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Frommer's Gift Guide: Great Stuff for Travel

Don't know what to buy your favorite traveler? Frommer's has the best gift ideas for you.

Wine Country Report: Despite Fires, Napa and Sonoma Visitor Experience Is Undamaged

By Laurie Jo Miller Farr

The deadly October wildfires in Northern California’s beloved wine country caused a lot of damage. But they didn't change tourism as badly as feared.

Starting Oct. 13, Drive California's Highway 1 from Carmel to Big Sur Again

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 10/09/2017, 2:45 AM

With the completion of the new Pfeiffer Creek Bridge in Big Sur, California, a key portion of the state's spectacularly scenic Highway 1 is set to reopen on October 13.  The original bridge had to be demolished in March after damage caused by heavy rains. That cut Big Sur in two and made it impossible for drivers to complete the rugged central coast route that starts in Carmel—one of the country'...

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Sonoma Coast State Park in California

California State Parks That Would Be National Parks Anywhere Else

In California, even the state parks are awe-inspiring. From redwood forests to unspoiled beaches and otherworldly deserts, here are eight spots that would be national parks anywhere else.

Up-to-the-Minute Online Tool Finds Wisconsin's Best Fall Foliage

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/11/2017, 10:45 PM

New England states get all the attention when it comes to fall foliage, but there are other leafy places worth peeping during Pumpkin Spice Latte season. One of the best in the Midwest is Wisconsin, where vivid displays in spots like the Kettle Moraine State Forest (pictured above) provide beautiful backdrops for scenic drives, waterfall hikes, and stops at orchards in small farm towns. Travel ...

Rental Car with Upholstery for Kids to Color On During Road Trips

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/22/2017, 12:00 AM

On long car trips, many parents end up becoming the highway equivalent of cruise directors, arranging an endless program of games and activities designed to keep their restless passengers from staging a mutiny. Hertz UK is helping out those beleaguered drivers with a brand-new offering: a rental car with special upholstery for kids to color on. Dubbed the Colouring-In Car (complete with superfluo...

Man walking among giant sequoias

Rooted in History: America's 10 Most Astonishing Trees

Older than the Egyptian pyramids, taller than the Statue of Liberty, larger than 30 blue whales: These must-see trees are American historical destinations no traveler should miss.
A lane bedecked in autumn leaves in the Berkshires

The Top 10 Things to Do in the Berkshires

There's much to see and do in the Berkshires, so take advantage of the variety. Pair a museum visit with a mountain hike, followed by a concert. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it should give you a good starting point for a stay in this delightful corner of the globe.
Guitar close-up

What to See, Hear, and Eat in the Mississippi Delta—Birthplace of the Blues

The culture, history, food, and music in northwestern Mississippi is as rich as the soil is fertile. Here's how to explore the fascinating region where the blues were born.
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.

Legal Marijuana Has Come to Las Vegas

By Pauline Frommer

Pot has joined Sin City's list of legal vices. What do you need to know before you toke?

A tight turn on the Amalfi Coast in Italy

European Road Trips: The Best Coastal Drives

We're hitting the road to find Europe's best coastal scenery—from rugged and windswept to sunny and sandy.

VIDEO: The Natural Beauty of Northern Michigan

By Frommer's Editors

Pauline Frommer celebrates the natural beauty of Northern Michigan, land of cherry trees, towering sand dunes, and Great Lakes.

VIDEO: Reliving the Past in Northern Michigan

By Frommer's Editors

A trip to Northern Michigan is a rich and rewarding journey through time. Pauline Frommer hits up some of the historical highlights.

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.

How to Protect Your Phone from Hackers (And Other Bad Stuff) When You Travel

By Frommer's Editors

We asked a travel tech expert for the lowdown on the apps to download and security features to enable so that your favorite carry-on device stays useful—and safe from prying eyes—while you're on the road.

Interstate 40 East, near the Arizona-New Mexico border

The Great American Summer Road Trip: Unforgettable Scenic Drives in the United States

Buckle up! We're hitting the road from sea to shining sea to find the most scenic drives in the United States, passing rugged coasts, majestic mountains, red deserts, lush forests, and classic Americana along the way.
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.

Huell Howser is the Ultimate Armchair Tour Guide to California

By Jason Cochran

Whether you're looking for things to do on a California vacation or just need a smile, Huell Howser's online archive opens a new state of mind to explore.

The Return of AutoSlash Means Deep Savings on Rental Cars Once Again

By Pauline Frommer

An old favorite re-emerges, stronger than ever

Touring the Western Irish Coast without a car

How to Travel Ireland's West Coast Without Renting a Car

While many itineraries for the popular Wild Atlantic Way require a rental car, not everyone wants to drive on the left along winding roads. Here's how to see the best of Ireland’s West Coast in Galway, Clare, and Mayo counties without driving.
Tucson, Arizona, is riding high

Tucson, Heart of the Southwest: A Photo Tour

With its famous dark skies, giant cacti, alternative vibe, award-winning food, and destination spas, Tucson, Arizona, is riding high.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas

Arkansas' Crystal Bridges, the Art Museum That Walmart Built

Funded by Walmart and filled with works by American masters, Crystal Bridges is worth going out of your way to see. Take our virtual tour to hit the highlights.