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Since the 1957 publication of Arthur Frommer's seminal Europe on $5 a Day, the Frommer guidebooks have been America's most trusted travel source. This podcast, hosted by Arthur's daughter, and business partner, Pauline Frommer, gives listeners the low down on what's happening in the world of travel today. Expect guest appearances by some of the biggest names in travel today, including Arthur Frommer, Jason Cochran, travel journalists from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other publications.

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Since the 1957 publication of Arthur Frommer's seminal Europe on $5 a Day, the Frommer guidebooks have been America's most trusted travel source. This podcast, hosted by Arthur's daughter, and business partner, Pauline Frommer, gives listeners the low down on what's happening in the world of travel today. Expect guest appearances by some of the biggest names in travel today, including Arthur Frommer, Jason Cochran, travel journalists from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other publications.

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Language:

English


Episodes

S1E529 - Luxury Travel: When It's Just a Con, and When Its Pursuit Hurts Travelers and Local Communities

2/25/2024
Episode Notes Amy Tara Koch was our first guest, and she discussed her recent article in the Telegraph on how travelers can distinguish between true luxury offerings, and standard travel products. Then Roger Marolt, Outside Magazine author, talked about the shockingly high fees now being attached to early morning skiing, and why that's destroying ski culture.

Duration:00:32:00

S1E528 - Best Regional Foods in the USA, and Strategies for Great Dining on Cruises

2/18/2024
Episode Notes Jon Douglas, author of "500 Ways to Eat Like a Local: A Traveler's Guide to the Regional Foods of the U.S." was our first guest, followed by Gwen Pratesi, a cruise expert who covered the tricks for eating well on cruise ships for us at Frommers.com.

Duration:00:35:00

S1E527 - Less Expensive but Still Enjoyable Destinations, Plus a Look at the Rise of E-Bikes for Cycling Vacations

2/11/2024
Episode Notes Elaine Glusac, the New York Times' Frugal Traveler Columnist, came on to share the places that can sub in for more pricey destinations. Then Craig Stoltz discussed his new Frommers.com article on E-Bikes and Travel.

Duration:00:33:00

S1E526 - Innovations in Train Travel

2/4/2024
Episode Notes Jason Cochran, Editor in Chief of Frommers.com, came on to discuss his recent experience on Florida's new Brightline Train (as well as developments in Orlando, and problems with Lyft). Then author Catherine Bennett discussed new European capsule train bunks, and the best train itineraries on that continent.

Duration:00:34:06

S1E525 - Andalucia's Sherry Triangle and Long-Term Family Travel

1/28/2024
Episode Notes Peter Barron, one of the authors of Frommer's Spain, discussed a splendid part of that country where sherry tours, low-key Flamenco shows, and royal equestrian displays are on tap. Then Julie Frieder, one of the authors of "Wonder Year: A Guide to Long-Term Family Travel & Worldschooling" came on to chat about her just-released book.

Duration:00:39:00

S1E524 - Safari Trends in 2024, Plus How to Survive a Plane Crash

1/21/2024
Episode Notes Our first guest is Bill McGee, Frommer's columnist and fellow at the American Economic Liberties Project, talking about why we're seeing more disturbing flight incidents recently, and what you can do to emerge unscathed should the plane you're on have issues. Then Alan Feldstein, owner of Infinite Safari Adventures, talked about new types of experiences in Africa, ways to pick the right operator, and more.

Duration:00:35:00

S1E523 - Phone Theft in the Rental Car Industry, and a Look at How to Cruise Solo

1/14/2024
Episode Notes Seth Kugel, author of the Tripped Up column for the New York Times was our first guest, followed by travel journalist Veronica Stoddart discussing the new facilities and attractions for single cruisers.

Duration:00:23:00

S1E522 - Best Flight Booking Engines and a Polish Love Story

1/7/2024
Episode Notes Reid Bramblett, author of the just-published Frommers.com article on the 10 Best (and Worst) Flight Search Engines gave advice on how to save on different types of bookings. Then Thomas Swick, author of "Falling Into Place: A Story of Love, Poland, and the Making of a Travel Writer", discussed his new memoir

Duration:00:32:00

S1E521 - The Biggest Annoyance In Flying Today, Plus the Perks of Small Ship Cruising

12/17/2023
Episode Notes Heidi Sarna, long-time Frommer's cruise expert and founder of the website QuirkyCruise.com, came on to discuss what small ships offer that big ones don't. Then the Washington Post's Andrea Sachs came on to discuss an airplane issue that's come to the fore in just the last six months.

