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Travel 101: How to Get the Most Out of Hotel Loyalty Programs

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/11/2016, 3:45 PM

Groucho Marx famously opined that he wouldn't want to be a member of any club that would have him. But he may have made an exception for hotel loyalty programs...some of them. Here's what you need to know before—and after—you join....

What We Wish They'd Told Us About Cruises Before We Went

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/11/2016, 3:45 PM

Cruising is not a dummy-proof vacation. If you choose the wrong ship, or don't plan properly for a number of items, and you could find yourself literally at sea on your vacation....

How To Plan a College Tour Vacation

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/11/2016, 3:45 PM

It's the ultimate road trip—and for some families it may be the last road trip you take together. But planning a successful college visiting vacation isn't all that easy, especially considering that many colleges don't give weekend tours. Here's some hard-won wisdom from Pauline Frommer, who just finished looking at colleges with her older daughter....

Touring One World Observatory in Downtown New York City

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/11/2016, 3:45 PM

The Empire State Building and Top of the Rock have a new competitor. In the area where the World Trade Center once loomed, the new Freedom Tower has risen and its observation deck promises to be a wildly popular new lure for visitors....

What Will Be the Top Trends in Travel in 2016? Our Predictions

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/11/2016, 3:45 PM

Wellness and experiential travel are two buzzwords being passed around the travel industry. But will they affect your trip more than climate change or the continued growth of the sharing economy? We take some guesses—and a hard look at the current trends in travel....

A New Home for New York City's Illustrious Whitney Museum

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/11/2016, 3:45 PM

The Whitney Museum has moved! Take our photo tour of its new digs and learn about the new mandates that made the switch necessary....

How You Book Rail Is About to Change

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/04/2016, 4:15 PM

Train travel is a $300 billion market. Globally, more than twice as much was invested in high speed rail as it was in air transportation last year. And that’s how it should be. The world’s roads can’t keep up with population swells that are swamping them with cars. Our climate, too, needs some TLC, and rail is an infinitely greener mode of transportation than any other (with the exception...

A New Hotel Booking Engine Emerges for the "Text Only" Crowd

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/29/2016, 4:00 PM

Today, more than ever, the medium is the message….as much as the message itself. If you have a friend (or child) who refuses to talk on the phone, but wants to have every interaction by text, you’ll know what I mean. We are a people who are being conditioned to strongly prefer some styles of communication over others. So it should come as no surprise that the booking process for hotels ha...

How to Make Time at the Airport a Bit Less Stressful

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/13/2016, 8:15 AM

Everyone wants to go on vacation. Nobody wants to go to the airport. But with the following tips, your stay in that purgatory could be just a hair more tolerable....

Priceline Ditches Its "Name Your Own Price" Program for Airfares. What's the Real Meaning of This Move for Consumers?

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/08/2016, 1:30 PM

When Priceline launched its “Name Your Own Price” feature for airfare some 15 years ago, the effect was electric. A major company had pulled back the curtain, letting the public in on a dirty little secret no one in the travel industry wanted them to know: that prices were always negotiable. But this week Priceline announced that it would no longer be offering bidding for airfares. Which ...

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