The road through the Opal Fields to Coober Pedy.

10 Great Adventures in South Australia's Outback

South Australia's Outback can seem overwhelming, so we've narrowed it down to these top outback travel experiences.
Cerubs on the grounds of Schloss Linderhof.

9 Day Trips From Munich Into Bavaria

Mountains, lakes, spas, and medieval towns lie within an hour of Munich, and the landscape is dotted with castles, villas, and Alpine resorts.
Aerial view of an orange overcast London through a rain speckled glass pane

How to See the Best of England in One Week

By Donald Strachan, Photo Editing by Margaret Daly

Make the most of your time in England with our week-long itinerary. Through short bursts of travel, we'll take you through the best of London and then on to such storied locales as Windsor, Oxford, and Stratford-upon-Avon. History, nature, art—the best way to experience England.
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Panoramic view along the coastline near Meat Cove Area of Cape Breton Island

Best Things to Do in Canada: Month by Month

By Frommer's Staff

We show you how and when to enjoy the quintessential Canadian travel adventures, from the famous to the unique.
Dating from the 17th century, Charles Fort was garrisoned until 1921.

5 Best Small Towns and Villages Across Ireland

Here are five small towns that embody the best of Ireland in their own special ways.
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.
joey chestnut eating alongside sonya thomas at the buffalo wing competition

10 Extreme Eating Contests Across the United States

By Ashley DuBois

The next time you travel, check out the professional eaters at festivals and restaurants across the USA. From Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island to The Acme Oyster Eating World Championship in New Orleans, these exhilarating contests are best witnessed live in action.
The US Capitol located in Washington, D.C.

Tracing African-American History: A Day Tour in Washington, D.C.

By Elise Hartman Ford

The capital of the United States is rich in local and national Black historical sites, from pre-Revolutionary War times to the present.
Edgar Allan Poe Museum garden with statue

Raven Trekking: Edgar Allan Poe's Richmond, Virginia

By Gretchen Kelly

Tell-tale signs of Edgar Allan Poe's old haunts are all over town in Richmond, Virginia.
US 1 Road in California

See The Best Of California In Two Weeks

By Mark Hiss and Garth Mueller

Our authors' whirlwind tour of the Golden State's golden sights. Buckle your seatbelt!
The grand Angell Hall at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

How To Plan a College Tour Vacation

By Pauline Frommer

It's the ultimate road trip—and for some families it may be the last road trip you take together. But planning a successful college visiting vacation isn't all that easy, especially considering that many colleges don't give weekend tours. Here's some hard-won wisdom from Pauline Frommer, who just finished looking at colleges with her older daughter.
The skyline of San Diego at twilight.

Experiencing the Very Best of San Diego

By Maribeth Mellin

Are there many other American cities as fun to visit as San Diego? We don't think so. With its beachy setting, its powerful history, and its thriving arts and culinary scene, San Diego offers some potent lures to the vacationer.
Smorgasburg in Brooklyn, NY

10 of America's Best Summer Food Festivals

By Elizabeth Bacharach

There's no better way to spend the longer sunshine-filled days than visiting one of the United States' many summer food festivals.
What to see in San Antonio, Texas, if you have 3 days or less

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

By Janis Turk

San Antonio is one of the most fascinating cities in the United States, with a quaint Old World sensibility that’s vaguely Spanish, decidedly Mexican, and truly Texan. Here's what you must see—and what you should eat—on a visit.
A lake view from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore

14 Reasons Why You Should Visit Northern Michigan

By Pauline Frommer

What can you see and do in the Traverse City, Michigan area? Probably a lot more than you think.
American food road trips are a growing trend.

10 Great American Food Trail Road Trips

By Amber Nolan

Chart a road trip through the bounty of the United States. These 10 delicious food vacation trails wind through the regions producing the best of America's flavors, including wine, bourbon, cheese, barbecue, and ice cream.
Riviera Palm Springs

Frank Sinatra's Palm Springs: A Tour of His Hangouts

By Jason Cochran

He sang about Chicago and New York, but Frank Sinatra, who would have turned 100 in 2015, usually did it his way at his California home, Palm Springs. You can still visit the places Ol' Blue Eyes ate, drank, and slept—and pay respects at his gravesite.

Want to Save a Ton of Money on Your Next Car Rental? We'll Show You How

By David Landsel

Where are travelers most frequently being taken for a ride? The airport. But you can save money on rental cars with one simple trick—and we have the numbers to prove it.

Holiday Road Trips 101: Staying Safe

By Pauline Frommer

Driving to see relatives for the holidays? We've gathered tips from top experts to make the trip more enjoyable....and less hazardous.

How to Complain to Cruise America

By Margaret Daly

Was your RV Rental with Cruise America not up to par? Find out how to send it your complaint.

How to Complain to Hertz Rent-A-Car

By Margaret Daly

For instructions on how to send feedback to the well-known Hertz Rent-A-Car, read below.

After the Amtrak Accident: Why Did It Happen, and What Can We Do Going Forward?

By Ross Walker

Arthur and Pauline Frommer sit down with Jim Matthews, President and CEO of the National Railroad Passengers Association, to discuss the Amtrak accident in Philadelphia.

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?

Get Your Kicks on Route 66

By Roxie Pell

Travel Expert Jim Hinckley on Route 66 and the Great American Road Trip Today

The Meanest Roads in America: More Public Highways Bleeding Tourists with Cashless Tolls

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 08/12/2013, 8:15 PM

They're the meanest roads in America. If you haven't taken a road trip vacation in the last few years, you're in for a rude shock. More states are implementing what's called "cashless tolls," which require vehicles to carry transponders that roadside sensors debit with the price of tolls. While cashless tolls have sped up traffic on many commuter routes, some states have unwisely and uncharitably...