Many great hotels around the world perform special rituals every day—and checking in is the best way to enjoy them.
Posted on 12/13/2017, 11:00 PM
As anybody who travels with open eyes and an open mind soon discovers, a place isn't made unique just by its buildings and scenery. The dishes, dances, crafts, languages, and other traditions developed there are just as important and every bit as worthy of preservation. That's why the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage was established in 2003—to bring awareness and protections to signifi...
Some cities one can revisit without ever tiring of them. Montreal is one of them. Pauline Frommer returns to the fascinating Quebecois town.
Learn how to order at restaurants in Spain, how to eat churros y chocolate, choose tapas, and whether it's a good idea to drink the sangria.
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.
On this Southern Caribbean island, an artist is transforming a ferocious local plant into a thing of beauty and grace that you can visit on your next vacation.
Mexico is more than big cities and beach resorts. It's also a country of magical towns that offer an unexpected splash of color, unique attractions, and fine foods. Here are 10 charming places to inspire your own visit to one of these pueblos magicos.
Posted on 11/28/2017, 6:30 AM
Side-by-side history museums in Mississippi's capital city, Jackson, will open to the public on December 9—one day before the state's bicentennial. The brand-new institutions share an entrance and a downtown address (222 North St.) in the mid-state city because the stories they tell are inextricably entwined, as you can see from their names: the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi C...
For generations, Manhattan’s big retailers have gone all out to create eye-popping holiday window displays at their flagship locations. Follow along on our walking tour of the jolliest spots.
Revisit—or preview—the collections of the world's best museums through these handsome publications.
Justifiably proud of its wordsmiths, Dublin offers a number of must-see sights for lit-inclined travelers—and you can hit the highlights in one gloriously word-drunk day.
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.
The 18 best places around the world to see something new, soak up culture, marvel at nature, and eat great food in 2018.
Call them your travel Instababes. We’ve chosen 20 hot Instagram users who go beyond the usual humdrum vacation images—and who do it in a language that social media rewards: by being as gorgeous as their adventures.
Posted on 10/20/2017, 8:15 PM
In the famously word-drunk city of Dublin, even the statues now have the gift of gab. As part of a new tourism project called Talking Statues Dublin, 10 of the Irish capital's most recognizable sculptural likenesses—including writers James Joyce (on Earl Street), Oscar Wilde (at Merrion Square), and George Bernard Shaw (at the National Gallery) as well as political figures James Larkin (on O'Con...
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.
Posted on 10/04/2017, 9:45 PM
The upper tiers of the Colosseum in Rome are reopening to the public for the first time in four decades. The renowned architectural marvel—which dates to the first century A.D. and is one of the ancient city's most visited sites—is coming off a 5-year, multimillion-dollar restoration paid for by Diego Della Valle, chairman of luxury leather brand Tod's. With public money for major preservation...
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.
Tourists and schoolchildren travel to them by the busload, but these major American tourist sites are all fabrications, reconstructions, or bald-faced lies.
We attended a TV sitcom taping—and we actually had fun! Here's what the experience is like, and here's how to get tickets for your next vacation.
This one-day walking tour of Rome includes stops at the best things to see and do. If you don't have much time in Rome, here's a touring plan.
In California, even the state parks are awe-inspiring. From redwood forests to unspoiled beaches and otherworldly deserts, here are eight spots that would be national parks anywhere else.
For a small country, Portugal produces an astonishing variety of wine. Fortunately for travelers, the country also has plenty of gorgeous places to taste it.
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?