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Dine in Napa Valley

Book a room at Northern California's Napa River Inn and get a dining credit of $100 per room per night, good at four restaurants within walking distance of the property. Rates start at $249 per night double, plus $35 tax, and include breakfast delivered to your room. Stay through March 31; two-night minimum on Saturdays. Info: (877) 251-8500,

*Eight Maine ski areas are offering free ski and snowboard lessons to encourage new skiers to take to the slopes. From Jan. 3 to 9, Bigrock, Camden Snow Bowl, Lost Valley, Mount Abram, Saddleback, Shawnee Peak, Sugarloaf and Sunday River are offering a limited number of free packages that include lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals and first-time lessons with an instructor. People can sign up on the website.

*The Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort is offering almost free unlimited golf, plus a $50 spa credit, for stays Jan. 1 through May 31. Rounds of golf are free (a game of 18 holes typically costs $159 per guest), but each player must pay a $35 cart fee per round. Rooms start at $119 per night double, plus $16 taxes. Offer is not available on weekends; five-night minimum stay required. The on-site championship course features a view of the El Rey Mayan ruins, a pro shop and clubhouse, and equipment rental. Book by Friday. Info: (800) 445-8667,

*With Holland America's View & Verandah sale, get up to 50 percent off on outside and balcony cabins on select sailings, plus free or reduced fares for third and fourth passengers. Destinations include Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. For example, on the seven-day Alaskan Explorer, which sails round trip from Seattle on May 15, oceanview cabins start at $749 per person double, 40 percent off the regular rate. Add $123 per person in taxes. Book by Feb. 28. Info: (877) 932-4259,

*Expedia is offering special perks on most Norwegian Cruise Line sailings in 2011, such as free onboard coupon books, upgrades and up to $100 in onboard credits per reservation. For example, book the five-night Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Norwegian Sun, which sails round trip from Port Canaveral, Fla., on Jan. 8, and receive a four-level upgrade and an onboard coupon book valued at $400. Rates start at $671 per couple, including fees and taxes. Book by March 27. Info: (888) 249-3978,

*For last-minute travelers, British Airways is offering discounts on its Club World business-class fares, which feature fully flat beds. Through Jan. 8, round-trip flights from Washington's Dulles or BWI Marshall airports to London start at $2,832, including taxes, a savings of $300 off the regular fare. Book by Tuesday. Info: (800) 247-9297,

*Lufthansa has a winter sale to several European cities, including Amsterdam, Geneva, Milan and Zurich. Book by Jan. 6; travel through April 30. Other airlines are matching. Info: (800) 645-3880,


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