Reliving The Oregon Trail: Rinker Buck's Pioneering Journey

By Ashley DuBois

Arthur and Pauline Frommer chat with Rinker Buck, author of The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, to discuss his incredible experience traveling the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon like the original pioneers.

When is the Best Time to Cruise?

By Simon Duvall

There is no one-size-fits-all answer for when to sail: It depends on your own personal priorities. Whether you’re looking to avoid the rough seas or score a bargain deal, there’s a time of year that’s best for you. If you’re looking for low prices, shoulder season — the time between peak and low season — is a great option, but it may come with trade-offs like rainy weather or fewer wildlife sightings. Check out our breakdown of the best time to cruise based on destination, weather, and price:

Gas, Food, Lodging, Payola: Why You Can't Trust Those Highway Signs

By Jason Cochran

Signs along the Interstate tell you which restaurants and hotels are nearby—but how did those signs get there?


7 Popular Tourist Traps — and Where to Go Instead

By Bob Payne

Ever wonder why tourist traps are so popular? Sometimes, it’s as simple as name recognition, created by effective marketing, and a lack of knowledge about other choices.

Traveler's Ski Report: What's New at Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

By Eric Peterson

Find out what's new at Taos Ski Valley, which has enjoyed some of the season's best snow.

Traveler's Ski Report: Big Sky Resort, Montana

By Eric Peterson

Other than the challenging terrain at Montana's Big Sky Resort, a ski trip at this popular resort means that you're also close to Yellowstone National Park and other great winter attractions.

Eco-Friendly Ski Resorts & Ski Deals

By Eric Peterson

Find out which U.S. ski resorts in the West earned top grades for the best environmental policies and practices, including everything from recycling to shuttle bus service.

What's New at Breckenridge Ski Resort, Colorado

By Eric Peterson

As Breckenridge Ski Resort turns 50, check out what's new -- and what traditions carry on -- at the popular Colorado ski resort.

Traveler's Ski Report: Keystone, Colorado

By Eric Peterson

Keystone, about a two-hour drive from Denver International Airport, is the ideal ski destination for expert skiers, snowboarders, and families. You can save at least 20% just by booking your lift tickets online.

Gear Update: New Skis, Snowboards, Goggles, and More

By Eric Peterson

Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels will want to check out these innovative products from 11 top companies.

Fish Story: 4 Deep-Sea Destinations off the Baja Peninsula

By Eric Peterson

Squeezed as it is between the vast blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, Baja California is a mecca for deep-sea fishermen in pursuit of a big catch.

Video Report: Summer in National Parks

By Pauline Frommer

Pauline Frommer visits CNN to share park tips, from how to save, where to find wildlife, and what spots are best for avoiding big crowds.

5 U.S. National Parks that Are Ready for Spring

By Eric Peterson

The spring is the perfect time for the wildlife habitats that come alive in the Rockies and the desert parks of the Southwest -- as Goldilocks likes it, not too cold and not too hot.

Pauline Frommer's Top Budget Destinations for Summer 2008

By Pauline Frommer

Despite the record high prices, there are still plenty of places, both in the U.S. and abroad, where travelers can enjoy beautiful beaches, outdoor adventures, wine tastings and spas, and unique cultural experiences--without breaking the bank.

What's New: An Online Update for Frommer's Hawaii

By Jeanette Foster

You are in the bargaining seat in 2008. Refuse to accept rack rates, check the internet rates and then get on the phone and bargain, bargain, bargain.

Day Hikes in Big Bend National Park

By Eric Peterson

Texas' Big Bend National Park offers numerous possibilities for backpacking, both on established and marked hiking trails and on relatively unmarked hiking routes following washes, canyons, or abandoned rough dirt roads dating from the late 1800s.

Prepping for a Hike Along the Appalachian Trail

By Jason Sheftell

Stretching from Maine to Georgia through 14 states and over 2,100 miles, the Appalachian Trail is as historic a trek as any other national park walk east coast or west.

What's New: An Online Update for Frommer's Montana & Wyoming

By Eric Peterson

Find the latest in the two states that are home to to some of the most popular ski resorts and national parks in the country.

Watch the Feathers Fly on Birding Vacations

By Charis Atlas Heelan

The specific promotions described in this article have now passed, but it remains online so that the resources named will be of future use to travelers.

Float On: Good News on Affordable Summery Houseboat Rentals

By Maureen Clarke

The promotions described in this article have now passed, but it remains online so that the resources named will be of future use to travelers.

Tourism Eruptions: Vacationing with a Volcano

By Charis Atlas Heelan

What's New: An Online Update for Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

By Paul Karr

Things change verrry slowly in Eastern Canada, and sometimes they don't change much at all. Nevertheless, there are a few recent developments to note.

Two New Trains Open Up New York Airports, WTC Site

By Sascha Segan

The reopening of the World Trade Center station combined with the new Airtrain to JFK airport as eased commuters' burdens -- and created off-center opportunities for tourists.

Hassle-Free Holidays: Frommer's Tip List for Traveling Without a Worry

By The Frommer's Staff

Procrastinators will find sky-high air and rail fares for the turkey week right now, and Christmas and New Year's down the pike. There are a ways to reduce stress while saving time and money on these mandatory trips. Here are our tips for your holiday surviving travel.

Silver Wings Means Spectacular Savings for Seniors

By Sascha Segan

Depending on your destination, United Airline's Silver Wings Plus program can save 'seniors' serious bucks.