Why It's Good Most Big Ski Resorts in North America are on Multi-Resort Passes

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/28/2017, 5:45 PM

Skiing has always been a pricey vacation activity. But today, it’s difficult to know whether one’s investment will pay off. You reserve a room months in advance, buy your lift tickets, maybe make reservations for good après ski meals, and show up at the mountain—only to find it’s brown instead of white. True, many resorts are expert at snow making. But as dedicated skiers and snowboarders know, the...

Small Colorado Ski Resort Offers $700 Lift Ticket

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 02/01/2017, 5:00 AM

Long overshadowed by bigger, glitzier Colorado ski resorts like Aspen Snowmass and Vail, the small, usually understated Sunlight Mountain in Glenwood Springs is making a bid for attention this season with a new lift ticket going for an astronomical $700.  By comparison, peak-season, walk-up lift tickets cost $189 at Vail and $159 at Aspen Snowmass. In fact, the standard price for hitti...

Have Joint, Will Travel....And Travel...And Travel

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 11/10/2016, 11:00 PM

Though the election was a buzz kill for many, there was a silver lining for some: a growing haze of pot smoke. California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine all legalized recreational marijuana, which led industry magazine Travel Weekly to wonder if this is now the golden age of "cannabis tourism"? As the magazine noted, both Colorado and Washington State, which legalized bud several yea...

Only 12% of Visitors in Colorado Use Marijuana, Says State Tourism Office

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/22/2016, 4:00 AM

As our own Arthur Frommer pointed out recently, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado has increased the number of visits to the state—but not by as much as you might think, according to the Colorado Tourism Office. At a conference this week, state officials announced the results of a survey conducted by a market research company that found just 12% of visitors reported s...

Five More States Are About to Consider the Legalization of Marijuana, Creating the Basis for a Large New Industry of Marijuana Tourism

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 09/09/2016, 4:30 PM

(Credit:Vitezslav Valka/FreeImages)        The statistics seem irrefutable that tourism to Colorado has benefited greatly from that state's legalization of the sale and use of marijuana.  In recent surveys, large numbers of visitors have stated that it was pot that most influenced their decision to go there. And those touristic benefits are undoubtedly why Oregon, Washington, Ala...

Approaching the Final Stop of the Frommer's Book Tour: Denver! We'll Be At the Oriental Theater on February 18 at 7pm

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 02/14/2014, 8:15 PM

Its been a blast seeing the United States on this recent book tour. But all good things must come to an end and the end for the Frommer's 2014 book tour comes this upcoming Tuesday at 7pm. We're thrilled that BookBar (our host) will be putting our event in the Oriental Theater. But as always, the event will be free to all comers and my father and I hope to meet a lot of avid travelers there. ...

Thinking About a Dude Ranch Vacation This Summer? Tips from an Expert

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/13/2013, 2:45 PM

The horse may just replace the racecar, space ship and James Bond-helmed motorboat as the whiz-bang mode of transportation this summer. I make that prediction after watching the trailers for the new, Johnny Depp-helmed (he’s Tonto) version of The Lone Ranger that will be hitting movie theaters this July and seems destined for blockbuster status. Every single preview features racing stallions, ...

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