The Kootenay forests are showcasing beautiful fall colours. Socks and shoes have replaced summer sandals and flip-flops. Here we go with shorter, crisper days and the approach of winter. A dose of healthy Vitamin D is a perfect prescription for a 5 or 6 month winter season. Here’s a few tidbits you may find helpful if a Sun Getaway is on your radar.

Transat Holidays has an early booking promotion for vacations booked by October 31st. If your vacation package is from Transat’s Luxury or Distinction Collection you’ll benefit from their “Price Drop Guarantee.” If your Luxury or Distinction package becomes available at a lower price, the difference will be refunded in CASH! (up to $400 per adult).

Some travellers are under the impression that a WestJet Vacations Sun Package requires full payment at the time of booking. That’s partially true. When booking a WestJet Vacations package with your favorite Travel Agent (wink, wink), a deposit of $250 per person confirms your sunny holiday. The remainder of your vacation is due 45 days before lift-off. (Only when a traveller books a vacation directly with WestJet Vacations is the entire holiday payable in full, at the time of booking. Good to know $$$$ information).

BOGO – Buy 1, Get the 2nd one 50% OFF. Air Canada Vacations has a BOGO Sale for select Caribbean & Mexico vacations. If you’re keen to be away anytime between January 3rd and January 31st , and being away 7 days is perfect for you, this sale may just be the sunny ticket you’ve been waiting for.

PS – the days of having to choose a 7 or 14 night vacation are (almost) gone. We can design an 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 ++++ beach vacation getaway. Yeah!