Vail Resorts Cuts Price of Multiresort Ski Pass by 20% for 2021–22

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/26/2021, 2:00 PM

A season pass to ski at some of the top mountain resorts in North America will be significantly cheaper next winter. Vail Resorts, which operates dozens of properties, began selling its Epic Pass this week for the 2021–22 ski season—and the price is 20% lower than last year. For $783, skiers and snowboarders get unlimited access at 37 resorts with the pass. Previously, the cost was $979. Accord...

Staples Will Laminate Your Covid-19 Vaccination Card for Free Until May 1

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 03/25/2021, 1:00 PM

Office supply giant Staples is laminating customers' Covid-19 vaccination record cards for free until May 1. Why would you want that? Because having proof of vaccination will soon be imperative for many types of travel—cruise lines and whole countries have already announced or suggested that they will only accept vaccinated visitors in the future. Preserving the paper innoculation card, which is...

Cities With the Best Options for Vegetarian Travelers: A Global Ranking

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/25/2021, 1:00 PM

What are the world's best cities for vegetarians? Berlin-based housing site Nestpick set out to answer that question with a global ranking based on nine different criteria, including the affordability of fruits and vegetables, the number of vegetarian- and vegan-friendly restaurants, and the frequency of veg-oriented events and festivals in 75 cities across six continents. Though the Vegetarian C...

Royal Caribbean Adds Ship in Bermuda to Serve U.S. Vacationers This Summer

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/24/2021, 10:00 AM

Update, May 20, 2021: Citing the prospect of large cruise ships returning to the United States soon, Royal Caribbean canceled plans to cruise from Bermuda on Vision of the Seas. The cruise industry continues to plan a summer comeback that will happen outside the jurisdiction of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Royal Caribbean has announced that its ship Vision of the Seas (...

Harry Truman’s Key West Home Now Offering Spins in His Presidential Limo

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/22/2021, 1:00 PM

Harry S Truman paid 11 visits to Key West, Florida, during the years of his presidency, 1945–53. He'd spend his leisure hours fishing and, like many a Key West tourist since, looking awkward in tropical-print casual wear. (Pres. Harry Truman, center, with his official party during a 1951 visit to Key West / National Archives and Records Administration) The place where Truman stayed, which became ...

Where Your Income Will Make You Happiest: A Look at Relocation Around the Planet

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 03/22/2021, 11:00 AM

As more Americans became remote workers over the last year, the travel experience temporarily shifted from vacations to relocations. People who were fortunate enough to be flexible scratched their travel itch by pulling up roots and trying a new home base. It's one of the reasons behind the popularity of our recent stories about the best small cities in the U.S. for residents, the places where peo...

Bigfoot Bounty in Oklahoma: Get $2 Million Just For Capturing Sasquatch There

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/19/2021, 2:00 PM

Here's your chance to solve a centuries-old mystery and make millions—or at least spend a few pleasant days in the woods. Oklahoma lawmaker Justin Humphrey, a member of the state's House of Representatives, introduced a bill back in January to establish a Bigfoot hunting season. The legislator's district in southeastern Oklahoma claims to rank among the top 10 places for Sasquatch sightings. That...

Yes, Some People Were Happy in 2020: A New Poll of the Most Joyous Nationalities

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 03/19/2021, 1:00 PM

Read most any self-help book, and at some point it will advise you to surround yourself with happy people. To which I'd reply: Tell that to my mother-in-law. (Insert rimshot here.) Does the advice apply to travel, too? Should we surround ourselves with happy places? If so, we should all head to Finland soon. For the fourth year in a row, the good folks at Gallup World Poll have declared the Finns ...

Cruise Companies Are Still Touring Alaska This Summer—Without Cruise Ships

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/16/2021, 3:00 PM

Barring the unlikely success of emergency legislation in the U.S. Congress, there won't be ocean cruises to Alaska this summer. Due to longstanding laws requiring foreign-flagged ships to stop at an international port during U.S. voyages, Canada's decision to ban cruise ships until 2022 effectively put the kibosh on cruise sailings to Alaska from the Lower 48. But customers will still be able to...

A New Nordic Airline Steps in to Launch Low-Cost Transatlantic Flights

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/15/2021, 2:00 PM

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Anybody know how to translate that adage into Norwegian? It's only been about two months since Scandinavian low-cost carrier Norwegian Air axed long-haul service to the U.S. in order to focus on flights in Europe amid the company's dire financial troubles. Now Bjørn Kjos, the guy w...

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