The High Uintas Wilderness is one of Utah's best-kept natural secrets.

The Greatest Western Mountain Wilderness You've Never Heard Of

The best of Utah's high-country mountains are officially known as the High Uintas Wilderness. To this day, they remain the state’s best-kept secret.
 
Calabria, the toe of Italy’s boot, is unfairly one of the country’s lesser-known regions

14 Reasons Calabria Needs to Be Your Next Italy Vacation

Calabria, the toe of Italy’s boot, is one of the country’s lesser-known regions among Americans, but that's not fair. We'll tell you why it makes for one of the best quiet beach and seaside vacations in Italy.

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda: How to Take This Bucket List Trip on a Budget

By Melissa Klurman

A trip to see African gorillas in the wild isn't cheap. But there is a way to bring down costs as much as possible.

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Some of America's most important historical sites are actually re-creations.

American Historical Sites People Think Are Real—But Are Actually Fake

Tourists and schoolchildren travel to them by the busload, but these major American tourist sites are all fabrications, reconstructions, or bald-faced lies.

2018 Inca Trail Permits Will Sell Out Early Because of New Rules

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/19/2017, 9:30 PM

If you were thinking of making 2018 the year you finally realize your dream trip of hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you'll need to start planning right now. Normally, Peru's limited allotment of permits for the trail goes on sale early in the calendar year—and they usually sell out quickly—but for 2018 trips, they will go on sale October 1, 2017. That means you'll need to start planning fo...

One U.S. Virgin Islands Resort Stands a Good Chance of Reopening First

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 09/15/2017, 5:15 PM

Back in July, it was announced that a new management company had taken over the unique tented community known as Cinnamon Bay on the gorgeous island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The news was greeted with enthusiasm by the tens of thousands of unpretentious, cost-conscious tourists who, over the years, have used large tents as their beachfront accommodations in St. John.   The new...

Sonoma Coast State Park in California

California State Parks That Would Be National Parks Anywhere Else

In California, even the state parks are awe-inspiring. From redwood forests to unspoiled beaches and otherworldly deserts, here are eight spots that would be national parks anywhere else.
10 Bucket List Railway Journeys Around the World

10 Great Scenic Railway Journeys to Take Before You Die

Seasoned travelers covet tickets on these 10 great rail journeys across the world—memorable scenic rides ranging from one-hour jaunts to multi-day odysseys.
Man walking among giant sequoias

Rooted in History: America's 10 Most Astonishing Trees

Older than the Egyptian pyramids, taller than the Statue of Liberty, larger than 30 blue whales: These must-see trees are American historical destinations no traveler should miss.

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.

For Seniors, August 28 Is the Deadline for Enjoying One of the Great Travel Bargains

By Arthur Frommer

The price of a lifetime national parks pass for U.S. seniors is about to go WAY up.

untouched time capsule historic sites of American history

Time Capsules: Perfectly Preserved Sites from American History

These tourist sites were left untouched once history happened—they're time capsules you can actually visit. Pencils on the desks, curtains in the windows—all enshrined just as they were.

Our National Parks Are in Peril of Having Their Funding Cut

By Arthur Frommer

The Trump Administration wants to cut 4,000 jobs from the department that oversees the National Park Service. That could spell disaster for some of the country's most cherished sights. 

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.

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 New Book "Backpacking 101" Is An Excellent Tool For Novice Wilderness Explorers

By Pauline Frommer

It explains what you need to know before you strap on a pack and hit the trails.

After a Quiet Winter, the World of Travel Has Suddenly Erupted with Distinctive Developments

By Arthur Frommer

Arthur Frommer assesses how Trump's policies, European terror attacks, budget cuts, and a new kind of hostel could affect U.S. travelers.

Interstate 40 East, near the Arizona-New Mexico border

The Great American Summer Road Trip: Unforgettable Scenic Drives in the United States

Buckle up! We're hitting the road from sea to shining sea to find the most scenic drives in the United States, passing rugged coasts, majestic mountains, red deserts, lush forests, and classic Americana along the way.

Huell Howser is the Ultimate Armchair Tour Guide to California

By Jason Cochran

Whether you're looking for things to do on a California vacation or just need a smile, Huell Howser's online archive opens a new state of mind to explore.

Where can you find peace and quiet on vacation?

Listen to the Last Frontiers of Natural Quiet in North America

Where are the quietest spots to vacation? Human noise pollution has made it harder to find the undisturbed rhythm of nature. An expert shares where you can still find peace and natural sounds undisturbed by man.

Reappraising (And Exploring) Chicago's Underrated South Side

By David Landsel

Everything you know about Chicago's South Side isn't wrong. But it's not the whole story, either.