Delta’s New Airport Screens Can Show 100 People Different Views Simultaneously

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/10/2022, 7:00 AM

What's the word for when a thing is kind of cool yet kind of creepy at the same time? Oh, right. Technology. Delta Air Lines is trying out something that's very technology at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). A mind-bending digital info screen, developed in partnership with Misapplied Sciences and dubbed Parallel Reality, will debut in beta form on June 29 near the Delta Sky Clu...

Pauline Frommer: I'm Often Asked How to Become a Travel Writer, And I Suggest This Event

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/03/2022, 9:00 AM

(Note: This post was updated July 12, 2022)Every year, I give about a dozen speeches on travel across North America. When I sign books afterwards, a familiar scenario inevitably will play out. I’ll hand back the book that I've just autographed and notice that the individual standing in front of me looks very, very nervous… and doesn’t want to move away from the table. She or he will chit-chat for a...

A Tech Solution to Make Cruising with Food Allergies Safer, Simpler

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 06/03/2022, 9:00 AM

In what appears to be an industry first, Carnival Cruise Line will be offering customized menus based on food allergies using touch-screen tablets at all dining venues on all ships.Called "Menu Mate," the program will work like this: When you arrive at a dining venue, the server will ask about any food allergies, then enter them into the tablet (or you can do the tapping yourself). The tablet will...

This New Long-Distance Bus Service Has a Bed for Each Passenger

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/01/2022, 9:00 AM

A new luxury coach service wants to make buses with beds a viable alternative to air travel. Known as Napaway Coach, the start-up offers passengers rides on a bus equipped with 18 "private suites," each with two seats that can be converted into one lie-flat bed (pictured above) measuring 6.5-feet long and 40 inches wide. You also get a memory foam mattress pad, bedding, pillows, and other sleep...

How to Skip Long TSA Lines for Free—Without TSA PreCheck

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/31/2022, 4:00 PM

Last Sunday, more than 1,000 passengers missed flights at Ireland's Dublin Airport because of epic security lines caused by staffing shortages. Anyone who has waited in one of the seemingly endless TSA queues that have emerged on this side of the pond lately can easily imagine the same type of scenario happening in the U.S. Fortunately, there's a way around the lines. And I don't mean TSA PreChe...

New Airline Selling Incredibly Low-Cost Fares Between New York and London

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/31/2022, 10:00 AM

Bargains on airfare are few and far between this year, but a start-up European airline is bucking the trend—and on one of the world's most popular transatlantic routes. Norse Atlantic Airways, a Norway-based low-cost carrier that debuted last year, began selling tickets on Friday for its new transatlantic service between New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London's Gat...

This (Possibly Cursed) Presidential Palace Just Opened to the Public for the First Time

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/24/2022, 5:15 PM

South Korea's hottest attraction right now is an empty house that's said to have bad feng shui. Cheong Wa Dae, also known as the Blue House for the thousands of blue tiles decorating its roof, served as the presidential palace in Seoul starting in 1948. But as one of his first acts in office, new South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol moved the presidential base earlier this month to the country'...

WATCH: The Neck Pillow Hack That Saves Luggage Space—and Money

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/24/2022, 7:45 AM

A TikTok user appears to have achieved the rare travel-hack trifecta, devising a trick that could save money, save space in a carry-on, and improve comfort levels on an airplane, all at the same time. In a video viewed more than 10 million times (click here if you don't see the video below), Atlanta-based TikTokker Kristen Black shows herself making a DIY neck pillow out of some clothes she's trav...

Celebrity Cruises Is Running a Jaw-Dropping Sale—but Not for Long

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 05/20/2022, 5:00 PM

Inflation seems to be driving up prices for all types of travel but one: cruises. Case in point: Celebrity Cruises is selling weeklong Alaskan and Caribbean sailings starting at just $399. That rate isn't limited to cruises in the near future, either. Passengers who book before June 2 can snag staterooms at the discounted price for voyages through the end of April 2023. The cost for Celebrity'...

What's the Most LGBTQ+-Friendly Country in Europe? This Ranking Declares a Clear Winner

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/16/2022, 2:00 PM

Travelers concerned with visiting places that protect the rights of LGBTQ+ people might want to circle Malta on the map. The Mediterranean island nation received the highest score in this year's Rainbow Europe report, an annual ranking of European countries by how close they've come to achieving full LGBTQ+ equality. Released each year since 2009 by the advocacy group ILGA-Europe (International ...

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