AP9 Companies Offer Ideas on Destinations for Spring Getaways

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AP9 companies offer savings on ski trips, seaside siestas and other travel interests.

As winter exits and spring moves in, AP9 companies, which offer a variety of travel and entertainment savings programs, wants to encourage us to take a little break from the indoor season.

Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a beach bum on hiatus, the lure of the great outdoors only increases as the blustery spring winds begin to push aside winter’s chill and replace it with the promise of warmer weather. Members of AP9 companies take great comfort in knowing that they can satisfy their wanderlust -- and their cravings for savings -- by logging in at DealPass for members-only deals on travel arrangements, accommodations, accessories and more.

Thing is, if you’re feeling the urge to hit the snow for one last hurrah or the sandy beaches for a little much-needed R&R, you know you’re probably not alone in that desire. “Cabin fever” and its lesser-known cousin, “cabin boredom,” tend to afflict vast numbers of the population as spring moves in. You might therefore want to weigh your need to get away with your interest in sharing your space with others before you make any reservations.

Fortunately, AP9 companies can offer a few tips that might help you find a vacation spot that’s perfect for you:

-- Go west, young shredder (and/or older skiers). While most East Coast ski resorts now cater to the snowboarding crowd, the best amenities and conditions are found out west -- and the options are much more plentiful. Thanks to their higher elevations, ski resorts in the Rockies and the Sierras typically have deeper snow bases, more powdery days and longer ski seasons. From Jackson Hole to Mammoth, from Squaw Valley to Sun Valley, western ski resorts offer something for every age range and every skiing or snowboarding level.

-- Think outside the hill. If all you plan to do is ski, you’ll want to base your choice on which mountain best fits your ability. But if you’re bringing the family, and not all of them share your enthusiasm, look for resorts that offer interesting alternatives, either at the mountain or within easy traveling distance. For instance, Lake Tahoe, which straddles the California-Nevada border, is within driving distance to at least eight different ski resorts but also features a wide range of non-skiing activities, including fine dining, nightclub acts, gambling, golf courses within an hour or two, and much more.

-- Make a (spring) break for it. Fans of warm-weather, spring-break revelry can easily find dozens of destinations to satisfy their love of crowds. Five of the top destinations include: Jamaica; Lake Havasu, Arizona; South Padre Island, Texas; Cancun, Mexico; and Panama City, Florida. If you’re a little late to the booking party, try Key West, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach and other Florida hot spots, or look into beaches around Baja California.

-- Break away. For folks looking to avoid the crowds and carnival atmosphere of spring-break beach spots, some resorts now offer adult-only (i.e., no one under the age of 25) or family vacation packages around the peak of spring break. Among other options, Sandals has 12 couples-only locations in the Caribbean, while Beaches and Breezes both provide family-oriented fun.

Regardless of how you want to spend your spring getaway, you can find whatever you’re looking for with a little bit of research and effort. And there’s never a bad time to take a break from your everyday routine -- especially when you can save on your travel plans through programs like those provided by AP9 companies.

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