One Key to a Successful European Vacation Is Planning Several Months Ahead

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 10/10/2017, 12:15 AM

When is it best to begin planning your trip to Europe? Though some of the experts disagree, the majority of them say just after the start of the new year, when airline tickets tend to be priced at their lowest level. The optimum advance period is 120 days (four months), which means that a smart traveler purchases those tickets in January or February for a vacation in May or June. What about a t...

How to Research Your Irish Family History During a Trip to Dublin

By Zac Thompson

Fleeing famine at home, 19th-century Irish immigrants flourished in North America—and boomed in population. Here's how Dublin pays tribute to those who left, and how you can research your own roots while visiting Ireland.

A Tragic Backpacker Death Teaches an Important Travel Lesson

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/20/2017, 11:00 PM

What happened to Kit Mallinson was the nightmare every parent has when they send their child away on a trip. Last December, the 18-year-old backpacker from Dorset, England, boarded a night bus in Cambodia to visit Angkor Wat. He had just completed a seven-week engagement as a volunteer building clean water pipes in Borneo, and he wasn't feeling very well, so he hoped the overnight trip would give ...

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Do Travelers Lose Something by Using Airbnb's Premium Services?

By Pauline Frommer

Airbnb wants to snag business travelers with listings that have the latest in luxury fittings and are regularly inspected. Why I (might) object

National Air and Space Museum

The Best Museums in Washington, D.C.

By Meredith Pratt

Our picks for the best museums in Washington, D.C., where you can see everything from top-notch artwork to treasures stored in the "nation's attic," aka the Smithsonian Institution
Kefalonia Island, the picture of a Greek island.

Most Beautiful Beaches: 8 Sands-sational Destinations

Really, really get away from it all at these eight beaches in Greece, Thailand, Brazil, and five other slices of paradise.
The best and worst hotel booking sites

Best and Worst Hotel Booking Sites

By Reid Bramblett

Dozens of hotel-only booking sites promise rock-bottom deals. We test-drove a few sites in search of the best.

After a Quiet Winter, the World of Travel Has Suddenly Erupted with Distinctive Developments

By Arthur Frommer

Arthur Frommer assesses how Trump's policies, European terror attacks, budget cuts, and a new kind of hostel could affect U.S. travelers.

Foreign Students Are Now Among the Groups Reducing Plans to Visit the U.S. in Reaction to Trump's Hostility

By Arthur Frommer

Because of Pres. Trump's policies, are foreign students becoming wary of U.S. universities? Arthur Frommer considers how that could damage the travel industry and the U.S. economy overall.

Devaluation of the British Pound Has Made Attendance at the Oxford and Cambridge Summer Schools Much Cheaper Than Before

By Arthur Frommer

The smart way to take advantage of the U.K.'s slumping pound? Enroll in the summer programs at Oxford or Cambridge. 

The iconic Flatiron Building in New York City.

New York City's Flatiron District: On the Rise

New hotels and restaurants are popping up in New York City's Flatiron District. Here's a closer look at the top restaurants and the best places to stay.
People rushing through the terminal at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

8 Airport Survival Tips for the Holidays

Follow this advice from our highest flyer and you just may get through the airport this winter without going crazy.
A view of the Placa, the main street of the Croat city of Dubrovnik. Also visible is the Franciscan Monastery

The World's Most Walkable Cities

From Paris to Melbourne, put on your most comfortable pair of shoes and explore the 10 most pedestrian-friendly cities around the world.
Lahaina, Hawaii (Maui)

Cliff Diving and Cliff Jumping: 9 Peak Places

Oceans, lakes, and rivers around the world where you can go over the edge.
Portland's favorite slogan.

The Weird and Wonderful in Portland, OR

Is Portland still the quirky, offbeat city it claims to be? We take a guided tour on the wild side.
Hikers moving up Ayers Rock in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia.

Exploring Oprah's Australia on Your Own Dime

From cuddling koalas to climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge, here's how to follow in the talk-show queen's footsteps -- without a royal budget.
Books reach to the rafters on rickety shelves inside Shakespeare and Company, an acclaimed English-language bookstore in Paris

A Tour of Literary Paris: Where Famous Writers Lived and Worked

By Zac Thompson

Follow in the footsteps of famous writers in the Latin Quarter, the Marais, Montmartre, and Montparnasse.

10 Top Travel Twitterers

Our flying expert shares the handles of his go-to people for travel advice on Twitter.com
French cooking class.

Cooking Classes Abroad: Travel for Taste

Learn how to replicate your favorite meals by enrolling in cooking classes in Paris, Barcelona, Florence, and seven other cities around the world.
Many of the mummified corpses in the Catacombe dei Cappuccini remain fully clothed centuries after death.

Catacombs and Tombs: 9 Final Resting Places

Come face to face with your humanity at these nine catacombs, tombs, and ossuaries in Italy, Cambodia, the Balkans, and more.
A gate leads to Washington Mews.

Walking Tour: Charming Streets of New York City

Take a break from the New York City traffic, and stroll along these quiet streets in old Manhattan.

My Flight Is Canceled, Now What?

Follow these practical tips to ride out a flight cancellation with a minimum amount of turbulence.
Alnwick Castle

5 Trips Inspired By Best-Selling Novelists

Literary tours inspired by J.K. Rowling, Elizabeth Gilbert, Steig Larsson, Stephenie Meyer, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay, Big Island.

Best of Hawaii: 40 Favorite Sights and Activities

There really is just one cardinal rule to enjoying a Hawaiian vacation: relax -- you are in paradise.
Evening at Pike Place Market in Seattle.

America's Best Public Markets

Eat and shop like a local at one of these public markets in Seattle, Philadelphia, D.C., and seven other U.S. cities.