Boost Your Overseas Vacation with a Free Stopover in Switzerland or Belgium

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/21/2018, 8:00 AM

If you've ever longed to take a vacation from your vacation, maybe you should opt for an airline stopover. That's when a plane makes a days-long pit stop on the way to its final destination, giving passengers a chance to squeeze in an extra mini vacation in the connecting city.  Best of all, some airlines don't charge customers additional fees for the interlude—instead, they treat the journey as ...

Can We Talk About Those Ridiculous Game Show Vacation Prices?

By Jason Cochran

When it comes to the cost of a vacation, the price is not right on TV game shows. 

Arthur Frommer: This Is Surely the Year's Greatest Travel Bargain!

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 06/28/2018, 12:00 AM

About a dozen years ago, a tour operator called China Spree, headed by a Chinese-American expert, astonished the travel world by charging only $999 for a one-week stay in Beijing including air fare from America (or $100 more for one week in Beijing and Shanghai) and quality accommodations. Then, the founder of China Spree was able to accomplish those travel wonders by negotiating rock-bottom pr...

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Introducing Evaneos, a New Tool Connecting You with Local Planning Help

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 03/01/2018, 3:30 PM

Planning for vacation is generally done in two ways today. There’s the O.C.D. version, in which the traveler spends weeks poring over the internet, reading guidebooks, putting down deposits, and prepping. And there’s the laissez-faire way, in which the vacationer picks a tour company—and then leaves the rest for others to plan. With the first option, the traveler gets a customized vacation, but ...

The Changing Situation of Married vs. Unmarried Folk Is Affecting Tours

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 11/06/2017, 6:00 PM

In a surprising announcement, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that fully 50 percent of America’s adult population now consists of unmarried single people. And because another smaller percentage of the population is married people who nonetheless prefer to travel alone, the result is that more than half of our adult population are persons who travel without a spouse. That interesting f...

Norwegian Cruise Line Drinks Package Now the Priciest at Sea

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/05/2017, 10:00 PM

Norwegian Cruise Line has raised the price of its Ultimate Beverage package, covering all alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks that a passenger consumes while on board the ship (except drinks priced higher than $15, which have to be purchased separately).   Up from a previous fee of $79 per day—and, as recently as 2014, $54 per day—the package now costs $89 per passenger, per day.  But with a "serv...

Finding the right tour company shouldn&rsquo;t be as difficult as it is. But multi-day tours are complex. Their success depends on a number of factors: the talents of the guide(s), the logic of the itinerary, the quality of the hotels and included meals, the choice of transportation, the various types of activities, and the mix of people in the group. This may be why the Expedias and Pricelines of the world have yet to sell this type of vacation: They have too many moving parts to fit easily into a booking widget. <br /><br />We're here to help. Drawing on our decades of expertise, we can introduce you to brand new resources for finding tours and help you know the questions you should be asking tour companies&mdash;and yourself&mdash;before you book.

How to Pick the Right Tour Company For You

By Pauline Frommer

There are hundreds of tour operators offering up thousands of vacations to every corner of the globe. So how do you pick the perfect one for you? 

Yoga-Infused All-Inclusive Vacations That Add Relaxation to Adventure

By Erica Bray

Spa holidays and wellness retreats aren’t the only ways to weave yoga into a vacation. A growing number of tour companies are pairing it with all-inclusive sightseeing itineraries. See the world while getting to know yourself.

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Frommer's 5 Deals for Aug. 29, 2012

Swim with dolphins in the Bahamas, rent an apartment like a local in Rome, jet off to Paris, or save on hotels in Atlantic City and Norfolk, Virginia.
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Frommer's 5 Deals for Aug. 22, 2012

Relax at an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica, enjoy a beachfront resort in Aruba, tour China, go on safari in Botswana, and visit D.C.
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Best of Royal London for Free

There cannot be a city in the world with more free things to do than London. Here are eight of our favorite free picks for your royal fix.
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The Affordable European Hotel Brands That Will Save Your Trip

By Jason Cochran

Reliable, cheap hotel brands are flourishing across Europe. Europeans love them. Now you should use the same modern and affordable hotels that they do.
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Stopover Bonanza: Explore These Cities on Free (or Cheap) Airline Layovers

By Jason Cochran

Bonus vacation! These airlines will let you get off the plane and spend a little time in their home cities before you jet off to your final destination.

The Ins and Outs of Package Vacation Deals

By Pauline Frommer

When does it pay to bundle together airfare and hotel costs and when should you try other methods of saving money?

Disney Saving 101: Avoiding the Package Peril

By Jason Cochran

How to avoid Disney's 'deal' traps by just saying 'no' to package add-ons during your next Orlando vacation.

Winter Wonderprices: Vacation Deals in Europe, Central America, the Caribbean and the U.S.

By Pauline Frommer

Prices to most everywhere hit rock bottom in the period just before and just after the mad rush of the holiday travel season. It's an ideal time to vacation; you not only get the best rates of the year, but you'll also be able to enjoy even the most popular of tourist destinations in relative peace, without the crowds that usually jam these places. Here's a quick round up of what I consider to be this season's best deals.

Unbelievable Untours: Stay Like a Local with European Dream Deals

By Jason Sheftell

Stowe, VT Gives Cancer Survivors a "Weekend of Hope"

By Sascha Segan

This resort village offers a weekend of seminars, scenery and camaraderie exclusively for cancer patients and their families, with lodging and some transportation provided free.

Europe Under $300 In May And June! Air, Car and Phone Included

By Sascha Segan

Europe's Big Three Tourist Websites Dense with Info and Deals

By Robert Haru Fisher

Sign Us Up! Add Your Honeymoon to that Gift Registry

By Robert Haru Fisher

The latest item gaining popularity on bridal registries is the honeymoon.

Toddle Off to Tuscany and More this Spring

By Robert Haru Fisher

Eased Restrictions Open the Door a Bit on Travel to Libya

By Robert Haru Fisher

A Final Roundup of South American Packages

By Robert Haru Fisher

Hidden Brazil: Affordable Luxury in a Secret Paradise

By Haas Mroue