In Spite of the President's Confusing Cuba Policy, Three Major Cruise Lines Persevere in Offering Brief and Superficial Visits

By Arthur Frommer

Despite the President’s murky efforts to limit the right of Americans to travel to Cuba, the cruise industry's brightest leaders lay future plans to bring even more vacationers there.

A large billboard looms over midtown Manhattan

8 Things You Didn't Know About New York City

Don't feel bad: most locals don't know about these 8 items either. But each can improve your Big Apple vacation in ways large and/or small.
A view of the central town on Mackinack Island from Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island: Lost in Time

The car never came to Mackinac Island—but famed researchers, Native Americans, fur traders, invading British troops, and vacationers galore did. Discover the big impact on history and travel made by this tiny speck in Lake Huron.
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Do Travelers Lose Something by Using Airbnb's Premium Services?

By Pauline Frommer

Airbnb wants to snag business travelers with listings that have the latest in luxury fittings and are regularly inspected. Why I (might) object

What to do on Gran Canaria Island

What to Do on (Very Windy) Gran Canaria Island

Touring the highlights of Gran Canaria island, or Grand Canary Island, in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco.
Quirky and unusual inns and B&Bs in Ireland

Ireland's Quirkiest Places to Stay

Travel beyond the standard tourist’s comfort zone to lodge in some of Ireland’s most extraordinary inns and B&Bs.

Legal Marijuana Has Come to Las Vegas

By Pauline Frommer

Pot has joined Sin City's list of legal vices. What do you need to know before you toke?

VIDEO: The Natural Beauty of Northern Michigan

By Frommer's Editors

Pauline Frommer celebrates the natural beauty of Northern Michigan, land of cherry trees, towering sand dunes, and Great Lakes.

Central Park is a stunning break from New York City's urban landscape.

Where to Go in New York City's Central Park

Even within the bounds of New York City's Central Park, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the Park's sprawling features. But never fear, we've collected a list of our favorite spots in New York City's backyard.

VIDEO: Reliving the Past in Northern Michigan

By Frommer's Editors

A trip to Northern Michigan is a rich and rewarding journey through time. Pauline Frommer hits up some of the historical highlights.

VIDEO: The Sophisticated Pleasures of Northern Michigan

By Frommer's Staff

In the heart of the heartland, a vacation destination awaits that will surprise and delight.

Vacation in One of the Less Popular Destinations This Summer for a Fine Travel Experience

By Arthur Frommer

Where should you travel this summer? Off the beaten path, says Arthur Frommer.

Places We travel now we didn't in 1957

10 Travel Hotspots Where Nobody Went When Frommer Guides Began

The world has changed drastically since Arthur Frommer launched the Frommer guides in 1957. Tourism winners have emerged since then, including these 10—places the average traveler in 1957 would likely never have considered visiting.
Places in early Frommer's guides that are still around today

Test of Time: Places in the Early Frommer's Guides That Are Still Open Today

We're not saying we had anything to do with it, but Frommer's recomended these hotels and restaurants in our earliest guide books, and despite a turbulent travel landscape, they have managed to survive a half century.
A moment of silence, please, for what we lost to progress.

Travel Joys and Miseries Millennials Will Never Know

The act of travel has changed radically in the decades that Frommer's has been publishing. Here's a look back on all the things that used to be commonplace that are now just anthropology of travels past.
Exploring Shizuoka instead of Hakone in Japan

Japan's Shizuoka: Mount Fuji From the Other Side

In Japan, there is a much less crowded but still easily accessible alternative to Hakone—the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture, specifically Atami, Mishima, and Shuzenji.

Looking for a New California City to Love? Don't Sleep on Sacramento

By David Landsel

Think California doesn't do subtle? There's a good chance you've yet to visit the Golden State's mellow capital city.

Tips for Exploring Brooklyn from Someone Who Walked Every Block in New York City

By Frommer's Editors

A Q&A with the author of The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide, on what he discovered while walking all of Brooklyn's 44 neighborhoods, block by block

How to Have the Best Day Ever in Jackson, Mississippi

By David Landsel

Headed in this direction? Prepare to be charmed. Here's how to have a perfect first day in this underdog of the Deep South.

St. Croix Goes Back to Its Farm Roots to Appeal to Vacationing Foodies

By Alexis Flippin

The cost of food in the Caribbean can be stratospheric, but St. Croix has something its neighbors don't: plenty of arable acreage. Fresh ingredients are propelling this U.S. Virgin Island as a gourmet culinary destination.

Going Underground in Barcelona: A Visit to Bomb Shelter Refugi 307

By Jennifer Ceaser

Barcelona stands above a little-known spider web of hand-dug refuge tunnels left over from war. Here's how to gain access to them.

Where can you find peace and quiet on vacation?

Listen to the Last Frontiers of Natural Quiet in North America

Where are the quietest spots to vacation? Human noise pollution has made it harder to find the undisturbed rhythm of nature. An expert shares where you can still find peace and natural sounds undisturbed by man.

Huell Howser is the Ultimate Armchair Tour Guide to California

By Jason Cochran

Whether you're looking for things to do on a California vacation or just need a smile, Huell Howser's online archive opens a new state of mind to explore.

Reappraising (And Exploring) Chicago's Underrated South Side

By David Landsel

Everything you know about Chicago's South Side isn't wrong. But it's not the whole story, either.

Ghost-Hunting in Galena: Talking to the Dead in the Heartland

By Erica Bray

Ghosts aren’t the first thing people typically associate with the Midwestern town of Galena, Illinois. But after my spine-tingling experience, perhaps they should.