All posts by Jethro Kang

As a transplant from Singapore, a nation of 5 million squeezed into a space smaller than the size of Rhode Island, ShermansTravel editorial intern Jethro Kang has always been fascinated by the vast outside world. After a stint in the army, Kang spent three years traversing the Australian outback before moving to the United States to study journalism at Rutgers University.
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Please Turn Off Cell Phones

Another day, another delay, as a computer outage caused United Airlines to cancel nine flights and delay 580 others for two-and-a-half hours on Tuesday. But for passengers trapped in electronic limbo between the tarmac and takeoff, the Federal Aviation Administration is considering making air travel slightly more enjoyable after... Read More

SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills Presidential Suite Bedroom

Mitt Romney may have to wait till November to find out if he is president, but you can seize power now with SLS Hotel‘s Stately Leaders Stay: The Presidential Package, a $35,000 per night deal that includes the presidential suite with butler and “secret service” detail, a custom suit... Read More

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Angel Falls, Venezuela

You might have been waiting all summer for that perfect sunny day, but in the U.S., those rays have turned into a scorcher. With America currently experiencing the hottest summer on record, some of us are wishing for a cooler front. What better time, then, to dream about the... Read More

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Jake's Treasure Beach Hotel

Music, partying, and sports features heavily on the Jamaican psyche, and Jake’s on Treasure Beach is taking it to the next level with their Countdown to Jamaica’s 50th special, featuring hotel deals, food and spa vouchers, and other festivities in anticipation of Jamaica’s 50th independence day on August 6. Starting... Read More

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City of Arts and Sciences

Bilbao was once a decrepit port city on the north coast of Spain, famous for its decaying industrial complexes and stinking river. But since the Guggenheim landed on its banks in 1997, the city has seen an explosion in tourism, going from sleepy town to a must-see overnight. In... Read More

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Lyme Regis vs. Thames Town

China is notorious for pirating movies, watches, and handbags. Recently, however, a Chinese village took imitation to the next level by copying an Austrian town in its entirety, right down to its street signs. Incredibly, “pirated” places in China are not all that new. From Austria to Australia, here... Read More

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The Lodge at Vail

The dog days of summer may be upon us, but RockResorts is looking to cool you down with its winter getaway deals featuring savings of 25 to 50 percent, and rates starting at $85 per night at locations around the U.S. and the Caribbean. Already dreaming of snow? Book now... Read More

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Hotel Lanai Entrance

Ninety-eight percent of Lanai, Hawaii‘s sixth largest island, may just have been bought by Oracle boss Larry Ellison, but Hotel Lanai is offering you a chance to experience his private domain with summer rates starting from $99 per night. Built in 1923 as a retreat for executives of the island’s... Read More

Hotel Palomar Washington DC

Express your patriotism in luxury this Independence Day with Kimpton Hotels’ “Red, White, and BOOM!” sale, featuring discounts of up to 20 percent on the group’s establishments in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland for stays from June 21 to July 8. The sale begins at 12am on June 21... Read More

Aeromexico plane

Aeromexico is giving us another reason to get sunburned this summer, with its launch of daily direct flights from JFK airport in New York to Cancún, Mexico from starting July 1. Timed so you can hit the beaches the same day you land, Aeromexico’s flights depart JFK’s terminal 1 at... Read More

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Megabus Double Decker

Planning a trip in the South? Skip the frisky screeners at TSA and take a bus instead, as Megabus expands its operations into Texas and other Southern states with fares as low as $1. Beginning June 19, customers who book early can secure dollar seats from Dallas, Houston, and San... Read More

Fruit Cart at Disneyland

Disney‘s new food advertising standards, announced yesterday, aim to ban junk food ads on its television channels, radio stations, and websites that reach children. In addition, the company intends to reduce the amount of sodium and sugar in food sold at its stores and theme parks, with nutritious products... Read More

Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Film tie-ins have surfaced on toys, fast food, and even cologne, but Disney has taken movie marketing to the next level with “Scotland: A Brave Adventure,” a nine-day tour from Adventures by Disney beginning in March 2013 with visits to locations that inspired Disney/Pixar’s latest animated movie, Brave, opening... Read More

Glasshouse Space Needle Seattle

This is one glass house you won’t want to throw stones in. Chihuly Garden and Glass, an exhibition showcasing the prolific works of world renowned glass sculptor and Washington native Dale Chihuly, opened May 21 at the Seattle Center. Spread over 1.5 acres of exhibition space, the collection is the... Read More