Milan Duomo
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There are many reasons to go across the pond in fall, not least of which are the flight deals that pop up every summer. On our radar this week are two great fares to Europe: $499 roundtrip to Milan on Emirates and $599 roundtrip to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines.... Read More

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Is it possible to plan a budget-friendly European vacation — and one that doesn’t involve endless street food or scenes out of Hostel? Of course it is! We rounded up the cheapest spots across the pond for almost anything, from flights to five-star hotels to macchiatos. ... Read More

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Star Legend

Many think that small-ship cruising is the equivalent to private yachting: exclusive, pampering, and out-of-reach. After the recent launch of two of Windstar’s power yachts, the Star Breeze and Star Legend, setting sail in Europe and the Caribbean, we can testify that these assumptions aren’t all true. A posh experience, yes... Read More

amawaterways river cruise vs ocean cruise

River cruising has been the fastest growing segment of travel for several years — but is it the perfect fit for you? Before you board a river cruise to sail through Europe, Asia, or other destinations with smaller ports that are well-suited for river cruising, consider these 10 differences between... Read More

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Oceanographic Museum, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monaco Press Centre Photos/Oceanographic Museum

The principality of Monaco gets quite a rep for flashy cars and luxe landmarks like the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the backdrop for many Bond films. But the three-mile-long country (which ranks second-smallest in the world after Vatican City) is more affordable than events like the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix make... Read More

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Viking River Cruises

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. When Viking River Cruises christened a dozen new river... Read More

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Deal Alert: 3 Perks Worth Up to $1,350 Value on Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises

For savvy seafarers in search of savings, spring is shaping up to be an opportune time to book your next cruise. From now until March 31, Celebrity Cruises‘ Spring into Savings promotion lets travelers choose one of three perks, from beverages to onboard credit. ... Read More

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Deal Alert Save 20 on Train Travel between London and Paris or Brussels
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Want to ditch the crowds of people at the airport this year? Just hop on a train, especially if you’re looking to travel throughout Europe. Making that notion even more appealing is a deal from Rail Europe that discounts EuroStar standard premier (comfort class) tickets by 20 percent for travel... Read More

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Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa in Fiji
Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa

We’re just days away from what some may call the most romantic day of the year, but if you’ve yet to solidify your Valentine’s Day plans, don’t fret. Here’s a look at some special promotions being offered by properties both home and abroad that you can still book. ... Read More

5 Best Wave Season Cruise Deals for 2015
Norwegian Cruise Line

For savings-savvy cruisers in search of great value, welcome to “wave season” 2015. Like clockwork, when the new year rolls around, the cruise industry’s incentive-packed annual sales blitz known as wave season kicks in, as cruise lines compete to curry customers’ favor and kickstart the year’s sales. Look for... Read More

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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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Remember when it seemed like you could reach up and touch the Milky Way, the ribbon of stars that make up our galaxy? Thanks to light pollution, it’s becoming harder and harder to see — unless you get yourself out to dark and remote locales. Here are seven stargazing... Read More

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yoga - royal caribbean

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.  If you know who Lady Mary, Tom Branson... Read More

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We all love a good art heist, don’t we? They’ve been romanticized in films like Monuments Men, The Thomas Crown Affair, and, of course, the unforgettable, but not-so-great 2004 flick Art Theft. People have been stealing art for centuries. Some pieces have been recovered, others damaged, and many are... 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