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.
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

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Have you booked a trip to Hawaii for 2013 yet? On and off since late fall, we’ve seen jaw-droppingly low fares from Hawaiian Airlines, offering non-stop service to the 50th State. And they’re back again this week. Depart from New York City and head to the Aloha State’s capital, Honolulu... Read More

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Coupling low airfare with reduced rates at choice hotels and resorts can often prove challenging. So we’ve done it for you with today’s weekly deals round-up. Fly and stay at many favorite U.S. destinations such as Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, New York, and even Hawaii, for less. Hawaii always pops... Read More

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Amtrak train

Winter time can prove to be an even bigger headache than usual for air travel. Blustering winds and pesky snowstorms regularly clog major air-hubs from New York City to Chicago (and everywhere in between), causing frustrating flight delays and cancellations. Spare yourself the stress of lengthy, invasive security procedures... Read More

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On a recent trip to Spain, I was in awe of the displays of Christmas lights in cities big and small. From bulbous blue lights hanging over the winding streets of Barcelona’s Barri Gotic, to gigantic neon-green Christmas trees in Madrid, to a seemingly endless draping of bells and... Read More

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Barcelona Parc Guell

In the world of luxury travel, few providers hold a candle to Abercrombie & Kent. A&K travel conjures up images  of elegant, five-star accommodations, customized itineraries with expert guides, the finest of Michelin-rated dining, and cushy modes of transportation. And, of course, the hefty price tag that comes... Read More

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Stay near all the shops, restaurants, and entertainment that make up Chicago’s Magnificent Mile during the fall or holiday season for $96 per night. This offer from the 4-star MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel, saves 25 percent on current rates, which normally run as high as $379 per night. Discounted rates... Read More

Traverse the Atlantic Ocean from Southampton to New York City this holiday season aboard Cunard’s luxurious Queen Mary 2, one of the world’s most famous ocean liners, for $649 per person. This offer saves $650 (or 50 percent) on rates later in the season. Book now as this sale ends... Read More

Give yourself the gift of travel this holiday season with a stay in a classic hotel in San Francisco’s Union Square for $147 to $175 per night. This offer saves 30 percent (or $60 per night) on current rates and provides complimentary breakfast. Travel is available November 1 to December... Read More