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ShermansTravel Media, founded by James Sherman in 2002, is a leading publisher of top travel deals and vacation destination advice. Our editors screen hundreds of travel deals each week and publish the best ones in our flagship product, the popular travel deals e-newsletter, Shermans Top 25, which reaches more than 3 million subscribers every Wednesday. We also offer comprehensive destination travel guides and advice (Top 10 lists, Spotlight articles, and more) with relevant editor-screened travel deals to help you book your next trip. No matter what stage you are at in your travel planning, our combined travel offerings aim to save you time and money.

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The 7 Best Spots on Earth for Stargazing

(15) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 5:08 PM

By Teresa Bitler for ShermansTravel

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Remember when it seemed like you could reach up and touch the Milky Way,...

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5 Famous Stolen Pieces of Art (and Where to See Them)

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 4:20 PM

By Tommy Burson for ShermansTravel


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....

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9 Travel Trends That Refuse to Go Away

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 5:48 PM

By Christine Wei for ShermansTravel

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Space travel. Bitcoin payments. Suites on airplanes. Some trends just keeping popping up on our news feeds time and time again. Some of these are fantastic and others... not...

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4 Crowdfunded Inventions That Would Make Travel Easier

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 11:03 AM

by Christine Dayao for ShermansTravel

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We're always impressed by the brilliant ideas that we find on crowd-funding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo -- particularly the ones that solve the biggest problems and frustrations in travel. Here are...

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Boo! These 7 National Parks Are Haunted

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 3:48 PM

By Teresa Bitler for ShermansTravel

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Why spend a fortune for just a few hours at a fabricated haunted house when you can explore truly...

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3 Basic Safety Rules for Using Uber and Lyft

(1) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 6:08 PM

By Christine Wei for ShermansTravel

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Who hasn't used Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, or similar transportation options in their travels? These car services are becoming more and more ubiquitous, and they're often the...

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10 Hotel Fees To Watch Out For

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 11:20 AM

By Lane Nieset for ShermansTravel

At hotel receptionHas this ever happened to you? You think you're getting a great hotel deal, only later you discover that everything from a fitness center charge to a newspaper service fee...

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7 Airport Terminals That Are Doing It Right

(3) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 4:46 PM

By Lane Nieset for ShermansTravel

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Airport terminals around the globe are stepping things up a notch with high-tech designs, indoor art museums, and speedier ways through passport control. Here are seven new(ish) airport terminals we love...

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Q&A: Ted Allen From Chopped Talks In-Flight Magazines, Mexico, and Airport Food

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 6:57 PM

By Hilary Sheinbaum

620x400_TedAllenAs the star of Food Network's Chopped, and former judge on Bravo's Top Chef, Ted Allen can eat.

And eat. And eat.

But when he's not eating, or jamming out to...
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In Case of Emergency: What to Do When Your Vacation Turns into a Nightmare

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 5:52 PM

By Tommy Burson

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Traveling isn't always a stress-free, smooth-sailing, relaxing-on-the-beach-while-sipping-mojitos experience. Unexpected emergencies -- be it a broken ankle, an lost passport, or a bout of food poisoning -- can turn...

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Eastern Europe: Better Views, Cheaper Prices, and Fewer Crowds

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 7:27 PM

By Tommy Burson

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Paris, Rome, and London are all classic first-time Eurotrip destinations. But for savvy or returning travelers, Eastern European cities -- think: Prague, Budapest, and Tallinn, among offers -- offer just as...

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Are Norwegian Air Shuttle's New Low-Cost Flights Really a Good Deal?

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 6:52 PM

By Karen Dion


Last week, Norwegian Air Shuttle launched non-stop service between New York and London, as the first budget airline to fly the route since Laker Airways in 1977. And it's not a huge surprise...

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Our Favorite Off-Beat Beaches For Escaping The (Major) Crowds

(10) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 12:14 PM

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No summer is complete without a trip to the beach. But instead of the typical best-of roundup, we decided to do something a little different: We had the ShermansTravel staff...

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4 Casino Perks That Even Non-gamblers Will Love

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 8:36 PM

By Alex Schechter

RouletteWhile Pennsylvania awaits a verdict on the state's proposed second casino, a recently-added feature at the ever-popular Valley Forge Casino (about 30 minutes northwest of Philadelphia) is making poker...

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5 Overhyped Tourist Destinations, and Where to Go Instead

(17) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 6:27 PM

By Alex Schechter

Koh LantaWhether it's a packed cruise ship unloading throngs of boisterous passengers, or a mob of thirty college students tearing through town, an excess of tourists can make a destination go from in-demand...

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Why You Should Visit America's National Parks in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 1:45 PM

By Tommy Burson

yosemite - colors 1The United States maintains more than 6,000 federally-protected sites, spanning over 1 million square miles and totaling roughly 27 percent of the U.S.'s entire land area. Attracting millions of visitors worldwide,...

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Beat the Price Hike: 6 Ways to Save on D.C. Hotels in Cherry Blossom Season

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 7:35 PM

by Christine Wei

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While the nation's capital is a popular destination all year long, there's really nothing else like the city's Cherry Blossom Festival. From...

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5 Off-The-Beaten-Path Tours Anyone Can Book

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 6:27 PM

by Tom Burson

Metropolitan Museum HackWhen traveling, it's not always the typical tourist traps that offer the most memorable experiences. Eiffel Tower? Been there, done that. Trevi Fountain? Meh. Far more interesting are the...

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New Apps and Websites That Will Change the Way You Travel in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 7:09 PM

By Karen Dion

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There are so many new apps and websites to help us micromanage every aspect of our travel. In compiling a best-of list, we wondered where to even begin! We tried to keep it...

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Premium Economy Class: Is It Worth It?

(14) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 9:24 PM

Hawaiian Airlines, Extra Comfort

When Hawaiian Airlines announced their new Extra Comfort seating option a few days ago, they were just the latest in a line of airlines adding options for travelers flying economy. For those of us who are...

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