Statues in Dublin Can Call Your Mobile Phone

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/20/2017, 8:15 PM

In the famously word-drunk city of Dublin, even the statues now have the gift of gab.  As part of a new tourism project called Talking Statues Dublin, 10 of the Irish capital's most recognizable sculptural likenesses—including writers James Joyce (on Earl Street), Oscar Wilde (at Merrion Square), and George Bernard Shaw (at the National Gallery) as well as political figures James Larkin (on O'Con...

A surfer wipes out

Travel Experiences That Aren't What They're Cracked Up to Be

Let’s face it: Not every travel experience is as rewarding as advertised. Frommer’s staffers share activities that we expected to be enjoyable and enriching—but weren’t.

Upper Levels of Rome's Colosseum Reopening for Tours

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/04/2017, 9:45 PM

The upper tiers of the Colosseum in Rome are reopening to the public for the first time in four decades.  The renowned architectural marvel—which dates to the first century A.D. and is one of the ancient city's most visited sites—is coming off a 5-year, multimillion-dollar restoration paid for by Diego Della Valle, chairman of luxury leather brand Tod's. With public money for major preservation...

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Georgetown in Washington, D.C.

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Sonoma Coast State Park in California

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Sledding on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

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USS Arizona Memorial in Oahu, Hawaii

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Sunnylands, the Rancho Mirage home built by a billionaire to entertain the world's most powerful people.

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Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken NJ

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The Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan

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