Travelzoo: Travelsmart with Gabe Saglie for Sunday, January 18

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

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Up, Up & Away!

  • Get a bird’s-eye view of classic landmarks, like the Hollywood Sign, the Griffith Observatory, Santa Monica Beach and downtown LA
  • Star Helicopters runs 7 state-of-the-art choppers for its private tours out of Hawthorne Municipal Field, off the 105 Freeway (between the 405 and 110, below the FAA Control Tower)
  • Fly with the helicopter doors on or off, and listen to music through Bose noise-cancelling headsets
    • $249 for Daytime Flight for 2 (reg. $420)
      • Travel thru March; $375 for evening tour



Ballard Inn, Ballard Township (Santa Barbara wine country)

  • Luxurious AAA 4-Diamond B&B in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country
  • Property features 15 uniquely themed and decorated rooms and is located near Solvang and Los Olivos
  • Onsite restaurant is one of only 3 AAA 4-Diamond eateries in SB County and features regional fare
    • $199 per night (40% off) with gourmet breakfast for 2 daily, bottle of wine at check-in, free tastings at nearby wineries and evening wine/hors d’oeuvres
      • Travel through April 2




Veranda Resort & Spa, Hua Hin, Thailand

  • Deluxe 5-Star full-service resort located near the popular and royalty-friendly resort town of Hua Hin (located about 110 miles from Bangkok)
  • Property features Asian –inspired architecture and is nestled in lush, tropical Feng Shui gardens, and rooms feature rain showers, private balconies and LCD satellite TV
  • Guests enjoy an infinity pool and a luxe spa, and activities include the beach, Thai cooking classes and mountain biking thru ride paddies and pineapple plantations
    • $389 for a 3-night stay (reg. $600) with double upgrade to 700-sq.ft. Veranda Jacuzzi Room (w/private hot tub on balcony) breakfast daily and 2 massages
      • Travel thru April




Apple Farm Inn, San Luis Obispo

  • Deluxe AAA 4-Diamond Victorian inn located in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country
  • Property features jusst 20 guestrooms w/vintage antique furnishings, plush beds w/European furnishings, fireplaces, flat screen TVs, whirlpool tubs and steam showers
  • Museums, the famous Maverick Saloon and restaurants are all within walking distance
    • $109 per night (60% off) with wine tasting for 2
      • Travel through April




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