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In New York City, Rapidly Shifting Hotel Prices, Shorter Dining Hours, and More

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 04/12/2018, 5:30 PM

Every year at this time, I update the book Frommer’s EasyGuide to New York City. This involves spreadsheets of pricing, hours, and more, meaning that I’m easily able to graph the trends that shape visits to Gotham. Here’s what I’m seeing for 2018 and into 2019: Good news/bad news on hotel rates: To track hotel pricing, I use several hotel booking engines, and I test dates for the slowest travel da...

The Low Down on Shore Excursions: What You Need to Know Before Heading Off On An Ocean-Going Cruise

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 02/27/2014, 3:30 AM

Cruising is, for the most part, an easy, breezy style of vacation. Or at least that holds for the time on-board ship. But many cruisers, especially first-timers, find that shore days can be stressful. The crowds in port, the limited time, the many choices for activities and sights--it all can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. Below are some of the major issues that confront c...

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