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Want to check out the dazzling Caribbean island of Barbados (http://www.shermanstravel.com/travel_guides/barbados) without breaking the bank? In high season, that’s an almost impossible feat, as prices on this celebrity hideout go through the roof. But come shoulder season, they drop to such lows that you simply can’t skip the Barbados beat. If you book a travel package between June 8 and July 3, you’ll get fantastic fall savings for stays between September 1 and December 18. Offered by the Barbados Tourism Authority (www.visitbarbados.org), this seasonal promotion gives you the freedom to choose from a variety of island hotels, activities and attractions. Here are the perks of booking during the promotional period: air credit of up to $300 per person; first night free; complimentary breakfast daily; buy one ground activity and get the second at half price; one $25 voucher for the happening Oistins Fish Fry; one Barbados Gourmet Card with a 25% discount at participating restaurants; and one $100 pre-loaded debit card for island shopping. Note that the last three are per booking; there’s a seven-night minimum stay at European plan hotels and a five-night minimum stay at all-inclusive resorts. For more information about this terrific offer and a list of participating hotels, attractions and restaurants, visit www.visitbarbados.org or call the Barbados Tourism Authority at 1-800-221-9831.