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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There are lots of advantages to booking a brand new hotel (see our top reasons to try it, here) — but our favorite reason is that you can find some great deals at new properties. To celebrate the opening of their new Savannah, GA hotel this summer, Kimpton Hotels, is... Read More

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If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to travel more in 2014, this offer from Amtrak may be the perfect fit: You’ll save 25 percent or more on travel from and to major Northeast destinations when booking at least 14 days in advance. Plus, with the unpredictable winter... Read More


Avoid crowded roads and airports this season and hop on a train to exciting destinations in the Northeast. And the best part? You’ll save 25 percent when booking at least 14 days in advance. Sample routes for this Amtrak sale include: Boston to Providence: $11 Washington, D.C. to Baltimore: $12 Philadelphia to... Read More

SM Majestic Overlook

Vacation rentals are quickly growing in popularity. The savviest travelers have been booking them for years, but everyone else is starting to take notice – and for a good reason: they’re a great way to save money and help you be more independent on your trips. Many travelers who... Read More

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Looking for an easy budget getaway? Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains offer a mix of inexpensive activities and attractions that work for all kinds of travelers, from thrill-seekers and hiking nuts to kids and foodies. Here’s just a sampling of our favorites, broken down by the type of traveler… ... Read More

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Charming Charleston, South Carolina, has received lots of accolades, including “Top U.S. City” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards for the past three years, but this southern belle hasn’t traditionally been known as a low-cost destination. All that changed when budget carrier JetBlue started offering twice-daily nonstop service from... Read More

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Vacation Rental Month

I’ll let you in on a little secret: Vacation rentals often cost less per night compared to hotels. Of course, that statement isn’t always true – sometimes they can cost more, and it also depends on where you’re looking to vacation. Something else you might not know: July is National... Read More

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St. Petersburg Clearwater Summer Vacation Deals

Have some fun in the sun while enjoying special summer rates on the 35-mile stretch of white-sand beaches in St. Petersburg and Clearwater. As part of the “100 Days of Summer” promotion, you can secure rates as low as $107 per night as well as extras like complimentary upgrades... Read More

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Last-Minute Travel Deals

Itching to get away before the summer crowds flock to the nation’s most popular destinations? We’ve rounded up the best last-minute deals to urban centers across the U.S. and Canada, so you can explore the continent’s most popular cities while saving big bucks this spring. ... Read More

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Check out one of the nation’s coolest cities this fall or winter and stay at a 4-star hotel in Portland, Oregon, for just $126 a night. The charming Hotel Vintage Plaza, a Kimpton hotel, turns 21 this September and is offering a 21 percent discount on current rates on... Read More

As an avid traveler and native German living in New York City, I have endured many long hours crammed into a tiny seat in the economy section of the aircraft. Every time I board a long-haul flight, I look with envy at those passengers in First and Business Class... Read More

Though not a total culture shock for Westerners due to its British colonial heritage, Hong Kong can at times be overwhelming, So, on a recent trip to Hong Kong hosted by Cathay Pacific Airways, Island Shangri-La, and the Hong Kong Tourism Board, I decided to venture out to discover... Read More

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Head to snowy Vermont this winter and save as much as 40% on current rates at a 4-diamond resort in the popular town of Stowe. As part of their pre-season sale, Topnotch Resort and Spa – a top-rated property on TripAdvisor – is offering rates as low as $139... Read More

Escape the summer heat with a trip to the charming coastal town of Bar Harbor, Maine. Be one of the first to experience the new, upscale West Street Hotel from just $149 a night – as much as 50 percent off surrounding dates. We found this rate for stays... Read More

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Looking for an easy way to escape the hustle and bustle of daily live? Drive on over to the intimate Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, and receive a $100 gas card if you stay two nights or more. Travel to the working horse ranch, which is located on... Read More