By Paula Conway
Originally posted on NYDailyNews.com

CRAZY ABOUT CRANES

Smart travelers like to get a jump on travel plans for later in the year. And you can make plans now for the annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival this Sept. 12-14. The annual bird-migration event is in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The area is known to nature-lovers for the presence of the Greater Sandhill Crane.

Steal: Save up to 40% off select vacation rentals in Steamboat Springs when you book with Wyndham Vacation Rentals during the festival. Wyndham will provide shuttles to the viewing areas and festival events for rental guests. This steal must be booked before Sept. 10 to net savings and is valid for stays Sept. 10-17. Rates before discounts start at $139 per night.

Experience: During this season, cranes embark on their stunning natural migration south, making a stopover in the Yampa Valley. Held during the peak of their stopover, the third annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival offers four days of free events for people of all ages. Enjoy guided crane-viewing, nature and bird walks, children’s activities, photography and sketching workshops, films, expert speakers and more.

Book it! Online at wvrsteamboat-cranes.com or by calling (855) 359-0667.

MEXICO MAGIC

The pool at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos in Mexico, which is offering a special “Spring into Summer” deal.The pool at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos in Mexico, which is offering a special “Spring into Summer” deal.

A vacation to the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos in Mexico is like being in a postcard scene that’s come to life.

Deal: Book the “Spring into Summer” offer and take 20% off a four-night stay. Plus, receive a complimentary upgrade to a family suite with access to the spa hydrotherapy circuit. Kids under 12 stay free. Book now through May 31 for travel through Aug. 31.

Experience: It starts with chilled towels and Champagne at check-in, even before guests explore the gorgeous hotel with spectacular views of the Sea of Cortes. Venture to downtown San Jose del Cabo for great shopping and eateries just minutes from the hotel. Guests may also enjoy adventures, like a trip in a kayak and or snorkeling or seeing the famous arch of Cabo San Lucas. On this getaway, paddle through crystal blue waters and walk through granite rock formations that line the bay.

Book it! Visit loscabos.ziva.hyatt.com or call (800) 760-0944.