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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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Episodes
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S1E546 - Las Vegas in 2024

7/14/2024
Episode Notes Jason Cochran, Editor in Chief of Frommers.com, came on to talk about his recent adventures in Sin City.

Duration:00:29:00

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S1E545 - Life Changing Travel to Rome

6/30/2024
Episode Notes Alizah Holstein, author of "My Roman History: A Memoir", came on to talk about the deep pathos of the Colosseum, how to experience the many layers or Roma, the Roman approach to history and food, and much more.

Duration:00:37:00

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S1E544 - Maine Vacations: What's New and Notable. Plus a Look at Dehumanizing Travel Tech

6/23/2024
Episode Notes First up, Frommers.com columnist William McGee talked about the troubling removal of the human touch from many areas of travel. Then Brian Kevin, author of the just released Frommer's Maine, talked about top art exhibitions, theaters, nature sights, and new hotels and bars in that great state.

Duration:00:42:00

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S1E543 - Ben Franklin: World Traveler with Eric Weiner

6/16/2024
Episode Notes The author of "Ben & Me: In Search of a Founder's Formula for a Long and Useful Life" discussed the myriad of ways journeying shaped Benjamin Franklin, and the philosophies and actions that were sparked by his wanderings

Duration:00:30:00

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S1E542 - Azores Adventures & How to Look at Art

6/9/2024
Episode Notes Pauline and Frommers.com Editor In Chief Jason Cochran discussed her recent visit to the Azorean Island of Sao Miguel. Then Courtney Tenz discussed her recent Vox article on how to get the most out of visiting a museum or gallery.

Duration:00:42:30

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S1E541 - Mass Tourism and the Journeyer

5/26/2024
Episode Notes Paige McClanahan, author of "The New Tourist: Waking Up to the Power and Perils of Travel" discussed how the travel industry is re-shaping our planet—for the good, and bad—and what the individual traveler should do to travel in a more meaningful way.

Duration:00:36:00

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S1E540 - Focus on France Part 2

5/19/2024
Episode Notes This week's show concentrates on the French Riviera and Provence with Frommer's France author Tristan Rutherford, and the French Alps with his co-author Mary Novakovich

Duration:00:37:03

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S1E539 - Focus on France, Part 1

5/12/2024
Episode Notes With the French Olympics on the horizon, we invited Frommer's authors Anna Brooke and Lily Heise on to discuss the Loire Valley, Occitanie, Dordogne and the Lot, and what Paris is like in the run up to the game. We'll explore more regions of France next week.

Duration:00:35:03

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S1E538 - New England's Top Summer Travel Spots, Plus the Top Destinations for LGBTQIA+ Travelers

5/5/2024
Episode Notes Mark Jason Williams, co-author of the new National Geographic book "Out in the World: An LGBTQIA+ Travel Guide to More Than 120 Destinations Around the World" was our first guest. Then Kim Knox Beckius, of Yankee Magazine, talked about destinations in the Eastern United States that are particularly pleasing in summer, some well-known, some less so.

Duration:00:40:00

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S1E537 - Mindsets For Solo Travel with Wanderful's Beth Santos

4/28/2024
Episode Notes Founder and CEO of Wanderful Beth Santos discussed her new book "Wander Woman: How to Reclaim Your Space, Find Your Voice and Travel the World Solo"

Duration:00:35:00

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S1E536 - Smart Souvenir Shopping, Plus How to Fix Boeing

4/21/2024
Episode Notes Laura Morelli, art historian and author of "Made In Italy", gave advice on how to find real treasures on the road. Then William McGee discussed his latest Frommers.com column which gives a smart analysis about the way forward for the aviation giant and the FAA.

Duration:00:38:03

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S1E535 - Cruising and Camping: Two New Studies Reveal the Top Trends for These Popular Vacation Activities

4/14/2024
Episode Notes Bob Levinstein of Cruise Compete analyzed his company's analysis of what's most popular in cruising. Then Kevin Long, CEO of camping app TheDyrt, discussed what camping's still growing popularity means for folks trying to find a place to park an RV or pitch a tent.

Duration:00:34:00

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S1E534 - Spectacular Undertouristed Destinations Around the World, Plus a New Memoir About the Interactions Between Travel and Faith

4/7/2024
Episode Notes Andrew Nelson, author of National Geographics new book "Here Not There: 100 Unexpected Travel Destinations" was our first guest, followed by Angie Orth, author of "Flirting with Disaster: True Travel Tales of Fear, Failure and Faith"

Duration:00:37:00

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S1E533 - Are Credit Card Points Going Away? Plus River Cruises in India and Green Vacation Rentals

3/31/2024
Episode Notes The New York Times' Elaine Glusac discussed what a recent settlement by Visa and Mastercard might mean for loyalty point collectors. She also talked about sustainable vacation rentals. Then Heidi Sarna discussed her recent Frommers.com article on doing river cruises on the Indian subcontinent.

Duration:00:34:00

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S1E532 - Southern Italy in Off Season

3/24/2024
Episode Notes Pauline and Frommers.com Editor In Chief Jason Cochran discussed her recent trip to Naples, Matera, and the Amalfi Coast

Duration:00:40:30

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S1E531 - "That's So New York" Plus Strategies for Travel Complaints

3/10/2024
Episode Notes Dan Saltzstein, editor for the New York Times, and author of the new book "That's So New York: Short (and Very Short) Stories about the Greatest City on Earth" was our first guest. Then Frommers.com columnist William McGee broke down the best ways to effectively complain when things go wrong on flights, cruises, hotel bookings, and car rentals.

Duration:00:38:30

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S1E530 - Shore Excursion Strategies, Plus TV Travel Show Host Pamela Holt

3/3/2024
Episode Notes How to make the most of your time in port when you're on a cruise, with ace Washington Post reporter Andrea Sachs. Plus Pamela Holt talks about her TV show "Me, Myself and the World: The Art of Solo Travel"

Duration:00:38:10

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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

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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

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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