Will Airline Service Cuts Turn Parts of USA Into No-Go Zones?

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/01/2020, 10:00 AM

Like our nation's highway system, airlines play a vital role in knitting together the country, allowing for commerce as well as travel between the states. That's why the federal government's airline bailout was contingent on the carriers promising to maintain service to American airports big and small. But there was a loophole: Airlines were given the right to petition the government to drop...

There's More Room at the Inns of the National Parks This Summer. Here's Why

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/29/2020, 11:00 AM

Americans who visited a U.S. national park in recent years might have learned something surprising: Though the parks are America’s greatest treasures, it is foreign visitors who seem to treasure them most. At the Grand Canyon, Acadia, Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, or one of the other top parks, you were as likely to overhear conversations in German, French, or Mandarin as in English. For obvious r...

Cyprus Takes a Humane and Ethical Approach to Reopening to Tourism

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/28/2020, 11:00 AM

If you've visited Cyprus, you know that it's the local custom for some Cypriots to greet everyone, whether they know them or not, with a friendly smile and a "Ya Su." Though that's usually translated as "hello," the real meaning is, "I wish you good health." So it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Republic of Cyprus is trying to kick-start its tourism industry by promising to work for the h...

Is Renting an RV a Safe Bet for Summer Travel?

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/22/2020, 6:00 PM

RVing is going to be huge this summer. We spoke with RV rental companies about what they're doing to make their vehicles hygienic. 


A First-Timer's Guide to Renting an RV

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/22/2020, 12:00 AM

Interested in hitting the road in an RV? Here's what you need to know about finding rentals, selecting the right kind of vehicle, and more. 


Portugal Reopens to Tourism June 6, but with an Odd Twist

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/19/2020, 2:00 PM

Update, June 30: Portugal has updated its policy to conform to recommendations by the European Union. Americans are no longer welcomed. For complete information, see our feature about the rules of entry for most European countries.  Like many countries in Europe, Portugal will reopen to nonessential travel (i.e., tourism) soon. But unlike its neighbors, Portugal is basing its decisions about w...

Send Your Taste Buds on a Road Trip with These Regional Recipes

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/18/2020, 3:00 PM

Long before "foodie travel" became a term anybody used, Jane and Michael Stern published Roadfood in 1977. That first guidebook to the best regional eateries in the United States spawned a whole series of books as well as a beloved website with the same name. But with no one hitting the road much these days, Roadfood has pivoted to recipes, supplying home chefs with instructions for re-creating...

Pauline Frommer: Social Distancing Inspires Creativity at Restaurants

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/15/2020, 1:00 PM

What's the new specialty at some of the world's restaurants? Extreme theatricality. In an attempt to shield customers from the buzzkill of social distancing, restaurateurs are getting mighty creative. Earlier this week, Frommer's wrote about a Swedish farm-turned-eatery and its nightly solo dinner service. That's just the beginning of a worldwide trend in innovation. At Cafe & Kondito...

What Are Airbnb and Other Rental Sites Doing to Keep Vacation Homes Clean and Safe?

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/14/2020, 6:00 PM

Airbnb, Vrbo, and other rental sites have released hygiene guidelines for hosts—but how will the standards be enforced?


A Blow to Broadway: Shows Won't Reopen Until September 6

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/12/2020, 7:00 AM

The show must go on—except when there's a global health crisis. The Broadway League, the trade association for the theatrical industry, announced that the lights in New York City's Theater District would stay dimmed for a few more months. All Broadway performances will be canceled until September 6—at least. Ticket holders should get an email before May 18 with instructions on how to get ref...

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