Cruises RV rentals and houseboating
One of the most popular activities for Land rovers and water lovers who want
reunions is a cruise vacation. to spend time with family and friends find
“It’s important to choose a ship and that these two activities are perfect for enjoy-itinerary that suits everyone in the group,” ing an affordable summer vacation together.
says Shannon. “Either of these provides lots of room for the
Something new is theme cruises, attract- group to enjoy an open schedule of leisurely
ing various generations with the same interest. driving or boating,” says Shannon.
Popular themes are jazz and big bands, wine
and cooking, poker, antiques and yoga/well- Weekly condo rentals
being/fitness. For travelers who want the most flexibility for their agenda, an economical approach
Hawaii is to rent a condominium.
Hawaii is a favorite destination for family “Renting a condo with multiple bed-vacations, says Shannon, because there is rooms and bathrooms for privacy and com-something for everyone. “Hawaii offers eco- fort means space for the kids to play and
tourism, hiking, biking, rafting and volcano space to spread out and cook and entertain
tours, shopping, beaches, golf, luaus and cul- for the adults,” says Shannon.
tural tours with options such as lei-making
classes, and kids’ programs.” Spas and golf
Weddings are also very popular on the If a bachelorette party, a mother-daugh-islands.“We usually find that the entire fam- ter retreat or the real-life version of the
ily and friends will travel to the islands to Ya-Ya Sisterhood is in the works, spa vaca-enjoy the wedding, then remain for vacation,” tions in Arizona are especially fun. “We see
lots of mothers and daughters, adult sisters who need
The Costco Connection to escape work and kids, and
If your multi-generational group is 15 people or more for a land vaca- bridal groups wanting pam-
tion (traveling out of the same gateway, on the same departure and pering before the upcoming
return dates, and staying at the same hotel) or eight staterooms on a event,” says Shannon.
cruise, Costco Travel’s group specialists can help from start to finish, For the male version of
including airline seating arrangements, room requirements and bonding, the plethora of golf
ground transportation. They can also add components, such as vacations offered can easily
receptions, banquets or sightseeing tours. For more information, or keep three generations of
to book reservations, call toll-free 1-877-849-2730. men entertained. C
Two Free Days
Enjoy more than 120 channels of
news, talk, comedy and commercial-free music with two free days of
SIRIUS radio service on your
minimum three-day rental.
Mention this offer—PC #984782—and
Hertz CDP #336436 when reserving
your SIRIUS-equipped vehicle. At the
time of rental, present your Costco
membership card or Car Rental Value
Card for identification. You’ll enjoy
your discount, too.
Book online at
or call Costco Travel toll
free at 1-877-849-2730.
Important Rental Information
Advance reservations are required as blackout periods may occur in
some cities at some times. This offer is redeemable at participating
Hertz locations in the U.S. subject to SIRIUS-equipped vehicle
availability. Offer applies to published Hertz rates, has no cash
value and may not be used with any other CDP#, coupon, discount,
rate or promotion. Hertz age, driver, credit and weekly, weekend or
daily rate qualifications for the renting location apply, and the car
must be returned to that location. Taxes, tax reimbursement, fees
and optional service charges, such as refueling, are not subject to
discount. Discounts apply to time and mileage only. Call for details.
Travel purchases are not included in Executive Membership 2%
Reward program. Costco Travel disclaims liability for any
inaccuracies or typographical errors. Costco Travel is a registered
seller of travel and travel agency in the following states:
Washington (WST 602042600), Ohio (8789302), Florida (Fla. Seller
of Travel Reg. No. ST32555) and California (CST 2054248-50).
Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the
state of California.
COUPON EXPIRES 11/30/06.
Hertz rents Fords and other fine cars. 06 TR0703_A 5/06
Consequently, Costco Travel
has many options for travelers of
all generations, and a practiced
team to implement every detail.
“I found Costco Travel so
helpful,” says Flo Tonelli, who
with her husband took 28 family
members to the Mexican Riviera. “The price An RV trip is just one option when
was about $5,000 less than the lowest prices I making all-ages travel plans.
had been quoted elsewhere. Before we knew it
we were on the trip of our dreams.” Shannon reports, adding that Costco Travel is
THE CONCEPT of multi-generational vacations is nothing new
for the team at Costco Travel.
“We have been helping families
and groups book trips together
since we began offering travel
services,” says Shannon Parker of
The following list of ideas and tips covers offering a special Kirkland Signature Maui
just some of what Costco Travel offers. vacation in September.