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This Midwest American Town Is Turning 350 Years Old

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/03/2018, 7:15 PM

You might have heard that New Orleans and San Antonio are each celebrating a 300th birthday this year. Both cities made our list of the Best Places to Go in 2018 for that very reason.  But it's likely you missed the news about another riverside municipality's big milestone—even though it bests the other two by half a century.  Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan turns 350 this year.  The Soo, as it's kn...

Tips on Getting the Most Out of Your 2018 Summer Vacation

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/30/2018, 4:00 PM

Remember when summer really meant vacation? I’m talking, of course, of the time before you were able to vote, when summer meant freedom from school and adventures at camp, a fun summer job, or long lazy days doing very little. However you did it, summer was a break from the daily routine—and a welcome one. But for most of us, summer now means the same commute, the same job, the same responsibiliti...

Summer Ban on Late-Night Public Drinking in Rome

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/14/2017, 4:00 AM

Late-night drinking on the streets and piazzas of Rome is against the law this summer. Hoping to curb bad behavior by drunken locals and tourists alike, the city has enacted a new rule banning the public consumption of alcoholic drinks out of glass containers from 10pm to 7am daily; guzzling booze from any other type of container while you're on the street isn't allowed after midnight.  ...

Optimism and Drive Will Help Tardy Travelers Find Late-Summer Vacation Vacancies

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 06/27/2017, 12:00 AM

Think it's too late to book a summer trip to one of the top destinations in the U.S.? Think again, says Arthur Frommer....

Vacation in One of the Less Popular Destinations This Summer for a Fine Travel Experience

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 05/22/2017, 12:00 AM

Where should you travel this summer? Off the beaten path, says Arthur Frommer.

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Dates for Summer's Cheapest Airfares

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/20/2017, 4:00 AM

As you plan your summer travels, here's a day to circle on your calendar: June 6. That's when airfares should be at their lowest during the period from June through September, according to an analysis of thousands of flights, conducted by CheapAir.com.   The company's CEO, Jeff Klee, told Condé Nast Traveler that flights throughout the summer are expected to be less expensive than last...

Is it OK to Pee in the Pool?

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 08/17/2016, 9:15 PM

And now, this. Surely your summer excursions have taken you to a swimming pool somewhere around the globe. Maybe you heard about the recent outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis, or "crypto," in Ohio that sickened more than 100 swimmers over the summer holidays. Maybe you're traveling to a water slide park or a fancy resort soon and you've always been curious about the cleanliness of the water. ...

Alaska's Bearcam Is Back

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/08/2016, 12:30 AM

For the fourth summer in a row, Explore.org's highly popular and completely riveting Bearcam is up and running again. If you haven't had the pleasure, that's a live feed from several HD cameras set up around Katmai National Park in Alaska, where hundreds of bears gather this time of year to catch salmon swimming upstream. Among the things you might see: showdowns for the best fishing spots at B...

The RV Revival Kicks Into High Gear—Should You Climb on Board?

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/08/2016, 5:45 PM

(Photo by faungg's photos / Flickr) Welcome to the RV renaissance. After some dark days during the 2008 recession—when many belt-tightening Americans found it difficult to justify investing in recreation, let alone a recreational vehicle—the RV industry has made an impressive comeback.  Sales are way up; nearly 400,000 vehicles are expected to be shipped this year, compared to the...

Book Review: National Geographic Issues a Delightful New Coffee Table Tome

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/23/2013, 2:30 PM

Being in the right place at the right time. Some would say that’s the key to a good life, but the editors of National Geographic have a simpler formula: They think choosing the best season to travel will enhance your vacation immensely. Towards that end, they’ve issued a handsome coffee table book called Four Seasons of Travel: 400 Of The World’s Best Destinations in Winter, Spring, Su...

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