Neapolitan Pizza, Panama Hats Among Traditions Given UNESCO Heritage Status

By Zac Thompson

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...

People walk through the Old City of Montreal

Hidden Montreal: Seeing More, Beyond its Famous Sights

By Pauline Frommer

Some cities one can revisit without ever tiring of them. Montreal is one of them. Pauline Frommer returns to the fascinating Quebecois town.
Savor the tastes of Spain

10 Food Rules to Follow in Spain, Plus How to Order Tapas

By Melissa Klurman

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.
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Mapping a trip

The Trends That Will Shape Travel in 2018

By Pauline Frommer and Zac Thompson

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.

In Curaçao, a Wondrous Cathedral Constructed Out of Thorns

By Alexis Flippin

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.

Great towns in Mexico

10 Mexican "Magic Towns" for 10 Charming Village Vacations

By Lauren Cocking

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.

Two Brand New Museums Dedicated to Mississippi History

By Zac Thompson

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...

2018 holiday window display at Macy's Herald Square in New York City

Christmas in New York: The City's Best Holiday Window Displays

By Zac Thompson

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.
Great coffee table books published by the world's greatest museums

Gorgeous Coffee Table Books from Great Museums

By Jason Cochran

Revisit—or preview—the collections of the world's best museums through these handsome publications.
Inside the old library at Trinity College Dublin

A Tour of Literary Dublin: Where to Appreciate Ireland's Many Famous Writers

By Zac Thompson

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. 

Panna Meena Ka Kund, Rajasthan

Experience the Subterranean Beauty of India's Lost Stepwells

By Victoria Lautman

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.
Frommer's' Best Places to Go 2018

Frommer's' Best Places to Go in 2018

By the Frommer's Editors

The 18 best places around the world to see something new, soak up culture, marvel at nature, and eat great food in 2018.
Hot Travel Instagrammers from around the world

21 Beautiful Instagram Accounts By Beautiful Travelers

By Ashley DuBois

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.

Statues in Dublin Can Call Your Mobile Phone

By Zac Thompson

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...

A surfer wipes out

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

By Frommer's Staff

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.

Upper Levels of Rome's Colosseum Reopening for Tours

By Zac Thompson

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 unfairly one of the country’s lesser-known regions

14 Reasons Calabria Needs to Be Your Next Italy Vacation

By Michelle Fabio

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

By Meredith Pratt

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.
Some of America's most important historical sites are actually re-creations.

American Historical Sites People Think Are Real—But Are Actually Fake

By Jason Cochran

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 Sitcom Taping in Hollywood: Here's What to Expect and How to Get Tickets

By Jason Cochran

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 self-guided walking tour of Rome includes stops at the best things to see and do.

Introducing the Perfect One-Day Walking Tour of Rome

By Elizabeth Heath

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.
Sonoma Coast State Park in California

California State Parks That Would Be National Parks Anywhere Else

By Zac Thompson

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.
Where to taste wine in Portugal

10 Top Portuguese Wine Experiences

By Paul Ames

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.
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

By Pauline Frommer

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? 
Bahamas beach

Which Bahamas Island Is Right for You? Use Our Paradise Picker

By Zac Thompson

There are 700 islands in the Bahamas, and while nearly each one is a looker, they're not all the same. We'll help you find the right speck of paradise for you, based on what you're into—seclusion, adventure, history, or swimming pigs.