Boost Your Overseas Vacation with a Free Stopover in Switzerland or Belgium

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/21/2018, 8:00 AM

If you've ever longed to take a vacation from your vacation, maybe you should opt for an airline stopover. That's when a plane makes a days-long pit stop on the way to its final destination, giving passengers a chance to squeeze in an extra mini vacation in the connecting city.  Best of all, some airlines don't charge customers additional fees for the interlude—instead, they treat the journey as ...

The World's Biggest Bouncy House

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/28/2016, 4:00 AM

A company called V-Formation has created what's being billed as the world's largest bouncy house.  Dubbed The Beast, the inflatable behemoth stretches across a length of 893 feet—though the company would like to extend that to a nice round 1,000 feet. It's not just for kids and it's not just for jumping. Crossing the entire thing requires bouncing your way through a snaking obstacle co...

Bill to Tighten Airport Security and Speed Up Lines Gets the Go-Ahead

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/07/2016, 12:00 PM

A bipartisan aviation bill designed to heighten airport security measures while shortening security lines was approved by the transportation committees in both houses of Congress on Wednesday. The bill would also require airlines to give you a refund for fees for checked bags when luggage is lost or delayed 12 hours or more on domestic flights or 15 hours or more on international flights. ...

Today's Eurail Pass: A Conversation on What Travelers Need to Know

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/24/2016, 4:30 PM

The Eurail Pass is not new, but it’s still not as well known among first-time travelers to Europe as it should be. The pass, which has a number of different iterations, allows vacationers to hop on and hop off European trains within a set number of days each month, for one reasonable rate. It allows those who wish to see a number of different destinations on the continent to do so in a conveni...

Now More Than Ever, The American Traveler Will Find Additional Reasons for Scheduling a Stay in Belgium on their Next European Trip

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 04/01/2016, 12:45 AM

Bruges, Belgium (Photo credit: Neilhooting/Flickr)      The tragedy of terrorism in Brussels is what comes to mind, unfortunately, when we now think of the Belgian capital.  Some 35 persons were killed, and more than 311 injured, by bombs set off in recent days at the Brussels airport and one of its subway stations.         I have a different recollection of that city ...

Why I, Personally, Will Continue to Travel Abroad, Despite the Latest Global Travel Alert

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/24/2015, 3:45 PM

This morning I told my daughter I was going to write about the worldwide travel alert and she gave me a worried glance. "Mom if you tell people to travel and then something happens, they'll blame you," she said. But it's not quite that simple because, realistically, something will ALWAYS happen, whether you're traveling or not. And as an American, I know it will more likely happen to me he...

Though It Sometimes Seems that Europe is Inundated with Tourists, That Isn't the Case with Six Locations that I Enthusiastically Recommend

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 03/08/2014, 5:15 PM

In Europe, where do you go where the tourists aren't?  Mind you, I'm not looking for places with no tourism at all, but those whose tourist numbers are moderate and harmless.        And why is the search for low-scale tourism so important?  It's because the great cities of western Europe have grown so popular that some are often difficult to visit.  Pick the wrong time of year for your...

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