All posts by Liz Webber

Ever since living in Paris, France, for two years as a young child, Liz Webber knew she was meant to spend her days trekking the globe and discovering new lands. A childhood in small-town Connecticut led way to college in New York City at NYU, including a travel-filled semester in London. After getting a taste of travel writing at Budget Travel and NYU's travel magazine, she returned to France for a year of work abroad and enjoying la vie Parisienne. Now back in the Big Apple, Liz brings her international savvy to ShermansTravel as a member of the online team. Most Recent Trip: St. Croix Next Trip: Portland, OR
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Walt Disney World alcohol

When I visited Walt Disney World as a kid with my family – and even during a school trip to the parks in high school – I never noticed anyone drinking alcohol. Maybe the hard stuff is just more pervasive now than back in 1989, but these days you... Read More

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Hotel Metropole bunker

Some hotels are merely a place to rest your head at night, but others hold fascinating tales of wartime refuges, remarkable wildlife, valuable art, and ghostly spirits that refuse to let go. Sign up to be amazed and maybe learn a thing or two on these exceptional hotel tours. Until... Read More

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    Carnival Cruise Lines

    Last week Carnival Cruise Lines introduced a new customer loyalty program with updated perks for frequent cruisers and even rewards for first-time customers. Cruisers can sign up for the Very Important Fun Person (VIFP) Club before they book a cruise for access to special offers and promotions. For those who... Read More

    Walt Disney Family Museum

    The Walt Disney Family Museum is perhaps the best kids’ museum you’ve never heard of. With an unbeatable location in San Francisco’s revitalized Presidio, the museum chronicles the life of the animation visionary as well as the achievements that made his company a household name through videos, interactive screens... Read More

    Vancouver Celebration of Light

    Summer may be peak season in Vancouver, but a full calendar of free events means a lot less stress on your wallet once you arrive in this idyllic coastal city. Moreover, many of these festivals highlight Vancouver’s distinct international flavor and diverse population that makes it so unique. Starting this... Read More

    THE OUT NYC Sleep Share

    Hostels are great when you’re a college kid backpacking across Europe, but the no-frills approach can be a turn-off to those of us who like to shower more than once a week. With that in mind, a duo of new hotels in New York City offer shared accommodations with... Read More

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    Hilton Waikoloa Village

    It used to be that travel loyalty programs were only for grown-ups, or at least those who had finished elementary school. No matter how many miles your 10-year-old racked up jetting back and forth to Grandma’s each Christmas, none of them translated into rewards or elite status. While that’s... Read More

    Barnes Foundation

    Where can you see 181 Renoirs, 69 Cezannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, and 7 Van Goghs – for free? This Sunday, June 3 you can enjoy those masters and more incredible artwork without paying a dime as part of the Free First Sundays program at the new Philadelphia location... Read More

    Disney's Art of Animation Resort

    Disneyland may have Cars Land but only at Walt Disney World can you stay in a Cars-themed room. Or Finding Nemo. Or The Little Mermaid. Or The Lion King. OK, technically you have to wait until June 18 for the Cars rooms, but the first section of the new Disney’s... Read More

    Ritz-Carlton Dallas

    Guests at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas may be in for a super-luxe surprise on the pillow at turndown this year: the hotel plans to give away one Bulgari Carbon Gold watch a month to random guests who book a special package. The Suite Treasures package will always include an overnight... Read More

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      Consumer Reports hotels survey

      When it comes to hotel rooms, sometimes money really does buy happiness. According to the latest survey by Consumer Reports readers of 44 U.S.-based hotel chains, Ritz-Carlton is the favorite for American travelers. Hotels were ranked across five categories – Value, Upkeep, Comfort, Service, and Check-in – and also scored... Read More

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      Peninsula Hong Kong dim sum

      Global travel exposes us to all sorts of cheap eats from roadside vendors, whether it’s dim sum in Hong Kong (pictured) or a hot dog with relish in New York City. New this spring, Peninsula Hotels gives a nod to this kind of street food with room service menu... Read More

      travel deals

      We’re always on the hunt to find you the very best travel deals. Yet, we know it’s easy to get caught up in the industry jargon and skip over a good deal – or worse, book an offer without fully understanding all the conditions only to get a nasty... Read More

      Walking Dead Escape

      When we came up with our Top 10 Zombie Film Locations, we were only half serious about the necessary survival skills in the event of an undead apocalypse. However, we may have to actually brush up on our running and hiding abilities in preparation for the Walking Dead Escape... Read More


      While flights to most popular destinations are more expensive over Memorial Day weekend this year than last year, there are two hotspots that have seen a big drop in prices: Las Vegas and Chicago. According to online travel agency CheapOair, the average airfare cost to Sin City fell 12... Read More