A chic hotel room

The Heat Is on Miami

While in many parts of the world autumn is making itself known with cooler climes and falling leaves, in Miami, things are just heating up.
Waikiki Beach, Honolulu

Frommer's Favorite Experiences in Oahu

Our top twelve memories of Oahu: Buy cheap leis, surf Waimea, sun on Waikiki, hunt down flea market bargains, and more.
The pace of life is a little slower in Italy's deep south; here, the coast near Taormina, Sicily.

Sicily's Best Beaches

Sicily has more sandy beaches and dramatic coastline than almost any other region of Italy. Here are 6 beaches not to miss.
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Sandwood Bay in the northern Highlands, Scotland.

5 Best Coastal Walks in Scotland

By Felicity Martin, Colin Hutchison & Patrick Thorn

Our roundup of five great trails lets you discover the best of Scotland's magnificent coastal landscapes.
Rock climbing on Camelback Mountain, Phoenix.

Great Outdoor Things to Do in Phoenix, Arizona

Where to go hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and white-water rafting in and around Phoenix.
As the author’s 10-year-old daughter licks her gelato, reflected in her sunglasses are the Colosseum of Rome and the author, licking her own gelato

Exotic but Kid-Friendly: 6 Top Spots for Family Vacations

By Pauline Frommer

Make your family a globetrotting one. Pauline Frommer shares six picks for vacation spots that are good for all ages.
Napili Sunset Resort, West Maui

The World's 10 Best Beachfront Hotels

By Charis Atlas Heelan, Matt Higgins, and Julia Levine

Check into one of these incredible beachfront hotels, where your room is literally steps from the sand in Fiji, Thailand, the Caribbean, and other sunny spots.
First of all, the good news: Norovirus is very rarely deadly. It's more like a rotten hangover marked by a few days of nausea and, in some people, vomiting.  The biggest risk, mostly to the eldery and infants, is dehydration. Norovirus can break out wherever people gather and mingle—schools, dorms, nursing homes—and ships with spotless cleanliness ratings can still fall victim to an outbreak.<br><br>It's also extremely common—only the cold is more prevalent. The <em>Explorer of the Seas</em> (above) set a record for the number of cases, but keep in mind that it's one of the larger ships afloat—when it was launched in 2000, it was in <em>the</em> largest class of cruise ship afloat—so there are more people cooped up and more to make queasy.

How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Cruise Ship

By Jason Cochran

What can you do to avoid the norovirus? How can you tell if a ship is dirty? And should you cancel your trip if your ship had an outbreak?
A young boy swims in the kiddie pool in Playa del Carmen.

The Best Family Adventures on the Riviera Maya

By Christine Delsol & Maribeth Mellin

Few places on the plaanet are as family-friendly as Cancun and the Caribbean Coast of Mexico. But the region offers far more than just sun and sand: there are real adventures that the entire family can participate in. Here are our picks for some of the best of them.
Stranaha House Fort Lauderdale

What to Do in Fort Lauderdale (That Isn't the Beach)

By Jason Cochran

When you're passing through South Florida for the cruise port or on a vacation, there's a lot more to do in Fort Lauderdale besides the beach.
Harmony of the Seas

The World's Biggest Cruise Ship: Harmony of the Seas

By Jason Cochran

Royal Caribbean's ship Harmony of the Seas began sailing in May of 2016—take a photo tour of the largest cruise ship on Earth (for now).
Barbados is an eclectic Caribbean vacation

Experiencing Eclectic Barbados Without All the Tourists

By Alexandra Cheney

Despite claiming the most luxury properties per square mile in the Caribbean, Barbados still presents an unfiltered, tourist-free, and unapologetically original beach vacation.
Children gathering around for storytime at Great Wolf Lodge Family Resort

The Top Resorts for Families with Preschoolers

By Candyce H. Stapen

Family-friendly comforts and plenty of ways to play with your toddler: These resorts are the rare hotels that are truly ideal for young children.
A group of passengers debark from a cruise ship in Mexico.

The Biggest Summer Travel Mistakes....And How To Fix Them

By Pauline Frommer

It's the vacation many of us look forward to all year. But there are ways to mess summer vacation up, and they're quite common. Here are the most typical mistakes and some ways to avoid them.
Disney's Aulani resort aerial view

Disney's Aulani in Hawaii: See What It's Like in Photos

By Jason Cochran

One of the biggest surprises at Disney's Hawaiian beach resort near Honolulu on Oahu is that there's hardly a Mickey in sight.
Children play in the water in Puerto Rico.

12 Memorable Adventures in Puerto Rico

By John Marino

Puerto Rico is far more than sun and sand. With a dazzling culture, foodie-worthy cuisine and scintillating nature sites (both on land and in the sea) it may well be one of the most exciting destinations in the Caribbean.
Ono Seafood ahi poke, Honolulu, Hawaii

Eat Like a Local: The Best Cheap Food in Honolulu, Oahu

By Jason Cochran

Waikiki is full of crummy tourist food and chain restaurants, but if you know where to go, you can eat like the locals do—fresh ahi tuna, decadent one-of-a-kind pastries, and heaping portions of the famous Hawaiian "plate lunch" are all within easy reach of the beach.
Frommer's' Best Places to Go in 2016

The Frommer's' Best Places to Go List for 2016

Frommer's' editors select the best destinations for travelers in 2016.
Historic Caribbean hurricane season track map

When is Hurricane Season? A Worldwide Guide

By Jason Cochran

When is hurricane season in the Caribbean, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean? Save your beach vacation with our month-by-month guide to the typhoons and cyclones of the world.
Petit Saint Vincent, the Grenadines. Photo: Neil Selkirk Photography

Crowd-Free Caribbean Islands: 7 Remote Getaways

Discover secluded beaches and romantic hideaways on these remote Caribbean islands in Puerto Rico, the Grenadines, the Turks & Caicos, the Bahamas, and more.
Passengers whoop it up onboard Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas

What to Do, What to Buy in the Top Caribbean Cruise Ports

By Heidi Sarna, Matt Hannafin, and Pauline Frommer

Thinking of taking a tropical cruise? The Caribbean islands each provide slightly different versions of sun and fun, and each port offers its own variety of tours, beaches, and shopping. Here's our guide to the most important ports.
Lazy river at Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World

Which Orlando Hotel Has the Best Pool?

By Jason Cochran

Orlando has more than 118,000 hotel rooms—but not all resort pools are equal. Check out some of the best swimming areas that the vacationland serving Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando has to offer.
A sailboat on the beach at Providenciales.

The 16 Best Beaches in the Caribbean Islands

By Christina Paulette Colon, Alexis Lipsitz Flippin, and John Marino

Sun, sand and crystalline waters—that's why one goes to the Caribbean, right? But which islands offer the best of those three elements? Our experts have picked the top 16 destinations for beach lovers.
A photo of a man riding a wave in Santa Cruz

10 Places to Ride the Curl: Surfing Around the World

By Lois Friedland

Itching for a real Surfin' Safari? Look no farther, from the classic breaks of San Diego to the Moroccan coastline we've found the wildest waves and most beautiful beaches.
Children pet a starfish at the Maui Ocean Center

The Best of Hawaii for Kids

By Martha Cheng, Jeanne Cooper, Shannon Wianecki

Sure, you could spend your entire family vacation at the beach. But Hawaii has so many other attractions that kids (and their parents!) love. Here's our picks for the best of 'em.