Optimism and Drive Will Help Tardy Travelers Find Late-Summer Vacation Vacancies

By Arthur Frommer

Think it's too late to book a summer trip to one of the top destinations in the U.S.? Think again, says Arthur Frommer.

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. 

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.

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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.

Central Park is a stunning break from New York City's urban landscape.

Where to Go in New York City's Central Park

Even within the bounds of New York City's Central Park, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the Park's sprawling features. But never fear, we've collected a list of our favorite spots in New York City's backyard.
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 
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.

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.

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.

Shredding the Slopes in Nicaragua: The Thrill of Volcano Boarding

By Latifah Al-Hazza

In Nicaragua, you can go surfing or sledding down the side of an active volcano at 40 miles per hour. We had to try it out. 

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.

Going Underground in Barcelona: A Visit to Bomb Shelter Refugi 307

By Jennifer Ceaser

Barcelona stands above a little-known spider web of hand-dug refuge tunnels left over from war. Here's how to gain access to them.

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.

Ghost-Hunting in Galena: Talking to the Dead in the Heartland

By Erica Bray

Ghosts aren’t the first thing people typically associate with the Midwestern town of Galena, Illinois. But after my spine-tingling experience, perhaps they should.

A man and woman taking a selfie

8 Ways Millennials Are Changing Travel

Love 'em or hate 'em, millennials make up a quarter of the U.S. population, and they love to hit the road. Hotels, tour operators, cruise ships, and home-sharing services are going out of their way to court customers in their 20s and 30s—and it could permanently change the world of travel.  

Three Important Recommendations for Smart Travel That Are Served By Three Smart Websites

By Arthur Frommer

Choosing an ethical destination, preparing your cellphone for cost-conscious travel, and improving your trips through yoga—Arthur Frommer shows you where to start your research.

Wetland Wonders: New Orleans’ Best Day Trips

By Pauline Frommer

Gators, and wild boars and snakes—oh my! Just another reason Louisiana is such a good place to vacation. Take a swamp tour with us!

Surprise! These Ships Are Infinitely Superior, and Certainly Cheaper, Than a Standard Alaska Cruise

By Arthur Frommer

The 11 passenger ferries of the Alaska Marine Highway System, each pursuing a different itinerary among up to 35 communities starting in Bellingham, Washington, are an authentic alternative to noisy and overpriced mainstream cruises.