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We've launched another giveaway! Plus, Amtrak has a nice summer sale going on, and Norwegian cruises is offering a discount for educators.

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Hey, y’all. Happy Monday!

Before we get into some fine travel deals (and some SUPER exciting news), I wanted to give you an update on Mike.

He’s taking a few additional days off to recover from being ill while abroad, so I (Tiffany) will be holding down the fort for a bit longer 💪

Regardless of who’s behind the keyboard, we’re always so glad you’re here—so let’s get started, shall we?

☀️ We’re giving away a trip to COSTA RICA

But wait… before I give you all the juicy deets about this new giveaway, I need to announce the winner of last month’s giveaway to ARUBA!

Drumroll, please……….

The winner is Jess L.!!! CONGRATS!!!!

Holy smokes that’s exciting. And Jess L., if you’re reading this, you should have already received an email from us with further details 🙂 

Now Aruba is hard to beat, but… you guys… just look at this place in Costa Rica 😍

The sunset, the water, the views, the LUXURY of Hotel Three Sixty seems unmatched.

And lucky for you all, we’re giving away a FREE 5-night stay in a Deluxe Villa for two at this very place.

Here’s what the winner will receive:

  • As mentioned, a 5-night stay for two in a Deluxe Villa at Hotel Three Sixty

  • $2,000 to help cover flights and other miscellaneous expenses

  • $250 food and beverage credit

  • Free airport transfer to the hotel

  • 1 free Mangrove Boat Tour for two

Now I’m sure your immediate thought is, “How the heck do I enter?!”

Subscribing to the Daily Drop newsletter is your first means of entering (you’ll need to confirm this below). Plus, we’ve got a few other ways you can enter to increase your odds of winning! 👇

Here’s how:

  • Subscribe/confirm your Daily Drop newsletter subscription (obvi, and required)

  • Follow Hotel Three Sixty on Instagram (+1 entry, optional)

  • Follow Daily Drop on Instagram (+1 entry, optional)

  • Check out our most recent article (+1 entry, optional)

  • Sign-up/login to your FareDrop account (+1 entry, optional)

  • Install the Capital One Shopping browser extension (+1 entry, optional)

The winner will be announced in the newsletter on June 18th!

🚂 Get up to 30% off tickets with Amtrak’s nationwide summer sale

An image of two people sitting on a train

I love train travel—perhaps more when I’m in Europe 😅—but nonetheless, trains are dope.

And those of you who prefer cruising around the good ol’ U.S. should find this Amtrak sale quite useful.

If you need some inspo, Kara and Nate made a video traveling from New York to Seattle on Amtrak earlier this year!

Before we dive into some sample bookings, here are the details of this sale:

  • You must book by May 16th

  • Valid for travel between June 1st - August 30th

  • You need to book directly through Amtrak

  • There are NO blackout dates 👏

  • Discounted fares will be marked with a green “Sale” tag

For starters, check out this route from Boston to Philadelphia on Amtrak’s super nice and super high-speed Acela train.

Sample booking from Boston to Philadelphia

The normal price is more than double what the current sale price is. Plus, it’s in business class 😎

And for those on the west coast that want a cheap ride on one of the most scenic routes, you’ll be able to snag some discounted Coach seats from Sacramento to Seattle.

Example booking from Sacramento to Seattle

Keep in mind, this includes an overnight portion.

And there are HUNDREDS of other routes around the country.

Plus, you can stack two one-way trips at the sale price and still come out ahead compared to the price of a round-trip itinerary.

To further maximize on this sale, I would also suggest using a credit card that earns bonus points on travel purchases.

Our most popular card (which has an elevated welcome offer right now) will give you 2X per dollar on travel, including Amtrak tickets 😎

Honestly, for these dates being peak summer travel, this sale is pretty solid.

And what better season to see the country by rail? 💁🏻‍♀️

🛳️ Cruise News: Norwegian Cruise Line is offering a special “Teacher Cruise Discount”

Can you believe it’s the middle of May already? And do you know who’s especially happy about that?

Teachers and other school staff.

And Norwegian is showing their appreciation by offering teachers, principals, assistant principals, university professors, and other school employees (in schools from Pre-K to 12th grade) a 5% discount on ANY Norwegian voyage around the world.

Plus, cruising educators will also get a $50 onboard credit to use as they please 👇

Homepage of Norwegian's Teacher Cruise Disount showing details of the promo

Here’s how to enroll:

  1. Log in or register for a My NCL account.

  2. Verify your status as a teacher or educator through ID.me.

  3. Once verified, begin searching for your dream cruise (prices displayed will reflect your 5% discount).

On top of this, Norwegian is also running it’s fifth Giving Joy campaign where 20 teachers will win a free cruise on the inaugural trip of its newest Norwegian Aqua ship next April 4th - 6th.

Home page of Norwegian's Giving Joy campaign

Nominations are open until June 7th! The 20 teachers with the most votes will hop aboard—so go nominate the educator in your life who is deserving of a few fun days at sea 🩵

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…or you can just buy these prizes from our website if you want to keep us all to yourself. 😉

Dang, today involved some nice deals for trains, cruises, and… that amazing giveaway to Costa Rica! 😍

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, and I’ll see you fine folks tomorrow.

Tiffany Eastham
Writer & Editor, Daily Drop

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