The difference between a mega-cruise and an expedition cruise

What to Expect on an Expedition Cruise

By Elizabeth Heath

Less luxurious and far more intimate, a sailing expedition to the world's most remote destinations is not like your average cruise. The question is, is this adventure for you?
 
12 Islands to See by Kayak

12 Idyllic Islands Where The Kayaking is Sweet (Plus Where to Rent the Kayak)

By Molly Harris

Not too rough, not too crowded, always gorgeous—these wordwide waters to kayak make for a great excuse to go on your next vacation.

How to Tell If You Need Travel Insurance, Based on the Type of Vacation

By Ramsey Qubein

Traveling soon and not sure if you need coverage? You just might. No company paid to be a part of this article—this is just our honest opinion about what might work best for each scenario.

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Great Dark Sky Parks for Stargazing

Where to Stargaze: Dark Sky Parks in the U.S. and Europe

By Candyce H. Stapen

Make it an astronomy vacation at these dark sky sanctuaries far from man-made light.

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....

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.

Japan Finishes Building a Grand, 600-Mile Trail of its Coastal Treasures

By Beth Reiber

Posted on 09/05/2019, 6:45 PM

Fewer than 2% of international visitors to Japan venture farther north to the vast, remote, and undeveloped region of Tohoku. That may change soon as word gets out: The final section of Japan’s longest hiking trail was completed in June. Stretching more than 600 miles along the Pacific coast, the Michinoku Coastal Trail was conceived after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami as a way to breathe new...

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. 

A Major Newspaper Asks If It's Ethical to Fly. Arthur Frommer Wants Your Thoughts

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 08/26/2019, 12:00 AM

Depending on your politics, you either do or you don’t regard The New York Times as the nation’s leading newspaper.    But after that paper’s recent examination of the relation between travel and climate change, you must surely regard it as the nation’s boldest newspaper.   The Times’ startling discussion (which you can read here) results from the belief held by almost all prestigious ...

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.
Courtesy Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards

10 Best California Wineries with a View

By Kristine Hansen

Savor the vineyard views from these top wineries in Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, and other California wine regions.

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

New Zealand Unveiling Epic New Hiking Trail

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/29/2019, 4:30 PM

New Zealand's officially designated, government-maintained Great Walks give hikers access to the country's premier scenery—and that's saying something in New Zealand, whose North and South Islands serve up enough ruggedly beautiful landscapes to put even watercolor virtuoso Bob Ross to shame.  On December 1, the 10th Great Walk—and the first to receive that designation in more than 25 years—will ...

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.
A lake view from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore

16 Reasons Why You Should Visit Northern Michigan

By Pauline Frommer

What can you see and do in the Traverse City, Michigan area? Probably a lot more than you think.
Ice skating in New York City's Central Park

Free and Dirt-Cheap Things to Do in New York City

By Pauline Frommer

Some free—or nearly free—ways to savor the Big Apple.

What Do Reindeer Do in the Summer? Attend Yoga Classes, Apparently.

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/27/2019, 4:15 PM

Goat yoga classes, which combine breathing, posing, and snuggling with special guest ruminants, may be all the rage among limber animal lovers. But Alaska just upped the antlered ante. At a summer yoga class in Fairbanks, attendees complete a 60-minute hatha or vinyasa flow session in the presence of reindeer.  Classes take place Monday and Friday evenings at 6pm at Running Reindeer Ranch, whi...

Redwoods, Beer, and Bigfoot: Exploring California’s Santa Cruz Mountains

By Alex Cipolle

For a serene outdoor experience near the San Francisco Bay Area, head into the Santa Cruz Mountains to discover redwood cathedrals, laid-back beach towns, and maybe even Sasquatch. 

Belvedere Palace in Vienna

Europe in Autumn: Where to Go in September, October, and November

By Frommer's Staff

For travelers averse to summer crowds and winter temperatures, autumn is an ideal season to visit many parts of Europe. Here are our favorite places to visit in September, October, and November.

This Harbor Is a Refuge for Burning Man Artwork—Without Burning Man Crowds

By Stephanie Vermillion

Posted on 06/06/2019, 6:00 PM

The nine-day Burning Man festival, held in the depths of summer in a remote area of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, earns mixed reviews. Founders describe it as “a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance.”    But others, such as former attendee and writer Soren Bowie, remember it differently. “I went seeking a Utopian enclave … Instead I found misguid...