All posts by Lisa Hubner

Lisa Hubner grew up in Germany and spent her childhood exploring Europe by bike, bus, and train. Her wanderlust fueled, she moved to Australia after high school, spent eight months traveling around the continent, and moved back to Germany to study Tourism Management. After a year, small-town Deutschland gave way to big city life in London, where Lisa finished her degree and cemented her travel pro status by selling customized trips to far-off lands like Bhutan. She graduated and moved to New York City, where she joins the ShermansTravel team as a Deals Producer. Recent Trip: New Orleans. Next Trip: San Francisco.
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It’s hard not to be amazed by Bryce Canyon’s wonderfully weird hoodoo rock formations and Zion National Park’s massive red rock canyon walls. But to truly experience the beauty of these two stunning Utah gems, make full use of your park pass ($25 per vehicle, per park for seven... Read More

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For a city mostly known for its cheesesteaks, Philadelphia has recently caught up with the nation’s most famous food capitals, offering a range of culinary experiences in its diverse neighborhoods. On a recent trip, we chatted with Kristin Huxta, a Philly native and a communications pro at Kimpton Hotels... Read More

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The Kimpton Hotel Group pioneered the boutique hotel concept in the U.S. when it opened its first property in San Francisco in 1981. Since then, its stylish hotels have popped up in 29 cities across the country. And there’s more on the way: Properties will open in Pittsburgh, Austin... Read More

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Located in the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands, St. Kitts and its sister island Nevis are relatively new to the tourism circuit. We put together a slideshow of activities — whether it’s on the beach, or in the rainforest, or at a great restaurant — that we hope will inspire you.... Read More

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St. Kitts isn’t just about pretty white-sand beaches. This small Caribbean island nation also offers a surprising number and variety of quality eateries, from beach shacks to high-end restaurants. Here are three food hotspots to check out, plus our recommendations for post-dinner drinks: ... Read More

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A small, emerging destination in the Caribbean, St. Kitts still truly runs on island time. The moment you land on this breezy West Indies gem, you’ll want to adjust your pace and embrace the slow, peaceful way of life. To help you acclimate, here are five expected and unexpected... Read More

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As temperatures are rising across the country, what could be better than sipping a summery drink while dipping your toes into the ocean (or the hotel pool)? If this sounds like your kind of summer getaway, Kimpton Hotels has a deal for you: The stylish boutique hotel chain is offering 25 percent... Read More

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Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Vacation rental properties have been a complete game changer for travelers looking for homey, affordable places to stay. They’re a great way to save money, especially for families and larger groups, and they offer all the amenities of home. You can often cook your own meals and wash your... Read More

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Summer is a great time to visit our neighbor to the North, thanks to an abundance of festivals and excellent weather. You can jet to Toronto to discover the city’s vibrant food scene, visit Montreal or Quebec City for their Old World charm, or cool down in Mont Tremblant‘s... Read More

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There are many reasons to visit Cartagena, Colombia’s Caribbean gem, from its stunning old town, to its proximity to tropical islands and white-sand beaches, to its incredible Creole cuisine. For lovers of stylish boutique hotels, this fairy-tale city impresses with a wealth of affordable options, all of which offer... Read More

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We always keep an eye out for offers at recently renovated or redesigned hotels. Why? Offering the same perks as a newly opened hotel (think new beds, bath tubs, and pools), you can also expect the same level of service as a property that’s been open for years, without... Read More

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Biking is big in Colombia. So big that its capital city’s weekly Ciclovía event is now attended by up to three million people — or more than a third of the Bogotá’s population, — who come out to enjoy a car-free Sunday on many of the city’s major roads.... Read More

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Got a case of the winter blues? How does an escape to a luxury hotel, discounted room service, and other warming extras for just $155 per night sound? Fitting for the season, the luxe Conrad Chicago – recently named a top hotel on Conde Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List... Read More

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Canada’s capital, Ottawa, is emerging from the long shadow cast by its neighbors, Montreal to the east and Toronto to the southwest. Primarily known for its arts and culture attractions (Ottawa is home to all of Canada’s national museums and galleries), the city now also prides itself on a... Read More

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The Canadian province of Ontario is home to some of North America’s most popular travel destinations, including cosmopolitan Toronto, the nation’s capital, Ottawa, and the majestic Niagara Falls. And while it may seem counter intuitive, winter is actually a great time to visit this versatile state. Here’s why… ... Read More