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Puerto Vallarta hotel deal – CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Sunset over Banderas Bay
Sunset over Banderas Bay by Deb Schaffer

Puerto Vallarta is a great winter getaway from Denver. Travelzoo.com has partnered with the CasaMagna Marriott to offer room rates starting at $109 per night for a garden view room. Guests can upgrade to a ocean-view room for an additional $30 per room.

This five-star resort includes five restaurants, three pools, and a spa. There’s plenty to do in Puerto Vallarta, from golf at the Marina Vallarta Golf Club, to a day trip to the Marietas Islands and see the blue-footed booby!

Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information and black-out dates and to book your Mexican holiday!

A Patagonian trek, getaway to Glenwood Springs, sun in the Riviera Maya

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This week’s deals include adventure in Patagonia, a hotel deal in Glenwood Springs, and a getaway to the Riviera Maya.

Trek in Patagonia

Trek in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia for 11 days, starting at $2,744 per person for the land-only package and $3,785 per person with round-trip flights between Los Angeles or Miami and Santiago. Santiago is the Chilean capital city and has a booming restaurant scene and trendy shopping centers, with the looming peaks of the Andes Mountains in the distance. South of Santiago more than 1,500 miles, Torres del Paine National Park is a treasure-trove of mountain peaks, huge glaciers, and icy mountain lakes. Spend six days trekking through this spectacular wilderness. The packages also include round-trip ground transportation per itinerary from the airports to the hotels and sightseeing destinations, double-occupancy accommodations’ for three nights at the Casa Bonita Bed and Breakfast in Santiago and six nights at the Refugios in the National Park, with one night at Hostel Amerinidia in Puerto Natalas.  Also included is 10 breakfasts, seven lunches, and seven dinners, domestic airline flights, taxes, fuel surcharges, hotel fees, entrance fees, trekking permits and medical and evacuation insurance. As a bonus, 10% of the trip cost goes to the OneSeed Microfinance Fund for investment in local entrepreneurs. Visit Livingsocial.com to learn more about OneSeed Expeditions and this Patagonian adventure by May 8.

Swim in Glenwood Springs

For those who prefer to stay in the mountains close to home, Glenwood Suites in Glenwood Springs is offering a great deal on a rooms, with dates into June. Stay in a King Room for as low as $59 per night and a Double-Queen Room starting at $79 per night. Glenwood Springs is a great weekend getaway from the Front Range, offering hiking and biking trails, whitewater rafting, and the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool to sooth away the aches and pains of the day. Visit Groupon.com soon for more information and to book your getaway.

Sun in Cancun

Sun and sand is only a short flight away from Denver, and Apple Vacations is offering a great vacation deal to Cancun, starting at $599, including airfare and taxes. This package includes three nights at an all-inclusive beachfront resort, the Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe. This luxury resort features a dolphinarium, spa, miniature golf, live shows, and kids club and surf ride wave pool. This is part of a larger sale on three- to seven-night vacation packages and stays at other resorts. Cancun offers beautiful beaches, great restaurants, and nightlife. Visit Travelzoo.com by May 6 to book your summer vacation.

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Drive a Ferrari, explore the Amalfi Coast, enjoy an escape to Puerto Vallarta

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On the Malacon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

This week’s travel deals include renting a luxury automobile, visiting the Amalfi Coast, and a romantic bed and breakfast in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

If your dream is to drive a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Lamborghini Superleggera, or Lamborghini Spyder, it’s finally time to realize your vision. Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience has partnered with Travelzoo to offer a 15-mile test drive on a Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday for $99 or the same experience on Friday or Saturday for $129. The drive lasts 20 minutes and you receive an orientation, instructor guidance, professional photos, and digital video of the drive. This price includes the fuel fee and your pick of the three supercars. Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information and to buy your voucher.

