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, exploring Machu Picchu, 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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Mount Cinnamon, Grenada
Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club Cinnamon Suite at Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club

Grenada’s Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club, perched on a lush hill that gives way to Grand Anse Beach, opened eight new suites earlier this summer. With this exclusive offer for ShermansTravel, be among the first guests, for much less. Reserve a four-night minimum stay now through December 20 for... Read More

Founders Brewing Co, Grand Rapids
Jaymie DeGaetano Founders Brewing Co, Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, Michigan is nicknamed “Beer City USA” for good reason — more than 50 breweries and distilleries call the greater area home. The best part? You can try plenty of the region’s finest brews (and spirits, too!) from as little as $4 a pop. Plus, if you book... Read More

The Standard Miami Beach
The Standard Miami Beach The Standard Miami Beach

Have time to kill between a cruise and your flight home? Simply looking to relax by a pool without spending the night at a resort? With a purchase of a day pass, you can do so at many Miami hotels and resorts. We only found one resort in Fort... Read More

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JW Marriott, Grand Rapids
JW Marriott, Grand Rapids

Luxury and Grand Rapids may not seem like an obvious pair. But Michigan’s Second City offers upscale accommodation, an emerging fine dining scene, and cultural attractions that you would expect from a much larger city — all at much more affordable prices. Here, a quick guide to a Grand... Read More

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Canal in Freiburg
Freiburg/Jaymie DeGaetano

Stuttgart, the centrally-located capital of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, makes for a great jumping-off point for short day trips and overnight excursions. Here are five to try, for five types of travelers. Beer enthusiasts, sample microbrews in Freiburg. Although Germany is famous for its beer, the American craft beer trend only recently... Read More

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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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singapore airlines food
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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Thunderbird - Sized
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

Texas - Dallas - Aerial View - 620x400 - flickr nffcnnr

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