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Travel deals: Adventure in Vermont, flights to Chicago

The Trump International Hotel & Tower sits along

The Trump International Hotel & Tower sits along the Chicago River in Chicago's business district. (August 2008) Credit: Getty Images

Fight away the Monday blues by booking a great vacation deal, whether you're looking for adventure, family time or fun in the sun.

If touring the Windy City is on your bucket list, you're in luck this summer. CheapOair is offering roundtrip airfare from New York to Chicago starting at $314 per person, plus a stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile for $161 per night. Rates are listed for travel between July 29 and August 3; at

FollowMe2Africa, an online Africa travel booking agency, is offering deals to coincide with its recent launch in the U.S. Save 20 percent off a 7 day escorted Wildlife & Warriors Johannesburg to Kruger Park and Durban tour, with plenty of scenery, wildlife, culture and adventure. Book between now and September to have your trip discounted to $2,460 and between October and December for $2,542; use code WW20PROMO at

For the family that loves thrills, get three days of unlimited access to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando for $895 for two adults and two children when you stay at a Universal Partner Hotel, plus get two free days of the Universal Dining Plan for each person. Choose from one of three hotels and travel from Aug. 15 to Nov. 24 or Dec. 2-19; at

Tired of the same old trip? Save 50 percent on a getaway to Vermont's scenic Deerfield Valley and enter the Green Mountain Adventure Challengea physical and mental challenge that sends participants on a scavenger hunt through the town and into the woods in search of General Stark's lost treasure. $267 includes a two night stay for two at your choice of accomodations, registration for the challenge, daily breakfast for two, one trail lunch for two and an adventure kit for two, and you could be the winners of a cash prize. Good for travel through Sept. 15; at

Surround yourself with white sand beaches and modern luxury at the Hilton Barbados, where you can stay for four nights with airfare for $699 when you travel between Oct. 1 and Dec. 20; at

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