Places in early Frommer's guides that are still around today

Test of Time: Places in the Early Frommer's Guides That Are Still Open Today

We're not saying we had anything to do with it, but Frommer's recomended these hotels and restaurants in our earliest guide books, and despite a turbulent travel landscape, they have managed to survive a half century.
A moment of silence, please, for what we lost to progress.

Travel Joys and Miseries Millennials Will Never Know

The act of travel has changed radically in the decades that Frommer's has been publishing. Here's a look back on all the things that used to be commonplace that are now just anthropology of travels past.
Exploring Shizuoka instead of Hakone in Japan

Japan's Shizuoka: Mount Fuji From the Other Side

In Japan, there is a much less crowded but still easily accessible alternative to Hakone—the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture, specifically Atami, Mishima, and Shuzenji.
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Looking for a New California City to Love? Don't Sleep on Sacramento

By David Landsel

Think California doesn't do subtle? There's a good chance you've yet to visit the Golden State's mellow capital city.

Tips for Exploring Brooklyn from Someone Who Walked Every Block in New York City

By Frommer's Editors

A Q&A with the author of The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide, on what he discovered while walking all of Brooklyn's 44 neighborhoods, block by block

How to Have the Best Day Ever in Jackson, Mississippi

By David Landsel

Headed in this direction? Prepare to be charmed. Here's how to have a perfect first day in this underdog of the Deep South.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Discovering Ise-Shima National Parl

The Undiscovered Delights of Japan's Ise-Shima National Park

Ise-Shima may not be well known outside Japan, but this national park is full of surprises: the country's most important Shinto shrine, coastal cliffs, a fascinating pearl-cultivating tradition, a quirky theme park, and more.

New York City is Suddenly Becoming a Lot More Affordable

By Pauline Frommer

Is the reported "Trump Slump" turning expensive trips to the Big Apple into lower-priced, low-hanging fruit?

The Best Day You'll Ever Spend Without a Car in... Atlanta? (Yes.)

By David Landsel

You won't really see the real Atlanta as long as you're sitting in a car. Come out from your tin shell and you'll soon learn this is actually a pretty cool town.

The Great Wall of China

The Best Things to Do in Beijing

Beijing's iconic sites are legendary. But be sure to get off the beaten path, too, especially if you're interested in contemporary Chinese culture. Here are our picks for experiences both classic and kooky.
Globe of the earth

The World's Most Tolerant Countries

Ten places where outsiders are welcome, differences are respected, and personal freedom is a matter of course

New Orleans' St. Claude Avenue Is the Next Big Thing in Great Food

By David Landsel

This drag in the Big Easy's Bywater neighborhood has emerged from years in limbo to become the city's most unexpected and rewarding gastronomic draws.

Muzbnb: Everything You'd Expect From a Home-Sharing Service, Minus Islamophobia

By Jessica Monsell

This year, a new service will offer Muslim travelers that home-away-from-home feeling.

The West Coast's Best Chinatown is in Canada—Eat Your Way Through it For Just a Few Bucks

By David Landsel

It couldn't be easier to get to know Richmond, a once-sleepy suburb of Vancouver that can't seem to stop growing. So why does the town remain a mystery to so many?

The Last Great Classic Beach 'Hood in Los Angeles (And Why You're Going to Love It)

By David Landsel

Headed to Los Angeles? Make time for one of its best hidden gems—one that's not going to stay hidden for much longer.

The New Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. Is Overwhelmed with Interest

By Arthur Frommer

It's such a remarkable attraction that it has been packed with more visitors than it expected, so if you want to go, you'll need to plan ahead.