Will He or Won't He? Trump Has Not Withdrawn His Threat to Forbid Travel to Cuba

By Arthur Frommer

American cruise lines are preparing to enter the Cuban market with force, but will politics quash the budding potential for new jobs, new revenue, and new explorations?

A Corps of English-Speaking Volunteers Called "Wardens" Comes to the Aid of Beleaguered Tourists in Emergency Situations Overseas

By Arthur Frommer

When a U.S. embassy or consulate is not permitted to help travelers—a common predicament—it may enlist the assistance of a friendly expat. Meet the "warden," the volunteer who could save your next trip.

Can I Use a Driver License to Drive into Mexico or Canada?

By Jason Cochran

What documents to American citizens require if they want to cross by land into Mexico or Canada? Can they use a driver's license with a birth certificate, or do they need a passport?


How to Apply for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry

By Ashley DuBois

Whether you’re battling the lines or worrying about accidentally leaving something metal in your pocket, airport security can be the most boring and stressful part of traveling. For low-risk travelers, however, applying to certain programs can save time and effort at the airport.

Arthur Frommer's Reaction to the President's Announcement Regarding the Travel Embargo Against Cuba

By Arthur Frommer

"Although it will make headlines, the announcement of these embargo modifications is of far less substance than meets the eye."

6 Ways to Learn a Foreign Language Fast

By Isabel Eva Bohrer

Here's a series of both online and offline tools that you can use to learn a foreign language and make your next trip abroad better.

5 Easy Tips for Getting a Russian Visa

By Chris Gray Faust

Getting a visa is straightforward for most international destinations. But you might need a little help when traveling to some countries, such as Russia. Here's what to expect when applying as an independent traveler and when using a visa expediting service.

5 Travel Tips for Middle East Visitors

By Chris Gray Faust

If you are undecided about an upcoming trip to the Middle East, here are a few resources that may help you decide whether you should go.

Packing Tips: How to Bring Wine Back Home

By Chris Gray Faust

Determined to bring back a bottle of wine? Remember these five packing tips and shipping shortcuts on your next vacation.

Government Shut Down: What it Means for U.S. Parks and Landmarks

By Chris Gray Faust

If the U.S. Congress can't settle on a budget, visitors to sites run by the Park Service will be faces with shuttered parks, monuments, and museums.

Travel Safety Tips: I Lost My Wallet, Now What?

By Zach Honig

Losing your wallet can happen to even the most seasoned traveler. Either you forgot it on a counter or left it in a cab, or worse, a pickpocket makes off with it. So how can you board the plane without ID? Read on.

How to Store Your Information Before Leaving Home

By Zach Honig

Use these tips to save flight information, passports, and credit cards, so they're always just a few clicks away when you're on the go.

Fly Safe, Fly Smart: When Kids Fly Alone

By Sascha Segan

Sending an unaccompanied minor on a flight can be anxiety-inducing for everyone involved. Streamline the trip by following these simple steps and knowing what to pack for your child.

Lessons Learned From Your Worst Travel Gaffes

By Christopher Elliott

We've all made travel mistakes, but here are some stories that should make you feel better: booking a flight at the wrong time, overpaying for a rental car, and getting separated from your luggage for three days without a change of clothes.

Help Me, Uncle Sam! How to Get Government Assistance When You Travel

By Christopher Elliott

Here are a few tips on the whens, wheres, and hows to effectively complain to the government about a travel-related matter.

10 Questions Most Frequently Asked By Travelers

By Christopher Elliott

With governments imposing new security rules, airlines teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and many hotels facing foreclosure, travelers often have more questions than answers. Here are the answers

New Cuba Travel Policy Doesn't Help Tourists

By Sascha Segan

Bad news for tourists: President Obama's new Cuba policy doesn't change anything for most would-be American tourists to Cuba, but there are glimmers of hope.

Obama and McCain Strike Out on Travelers' Issues

By Sascha Segan

In this intense presidential campaign, the two major candidates have talked about many issues, but they've said very little about issues affecting travelers. Here's where we think they stand.

How to Apply for a Passport or Visa

By The Frommer's Staff

Traveling abroad? Here's a clear and concise rundown on everything you need to know about obtaining the necessary documents before you leave home.

Travel Troubleshooter: Help! Princess Confiscated My Cognac

By Christopher Elliott

When our couple transfers from the cruise ship to a train, they give Princess their luggage, which includes a bottle of Cognac, which Princess refuses to return. Why did they swipe it?

6 Travel Issues the Next President Should Care About

By Christopher Elliott

Whether you're a Democrat, Republican or independent, what you do at the ballot box in November may be meaningless as far as your travel is concerned.

Travel Troubleshooter: AirTran, Where's My Refund?

By Christopher Elliott

Our traveler accepts an unorthodox offer from AirTran, but now they won't process a refund as promised. What can he do?

The Longest Airport Security Waits -- And How to Skip Them

By Sascha Segan

Learn new ways to predict how long airport checkpoint lines are going to be, and find out free and paid ways to dodge them.

Travel Troubleshooter: When the Check's Not in the Mail

By Christopher Elliott

A hotel offers a priest a tax refund. No, that's not the opening line of a joke -- unless playing phone tag and hearing excuses is funny to you.

Follow the Crowd: 4 Secrets of the Herd

By Christopher Elliott

The conventional wisdom on traveling -- which is not to do what everyone else is doing -- is often wrong. Sometimes, the mob knows best.