Bite-Sized Volunteer Vacations

By Pauline Frommer

How to Do Good on Vacations That Aren't Only Devoted to "Voluntourism"

A globe with a small paper boat on it.

The Travel Trends That Will Shape Your Next Vacation

By Pauline Frommer

The world is changing rapidly. How will these shifts affect your travels in 2017? Read on.
The Durango and Silverton rounds a bend in Colorado

The 10 Most Fun Heritage Railways in America

By Doug Wallack

Looking for a fun day out for families? The many heritage railways in the United States are museums of moving history.
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The Election of Trump Could Curtail Our Right to Travel to Cuba

By Arthur Frommer

Arthur Frommer's rallying cry: don't let a President Trump take away our rights, as citizens, to travel where we wish during peacetime.

Lincoln and Wilson in Washington, D.C.: 2 Presidential Homes Beyond the White House

By Pauline Frommer

You don't have to take a White House tour to walk in the footsteps of a U.S. President. The homes of two of America's most complex, important Presidents are open to visitors -- and much easier to get into.

Businesses that are at least 275 years old

10 Tourist-Friendly Businesses Open 275 Years Or Longer

By Anthony Grant

Experience authentic culture at these shops and restaurants around the world that have been trading for at least 275 years.
View of Bologna from the Trecento Scalini

Do as the Bolognesi Do: Top 5 Places to Live like a Local

By Sydney Lowe

A college student visits Bologna, Italy and learns to live like a native. Here's where to find the best places for food, views and fun.
A close up shot of Uluru

The Wonders of Australia's Outback

By Pauline Frommer

A visual tour through some of the flora, fauna, cultural traditions and spectacular geology that make Australia's Outback a must-visit destination.
The flamboyant showman Liberace once said “too much of a good thing is wonderful!” He may very well have been talking about <a href="http://www.frommers.com/destinations/las-vegas">Las Vegas</a>, a city in which he was a frequent headliner, and one which has built its reputation on the concept of excess. There’s too much too look at, too much to do, too much to eat, too much to drink, and certainly too many ways to lose your money. Indulgence is where most people start their visit and why not? <br><br>You can run out of room on your memory card trying to snap pictures of all the postcard-worthy sights from dancing fountains to blasting volcanoes. The hotels are so big that getting from your room to the front door requires rest periods, the dining scene has turned this town into a culinary destination, and the nightclubs have elevated Sin City to the biggest, most successful party spot in the world. <br><br>Are you feeling overwhelmed? We have some ideas for how to have the most “authentic” vacation in this deeply inauthentic town. Hey, when it comes to <a href="http://www.frommers.com/destinations/las-vegas">Las Vegas</a>, Liberace may have had a point.

The Most Authentic Experiences in Gloriously Phony Las Vegas

By Rick Garman

What do you have to see, do and perhaps imbibe to say you've actually DONE Las Vegas? Our longtime expert on everything Sin City has some answers
Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana

Louisiana's Most Glorious Antebellum Mansions

By Jason Cochran

Rich in history both grim and grand, Louisiana's mansions are national treasures. The excesses and ethics of the distant past are on display at these handsome survivors, each one an architectural gem with a story to tell.
Chicago city skyline reflected in the "Bean."

Great Architectural Pilgrimages: 15 Sites to Visit

From Angkor Wat to suburban Connecticut, we've rounded up 15 inspiring sites for people who love buildings.
Neptune is the central figure in Rome's Trevi Fountain, the construction of which took 30 years.

On Location in Italy, India, and Bali

Visit the gelateria and pizzeria made famous by the movie version of Eat, Pray, Love (out on DVD on Nov. 23), plus find more ways to experience India and Bali.
Room at the Jupiter Hotel in Portland, OR

9 Vintage-Inspired Hotels

Check in to a bit of the past at one of these nine vintage-inspired hotels in the U.S., Jamaica, and the Czech Republic.
Many of the mummified corpses in the Catacombe dei Cappuccini remain fully clothed centuries after death.

Catacombs and Tombs: 9 Final Resting Places

Come face to face with your humanity at these nine catacombs, tombs, and ossuaries in Italy, Cambodia, the Balkans, and more.
La Piazzetta shows its best side after the day-trippers have left Capri town.

The 6 Most Scenic Spots in Italy

From the north to the south, here are six places where the visual splendor of Italy can't be matched.
Hikers moving up Ayers Rock in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia.

Exploring Oprah's Australia on Your Own Dime

From cuddling koalas to climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge, here's how to follow in the talk-show queen's footsteps -- without a royal budget.
West Lake, Hangzhou.

10 New Ways to Do China's Greatest Hits

While you're checking off the country's big-ticket attractions, you'll need to take a break from the tourist trail. Here are excellent alternatives.
Tierra del Fuego landscape.

15 South American Island Escapes

Escape from the continent on to one of these 15 islands filled with wildlife, beaches, and tranquil waters.
Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory.

London Day Trips: Museums and Gardens

From the halls of Oxford to the hills of Hampstead Heath, nine museums and gardens worth adding to your London itinerary.
Cyclists in front of the Acropolis, Athens

World's 10 Best Historic Cruise Ports

Check out these 10 cities in Europe, Asia, and North America that are close enough to the cruise docks to warrant a day trip.
Forage, a Los Angeles eatery that offers simple dishes made from local produce. Courtesy Forage

Agritourism: How to Eat Local in Los Angeles

Some Los Angeles residents are transforming urban space into farmland as a way to bring homegrown food back to the city.
A gate leads to Washington Mews.

Walking Tour: Charming Streets of New York City

Take a break from the New York City traffic, and stroll along these quiet streets in old Manhattan.
Portland's favorite slogan.

The Weird and Wonderful in Portland, OR

Is Portland still the quirky, offbeat city it claims to be? We take a guided tour on the wild side.
UNA Hotel Vittoria, Florence. Photo: Alberto Ferrero/UNA Hotels and Resorts

Florence, Italy's Best New Neighborhood

The former working-class, artisan's borough is a place you'll still meet Florentines and share in fun, food, and even a dash of Renaissance culture.
View from the fort at Cidade Velha, Cape Verde.

Island Hopping the Cape Verde Islands

What to see and where to stop in the distinctive West African archipelago.