A Much-Needed New Hotel Opens on the Mississippi Blues Trail

By Caroline Eubanks

Posted on 10/16/2019, 4:15 PM

This past summer, The Cotton House in Cleveland, Mississippi, opened as a major boutique-style hotel in the Mississippi Delta, a part of the country that hasn’t usually been strongly associated with full-service accommodation.   Up to now, most road trippers on the Blues Trail, the world-famous music-and-history circuit around the birthplace of the blues, would usually need to make do with b...

Honfleur, France

Normandy Towns for Magnifique Side Trips from Paris

By Zac Thompson

The northwest corner of France, within reach of Paris, is full of art, history, scenery, and brandy. Take a day trip to Normandy using our on-the-ground research.

Best food in Buenos Aires

The Dishes You Can't Miss in Buenos Aires, And the Best Places to Find Them

By Richard Shpuntoff

A dozen of the delightful foods and dishes that define the Argentine culture—and the places serving the best versions of them in Buenos Aires.
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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.

"The Art of Looking Up" by Catherine McCormack

Look Up! Incredible Ceilings Around the World

By Frommer's Staff

In The Art of Looking Up, art historian Catherine McCormack reveals some of the world's most spectacular ceilings. Here's a sampling you can see without straining your neck.

New Museums Explore Weimar Germany's Pivotal Role in 20th Century

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/25/2019, 4:45 PM

Last month marked the 100th anniversary of when a national assembly was convened in Weimar in central Germany to write a new constitution for that country after its defeat in World War I. The shaky democracy that resulted, known as the Weimar Republic, lasted only 14 tumultuous years, leading to Adolf Hitler's rise to power in 1933. A new history museum, the House of the Weimar Republic, tel...

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 ...

Key West Hotels Introduce "Underwater Library" with Waterproof Books

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/26/2019, 5:00 PM

Reading while lounging next to bodies of water is so popular it spawned a whole literary genre. But here's the thing about beach reads: There's a very real chance you'll ruin the book if you get it wet. Two hotels in Key West, Florida, have devised a clever solution to this perennial vacation problem: waterproof books.  The new "underwater library" is an aquarium tank stocked with fully submerge...

$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

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 ...

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.
Breezeway, Hollyhock House, Los Angeles

Frank Lloyd Wright's Glorious Hollyhock House, LA's First World Heritage Site

By Jason Cochran

Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House in Hollywood, California, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After years of neglect and decay, much of it has been restored, and it has reopened to tourists. Take a look around with us.

Living the Good Life (Affordably) In and Around Traverse City, Michigan

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/26/2019, 1:15 AM

In some ways, the Inn at Black Star Farms recalls Tara from Gone with the Wind. Guests are greeted in a marble-floored lobby embedded with a black star (hence the name) in front of a grand curved staircase wide enough for hoopskirted damsels to make a glam entrance. The property is not, however, from that era or located in the South. It's in Michigan's Leelanau County and was built in the 1980s...

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...

Tinder for Art: Atlanta Museum Helps You Find Works by Swiping Right

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/23/2019, 1:30 PM

Bringing new meaning to the term "art lover," Atlanta's High Museum of Art has introduced a Tinder-esque online tool to match visitors with works based on likes.  Dubbed Heartmatch, the web-based feature presents a series of objects—paintings, sculptures, installations, and whatsits—from the museum's massive collection, and, just as in dating apps, users can indicate their preferences by swiping ...

An Adult Returns to Sleepaway Camp at Interlochen Arts Camp in Northern Michigan

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/22/2019, 2:00 PM

Proust had his madeleines. But for me, the sight of a vanilla-and-chocolate swirled cone being served through a window marked “Melody Freeze” was a memory prompt. With the first lick, I was 14 years old again, at a time in my life when music and theater meant everything. I was at Interlochen, known in my adolescence as the National Music Camp, a place I’d once thought was only for kids like me. B...

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.
Wisconsin cheese tour: How to begin

Invading Dairyland: The Perfect 3-Day Wisconsin Cheese-a-Palooza Tour

By Andy Seifert

Use this 3-day road trip itinerary as a guide to Wisconsin’s best cheese and to dive into its distinctly dairy-centric culture.
Quiet places in crowded Venice

Where to Escape Crowds in Overtouristed Venice, Italy

By Lily Heise

Find the magic in overcrowded Venice at these lesser-known, and more importantly, lesser-visited treasures.
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.

Pauline Frommer: I'm Often Asked How to Become a Travel Writer, And I Suggest This Event

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/02/2019, 12:00 PM

Every year, I give about a dozen speeches on travel across North America. When I sign books afterwards, a familiar scenario inevitably will play out. I’ll hand back the book that I've just autographed and notice that the individual standing in front of me looks very, very nervous… and doesn’t want to move away from the table. She or he will chit-chat for a few minutes before taking a deep breath ...

Where to propose in New York City

Best Places to Propose in New York City

By Pauline Frommer

You've got the ring. Now it's time to pick the perfect spot to pop the question in the Big Apple.

The American Economy is Losing Billions from the Current Trade War: Arthur Frommer

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 06/19/2019, 11:00 AM

Supporters of the president’s trade war against China are undoubtedly unaware of the impact of that angry policy on the number of Chinese tourists visiting the United States.   I have read countless reports of that trade war, and not one of them (up until now) includes even a passing mention of incoming tourism from abroad. But recently, numerous newspapers have carried stories about a sharp...

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.