Posted on 09/17/2017, 12:00 AM
The old cliché "I live to eat" has a new corollary: "I travel to eat." More vacationers are letting their taste buds decide where their feet (and wallets) will lead them. To aid with that decision, there's a new crop of travel books centered around cuisine. Super Sushi Ramen Express: A Culinary Adventure Through Japan is one of the most exuberant of the genre. Its writing began with a bet of sor...
Posted on 09/15/2017, 6:00 PM
Last year, California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts joined five other states in legalizing the recreational use and sale of marijuana.
The action taken by California is especially significant. With its huge population, greater than that of several other large states combined, California will create the foundation for a giant industry of marijuana tourism, causing millions of travelers...
Posted on 09/15/2017, 5:30 PM
The "learning vacation:, a summer week or two of serious reading and discussions, is usually organized by a great, English-language university. Oxford, Cambridge, Cornell, and St. John’s are the names that normally come to mind. At each of these famous centers of learning, many hundreds of Americans now travel in July and August to live in a vacated student residence, attend classes presented by e...
We attended a TV sitcom taping—and we actually had fun! Here's what the experience is like, and here's how to get tickets for your next vacation.
There are hundreds of tour operators vying for your business, offering up thousands upon thousands of tours of all stripes and to every corner of the globe. So how do you pick the perfect one for you? Read on.
Owing to its rich and venerable food culture, Japan has accumulated a complex collection of dining customs. But don't worry—you just need somebody to tell you what not to do.
Kid-friendly adventure is easy in the city that lets you step into the lives of astronauts, spies, and architects. Between D.C.'s vast interactive museums, exciting outdoor destinations, and quality restaurants, it's not hard to see why this is one of America's top destinations for families.
Posted on 08/11/2017, 12:00 AM
We've said it a million times: One of the most rewarding ways to experience a new place is by getting to know somebody who lives there. The West Sweden Tourist Board is making that a lot easier for travelers to do with a new program called Meet the Locals. It matches visitors with residents willing to lead a variety of cultural, natural, and culinary activities in western Sweden, a region that enc...
There's much to see and do in the Berkshires, so take advantage of the variety. Pair a museum visit with a mountain hike, followed by a concert. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it should give you a good starting point for a stay in this delightful corner of the globe.
Posted on 08/07/2017, 4:00 AM
Taiwan's The China Post reports that a Russian tourist has been imprisoned in Myanmar for the crime of wearing sandals in the world-famous tourist site of Bagan. Wearing shoes in pagodas and other holy places is considered highly insulting to the Burmese, and multiple signs sternly warn visitors against it. It's not known whether the Russian tourist couldn't read the signs or if she simply didn't ...
They call it the Camp David of the West: Sunnylands, the Rancho Mirage golf retreat built by a billionaire to entertain the world's most powerful people. And you can take a tour.
These tourist sites were left untouched once history happened—they're time capsules you can actually visit. Pencils on the desks, curtains in the windows—all enshrined just as they were.
Despite the President’s murky efforts to limit the right of Americans to travel to Cuba, the cruise industry's brightest leaders lay future plans to bring even more vacationers there.
Don't feel bad: most locals don't know about these 8 items either. But each can improve your Big Apple vacation in ways large and/or small.
The car never came to Mackinac Island—but famed researchers, Native Americans, fur traders, invading British troops, and vacationers galore did. Discover the big impact on history and travel made by this tiny speck in Lake Huron.
Airbnb wants to snag business travelers with listings that have the latest in luxury fittings and are regularly inspected. Why I (might) object
Touring the highlights of Gran Canaria island, or Grand Canary Island, in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco.
Travel beyond the standard tourist’s comfort zone to lodge in some of Ireland’s most extraordinary inns and B&Bs.
Pot has joined Sin City's list of legal vices. What do you need to know before you toke?
Pauline Frommer celebrates the natural beauty of Northern Michigan, land of cherry trees, towering sand dunes, and Great Lakes.
Even within the bounds of New York City's Central Park, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the Park's sprawling features. But never fear, we've collected a list of our favorite spots in New York City's backyard.
A trip to Northern Michigan is a rich and rewarding journey through time. Pauline Frommer hits up some of the historical highlights.
In the heart of the heartland, a vacation destination awaits that will surprise and delight.
Where should you travel this summer? Off the beaten path, says Arthur Frommer.
The world has changed drastically since Arthur Frommer launched the Frommer guides in 1957. Tourism winners have emerged since then, including these 10—places the average traveler in 1957 would likely never have considered visiting.