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15 Fun Orlando Sights That Disney Vacationers Usually Miss

Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando work hard to make sure their customers never leave their property. If you take that bait, though, you're missing a whole lot of fun. Here's what to do in Orlando.
The grand Angell Hall at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

How To Plan a College Tour Vacation

It's the ultimate road trip—and for some families it may be the last road trip you take together. But planning a successful college visiting vacation isn't all that easy, especially considering that many colleges don't give weekend tours. Here's some hard-won wisdom from Pauline Frommer, who just finished looking at colleges with her older daughter.
A group of passengers debark from a cruise ship in Mexico.

The Biggest Summer Travel Mistakes....And How To Fix Them

It's the vacation many of us look forward to all year. But there are ways to mess summer vacation up, and they're quite common. Here are the most typical mistakes and some ways to avoid them.
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A sunset through the v-shaped Window rock formation at Big Bend National Park, Texas

12 of America’s Most Overlooked National Parks

Incredible natural beauty—minus the crowds. These U.S. National Parks promise world-class experiences without touristy distractions.
A bungee jumper takes the plunge over Queenstown, New Zealand

New Zealand Outdoor Adventures, Ranked from Mild to Wild

How to soak up New Zealand's over-the-top landscapes, whether you're a thrill-seeking adrenaline junkie, a risk-averse scaredy cat, or anything in between
Buffalo

20 Surprising Reasons Buffalo Is Worth Visiting

Wealth and power built Buffalo. Now that the city in New York State has redefined itself on new terms, should you still bypass it, too?
Family-friendly ski resorts are memorable for everyone

10 Great Family Ski Resorts with Learn-to-Ski and Snowboard Programs

Our family vacation experts chose ten resorts in the U.S., Canada, France and Germany that offer family-friendly mountains and solid snow sports schools.
Children gathering around for storytime at Great Wolf Lodge Family Resort

The Top Resorts for Families with Preschoolers

Family-friendly comforts and plenty of ways to play with your toddler: These resorts are the rare hotels that are truly ideal for young children.
Ideas for family vacations with teens

10 Top Vacation Ideas for Families with Teens

It’s important to travel with your teens. At home they remain glued to their tablets, but on a family trip you can find opportunities to bond as long as you pick the right trip for both kids and you.
Frommer's' Best Places to Go in 2016

The Frommer's' Best Places to Go List for 2016

Frommer's' editors select the best destinations for travelers in 2016.
Disney's Aulani resort aerial view

Disney's Aulani in Hawaii: See What It's Like in Photos

One of the biggest surprises at Disney's Hawaiian beach resort near Honolulu on Oahu is that there's hardly a Mickey in sight.
Panoramic view along the coastline near Meat Cove Area of Cape Breton Island

Best Things to Do in Canada: Month by Month

We show you how to enjoy the quintessential Canadian travel adventures, from the famous to the unique.

How to Share a Vacation House with Another Family

By Candyce H. Stapen

Even though sharing a vacation house with another family saves money, provides pals for your kids, and can add fun, the experience comes with a potential pitfall: destroying the friendship. Know the answers to these considerations first.

How to Know If A Family Vacation Company is Any Good

By Candyce H. Stapen

Lots of companies claim to be "kid-friendly," but it takes a lot more than simply having a welcoming attitude to be truly suitable for children. Before you book that family holiday, ask these vital questions.

Which Are the Most Pet-Friendly U.S. Hotel Chains (And Which Ones Just Claim They Are)?

By Candyce H. Stapen

Lots of hotels say they'll let you stay with your dog—but at many, the price is steep and support is weak. But some American hotel companies truly do go the extra mile to welcome you and your animals.

Great Wolf's Huge New Indoor Water Park Opens Near Disneyland in California

By Jason Cochran

The growing chain of lodge-style indoor water parks finally makes it way to California and sets up shop. Does Southern California need indoor flumes, and would it make a fitting addition to a trip to Disneyland? We were there at its opening to see.

Answer Key to the Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt

By Pauline Frommer

Let's see who won the Scavenger Hunt! Click here for the rules and the challenges.

Pauline Frommer's Greenwich Village, NYC, Scavenger Hunt

By Pauline Frommer

Learn a bit about New York City history, interact with the city's real-life Village People, and turn part of your vacation into a low-key Amazing Race with this do-it-yourself game/tour.

How to Survive Family Holiday Celebrations

By Pauline Frommer

Are you traveling to see relatives for the holidays? These tips from noted relationship experts could make the experience both more harmonious and more pleasurable.

How to Complain to Delta Air Lines

By Margaret Daly

Follow these instructions to file a complaint to one of the most prevalent companies in America, Delta Air Lines, which is often ranked #1 in customer complaints.

How to Research Your Ancestry on a Trip to Scotland

By Jason Cochran

Scotland's government makes researching your ancestry easier than in most places. Here's where to go in Scotland to find your roots—and what to know before you make the trip.

America's Only Thomas the Tank Engine Theme Park Land Opens: Images

By Jason Cochran

The new land, targeted to very small children and based on the wildly popular English characters, opens in Massachusetts.

How to Time Travel with the Family in Birmingham, England

By Sascha Segan

In only four days, one family saw the 1400s, 1800s, mid-twentieth century and a glimpse of the future -- all without leaving the West Midlands. Here's how they did it.

Motoring Minus Meltdowns: Tips for Toddler Road Trips

By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

Take some tried-and-tested advice from experts and readers for how to make the most of your family's time on the open road.

Lazytown Star Shares Iceland Tips for Teens

By Sascha Segan

To get into the teenage mindset, I turned to probably the world's greatest expert on Icelandic tips for American teens, Nick Jr. star Julianna Mauriello.