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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Seattle, Washington, skyline
Seattle/iStock

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

    Los Cabos, Mexico, The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa
    The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa/Kayla Becker

    Helping you find the best value lodging experiences around the world, from budget to luxury and everything in between. Travel to Los Cabos is booming — and so is its resort scene. But if you want to stay at an upscale, shiny new property that gives you a lot... Read More

    Costa Rica, hotel, Villa Buena Onda
    Villa Buena Onda

    Want to explore the jungles, volcanoes, and beaches of Costa Rica in luxury? We found a vacation package that offers a huge savings — and the itinerary is pure relaxation. You’ll kick off vacation near one of the country’s best-known sights, the Arenal Volcano. After flying into Liberia airport, you’ll... Read More

    Austin, Texas, Mohawk live music
    Mohawk

    A perfect night in Austin isn’t complete without some great food and live music. (This is the Live Music Capital of the World, after all). So whether you prefer to listen to tunes on a patio or in a state-of-the-art concert hall, we’ve got it all planned out. Here’s... Read More

    CroisiEurope, Portugal, River Cruise
    SCroisiEurope

    River cruises are a great way to explore Europe at a sweet, slow pace — but for some the price tag can be daunting. To make sure you get the most out of your trip, we’ve found three great offers on summer river cruise vacations that add value for... Read More

    Tromso, Norway, Midnight Sun
    Tromso, Norway at 11pm

    Sure, Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on your trip — especially if you know where to find the most value for your dollar. Here’s how to stick to a budget in Tromso, a... Read More