McCool Travel Tips: 5 Minutes With Pauline Frommer

McCool Travel is excited to present tips from travel experts in our 5 Minutes interview series featuring travel industry giants, super frequent travelers, and adventurous persons.

For my 14th interview, I am honored to present Pauline Frommer. Recognize the name? Her father is Arthur Frommer, a true travel industry giant. Pauline Frommer is blazing her own trail as the creator of the award-winning Pauline Frommer Guidebooks, radio talk show host, and travel blogger. Pauline calls New York City home but is an insatiable wanderer. I was fortunate to talk travel with Pauline Frommer at the Washington D.C. Travel and Adventure Show last month.

Pauline Frommer

Always in my luggage…

a good book

3 favorite home-away-from-home places…

India, Ireland, Italy

A favorite travel memory is…

climbing the volcano in Guatemala (Pacaya) and toasting marshmallows

3 favorite travel brands…

Frommers, JetBlue,

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  • alternative accommodations
  • deep airfare search / flexible schedules
  • shoulder season travel

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are…

  • meeting locals
  • challenging myself to try scary things
  • pigging out

8 word (or less) travel mantra…

“Spend less, see more.”

My favorite non-travel website…

New York Times

Most memorable souvenir…

a rug that I shouldn’t have bought in Turkey

Favorite cheap eat…

donuts/fried dough with sugar in Nice, France

I would like to meet …

Dalai Lama

Thank you, Pauline, for sharing your thoughts with McCool Travel and may you have countless more memorable travel adventures!

Join Pauline on Twitter (@PaulineFrommer), Facebook, and Pauline Frommer’s Travel Guides.

Previous 5 Minutes With travel interview: Bruce Northam.

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2 thoughts on “McCool Travel Tips: 5 Minutes With Pauline Frommer”

  1. Great article! I love that you listed ‘pigging out.’ My favorite thing to do in a new culture! I love traveling and experiencing different foods, so much fun!

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