All posts by Jaymie Degaetano

Jaymie DeGaetano, a native to the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, began his overseas travels in high school. While studying in Paris for a year during college, Jaymie ventured to different regions of France, and to many European nations such as Ireland, Italy, and Norway. His most recent adventures include a cross-country road trip from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, cliff diving in Ontario, Canada's Georgian Bay, and cruising through the Western Caribbean. Prior to ShermansTravel, Jaymie spent two years working in public relations. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
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Stuttgart Beer Festival/iStock
Stuttgart Beer Festival/iStock

From September 17 to October 3, Munich will host its 183rd Oktoberfest — the world’s largest beer festival. A bucket-list event for beer lovers, partiers, and travel enthusiasts alike, Oktoberfest attracts more than 6 million annual visitors — including 1 million international tourists. To secure centrally located accommodation during the festivities, hotel reservations... Read More

Peru - Fruit Market - 620x400
Jaymie DeGaetano

Machu Picchu, the Andes, and other historic and natural wonders have traditionally landed Peru on many travelers’ bucket lists. But recently, the country’s longstanding culinary offerings have gained much-deserved international buzz from acclaimed food critics and tourists alike. On a recent customized food-and-culture trip with tour packager JourneYou, we... Read More

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Jaymie DeGaetano

Many American airline carriers now offer enhanced economy options for fliers, which usually entails just a sliver of extra legroom, often at the front of the plane — all for an exorbitant price. Luckily, this isn’t the case with Singapore Airlines’ new premium economy class, which debuts on August... Read More

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Holiday World/Thunderbird

Along with April showers, May flowers, and non-bone-chilling temperatures, spring brings exciting new attractions to many amusement parks in the U.S. From a dizzying glow-in-the-dark funhouse roller coaster, to a beyond-vertical Batman, here are six new rides we’re looking forward to in 2015. ... Read More

Florida - Fort Lauerdale - W Hotel - Pool Deck - 620x400

Looking for an excuse to get away? With this offer from the AAA 4-Diamond W Fort Lauderdale, you won’t need one. The chic oceanfront property is beckoning guests to pay South Florida a visit this season with its Any Occasion Celebration offer, which starts at $270 per night. That... Read More

Lake Tahoe - Eagle Rock - 620x400

Shoulder season in Tahoe: That’s basically when the snow melts off the area’s slopes and the lake’s waters remain frigid enough to keep swimmers at bay. So from May to mid-June and from mid-September to October, you won’t be skiing or wading, but you will be experiencing the great outdoors as... Read More

Grand Bahama - Grand Lucayan - Resort Exterior - 620x400

If you’re looking for a quick, laid-back summer getaway, look no further. The 4-star Grand Lucayan Resort, situated a stone’s throw from the shores of Southern Florida on Grand Bahama island, is offering a 3-night stay for only $375 — a savings of 50 percent compared with travel later... Read More

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Pop quiz: flying to which of the following cities from New York costs the most, round-trip? San Juan, Puerto Rico? Dallas, Texas? Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas? Or, Phoenix, Arizona? The answer is… Dallas. Of the four choices, air from New York to Dallas is the most expensive — and the... Read More

XL Airways reviews

Last fall, I began to plan a spring trip to Paris for a group of six friends in celebration of my boyfriend’s birthday. I set up daily flight alerts through airfare search sites like Kayak and AirFareWatchDog, and did manual searches every so often to keep tabs on pricing... Read More

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Grand Bahama - Gold Rock Beach at Low Tide - 620x400

The Bahamas is often synonymous with Nassau’s bustling casinos and the sprawling Atlantis resort – a great vacation for those looking for a mix of partying, gambling, and sun. However, if you’re opting for a crowd-free beach retreat and outdoor activities, look 55 miles east of Florida to Grand... Read More

Las Vegas - Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort

“Relaxing” and “romantic” are two words rarely used to describe a Las Vegas vacation. This deal from the 4-star Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa, situated on a scenic slice of desert 30 minutes from the Strip, may change that. On weekends from November 1 – December 22... Read More

Do you live near… well…  just about any major city in the U.S.? Have you always wanted to go to Ireland? Well now is the time to book a flight. Major airlines like Delta, United, Aer Lingus, and more have slashed round-trip airfare to Dublin to the lowest prices... Read More

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New Amusement Park Attractions for 2014

Nerd alert: I’m kind of obsessed with roller coasters. The first time I went to Darien Lake, an amusement park near my hometown in upstate New York, and saw the Viper run it’s looping course, I was hooked. I could tell you all sorts of details on the speeds... Read More

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Fort Lauderdale Hottest New Affordable Boutique Hotels

Down in Southern Florida amidst the spendiest, most budget-busting hotels in the state, a new, affordable boutique hotel brand is emerging in the form of the letter B. B Ocean Fort Lauderdale, and b2 Miami Downtown, to be exact. This budding hotel brand recently invited us down to “The Sunshine State”... Read More

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Travel Deals Across the Country

From the east coast to the west coast and the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. boasts miles of diverse shorelines that provide picturesque backdrops to many of our favorite destinations. Head to one of our great coastal cities and spend less of your tax return... Read More