Synopses & Reviews
"Arthur Frommer is still dispensing practical advice to travelers."
"Written in Frommer's trademark light and conversational tone, [Ask Arthur Frommer] covers more than 800 topics, from packing quandaries to the best airport-food options, all arranged alphabetically for easy reference. Each entry is brief, informative, and entertaining."
-American Way magazine
"Packed with practical advice for budget travel...Frommer's strong opinions and conversational writing style make the book a fun, easy read."
"Reading [Ask Arthur Frommer] is like having dinner -- and a glass of wine and then coffee and dessert -- with the world's best travel advisor."
-Jeanne Leblanc, Courant.com
"Arthur has a unique perspective on the changes that have take place over the past 50 years. This book is packed with everything from airfares and lodging to vacations for nudist and vegans."
- Organized by travel topic
- More than 500 entries
- Each entry is a short, digestible take--no longer than a page.
- 250 b&w photos
- Arthur's style is personable and engaged--his personality shines through.
* Organized by travel topic
* More than 500 entries
* Each entry is a short, digestible take--no longer than a page.
* 250 b&w photos
* Arthur's style is personable and engaged--his personality shines through.
Organized by travel topic and featuring more than 500 entries, this personable and engaging look at travel offers answers, insights, and advice. B&w illustrations throughout.
MILLIONS OF TRAVELERS HAVE LEARNED TOASK ARTHUR FROMMER
Ask Arthur Frommer is a condensed encyclopedia of smart travel.It answers nearly every major question, discusses every majorissue, covers every step of travel, reduces every travel expenditure, and shows you:
How to get there in the most efficient and economical way, whether your destination is at home or abroad
Where to stay and where to eat in whatever city or other location you select
How to maximize the enjoyment of your trip and reduce your expenses
How to overcome scores of obstacles or problems
How to make the best, most cost-effective use of travel literature and the Internet
The book also contains Arthur Frommer's outspoken (andentertaining) comments on travel issues and controversies. Like any encyclopedia, it is a standard reference work to beconsulted every time you contemplate a trip or are lookingfor vacation suggestions. Ask Arthur Frommer is an indispensablepart of anyone's travel library.
About the Author
Arthur Frommer is generally acknowledged to be the nation's foremost travel authority. He is the founder of the Frommer travel guides, the author of a twice-weekly newspaper column syndicated by King Features, the host of a nationwide Sunday travel radio program broadcast to more than a hundred stations by the WOR network. A graduate of the Yale University Law School, his travel career began in 1957 with publication of the best-selling Europe on $5 a Day, which is widely credited with having launched a massive movement by American tourists to Europe. Among the many travel books and guides he has written is The New World of Travel, a Literary Guild selection in 1988, which was an analysis of the entire American travel industry. About him, the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel recently wrote: "What Benjamin Spock was to babies and Alfred Kinsey was to sex, Arthur Frommer became to travel. Like Spock, he wrote with the authority of experience; like Kinsey, he opened up a whole new world. And while the work of those two men has been eclipsed by others, as well as by changing times and fashions, Frommer remains a powerful, and indefatigable, force in his field."
Table of Contents
1: “Into the Wild Blue Yonder . . . ”
All about airfares, airlines & airports.
2: “All I Want Is a Room Somewhere . . .”
Sleeping better & cheaper at hotels, hostels & homes.
3: “Over the Bounding Main . . .”
Cut-rate cruises on oceans & rivers—with gripes as well.
4: “Get Your Kicks on Route 66 . . .”
Trains, buses, bicycles, light cars & RVs have it all over planes.
5: In the Footsteps of Indiana Jones.
Adventure tours, safaris, camping, trekking & yoga.
6: “This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land . . .”
Affordable travel & vacations in the United States.
7: A New Way to Visit the Old World.
Offsetting that dramatic decline in the U.S. dollar.
8: Trips That Cater to Your Mind.
Learning vacations, brainy tours, cerebral cruises.
9: Special Interests & Special People.
From students to seniors to singles, from nudists to vegans, there’s travel for everyone.
10: The Preparations You Make, the Products You Buy.
From passports to pet care to packing.
11: The People Who Assist You.
To separate the talented from the not so, get references.
12: These Are a Few of My Favorite Places.
The cities, islands & nations to consider for your next trip.
13: You’ll Need Money.
Getting the cash, spending it right, guarding it well.
14: Problems, Pitfalls & Controversies.
My tirades about travel, in a number of fields.
15: Tips, Rules & Predictions.
We pontificate a bit about the general art of travel.
Appendix: Late Developments.
New websites, tactics, destinations, travel trends & choices.