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This Site Generates Book Recommendations for Wherever You’re Traveling

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/18/2022, 4:30 PM

A great way to prepare for an upcoming trip—aside from getting your hands on the latest Frommer's guide for your destination, of course—is to read a book or two set in the place you'll be visiting. Novels, histories, memoirs, travelogues, and works of journalism can offer unique and illuminating perspectives from a location's residents or previous visitors. But beyond the travel section, bookst...

Huge Collection of Military Vehicles Now on Display Near Yellowstone

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/18/2022, 7:00 AM

Travelers in northwest Wyoming can now tour a collection of 500 military vehicles, artillery pieces, naval vessels, and aircraft at the new National Museum of Military Vehicles in Dubois, located east of Jackson, the gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. The $100 million, 140,000-square-foot museum, which had its grand opening earlier this summer, is funded entirely by former St....

Great Smoky Mountains to Charge for Parking and Raise Camping Fees

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/16/2022, 12:00 AM

Parking at Great Smoky Mountains National Park will soon require a fee. Starting March 1, 2023, vehicles parked in any lots within the preserve, which straddles the Tennessee–North Carolina border, will need to display a daily pass for $5 or a weekly pass (good for up to 7 days) for $15. For frequent visitors, there's an annual tag costing $40. According to the National Park Service, the fee is n...

Looking for Cheaper Flights This Fall? Go West!

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/11/2022, 1:00 PM

The price of airline tickets is expected to drop significantly this autumn, as Frommer's previously reported. The latest data from Hopper, the travel booking app that tracks airfare changes, suggests that round-trip domestic airfare in September and October will cost an average of $238, down $142 from the summer high. International flights will cost less, too, but they'll still be 17% higher tha...

Seeking Long-Term Digital Nomads, Thailand Adds 10-Year Remote Visa

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/09/2022, 5:30 PM

Thailand is a mainstay on lists of the best places for digital nomads, thanks to the Southeast Asian country's tempting combo of picture-perfect beaches (Phuket is pictured above), uniquely thrilling cities—starting, of course, with Bangkok—and a low cost of living for American and European expats. Starting September 1, Thailand aims to sweeten the deal even further, opening applications for a new...

Hiking to the World’s Tallest Tree Could Get You a $5,000 Fine, Jail Time

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/03/2022, 5:15 PM

A fine of $5,000 and up to 6 months in jail await those who attempt to hike to the world's tallest tree, the National Park Service has announced. Dubbed Hyperion, the coast redwood stands at a height of more than 380 feet in a remote area of Northern California's Redwood National Park. The tree has been growing for an estimated 600 to 800 years, but things didn't get complicated until 2006, acc...

Pioneering Baseball Great Jackie Robinson Finally Gets His Own Museum

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/29/2022, 7:00 AM

This year marks the 75th anniversary of when Jackie Robinson made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, thus becoming the first Black player in Major League Baseball history. Just in time to commemorate the occasion, New York City is getting a long-delayed, much-deserved museum dedicated to the trailblazing baseball great's life and legacy in sports and civil rights activism. Located at 75 Varic...

The Train in Spain Is Free This Fall (As Long As You Don’t Go Too Far)

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/27/2022, 7:00 AM

Spain is making many types of public train travel free for riders starting September 1, the government has announced. For the last four months of the year, a 100% discount will go into effect for commuter and medium-distance trips operated by Renfe, the state-owned rail network. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez described the measure as a way to ease the burden of inflation for Spanish residents, but...

Museums Across the U.S. Offering Free Admission on Museum Day: How to Participate

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/20/2022, 4:15 PM

A date has been set for this year's Museum Day, the annual event during which museums and other cultural centers across the United States offer free admission for one glorious day of edutainment. Organized by Smithsonian magazine, the 18th Museum Day will take place Saturday, September 17. Dozens of institutions have already signed on to participate, with more to come. To find a facility near w...

New High-Speed Rail Service Connecting Rome’s Airport with Florence and Naples

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/20/2022, 7:00 AM

New high-speed rail options between Rome's Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and the cities of Florence and Naples launched last week, giving travelers fresh, zippy reasons not to rent cars or mess with extra flights while visiting Italy. Offered by state-run rail operator Trenitalia, the three new Frecciarossa routes directly connect the Roman hub—officially known as Leonardo da Vinci International Airpor...

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