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The Best Shopping in New York City

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/18/2019, 12:00 AM

Some of our favorite New York stores to fulfill your shopping needs.

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Vacation Rental Law Hits Hawaii Hard—How to Navigate Tough Rental Regulations

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/14/2019, 6:00 PM

Long before Airbnb was a twinkle on founder Brian Chesky’s browser, New York State had a law severely limiting short-term rentals. Called the "Multiple Dwelling Law," it has, in its many iterations, banned short-term rentals of less than 30 days in the state, including New York City, since 1929. The law was strengthened in both 2011 and 2018; today, it applies to apartments in buildings with mo...

A Nantucket Vacation: Making it Affordable and Easy, From Hotels to the Best Beaches

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/29/2019, 10:30 AM

Nantucket can be a tricky destination. Here's how to have the vacation of a lifetime without raiding the kids' college fund....

Living the Good Life (Affordably) In and Around Traverse City, Michigan

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/26/2019, 1:15 AM

In some ways, the Inn at Black Star Farms recalls Tara from Gone with the Wind. Guests are greeted in a marble-floored lobby embedded with a black star (hence the name) in front of a grand curved staircase wide enough for hoopskirted damsels to make a glam entrance. The property is not, however, from that era or located in the South. It's in Michigan's Leelanau County and was built in the 1980s...

An Adult Returns to Sleepaway Camp at Interlochen Arts Camp in Northern Michigan

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/22/2019, 2:00 PM

Proust had his madeleines. But for me, the sight of a vanilla-and-chocolate swirled cone being served through a window marked “Melody Freeze” was a memory prompt. With the first lick, I was 14 years old again, at a time in my life when music and theater meant everything. I was at Interlochen, known in my adolescence as the National Music Camp, a place I’d once thought was only for kids like me. B...

New York City Tour Packages: The Best, The Worst, and How to Find Them

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/15/2019, 4:45 PM

Pauline Frommer examines the top Manhattan packages to see which ones save the most money....

16 Reasons Why You Should Visit Northern Michigan

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/11/2019, 3:45 PM

What can you see and do in the Traverse City, Michigan area? Probably a lot more than you think....

Free and Dirt-Cheap Things to Do in New York City

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/08/2019, 12:00 AM

Some free—or nearly free—ways to savor the Big Apple.

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Pauline Frommer: I'm Often Asked How to Become a Travel Writer, And I Suggest This Event

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/02/2019, 12:00 PM

Every year, I give about a dozen speeches on travel across North America. When I sign books afterwards, a familiar scenario inevitably will play out. I’ll hand back the book that I've just autographed and notice that the individual standing in front of me looks very, very nervous… and doesn’t want to move away from the table. She or he will chit-chat for a few minutes before taking a deep breath ...

Best Places to Propose in New York City

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/01/2019, 12:00 AM

You've got the ring. Now it's time to pick the perfect spot to pop the question in the Big Apple.

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