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One of Brazil’s Visa Requirements Could Get You Kidnapped, Consumer Group Says

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/05/2024, 2:15 PM

This post, originally published December 26, 2023, has been updated with new information. As Frommer's has previously reported, Brazil's electronic visa for travelers from the United States, Canada, and Australia is set to return in 2024. Previously expected to launch in October 2023 and later postponed to January 2024, the current target date for the visa's reinstatement is April 10. After ...

Play with Cute Baby Goats Whenever You Want by Staying at Goat Daddy’s Farm

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/04/2024, 7:00 AM

If you're the type of traveler who'd rank access to baby goats up there with free Wi-Fi on your amenities wish list, we've got just the place for you. Goat Daddy's Farm and Animal Sanctuary in Elgin, South Carolina, has amassed more than 4 million followers on TikTok, thanks in large part to a steady stream of videos showcasing the dairy operation's youngest residents bleating, bottle-feeding, ca...

The Most On-Time Airlines and Airports of 2023

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/02/2024, 5:45 PM

More than 32 million passenger flights were scheduled in 2023, and global carriers managed to stay punctual about 83% of the time, according to a new report from Cirium, an aviation analytics company. North America's record wasn't quite as impressive, with an overall on-time arrival rate of 74.45%, per the report. But look on the bright side: At least 2023's figure is (virtually) no worse than 2...

Disney World Has Quietly Removed an Entire Park from Its Daily Lineup

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 12/22/2023, 4:45 PM

Ask any theme park aficionado to list all the things you can do during a day at Walt Disney World near Orlando, and you'll hear the resort's inventory rattled off as easily as the alphabet: four theme parks, two water-slide parks, a huge shopping district, a sports center, and more than 20 resort hotels.Not so fast. That list was correct from 1995 until 2020, but not anymore.Disney World has actual...

Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral Sets a Reopening Date

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 12/12/2023, 2:45 PM

UPDATE, December 12: Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is on track to reopen to the public on December 8, 2024, French President Emmanuel Macron announced exactly one year before that date. The 96-meter (315-foot) spire has been reconstructed to look just as it did before a fire in 2019 caused extensive damage to the church, leading to its closure. According to Macron, when the structure reopens la...

In Singapore, Public Transport Buses Have Been Transformed Into Luxury Hotel Rooms

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 11/30/2023, 5:00 PM

Singapore has one of the world's best public transit systems, according to a 2023 survey from Time Out. In fact, the Southeast Asian city-state's public buses are apparently so nice they can be used as luxury hotel rooms after being decommissioned. That's exactly what has happened at the Bus Collective, a brand-new lodging option—the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, per a press release—featur...

Irresistible Golden Dog Farm in Vermont Invites Visitors to Play with Gaggle of Golden Retrievers

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 11/29/2023, 6:30 PM

The average cost of a single talk therapy session in the U.S. ranges from $100 to $200, according to a 2019 report. We're not mental health professionals or anything, but we've discovered a guaranteed way to elevate your mood at a relative bargain: For $75, you can spend an hour in the presence of 10 or so golden retrievers on a farm in Vermont. Launched earlier this autumn to coincide with leaf...

Venmo Groups: A New Tool for Managing Expenses on Group Trips

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 11/17/2023, 5:15 PM

When it comes to organizing a group trip, the Type A member of your crew already has enough to do, what with booking sunrise yoga classes and laminating copies of the itinerary to distribute to everybody. That tortured soul shouldn't also have to maintain a multitab, color-coded spreadsheet showing who owes whom what for which train tickets, dinners, cocktails, cover fares, bail money, and other ...

These Northern Lights Cruises in Norway Guarantee You'll See the Aurora Borealis

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 11/16/2023, 4:30 PM

Travelers who long to spot the northern lights should consider booking a trip with Hurtigruten. The company, which has been shipping cargo and passengers along the coast of Norway since 1893, makes a "Northern Lights Promise" to anyone who books a sailing of 11 days or longer "during the auroral season," defined by Hurtigruten as lasting from September 26 to March 31. If the magical phenomenon d...

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...

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