Explore This: A New Way to Travel For Less

Check out this great source of deals on cruises, package tours, hotels, flights and more.

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I love to travel. My family loves to travel. Most of the time when we plan trips, we start with places on our bucket lists, or maybe a country we saw on a travel program. Or, we talk about the cool places friends and acquaintances have been posting to Facebook.

Then we negotiate — or maybe argue a little — to decide our next destination and go from there. It works OK, but we may or may not come up with a good deal to make that trip a reality.

That’s why I’m excited about Money Talks News’ new partner, ShermansTravel, which constantly scours thousands of travel offerings to find the best of the best. If you’re like me — love to travel, but don’t have unlimited money — this makes a lot of sense. It allows you to start your planning with awesome deals.

To give you an idea, here are some of the current deals that sparked my wanderlust:

Gems of the Rhine cruise

Nighttime view of Koblenz, Germany on the Rhine river.Tobias Arhelger / Shutterstock.com

Board the MS Johann Strauss in Germany to begin a seven-day river cruise ending in Amsterdam.

Embark in Mainz before sailing to beautiful, historic Rudesheim brimming with romantic, cobbled lanes and wine taverns. Further downstream is another gem with its own vineyards and Roman remnants, Boppard. After sailing the Rhine Gorge we spend a full day exploring stunning Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine & Mosel rivers before sailing to the capital of the North Rhine – Westphalia, Dusseldorf! With its thriving art scene, avant-garde architecture, lively shopping quarters and romantic old town …

You get the idea!

Price: From $679

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Costa Rica tour

Toucan in Costa Rica.Ondrej Prosicky / Shutterstock.com

This deal — which includes airfare, seven nights lodging and car rental — allows you to move independently along your route:

After visiting the bustling capital city of San Jose you will travel north to Arenal, where looming volcanoes and teeming rainforest await. Climb the perfectly-shaped Arenal volcano with an expert guide and visit a family run farm while keeping an eye out for some of the country’s world-famous bird and animal life.

Price: From $795

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Awe of Alaska voyage

Sitka, Alaska waterfront, mountains in background.Marc Cappelletti / Shutterstock.com

This seven-day cruise embarks in Seattle and travels up the Inside Passage, allowing passengers to view the breathtaking scenery of the Sawyer Glacier in the Tracy Arm fjord. It goes as far north as Sitka, Alaska. The cruise returns to Seattle by way of the Outside Passage, stopping in British Columbia’s northernmost coastal city, Prince Rupert.

Price: Starts at $1,999 (more expensive cruise packages can include options such as four shore excursions, beverage package or a $400 shipboard credit)

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You can search ShermansTravel according to categories, including low-cost flights, vacation packages, discounted hotels or cheap car rentals. Or, search by destination to see which places that are on your mind pop up on the list of discounts.

New offers are always coming up. You can explore them at any time on our Money Talks News travel deals page, powered by ShermansTravel. Bookmark it.

And bon voyage!

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