch as the 271-room Excelsior, with its swimming pool, workout room, and genteel setting near bustling Orchard Road. Also included are hotel transfers and bus service around the city. Call Singapore Airlines at 800-742-3333, or visit www.singaporeair.com.
DURING THE CARIBBEAN shoulder season, lodging rates on sleepy little Nevis plummet like the barometer before a hurricane. For $2,170 ($4,375 during the high season) two guests get seven nights' lodging, plus daily breakfast and dinner, in a private cottage at the beachside Nisbet Plantation Beach Club. The promotion also includes use of snorkeling equipment, round-trip air transportation from St. Kitts, and laundry service. The caveat: The offer is good through October 31, but the resort is closed from August 22 to October 18. Call 800-742-6008, or visit www.nisbetplantation.com.
DEALS ON WHEELS
As Nova Scotia's summer season winds down, so do prices for two outfitted trips with local Freewheeling Adventures. Take 15 percent off both its six-day, 200-mile Cabot Trail cycling trip and its seven-day multisport Yarmouth Loop. The former rolls through Cape Breton Island, cresting ocean bluffs and breezing through beech forests (with discount: $1,100 guided, $820 self-guided). The latter follows Nova Scotia's southern shore, where you'll cycle between tiny Acadian villages and sea kayak along the beach in Thomas H. Raddall Provincial Park ($1,160 guided, $845 self-guided). On both trips, stay in oceanfront hotels, and expect to ride about 40 miles a day. Call Freewheeling Adventures at 800-672-0775, or visit www.freewheeling.ca.