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Polish Vodka Museum Opens in Warsaw

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/12/2018, 8:00 AM

There's some dispute about where vodka was born. Both Poland and Russia lay claim to having produced the first batch of the transparent spirit from distilled grains or potatoes more than five centuries ago. Since the stuff has become so deeply embedded in both countries' cultures and economies—not to mention their citizens' bloodstreams—we're content to call it a tie.  Poland has arguably la...

Pokémon Go Goes Where It Shouldn't

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/14/2016, 12:30 PM

Digital creatures from the popular smartphone game Pokémon Go, which overlays images onto the real world when you look at them through your mobile device, have been found at somber sites including the former concentration camp Auschwitz in Poland, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, and the National September 11 Memorial in New York City. The game is currently availa...

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...

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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