Duration:00:31:47

S1E520 - The Fight Against Airline Mergers Plus When Travel Stopped a Wedding

12/10/2023
Episode Notes Frommer's columnist, and consumer expert, Bill McGee discussed the history-making battle against the JetBlue/Spirit Airlines merger. Then author Nikki Vargas talked about her new travel memoir "Call You When I Land"

Duration:00:36:00

S1E519 - Travels to Barcelona, the Costa Brava, and the Virgin Islands

12/3/2023
Episode Notes Jennifer Ceaser, one of the authors of the just-released Frommer's Spain was our first guest, followed by Alexis Lipsitz Flippin, author of Frommer's Virgin Islands.

Duration:00:39:00

S1E518 - Spotlight on Spain

11/19/2023
Two of the authors of the just-released Frommer's Spain joined us to talk tapas vs. pintxos, top flamenco shows in Andalucia, how best to museum-hop in Madrid, Pamplona's Running of the Bulls, Rioja winery visits and more

Duration:00:43:26

S1E517 - England Beyond London

11/12/2023
Episode Notes Simon Willmore, Deborah Collcutt and Samantha Priestly, three of the authors of our just-release "Frommer's England and Scotland" guidebook, came on to discuss travel to Oxford, Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath, the Lake District, Yorkshire and more.

Duration:00:38:26

S1E516 - PBS Travel Show Host Darley Newman, Plus Advice on Ski Passes and Red Eye Flights

11/5/2023
Our first guest discussed her upcoming TV episodes on American Revoluton sites, South Korea, and more. Then, Andrea Sachs of the Washington Post talked about etiquette on overnight flights, and what you need to know about ski passes.

Duration:00:33:27

S1E515 - Best Places to Go in 2024: Our Take and Nat Geo's

10/29/2023
Episode Notes Pauline welcomed fellow Frommers.com editors Jason Cochran and Zac Thompson on to dish about our brand new "Best Places to Go in 2024" article. Then Alyson Johnson of National Geographic discussed their new book "Best of the World: 1000 Destinations of a Lifetime" based on a decade's worth of best places articles

Duration:00:41:56

S1E514 - Hawaii Travel in Fall of 2023: What's Back, What Isn't, and New Types of Adventures. Plus Why Hospitality is Important to a Civil Society

10/15/2023
Episode Notes Jeanne Cooper, author of the just released "Frommer's Hawaii 2024" was our first guest, followed by Alexandra Hudson, author of "The Soul of Civility: Timeless Principles to Heal Society and Ourselves".

Duration:00:33:27

S1E513 - Doing Portugal Right, Plus Author Lisa Niver on Her New Travel Memoir "Brave-ish"

10/8/2023
Episode Notes Paul Ames, author of the just-released "Frommer's Portugal" took us through the ideal itinerary for Portugal, weaving in history, culinary info, and more. Then Lisa Niver discussed her tale of a using travel to repair a life upended by divorce.

Duration:00:38:26

S1E512 - New England Leaf Peeping Vacations in 2023: What You Need to Know to See the Best Colors and Avoid the Crowds. Plus Timing for Purchasing Airfares and Tips for Renting EVs

10/1/2023
Episode Notes Kim Knox Beckius of Yankee Magazine gave her predictions and tips for autumn road trips. Then Frommers.com's Jason Cochran came on to discuss the gotchas of electric vehicle rentals, which airlines have the worst fees, and how to get the lowest airfares.

Duration:00:35:26

S1E511 - Best Outdoors and Spiritual Sights Across the United States

9/24/2023
Episode Notes Today's guests were Lori Erickson, author of "Every Step Is Home: A Spiritual Geography from Appalachia to Alaska; and Alyson Johnson, senior editor of National Geographic's brand new book "Great Outdoor USA: The Best Adventures for You Across 50 States"

Duration:00:32:57

S1E510 - Visiting Vienna & Marseille, Plus Australia's Splendid Wine Scene

9/17/2023
Episode Notes Pauline spoke about her recent travels to those splendid European cities. Then she interviewed Jane Lopes and Jonathan Ross, authors of "How to Drink Australian: An Essential Modern Wine Book"

Duration:00:38:26