Today Show: New Years Travel Deals & Holiday Food Quiz


Kathie Lee & Hoda: New Years Travel Deals

Sarah Spagnola from Travel + Leisure magazine visited The Today Show and gave co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb an insider’s scoop on New Years Travel Deals. Check out the best deals below:

Today Show: Jacksonville Florida Travel Deal

Today Show: New Years Travel Deals

Today Show: New Years Travel Deals


The One Ocean Resort and Spa is offering $119 per night rooms with floor to ceiling windows that look out onto the beach and Atlantic Ocean. The hotel offers opportunities for jet skiing and deep sea fishing, while fire pits by the water allow couples to drink martinis and watch the sunset.

Today Show: New York City Travel Deal

The James in Soho offers a package for $245 a night that includes breakfast. The locale is perfect to access Manhattan’s sales and shopping around the holiday season.

Today Show: Hawaii Travel Deal

The Travaasa Hana in Maui offers a quiet atmosphere for $216 a night. Kids aren’t allowed at this open-air resort that offers cooking classes and spa treatments. Both co-hosts likened this option to heaven on earth!


Today Show: Woodstock Vermont Travel Deal

The Woodstock Inn and Resort offers great home cooking — including local cider and pork chops — for $184 a night. The rooms feature four-poster beds and a wide selection of wine, offering a great Northeastern escape for the New Year.

Today Show: Aspen Travel Deal

The Viceroy Snowmass features over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain and offers a $345 room that comes with $175 in resort credits. Every room has its own kitchen, making it perfect for feeding the whole family.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Holiday Food Quiz

Kathie Lee and Hoda battled wits with a Holiday Food Quiz that offered up some surprising results. Check out the questions and answers below:

– What food is NOT considered good luck?

  • Oranges
  • Black-eyed peas
  • Cod Fish
  • Noodles
  • Sour Kraut

Answer: Oranges

– Which food has more fat?

  • Potato pancake
  • Jelly Donut

Answer: Jelly Donuts

– How many glasses of champagne could you drink to equal one glass of eggnog?

Answer: 3 glasses, as each glass of eggnog is approximately 300 calories

– How many calories would you save by replacing two cups of nuts with one cup of popcorn?

Answer 750 calories

– Which food represents the celebration of children?

  • Grapes
  • Peanuts
  • Corn

Answer: Corn

– Which one of these three desserts have less than 300 calories?

  • Apple pie
  • Two chocolate chip cookies
  • Brownie
  • Slice of chocolate cake

Answer: Brownie

The scoring system was admittedly fuzzy, but Kathie Lee ended up beating Hoda 3 questions to 1 and picked up a nice bottle of champagne as her winning prize. Congrats to Kathie Lee!



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