Lend a hand
Give back to a city that offers the traveler so much. The New Orleans Marriott presents the "Build & Bond" deal, which helps volunteer groups lend a hand.
Dates: Available now, with no end date specified.
Price: $84 a night, up to quadruple occupancy, including use of a meeting room, parking for group vans, a resource kit that includes local transportation information, 50% off parking for personal vehicles and discounted box lunches.
Contact: Marriott, New Orleans; (504) 581-1000, www.nolamarriott.com
Sun and culture
Bask in Colombia's sun and culture with Yampu's "Highlight Trip," which takes you to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Caribbean beaches, a biosphere reserve and a national park.
Itinerary: Cartagena and San Andrés.
Dates: Departure dates on an ongoing basis.
Price: Land only from $1,706; double occupancy (single supplement $2,442), including three-star overnight accommodations, some meals, a guided tour of Old Town Cartagena, a cruise to Islas del Rosario, a flight and transfer from Cartagena to San Andrés, a San Andrés Island tour and a transfer from San Andrés to Bogotá.
Info: Yampu, New York; (888) 926-7801, www.yampu.com