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Sunset from the cruise ship in Thomas Bay, Alaska - Flickr_Mark Byzewski
Sunset in Thomas Bay, Alaska/Mark Byzewski via Flickr

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising and how it could impact your next trip. Seabourn heads back to Alaska: Luxury cruise line Seabourn is returning to Alaska in 2017 for the first time in 15 years, because big-spending travelers are expressing a new interest in seeing glaciers... Read More

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Crop Over in Barbados (a lesser known Caribbean festival)
Crop Over festival/Barbados Tourism Marketing

You’ll always find positive vibes in the Caribbean, but the celebratory mood is nothing short of infectious during big hooplas like Carnival. If the crowds scare you, though, we have good news: There are a handful of lesser-known but just as amazing festivals across the islands. While most happen over... Read More

Crane Beach, Barbados
Barbados Tourism Marketing

As the temperatures rise come summer, tropical destinations typically fall off the radar for many travelers. But that’s the thing: these slower months are a great time to experience the best the tropics have to offer — including a little luxury — for a whole lot less. Case in point:... Read More

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Flickr/Michael Stillwell

Have the Caribbean on your mind? Brilliant Barbados, a new campaign from the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association, essentially shaves 25 percent off your hotel — with a few extra perks. ... Read More

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Daytona Beach vacation rental under $100

Much of the time, the only way you’re going to save money renting a house versus booking a hotel room is if you are traveling within a group. But even as a couple or a solo traveler, you can make the case for perks like a full kitchen, multiple... Read More

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A Flickr Trishhhh pet policy airplanes

You might have heard this recent story: Several airlines have repeatedly denied a woman’s request to bring her pet hedgehog inside the cabin. In fact, this has spurred a petition urging air carriers to change their stance on pets. According to, the passenger was told that Heloise... Read More

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In the latest installment of fabulous Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals coming up in the next week, we take a look at under-$100 Caribbean getaways, a 75 percent discount in Panama City, and even a stellar sale for flights to Fiji. Get those credit cards ready… ... Read More

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Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea.  Want to win 100 days of free cruises?... Read More

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Seabourn  Caviar in the Surf

Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? We’ve got the latest on ocean and river combo itineraries, a new East Coast cruise terminal, and more.   ... Read More

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Sandito Mojito, Cuba Libre Orlando

We’re game to celebrate nearly every food- or drink-focused holiday (National Margarita Day, anyone?), so we’re excited that August is Rum Month. Rum is the elixir of both swash-buckling pirates and bleary-eyed Caribbean travelers alike. But some folks have rum misconceptions: They think only of umbrella-topped super-sweet frozen drinks or... Read More

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Ever wanted to see all – and we do mean all – of South America’s coastline? Holland America’s newest Grand Voyage for 2015 will let you do just that. The 68-day journey will make a complete loop around the continent from Fort Lauderdale, with a few additional ports of call in the... Read More

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 When visiting the Caribbean islands, odds are the restaurants, food stalls, and street vendors are peddling snacks and dishes you’ve never heard of, let alone eaten. But don’t avoid them because you’re nervous. After all, exploring the local cuisine could become the highlight of your trip. Here are the items... Read More

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If a change of scenery is the goal for your next getaway, these stunning shores along the Caribbean Sea ought to fit the bill. Try a cruise stop-off in the Dominican Republic’s dreamy Samaná Bay, or spread out along a 2,000-foot long coastal stretch in Anguilla; wherever you go... Read More

boat being built by hand with petite martinique in background

Think you’ve seen everything the Caribbean has to offer? Thankfully, 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting (and change-filled) year for this blockbuster destination. We already told you about what’s new in Nassau. Here’s more of what’s on the horizon… ... Read More


Known for warm weather and beautiful beaches, Caribbean resorts aren’t usually thought of as true foodie destinations.  Discerning travelers, however, are increasingly demanding good cuisine, and tropical resorts are happily answering their culinary prayers. From cooking classes to bespoke menus, these Caribbean hotels go beyond conch fritters and strawberry... Read More