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Pauline Frommer Appeared on "Live with Kelly and Mark" to Discuss Couples Getaways in the United States

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 11/09/2023, 5:15 PM

You don't have to travel far—or have a passport—for a vacation brimming with romance. Pauline Frommer talked with Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos about five top destinations in the United States that deliver when it comes to love-enhancing travel, whether that means state-of-the-art spas, fabulous restaurants, adorable inns, or trips back in time. Which destinations did Pauline pick? The answers ar...

This Emergency Alert App Saved a Skier’s Life. Make Your Phone a Rescue Locator, Too.

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 11/08/2023, 8:00 AM

On a foggy day last winter at Idaho's Soldier Mountain resort (pictured above), a skier got separated from her party and wound up lost in an out-of-bounds area where neither chairlifts nor resort buildings were visible. "When that fog sets in like that it disorients you,” explained Dale Eldredge, Soldier Mountain's patrol director, in a statement. "[The lost skier] got separated from her family i...

Colosseum Underground Tour Delves Into Restored Tunnels Below Ancient Roman Monument

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/27/2023, 6:45 PM

Whether or not you think about the Roman Empire as often as the men of TikTok evidently do, you're likely to be intrigued by the opportunity to follow in gladiators' footsteps through the network of tunnels underneath the Colosseum in Rome. A guided tour now offers that chance in a newly restored portion of the ancient underground tunnels connecting the arena with the Ludus Magnus gladiatorial sc...

Visit Nevada Ghost Towns and Alien Sites with New Paranormal Passport

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/26/2023, 5:00 PM

Asked to name the most ghoulish places in the United States, you might come up with Salem, Massachusetts, for its witchy goings-on, New Orleans for the aboveground cemeteries, and Washington, D.C., for the House of Representatives (shudder). But what about Nevada? The state arguably has one of the country's most formidable paranormal pedigrees, what with its many eerie ghost towns, extraterrestr...

How Much Is a Hotel Room Gonna Cost in 2024? Where Rates Are Rising Fastest

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/23/2023, 5:30 PM

Hotel room rates in many major cities around the world are expected to continue their skyward climb in 2024—rising by double-digit percentages in many places, according to the Hotel Monitor 2024, a forecast from American Express Global Business Travel (aka Amex GBT). In considering hotel prices in more than 80 cities, analysts relied on figures from Amex GBT's "vast data lake" (which sounds like ...

Amtrak Gulf Coast Train to Restore Service (Finally!) Between New Orleans and Mobile

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/04/2023, 7:30 AM

Amtrak rail service between New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, has been suspended since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005. A long-in-the-works project to bring Amtrak trains back to the route, once known as the Gulf Coast Limited, was previously aiming for completion by the end of 2023. But Amtrak and partner organization the Southern Rail Commission now say the Gulf Coast Corridor Impr...

Norwegian Cruise Line to Add Solo Cabins to All of Its Ships by January

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 10/03/2023, 5:30 PM

Norwegian Cruise Line, which led the cruise industry by designing special cabins for people traveling on their own starting in 2010, has announced that as of January 4, 2024, all of the line's 19 ships will offer staterooms specifically designated for solo travelers. The move will mean that almost 1,000 more cabins will be sold without a single supplement to cruisers who want a stateroom all to th...

How Far Ahead to Book Flights and Other Air Travel Tips from Expedia Data Analysis

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/27/2023, 9:00 AM

Getting the timing right to save money on airfare is a perennial concern of travelers. That's why advice on when to buy and when to fly is almost as easy to find online as TikTok debates about proper plane etiquette. But while we may never get an objective ruling on whether passengers in middle seats deserve both armrests (they absolutely do), it is possible to glean some flight-timing insights f...

Venice, Italy, Officially Approves New Entrance Fee for 2024: Here Are the Rules

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/12/2023, 4:00 PM

On September 12, the city council of Venice, Italy, finalized the city's long-postponed plan to battle overcrowding by charging visitors an experimental entry fee in 2024. The final vote of 24-12 was met with protests. Here's what we know so far. Venice's entry ticket will not be required every single day in 2024. On September 5, Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro posted on social media that the entry...

Utah Stargazing: Lake Powell Glamping Site Named World’s First DarkSky Resort

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/08/2023, 7:00 AM

For the first time, the light-pollution foes at DarkSky International have added a category for "DarkSky Approved Lodging" to their register of places where the nighttime environment is exceptionally preserved. The lodging section is a short one: As of now, there's only one resort on the list. The nonprofit, formerly known as the International Dark-Sky Association, has certified scores of Dark ...

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