advertisement

Support Out-of-Work Chefs and Get a Taste of Travel at the Same Time

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 12/29/2020, 11:00 AM

"Food is everything we are," the late, great Anthony Bourdain once said. "It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It's inseparable from those from the get-go.” Those words still ring true today. Eating can be an elemental and transporting experience—and trying foods from different cultures is one of t...

West Virginia Is Home to the USA's Newest National Park

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/28/2020, 2:00 PM

You might have missed a noteworthy provision in the funding bill that was passed by Congress last week and finally signed, after a surprise delay, by Pres. Trump on Sunday night.  In addition to providing some pandemic relief and keeping the government going, the package has given the United States a new national park. West Virginia's New River Gorge National River, located in the Appalachia...

50 Percent Off a Save-Now, Go-Later Mexican Luxury Beach Vacation

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 12/23/2020, 7:00 PM

In normal times, it can be difficult to get a spot at The Fives Beach Hotel & Residences, a Playa del Carmen property that's popular with return visitors. The all-inclusive resort stands out for having a wide variety of dining options—10 restaurants and bars—as well as a lot of different activities, and, of course, beaches for days. The staff, too, inspires loyalty. They're a gracious, creativ...

Camel Races, "Grass Mowing," Saunas, Singapore's Food Stalls, and More Get Heritage Status

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/18/2020, 6:00 PM

Singapore's food stalls, Middle Eastern camel races, North African couscous, and Finland's saunas have all been officially recognized as invaluable expressions of humanity's "intangible cultural heritage." The designation was awarded to those traditions and about two dozen more by UNESCO, which has kept a running tally of the globe's noteworthy festivals, foods, folk dances, arts, music styles,...

A Holiday Rarity: Stream a Real British Panto for Free

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 12/18/2020, 5:00 PM

The British pantomime, or panto, is one of those beloved cultural institutions that simply doesn't travel. Either you're in the United Kingdom during panto season (late November to mid-January), or you miss the chance to experience this boisterous, freewheeling, off-the-wall theatrical tradition. Not this year! Through a complicated twist of fate (I'll get to that in a second), the entire world...

Yikes! “Brain-Eating Amoeba” Is Moving North from Southern U.S. Lakes

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/17/2020, 7:00 PM

A deadly "brain-eating amoeba" that thrives in warm lakes and rivers has long been a cause for concern among vacationers who take dips in natural swimming holes in Southern U.S. states such as Florida and Texas.  Now a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests the nasty little bug is moving north.  Published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases—pick ...

Japan’s “Crying Therapy” Walking Tours Seek Healing Through Sob Stories

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/16/2020, 8:00 PM

If you've been crying more lately due to, oh, everything, tell your concerned friends and family that you're not having a breakdown—you're practicing a Japanese therapy called rui-katsu.  The term, which translates to "tear seeking," refers to purposeful weeping sessions designed to reduce stress and get participants in touch with their emotions.  "Crying therapist" Hidefumi Yoshida (picture...

Maps: The Most Popular Holiday Gifts and Sweet Treats Across the USA

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 12/16/2020, 6:00 PM

It may say something about the slow job market that the folks at the career site Zippia seem to have enough time on their hands to do deep dives into Google search holiday data. But I'm thankful they did, because they came up with a pair of fascinating maps, each of which gives a profile of the American personality, state-by-state. One map (it's at the bottom of this post, but click here to see...

Amazing Photos Let You Explore Sweden’s Icehotel Without Freezing Your Tuchus Off

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/15/2020, 8:00 PM

The 31st iteration of Sweden's Icehotel opened its frosty doors to the public on December 11. The frozen palace is world-famous for being sculpted each winter from ice and snow taken from the Torne River in the tiny village of Jukkasjärvi, north of the Arctic Circle. The seasonal portion of the hotel—there's also a year-round version called Icehotel 365—will accept overnight guests through Apri...

Steeply Discounted Dude Ranch Vacations in Arizona

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 12/15/2020, 12:00 AM

We may not be able to travel in the coming weeks, but there's no rule against planning travel for the future. The key is to make smart decisions. That's why we were so pleased to see the following deals come down the transom. Not only are the prices remarkable (a 40% savings on both), but also, each comes with no-questions-asked cancellations for full refunds, meaning they're absolutely risk-fr...

Displaying entries 31 - 40 of 1410 in total