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In Its Ability to Start and Stop the Flow of Outbound Tourism, China Possesses a Mighty Weapon to Use Against the West

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/13/2016, 12:00 AM

Despite what fevered political rhetoric may imply, international relations cannot be simply reset. Countless American families depend on the tourism relationship between the United States and China....

Taiwan Impressions, Day 3: Head Hunters, Selfie Sticks, Women on Top, Flying Lanterns

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/07/2014, 2:30 AM

                                                                          Aboriginal headdresses (photo by Pauline Frommer) Today in Taiwan.... 1) I discovered that selfies are evolving in Taiwan (and perhaps in Asia in general). Instead of posing doing the double "peace sign", I saw a couple of people posing "thumbs up". This is so their friends will "like" their photos on FB. (...

Taiwan Impressions, Day 2: Java, Burial Rights, Vice

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/05/2014, 5:15 PM

(This is part 2 of a series of, well, snippets. They're random, but I hope interesting, impressions of what I experienced recently in Taiwan).                                                                           (Longshan Temple, Taipei; photo by Pauline Frommer) What I learned today in Taiwan: 1) If you want a latte you can go to Cursive Coffee or Let's Cafe! But you'll...

Taiwan Impressions, Day 1: Odd Signs, Odder Fish and Bathrooms That Hum

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/04/2014, 10:00 PM

I recently returned from a trip to Taiwan, my third in a year and a half. And, as before, I had a number of experiences that surprised and delighted me. I wasn't there to write an article on the country (I was in Taipei for my radio show). But habits die hard, and for me, my habit is to take notes. So, for the next several days, I'll post those scattered impressions here, in the hope that...

Pauline Frommer: Lessons I Learned From My 2013 Travels

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 12/23/2013, 11:00 PM

The more I travel the more I learn. And sometimes the lessons that hit home are about the travel process itself. So without further ado, here are my top head-smacking realizations of the past year. 1) Wacky weather is here to stay.  As a frequent traveler, I know in a visceral way that climate change is here now and boy, does it ever affect travel. Weather delays at the airport are just th...

Spots Have Just Opened Up on Pauline Frommer's October Tour to Taiwan

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/12/2013, 9:00 PM

I haven't written much about the tour I'm leading to Taiwan here at Frommers.com because we wanted to travel with a small group (a maximum of 15) and the tour filled up quite quickly, several months ago. But you know what they say about the best laid plans.... I just learned 15 minutes ago that a member of the tour has fallen ill. So he, and the three family members he was supposed to trav...

Pauline Frommer To Host a Tour of Taiwan This October

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/09/2013, 1:15 PM

I usually travel alone or just with my family. But once a year, on behalf of the radio network my father and I work with, I host  a tour somewhere in the world. Last year it was Paris and the French Riviera, the year before that we went to Sicily and before that I took a group to China. And you know what? It's usually one of my favorite trips of the year. That's because the listeners t...

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