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Pauline Frommer started traveling with her guidebook-writing parents at the age of four months and hasn’t stopped since. Her first job in travel was on the website Frommers.com, and eventually she worked her way up to Editor in Chief. Pauline also served as Travel Editor for MSNBC.com for several years, before working with John Wiley and Sons to create the award-winning Pauline Frommer Guidebooks, a 14-book series that won the coveted “Best Guidebook of the Year” title three years in a row from the North American Travel Journalists Association and once from the Society of American Travel Writers. She is currently co-President of Frommer Media LLC and the Editorial Director for the Frommer’s guidebooks. Her newest book, “Frommer’s EasyGuide to New York City,” has been the best-selling travel guide to the Big Apple for the past three years and is in its third edition.

Frommer’s writings have been widely published in everything from Budget Travel Magazine to Newsweek to Nick, Jr. magazine; she also pens an internationally syndicated newspaper column for King Features.

For four years, Pauline created weekly travel segments for CNN’s Headline News and CNN’s Pipeline. You may also have seen her talking travel on The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The O’Reilly Factor, NBC Nightly News and ABC World News, Good Morning America, FOX News, and every local news station you can name. On weekends, she hosts a nationally syndicated radio show on travel and this show with the beloved WABC.

Frommer resides in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Jason Cochran (@JasCochran) is Editor-in-Chief of Frommers.com and has twice won Guide Book of the Year in the Society of American Travel Writers’ Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. He has written for publications including Travel + Leisure, the New York Post, USA Today, and The New York Times, Scanorama (Sweden), and been on staff at Entertainment Weekly, Budget Travel, and AOL Travel (Executive Editor). He devised questions for the first American prime-time season of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (ABC) and produced and hosted AfterShark, the post-show for Mark Burnett’s Shark Tank (ABC). He has appeared as a commentator on, among others, CBS This Morning, The Early Show (CBS), BBC World, Good Morning America, CNN, and the CBC, and he was a video host on AOL. He is an alumnus of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and New York University’s Graduate Music Theatre Writing Program.

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Pauline Frommer started traveling with her guidebook-writing parents at the age of four months and hasn’t stopped since. Her first job in travel was on the website Frommers.com, and eventually she worked her way up to Editor in Chief. Pauline also served as Travel Editor for MSNBC.com for several years, before working with John Wiley and Sons to create the award-winning Pauline Frommer Guidebooks, a 14-book series that won the coveted “Best Guidebook of the Year” title three years in a row from the North American Travel Journalists Association and once from the Society of American Travel Writers. She is currently co-President of Frommer Media LLC and the Editorial Director for the Frommer’s guidebooks. Her newest book, “Frommer’s EasyGuide to New York City,” has been the best-selling travel guide to the Big Apple for the past three years and is in its third edition.

Frommer’s writings have been widely published in everything from Budget Travel Magazine to Newsweek to Nick, Jr. magazine; she also pens an internationally syndicated newspaper column for King Features.

For four years, Pauline created weekly travel segments for CNN’s Headline News and CNN’s Pipeline. You may also have seen her talking travel on The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The O’Reilly Factor, NBC Nightly News and ABC World News, Good Morning America, FOX News, and every local news station you can name. On weekends, she hosts a nationally syndicated radio show on travel and this show with the beloved WABC.

Frommer resides in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Jason Cochran (@JasCochran) is Editor-in-Chief of Frommers.com and has twice won Guide Book of the Year in the Society of American Travel Writers’ Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. He has written for publications including Travel + Leisure, the New York Post, USA Today, and The New York Times, Scanorama (Sweden), and been on staff at Entertainment Weekly, Budget Travel, and AOL Travel (Executive Editor). He devised questions for the first American prime-time season of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (ABC) and produced and hosted AfterShark, the post-show for Mark Burnett’s Shark Tank (ABC). He has appeared as a commentator on, among others, CBS This Morning, The Early Show (CBS), BBC World, Good Morning America, CNN, and the CBC, and he was a video host on AOL. He is an alumnus of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and New York University’s Graduate Music Theatre Writing Program.

    January 25, 2020 - Frommer's Travel Show

    January 25, 2020 - Frommer's Travel Show

    Would you want to spend your retirement on a cruise ship? Jason and Pauline started today’s show by talking about around the world cruises, who takes them and if they are a good idea for seniors. This morphed into a discussion of cruising in general: safety issues, costs, unexpected fees and more. Also discussed: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, daytrips from Rome,  the NY Times Travel Show and the effect of the Corona Virus on travel.

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    January 18th, 2020 - Frommer's Travel Show

    January 18th, 2020 - Frommer's Travel Show

    It was quite a busy travel show today! Jason and Pauline started by talking about the best strategies for booking spring break travel, as well as why the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas should be particularly cost-effective places to go this year. This was followed by a flood of listener calls and emails, asking about travel to Chile, Montana, Pisa, Disney World, Thailand and Vietnam. Pauline also discussed her upcoming appearance next weekend at the New York Times Travel Show. Finally, Pauline and Jason invite everyone to go to www.frommers.com/bestplaces2020 to vote for the 20th best destination of 2020. Finalists are Sonoma County, the Finger Lakes, Eilat (Israel), Porto (Portugal), and Charleston. Voting closes midnight Sunday.

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    January 11th, 2019 - Frommer's Travel Show

    January 11th, 2019 - Frommer's Travel Show

    Pauline and Jason began today’s show by discussing the finalists for the 20th slot in Frommer's Best Places to Go in 2020 contest. Those five are: Sonoma County, the Finger Lakes region, Porto, Charleston and Eilat (Israel).  (Make sure to log in to Frommers.com/bestplaces2020 to cast your vote). Several callers called in to discuss their favorites from the list, and Jason and Pauline also discussed best day trips from London; what to see and do in  Turks and Caicos; ethical elephant camps in Thailand; and the current mess currency company Travelex finds itself in. 

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    December 28th, 2019 - Frommer's Travel Show

    December 28th, 2019 - Frommer's Travel Show

    On this week's show, Jason discussed his recent sailing aboard the Norwegian Encore. Pauline and Jason also welcomed some guests. First was Jeanne Cooper, the author of Frommer's Hawaii, who discussed new developments in the Aloha State. Next up was Bill McGee of Consumer Reports to discuss the fight to get rid of the airline policy of separating families who don't pay more to choose seats together. Finally, Scott Mayerowitz of The Points Guy discussed best and worst airports in the United States.

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    December 21st, 2019 - Frommer's Travel Show

    December 21st, 2019 - Frommer's Travel Show

    This weekend's show was an old home week, so to speak, with several Frommer's authors coming on to discuss the newest developments in the destinations they cover. These included Anna Brooke talking about Paris; Meredith Pratt, the author of Frommer's EasyGuide to Washington, DC; and Diana Schwam on New Orleans. Pauline and Jason also discussed Frommer's recently released Best Places to Go in 2020 list (see it at www.frommers.com/bestplaces2020)

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    December 14th, 2019 - Frommer's Travel Show

    December 14th, 2019 - Frommer's Travel Show

    Jason and Pauline introduced some of the Best Places to Go in 2020 on this show, talking about Cambodia, The Poles, and Indiana. You can see the complete list at www.frommers.com/bestplaces2020. At that site you can also nominate a 20th destination. They also took calls about Baltic cruises, travel to American Samoa, White Island (New Zealand), and Sydney. 

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Customer Reviews

Garycal ,

More Travel Please, Less Politics

This show should be more about travel than politics. Ms Frommer, with her grating voice, is particularly bad in this regard.

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