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Ski in Taos, an Ireland self-tour, and an Alaskan cruise

Glacier Bay, Alaska
Glacier Bay, Alaska
Deb Schaffer

This week’s deals include a ski lodge in Taos, New Mexico, a week in Ireland, and a great deal on Alaskan cruises.

To avoid the crowds at the big resorts, skiers look to Northern New Mexico. The El Pueblo Lodge in Taos, New Mexico is offering stays for up to four people, starting at $69 per room per night with dates into May. Stay as long as you like, but once the dates are booked they cannot be changed. The Lodge is about 30 minutes from the Taos Ski Valley. The ski area has a peak elevation of 12,500 feet, 113 trails and bowls, with half of the runs designed for expert skiers and snowboarders. After ski season, enjoy hiking and biking along the trails in the area, or visit downtown Taos with its galleries and shops. Visit Groupon.com by February 26 for more information and to book your vacation.

If an Alaskan cruise is on your list, this may be the year. Celebrity Cruises is partnering with Travelzoo.com to offer great deals on Alaskan itineraries. Sail roundtrip from Vancouver, British Columbia on the Celebrity Century starting at $599, departing on May 18, June 1, 8, 15, or 22. Vancouver to Seward is also available on the Celebrity Millennium starting at $599 for an inside cabin. The itinerary includes the Inside Passage, Hubbard Glacier, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Icy Strait Point. Visit Travelzoo.com by February 18 for more information on the cruises available.

Visit Dublin, Ireland with this deal from Great Value Vacations. Spend eight days in Dublin and Adare Village starting at $999 for one person based on quad occupancy. Round-trip air from Boston, New York City or Chicago is included. The package also includes manual-shift rental car with unlimited mileage, quad-occupancy accommodations for six nights in a three bedroom villa at Adare Manor Castle and Golf Resort, airline taxes, fuels surcharges, and hotel fees. Design your own itinerary since there are no pre-planned excursions in this package. The Adare resort is near Limerick and within easy driving distance of Bunratty Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, and the city of Dublin. Visit Livingsocial.com for more information and to book your vacation.

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