Travelzoo: Travelsmart with Gabe Saglie for Sunday, August 3


Travelzoo reporter Gabe Saglie joined us with this week’s hottest travel deals.

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Porto Vista Hotel, San Diego
Retro hotel in Little Italy, located near the Gaslamp Quarter and San Diego Bay
Hotel’s 4th floor restaurant – The Glass Door – gets high marks, as well as happy hour on the rooftop on Friday nights
Close to the harbor and waterfront, Little Italy is known for top restaurants and eclectic shops
$99/night (58% off) with breakfast for 2, valet parking and bottle of wine
Travel Aug.-Feb.

Sooke Harbour House, Vancouver Island, BC
Deluxe seaside resort located 45 minutes from Victoris and overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca – known for its rugged beauty and orca watching
Guests can stroll thru edible gardens, shop for local art/savor local seafood onsite, and hang at the beach, located steps away and home to sea lions and otters
Individually decorated rooms offer ocean views, soaker tubs and wood burning fireplaces
$199/night (30% off) with daily breakfast for 2
Travel Sept.-Oct; October stays include $50 dining credit

South American Getaway, Brazil and Argentina
Round-trip airfare from LAX (and all regional flights)
6 nights in upscale 4-Star hotels
2 nights each in Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls and Buenos Aires
Buffet breakfast included daily
Tours in English throughout the trip, including sightseeing in Buenos Aires (nicknamed “The Paris of South America”), a jungle train ride to one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls, and a 1,200-foot cable car ride to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio
Private air-conditioned coach, entrance fees to sites and arrival/departure transfers included
$2,495/per person ($1,100 off)
Travel in October; travel select dates Nov.-April for +$200
L’Auberge de Sedona, Sedona
Famed luxury AAA 4-Diamond resort in Red Rock country located less than a mile from downtown Santa Fe
Resort’s spa and restaurant have both been named to Conde Nast Traveler award lists
Guests a complimentary glass of wine on arrival and coffee, tea and pastries each morning
$159/night (50% off) with $50 resort credit
Travel through August; +$20 for prime September travel

Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Oahu
This Marriot Vacation Club is located in a 642-acre gated community in Ko Olina, on the western shore of Oahu (20 min. from Honolulu International Airport)
Guests can soak up the rays at Ko Olina beach, take a dip in one of the 3 pools, or golf at Ko Olina Golf Club less, than a mile away – plus Wet’n’Wild Hawaii, featuring over 25 attractions, is only a 10-minute drive
Once a week, guests can enjoy an on-site Polynesian dinner show
$251/ night (40% off) with wi-fi
Travel Aug.-Oct.; +$35 for ocean view

Alaskan Adventure, Denali National Park and Preserve
Guided excursion through the Alaskan wilderness, inside the national park that surrounds Denali, the highest mountain in North America)
3 nights’ accommodations: 2 nights at the all-inclusive Denali Backcountry Lodge and one night at Denali Cabins, nestled in the preserve’s boreal forest)
Roundtrip transport from Anchorage and between lodges included
Most meals included
All activities included: mountain biking, gold panning, fishing, natural history presentations, morning yoga, and twice daily shuttles to Wonder Lake
90-mile wildlife safari tour in Denali with a naturalist guide
$1,053 for 3 night stay ($600 off)
Travel Daily thru September; from Alaska Denali Travel