All posts by Kayla Becker

After a year of traveling and teaching English in France, Kayla became ShermansCruise’s New York City-based editorial assistant. She has also written for Ladies’ Home Journal and This Old House.
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    hurricane, Caribbean, palm trees

    For an up-to-date look at the status of Caribbean islands affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria, see our coverage here. There’s a long road to recovery for many of the Caribbean islands battered by what’s been one of the roughest hurricane seasons in recent years. Wondering what you can do to... Read More

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    Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Epic, Mediterranean

    While the Caribbean has taken a hard hit this hurricane season, there are still other great locations to consider if you want to take a last-minute cruise vacation. Here, top deals we’re seeing now, with itineraries that are comfortably removed from hurricane waters: 7-night Mediterranean on Norwegian Epic Why It’s Great:... Read More

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    St. Lucia, Caribbean, The Landings Resort & Spa
    The Landings Resort & Spa

    If you’ve had your eye on St. Lucia, now is the time to book. The Landings Resort & Spa is offering 50 percent off stays this fall through Sept. 30, for travel from Oct. 1 – Dec. 16. Rates start at $297 per night in a marina view room, down... Read More

    New York, New York, Times Square
    Times Square/iStock

    You go to Times Square for the spectacle — for flashing lights, larger-than-life screens, and frenetic energy. And with the addition of three new attractions this fall, there’s going to be even more reason to visit (or re-visit) the ever-evolving, LED heart of New York City. Here’s the scoop... Read More

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    Tortola, The Caribbean, Norwegian Escape, cruise ship
    NCL/Norwegian Escape

    Shopping for cruises in shoulder season has its perks — especially when it comes to snapping up low fares. Case in point: these six awesome cruise deals are some of the best value vacations we’ve seen all week, spanning the globe from Alaska to the Caribbean and everywhere in... Read More

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    Seattle, Washington, skyline

    They don’t call Seattle the Emerald City for nothing. Washington’s largest metropolis is surrounded by evergreen forests and glittering waters, where you’re never far from hiking trails and parks. If you want to explore the rugged nature of this Pacific Northwest gem, dive in with these seven low-cost activities. ... Read More

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      Carnival Cruise Line
      Carnival Cruise Line/Facebook

      Sure, cruises can be a cost-effective way to travel, with no need to pay for hotels, meals, or flights between cities. Even so, your cruise fare doesn’t cover a lot of extras once you board (that is, unless you’re on an all-inclusive cruise). Here, seven outrageous charges on cruise... Read More

      MSC Divina/MSC Cruises
      MSC Divina/MSC Cruises

      A great vacation doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, you don’t have to spend over $500 on these cruises, which will take you to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and lots of dreamy places in between. Bonus: some are on new ships! Here, five cruise deals under $500 to... Read More

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      Cunard, Queen Mary 2, New York
      Cunard/Queen Mary 2

      Raise a glass to Cunard this summer — the traditional British cruise line wants to pay for all of your drinks on a seven-night cruise when you book by August 31. The deal applies on select seven-night sailings in 2018 for passengers who book one of the higher-tier cabins —... Read More

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      Havana, Cuba, Norwegian Sky
      NCL/Norwegian Sky in Havana

      Looking for a cruise that won’t break the bank? You’ve come to the right place. Whether your ideal vacation is in the sunny Caribbean or even across the pond, we found the best cruise deals out there right now, all for under $600: 7-night Western Mediterranean on MSC Meraviglia Why It’s... Read More

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      Los Cabos, Mexico, El Arco
      El Arco/iStock

      While there are plenty of high-end offerings and luxe resorts in Los Cabos, this gem on the Baja Peninsula still offers a lot of options for fun on a budget. Here are a few of our favorite ways to spend time, but not tons of money, in this sunny... Read More

      New York, The Maritime Hotel, lobby
      The Maritime Hotel/Annie Schlechter

      Two trendy New York hotels are offering a deal that gets you to both city and sand for less this summer. For a starting rate of $1,100 at double occupancy, you can spend two weekend nights in Manhattan’s West Village at The Maritime Hotel and two weekday nights in Montauk... Read More

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      Los Cabos, Mexico, Santa Maria Beach
      Santa Maria Beach/iStock

      Picture Los Cabos, and blue water washing up on golden sand probably comes to mind. But vacationers who flock here may be surprised that only a handful of its beaches are actually swimmable, due to strong undertow and rocky shores on the Pacific Coast. What’s a beach bum to... Read More

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      Barcelona, Spain, Parc Guell
      Parc Guell/iStock

      You can easily spend days in Barcelona — exploring surreal architecture, noshing on tapas, and perusing museums. But if you’re on a tight schedule, whether city-hopping or on a cruise that allows only one day in port, we’ve planned the perfect itinerary in this sunny Catalan city — all... Read More

      Mikkelsen Harbour, Antarctica, Gentoo Penguins
      Gentoo Penguins in Antarctica/Andy Rouse

      If Antarctica is on your bucket list, now is a good time to check it off. Through July, you can score $1,000 off a 14-day trip with Natural World Safaris to the Great White Continent with award-winning photographers who will help you snap shots of penguins, whales, and seals. Book... Read More