Amish buggy in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Beards, Buggies, and Beyond: How to Spend a Weekend in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

By Zac Thompson

In addition to Amish encounters, southern Pennsylvania's Lancaster County has outdoorsy and historical attractions as well as intriguing arts and culinary offerings. That adds up to a well-balanced and rewarding 3-day weekend. 

The Best Belle Epoque/ Art Nouveau Cafes in Paris

The Most Eye-Popping Art Nouveau Cafes in Paris

By Lily Heise

Paris, the heart of the Belle Epoque, is home to some of the most beautiful Art Nouveau cafés you will ever see. Here's where to eat.

Tipping in Costa Rica: A Gratuities Guide for Hotels, Restaurants, and Tours

By Zac Thompson

Some tips on tipping to follow while checking out Costa Rica's cities, beaches, and jungles

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How to volunteer for a day or less while on vacation

Volunteering for a Day While on Vacation: Eight Ways to Find Opportunities

By Erica Bray

Where to find one-day volunteer opportunities for your next vacation
U.S. dollar

Travel Bargain Hunting? Where the Dollar Is Strong Now

By Zac Thompson

There are still places across the globe where American travelers can get plenty of bang for their bucks. Here's where the dollar will stretch the furthest.

Amsterdam Bans Tours of Red-Light District

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/26/2019, 4:15 PM

As much as it's known for picturesque canals and paintings by Dutch masters on display at the Rijksmuseum and elsewhere, Amsterdam has also gained a reputation as a haven for legal marijuana and prostitution.  Neither of those is leaving the city anytime soon, but authorities are cracking down on tourist lookie-loos checking out the famous red-light district, where sex shops and sex workers do th...

Amish Sotheby's: What to Expect at a Mud Sale in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

By Zac Thompson

Each spring, Amish and other residents of rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, gather for festive fundraisers with farm auctions, baked goods, and a chance to meet the locals. Here's what to know before you go. 

The Best Chocolate Shops in Zurich, Switzerland

Chocolate Overload! We Dare You to Visit All 7 of These Artisanal Shops in Zurich

By Veronica Stoddart

Here are seven of the best artisanal chocolatiers in Zurich, where this “food of the gods” has been elevated to an art form.
How to Get a Geisha Makeover in Japan

In Japan, I Was Transformed Into a Geisha. You Can Do It, Too

By Erica Bray

In Kyoto, you can get a geisha makeover and photoshoot. Here's how mine went.

Tipping in Portugal: A Gratuities Guide for Hotels, Restaurants, and Taxis

By Zac Thompson

What to tip waiters, taxi drivers, tour guides, and hotel staff in Lisbon, Porto, and other locations in Portugal

Tipping in China: When You Can—and When You Shouldn't

By Zac Thompson

Gratuities aren't standard in China. Here's when to tip waiters, hotel staff, and tour guides—and when to keep the change. 

Candles

Never Again: Important Museums and Memorials to Human Rights Disasters

By Zac Thompson

These Informative and affecting museums and memorials chronicle the saddest chapters of the 20th century, promoting peace and remembrance. 

Superbloom! In California, Flowergeddon Approaches

By Claybourne Elder

Posted on 02/14/2019, 5:00 AM

Superbloom may sound like the name of a '90s rock band to you, but in Borrego Springs, California, it means millions of rare wildflowers carpeting thousands of acres of desert. And Superbloom is coming soon. In California's ecosystem, seeds might hide dormant for years until conditions are perfect, and this year, there are signs they have been awakened by recent wildfires and intense rains. Co...

The Best Cities in Europe for Families

The Best European Cities with Day Trips for Kids

By Candyce H. Stapen

These cities in Europe have it all—family appeal and a balanced mix of city and country—and they're ideal for pleasing everyone on a vacation, from children to parents.

Don’t Overlook The Literary Life of Dublin, Writes Arthur Frommer

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 02/12/2019, 12:00 AM

In forecasts of the most popular travel destinations for 2019, Ireland almost always appears. Americans are apparently eager to roam the roadways of rural Ireland and its quaint villages, castles, and other ancient sights.    Less visited is the city of Dublin. But that may change with the popularity of a best-selling book called Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know by Colm Tóibín, about the literary...

In Nevada, a School for Stolen Native American Kids Will Be a Museum

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 02/11/2019, 12:00 AM

Starting in the late 19th century, the U.S. government forced tens of thousands of Native American children to leave home and attend boarding schools with the goal of assimilating students into the dominant Euro-American culture.  While providing a basic education, the schools also often required Native attendees to do manual labor and forbade them from speaking their languages, carrying out cultu...

Finally! After Years of Waiting, TWA Hotel at JFK Opens Reservations

By Michele Herrmann

Posted on 02/08/2019, 10:45 PM

Booking a room at the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport is off to a lovely start. On Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, at noon, reservations open for stays beginning May 15, 2019.   The grand opening is an illustrious second act for what was once known as the TWA Flight Center, a major hub during the Jet Age era. Designed by architect Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962, the distinctive terminal, cons...

You Can Throw Your Own Parade in New Orleans! Here's How

By Jay Gentile

Posted on 02/06/2019, 12:00 PM

You don’t have to be the king of a Mardi Gras club to throw your own parade and march through the streets of New Orleans. But if you do, you’ll certainly feel like one.  While it's a little-known fact, it’s actually quite simple to throw your very own second line parade in New Orleans, legally and complete with police escort and marching band. All you need to do is follow a few simple steps ahead...

St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin

Europe in Spring: Where to Go in March, April, and May

By Frommer's Staff

Our collection of European spring vacation ideas, from places with mild temps and small crowds to those that best exemplify the season’s spirit of rebirth.

Tipping in the U.K.: A Gratuities Guide for Taxis, Hotels, and Restaurants

By Zac Thompson

Some pointers on tipping waiters, taxi drivers, and hotel staff in England, Scotland, and Wales—without overdoing it

"McSorley's Bar" (detail) by John French Sloan, 1912. The Detroit Institute of Arts, Public Domain

Pints with a Past: Must-See Historic Bars Across the United States

By Zac Thompson

When you're traveling, sip classic cocktails where presidents, movie stars, outlaws, and generations of loyal customers have lingered at these 10 historic watering holes in the U.S.

Innsbruck, Austria

The Top Things to See and Do in Innsbruck, Austria

By Pauline Frommer

A year-round destination for nature lovers, Innsbruck, in the heart of the Austrian Alps, is a wonderful place for culture vultures, too. Here's what's on Pauline Frommer's must-see list.

Tipping in Japan? Not So Much a Thing

By Zac Thompson

Why Japan doesn't go for gratuities—but why you still might have to pay extra fees for meals and accommodations

What to do in Alaska in summer

Alaska in the Summer: Whale Watching, Glacier Hikes, and the Best Cities to Visit

By Kris Capps

What is there to do in Alaska (other than take a cruise)? In you're there at the right time, you can't miss these experiences.
Paros, Greece

Places to Visit in Europe in Summer: Great Vacation Ideas

By Frommer's Staff

If you need a cheap European destination for June, July, August, or September, you have to get creative. From beaches to festivals, our continent-spanning roundup of Europe's warm-weather destinations will help you have the best summer vacation ever.