All posts by Amber Nolan

Amber Nolan knows first hand that traveling can be an expensive addiction, and has mastered the art of stretching her vacation funds. Originally from upstate New York, this restless traveler has always had a love affair with the cruise industry, and a soft spot for voyages with Jamaica on the itinerary. The Jamaican people are as friendly as the island is beautiful. Every week, she scours the web for the latest trends, news, and deals, as well as giving her own advice to keep you informed, and help you find the perfect cruise that fits your interests, and your budget. Most Recent Trip: Maine. Next Trip: Costa Rica Contact: anolan@shermanstravelmedia.com
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Pandaw River Cruises

SHERMAN’S EXCLUSIVE The Luxury Sail the Rajang River to the heart of Borneo, the Island in the Clouds, and see outlying settlements and remote jungles. Pandaw River Cruises’ 60-passenger RV Orient Pandaw is modeled after colonial steamers, with open-air dining areas, promenades and elegant brass and teak-fitted staterooms. The eight-night... Read More

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Delfin Amazon Cruises

SHERMAN’S EXCLUSIVE The Luxury Guests aboard Delfin Amazon Cruises’ two vessels explore isolated regions that are home to rare plants and wildlife, ranging from bright birds to big cats. Cruises begin in Nauta, Peru; possible activities include canoeing in remote lagoons, swimming with pink river dolphins, fishing, hiking, and nocturnal... Read More

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Iceland Seal

If last week’s space launch has left you considering what outer space is like, Iceland may be the next closest thing. With raw, untouched scenery, natural hot springs, and – in some areas – a landscape that resembles the surface of the moon, it’s easy to get swept away... Read More

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Vatican Rome

We’ve all stumbled across an unheard of vacation deal to Europe that magically doubles in price when you try to book it. However, after putting this six-night Rome and Venice package (priced from $699) to the test, the only additional expenses are airport fees and security taxes – so... Read More

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Occidental Hotels

Occidental Hotels & Resorts, a mega-hotel chain known for its oceanfront properties, is slashing rates in Aruba, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. All-Inclusive stays are available for as little as $55 per person, per night at the Allegro Puerto Plata – a savings of 40 percent. Set... Read More

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Grenadines

Romance doesn’t have to be reserved for Valentine’s Day, thanks to this special offer from Elite Islands Resorts that lets you plan a dreamy Caribbean getaway whenever you need to rekindle that spark. Book your stay for travel anytime this year at one of six of the company’s... Read More

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Galapagos Bird Ecoventura

As mammoth cruise ships continue to build upon child care programs and family-friendly entertainment, it’s becoming easier to bring the kids along as you sail into the Caribbean sunset. Finding a cruise that lets kids have fun and learn something on vacation (gasp) is a challenge onto itself. With... Read More

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Alaska Bear

With breathtaking glaciers, untouched wilderness waiting to be explored, and stunning vistas, the last frontier has much to offer visitors, but its far-flung location makes it a pricey destination. Alaskan cruises offer a chance to see it at all for an affordable rate, and Norwegian Cruise Line is adding... Read More

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Budapest

The end of winter and early spring can be a perfect time to snag a flight deal to Europe and tour its legendary cities without all the crowds. Lufthansa is offering a sale on flights to Dublin, London, Budapest, Paris, Munich, and beyond from $198 each way. This promotion... Read More

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Savannah

Vision Airlines is one of the newest low-cost carriers that you’ve probably never heard of. The Georgia-based company operates Boeing 737 aircrafts to 23 U.S. airports in Miami, Savannah, Houston, Niagara Falls, Atlanta, Louisville, and a handful of other destinations (primarily in the south) with fares as low as... Read More

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California Hotel

Few places embody the term “road trip” like the California coastline, and the picturesque town of Cambria makes for a perfect stopover on a weekend getaway en route from San Francisco to Los Angeles. While most hotels with a view also come with a price, the inviting Fog Catcher... Read More

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Oberoi India

THE LUXURY The Oberoi motor vessel Vrinda, which sails the backwaters of Kerala, India, shares the elegant appointments typically found in Oberoi hotels. Voyagers will spend three nights in one of eight timber-wood framed cabins, with picture windows providing views of the Alleppey Canal. Onboard, costumed musicians and dancers... Read More

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Barbados Beach

Our editors were impressed when they came across this little gem: a nine-night cruise leaving from Miami starting from $549 this spring. The Norwegian Dawn will first reach Samana, in the Dominican Republic, followed by Road Town, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. After, sail on to Antigua, where... Read More

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Disney Dream

When the Disney Dream was welcomed into its new home in Port Canaveral, the cruise line made sure it had that “Disney magic,” by showcasing an elaborate christening ceremony with character appearances, fireworks, and a performance from Jennifer Hudson, the ship’s godmother who started her musical career on a... Read More

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Southwest Airlines Plane

Hundreds of domestic routes have been slashed on Southwest Airlines, bringing prices down to as little as $29 each way for its popular Los Angeles to Las Vegas flights, or just $39 for flight in and out of Dallas. Our editors put this deal to the test and found... Read More