Toppled Rock Formation in Malta Now a Popular Scuba Diving Site

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/16/2017, 12:00 AM

The Mediterranean nation of Malta lost one of its most recognizable—and most Instagrammable—landmarks in March, when the Azure Window, a 92-foot limestone arch(pictured above) on the island of Gozo went tumbling into the sea after heavy storms. But the natural icon didn't just vanish into thin air. It now lies in enormous boulders under the surf at depths ranging from 16 to more than 100 feet. T...

Hurricane Season Could Be Worse Than Initially Predicted

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/15/2017, 12:00 AM

Weather watchers were already expecting the 2017 hurricane season to be unusually active in the western Atlantic, including the Caribbean region.  But now researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) think the season could be even worse than initially projected.  The NOAA is predicting 14 to 19 named storms, 5 to 9 of which could become hurricanes. That's up from the ...

Pirate flag

Adventure Ahoy! Tracking the Caribbean's Real-Life Pirates

Hoist the Jolly Roger and get out those treasure maps: We're setting sail in search of the sites once haunted by the cutthroats and swashbucklers who terrorized the Caribbean during the golden age of piracy. Don't be surprised if we shiver your timbers.
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Replacing Maho Bay, Newly Expanded Cinnamon Bay Provides Affordable Digs in the U.S. Virgin Islands

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 08/08/2017, 12:00 AM

For many years, a collection of tented bungalows called Maho Bay, on the quiet island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, was the world’s best-kept budget secret. Sensitive, intelligent Americans flocked to stay in these primitive digs, and thus enjoyed the cheapest tropical vacation on earth. It was a fabulous place. But Maho Bay’s lease ran out, it was forced to close, and its owners are ...

Sunset in Guam

All About Guam: Where It Is, What to Do, and the Strange Way They Eat Mangoes

Guam, an American territory in the western Pacific, is a lot closer to Asia than it is to the mainland. That's why it's off the radar for most American tourists, despite its distinct island appeal.

A New Warning About Cocktails at Some Mexican All-Inclusive Resorts

By Pauline Frommer

Toxic alcohol is a rising problem at some unethical resorts in Mexico. Here's what you should know—and how to tell if you've had sub-par booze.

The Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan

Visiting Chicago? You're Doing It Wrong

The best way to experience Chicago is like a local. Here's how to do that.
A view of the central town on Mackinack Island from Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island: Lost in Time

The car never came to Mackinac Island—but famed researchers, Native Americans, fur traders, invading British troops, and vacationers galore did. Discover the big impact on history and travel made by this tiny speck in Lake Huron.
Minneapolis skyline as seen from the Stone Arch Bridge

Minneapolis Is Underrated. Here Are 10 Reasons Why It Shouldn’t Be.

If you live outside the Midwest, you probably don't think twice about Minneapolis. But from the arts to the outdoors, this Twin City stands apart. We've got 10 good reasons to pay a visit.
What to do on Gran Canaria Island

What to Do on (Very Windy) Gran Canaria Island

Touring the highlights of Gran Canaria island, or Grand Canary Island, in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco.
A tight turn on the Amalfi Coast in Italy

European Road Trips: The Best Coastal Drives

We're hitting the road to find Europe's best coastal scenery—from rugged and windswept to sunny and sandy.

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.

A lifeguard stand on a beach in California

America's Best Beaches, Coast to Coast

Celebrate America's considerable coastal beauty with this roundup of the nation's best beaches—where you'll find the softest sand, clearest water, and best swimming.

Pike Place Market in Seattle

Best of Seattle: Our Favorite Moments

Quintessential Seattle experiences—including dining at the top of the Space Needle, dodging flying fish at Pike Place Market, revisiting '90s grunge, and overcaffeinating yourself at some of the world's most famous coffeehouses 
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: Reliving the Past in Northern Michigan

By Frommer's Editors

A trip to Northern Michigan is a rich and rewarding journey through time. Pauline Frommer hits up some of the historical highlights.

The Discovery of an Octopus in a Miami Beach Car Park Poses a Threat to the City's Tourism

By Arthur Frommer

Sea levels are rising in Miami Beach—and that could permanently change life and tourism there.

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!
A beach in Puerto Rico

The Best Beaches in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has a string of sun-soaked spots ideal for swimming, surfing, snorkeling, socializing, or enjoying your solitude. We've picked the island's best beaches for each of those activities and more.

St. Croix Goes Back to Its Farm Roots to Appeal to Vacationing Foodies

By Alexis Flippin

The cost of food in the Caribbean can be stratospheric, but St. Croix has something its neighbors don't: plenty of arable acreage. Fresh ingredients are propelling this U.S. Virgin Island as a gourmet culinary destination.