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$5/Day One-Way Car Rentals to Florida Right Now

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/20/2017, 11:00 PM

It's time for the Great Florida Drive-In. Each autumn, the major rental car brands need to shift inventory to their parking lots in Florida to meet winter tourist demand.  Normally, it'll cost a hefty extra fee to drop off a rental car in a different location than where you picked it up. Not right now. For the next few weeks, renters in the northeastern United States will find deals that hover aro...

Depending on Whether Authorities Have Reduced the Threat of Zika, Florida Might Otherwise be an Unusually Favorable Destination for Your Winter Vacation

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 09/22/2016, 4:15 PM

Florida is feeling wild this year. No state has had worse recent luck than Florida in attracting tourism, and that might create better conditions for your own trip there. First you had the terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Then you had Hurricane Hermine. In between was the devastating announcement that Zika infections had been discovered in the Wynwood Arts D...

Government Softens Miami Zika Warning

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/21/2016, 4:00 AM

Crediting the effectiveness of aerial pesticide spraying, U.S. health officials are no longer advising pregnant women to stay out of Miami's Wynwood arts district due to an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus there. No new cases of Zika have been reported in Wynwood since early August, and Florida officials announced on Monday that the area is no longer an active infection zone. ...

Of the Many Popular Tourist Destinations, Only a Tiny Handful Deserve to be Regarded as So Possibly Unsafe as to Warrant Your Avoiding Them

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 08/14/2016, 6:15 PM

One of the oddities in financial matters is that a large number of successful Wall Street types make their money by betting on those stocks whose prospects are bad.  After all, the stock market can go down as well as up, and by successfully "shorting" the disappointing stocks, you can frequently do as well as those people who always look for the stocks that go up in value.   A similar ...

CDC Issues Unprecedented Travel Warning for Miami

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/03/2016, 12:00 PM

For the first time ever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel warning for a location in the United States. Following an outbreak of 14 confirmed cases of Zika virus in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, the CDC recommends that pregnant women not travel to the affected area. Those who have been to Wynwood any time since June 15 are advised to speak to the...

App for Speeding Up Customs Process Now Live at 14 Airports

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/12/2016, 9:45 PM

A mobile app designed to move you through customs quickly and efficiently is now available at 14 of the country's international airports. The latest addition, Washington Dulles in the nation's capital, joins Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Newark, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle; Raleigh Durham and Tampa are up next. Available ...

Eight Airlines Granted Tentative Approval for Flights to Havana

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/07/2016, 11:30 PM

Seems like there's a fresh piece of Cuba-related travel news every day. The latest: eight US airlines have received tentative approval from the Department of Transportation to operate direct flights to Havana. The flights could start taking off as early as September—when they do, they'll be the first commercial US flights to Cuba's capital city in more than 50 years. Here are the winning airli...

Miami, Jammed with Winter Tourists, Has Grown in Culture and Cuisine, Becoming Far More Attractive Than Ever Before

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 02/04/2014, 6:15 PM

     Miami, Florida, a capital of cuisine?  A name to rank with Hong Kong, San Francisco, and New Orleans?      So help me, it's true.  I have just returned from a short stay in Florida's largest resort city, where I had some of the best meals of my life.      And why has this occurred?  It's because of an obvious influx of restauranteurs, visitors, and new residents, from Latin Americ...

Next Up On The Frommer's Book Tour: Coral Gables, FL on January 27

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/27/2014, 3:15 PM

Not to gloat, but there are perks to dashing around the country on a book tour, especially if it takes you to gorgeous Miami. I'm typing this in front of a swimming pool, as I check over my notes on a speech that tells folks how to get to places this lovely. And for Miami, that will likely include ski destinations (we're constantly changing the speech we give). So if you live in this w...

A Guest Blog from David Paul Appell On What's New and Noteworthy in Miami This Fall and Winter

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/27/2013, 2:30 PM

We're proud to present a guest post today by David Paul Appell of Tripatini.com. David is also the author of the upcoming Frommer's EasyGuide to Miami & Key West, which will be hitting bookstore shelves in November. A brilliant book (if I do say so myself), written by a longtime resident of Miami who clearly loves his city, it will introduce you to sides of Miami that you've likely never e...

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