Surfer in Hawaii rides a huge wave.

The Best of Outdoor Hawaii

By Martha Cheng, Jeanne Cooper, Shannon Wianecki

Hawaii is filled with awe-inspiring outdoor activities for the whole family, from hiking to the top of volcanoes to snorkeling off the Napali Coast. Check out the top six outdoor excursions that will make your next trip to Hawaii one to remember.
The sparkling aqua waters off the Pacific Coast of Mexico

Mexico's Next Big Thing: The Riviera Nayarit

By Pauline Frommer

Visitors are just learning about this 192-mile long stretch of golden sands, critter-filled mangrove swamps (great for birders), hippie chic surfing towns and swank, brand-new resorts. Get there before the crowds arrive en masse!
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On Location: Visiting Robin Hood's Nottingham

Robin Hood co-stars Britain's ancient oak forests and Wales unspoiled beaches. Here's how to visit.
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Jade Mountain, St Lucia

Frommer's Names the Perfect Caribbean Resorts

By Alexis Lipsitz Flippin, Reid Bramblett, and Christina Paulette Colón

Few places can do great luxury resorts as well as the Caribbean. Frommer's' researchers have been to them all. We think these are some of the best resorts—the most gorgeous, the most romantic, and most memorable hotels in the world—perfect for honeymoons, romance, or indulgent getaways.

3 Alternatives to Miami Beach’s Party Hotels

By Juliana Shallcross

Taking in all that’s new in Miami Beach can be exhausting. If you don’t want to deal with the hyped-up party scene or the impersonal service of a too-big resort, here are three laid-back hotels to try.

Not Snorkeling, Not Scuba, But Snuba

By Pauline Frommer

Pauline Frommer Talks to an Expert About What's Making this New Water Sport So Popular

In the Caribbean Hotel Rates Plummet in the Three Weeks Immediately after New Year's Day

By Arthur Frommer

That's true of both the pricier islands and the ones with budget accommodations. Some ideas for a last-minute trip.

Lights, Cameras, Dolphins: Clearwater, FL Gets Ready for Its Close-Up

By Alexis Lipsitz Flippin

A stop in at Clearwater Marine Aquarium brings visitors face-to-face with an inspirational dolphin tale -- and the silver screen.

Cruise Travel Tips: How to Stay Healthy at Sea

By Heidi Sarna

What you should pack in a first-aid kit, how to cope with seasickness, and other ways to avoid the cruise ship's infirmary.

Hurricane Season: 5 Caribbean Travel Tips

By Alexis Lipsitz Flippin

Traveling to the Caribbean in the summer or fall always sounds like a good idea -- until you remember that hurricane season lasts from June to November. Keep these 5 travel tips in mind before you book that Caribbean beach vacation.

Photo Slideshow: Day by Day: 12 Ways to Get Wet in Hawaii

By Jeanette Foster

Get the most out of Hawaii with our highlights of the best beaches and water sports on the islands.

Onboard Waterslides and Water Parks Make a Splash

By Heidi Sarna

Elaborate water parks and multi-deck slides are popping up on ships. We round up the best of the bunch, and look ahead at what's to come.

Photo Slideshow: 9 Top Cruise Ports for Getting in the Mood

By Heidi Sarna

Cruises by nature can be super romantic, and while every cruise port isn't hot, there are plenty that sizzle.

How to Go Green on Your Next Cruising Vacation

By Heidi Sarna

You don't have to leave your good habits in your home port: There's a lot passengers can do to reduce waste and energy use. So go ahead, heed these basic tips. It's easy to be green.

Shore Bets: 6 Chesapeake Summer Destinations

By Mary K. Tilghman

The moment the summer sun comes out, boats ship out to waterside Maryland towns. A boat's not necessary, though -- almost all of them are less than 90 minutes from the Bay Bridge by car.

The Able Traveler: Accessible Beaches for Everyone

By Candy Harrington

If you are a little unsteady on your feet, beaches can be downright dangerous. But that doesn't mean you have to give up sand and the surf altogether: there's a wide range of accessible beach options out there if you know how find them.

Video Report: The Best of the French Riviera for Less

By Pauline Frommer

Pauline Frommer visits CNN this week to discuss why you don't have to be P. Diddy or George Clooney to enjoy the best of the French Riviera.

Fifty-Five Tips for Planning an Affordable Trip to Hawaii

By Jeanne Cooper

Paradise doesn't have to be overpriced (it's not really paradise then, is it?). We show you how to pinch pennies and deduct dollars where it counts.

Video: Why Cruising is the Best Bargain Now

By Pauline Frommer

Pauline Frommer talks with CNN about the current state of the economy, its surprising effect on the cruise industry and how you, the traveler, can take advantage now.

Why Krabi, Thailand Really Rocks

By Heidi Sarna

The golden yet gritty sands of Thailand's beaches can't compete with the powdery white strips elsewhere, but he background scenery sure can: The craggy limestone towers and photogenic grottos that frame the beaches of Krabi are simply out of this world.

Cruise Primer for French Polynesia

By Heidi Sarna

It takes time to get to French Polynesia, but there are few places on earth as idyllic. The teal-green lagoons and palm-tree fringed islands are out of this world and the truest definition of beauty, romance, and fantasy.

10 Tips to Help You Plan Your Cruise Down Under

By Heidi Sarna

Cruises between Australia and New Zealand are all the rage. Well, it's all relative: In these parts there's rarely more than one cruise ship in port at a time -- thank god -- but still, business is booming.

Top 10 Ports for Beach Lovers

By Heidi Sarna

If you prefer a tasting menu over a main course, cruise ships are a great way to sample the world's best bands of powdery sand without being tied down by one.

Sun of a Beach: These Strips of Caribbean Sand are Sizzling Hot

By Heidi Sarna

Here's a guide to a bunch of the best beaches, plus the best cruise itineraries to get you where you need to go. Once in port, you can generally hop in a taxi to hit the beach, or in many cases sign up for the ships' beach excursions.

The Best Experiences You Can Have for Free (or Almost Free) in Florida

By Lesley Abravanel

No need to empty your wallet. Here are the top 21 ways to enjoy the Sunshine State without shelling out the big bucks. The most expensive item is only $10.