NYC Airports No Longer Include Newark—How the Rule Change Could Affect Travelers

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/23/2022, 6:00 AM

Newark is no longer in New York. Geographically, of course, the New Jersey city never was. But Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is so close to New York City—closer, in fact, than the Queens-based John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is to some parts of Manhattan—that Newark has previously been lumped in with JFK and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) under the same multi-airport city code of...

Tinder for Travel? New Social App Aims to Connect and Inspire Vacationers

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/22/2022, 7:00 AM

A new mobile app designed for travelers combines the wanderlust- and envy-inducing qualities of Instagram vacation pics with the helpfulness of an online map and the judginess of Tinder swiping. Called OfftheGrid, the app, which launched earlier this month, lets users upload and comment on vacation photos and videos, share details of upcoming trips, find destination inspiration, follow other trave...

TSA PreCheck Will Come to You Now: How to Find the Mobile Enrollment Truck

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/21/2022, 6:30 AM

Enrolling in TSA PreCheck is getting more convenient in cities across the U.S. this fall. Thanks to the expanded IdentoGO mobile enrollment push, travelers who want to join the Transportation Security Administration's expedited security screening program but don't want to schlep to the nearest airport can visit one of the pop-up enrollment trucks taking up temporary residence in locations througho...

Frommer’s Ireland: The Top New Attractions and Where to Go with Limited Time

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/14/2022, 4:00 PM

Ireland remains a destination where travelers can escape the chaos of contemporary life, according to Frommer's author Yvonne Gordon, whose comprehensive and freshly updated Frommer's Ireland just hit bookstore shelves. Traumatized by traffic, packed airports, and hordes of selfie snappers? In Ireland, "you can sometimes have a whole hiking trail or beach to yourself," Gordon told us. Of course,...

"Hocus Pocus 2" Filming Locations You Can Fly Your Broomstick (or Vacuum Cleaner) to See

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/14/2022, 7:00 AM

The 2022 sequel to the 1993 cult classic movie "Hocus Pocus" was shot in New England in places that are easy to visit.


Maybe Beer Goggles Help? Boston's Museum Of Bad Art Reopens in a Craft Brewery

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/12/2022, 12:15 PM

Craft beer pairs excellently with creative misfires at the delightfully odd Museum Of Bad Art inside Boston's Dorchester Brewing Company.


How to Avoid Motion Sickness on an Airplane

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/10/2022, 7:30 AM

Tips from medical experts on preventing—or at least easing—airsickness


This Interactive Map Predicts When Fall Foliage Will Peak Across the U.S.

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/07/2022, 4:45 PM

The high temperatures and lack of rain in many parts of the United States this year could result in shorter, less vibrant autumn displays than usual, according to some foliage forecasters. Still, the leaf-peeping pros at Yankee magazine told our own Pauline Frommer that forested regions less affected by heat and drought could still put on a "spectacular" show this fall in places like the White Mo...

Find Out What You're Owed for a Canceled Flight with This New Online Tool

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/06/2022, 10:30 AM

UPDATE, September 6: This post, originally published September 3, has been updated below. As we reach the end of a summer travel season plagued with flight delays and cancellations, airlines and the federal government are at last doing more to keep passengers better informed about what they're owed when their planes don't leave on time—or at all. Just in time for the busy Labor Day weekend, the ...

Vast Sculpture in Nevada Desert Finally Opens After 50 Years

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/01/2022, 4:30 PM

An immense outdoor sculpture that's been in the works for more than 50 years finally opens to visitors this week in the desert expanses of eastern Nevada's Basin and Range National Monument. Begun by land artist Michael Heizer in 1970, the piece is called City, which is fitting because it's about as big as one, stretching for more than a mile and a half in length and half a mile in width. Heize...

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