A model of the Hogwarts Express at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida.

12 Magical Harry Potter Experiences in England and Beyond

By Mark Henshall

Harry Potter and company have enchanted readers and filmgoers around the world, smashing literary and box office records along the way. Here's where you can experience some of the magic.

Do Kids Need Their Own Membership in Global Entry?

By Candyce H. Stapen

Do children need to enroll in Global Entry, or can they simply tag along on their parents’ memberships?

Take Your Next Beach Vacation in the Bahamas: It's the Right Thing to Do

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/10/2019, 8:15 PM

The pictures are devastating: mile after mile of rubble, overturned cars, and marooned boats where once homes, streets, and marinas stood. Hurricane Dorian, the slow-moving, hugely powerful storm that hit part of the Bahamas, was arguably the most destructive hurricane in modern history. Many are now asking how to help. The clear, if unexpected answer is: Go to the Bahamas on your next vacation....

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Taking photos on a beach in Holland, Michigan

10 Top Vacation Ideas for Families with Teens

By Candyce H. Stapen

Family trips that will inspire teens to look up from their phones

New England offers several family-friendly hikes.

New England's Top 10 Family Hikes

By Henry Lin-David

An overview of New England hikes that the whole family can enjoy

Window shopping in Munich, Germany, at Christmastime

Europe in Winter: Where to Go in December, January, and February

By Frommer's Staff

Try these wintertime getaways for off-season savings or events such as Christmas markets, Northern Lights tours, and cold-weather sports.

Will Fall Foliage Be Worth Seeing This Year in New England? Here's An Expert's Forecast

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/03/2019, 8:15 PM

New England’s fall foliage show is right around the corner. Leaf peepers are polishing their binoculars, planning their routes, and booking their B&Bs. In preparation for this popular season, I spoke with Mel Allen, the Editor of Yankee Magazine, to get his take on what road trippers can expect in the coming months. Pauline Frommer: I need to start this interview by saying that the website of ...

Multigenerational travel

The Best Vacations to Take with Grandkids

By Veronica Stoddart

Here are some grand ideas for hitting the road with grandkids. Step one: Leave their parents at home. 

Best Beaches in Italy

The Best Beaches in Italy (And How to Get to Them)

By Elizabeth Heath

Where to find Italy’s most dazzling beaches, and what to expect once you get there.
$10 bill

Alexander Hamilton's New York City: A Tour of the Rooms Where It Happened

By Zac Thompson

How you can explore the New York City sites that shaped the 10-dollar Founding Father

Germany's Best Roller Coasters

10 Fantastic Roller Coasters You Can Only Find in Germany

By Zachary Laks

Calling on the very best European innovation and design, these German coasters push the limits of innovation.

Museums Across the USA Will Be Free on Sept. 21—Here's How to Get Your Tickets

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/16/2019, 12:00 AM

A big reason why Washington, D.C., is one of the world's best cities for museum-going is that the Smithsonian Institution's attractions—including the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History (pictured), the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and many more—charge no admission to see their impressive collections. On Saturday, September 21, museums ...

Great Smoky Mountains

The Best Ways for Families to Explore the Great Smoky Mountains

By Candyce H. Stapen

Our guide to exploring the USA's most visited national park—and its surroundings—with your family

How to Plan the Perfect Nantucket Vacation

A Nantucket Vacation: Making it Affordable and Easy, From Hotels to the Best Beaches

By Pauline Frommer

Nantucket can be a tricky destination. Here's how to have the vacation of a lifetime without raiding the kids' college fund.

Visiting This Australian Museum Will Require Flippers and an Oxygen Tank

By Ben Appel

Posted on 07/24/2019, 12:00 AM

Deep-sea divers with an interest in sculpture should mark their calendars for December, when the first installation of visionary artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Museum of Underwater Art is set to be unveiled at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.  (Image by Jason deCaires Taylor) The MOUA, which will eventually comprise works at several spots around Queensland, will debut with a coastal-bas...

After a Millennium, Bears and Wolves Return to British Woodland—and You Can Watch

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/18/2019, 8:00 AM

Bears and wolves haven't shared space in British woodlands for more than 1,000 years.  Due to deforestation and overhunting, the European brown bear disappeared from England in the 11th century; gray wolves followed in the 17th.  But soon, those animals will once again live in the same forest—and visitors will be able to observe all the ursine and lupine goings-on. Opening to the public on July...

Best Dinosaur Museums and Attractions for Kids and Families

It's a Dino-Safari! The Greatest Dinosaur Attractions for Families

By Candyce H. Stapen

Bone up on our dinosaur vacation guide for the best dinosaur museums and archeolgoical sites in America and Canada.
Family Cruising 101: Book everything early

Family Cruising: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Cruise Vacations with Kids

By Candyce H. Stapen

Here's the only guide to planning megaship vacations with your kids that you'll ever need.
The best package vacations for New York City: Or should you book air and hotel separately?

New York City Tour Packages: The Best, The Worst, and How to Find Them

By Pauline Frommer

Pauline Frommer examines the top Manhattan packages to see which ones save the most money.

Now Streaming: A Social Media–Themed Water Park near Orlando

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/24/2019, 9:45 PM

A new water park with a social media theme has just opened next to Margaritaville Resort Orlando in central Florida. Dubbed Island H2O Live!, the park has eight water slides with names like Follow Me Falls, Hashtag Heights, and Reply Racers. You'll also find the Chat Creek lazy river, Megabytes snack bar, and adults-only Private Domain pool. Seems like there should also be a Data Mine slide wher...

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: What you need to know to enjoy it better

Your Visit to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Will Be Much Better if You Know These Things First

By Jason Cochran

How to prepare to visit the massive additions to Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios

An App That (Almost) Guarantees the Lowest Hotel Rates

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/31/2019, 7:00 AM

It’s said there are no guarantees in life. But does that apply to travel? For hotels, a relatively new app may offer the closest thing to a guaranteed low price that I’ve seen. It’s called Pruvo, and it promises that if you tell it your hotel price, you won’t be undercut.   Here’s how it works. The consumer goes hotel shopping, using any online travel agency they like—Booking.com, Expedi...

What in the World Is Meow Wolf and Why Is It Tourism’s Big New Name?

By Anastasia Mills Healy

It calls itself an "immersive experience company," but we'll help you translate that: These camera-ready, hands-on fun houses are the big new must-see in several American ciites.

Royal Caribbean's CocoCay: What to Expect, How to Prepare

Royal Caribbean's Perfect Day at CocoCay: What to Expect, How to Prepare

By Jason Cochran

Royal Caribbean's $250 million upgrade to its private island in the Bahamas is impressive. But it requires some planning.
Eurail travel

How Families Can Navigate Europe's Trains (and Why They Should)

By Candyce H. Stapen

Traveling by train in Europe is convenient, cost-effective, and kid-friendly. Here’s what families need to know about planning trips, purchasing tix, and enjoying the ride.