Get going: bound for Bali

101 Bali-Legian hotel, Bali.
Hi ho, the summer sun is still only just dipping below the horizon but it's time to think winter, with all the international resorts releasing their snow deals for the 2014 winter season, or drumming up business for summer in the mountains. 

Otherwise, there are olives to pluck in Tuscany and family holidays mixing the Taj with tigers in this week's international and domestic travel deals. 

Get return flights from Sydney with Virgin Australia and three nights at the 3.5-star 101 Bali-Legian hotel, with Wi-Fi and one three-course dinner thrown in. From $600 a person, twin share, on stays May 14-17. 1300 887 979,
Check into Brisbane's newest hotel, the Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane, and save up to 60 per cent on stays until September 3. There is free Wi-Fi, and craft beers in the hotel bar. From $149 a night. 1800 074 545,

The best of Colorado, USA.
Discover Aspen's glorious spring season. Local hotels and lodges are offering the third night free from May 15-June 16, plus $50 towards outdoor activities such as ballooning, rafting or biking.

Take one of Australia's most luxurious hikes and bring a friend free. The Arkaba Walk is a four-day, 45-kilometre private hike through the Flinders Ranges, with food, wine and guides. Book by April 11 for travel June 12-August 31. Costs $2150 for two people. 1300 790 561,

The rustic huts of Corinna, Tasmania.
Explore the incomparable Tarkine Wilderness in winter. Stay three nights for the price of two, get a brekky hamper, half-day kayak hire and discounts on the Arcadia II river cruises. Three nights from $540, queen cabin, $760, family cabin. (03) 6446 1170,

Celebrate the Year of the Horse with $200 off Helen Wong's China and Vietnam group tours; its 12-day China Discovery tour costs $3930 a person, includes international flights. Book by April 4, travel May 1-November 30. 1300 788 328,

Experience quintessential Italy at the annual olive harvest in San Miniato, Tuscany. Back-Roads Touring's new seven-day "Harvest in Tuscany" winter tour takes you into the heart of the region's cuisine and landscape, with cooking classes, Prosecco and a night in a 12th-century castle. Tours depart November 11 and 18, 2014. From $2418 a person, twin share. 1300 100

Talking tigers, India.
If you're looking to take the kids into the wild, the eight-day India Family Holiday package fits the bill. You'll explore manic Old Delhi by rickshaw, (hopefully) spot tigers in Ranthambore National Park, take an elephant ride in Jaipur and witness sunrise at the Taj Mahal.

Staying in three-star hotels, the tour departs daily (except July-September). From $1698 an adult, $1443 a child, low season (April-June). 1300 760 208,

Belinda Jackson's Get Going column is published every Sunday in Sydney's Sun-Herald newspaper.  


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