SLEEPING IN SEATTLE.
The city's convention and visitors bureau is extending its discount Seattle Super Saver hotel booking program through Oct. 31. It will now offer savings on room rates through the high season as well as during the off-season. It has no booking or hidden fees and has a meet-or-beat rate guarantee. www.seattlesupersaver.com; 800-535-7071.
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT.
Walt Disney World's Epcot has launched a new ride, Mission: SPACE. It's based on technology from NASA's astronaut training techniques. After liftoff, guests travel through the planets with each person taking on the role of commander, pilot, navigator or engineer.
The German National Tourist Board's Web site, www.germany-tourism.de, has a wealth of information for travelers — from maps to attractions to accommodations.
WILL WORK FOR FREE.
The American Hiking Society's volunteer vacations are a way to enjoy the great outdoors while improving trail networks in the southeast. The one-to-two week programs cost $80 plus transportation. Trips this year include: May 16-22 in Talladega National Forest, Ala.; and May 16-29 on the Cumberland Trail near Chattanooga, Tenn. www.americanhiking.org