Disney World Now Charges for Parking at Hotels, Decreasing Their Value

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/14/2018, 4:00 PM

It used to be one of the great courtesies of staying in a Walt Disney World resort hotel: You got free parking, and then you could take Disney transportation for free. It was touted as one of the perks and a big incentive to choose a Disney hotel over a room located outside the resort property's gates. Since Disney hotels are two or three times as much as a room of comparable quality a mile away, ...

Arthur Frommer: For No Real Reason, Feds Attack the Legality of Cannabis Tourism

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 01/12/2018, 1:00 AM

  Because the current U.S. Attorney General is a fierce opponent of marijuana, we can expect a massive legal attack against travel to the states—mainly California and Colorado—that have recently legalized its use. What is startling about this prospect is that the alleged dangers of smoking marijuana have been denied by every respectable study.   The key examination of marijuana was cond...

New App Helps Visually Impaired Travelers Navigate Airport

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/26/2017, 3:30 PM

American Printing House for the Blind's "Nearby Explorer" app—a GPS-enabled mobile wayfinding service developed specifically for visually impaired users—has a brand-new feature to help blind travelers get around Louisville International Airport. And the app's developers hope that's just the beginning.  Dubbed "Indoor Explorer," the new tool uses Bluetooth connectivity, OpenStreetMap data, and mo...


It's Here: Donald Trump Robot Unveiled at Disney's Hall of Presidents

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 12/19/2017, 1:15 AM

About six months behind its usual post-election refurbishment schedule, Walt Disney World has unveiled its Audio-Animatronic version of the current president of the United States, including a short recorded monologue by him about the American spirit. The attraction officially opens to the public on Tuesday, December 19.  The Hall of Presidents, running since 1971 when Richard M. Nixon was in the ...

Hotel Chain Brings Real-Time Sign Language Interpretation to Guests

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/11/2017, 8:30 PM

Travelers who are deaf or hearing-impaired can now make use of a cool new free service at Room Mate Hotels, a Spain-based chain with 22 properties in cities around the world, including Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Florence, and, in North America, New York, Miami, and Mexico City. Developed in collaboration with a company called Comunicados en Lengua de Signos, Room Mate's new program offers real...

A Tragic Backpacker Death Teaches an Important Travel Lesson

By Jason Cochran

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 ...

A Norwegian Cruise Lines ship sails from Mykonos

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By Jason Cochran

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The Able Traveler: Accessible Beaches for Everyone

By Candy Harrington

If you are a little unsteady on your feet, beaches can be downright dangerous. But that doesn't mean you have to give up sand and the surf altogether: there's a wide range of accessible beach options out there if you know how find them.

Travel With a Purpose: National Ability Center

By Robert Haru Fisher

The National Ability Center is a facility conceived with a unique purpose. This is where you come to recover from a disability, whether it be physical or cognitive, regardless of your age and background, or where you bring a family member for therapy while you vacation together.

Disabled Travelers: A Compendium of Trip Planning Resources

By The Frommer's Staff

We've provided you with an exhaustive list of agencies and organizations that can assist the disabled traveler.

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.