Rendering of the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas

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.  Thought the Oasis of the Seas — the world’s biggest... Read More

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In honor of the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day (April 22, 2013), we’ve rounded up 10 top ecotourism destinations to get you thinking green. Two on our list may seem like obvious choices (the Amazon and Galapagos), but you’ll also find some up-and-comers, like the Caribbean island of Dominica... Read More

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wedding beach sunset

I’m getting married in less than three weeks [hold for applause]. It’s a destination wedding, which probably merits its own blog post at some point. However, since wedding planning has rendered me unable to put together a string of coherent thoughts, it’s best if I focus on the honeymoon... Read More

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Galapagos Bird Ecoventura

As mammoth cruise ships continue to build upon child care programs and family-friendly entertainment, it’s becoming easier to bring the kids along as you sail into the Caribbean sunset. Finding a cruise that lets kids have fun and learn something on vacation (gasp) is a challenge onto itself. With... Read More

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Galapagos Turtle

As I made myself comfortable in a window seat of a LAN flight from Ecuador’s largest city of Guayaquil to Baltra Island in the Galapagos, I had two reasons to be excited. For one, I was finally visiting this island chain in the eastern Pacific that has been on... Read More


Get front-row seats to Darwin’s discoveries when you book LAN Airlines’ round-trip flight to Guayaquil, a bustling, Ecuadorian port city not yet hit by the tourism wave. Starting from just $499 out of Miami, every ticket is accompanied by free round-trip air to the Galapagos – an evolutionary wonder... Read More