All posts by Elina Vaysbeyn

While attending university in the great American tundra we call Buffalo, N.Y., Elina discovered that snowed-in days and nights could be best spent doing what she loves to do: writing. Drawing inspiration from her many globetrotting adventures, Elina's travels have brought her to such diverse locales as Latvia, Romania, Jamaica, and her personal favorite, Israel. Happily, as she currently rediscovers the beauty of the incredible metropolis she calls home (New York City), she's managed to find a perfect forum for her lifelong loves of traveling, writing, and bargain-hunting: ShermansTravel Media. E-mail:
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Sanibel Harbour Marriott and Hutchinson Island Marriott

Steal away to one of two islands off the Floridian coast with this doppelganger beachfront bargain from Marriott Hotels and Resorts. Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort and Marina on Florida’s East Coast and Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa on the Gulf Coast are dropping their Stay for Breakfast rates... Read More

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British Airways

British Airways’ Europe air fare sale is the perfect way to spend that languishing Christmas bonus. Starting from just $397, round-trip flights span the breadth of Western Europe from Paris to Madrid to Frankfurt and more, departing from over 15 major U.S. cities on both coasts, with the lowest... Read More

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Trevi Fountain

A stunning value in the heart of Rome, the recently renovated Hotel Veneto Palace provides sumptuous respite from the busy downtown area and surrounding attractions like the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, and more. For a limited time, book their Classic Rome offer and receive a bottle of wine, airport transfers... Read More

Bahamas cruise

No plans next weekend? No problem. For under $200 ($189 to be precise), you can answer the siren call of the Bahamas with this January 23 sailing from Carnival. The Carnival Sensation departs for a 4-night cruise from Port Canaveral in just 8 days, calling on Freeport for one... Read More

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The James Chicago

Flawlessly furnished with sleek essentials and minimal trimmings, The James Chicago resembles a post-modern art gallery more than a place to spend the night. However, should you choose to do so, you’ll be deeply rewarded with the new Insider Sale promotion, starting from just $139 per night for a... Read More

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Le Capitole de Quebec

Cross the border to Canada for a romantic getaway in Québec’s Old City, where every café, shop, and historic monument evokes European panache. Stay at the 40-room boutique Le Capitole de Québec from $170 per night (on week nights) and feel free to drop the extra cash on exploring... Read More

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The Independent Philadelphia

A hidden nook in Philadelphia’s thriving Center City neighborhood, the Independent Philadelphia hotel holds only 24 meticulously designed guestrooms hosted in a restored Georgian-Revival building. Discover Philadelphia’s blend of colonial roots, cosmopolitan style, and suburban charm this winter with the Historic Philadelphia package, which includes free parking, four tickets... Read More

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After the clock strikes twelve and the streamers settle on January 1, set off for a three-night getaway in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Scouted by our deal experts, this offer from reputed travel packager starts from just $459 per person for an all-inclusive stay at the Holiday Inn Sunspree... Read More

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Captain Daniel Stone Inn

Just 30 minutes from Portland, Maine, the town of Brunswick has existed for over 350 years, evolving from a colonial settlement into a scenic coastal hideaway, framed by historic mansions and beautiful parks. For a price more heartwarming than most, Captain Daniel Stone Inn, situated in Brunswick’s downtown, offers... Read More

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Hotel Solamar San Diego

Whether you come for the 4-star rating, the rooftop pool deck, or the trusted Kimpton Hotel brand, you’ll end up staying for much less than you expected. Located in San Diego’s downtown Gaslamp District, the 10-story Hotel Solamar is offering its Rates from Heaven promotion, starting from just $111... Read More

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This time, your “frugal” friend has no excuse – airberlin’s Holiday Special sale offers two-for-one, round-trip fares to Berlin and Dusseldorf, starting from just $857 in total ($429 per person, excluding taxes). Explore these historic German cities, or ride the rail on to another Western European destination, including Amsterdam... Read More

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    SpongeBob SquarePants

    Thanks to Nickelodeon’s hit show from the ’80s, You Can’t Do That on Television, getting “slimed” on air remains a sacred and coveted childhood experience for many. However, in 2011, slime meets sea on two seven-day, All Access cruises, courtesy of Nickelodeon and Norwegian Cruise Line. Tailored for younger... Read More

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    New York City

    Contrary to popular belief, the cheapest time to travel to New York just might be the holiday season. In fact, if you wanted to, say, spend Christmas Eve dining at the elegant Black Duck restaurant in the Park South Hotel, you could waltz right upstairs to a guestroom and... Read More

    Grand Solmar Lands End

    Flourishing in a cozy bubble of prosperity, away from the foot traffic of other Mexican destinations, Los Cabos is a celebrity magnet and a romance mecca, stretching out along the southernmost tip of the California Baja peninsula. The two-city region (Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo) supports... Read More

    Thalassotherapy Spa

    Trading in the first few chilly days of New York in November for Cabo San Lucas was pretty much an upgrade to seventh heaven. Besides the transporting landscape of carved granite knolls, turquoise waters, and soft-white sands, this manicured coastal sanctuary on the Mexican Riviera is also the perfect... Read More