This week we’re featuring two fun interviews to help you better plan your next trip. Gabe Saglie, Sr. Editor at Travelzoo shares the best Fall/Winter travel bargains, deals and tips. Also joining us is Helen Fanthorpe from Rough Guides to tell us all about their new book featuring the 100 Best Places on Earth.
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The second half of the year is a great time to travel, as long as you know the right places and the best deals. No matter your budget or style of travel, most people want to save as much money on their next trip as possible. Knowing how to find those deals though is often times confusing, especially when it comes to understanding the best time to book flights and hotels. In this week’s podcast, we’re joined by one of the industry’s leading experts to help us find those hot deals as well as share his insights on current trends in the world of travel.
Travelzoo’s Senior Editor, Gabe Saglie, is a leading expert on travel deals, tips and trends. He has appeared on dozens of highly-rated networks, including NBC, CNN and Fox News, as well as affiliate stations in top TV markets around the country, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco. Gabe is also regularly quoted in major publications, like the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He’s a longtime wine and food writer, too. Gabe is a Chilean native born in Norway to globetrotting parents. He is fluent in Spanish and French. Gabe’s travel experiences allow him to be one of the industry’s foremost consumer travel advocates.
To help inspire us to plan that next trip, we’re also joined by Helen Fanthorpe to chat about her latest project, the Rough Guide to the 100 Best Places on Earth. As Helen says,
“We pooled the knowledge of our many experienced and well-travelled authors and editors and together we decided on the spots the world over that are undiscovered, underrated, or simply spectacular. We’ve made sure there is a geographical mix, as well as a mixture of (justly) famous places and more off-the-beaten-track spots. We’ve also made sure to celebrate all types of travel by including a mix of type of attractions: urban and rural, atmospheric ruins and glittering cityscapes, biodiversity hotspots, cultural gems, and arresting architecture. We hope this list inspires people to get out there and see what the world has to offer.”
Helen Fanthorpe is a Senior Travel Editor at Rough Guides and Insight Guides, focusing on custom publishing. She loves traveling the world and has already ticked off 27 of the 100 Best Places on Earth 2020. Next on her own bucket list is Stone Town in Zanzibar.