Barbados is an eclectic Caribbean vacation

Experiencing Eclectic Barbados Without All the Tourists

By Alexandra Cheney

Despite claiming the most luxury properties per square mile in the Caribbean, Barbados still presents an unfiltered, tourist-free, and unapologetically original beach vacation.
Children gathering around for storytime at Great Wolf Lodge Family Resort

The Top Resorts for Families with Preschoolers

By Candyce H. Stapen

Family-friendly comforts and plenty of ways to play with your toddler: These resorts are the rare hotels that are truly ideal for young children.
A group of passengers debark from a cruise ship in Mexico.

The Biggest Summer Travel Mistakes....And How To Fix Them

By Pauline Frommer

It's the vacation many of us look forward to all year. But there are ways to mess summer vacation up, and they're quite common. Here are the most typical mistakes and some ways to avoid them.
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Disney's Aulani resort aerial view

Disney's Aulani in Hawaii: See What It's Like in Photos

By Jason Cochran

One of the biggest surprises at Disney's Hawaiian beach resort near Honolulu on Oahu is that there's hardly a Mickey in sight.
Children play in the water in Puerto Rico.

12 Memorable Adventures in Puerto Rico

By John Marino

Puerto Rico is far more than sun and sand. With a dazzling culture, foodie-worthy cuisine and scintillating nature sites (both on land and in the sea) it may well be one of the most exciting destinations in the Caribbean.
Ono Seafood ahi poke, Honolulu, Hawaii

Eat Like a Local: The Best Cheap Food in Honolulu, Oahu

By Jason Cochran

Waikiki is full of crummy tourist food and chain restaurants, but if you know where to go, you can eat like the locals do—fresh ahi tuna, decadent one-of-a-kind pastries, and heaping portions of the famous Hawaiian "plate lunch" are all within easy reach of the beach.
Frommer's' Best Places to Go in 2016

The Frommer's' Best Places to Go List for 2016

Frommer's' editors select the best destinations for travelers in 2016.
Historic Caribbean hurricane season track map

When is Hurricane Season? A Worldwide Guide

By Jason Cochran

When is hurricane season in the Caribbean, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean? Save your beach vacation with our month-by-month guide to the typhoons and cyclones of the world.
Jade Mountain, St Lucia

Frommer's Names the Perfect Caribbean Resorts

By Alexis Lipsitz Flippin, Reid Bramblett, and Christina Paulette Colón

Few places can do great luxury resorts as well as the Caribbean. Frommer's' researchers have been to them all. We think these are some of the best resorts—the most gorgeous, the most romantic, and most memorable hotels in the world—perfect for honeymoons, romance, or indulgent getaways.
Passengers whoop it up onboard Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas

What to Do, What to Buy in the Top Caribbean Cruise Ports

By Heidi Sarna, Matt Hannafin, and Pauline Frommer

Thinking of taking a tropical cruise? The Caribbean islands each provide slightly different versions of sun and fun, and each port offers its own variety of tours, beaches, and shopping. Here's our guide to the most important ports.
A sailboat on the beach at Providenciales.

The 16 Best Beaches in the Caribbean Islands

By Christina Paulette Colon, Alexis Lipsitz Flippin, and John Marino

Sun, sand and crystalline waters—that's why one goes to the Caribbean, right? But which islands offer the best of those three elements? Our experts have picked the top 16 destinations for beach lovers.
A photo of a man riding a wave in Santa Cruz

10 Places to Ride the Curl: Surfing Around the World

By Lois Friedland

Itching for a real Surfin' Safari? Look no farther, from the classic breaks of San Diego to the Moroccan coastline we've found the wildest waves and most beautiful beaches.
Children pet a starfish at the Maui Ocean Center

The Best of Hawaii for Kids

By Martha Cheng, Jeanne Cooper, Shannon Wianecki

Sure, you could spend your entire family vacation at the beach. But Hawaii has so many other attractions that kids (and their parents!) love. Here's our picks for the best of 'em.
Surfer in Hawaii rides a huge wave.

The Best of Outdoor Hawaii

By Martha Cheng, Jeanne Cooper, Shannon Wianecki

Hawaii is filled with awe-inspiring outdoor activities for the whole family, from hiking to the top of volcanoes to snorkeling off the Napali Coast. Check out the top six outdoor excursions that will make your next trip to Hawaii one to remember.
The sparkling aqua waters off the Pacific Coast of Mexico

Mexico's Next Big Thing: The Riviera Nayarit

By Pauline Frommer

Visitors are just learning about this 192-mile long stretch of golden sands, critter-filled mangrove swamps (great for birders), hippie chic surfing towns and swank, brand-new resorts. Get there before the crowds arrive en masse!
Lazy river at Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World

Which Orlando Hotel Has the Best Pool?

By Jason Cochran

Orlando has more than 118,000 hotel rooms—but not all resort pools are equal. Check out some of the best swimming areas that the vacationland serving Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando has to offer.

3 Alternatives to Miami Beach’s Party Hotels

By Juliana Shallcross

Taking in all that’s new in Miami Beach can be exhausting. If you don’t want to deal with the hyped-up party scene or the impersonal service of a too-big resort, here are three laid-back hotels to try.

Not Snorkeling, Not Scuba, But Snuba

By Pauline Frommer

Pauline Frommer Talks to an Expert About What's Making this New Water Sport So Popular

In the Caribbean Hotel Rates Plummet in the Three Weeks Immediately after New Year's Day

By Arthur Frommer

That's true of both the pricier islands and the ones with budget accommodations. Some ideas for a last-minute trip.

Lights, Cameras, Dolphins: Clearwater, FL Gets Ready for Its Close-Up

By Alexis Lipsitz Flippin

A stop in at Clearwater Marine Aquarium brings visitors face-to-face with an inspirational dolphin tale -- and the silver screen.

Cruise Travel Tips: How to Stay Healthy at Sea

By Heidi Sarna

What you should pack in a first-aid kit, how to cope with seasickness, and other ways to avoid the cruise ship's infirmary.

Hurricane Season: 5 Caribbean Travel Tips

By Alexis Lipsitz Flippin

Traveling to the Caribbean in the summer or fall always sounds like a good idea -- until you remember that hurricane season lasts from June to November. Keep these 5 travel tips in mind before you book that Caribbean beach vacation.

Photo Slideshow: Day by Day: 12 Ways to Get Wet in Hawaii

By Jeanette Foster

Get the most out of Hawaii with our highlights of the best beaches and water sports on the islands.

Onboard Waterslides and Water Parks Make a Splash

By Heidi Sarna

Elaborate water parks and multi-deck slides are popping up on ships. We round up the best of the bunch, and look ahead at what's to come.

Photo Slideshow: 9 Top Cruise Ports for Getting in the Mood

By Heidi Sarna

Cruises by nature can be super romantic, and while every cruise port isn't hot, there are plenty that sizzle.