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The Return of AutoSlash Means Deep Savings on Rental Cars Once Again

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 02/28/2017, 10:00 AM

An old favorite re-emerges, stronger than ever...

New York City is Suddenly Becoming a Lot More Affordable

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 02/27/2017, 9:00 AM

Is the reported "Trump Slump" turning expensive trips to the Big Apple into lower-priced, low-hanging fruit?...

A Visit to Los Angeles' Museum of Broken Relationships

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 02/24/2017, 9:00 PM

Amidst the circus that is Hollywood Boulevard, a poignant museum shares tales of trauma...

Oprah Leads the Charge of Lifestyle Brands at Sea

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 02/11/2017, 12:15 PM

A New Era in Partnerships for Cruise Lines Could Mean Different Types of Cruises...

Zippier Wi-Fi Coming to Your Next Hotel

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 12/15/2016, 8:30 PM

Though you might not see much difference in the bedroom decor from a Marriott Hotel in one city to another one city over, each is likely to have a different owner. That's because the major hotel chains are actually franchises. Why should you, the consumer, care? Because with so many chefs in the "lodgings soup", needed changes can come more slowly to franchised operations than non-franchis...

Bite-Sized Volunteer Vacations

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/30/2016, 5:15 PM

How to Do Good on Vacations That Aren't Only Devoted to "Voluntourism"...

Fewer Human Beings Will Be Manning Security Lines At Airports Soon

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/16/2016, 5:15 AM

So the question becomes: is that a good or a bad thing? Sure, it's fashionable, and even bi-partisan, to hate TSA Agents. They've been accused of everything from feeling up grandmothers to stealing Iphones to allowing weapons to float right by them and onto planes. Sometimes these complaints are fantasy, and sometimes they're dead on. But as someone who's noticed that we haven't been h...

Basic Fares Come to United Airlines: You Must Pay to Use Overhead Bins

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/15/2016, 11:30 PM

Hello Middle Seat! United Airlines announced today that they were following Delta's lead and would be offerring so-called "Basic Economy Fares". When Delta started offering similar fares in the summer of 2015, they offerred a savings of between $10 and $25 per flight, on average. So they're definitely cheaper, but boy can they be ugly. Buy one and you'll be assigned a seat, with no cho...

The Latest Travel Scam Targets Conference Attendees

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/14/2016, 1:15 AM

A cautionary tale and some tips....

Have Joint, Will Travel....And Travel...And Travel

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/10/2016, 11:00 PM

Though the election was a buzz kill for many, there was a silver lining for some: a growing haze of pot smoke. California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine all legalized recreational marijuana, which led industry magazine Travel Weekly to wonder if this is now the golden age of "cannabis tourism"? As the magazine noted, both Colorado and Washington State, which legalized bud several yea...

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