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.
Rosewood Puebla, Mexico, Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room/Rosewood Puebla

Book a stay in any of the luxurious properties from Rosewood Hotels and Resorts around the world — from London to Abu Dhabi — and you can usually expect a five-star price tag. So, when a new Rosewood opens and offers deep discounts, it’s safe to say you shouldn’t... Read More

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Miami, Florida, Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Traveling to Miami with the family? We found a 5-star hotel on South Beach that’s more affordable than you might think. Faena Hotel Miami Beach, an upscale 169-room property that opened last year on the oceanfront of Collins Ave, is offering a deal with 50 percent off the nightly rate... Read More

Nassau, Bahamas, Breezes Bahamas Resort & Spa
Breezes Bahamas Resort & Spa

A last-minute trip to the Bahamas is looking very tempting (and affordable) this summer, thanks to a half-off deal from Breezes Resort & Spa Bahamas. The all-inclusive resort on Cable Beach in Nassau is offering 50 percent off stays through June 14, and from June 22 to July 12, when... Read More

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Santorini, Greece, blue and white churches
Oia, Santorini/iStock

There’s a reason Santorini attracts more than two million tourists each year — the white-and-blue washed island in the Greek Cyclades is basically heaven on earth. But it’s also about twice as expensive as Athens, with hotel prices in the summer climbing to $250, on average, per night. Never... Read More

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Lyon, France, Terreaux Square
Lyon/iStock

It’s easy to burn through your budget in France — especially with a capital city that ranks as one of the most expensive in the world. But if you get outside of Paris and steer clear of the star-clad Riviera, you’ll find more affordable places to vacation with just... Read More

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Provence, France, Lavender fields
Lavender fields in Provence/iStock

The South of France is nothing if not diverse, where a short ride from major cities like Marseille and Avignon can get you to everything from sun-drenched beaches to snow-capped mountains, and lavender fields to wetlands. Here’s what to see and when to go to this nature-rich region when... Read More

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Le Mont St. MIchel, Normandy, France
Le Mont St. Michel/iStock

Paris may be the highlight of your vacation to France, but it’s also a great jumping off point for some memorable and inexpensive day trips. If you have a few extra days in the country, we recommend venturing north, where you’ll see pastoral landscapes that inspired Impressionists and medieval... Read More

New York, 230 Fifth, rooftop bars
230 Fifth

When warm weather rolls around, there are few better ways to take in skyline views of New York than at one of the city’s buzzy rooftop bars. And while they don’t usually come cheap (you can easily kiss $17 goodbye on one cocktail), there are ways to feel like... Read More

Carnival cruise ship, Nassau, Bahamas
Carnival cruise to Nassau/iStock

Cheap cruises aren’t hard to find; the real trick is finding one that’s worth the money. Trust us, you don’t want to snap up a $200 cruise only to find you’re on an old ship, bound for a not-so-exciting itinerary. We found five amazing cruises — all under $500... Read More

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas/iStock
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas/iStock

Good news for travelers who love sun and sand: The U.S. Virgin Islands are turning 100 this year, and to celebrate they’re going to pay you to visit. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Transfer Day — when Denmark sold the islands (St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas) to... Read More

Costa Rica, Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas
Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas

Considering a trip to Costa Rica? We just found a new adults-only resort on a less-touristy part of the Guanacaste Coast, and you’ll get a great price if you book this month. The Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas — the first hotel to open in the newly developing beach town... Read More

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Qatar, Doha, skyline
Doha, Qatar/iStock

If you’ve ever wanted to explore Doha — Qatar’s stylish capital city — now is the time to do it. Qatar Airways is offering a free stopover in this glittery destination on the Persian Gulf, including a complimentary hotel stay for one night and a free 96-hour transit visa.... Read More

MSC Divina/MSC Cruises
MSC Divina/MSC Cruises

Sure, April showers bring May flowers, but the month also ushers in a seriously good cruise deal from MSC. Now through May 31, you can snag two-for-one fare on select Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and United Arab Emirates cruises through November, with 50 percent taken off the regular fare. (Prices... Read More

New York, Central Park, spring
Central Park / iStock

Ah, spring in New York. It’s time to emerge from hibernation and savor the mild weather before the oppressive summer heat sets in. If you really want to embrace this season in the Big Apple, you don’t have to spend a fortune. Here are six activities — all under... Read More

Bike excursion in Paris/U by Uniworld
Bike excursion in Paris/U by Uniworld

European river cruises don’t come cheap, but there’s now a more affordable option that’s available only to younger travelers. Uniworld has launched a new brand, U by Uniworld, aimed at ages 21 to 45 — and the cruises are less than half the cost of their regular sailings. Starting next... Read More