Dominican Republic


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The Peninsula House/Lily Girma

The Dominican Republic offers an incredible variety of settings — from miles of white sand beaches along the Atlantic and Caribbean, to the highest peaks in the region, and a bustling Colonial City. Exploring it all will require a solid home base, and these three options put you well on... Read More

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Courtesy of Holland America Line 

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. Carnival Corporation’s new do-good cruiseline, Fathom, officially launched this week amid controversy. The line’s 704-passenger MV Adonia set sail from Miami to the Dominican Republic with a shipload of folks signed... Read More

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Penthouse Suite at Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City.
Penthouse Suite/Sheraton New York Times Square

Flowers, chocolate, and jewelry may get top billing when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, but they’re nothing compared to these over-the-top experiences being offered by hotels around the world. From stays in penthouse suites to the gift of glass slippers, here’s where lovebirds with deep pockets can check... Read More

A guestroom balcony at Zen Oasis in Punta Cana.
Zen Oasis Guestroom Balcony/Danielle Long

Do you ever feel like you need a vacation after your vacation? The new Zen Oasis at Club Med Punta Cana Resort — a distinct section of the all-inclusive resort just unveiled last month — was built to prevent that very situation. The retreat-within-a-retreat is great for those looking to disconnect from the... Read More

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Aerial of Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, Punta Cana
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe

Though the area in and around Punta Cana is well-trodden by U.S. travelers, the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe is a 4-star all-inclusive resort that they may not have heard of. Located 12 miles from the Punta Cana airport, and catering to a loyal clientele of repeat visitors from South America, the resort recently underwent... Read More

A club room at Club Med Punta Cana
Club Med Punta Cana

Want to take an all-inclusive vacation in the next few weeks, or even in early 2016? Club Med’s Fun in the Sun flash sale offers incredible value — with rates as low as $95 per person, per night. ... 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 week for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea.  Tour a monastery in Oudong. Visit the Royal Palace in... Read More

AlSol Hotels & Resorts Dominican Republic

Already dreaming of a warm weather escape for 2015? A new offer from the Dominican Republic’s Sanctuary Cap Cana by AlSol is offering a 40-55 percent discount for peak or low season stays for a year starting on December 15. (You’ll just have to book online by that day.) ... Read More

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Isla Saona

Tourists flock to Punta Cana for snow white beaches, aquamarine waters, and never-ending rum drinks, but outside the resorts, you can immerse yourself in Dominican culture or experience the country’s tropical wonders. Here are five day trips from Punta Cana that you won’t want to miss — and that... Read More

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Dreams Punta Cana Resort

If you’re yearning to flee the coop this winter for a little heat, Apple Vacations wants to help you out. Its Winter Super Sale kicks into effect for select packages in various sunny locales — shaving close to $300 off busy season prices from booking air and hotel separately. The... Read More

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In the last year of his life, fashion designer Oscar de la Renta worked on one of his passion projects — a hotel he helped develop in his native Dominican Republic called Tortuga Bay. Originally opened in 2006, and part of a larger Punta Cana resort, the 13 oceanfront... Read More

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Southwest

Southwest Airlines have been a major player in the U.S. market over the past few decades, but today it takes its first step into the big, wide world. As of July 1, Southwest has begun service to Aruba and Montego Bay, Jamaica, from Atlanta, Baltimore, and Orlando. In the... Read More

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When anyone comes to us looking for a summer deal, we’ll always point them to getaways in the Caribbean. Summer either means high heat or rain showers, and then there are the risks inherent during hurricane season, which lasts from September to November. Of course, this means great deals... Read More

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Silversea

A few beads of moisture had collected on a marble tabletop at the outdoor Panorama Lounge aboard Silversea Cruises‘ Silver Spirit. Seconds later, a waiter appeared out of nowhere with a white rag. “Here, madam. Let me just take care of that,” he said, wiping away the droplets. That’s one example of the... Read More

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Mofongo

 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