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.

Roller coaster at Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park in China

The World's Most Thrilling Roller Coasters

Lower your safety bar and find someplace to stow your sunglasses—we're taking a tour of the fastest, steepest, pulse-poundingest roller coasters on earth.
A kid at one of Great Wolf Lodge's indoor water park

How to Get the Most from a Great Wolf Lodge Vacation

Maximize your family fun time with our guide to the growing chain of indoor water park resorts. Dive right in!
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The best and worst hotel booking sites

Best and Worst Hotel Booking Sites

Dozens of hotel-only booking sites promise rock-bottom deals. We test-drove a few sites in search of the best.
View from Alamo Square in San Francisco

What to Do in San Francisco If You Don't Have Much Time

A whirlwind itinerary for seeing the best of the City by the Bay—from the depths of Alcatraz to the Top of the Mark—in just one, two, or three days
A statue of George Washington on horseback in the center of a public garden in Boston.

Best Sites to See on Boston's History Trails

Boston is brimming with national historic sites and a great way to see many of them is to walk The Freedom Trail and the Black Heritage Trail. But taking in so much history can be time-consuming, so here are the best of both trails.
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas cruise ship

What I Learned Aboard the World's Biggest Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas—the largest passenger vessel ever built—set off on its inaugural sailing with our writer on board. It was his first time at sea, too.
The Durango and Silverton rounds a bend in Colorado

The 10 Most Fun Heritage Railways in America

Looking for a fun day out for families? The many heritage railways in the United States are museums of moving history.
San Diego skyline

What to Do in San Diego If You Don't Have Much Time

A whirlwind itinerary for cramming the best of San Diego in one, two, or three days
A Norwegian Cruise Lines ship sails from Mykonos

How to Pick the Best Cruise for You

Single travelers will pick very different cruises from those traveling with children. The same goes for those looking to get married onboard, travelers with disabilities and others with special needs and tastes. We've broken down which cruiselines are best for each type of traveler.
Outside the pet-friendly Hotel Allegro Chicago. Photo: John Dziekan

Hotel Perks That Hit the Spot

From complimentary bike rentals to free minibar snacks, a dozen of our favorite amenities are available at boutique hotels, luxury hotels, and hotel chains around the world.
Snowboarders in Park City, Utah. Photo courtesy Park City Mountain Resort

5 Best Snowboarding Resorts in the U.S.

Since not all ski slopes are ideal for snowboarders, true enthusiasts will want to check out these best places to snowboard in California, Colorado, and Utah.
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.
Jacob Black's House in Forks, Washington. Courtesy HomeAway.com

America's Best Haunted Houses

For travelers who think they're too old for trick-or-treating, these seven cities have some of the best haunted houses and Halloween-themed attractions.
Red car on the road in Arizona. Photo: Aliaksandr Nikitsin/Dreamstime.com

Travel Deals: 11 Hotels With Free Gas Cards

Soften the pain of high gas prices with these affordable hotel packages that include gas cards, rebates, resort credits, and other money-saving incentives.
A courtyard on Commercial Street in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Tim Grafft/MOTT

Best Places to Stay: Cape Cod, Nantucket, and More

Where you stay on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, or Nantucket can set the tone of your vacation. Use this guide to help find the best spot for your trip.

Disney Does Alaska: A Toddler's Take on Cruising

Disney's first-ever cruise to Alaska is tested out by a cruise writer's toddler. Will Disney Wonder pass the kid test? Find out what works and what doesn't.
Sunset on Malaysia's Sarawak. Photo: Heidi Sarna

8 Reasons to See Malaysia's Sarawak by River

A river cruise in Southeast Asia offers an intimate look at a region that's only accessible by boat. Pandaw Cruises is also waiving the single supplement for Frommers.com readers on select sailings.
Adventurers re-energize themselves aside the soothing and spectacular Manoa Falls.

5 Best Waterfall Hikes in Hawaii

Postcard-worthy paths in Maui, Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island.
Colorado River

Top 10 Whitewater River Rafting Destinations

Dip your paddle in the rushing water at any one of these 10 rivers and your workaday worries will rapidly disappear.
West Pier in Brighton.

10 Great Side Trips from London

From Cambridge to Bath, London is surrounded by opportunities for superlative day trips rich in English history and heritage.

Upper Pacific Suite Deck at Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur. Photo: Kodiak Greenwood/Post Ranch Inn

12 Coastal Hotels With Stunning Shore Views

Book one of these luxury hotels, charming inns, and beachfront cabanas for restorative views of the bay, beach, ocean, or shore.