Posted on 11/28/2017, 6:30 AM
Side-by-side history museums in Mississippi's capital city, Jackson, will open to the public on December 9—one day before the state's bicentennial. The brand-new institutions share an entrance and a downtown address (222 North St.) in the mid-state city because the stories they tell are inextricably entwined, as you can see from their names: the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi C...
Posted on 11/17/2017, 9:00 PM
In earlier blogs, I discussed the recent sharp decline in foreign tourism coming to vacation in the United States—far more than a few million fewer visitors compared to previous periods. To those figures, in statistics released just days ago, we now need to figure in a drop of several hundreds of thousands of fewer foreign students coming to the United States to study in our places of learning. ...
Justifiably proud of its wordsmiths, Dublin offers a number of must-see sights for lit-inclined travelers—and you can hit the highlights in one gloriously word-drunk day.
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...
Posted on 10/24/2017, 9:30 PM
Alcohol improves your ability to speak a foreign language, according to a new study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Researchers from the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University, and King's College London devised an experiment in which 50 native German speakers who had recently learned Dutch were asked to down either booze or an alcohol-free control liquid. Participants were then inst...
Posted on 10/10/2017, 12:15 AM
When is it best to begin planning your trip to Europe? Though some of the experts disagree, the majority of them say just after the start of the new year, when airline tickets tend to be priced at their lowest level. The optimum advance period is 120 days (four months), which means that a smart traveler purchases those tickets in January or February for a vacation in May or June.
What about a t...
Fleeing famine at home, 19th-century Irish immigrants flourished in North America—and boomed in population. Here's how Dublin pays tribute to those who left, and how you can research your own roots while visiting Ireland.
Posted on 09/20/2017, 11:00 PM
What happened to Kit Mallinson was the nightmare every parent has when they send their child away on a trip. Last December, the 18-year-old backpacker from Dorset, England, boarded a night bus in Cambodia to visit Angkor Wat. He had just completed a seven-week engagement as a volunteer building clean water pipes in Borneo, and he wasn't feeling very well, so he hoped the overnight trip would give ...
Airbnb wants to snag business travelers with listings that have the latest in luxury fittings and are regularly inspected. Why I (might) object
Our picks for the best museums in Washington, D.C., where you can see everything from top-notch artwork to treasures stored in the "nation's attic," aka the Smithsonian Institution
Really, really get away from it all at these eight beaches in Greece, Thailand, Brazil, and five other slices of paradise.
Dozens of hotel-only booking sites promise rock-bottom deals. We test-drove a few sites in search of the best.
Arthur Frommer assesses how Trump's policies, European terror attacks, budget cuts, and a new kind of hostel could affect U.S. travelers.
Because of Pres. Trump's policies, are foreign students becoming wary of U.S. universities? Arthur Frommer considers how that could damage the travel industry and the U.S. economy overall.
The smart way to take advantage of the U.K.'s slumping pound? Enroll in the summer programs at Oxford or Cambridge.
Is Portland still the quirky, offbeat city it claims to be? We take a guided tour on the wild side.
From complimentary bike rentals to free minibar snacks, a dozen of our favorite amenities are available at boutique hotels, luxury hotels, and hotel chains around the world.
You already know you want to see Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. Here are 10 more ways to experience Yosemite National Park.
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.
Make happy hour last all weekend by booking one of these 2- or 3-night party cruises from Miami, New York City, Los Angeles, and other U.S. ports.
When you get sick of chasing the royal wedding carriage, step into one of these top London sights.
Skip the sights on your next trip and focus inward with a rejuvenating escape at one of these seven yoga retreats.
The best places to visit, the best hotels and restaurants, plus must-see, one-of-a-kind experiences on the Yucatan Peninsula and Tabasco and Chiapas.
Whether you're planning a girlfriend getaway or a bachelor party, save your energy for nightlife in Vegas, New Orleans, Miami, New York, or Montego Bay.
You can find affordable ways to listen to arias by visiting one of these Paris bars and restaurants.