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Here are the 10 Most Frequently-Posed Questions About Travel, And Our (Often-Painfully-Obvious) Answers to Them

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 11/30/2013, 4:00 PM

      The travel questions most frequently posed to so-called travel experts are not the sole concern of the person voicing those questions; they usually reflect a widespread desire for answers among large numbers of would-be American travelers.  Here are the questions I most frequently hear, and here are the answers with which I respond.        (1)  Is it safe?  (And here my questio...

"Frommers Easy Guides" and "Frommers Day by Day Guides" Are the Magic Words at Online Retailers and Bookstores for Our Latest (And Sensationally Priced) Guidebooks

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 11/29/2013, 11:15 PM

     Though you can access their cover photos, descriptions, and purchase information, in a number of ways, using different words, titles or "filters", the quickest and most efficient method for viewing them all is by simply inputting the words "Frommers Easy Guides" or "Frommers Day by Day Guides" into the appropriate spaces when you search for books.       Our brand new travel books...

Unless We Make Immediate Investments in our Airport Infrastructure, We Are Bound to Face Horrendous Conditions in 5 to 10 Years

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 11/28/2013, 6:30 PM

     If you were at your local airport on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, you probably recall the visit as one of discomfort and dread.      Crowds pushing and shoving, lines endlessly forming, mobs awaiting service, waits of more than an hour, T.S.A. personnel pushed to exhaustion, angry confrontations, people begging to skip the lines to catch their flights, elderly persons passi...

If There is Anything to Get Exercised About, It's the Possibility that In-Flight Use of Passenger Cellphones May Soon be Authorized

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 11/25/2013, 4:45 PM

     As Americans, we frequently write to our representatives in Congress and tell them how we feel about various vital issues, in an attempt to influence their actions.  But if there is any one topic on which a public outcry can affect government policy, it's the question of whether airline passengers should be permitted to make and receive cellphone calls in the course of a flight.  A r...

Where Can Our New "Easy Guides" and "Day by Day Guides" be Found? Answer: Everywhere, Both in Brick-and-Mortar Stores and Via Internet Mail Order Sites

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 11/24/2013, 3:30 PM

  We've received a great many inquiries asking where our brand-new, freshly-researched Easy Guides and Day by Day Guides can be bought.  Well, unless they're already sold out--and we're shipping additional supplies each week--they are found in all the major bookstores--both Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, and independent stores--and also on the internet sites that mail the books to...

A Reader Has Submitted Such a Strong Recommendation for an Inexpensive, Month-Long Yoga School in India, That We Need to Display It Here

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 11/23/2013, 4:30 PM

       In language whose sincerity is so strong as to overcome fears of a commercial pitch, reader Jenny Hederstrom has written to Frommers.com about her recent experience in traveling to India to attend a school teaching Agama Yoga.  We are reprinting it here, in its entirety, and would be grateful for comments.  "My name is Jenny Hederstrom and I am from Sweden.  I would really l...

Introducing Wanderu, the Site that Streamlines the Search for the Cheap Shuttle Bus Services

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 11/21/2013, 7:00 PM

It had to happen: Kayak for cheapie shuttle buses. New website Wanderu stops budget travelers from having to hunt through multiple sites for cheap bus fares. It grabs search results from a multitude of other sites—the back-end technology is a lot more complicated than you'd think—to bring bus options, including Megabus, Bolt Bus, Go Bus, DC2NY, and other modern shuttles, to a single s...

New Hotel Bidding Site Stayful.com Cuts Out the Chains and Slashes Rates on the Boutiques

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 11/20/2013, 5:45 PM

Although the big Web hotel reservations booking engines are undoubtedly helpful and convenient, they also tend to favor the same old corporate chains. But a newly launched booker aims to tap into consumer restlessness and cut those cookie-cutter Sheratons and Marriotts out of the running, giving boutique properties a leg up in pitching for last-minute business. It’s called Stayful.com...

An Oversupply of Luxury Hotel Rooms in Prague is Rewarding Tourists with Major Bargains

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 11/18/2013, 11:30 PM

Prague seems to have gotten a little ahead of itself, at least where luxury hotels are concerned. In the summertime, its nicest four- and five-star properties are fairly full, but in winter, the tourist trade contracts. What's more, one of Prague's most reliable markets, tourists from Germany, often treats Prague as a quick getaway of a night or two. Hoteliers are left eager to extend barg...

The First of Our New "Easy Guides" Have Reached the Bookstores and Are Now on Sale--And Awaiting Your Reviews!

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 11/17/2013, 4:45 AM

     Earlier in the year, we chronicled the adventure known as "The Re-Launch of the Frommer Travel Guides"--a project occupying the lives of my daughter and myself on a seven-day-a-week, dawn-to-midnight basis, throughout those months.       As you may have heard, we re-acquired these books, and have now worked together with the best of our authors--almost always persons living in the cit...

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