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Guestroom at Mahekal Beach Resort in Mexico
Guestroom/Mahekal Beach Resort

Your Thanksgiving weekend will undoubtedly be filled with food and making memories with loved ones, but don’t spend too much time away from the computer — there are plenty of Black Friday (November 25) and Cyber Monday (November 28) travel deals to cash in on. Whether you’re looking to score... Read More

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Chef Alex Guarnaschelli
Chef Alex Guarnaschelli

Celeb Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is often recognized from her appearances on Chopped and Iron Chef America. She’s also the executive chef at Butter Restaurant in New York City. When Guarnaschelli isn’t in the kitchen or living it up in the Big Apple, she’s traveling. Read on for our one-on-one with the culinary rockstar. ShermansTravel: Where is... Read More

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 Courtesy Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
Courtesy Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

Small-scale wines and barrels aren’t just for artisanal distillers anymore — more and more large hotel chains are jumping on the small-batch trend, collaborating with local vineyards and spirit makers to offer exclusive pours. On your next business trip or family vacay, an in-hotel meal might not be such a... Read More

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EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington
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At the heart of it, “Star Trek” shares a lot with the traveler’s ethos: excitement over new adventures, a respect for diversity and culture, and an enthusiasm for all that reminds us of our humanity. For a Trekkie, the special exhibits and experiences that are currently on offer in celebration... Read More

MoMath in New York
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The Met, The Guggenheim, and MoMA might be the first that come to mind when you think of New York City’s top cultural institutions, but there are plenty of other museums in the Big Apple that beg to be explored. Here, the best NYC museums that you’ve never heard of — until... Read More

 Bär Baer/flickr
Bär Baer/flickr

Every September, hotels ramp up their wellness offerings to honor National Yoga Month. While a discounted yoga package with your stay is nice, the beauty of yoga is that you can do it anytime, anywhere. As celebrity yoga instructor Rodney Yee once said: “The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing... Read More

 Grand Hotel Kronenhof
Grand Hotel Kronenhof

For sheer escapism and decadence, nothing beats a trip to the spa, where you can spend the day luxuriating in warm pools, saunas, and cozy relaxation areas stocked with herbal teas, great magazines, and lovely-smelling products for your hair and skin. If you’ve ever wanted to enjoy those rejuvenating superpowers... Read More

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Guestroom/Nu Hotel Brooklyn in New York
Guestroom/Nu Hotel Brooklyn

Looking to fill that wedge of time between Halloween and the holidays with a getaway? You’re in luck: It happens to be a great time to nab travel deals. Here’s where you can find some for under $175 per night.  From $105: Maya Beach Hotel (Belize) While many parts of the country are... Read More

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 The Americano Restaurant at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA
The Americano Restaurant at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s rare and exciting when a hotel offers breakfast that goes beyond wet scrambled eggs and mini pastries. These 10 hotel breakfasts will inspire you to get down to the dining room early or to splurge on room service. Archer Hotel, Austin, TX When the Archer Austin hotel opens in September, it will... Read More

Mimosas
Mimosas/Flickr/Joe Shlabotnik

Brunch in New York just got even better. In an effort to update liquor laws dating back to Prohibition, state legislators are passing a bill that allows alcohol to be served starting at 10 a.m. instead of noon on Sundays. With brunch being a staple of weekends in the city, here... Read More

 The Bowery Boys
The Bowery Boys

There’s a reason New York City hosted 58.3 million tourists last year alone. From Wall Street to Stonewall, waves of immigration and innovation, and a skyline that’s framed countless films, New York City inspires a certain historical fanfare. In the nearly 400 years since the city was founded, millions of... Read More

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Backstage Hotel Amsterdam
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Music is striking a chord in the lodging industry — from the open mic nights at Hotel RL to in-room record players at The Redbury in Miami. But that’s only the beginning. For the music-obsessed, these seven hotels will make you feel like you’re with the band. Jaz in the City Jaz in the City, which opened in late... Read More

Junior suite at The Court in New York City
Junior suite at The Court/St Giles

Thanks to a more saturated hotel market, room rates in New York City are becoming more affordable; and with St Giles Hotels’ Suite Summer offer, prices for spacious accommodations are dipping even lower. Valid for stays through September 5, the promotion offers suites from $201 at The Court and from $274 at The Tuscany; daily breakfast is also included. Use promo code... Read More

Studio at Q&A Residential Hotel in New York City
Studio/Q&A Residential Hotel

An influx of extended-stay apartments has arrived in New York City — and they’ve never looked this good. Larger than your average hotel room, they feature perks like a full kitchen with modern appliances, making it easy for a quick breakfast, to chill a bottle of wine, or stow... Read More

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The library at Canoe Bay in Chetek, Wisconsin
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For traveling bookworms, a vacation can present one of three dilemmas: You forgot your book at home, you hate the one you’ve brought, or you zipped through a lovely read in the first two days and have nothing left for the rest of your trip. That’s when hotel libraries save the day. A good one may house hundreds — even thousands... Read More