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Two New, And Quite Appetizing, Culinary Travel Books

By Pauline Frommer

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...

The Travel Industry Steps Up for Hurricane Harvey—And Rewards Those Who Help

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/29/2017, 10:00 AM

As Biblical flood scenes flash across T.V. screens, and the battered residents of Texas brace for a clean-up of massive proportions, help is on its way from the travel industry. We’ve heard about a number major companies that are doing their bit for those affected by the storm and reward travelers who help. Airbnb: To aid those who would give shelter to evacuating Texans, Airbnb is allowing would-...

Where's Everybody Going? The United Nations Provides Some Answers

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/20/2017, 10:15 AM

If you've been feeling more crowded than usual on vacation this year, it's not your imagination. The United Nations World Tourism Organization just released its tourism barometer report for the first four months of 2017, and it found that the number of overnight stays in destinations across the globe reached 396 million. That's some 22 million more than the same period for 2016. That growth reach...

The Case of the Missing Gift Certificate: Flying in the Age of Monopolies

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/15/2017, 1:15 AM

An airplane aisle separated the haves from the have nots. I’m not writing about the aisle separating business class and economy. No, in this case, the left-side of the plane, on a six hour flight from San Francisco to New York City, was in a 21st century crisis: our seatback monitors were on the fritz. The right hand side passengers were lulled into a stupor by visions of Americans who supposedly h...

A New Warning About Cocktails at Some Mexican All-Inclusive Resorts

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/28/2017, 7:30 AM

Toxic alcohol is a rising problem at some unethical resorts in Mexico. Here's what you should know—and how to tell if you've had sub-par booze....

Is This the End of Air Passenger Bumping?

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/13/2017, 5:15 PM

United Airlines' test of a new program could solve one of the biggest problems the airline industry has created for itself....

Mackinac Island: Lost in Time

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/12/2017, 12:00 AM

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....

Do Travelers Lose Something by Using Airbnb's Premium Services?

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/11/2017, 2:15 AM

Airbnb wants to snag business travelers with listings that have the latest in luxury fittings and are regularly inspected. Why I (might) object...

Legal Marijuana Has Come to Las Vegas

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/03/2017, 12:00 AM

Pot has joined Sin City's list of legal vices. What do you need to know before you toke?...

The New Book "Backpacking 101" Is An Excellent Tool For Novice Wilderness Explorers

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/04/2017, 12:00 AM

It explains what you need to know before you strap on a pack and hit the trails....

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