Airbnb Just Made Planning Group Trips a Lot Easier

By Pauline Frommer

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...

Mapping a trip

The Trends That Will Shape Travel in 2018

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.
Panna Meena Ka Kund, Rajasthan

Experience the Subterranean Beauty of India's Lost Stepwells

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.
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Travel Experiences That Aren't What They're Cracked Up to Be

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 unfairly one of the country’s lesser-known regions

14 Reasons Calabria Needs to Be Your Next Italy Vacation

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.
Georgetown in Washington, D.C.

The Best Shopping in Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown and Dupont Circle

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.

Hot Tips on Hotel Stays from Top Travel CEOs

By Pauline Frommer

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...

After the Storms: What You Need to Know If You Have Booked Travel to Impacted Regions

By Frommer's Staff

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.

Snowy ski trail in New Zealand mountains

Where to Go Skiing and Snowboarding in the Southern Hemisphere

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. 
 
Finding the right tour company shouldn&rsquo;t be as difficult as it is. But multi-day tours are complex. Their success depends on a number of factors: the talents of the guide(s), the logic of the itinerary, the quality of the hotels and included meals, the choice of transportation, the various types of activities, and the mix of people in the group. This may be why the Expedias and Pricelines of the world have yet to sell this type of vacation: They have too many moving parts to fit easily into a booking widget. <br /><br />We're here to help. Drawing on our decades of expertise, we can introduce you to brand new resources for finding tours and help you know the questions you should be asking tour companies&mdash;and yourself&mdash;before you book.

How to Pick the Right Tour Company For You

There are hundreds of tour operators vying for your business, offering up thousands upon thousands of tours of all stripes and to every corner of the globe. So how do you pick the perfect one for you? Read on.
Sledding on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Why Washington, D.C. Is America's Best City for a Vacation with Kids

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.

Where's Everybody Going? The United Nations Provides Some Answers

By Pauline Frommer

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...

The Case of the Missing Gift Certificate: Flying in the Age of Monopolies

By Pauline Frommer

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...

A lane bedecked in autumn leaves in the Berkshires

The Top 10 Things to Do in the Berkshires

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 raised level street view captures the old-fashion intricacy of the New Orlean's French Quarter. Behind the old black lamp post and hanging restaurant sign, lies the towering steeple of an old white church.

What to Do in New Orleans If You Don't Have Much Time

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
A romantic draws a heart in the sand on a serene beach.

Where to Find Romance for Honeymoons on Maui, Hawaii

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.
A large billboard looms over midtown Manhattan

8 Things You Didn't Know About New York City

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.
A view of the central town on Mackinack Island from Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island: Lost in Time

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.
Minneapolis skyline as seen from the Stone Arch Bridge

Minneapolis Is Underrated. Here Are 10 Reasons Why It Shouldn’t Be.

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.

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

Legal Marijuana Has Come to Las Vegas

By Pauline Frommer

Pot has joined Sin City's list of legal vices. What do you need to know before you toke?

Optimism and Drive Will Help Tardy Travelers Find Late-Summer Vacation Vacancies

By Arthur Frommer

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.

VIDEO: The Natural Beauty of Northern Michigan

By Frommer's Editors

Pauline Frommer celebrates the natural beauty of Northern Michigan, land of cherry trees, towering sand dunes, and Great Lakes.

Central Park is a stunning break from New York City's urban landscape.

Where to Go in New York City's Central Park

Even within the bounds of New York City's Central Park, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the Park's sprawling features. But never fear, we've collected a list of our favorite spots in New York City's backyard.
Pike Place Market in Seattle

Best of Seattle: Our Favorite Moments

Quintessential Seattle experiences—including dining at the top of the Space Needle, dodging flying fish at Pike Place Market, revisiting '90s grunge, and overcaffeinating yourself at some of the world's most famous coffeehouses