New Law Signals a Coming Boom in South Dakota Vacation Options

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 03/17/2022, 2:15 PM

At the end of South Dakota's just-completed legislative session, state lawmakers cleared the way for a merger of sorts between the state's two biggest industries, agriculture and tourism. The result could be very good news for travelers. It's a bit complicated, but South Dakota has changed its liability laws to be in line with those of 39 other states, and the revision will help the development of...

Fuel Surcharges Are Coming, So Get Your Summer Tickets Soon

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/11/2022, 1:00 PM

Consider this your official warning from your friends at Frommer's: Buy your airline tickets for summer travel soon. Gas prices are going skyward around the world, and soon you'll have to pay more to fly. As the oil market reorganizes, the Thai Airlines Association, which represents seven airlines in Southeast Asia, has petitioned its government to grant the authority to levy fuel surcharges for ...

MSC Cruises is Expanding. Allow Its President to Introduce You to the Brand

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 03/09/2022, 1:45 PM

If you've never heard of MSC Cruises, you're not alone. Though the company is now the third-largest cruise brand in the world, it's still relatively new to the United States market. So far, it has been limited to two ships sailing from Port Canaveral and Miami.Until now, that is. This week, the line announced some news: Beginning in the spring of 2023, MSC will start operating cruises year-round ou...

D.C. Has a New Must-See Attraction, Says Author of Latest Frommer’s Guide

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 03/08/2022, 9:00 AM

"To be totally honest, this was probably the most challenging travel editorial project that I’ve done," says Jess Moss, coauthor of the just-released Frommer's EasyGuide to Washington, D.C. The "easy" in the title refers to how convenient the book makes visiting the city for you, the reader. But writing the thing, according to the guide's other author, Kaeli Conforti, required learning to "naviga...

Masks Go From Required to Recommended on Most Cruise Ships

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 03/01/2022, 5:00 PM

It's been difficult keeping up with the changing protocols for shipboard vacations. The United States' Centers for Disease Control updated its Program for Cruise Ships Operating in U.S. Waters three times in February alone, and it lowered the risk advisory from "very high" to "high" during the same month. But now that the chips seem to be falling, cruise lines are finally ditching mask requirements...

Disney Raises Prices Again! Even Die-Hard Fans Now Turning Against Poor Quality

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/17/2022, 6:00 PM

Disney quietly raises theme park prices nearly every year—but this year, it hits differently. The price of tickets for multiday Walt Disney World parks admission, which used to start at $434.83 for four days (and could cost as much as $596.74 on busy days), now starts at $447.70 (the max price remains the same). But that's if you're locked into one park per day. For the ability to switch theme p...

The Best Dinner in Paris and Other Secrets from the Author of Our Brand-New Guide

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 02/17/2022, 9:00 AM

Paris is a perennial dream vacation destination for many travelers. That's one reason why Frommer's has been covering the city for 65 years now, starting with our first guidebook, Europe on 5 Dollars a Day, and continuing with our latest release, a new edition of Frommer's EasyGuide to Paris. The guidebook is fully revised and up to date for those planning to visit the French capital in 2022, fol...

What’s New on the Maine Coast? A Q&A with the Author of Our Latest Guidebook

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 02/15/2022, 4:30 PM

Throughout the pandemic, the coast of Maine has been the sort of place where stir-crazy American travelers want to be: somewhere with abundant outdoor recreation that's within driving distance of major population centers. The state's surging tourism numbers likewise attest to the lures of Maine's seaside towns, dense forests, granite mountains, sandy beaches, and postcard-ready lighthouses. It do...

Concorde 2.0: NASA Prepares "Quiet" Supersonic Jet That Could Transform Travel

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/11/2022, 4:00 PM

If you grew up before the 1990s, you'll remember the quasi-magical, futuristic promise that was evoked by a single word: Concorde. A supersonic jet that could virtually teleport commercial passengers between New York City and London or Paris in under three hours rather than eight, the storied Concorde was sleek and streamlined. Its name alone conjured mental images of easy wealth, indulgence, and ...

The CDC Issues Even Stricter Covid Guidance for Cruise Ships

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 02/10/2022, 4:00 PM

Much of the world has been easing pandemic restrictions lately, with European countries dropping strict entry requirements and U.S. governor after U.S. governor announcing the end of indoor mask mandates. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) appears to be bucking the trend when it comes to cruise ships. This week the federal agency released guidelines for its new voluntary Cov...

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