The Frommer's Book Tour Returns to California: San Diego on February 5 and Los Angeles on February 8

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 02/01/2014, 9:00 PM

It has been so wonderful meeting readers across the United States on this book tour. For the next two stops, it's a return to the great state of California. On February 5 at 7:30pm, I'mhonored to be speaking at Warwick's Books in La Jolla, an institution that has been around since 1896, making it the USA's oldest family-owned and operated bookstore. The address is 7812 Gerard Avenue in La Jol...

Gracious Charlotte, NC Here We Come! Arthur & Pauline Frommer to Speak on January 31 at 7pm at Park Road Books

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/30/2014, 11:45 AM

After a brief but wonderfully sunny spell in Miami, we're off to Charlotte to talk with the good folks here about balmy vacations (and other travel matters). We hope you'll join us, and our sponsor Allianz Travel Insurance, at what will undoubtedly be a very fun evening of travel talk. Our topic will be the top trends in travel, how to save money whether you're a backpacker or a (frugal) billio...

Trends and Tips on Traveling with a Disability From Candy Harrington, The Top Expert in this Field

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/28/2014, 8:30 AM

Between 14% and 21% of North Americans have some sort of disability. In the bad old days, that would have meant a stay-at-home life. Not so anymore. I sat down and spoke with Candy Harrington, author of “101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers”, and a blogger at, to learn more about the issues that confront travelers with disabilities. Fromm...

Next Up On The Frommer's Book Tour: Coral Gables, FL on January 27

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/27/2014, 10:15 AM

Not to gloat, but there are perks to dashing around the country on a book tour, especially if it takes you to gorgeous Miami. I'm typing this in front of a swimming pool, as I check over my notes on a speech that tells folks how to get to places this lovely. And for Miami, that will likely include ski destinations (we're constantly changing the speech we give). So if you live in this wonder...

Taking My Own Advice, I Have Now Substituted an Apartment for a Hotel Room—And Greatly Enjoyed the Experience

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 01/23/2014, 1:00 AM

Some two years after I first began writing about ultra-successful service for finding short-term apartment rentals--I actually became an AirBnB user last month. In fact, I became such a user twice. I stayed with my daughter in a two-bedroom apartment in Portland, Oregon, for two nights ($130 a night for the two of us); and then did the same--again using AirBnB--for tw...

West Coast and Then Back East: The Frommers Book Tour Heads to Seattle and Philadelphia

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/22/2014, 12:15 AM

Thanks to all who made our appearance at Powell's such a wonderful experience (especially the wonderful staff of that famed bookstore). We're now in Seattle, where we'll be appearing on January 23 at Third Place Books (6504 Twentieth Ave. NE) at 7pm. To publicize the appearance and the new Frommer book series, we'll be appearing on January 22 at noon on KOMO Radio, the 24 Hour News show with ...

Two Transatlantic Cruises for Less than $100 a Night, Plus 5 More Hot Deals

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/21/2014, 4:15 PM

The SeaWalk on the new Royal Princess, sailing to Europe in April Periodically, we ask our friends at to fill us in on the best bargains in cruises at the moment. Here's what they suggested, where to book them, and what, in the opinion of the sellers, makes each one a steal. Unless specified, all prices are the lowest possible for an inside cabin, and they are based ...

The Paper Fastpass Program is Ending at Disney World While Your Pre-Planning Burden Grows Worse

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/20/2014, 10:00 AM

Ride ticket booth from Disneyland, date unknown One of the most thoughtful features of a visit to Disney World has become much less thoughtful. For years, anyone who visited the four theme parks in Orlando, Florida, could pop their ticket into kiosks placed near the most popular attractions and receive a reserved time to ride later in the day that would allow them to bypass the regular l...

Off to the Great State of Oregon Next! Please Come to See Arthur & Pauline Frommer at Powell's Books in Portland on Jan 20 at 7pm

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/19/2014, 12:45 PM

The whirlwind tour continues! On May 20th, my father and I are honored to be speaking at the legendary Powell's in Portland, Oregon (largets bookstore in the world!). What will we discuss? My father will be laying out all of the sneaky and strategic ways travelers can save money on their next trip, while I'll be doing a slide presentation about destinations that many travelers skip over (but ...

Here are Six Ways to Reduce the Cost of Airfares for Your Next Vacation

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 01/17/2014, 2:30 PM

The greatest threat to your next vacation is the rising cost of airfares. They have risen so sharply, so remorselessly, that they throw your entire travel budget out of whack. And the recent merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways threatens further increases in the months ahead. But is there a way to reduce these costs? In my view, there are six: (1) Devote u...

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