More Trouble for American Queen Voyages: Now Agents Are Boycotting It

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 02/12/2024, 5:15 PM

Update:, Feb. 23, 2024 American Queen Voyages has ceased operations. Find out more about that here.Even though American Queen Voyages' small-boat, multi-day cruises on the waterways of the United States are well-reviewed by many of the customers who book them, choices by its management have not been as warmly received—and now the line in trouble. Some of the most powerful travel advisors in the co...

Camping at Woodstock Festival Site Now an Option—Minus the Mud and Bad Acid (We Hope)

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 02/06/2024, 7:00 AM

August 2024 marks the 55th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock festival, a landmark event of baby-boomerdom dedicated to peace, love, mud, and a once-in-a-lifetime musical lineup that included, across 3 days of performances, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Santana, Joan Baez, and, for some reason, Sha Na Na. The festival unfolded on the grounds of a dairy farm in Beth...

'The White Lotus' Season 3 Hotels in Thailand Are Reportedly Revealed

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/26/2024, 8:00 AM

Among TV shows that inspire travel, HBO's The White Lotus arguably holds the top spot, even though the luxury vacations depicted in the first and second seasons of Mike White's acclaimed series have involved significantly less happiness than ennui, deception, narcissism, and murder. Sicily saw such a surge in interest after appearing as the setting for the show's second season (which we discussed ...

Can I Get a Turbulence Forecast for My Flight? Check This Free Online Map

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/24/2024, 7:00 AM

Scientists have determined that flights are getting bumpier and that climate change could make the skies even choppier in years to come. If that prospect gives you the jitters about an upcoming flight, at least there's now a way to find out what you're in for. Turbli is a handy website designed to supply travelers with free turbulence forecasts based on the "same data sources that pilots and ai...

New Apple Update Allows Travelers to Finally Stream from iPhones or iPads to Hotel TVs

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/19/2024, 2:30 PM

There are some 136 million iPhone users in the United States, yet most televisions in hotels and on cruise ships are not configured to allow guests to stream from Apple devices.Android users have enjoyed more widely accepted accommodations that give them the ability to break free from the limited entertainment offerings on in-room TVs, but Apple's proprietary system software has prevented the easy ...

New Tulum International Airport Connects Mexico Hot Spot to These U.S. Cities

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/15/2024, 7:00 PM

Reaching Tulum, Mexico, from the United States will get a lot easier this spring. The brand-new Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport—aka Tulum International Airport (TQO)—is scheduled to receive its first flights from points north of the U.S. border on March 28, when Delta Air Lines launches service from Atlanta. The airport officially opened December 1, 2023, but so far only Mexican ca...

Turkey Drops Visa Requirement for North Americans, Granting Free Entry

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/05/2024, 3:00 PM

In a flash of good news that got lost in the shuffle of holiday celebrations and grim headlines, one of the most exciting destinations in Europe has decided to stop charging Americans and Canadians for tourist visas.Between April 2023 and the end of that year, Turkey required tourists from the U.S. to register ahead and pay about $51.50 to obtain an entry visa good for stays of up to 90 days in any...

One of Brazil’s Visa Requirements Could Get You Kidnapped, Consumer Group Says

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/05/2024, 2:15 PM

This post, originally published December 26, 2023, has been updated with new information. As Frommer's has previously reported, Brazil's electronic visa for travelers from the United States, Canada, and Australia is set to return in 2024. Previously expected to launch in October 2023 and later postponed to January 2024, the current target date for the visa's reinstatement is April 10. After ...

Play with Cute Baby Goats Whenever You Want by Staying at Goat Daddy’s Farm

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/04/2024, 7:00 AM

If you're the type of traveler who'd rank access to baby goats up there with free Wi-Fi on your amenities wish list, we've got just the place for you. Goat Daddy's Farm and Animal Sanctuary in Elgin, South Carolina, has amassed more than 4 million followers on TikTok, thanks in large part to a steady stream of videos showcasing the dairy operation's youngest residents bleating, bottle-feeding, ca...

The Most On-Time Airlines and Airports of 2023

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/02/2024, 5:45 PM

More than 32 million passenger flights were scheduled in 2023, and global carriers managed to stay punctual about 83% of the time, according to a new report from Cirium, an aviation analytics company. North America's record wasn't quite as impressive, with an overall on-time arrival rate of 74.45%, per the report. But look on the bright side: At least 2023's figure is (virtually) no worse than 2...

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