All posts by Laurel Angrist

Laurel Angrist, Associate Producer at ShermansTravel Media, is constantly on the lookout for new places to explore. A native of New York's crowded streets, Laurel loves to strike out for far-flung and remote locations across the globe, but still savors a warm summer day spent at Coney Island with friends. Among her many travel-related obsessions are mountains, street food and local art, and although she's a lousy driver she's always up for a road trip. No matter where Laurel's adventures take her, her favorite place on earth will always be New York.
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An unforgettable adventure awaits visitors on Hawaii’s Big Island, renowned for its diverse landscape that includes snow-covered mountains, lush rainforests, black-sand beaches, and active volcanoes. Located on the island’s stunning western Kohala Coast, the 62-acre Hilton Waikoloa Village offers elegantly furnished guestrooms in a gorgeous oceanfront setting. The family-friendly... Read More

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Discover the amazing culture of one of the world’s oldest civilizations on this affordable tour through historic China. This popular 10-day itinerary from Friendly Planet Travel covers three fascinating cities – all for the low price of only $999. Begin your tour in the cultural capital of Beijing, where... Read More

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Situated upon the fashionable shopping boulevard of the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the legendary Hotel Bristol provides stylish accommodations just steps from the city’s renowned antique dealers, art galleries, and world-class museums. With the recent addition of a new 7-story wing, the hotel now offers 45 lavish guestrooms and... Read More


Situated between the Caribbean Sea and picturesque Nichupte Lagoon, the Hotetur Beach Paradise Resort offers a wide range of exciting beach activities and nightly entertainment, just a stone’s throw away from downtown Cancun. Guests of this 170-room beachfront property enjoy free use of all non-motorized boat rentals, plus all... Read More


A fun-filled fall getaway awaits guests of the Sunset Beach Resort and Spa, situated along Jamaica’s stunning northwest coastline. This all-inclusive Montego Bay resort offers unlimited kayaking, snorkeling and paddle boat rentals with miles of nearby coral reef to explore. Resort highlights include a pirate-themed water park complete with... Read More

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Surrounded by gorgeous redwoods and quaint historic towns, Sonoma County yields an impressive variety of bottles: Chardonnay, berry-rich Zinfandel, and world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignon. Situated within 92 acres of lush countryside vineyards, the Vintners Inn has 44 elegantly furnished guestrooms with private patios or balconies, an acclaimed restaurant, and a... Read More


Experience the magnificent eternal city of Rome on this affordable getaway package from Central Holidays. Your 4-night trip includes one half day guided tour of ancient sites like the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, with plenty of extra time available to explore this classical city on your own. The... Read More

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From gorgeous limestone cliffs to dense tropical forests and undiscovered bays, the spectacular island of Phuket is a must-see destination off Thailand’s southern shores. This affordable package covers five nights’ accommodation at the oceanfront Evason Phuket resort, with facilities that include a full-service spa and spacious balcony guestrooms. Guests... Read More

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Long Island’s scenic wine country has emerged as one of the country’s hottest new wine producing regions – and it’s only two hours by car from New York City! Located within easy walking distance of several award-winning wineries, the Vintage B&B on the island’s North Fork has three romantic... Read More


An affordable alternative to an Italian vineyard retreat lies just west of Austin in the heart of Texas Hill Country. Surrounded by crystal-clear rivers and gorgeous rolling hills, the 24 wineries of this fast-growing wine region offer year-round tours and tastings of newly released wines. Less than ten minutes... Read More


Southern California’s Temecula Valley produces an unusually diverse range of world-class vintages, from cool climate grapes such as Riesling and Chardonnay to warmer climate Mediterranean varietals like Syrah and Sangiovese. Winner of the state’s Best of the Best Winery of the Year award for two years running, the South... Read More

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Located at the foot of Aspen Mountain’s powder-packed slopes in Colorado’s picturesque high country, The Gant Resort provides an ideal base for an ultimate winter ski getaway. This posh mountain lodge boasts 140 upscale condominiums with luxurious amenities like wood-burning fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, and daily housekeeping. Rack rates... Read More


Destination Resorts Snowmass is currently offering steep discounts on ski vacation rentals for the upcoming season, with your choice of luxurious mountaintop guestrooms or spacious townhouse-style condominium units. Close to world-class mountains like Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk, these slope-side properties offer convenient access to a wide variety... Read More


Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in breathtaking British Colombia, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler has 550 elegantly furnished guestrooms and amenities that include an award-winning onsite spa and Audubon-certified golf course. From gondola rides to guided mountain biking and fishing excursions, guests can explore the resort’s stunning alpine... Read More


Skiers and boarders looking to save a bundle on accommodations this winter should take advantage of the early-bird rates available at one of Colorado’s top mountain resorts. Based at the foot of the Snowmass ski area, The Stonebridge Inn provides direct ski-in, ski-out access to more than 3,100 acres... Read More