All posts by Mandy Berman

Rockland County, New York native Mandy Berman grew up in a travel-loving family helmed by a mother who could smell a deal from miles away – allowing the clan to go white-water rafting in Idaho, skiing in Austria, and sight-seeing in London. A vacation to Paris when Mandy was 12 cemented her love for France and inspired her to return for a high school exchange program, a college semester abroad, and most recently, a year teaching English. She also spent the spring of 2010 in Malawi, Africa, teaching English and math to middle-school students. She’s now joined the ShermansTravel team as an Assistant Deals Producer, where she writes about the world’s most beautiful places and shows readers how to make those trips affordable. Most Recent Trip: Block Island, RI. Next Trip: Israel.
Quieter, Lesser Known Jersey Shore Towns

It’s no secret that Superstorm Sandy took a toll on the Jersey Shore. And with the Stronger than the Storm campaign in full swing (and a theme song that stays stuck in your head for days), some of the Jersey Shore’s most popular beaches, from Seaside Heights to Belmar... Read More

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Brazilian Court

Don’t let the nearing end-of-summer get you down. Head to the 4.5-star Brazilian Court Hotel in upscale Palm Beach and unwind as you take advantage of the Indulge the Senses package for $374 per person. We love this offer, which saves you more than $100 per person on booking the components separately. Here’s... Read More

Roller coaster

On Friday, a woman died while riding a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington – a sobering story for anyone who loves amusement parks and thrill rides. Though the cause of the accident is unknown, we do know that amusement parks across the country take precautions to... Read More

TV Tourism Destinations

You watch your favorite television show to unwind after a long day at work or to enjoy some entertainment without leaving your couch. But some people are so inspired by what’s happening on-screen that they’re motivated to travel to the place depicted in their shows. Yes, TV tourism is... Read More

Amtrak Train Rate Sale

Take a last-minute trip the old-fashioned way this summer. Round-trip Amtrak fares are as little as $41, saving you 25 percent on current rates. Visit Chicago in full bloom, hit the Big Apple, explore the Big Easy, and more with this great sale. Travel is valid Mondays through Thursdays, and... Read More

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La Quinta Resort & Club

The dog days of summer are upon us, meaning now is the perfect time to plan a quick getaway. From Las Vegas to Orlando, take advantage of low rates on hotel deals for $99 and under, and enjoy summertime travel without digging too deep into your wallet. ... Read More

New Orleans Flight Deals

Escape to the Big Easy this fall with round-trip, nonstop flights from New York City for as little as $155 – taxes included. These are the lowest rates between New York and New Orleans that we’ve seen in years. Plus, with these direct flights on US Airways, you won’t... Read More

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4th of July Hotel Deals

Looking to take a last minute trip this Fourth of July holiday? You’re in luck: We’ve rounded up the best hotel deals across the country for stays from July 3–7. Enjoy fireworks over the Hudson in New York City, take part in the festivities in Chicago, or spend Independence... Read More

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Hawaii Flight Deals

Has the high price of airfare kept you from visiting the Hawaiian Islands? You have one less excuse now: Alaska Airways is offering one-way rates to the 50th state this fall for as little as $199 – the lowest price we’ve seen on these routes all year. Travel is valid... Read More

Psy New Face of Korea Tourism

The Korean YouTube sensation, PSY, has become the newest face of the Korea Tourism Organization – naturally. The tourist board’s most recent initiative, Wiki Korea, features the “Gangham Style” star giving tutorials on Korean slang, food, and popular destinations. Our favorites include “bulgeum,” the term Koreans use for clubbing on... Read More

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Accor Hotels Super Sale

This summer, take the international vacation you’ve always dreamed of with Accor Hotels’ Super Sale. Enjoy a romantic vacation to Paris, explore the sights of Hong Kong, soak up the arts and culture of Sydney, and many more international destinations. With this sale, you’ll save up to 50 percent... Read More

JetBlue 2-Day Flight Sale

Fly to your choice of U.S. cities, beaches, and Caribbean islands this summer for less with a two-day summer sale from JetBlue. Starting with one-way flights from $39, these are some of the best rates we’ve seen from JetBlue all season, including the following routes: ... Read More

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Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove

For a quick summer getaway, we’re loving this new hotel sale from Sonesta. This offer, which just began yesterday, includes dozens of properties across the country and saves 30 percent on seasonal rates. Stay two nights or longer through August 31 to get this deal. Rates start at $52 per night... Read More

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Fort Lauderdale

Escape to the Big Apple or the beaches in Fort Lauderdale and Miami this fall. Round-trip flights on Spirit Airlines between New York City and Fort Lauderdale start from an incredible $98 – taxes included. This is the lowest rate we’ve seen for this route all year. ... Read More

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St. Croix

Travel to dozens of U.S. cities and Caribbean destinations this summer with JetBlue’s two-day summer sale. With fares* as low as $46, you can unwind on the beach with direct flights to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, Aruba and Bermuda, Montego Bay and St. Croix. Or, visit major domestic cities... Read More