If you really enjoy driving on winding roads, consider seven days on the Amalfi Coast. Great Value Vacations is offering seven days on the Sorrento Coast starting at $1,299, double occupancy. The package includes round-trip air from New York, Boston, Chicago, or San Francisco to Naples, and double occupancy four-star accommodations for five nights at Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast. Also included is a manual shift economy car rental with unlimited mileage, six breakfasts, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and hotel fees. Explore the Coast on your own, spending time on Bagni d’Arienzo beach, hiking the Sentiero degli Dei, or touring the Villa Rufolo. Visit Livingsocial.com by April 9 for more information and to buy your voucher. Book your getaway by April 17.

For sunshine a bit closer to home, visit the Quinta Maria Cortez bed and breakfast overlooking the Sea of Cortez in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Stay four, five, six, or seven night starting at $475.  This is an adults-only bed and breakfast where you can view the sunset over the ocean from your private terrace or balcony. The packages are for two and include daily breakfast served in the oceanfront dining room.  Each suite includes classic and antique Mexican furniture, kitchenettes, original artwork, purified water and coffeemakers. Downtown Puerto Vallarta is located minutes north of the property, with plenty of great restaurants and clubs. Visit Groupon.com soon for more information and to buy your voucher.

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Discover New Orleans, ski Crested Butte, enjoy the sun in Fiji

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This week’s deals include a tour of New Orleans and a cruise in the Caribbean, a great deal at a Crested Butte resort, and an adventure in Fiji.

Gate1travel.com is offering a ten-night package that includes time in the city of New Orleans and a cruise in the Caribbean from $749. The travel date for this price is February 5, but there are promo prices November 2014 through April 2015. This package includes three nights’ hotel accommodations in New Orleans, a walking tour through the French Quarter and Jackson Square, and an additional day to enjoy the city. On day 3 board the Norwegian Dawn and set sail for Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Honduras, and Costa Maya, Mexico. The package doesn’t include airfare to New Orleans. Visit Gate1travel.com soon for more information and to book your cruise.

Here in the Rocky Mountain West, ski season has just begun and it’s a good time to book a ski trip. The Elevation Hotel and Spa in Crested Butte is offering discounted room rates from October through April. Rooms start at $89 per night for a Courtyard King Room and $139 for a Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite with dining credit. Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free in the suites. The package includes two $30 spa credits per day. The property is located at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, a short walk from the mountain and the village. There is an onsite restaurant, or you can enjoy the restaurants and galleries in the village. For an offbeat adventure, visit the downtown rum distillery that welcomes guests year-round. At the resort, there is a $20 per day resort fee collected at check-in. Visit Groupon.com by October 25 for more information and to book your ski trip.

Some prefer sun to snow, and Travelzoo.com is partnering with Fuji Airways to offer round-trip airfare to the South Pacific for $999 from Los Angeles. Visit Fiji between February 1 and June 10 and September 10-30. Dive or snorkel the Rainbow Reef, eat great food, and spend time on one the many beautiful beaches. Fiji is also a great wedding and honeymoon destination, with many resorts specializing in these big events. Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information on booking your dream trip to Fiji.

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Lakeside living in Las Vegas, Cozumel, the Moscow Ballet tickets

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Today’s deals include a resort in Las Vegas, fun in Cozumel, and tickets to the ballet in Denver.

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa is offering a stay in a King room with a resort view starting at $69 per night. Guests can upgrade to a premium King lake-view room for $99 per night, with a two-night minimum. The resort is located in Henderson, just south of the Strip, and these packages include breakfast for two or a $50 resort credit. The resort has exclusive access to the Southshore Golf Club, a private Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Relax at the pools, or go into Las Vegas to shop or see a show. Visit Groupon.com by August 27 for more information and to book your getaway. Dates are available through October.

If ocean beaches are more your style, the Park Royal Cozumel in Cozumel, Mexico is offering an all-inclusive stay, starting at $399 for three nights. Packages include all meals, drinks, taxes, and gratuities as well as access to the gym and water areas and a 50% discount on spa services. The resort has Wi-Fi access, and three restaurants to choose from, as well as the Bikini Shack poolside bar. Guests can plan vacations of three, four, five, six, or seven nights. Travel through December 20. Two children under 6 stay and eat free, children 7 – 12 are $40 per person per night. Visit Livingsocial.com by September 4 for more information and to book your Caribbean adventure.

