Twins in a diner in San Francisco, California

The 21 Top Ways To Enjoy San Francisco

San Francisco is a town that has to be experienced to be believed. From its straight up and down topography to its wonderfully varied (and often delightfully unusal populace) it is a city like no other. Here are our 21 favorite ways to get the most our of a visit to the City by the Bay.
The skyline of San Diego at twilight.

Experiencing the Very Best of San Diego

Are there many other American cities as fun to visit as San Diego? We don't think so. With its beachy setting, its powerful history, and its thriving arts and culinary scene, San Diego offers some potent lures to the vacationer.
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

The Museo dell'Opera is One of Florence's Best Museums

The Italian museum, which recently underwent a dramatic renovation, stores all the treasures of Florence's iconic Duomo, but in a brand new way.
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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.
Edgar Allan Poe Museum garden with statue

Raven Trekking: Edgar Allan Poe's Richmond, Virginia

Tell-tale signs of Edgar Allan Poe's old haunts are all over town in Richmond, Virginia.
Image by Instagrammer @muradosmann

The 25 Best Travel Instagram Accounts

Instead of sifting through thousands of travel Instagrams, check out these talented photographers and adventurers to spark an idea for your next trip.
View of Pienza and Surrounding Countryside Hills in Tuscany

How to See the Best of Tuscany—Beyond Florence—in One Week

Florence may be a must-see Italian gem, but the hill towns of Tuscany, rich in culture and history, promise equally unforgettable Italian experiences. Explore these Tuscan treasures one Piazza at a time with this thrilling week-long itinerary that includes museum touring, wine tasting, and of course, window shopping through mazes of medieval cobblestone streets.
A street musician strums for tourists strolling Temple Bar's lively cobblestone streets.

What to See in Ireland: 7 Best Moments

Here are seven moments that are always pitch-perfect, no matter how many times you've been there.
The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.

Best Cities for Museums: 10 Essential Spots

From evolution to technology, sex to sport, there is a museum that is sure to strike a chord with every traveler and seeker of knowledge.
La Encantada Vineyard at Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards. Photo courtesy Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards

10 Best California Wineries with a View

Savor the vineyard views from these top wineries in Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara's wine country, and other California wine regions.
Aerial view of an orange overcast London through a rain speckled glass pane

How to See the Best of England in One Week

Make the most of your time in England with our week-long itinerary. Through short bursts of travel, we'll take you through the best of London and then on to such storied locales as Windsor, Oxford, and Stratford-upon-Avon. History, nature, art—the best way to experience England.
A photo of the Plaza Santa Ana

How to See Spain in 7 Days

If you're willing to keep the siestas short you can see the marvels of Spain's past and the wonders of Spain today.
A photo of Edith Wharton's home

Literary Pilgrimages in the U.S.

Tour America's past by visiting the home's of some of the nations most prolific writers.
Twice a day, the Thames in London swells with tidal water, rising as much as 23 feet. And as that great daily gush tumbles through the ancient channel, it tosses up centuries of junk. A little over a century ago, pollution wasn't a concept; to our ancestors, the world was inexhaustible, the river was God's gift to flush away the animal bones and excrement and used-up crockery of our days. <br /><br />And when that great churn of water departs the city again at low tide, it leaves behind newly exposed visitors from the past. Believe it or not, it's possible for tourists like you to descend to the beaches of the Thames and pluck out the remnants of centuries past during the precious few hours in between being unburied from the muck and being swept forever out to the sea. <br /><br />It's called <em>mudlarking</em>, and it's probably the most exciting way to discover London that I've ever experienced.&nbsp;Here's how to do it.

Mudlarking in the Thames Might Be The Best Thing I've Done in London

Each day in London, the River Thames churns up centuries' worth of historical artifacts. Here's how a visitor can explore them—and even take some home.
Dating from the 17th century, Charles Fort was garrisoned until 1921.

5 Best Small Towns and Villages Across Ireland

Here are five small towns that embody the best of Ireland in their own special ways.

How to Find the Right Travel Agent for You

By Pauline Frommer

We have a few tips.

Why Florida Is the Weirdest State in the Country

By Frommer's Editors

The guy who wrote the book on Florida freakishness tells us why visitors to the Sunshine State should expect the unexpected—and embrace it.

London's Tate Modern Built the City's Best New Observation Deck—And It's Free!

By Jason Cochran

Tate Modern was already one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe, but with the addition of its Viewing Level, the city itself becomes a visual feast.

Tips for Booking a Hotel in Amsterdam

By Tom Meyers

Navigating all of the accommodation choices can be a bit confusing. Which neighborhood? How many stars? What’s in the rooms? What’s a good deal? We're here to help.

Arthur Frommer's Reaction to the President's Announcement Regarding the Travel Embargo Against Cuba

By Arthur Frommer

"Although it will make headlines, the announcement of these embargo modifications is of far less substance than meets the eye."

Using Contactless Credit Cards When You Travel

By Jason Cochran

The new twist in credit card purchases is contactless payment—how does it work, and can you use your credit card on vacation?

7 Popular Tourist Traps — and Where to Go Instead

By Bob Payne

Ever wonder why tourist traps are so popular? Sometimes, it’s as simple as name recognition, created by effective marketing, and a lack of knowledge about other choices.

Travel Writing 101: Becoming an Expert

By Robert Haru Fisher

Want to get a writing assignment? Make a name for yourself by developing expertise based on geography and curiosity.