A graduate of 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 travel movement by American tourists to Europe. The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel 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.”
Pauline Frommer started traveling before she could speak, seeing the world at a young age with her guidebook-writing parents, Arthur Frommer and Hope Arthur. She went into the “family biz” more than a decade ago, serving as the founding editor of Frommers.com and then the Travel Editor for MSNBC.com, one of the largest news sites on the web.
Following that, she returned to her roots, creating the Pauline Frommer Guidebooks, an award-winning series aimed at adult budget travelers. There are now 14 titles in the series, including Pauline Frommer’s Spain, Pauline Frommer’s San Francisco andPauline Frommer’s Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. Pauline Frommer’s London andPauline Frommer’s New York City were both named Guidebook of the Year (in 2007, 2008 and 2009 respectively) by the North American Travel Journalists Association.Pauline Frommer’s London won that same award from its rival organization, the Society for American Travel Writers in 2009. In addition, Pauline was awarded a Lowell Thomas Medal from the Society of American Travel Writers for her magazine work.
For the past three years, Pauline has hosted a nationally syndicated radio show on travel, now heard on more than 130 stations.
Pauline’s articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Budget Travel Magazine, Newsweek, Dallas Morning News, Marie Claire, Nick Jr. and the book The Experts Guide to Babies. Currently, Pauline works with Weight Watchers, contributing a daily blog on staying fit on the road.
You may recognize her face, as she appeared every Wednesday night on CNN’sHeadline News for three years, discussing the latest travel trends. Pauline has also served as a pundit for The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Live with Regis and Kelly, The O’Reilly Factor, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, CNN, FOX, MSNBC and every local news show you can name.
Pauline is blessed to be married to physical therapist Mahlon Stewart, and is the mother of two very well-traveled daughters, Beatrix and Veronica.