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The Short-Term Rental of Homes and Apartments is the Fastest-Growing Trend in All of Travel. Are Hotels a Dying Breed?

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/12/2013, 4:00 PM

    *You are two couples residing in the same neighborhood, close friends, and each couple has two teenage children.  You have decided to vacation together in Orlando, Florida.  At many hotels, you will be required to rent as many as four rooms for a stiff total price, but from a vacation-home-renting organization called Rentalo.com, you can rent a four-bedroom Orlando villa with swimming pool...

Legal Troubles on the Road? An Expert Weighs in on What Travelers Should Know and Do

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/11/2013, 8:15 PM

Nobody wants to talk to a lawyer when on vacation, not even other lawyers. But there are times when travelers need legal help, so we spoke with Larry Bodine, the Editor in Chief of Lawyers.com (a consumer website that explains legal issues to regular people) about some common legal problems that can pop up on trips and their solutions. Frommer: While I love staying in them, from a legal st...

The Ever-Growing Popularity of Multi-Generational Travel

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/10/2013, 5:30 PM

Few organizations are as savvy as Disney when it comes to anticipating travel trends. So when its tour arm, Adventures By Disney, announced that it would be offering its first tours geared specifically to multiple generations, many in the travel industry realized that traveling with the grandparents had finally, well, come of age. Multi-generational travel is nothing new, it’s true, but Di...

Pauline Frommer To Host a Tour of Taiwan This October

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/09/2013, 1:15 PM

I usually travel alone or just with my family. But once a year, on behalf of the radio network my father and I work with, I host  a tour somewhere in the world. Last year it was Paris and the French Riviera, the year before that we went to Sicily and before that I took a group to China. And you know what? It's usually one of my favorite trips of the year. That's because the listeners t...

Ten Questions Recently Posed by Readers, And Our Ten Answers to Them, May Illuminate Larger Issues in Travel. Did We Answer Them Right?

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/06/2013, 4:15 PM

     Here are recent travel questions actually posed by readers, and our attempt to answer them.  Have we responded correctly?  Or are different answers possible?  Q.  Is it safe to travel in Turkey?  Safe to travel in Jordan? A.  Despite the recent street demonstrations against the Turkish government of Prime Minister Erdogan, and the proximity of serious fighting in Syria to Jordan, ...

The Queen Mary 2 Makes Her 200th Crossing, and Frommer's is Aboard: Post Your Questions and Requests

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 07/05/2013, 4:00 PM

Over the next week, the world's only ocean liner, Cunard's Queen Mary 2, will be making her 200th transatlantic crossing. And Frommers.com will be aboard, fact-finding for our readers. A voyage on the QM2 is considered by many to be one of those unattainable trips of a lifetime. Yet the lowest fare on a sailing is not prohibitively high: Fares for the 200th crossing, which lasts a week, st...

Solo Travel: New Resources and a Few Tips

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/04/2013, 5:30 PM

I’m a big fan of solo travel, but that may be because I don’t have to travel alone all the time. I have a husband and kids, so they come along when they can. But as a travel writer, I’m often on the road by myself, and I find I relish the experience. Instead of having to worry about whether my companions are enjoying the experience, I can simply immerse myself in the culture. That being sa...

Introducing "Fatpacking" A New Type of Vacation Combining Weight Loss with Serious Hiking

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/02/2013, 12:45 AM

Who doesn’t want to lose weight and be more fit? It’s the most common New Year’s resolution, and though many of us will have abandoned those champagne-fueled vows by now, that doesn’t mean that they’re not worth making. Or keeping. But sometimes one needs a bit of a kick start to actually adopt a healthy lifestyle. Enter the “Fatpacking” trip, known also by its more polite name “Fitpacking...

London Attractions Are Tricking Tourists into Paying More for Tickets Than They Have To

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 07/01/2013, 3:00 PM

Some of the biggest attractions in London have adopted a new trick. They post high admission prices, and beside the price, they now put a little asterisk. Most people don't pay attention to the asterisk, but if they did, they'l see the notice, in smaller type way down at the bottom of the sign that the high price includes a "voluntary donation." The real price is not the one automatically char...

Wanna Hear Recordings (Podcasts) of the Weekly Travel Show Presented by Arthur and Pauline Frommer? They're on the Main Menu Page of This Website!

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/01/2013, 1:15 AM

     Click on the words "Deals and News".  A list of items will emerge, of which the fifth is "Podcast".  Click on "Podcast"--and up will appear a further list of recordings of both Hour 1 and Hour 2 of the three most recent broadcasts of "The Travel Show", as it was heard on radio stations across the country.  Click on the hour you wish to hear, and the lively broadcast--in which travel trend...

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