Can You be Sued for Writing a Negative Review of a Vacation Home or Apartment at Which You've Stayed? Amazingly, That's Possible

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/02/2013, 5:45 PM

<span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);line-height:20px;font-family:" font-size:14px;"=""> A video report on CNN (click here to watch it) has aroused all sorts of questions about the safety of writing an honest review about a merchant whose products you've used. It told of a family that made an online purchase of a gift for their son which never arrived. They posted, on another website, a sc...

The Only Rules You Need to Know for Driving a Car in the United Kingdom and Europe

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 12/02/2013, 12:15 PM

Over on our busy message boards, the Forums, an interesting conversation has popped up in which Frommer's readers are compiling a list of all the rules a foreign driver would possibly need to know before they get behind a wheel in the United Kingdom. Is there right on red? Can I use a mobile phone while I drive? Will my rental car be an automatic? So far, the list , which was started by...

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, 11:00 AM

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 questioners ...

"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, 6:15 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 have...

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, 1:30 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 passing ou...

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, 11:45 AM

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 rece...

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, 10:30 AM

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 you....

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, 11:30 AM

In language whose sincerity is so strong as to overcome fears of a commercial pitch, reader Jenny Hederstrom has written to 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 like to ...

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

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 11/21/2013, 2:00 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 search...

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

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 11/20/2013, 12:45 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, and...

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