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"

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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
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.
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.
The Christkindlesmarkt at Marktplatz Nürnberg, Germany.

10 Spectacular Holiday Markets Around the World

What to buy and eat at the best holiday markets in Austria, Canada, England, Germany, Spain, and other countries around the world.
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.
Dock and crystal clear waters in Cancun, Mexico

The Very Best of the Yucatan Peninsula

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.
The Sydney Opera House reflected in a puddle during a summer sunrise.

Best of Sydney: 15 Favorite Moments

From the harbor to the beaches of Manly, here's what to love about Australia's biggest city.
Montmartre, Paris.

Paris Walking Tour: Insider's Guide to Montmartre

Even though bohemian Montmartre is a tourist destination, there are still ways to explore this Paris neighborhood like a local.
The Paris Opera, designed by Charles Garnier as a "monument to art, to luxury, to pleasure."

Affordable Opera Options in Paris

You can find affordable ways to listen to arias by visiting one of these Paris bars and restaurants.
A glimpse into the facility at Rhode School of Cuisine, Marrakech. Photo: Courtesy Rhode School of Cuisine

Cooking Schools and Culinary Vacations: 9 Top Cities

Learn how to make a chocolate soufflé in France, pasta in Italy, and more classics at these top cooking schools around the world.
Alnwick Castle

5 Trips Inspired By Best-Selling Novelists

Literary tours inspired by J.K. Rowling, Elizabeth Gilbert, Steig Larsson, Stephenie Meyer, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
The iconic Flatiron Building in New York City.

New York City's Flatiron District: On the Rise

New hotels and restaurants are popping up in New York City's Flatiron District. Here's a closer look at the top restaurants and the best places to stay.
French cooking class.

Cooking Classes Abroad: Travel for Taste

Learn how to replicate your favorite meals by enrolling in cooking classes in Paris, Barcelona, Florence, and seven other cities around the world.
First-class train seats in a "quiet car" aboard a TGV train to Paris.

Iconic European Rail Journeys

From Scandinavia to Rome: These 10 trips show the full reach of the European rail system.