Meet Our Experts

The editors and deal experts at are passionate about delivering amazing travel deals and providing the practical, money-saving advice you need to realize your perfect vacation. We screen hundreds of travel deals a week, publishing the best in our Top 25 Newsletter. Planning travel can be complicated. We’re here to help make it simpler, smarter, and more affordable. If you have photos, recommendations, or travel tips of your own, please share them with us.

  • Jim Sherman

    Jim Sherman

    Founder and Chairman

    Jim Sherman launched ShermansTravel Media in 2002 to help fellow travelers find the best travel deals and provide them with practical travel advice. Prior, he served as the General Manager/VP for the online business of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, managing the development of the company’s successful publishing and e-commerce business. Outside of work, Jim enjoys the theater, running, and, of course, traveling – you can read about his latest adventures on his blog. He also does a mean Scott Joplin jazz number on the piano.

  • Laura Motta

    Laura Motta

    Director of Publishing

    Laura Motta had lived in NYC for five years when she quit her life and moved to Paris. While she was in Europe, she cultivated a taste for macarons, got sunburned on many French and Italian beaches, and became obsessed with traveling artfully – and frugally. Before coming to ShermansTravel, she worked as an editor at Everyday Health and iVillage. She hails from Massachusetts.

  • Christina Garofalo

    Christina Garofalo


    ShermansTravel Editor Christina Garofalo's essays and reporting have appeared in RUBY, Paste, First We Feast, and Robb Report. Christina also runs the blog Adventures in Frugal and writes short fiction and poetry, which has been featured by and the On and Off Reading Series in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Anne Roderique-Jones

    Anne Roderique-Jones

    Freelance Editor

    Anne Roderique-Jones is New York City-based freelance writer and editor that covers travel, food, and lifestyle topics in print and online. Among her favorite places to travel include Japan, Vietnam, India, and Italy. She’s written for USA Today, Condé Nast Traveler, Saveur, Yahoo! Travel, The Daily Beast, and DuJour among other publications.

  • Danielle Long

    Danielle Long

    Associate Deals Producer & Network Specialist

    Born in small-town Northern New York, Danielle Long discovered her love for travel during a semester abroad in Rome -- where weekend journeys through the Italian countryside and to the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, and France showed her how much there was to see in the world. After graduating from Ithaca College, Danielle now lives in Brooklyn, New York and enjoys taking small trips to near and far destinations like Montreal and the Caribbean.

  • Jaymie DeGaetano

    Jaymie DeGaetano

    Deals Production Manager

    Jaymie DeGaetano, a native to the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, began his overseas travels in high school. While studying in Paris for a year during college, Jaymie ventured to different regions of France, and to many European nations such as Ireland, Italy, and Norway. His most recent adventures include a cross-country road trip from New York to Seattle, cliff diving in the Hudson Bay in Ontario, Canada, and cruising through the Western Caribbean. Prior to ShermansTravel, Jaymie spent two years working in public relations. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

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