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.
Cashless Travel Abroad & Innovations in RVing
Travel writer Beth Harpaz discussed why changing money is no longer necessary in many parts of Europe. Then John Lindley, of the Michigan RV & Campgroun Association, discussed solar powered RV's, and innovations at campgrounds across the United States
Around the World Travel
Jessica Nabongo, the first black woman to visit every country on the planet, was our guest today.
New Orleans—How It Has Changed and What We Should be Celebrating
Diana Schwam and Lavinia Spalding, the authors of our just released "Frommer's EasyGuide to New York City" came on to talk food trends, how the history of the city is now being represented, and the particular ways nightlife is different in NOLA than anywhere else in the U.S.A.
Expedition Cruising & Summers in New England
Pauline discussed her visit to the brand new Viking Octantis expedition ship, and then welcomed Mel Allen, Editor of Yankee Magazine, to discuss travel in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut in the coming season
Volunteer Vacations with the U.S. Government
Washington Post writer Kate Silver discussed the truly wonderful opportunities that are available with the National Park Service, the Army Corps of Engineers and other departments. Then Sarah O'Brien, of Ark Behavioral Health, talked about sober vacations. Finally, Pauline discussed why it's going to be a surprisingly good summer for Americans to go to Europe and what the new Airbnb changes will mean for renters.
Cons and Pros of Loyalty Points, and Brazilian Travel with Seth Kugel
The New York Times' new "Tripped Up" columnist joined Pauline for a wide ranging discussion.
Please add show notes
This podcast is fantastic! Pauline is a great interviewer, and also a great story teller. Fantastic guests, and they talk about places exotic and local we may not realize are a great trip.
It would be so helpful to add show notes of the wonderful places mentioned! Please consider.
Good information, but too political
I like this show and the information, and listen to it weekly. However, once in a while Pauline gets a little too political and it turns me off the show. I think it would benefit her brand not to make snide comments about the other political party when it really has nothing to do with travel. That said, I enjoy most of the episodes.
Update: After writing this review, I just read in the podcast reviews that many other people have complained about the same thing. Pauline, wake up. You are turning off half the population.
Like a Box of Chocolates
I never miss a chance to hear Pauline speak in person. She is so knowledgeable! The Frommers are such travel experts that I enjoy the podcasts. However, it would be helpful to see episode summaries on line. I’d like to know the guests and travel destinations before I invest the time listening. This podcast is like a box of chocolates—you never know what you’re going to get.