Posted on 02/20/2018, 9:00 AM
I sometimes think my real job as a travel writer is to be an idiot. It's my job to make mistakes and then report on them so that my readers can have fun, safe, and error-free vacations. This week, I really succeeded: I almost died twice. I just left Yosemite National Park in California. I had thought this column would be about the wonders of Yosemite in winter. And while it is wondrous, the famo...
Posted on 12/13/2017, 2:45 PM
The airlines are expecting 51 million passengers to fly in United States in the final two weeks of December, a figure that’s up 3% from last year’s record number. Break it down and that means some 80,000 more passengers a day than fly during an average day during the rest of the year. If you will be among the masses, you'll want to carefully strategize. Here are our suggestions:
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Some cities one can revisit without ever tiring of them. Montreal is one of them. Pauline Frommer returns to the fascinating Quebecois town.
Posted on 12/04/2017, 12:00 AM
Humans have always traveled in packs. But booking this style of travel online has always been difficult—few sites allow users to divvy up payments among several travelers.
Airbnb to the rescue. The short-term rental marketplace announced last week that it is modifying its website and app to allow groups to reserve accommodations so that no one member will be left holding the bag. Here's...
Bots and biometrics, cannabis travel, and more: We talked with experts from across the travel industry to learn what will affect your wanderings in 2018.
India’s unique, subterranean stepwells are an endangered architectural species, all but unknown even to locals and rarely appearing on tourist itineraries. See what few visitors get to see.
Let’s face it: Not every travel experience is as rewarding as advertised. Frommer’s staffers share activities that we expected to be enjoyable and enriching—but weren’t.
Calabria, the toe of Italy’s boot, is one of the country’s lesser-known regions among Americans, but that's not fair. We'll tell you why it makes for one of the best quiet beach and seaside vacations in Italy.
Soak up the cobblestoned charm of Washington, D.C.'s historic Georgetown and Dupont Cirlce neighborhoods as you peruse some of the best shops the nation’s capital has to offer.
Posted on 09/28/2017, 12:00 AM
So what do the masters of the travel universe have in store for us vacationers? I attended the Skift Global Forum, an industry conference, and in between the speeches on marketing and client acquisition by CEOs of many major travel brands, I gleaned a few tidbits that will be helpful for hotel-goers.
Real loyalty: After listening to a lot of talk about points programs, it was clear to me tha...
Harvey's and Irma's effects will be felt for months to come. What the airlines, cruise lines, hotel companies, and other travel industry entities are—and aren't—doing to help those who have travel plans.
Summer in the Northern Hemisphere means ski season south of the equator. Keep the hunt for powder going at these 10 spots in South America, Australia, and New Zealand where you can combine an international adventure with a classic ski trip.
There are hundreds of tour operators offering up thousands of vacations to every corner of the globe. So how do you pick the perfect one for you?
Kid-friendly adventure is easy in the city that lets you step into the lives of astronauts, spies, and architects. Between D.C.'s vast interactive museums, exciting outdoor destinations, and quality restaurants, it's not hard to see why this is one of America's top destinations for families.
Posted on 08/20/2017, 10:15 AM
If you've been feeling more crowded than usual on vacation this year, it's not your imagination. The United Nations World Tourism Organization just released its tourism barometer report for the first four months of 2017, and it found that the number of overnight stays in destinations across the globe reached 396 million. That's some 22 million more than the same period for 2016.
That growth reach...
Posted on 08/15/2017, 1:15 AM
An airplane aisle separated the haves from the have nots. I’m not writing about the aisle separating business class and economy. No, in this case, the left-side of the plane, on a six hour flight from San Francisco to New York City, was in a 21st century crisis: our seatback monitors were on the fritz. The right hand side passengers were lulled into a stupor by visions of Americans who supposedly h...
There's much to see and do in the Berkshires, so take advantage of the variety. Pair a museum visit with a mountain hike, followed by a concert. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it should give you a good starting point for a stay in this delightful corner of the globe.
A whirlwind itinerary for seeing the best of the Big Easy in a single day—from sites of Creole history and cuisine to the city's legendary, jazz-infused nightlife
Maui is one of the most romantic places in the world. Here are our picks for the best places to go for a love-filled getaway in this Hawaiian paradise.
Don't feel bad: most locals don't know about these 8 items either. But each can improve your Big Apple vacation in ways large and/or small.
The car never came to Mackinac Island—but famed researchers, Native Americans, fur traders, invading British troops, and vacationers galore did. Discover the big impact on history and travel made by this tiny speck in Lake Huron.
If you live outside the Midwest, you probably don't think twice about Minneapolis. But from the arts to the outdoors, this Twin City stands apart. We've got 10 good reasons to pay a visit.
Airbnb wants to snag business travelers with listings that have the latest in luxury fittings and are regularly inspected. Why I (might) object
Pot has joined Sin City's list of legal vices. What do you need to know before you toke?
Think it's too late to book a summer trip to one of the top destinations in the U.S.? Think again, says Arthur Frommer.