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Haiti’s bouts of political upheaval and devastating natural disasters have made global news over the last few decades. The last major earthquake was a huge setback, but now, five years later, the country’s been cleaning up, and looking forward to welcoming travelers back. With more than 400,000 visitors to... 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.  If you know who Lady Mary, Tom Branson... Read More

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As avid travelers, planning future trips is a pastime. But, going beyond the usual dream destinations, there are a few less likely places that we want to visit… but just not quite yet. Here are five cities we are looking forward to visiting… a few years from now: ... Read More


Getting to the major Caribbean islands is pretty easy these days, with the major airlines providing direct service from many U.S. cities, Canada, and even Europe. But what if you’ve set your sights on a smaller island? Or if you plan to island-hop between destinations in paradise? Inter-island ferry service... Read More

Haiti El Rancho Hotel

In June, low-cost carrier JetBlue announced they would be launching daily nonstop service to Port-au-Prince from New York (from $211) and Fort Lauderdale (from $163). For the Caribbean, those are reasonable fares indeed. The only problem? No one’s going there. On a preliminary hotel search for Port-au-Prince in early December, Hotels.com... Read More

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Earlier this week, Japan announced that the Fukushima nuclear plant, which was hit by a tsunami in 2011 – and subsequently spewed radioactive chemicals into the environment – is opening up as a tourist attraction, complete with restaurants, souvenir shops, a tsunami-focused museum, and hotels. The idea is to... Read More

New Haiti Tourism Video

Haiti’s Tourism Board has released it’s first commercial in what is sure to be a big push towards boosting their country’s tourism industry. Check it out and see what the country is all about! ... Read More

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Atlantis Events Caribbean Cruises 2012

After all that Oktoberfest frivolity, I suddenly have a hankering for more costumed fiestas, and not just because Halloween is on the horizon. Thankfully Atlantis Events has released its 2012 roster of cruises with two very different Caribbean itineraries, which translates into plenty of options to get your gay... Read More

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Though Haiti may have largely faded from the headlines, the devastation following the earthquake that ravaged the country on January 12 is far from fixed. Donations to the Red Cross and other organizations are still greatly needed, but now there are also opportunities to travel to Haiti for volunteer... Read More

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As the tragedy in Haiti has unfolded over the past two weeks, Royal Caribbean has stirred controversy by returning to its regularly scheduled cruises to Labadee, the cruise line’s privately owned “island” just 100 miles from Port-au-Prince. Just days after a major earthquake struck the nation, the Independence of... Read More

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The devastating aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, wreaking havoc within one of our most beloved travel regions, has reminded us why we travel in the first place. At its heart, travel is all about the incredible people you encounter along the way – and right now, the people of... Read More