Planning a European Road Trip? The Safest and Most Dangerous Countries for Driving

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/01/2024, 7:00 AM

The ease and affordability of train travel in Europe make a strong case for riding the rails to get around the continent as a tourist rather than renting a car. Plus, trains are better for the environment and don't require passengers to learn foreign traffic laws, find parking, calculate gasoline prices by the liter, or, horror of horrors, negotiate a roundabout. But if you have your heart set o...

$99 Deal Alert! Cheap Flights to Amsterdam, Other European Cities on Sale for Leap Day

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 02/28/2024, 3:45 PM

We only get a Leap Day once every 4 years, so how are you going to seize the day on Feb. 29, 2024? How about by booking an affordable flight to Europe? (Speaking of stuff rarely seen.) Iceland's no-frills upstart Play airline, which launched operations a little more than 2 years ago, is running a sale this week for flights from the United States to Europe starting at just $99 one way. You'll ne...

Disney World to Give Free Water Park Tickets in 2025! But There's a Big Catch

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/26/2024, 4:45 PM

You might have seen some breathless proclamation this week about Walt Disney World's newly announced freebie."Guests staying at Disney World’s resort hotels to get free water park entry," USA Today trumpeted. Yeah, about that. There's a huge catch that will keep most vacationers from being able to use the offer. It's true that Disney World, which is located near Orlando, Florida, will grant guests ...

United Airlines, Matching Its Competition, Hikes Checked Bag Fees

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/23/2024, 8:30 PM

What's the point of having "competition" among airlines if they all raise prices in lockstep?Perhaps United Airlines believed that it could minimize news coverage of the deed by announcing it on a Friday. But we caught it: The airline has hiked baggage fees for all flights in North America, from $35 to $40.That's for one bag. If passengers need to check a second bag, United jacked up the price of t...

Find Out How Your Airport Will Spend Its Share of $1 Billion in White House Grants

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/20/2024, 7:00 AM

Late last week, the Biden administration announced that it will earmark nearly $1 billion—$970 million to be precise—to make major improvements at 114 airports across the United States. The funds come from an existing $5 billion grant program enabled by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that was part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed by President Joe Biden in 2021. The grants a...

Flights to Ireland Plus a Car for a Week for Just $599! How Is It Possible?

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/15/2024, 7:30 AM

Frommer's has been around since 1957, so we've seen quite a few things change in travel—and not all of them for the better. (Can we just admit that airline deregulation did not deliver on its promises?)But now and then, we find a straggler from travel's easier, more affordable days. And on those occasions, it pays to pause and shine our spotlight on money-saving strategies that have somehow persist...

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...

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