Christmas will be here before we know it, and it’s time to start planning to get tickets for your holiday entertainment. Travelzoo.com has partnered with the Moscow Ballet to offer tickets to the Company’s performances of the “Great Russian Nutcracker” on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13 at the Paramount Theatre. Rear orchestra tickets are $36.50, rear mezzanine & middle orchestra are $53.50, and front orchestra tickets are $68. This production includes handmade costumes and classical choreography, honoring the original ballet. Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information and for instructions on buying your tickets. Additional fees of up to $15 per ticket may apply.

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Luxury in Dubai and the Maldives, discounts in Keystone, and a boutique hotel in Tulum

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Keystone Golf

Today’s travel deals include adventure in Dubai and the Maldives, a great deal at Keystone, and a boutique hotel in Tulum, Mexico.

Dubai is around the world, and for those who feel the need to see this exciting city, Globotours has partnered with Livingsocial.com to offer a ten-day trip to Dubai and the Maldives, starting at $3,799 from Houston. Fly on Emirates out of New York, Seattle, or Houston to Dubai. Spend a day touring this up-and-coming city, then jet off to the Meeru Island Resort and Spa on the Maldives Islands. Enjoy the quiet, the sugar sand beaches, and the snorkeling in the clear blue Indian Ocean. Visit Livingsocial.com by August 8 for more information and to buy your voucher.

Here on the Front Range, folks tend to like to get up in the mountains during the hottest part of the summer. Keystone Resorts is offering a discount on rooms so visitors to Summit County can avoid the dreaded Sunday afternoon drive back to the city. Stay in a Lodge King room or a Lodge Double Queen for $109 per night. Bring the kids and stay in a Lodge Loft room for $139 per night, with dates into December. Summer is a great time at Keystone, with mountain biking, hiking, paddleboarding and golf available so that the entire family can have some fun. There are several restaurants on the property and a world-class spa to relax in after hiking those mountain trails. Visit Groupon.com soon for more information and to book your Summit County getaway.

Tablethotels.com offers discounts at high-end hotels worldwide. Each week they showcase several hotels with extra savings. This week they are offering an Ocean Front Cabana at the Papaya Playa Project in Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico starting at $127 per night. This property is unique. Design Hotels group took three abandoned hotel projects on the beach and created a boutique property with a rustic flair. There are Cabanas that have bunk beds for those who need fewer services as well as luxury casitas with King and Queen beds. Electricity in the rooms here is used for lighting, not electronics. This hotel is designed for those who want to get away from their devices. There is a restaurant on the property as well as a spa with a resident shaman. Each month, the hotel hosts a Full Moon party that goes well into the night. For more information, visit Tablethotels.com by July 24 at 5:00 P.M. EDT.

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Holiday in Los Cabos, play in the flight simulator, enjoy a Florida vacation

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Visit Florida

This week’s deals include a great deal on a Mexican holiday, pretending to fly a fighter jet, and rooms close to Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida. An easy getaway from Denver, Los Cabos is all about the ocean breezes and relaxing by the pool. Spend four nights at the Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos starting at $629 per person, including flights from Denver with dates into October. Stay in a junior suite overlooking the ocean, with unlimited meals and drinks, Wi-Fi, and taxes. This resort offers a beach-centric vacation with beach parties, activities and conservation programs. Visit Travelzoo.com by July 16 for more information and to book your getaway. For the adventurous among us, the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum is offering a turn in their flight simulator and a day at the museum. For $24, one person gets 30 minutes in the WWI or WWII fighter jet flight simulator and museum admission. Pretend to pilot a P-51 Mustang on a war-time mission as part of larger computerized network, allowing friends to join you. The Air and Space Museum also has a collection of 48 aircraft and exhibits on space technology. Visit Groupon.com soon for more information and to buy your vouchers. Summer is only half over, but school will start soon enough and then folks will start planning their Fall break vacations. Direct flights between Denver and Orlando make Florida an easy vacation spot. Livingsocial.com has partnered with the Legacy Vacation Club Florida to offer discounts on one and two bedroom suites in Kissimmee. For a week in October, a one-bedroom suite sleeping four averages $72 per night, and a two bedroom unit sleeping six averages $87 per night. These units include full kitchens, complimentary Wi-Fi, washers and dryers and multiple televisions. The parks are a 15 minute drive away, and for those days when Disney World or Universal Studios are not on the itinerary, the resort can keep you busy with swimming pools, volleyball, and mini-golf. Visit Livingsocial.com soon to book your vacation in the Florida sunshine. Like this article? Click the subscribe link at the top of the page to get the latest information by email when it’s published. For more fun deals and information, go to www.debtalkstravel.com and follow Deb on Twitter at debtalkstravel. These deals are subject to change or cancellation at any time, and restrictions may apply. Book early for the best deals.

