The World’s Most Rewarding Source of Free Homestays Is, and Remains, Servas

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 03/02/2018, 8:45 PM

Organizations come and go that arrange for you to stay free-of-charge in someone else’s home or apartment in the course of your travels. The latest leaders in this effort are Couchsurfing.com and Globalfreeloaders.com, which are sometimes criticized as having grown too large to be effective.   But another such organization—USServas.org—is older by far and careful to hand-pick both hosts and ...

A Luxury Island Retreat Where Only Women Are Welcome

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 02/02/2018, 3:15 PM

We told you women-only travel was going to be a big deal in 2018. To wit: In September, a private island off the coast of Finland will begin welcoming guests—and dudes need not apply. Christened SuperShe after a networking group designed to empower women, the luxury isle will specialize in wellness offerings such as fitness classes, healthy eating, and artsy activities.  Founder Kristina Roth t...

Mapping a trip

The Trends That Will Shape Travel in 2018

By Pauline Frommer and Zac Thompson

Bots and biometrics, cannabis travel, and more: We talked with experts from across the travel industry to learn what will affect your wanderings in 2018.
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Travel gifts, many under $100

Frommer's Gift Guide: Great Stuff for Travel

By Frommer's Editors

Don't know what to buy your favorite traveler? Frommer's has the best gift ideas for you.
Hot Travel Instagrammers from around the world

21 Beautiful Instagram Accounts By Beautiful Travelers

By Ashley DuBois

Call them your travel Instababes. We’ve chosen 20 hot Instagram users who go beyond the usual humdrum vacation images—and who do it in a language that social media rewards: by being as gorgeous as their adventures.

Women-Only Taxi Service Debuts in Paris

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/29/2017, 10:00 PM

Women have a new option for getting around Paris. A taxi service called Women Drive has debuted in the French capital. The business is staffed with female drivers and geared toward female passengers. The hope is that customers won't have to worry about "prying eyes or indelicate questions," as the Women Drive website puts it. The company also wants to provide job opportunities for women cabbies ...

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.

Kefalonia Island, the picture of a Greek island.

Most Beautiful Beaches: 8 Sands-sational Destinations

Really, really get away from it all at these eight beaches in Greece, Thailand, Brazil, and five other slices of paradise.

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.

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.

Party Cruises: 10 Weekend Getaways at Sea

Make happy hour last all weekend by booking one of these 2- or 3-night party cruises from Miami, New York City, Los Angeles, and other U.S. ports.
Potala Palace, seat of the Dalai Lamas.

7 Legendary Lady Explorers

From Antarctica to Iran, these seven journeys shattered the glass ceiling of exploration.
Yoga poses on the limestone rocks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, at Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre

Yoga Vacations Around the World

Skip the sights on your next trip and focus inward with a rejuvenating escape at one of these seven yoga retreats.
The Spa at Buccament Bay Resort, St. Vincent. Photo courtesy Buccament Bay Resort

5 Best New Spas in the Caribbean

Several spas have opened in the Caribbean within the last two years. Here are 6 spots to try a little pampering alongside your sun-bathing.
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.
The Great West Door and Towers of Westminster Abbey, as seen in fisheye view from Tothill Street, London.

Best Royal Weddings of All Time: 10 Regal Sites

William and Kate can learn a thing or two from these legendary affairs in England, France, Egypt, Korea and other regal destinations.
The iconic Flatiron Building in New York City.

New York City's Flatiron District: On the Rise

New hotels and restaurants are popping up in New York City's Flatiron District. Here's a closer look at the top restaurants and the best places to stay.
View of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo.

World's Most Romantic Cities

Fall in love all over again in Paris, Prague, Florence, and seven other romantic cities around the world.
A glass-enclosed rooftop bar and the East Terrace at Salon de Ning provide year-round views from the 23rd floor of The Peninsula New York.

New York City's Best Year-Round Rooftop Bars and Terraces

By Frommer's Staff

A little winter chill can't stop the party at these New York City rooftop bars and terraces.
<strong>By Hillary Richard McNamara</strong><br><br>When it comes to romance and adventure, <a href="http://www.frommers.com/destinations/hawaii/" target="_blank">Hawaii</a> has it all: secluded beaches, colorful sunsets, tropical rainforests, volcanic craters, coral reefs, canyons, and even an active volcano. With stable temperatures year-round and an abundance of outdoor activities, <a href="http://www.frommers.com/destinations/hawaii/0781020156.html" target="_blank">renting a vehicle</a> might not be the first thing that comes to mind while imagining a romantic Hawaii vacation -- but one of the best (and most convenient) ways to explore the main Hawaiian Islands is by car. Each island offers visitors its own unique natural wonders, many of which can be visited in the same day with the right itinerary.<br><br>These romantic, scenic drives showcase some of the best sights Hawaii has to offer. Regardless of whether you're a convertible type of couple or a four-wheel drive pair, remember to take as much time as you need to soak in the surroundings. The "spirit of aloha" is in the journey, after all.

Driving Hawaii: 5 Romantic Roads

These five romantic, scenic drives showcase some of the best sights Hawaii has to offer.
Tides Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Photo courtesy Viceroy Hotel Group

10 Over-the-Top Valentine's Day Packages

By Carrie Havranek

We've rounded up some of the most outlandish, elaborate over-the-top and in some cases, ridiculous Valentine's Day deals.
Partying at the Paris Theater on Washington Avenue in Miami Beach.

5 Great Party Destinations

Whether you're planning a girlfriend getaway or a bachelor party, save your energy for nightlife in Vegas, New Orleans, Miami, New York, or Montego Bay.
Hollywood may take years to create a film, but Shoot Out throws down the gauntlet with a challenge to make your own movie in 24 hours.

10 Epic Worldwide Events and Festivals

Don't miss these classic (and a bit wacky) events and festivals around the world.
Vineyard at sunset in Chianti, Tuscany

Favorite Sights and Experiences in Tuscany and Umbria

Get ready to discover some of the best of both known and hidden in Italy's Tuscany and Umbria.
Leather goods are plentiful, well-crafted bargains in the San Lorenzo market.

7 Ways to Shop Across the World

By Charis Atlas Heelan

Where to find the best goods and how to get the best deals at seven global shopping destinations.