Best Travel Deals: NYC Hotel Sale, Cheapest-Ever 3-Night Puerto Rico Vacation

By Joshua Nichol-Caddy, dealnews contributorThis week’s top travel deals spotlight vacations to some of the most beautiful and exciting corners of the U.S. And for other discounts on foreign and domestic destinations, check out our daily travel deals.

  1. 3-Night Flight and Hotel Package for 2 to Puerto Rico
    Vendor: CheapCaribbean via ShermansTravel
    Price: From $592.62
    Lowest By: $126
    Expires:October 2Is It Worth It?: This Editors’ Choice deal is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for any 3-night vacation in Puerto Rico, let alone one with a stay at the impressive Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa. Thirty minutes from San Juan, the peace and quiet of this hotel is made possible by its beautiful ocean views and private beach. What’s more, stays include a $100 food and beverage credit, so guests really have nothing to think about outside of the soft sand and sounds of the ocean.

    This price is based on departure from Fort Lauderdale, FL, (FLL) with arrival in San Juan, Puerto Rico, (SJU) on October 16; other departing cities are available for an additional cost. Book by October 2 for travel October 3 through November 9. Some dates may be excluded, and additional taxes and fees apply. Continue reading “Best Travel Deals: NYC Hotel Sale, Cheapest-Ever 3-Night Puerto Rico Vacation”

I Think Helen Gurley Brown Owned My Cabinet



I have this antique cabinet that I’m convinced belonged in former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown‘s NYC apartment. Indulge me here while I explain.

The longtime Cosmopolitan editor, who died Monday, August 13 at the age of 90, lived a storied life. No only was she the first to lead frank discussions about sex in women’s magazines in the 1960s, she was one of the first female editors to lead a historic, yet forward-thinking national newsstand publication. (Cosmopolitan was founded in 1886 as a family magazine. It later changed formats to a literary magazine and finally a women’s magazine in the 1960s.)

Before then, most women were relegated to the garden section or the society page, while most senior editorial posts were held by men. She wrote salacious headlines about sex and “getting” a man, while paving the way for women in a male-dominated newsroom. In a sense, Gurley Brown lived her famous quote, “Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere.”

So, while writing a short piece for about Gurley Brown’s oft-reported quotes about lifestyle, money and career, I began a form a vivid picture in my mind of the woman who called everyone Pussycat. There’s an article and photo on the Guardian that shows Gurley Brown, sitting sideways in a chair, legs outstretched, with a drink in one hand and a long cigarette holder in the other… CONTINUE reading on