Is it Safe to Travel to Hawaii in the Coming Months? What Travelers Need to Know

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 05/16/2018, 6:00 PM

Updated May 26 It has been a year of dramatic news stories, but few can top the volcanic eruptions that continue to devastate portions of Hawaii’s Big Island. In just the last few weeks, entire communities have been forced to evacuate due to fissures belching lava, a flow that has destroyed some 40 structures at last count. Needless to say, now is not the time to head to the affected areas in th...

Japanese Ryokan Stays: Are They For You?

By Pauline Frommer

Traditional inns in come with traditions—many of them! Here's what to expect if you choose this type of lodging.

In Las Vegas, Now You Have to Look Closely at Your Bill for Hidden Fees

By Juliana Shallcross

Seemingly overnight, casino owners have found a new way to hit the jackpot: hidden fees. Sometimes, no one can even tell you what the charges are for.

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In New York City, Rapidly Shifting Hotel Prices, Shorter Dining Hours, and More

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 04/12/2018, 5:30 PM

Every year at this time, I update the book Frommer’s EasyGuide to New York City. This involves spreadsheets of pricing, hours, and more, meaning that I’m easily able to graph the trends that shape visits to Gotham. Here’s what I’m seeing for 2018 and into 2019: Good news/bad news on hotel rates: To track hotel pricing, I use several hotel booking engines, and I test dates for the slowest travel da...

Arthur Frommer: What Would Happen if Mexico Published Warnings About the U.S.?

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 04/08/2018, 9:30 AM

The Secretary of Travel for Mexico, one Enrique de la Madrid, was recently interviewed by the editor of Travel Weekly and expressed considerable upset at the various “advisories” (warnings) published by our U.S. State Department about travel to different parts of Mexico.   Every time, he said, that there is an outbreak of violence in or near a city of Mexico, our U.S. State Department quickl...

How Bermuda's Same-Sex Marriage Repeal Affects Cruise Weddings Worldwide

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 02/08/2018, 12:00 AM

This week, the governor of Bermuda, John Rankin, signed a legislature-approved bill that reinstates the British island territory's ban on same-sex marriage, reversing a decision to legalize those unions made less than a year ago by the Atlantic Ocean archipelago's supreme court.  But the ramifications of the revived marriage ban go way beyond Bermuda.  This is the world's first such instance of ...

Arthur Frommer: My Choices for the 10 Most Memorable Destinations

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 02/05/2018, 3:30 PM

As a professional travel writer, I was required to travel to far more destinations than the average American does. In my youthful years, I literally lived on an airplane, in constant motion, often traveling to several countries each week. And I loved every bit of that life—especially these 10 particular destinations.   Here, based on that experience, are my choices of the world’s 10 most mem...

Pop-Up Marriage License Office Opening at Vegas Airport for Valentine's Day

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/22/2018, 4:00 PM

Around 80,000 couples get married in Las Vegas each year, and about 80% of them are tourists. For obvious reasons, the nuptials biz is especially brisk around Valentine's Day, when the Clark County clerk's office tends to issue twice as many marriage licenses as usual. This year, even more lovebirds are expected to tie the knot around the holiday because the Chinese New Year—considered an auspic...

People walk through the Old City of Montreal

Hidden Montreal: Seeing More, Beyond its Famous Sights

Some cities one can revisit without ever tiring of them. Montreal is one of them. Pauline Frommer returns to the fascinating Quebecois town.

Same-Sex Couples Can Now Get Married on Celebrity Cruises

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/13/2017, 12:00 PM

Celebrity Cruises will soon begin offering legal weddings for same-sex couples aboard ships in international waters, the company announced on October 11 (which, not coincidentally, was National Coming Out Day). The move was made possible by a ruling in Malta, where the majority of the Miami-based line's ships are registered. The legally binding ceremonies will be performed by the fleet's captains...

A romantic draws a heart in the sand on a serene beach.

Where to Find Romance for Honeymoons on Maui, Hawaii

Maui is one of the most romantic places in the world. Here are our picks for the best places to go for a love-filled getaway in this Hawaiian paradise.
A view of the central town on Mackinack Island from Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island: Lost in Time

The car never came to Mackinac Island—but famed researchers, Native Americans, fur traders, invading British troops, and vacationers galore did. Discover the big impact on history and travel made by this tiny speck in Lake Huron.
A classic New England porch at Chebeague Island Inn, on Chebeague Island, a short ferry ride from Portland.

10 Romantic New England Inns

Looking for the perfect summer getaway? Check into one of these romantic inns in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Quirky and unusual inns and B&Bs in Ireland

Ireland's Quirkiest Places to Stay

Travel beyond the standard tourist’s comfort zone to lodge in some of Ireland’s most extraordinary inns and B&Bs.
Kefalonia Island, the picture of a Greek island.

Most Beautiful Beaches: 8 Sands-sational Destinations

Really, really get away from it all at these eight beaches in Greece, Thailand, Brazil, and five other slices of paradise.

VIDEO: The Sophisticated Pleasures of Northern Michigan

By Frommer's Staff

In the heart of the heartland, a vacation destination awaits that will surprise and delight.

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.
A destination wedding requires travel planning of the highest order.

Destination Weddings Made Easy (Or At Least Easier)

A destination wedding requires travel planning of the highest order. We’ve pulled together some dos and don'ts for saying "I do" out of town.
A couple walking down the beach with a pink sunset behind them.

10 Escapes for a Florida Honeymoon

For many American honeymooners, Florida is the ideal escape—it's not far from home, it's affordable, and at these choice properties, it can be impossibly romantic.
Alaska is a work of nature in itself with its majestic landscapes and scenery, but it is also a romantic location for a getaway.

Seven Alaska Honeymoon Hotels with a View

Alaska is a vast land with beautiful landscape—what better place to find romance?
The Great West Door and Towers of Westminster Abbey, as seen in fisheye view from Tothill Street, London.

Best Royal Weddings of All Time: 10 Regal Sites

William and Kate can learn a thing or two from these legendary affairs in England, France, Egypt, Korea and other regal destinations.
La Piazzetta shows its best side after the day-trippers have left Capri town.

The 6 Most Scenic Spots in Italy

From the north to the south, here are six places where the visual splendor of Italy can't be matched.
A gate leads to Washington Mews.

Walking Tour: Charming Streets of New York City

Take a break from the New York City traffic, and stroll along these quiet streets in old Manhattan.