Greeter Tours Are a Wonderful—and Free—Way to Explore Cities Around the Globe

By Pauline Frommer

Today more destinations than ever are offering free volunteer tours of vacation destinations

Inscription marking the spot where Martin Luther King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC

History Happened Here: 10 Civil Rights Landmarks That Aren't Museums

Churches, homes, schools, businesses, and other everyday spaces became flashpoints in the struggle for equality for African Americans, women, Latinos, Asians, and GLBT people.
A tour of QE2's London

Take a Tour of Queen Elizabeth II's London

Queen Elizabeth's remarkable reign left an indelible mark on London—and left some older landmarks better of than they were before. Take a tour of the places that figured largest in her life.
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View of the Dubai Marina at dusk

What to Do in Dubai If You Don't Have Much Time

A plan for hitting Dubai's highlights—from traditional souks to futuristic skyscrapers—in one, two, or three days
How to tour Chicago's gangster-related tourism sites

Vacations with Capone: Sightseeing Chicago's Gangster Years

Even after all these years, there’s still ample opportunity to explore the bullet-riddled mobster legacy of Chicago.
The Seine river in Paris at night

Frommer's' Best Places to Go in 2017

The 17 (and one bonus) best places to marvel at nature, learn from history, soak up culture, and make discoveries in 2017

Been to Birmingham Lately? You're In for a Surprise

By David Landsel

Alabama's biggest city is one of the Deep South's most interesting destinations right now.

Bite-Sized Volunteer Vacations

By Pauline Frommer

How to Do Good on Vacations That Aren't Only Devoted to "Voluntourism"

A globe with a small paper boat on it.

The Travel Trends That Will Shape Your Next Vacation

The world is changing rapidly. How will these shifts affect your travels in 2017? Read on.
The Durango and Silverton rounds a bend in Colorado

The 10 Most Fun Heritage Railways in America

Looking for a fun day out for families? The many heritage railways in the United States are museums of moving history.

The Election of Trump Could Curtail Our Right to Travel to Cuba

By Arthur Frommer

Arthur Frommer's rallying cry: don't let a President Trump take away our rights, as citizens, to travel where we wish during peacetime.

Lincoln and Wilson in Washington, D.C.: 2 Presidential Homes Beyond the White House

By Pauline Frommer

You don't have to take a White House tour to walk in the footsteps of a U.S. President. The homes of two of America's most complex, important Presidents are open to visitors -- and much easier to get into.

Businesses that are at least 275 years old

10 Tourist-Friendly Businesses Open 275 Years Or Longer

Experience authentic culture at these shops and restaurants around the world that have been trading for at least 275 years.
View of Bologna from the Trecento Scalini

Do as the Bolognesi Do: Top 5 Places to Live like a Local

A college student visits Bologna, Italy and learns to live like a native. Here's where to find the best places for food, views and fun.
A close up shot of Uluru

The Wonders of Australia's Outback

A visual tour through some of the flora, fauna, cultural traditions and spectacular geology that make Australia's Outback a must-visit destination.
The flamboyant showman Liberace once said “too much of a good thing is wonderful!” He may very well have been talking about <a href="http://www.frommers.com/destinations/las-vegas">Las Vegas</a>, a city in which he was a frequent headliner, and one which has built its reputation on the concept of excess. There’s too much too look at, too much to do, too much to eat, too much to drink, and certainly too many ways to lose your money. Indulgence is where most people start their visit and why not? <br><br>You can run out of room on your memory card trying to snap pictures of all the postcard-worthy sights from dancing fountains to blasting volcanoes. The hotels are so big that getting from your room to the front door requires rest periods, the dining scene has turned this town into a culinary destination, and the nightclubs have elevated Sin City to the biggest, most successful party spot in the world. <br><br>Are you feeling overwhelmed? We have some ideas for how to have the most “authentic” vacation in this deeply inauthentic town. Hey, when it comes to <a href="http://www.frommers.com/destinations/las-vegas">Las Vegas</a>, Liberace may have had a point.

The Most Authentic Experiences in Gloriously Phony Las Vegas

What do you have to see, do and perhaps imbibe to say you've actually DONE Las Vegas? Our longtime expert on everything Sin City has some answers
Napili Sunset Resort, West Maui.

World's 10 Best Beachfront Hotels

Check into one of these affordable beachfront hotels, where your room is literally steps from the sand in Fiji, Thailand, the Caribbean, and other beach destinations.
Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana

Louisiana's Most Glorious Antebellum Mansions

Rich in history both grim and grand, Louisiana's mansions are national treasures. The excesses and ethics of the distant past are on display at these handsome survivors, each one an architectural gem with a story to tell.
Hikers moving up Ayers Rock in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia.

Exploring Oprah's Australia on Your Own Dime

From cuddling koalas to climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge, here's how to follow in the talk-show queen's footsteps -- without a royal budget.
Couple walking through the Waipio Valley. Photo: Tor Johnson / The Hawaii Tourism

10 Reasons to Visit the Big Island, Hawaii

Sunbathe on a green-sand beach, stargaze from a mountaintop observatory, snorkel with sea turtles, and enjoy more unforgettable moments on Hawaii's Big Island.
Horse Guards.

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.
Ashford Castle, County Mayo. Photo: Courtesy of The Leading Hotels of the World

Ireland's Most Historic Castle Hotels

Each of these eight castle hotels in Ireland has been restored to its former glory. Check in for an authentic history lesson while relaxing in comfort.
A statue of Queen Boadicea near Big Ben.

11 Exceptional London Experiences

When you get sick of chasing the royal wedding carriage, step into one of these top London sights.
Inverlochy Castle Hotel in Fort William, Scotland. Photo courtesy Inverlochy Castle Hotel

Scotland's Most Charming Castle Hotels

Live like royalty for a night at one of these Scottish castle hotels and manor houses.
Finds from the Mediterranean Sea and Albufera lagoon abound at Valencia's expansive Mercado Central.

Valencia's Coastal Cuisine: Spanish Cooking at its Best

Get a taste of Spain's Mediterranean coast with these six culinary adventures in Valencia.