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Meet Our Experts
The editors and deal experts at ShermansTravel.com 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 ShermanFounder 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 MottaDirector 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.
Jaymie DeGaetanoDeals 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.
Rachel OsmanDeals Syndication Producer
Rachel Osman, Deals Syndication Producer at ShermansTravel, hails from a beach town in Southern California and currently resides in New York City. She fell in love with travel during her semester abroad in Italy and now spends her time hunting for the best deals around. Some standouts on her long list of favorite places include Istanbul, Florence, Kauai's Nā Pali Coast, and Yosemite National Park.
Shevin TantulaAssociate Deals Producer
Washington, D.C.-area native Shevin Tantula discovered his love for travel at a young age, regularly visiting his family's homeland of Sri Lanka, often with stops in Europe along the way. Shevin later ventured to Los Angeles for his bachelors and London for his masters degrees. Although he currently resides in New York City, the United Kingdom remains one of his favorite travel destinations. Before joining ShermansTravel, Shevin served as a digital producer for Modern Luxury Media and freelanced for Skift, TravelTripper.com, and BlackboardEats. In addition to being a voracious traveler, Shevin is also a food blogger.
Christine DayaoAssistant Deals Producer
Before becoming a deals producer, Christine was a writer and editor for ShermansTravel and Travel with Val. Known as the "Disney Girl" among loved ones and colleagues, she's always willing to share news about the House of Mouse or plan a trip to Walt Disney World. When she's not dreaming about the Most Magical Place on Earth, catch her expanding her at-home library or searching for the best fish tacos and blue cocktails.
Anne Roderique-JonesFreelance 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.