Enjoy a getaway to the Riviera Maya from Denver starting at $499

1-DSCF0016Flash sale – Funjet has just announced a three night package to the Occidental Grand Xcaret & Royal Club in Cancun for $499 from Denver, including airfare, meals, and drinks. This price is just about the cost of the airfare to Cancun from Denver alone.  The Occidental Grand Xcaret is near the Xcaret Ecological Park for those who enjoy swimming, hiking, and learning about the animals and birds of the area. Dates are available in April and May 2014. For those who are weary of the cold, visit Funjet.com for more information and to book your getaway. This sale is part of a larger discount on many different vacations from Funjet.

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Spring break in Cabo San Lucas, touring the Canadian Rockies, and exploring India

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This week’s deals include a great deal to Cabo San Lucas, an adventure in the Canadian Rockies, and a short tour to India.

Spring Break is around the corner, and Groupon has partnered with to offer a seven-night all-inclusive vacation in beautiful San Jose del Cabo. From Denver, the packages start at $1099, double-occupancy. This vacation includes airfare from DenverInternationalAirport, lodging, taxes, and all meals and drinks in the resort’s five onsite restaurants and three bars. While in Cabo San Lucas, visit the nature reserves in the area, including the CaboPulmoNationalMarinePark which includes one of North America’s only hard-coral reefs. Tour San Jose del Cabo, a well-preserved town with Spanish colonial architecture, and an arts district a quick walk from the town square.  Or just hang around the pool and on the beach to enjoy the sun. Visit Groupon.com by January 16 for more information and to book your vacation.

From beach to mountains, Gate1 Travel is offering a nine-day tour of the Canadian Rockies starting at $1499. Fly into Calgary and then head to WatertonLakesNational Park, stopping at UpperWatertonLake for the spectacular mountain views. Next you’ll visit GlacierNational Park, continuing along LakeShelburne to visit the Many Glacier hotel. Then travel to BanffNational Park, the heart of the Rocky Mountains for the incredible views and to spend the day enjoying the boutiques, western saloons and pubs. Drive along the shores of TwoJackLake, LakeMinnewanka, and BowRiverFalls. Along the way enjoy the bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, and the occasional grizzly or black bear. Continue to Lake Louise, JasperNational Park, and the Columbia Icefield, where guests have the opportunity to walk on the glacier. The package includes eight night’s accommodations, hotel taxes, fees & service charges, sightseeing and transportation in a modern, air-conditioned motor coach, the services of an English-speaking tour manager and entrance fees according to the itinerary. Guest should book by January 13 for additional savings. Visit Gate1travel.com for more information and to schedule your vacation.

India is on many people’s bucket list, and this deal may make it affordable. SmarTours has partnered with Travelzoo.com to offer five nights in India starting at $1299. This package includes airfare from New York, five nights’ accommodations, all sightseeing tours and entrance fees, all intra-India transportation, an English-speaking tour guide, five breakfasts and a farewell dinner. Travelers spend one night in Delhi, two nights in Agra and two nights in Jaipur. Visit the Taj Mahal, ride an elephant, and visit the outdoor market. If you’re interested in more time in this remarkable part of the world, there is an extended 15-day India and Nepal package available. Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information and to book your vacation.