MGM Resorts Bringing Back a Favorite Vegas Perk

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/19/2020, 10:00 AM

When the Las Vegas Strip reopens after the coronavirus lockdown, free parking will be making a Sin City comeback as well.  Once a standard feature at casino hotels along the Strip, the perk began to disappear in 2016, when MGM Resorts led the way in eliminating free parking at its 12 Vegas properties.  Most other resorts in town followed, though Wynn Resorts went back to free parking at its ...

St. Lucia's Reopening Plan Might Predict the Future of Caribbean Vacations

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 05/18/2020, 4:00 PM

To date, the mountainous Caribbean paradise of St. Lucia has recorded just 18 Covid-19 cases. Everyone has recovered, and the island wants to get back to business. The problem for this family-friendly isle is that its biggest market, the United States, has the most viral cases on the planet. How can you get back to business if your main customer is so troubled? St. Lucia's authorities have c...

Send Your Taste Buds on a Road Trip with These Regional Recipes

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/18/2020, 3:00 PM

Long before "foodie travel" became a term anybody used, Jane and Michael Stern published Roadfood in 1977. That first guidebook to the best regional eateries in the United States spawned a whole series of books as well as a beloved website with the same name. But with no one hitting the road much these days, Roadfood has pivoted to recipes, supplying home chefs with instructions for re-creating...

Our Weekly Travel Podcasts: Airline Masks, Charities, and Border Testing

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/18/2020, 2:00 PM

Each week, Frommer's brings you two fresh podcasts stuffed with travel tips, news, and inspiration. Recordings are made from our weekly call-in show on WABC in New York and our nationally syndicated radio program. Listen anytime at  Masks and Covid-19 test results have become the year's must-have items for travelers. Yet airlines are reportedly not enforcing thei...

L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl Cancels Summer Concerts

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/14/2020, 8:30 AM

For the first time in 98 years, there will be no concerts this summer at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.  The Greek-style outdoor amphitheater, set in a canyon in the Hollywood Hills, is the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra. But the venue also hosts an array of performances in a number of music genres—classical, jazz, pop, soul, rock, country, and many more—as well as fi...

Extreme Social Distancing: Restaurant for One Opens in Swedish Meadow

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/13/2020, 9:00 AM

You don't have to worry about sitting too close to other diners at a new restaurant in Sweden. The restaurant's name, Bord för En, translates to Table for One, and it's just that: one table for one diner in the middle of a field.  There are no waiters. The preset menu's three courses arrive in a picnic basket from the kitchen window (about 50 yards away) via a rope-and-pulley system.  The...

Now You Can Order Airplane Food at Home for Some Reason

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/12/2020, 5:00 PM

Stir-craziness among some grounded travelers has evidently grown so acute that they've developed a hankering for airplane snacks.  Imperfect Foods, a grocery delivery service that reduces food waste by hooking up online users with surplus stock and misshapen though perfectly safe produce, has begun selling JetBlue snack packs. The airline's containers of cheese, dried fruits, and drier crack...

Iceland to Reopen June 15 Using Testing and Tracing

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 05/12/2020, 5:00 PM

Update, June 30: Iceland has updated its policy to conform to recommendations by the European Union. Americans are no longer welcomed. For complete information, see our feature about the rules of entry for most European countries.  Iceland, one of the most popular but least populated European countries, is ready to reopen its borders to outsiders again. On June 15 at the latest, the country's ...

2020’s Ranking of the World’s Best Airports (Remember Airports?)

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/12/2020, 8:00 AM

Do you miss airports? We've been in lockdown so long, we've even started to develop nostalgic feelings for LaGuardia.  For those of you who also yearn to stuff your toiletries into plastic baggies again, Skytrax has released its well-regarded annual ranking of the world's best airports, based on surveys taken between September 2019 and February 2020 from customers from over 100 countries.   ...

A Blow to Broadway: Shows Won't Reopen Until September 6

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/12/2020, 7:00 AM

The show must go on—except when there's a global health crisis. The Broadway League, the trade association for the theatrical industry, announced that the lights in New York City's Theater District would stay dimmed for a few more months. All Broadway performances will be canceled until September 6—at least. Ticket holders should get an email before May 18 with instructions on how to get ref...

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