Frommer's is a travel
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 guidebook series and one of the bestselling travel guides in America. The series began in 1957 with the publication of Arthur Frommer
Arthur Frommer
Arthur Frommer is a travel writer, publisher and consumer advocate, and the founder of the Frommer's series of travel guides and Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine. He has published many books for budget-conscious travelers and has been one of America's foremost budget travel authorities...

's book, Europe on $5 a Day. Frommer's has expanded to include over 350 guidebooks across 14 series, as well as other media including the award winning website which covers over 3,500 destinations. In 2007, Frommer's celebrated its 50th anniversary of guidebook publishing. Since May 2007, Arthur Frommer has been actively blogging about travel on the website.


In 1957, Arthur Frommer
Arthur Frommer
Arthur Frommer is a travel writer, publisher and consumer advocate, and the founder of the Frommer's series of travel guides and Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine. He has published many books for budget-conscious travelers and has been one of America's foremost budget travel authorities...

, a young corporal in the U.S. Army, wrote a travel guide for American GIs in Europe, and then produced a civilian version called Europe on $5 a Day. The book ranked popular landmarks and sights in order of importance and included suggestions on how to travel around Europe on a budget. It was the first travel guide to show Americans that they could afford to travel in Europe.
Arthur Frommer returned to the United States and began practicing law. During that time, he continued to write and also began to self-publish guidebooks to additional destinations, including New York, Mexico, Hawaii, Japan and the Caribbean. In 1977, Frommer’s trademark was sold to Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster
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, Inc. Pearson
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 bought the reference division of Simon & Schuster in 1998 and sold it to IDG Books
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 in 1999. John Wiley & Sons
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 acquired IDG Books (renamed Hungry Minds) in 2001. Arthur’s daughter, Pauline Frommer, is now writing her own series of travel guidebooks and continuing the Frommer’s travel legacy.

Guidebook series

More than 75 million books have been sold since Frommer’s inception in 1957. Over 350 titles are available in the following series:
  • Frommer’s Complete Guides
  • Frommer’s With Kids

  • Frommer’s Day by Day
    • Amsterdam
    • Athens
    • Bali
    • Barcelona
    • Beijing
    • Berlin
    • Boston
    • Brussels & Bruges
    • Cancun & the Yucatan
    • Chicago
    • Copenhagen
    • Dublin
    • Edinburgh & the Best of Scotland

    • Florence & Tuscany
    • Hong Kong
    • Honolulu & Oahu
    • Krakow
    • Las Vegas
    • London
    • Los Angeles
    • Maui
    • Melbourne
    • Montreal
    • Napa & Sonoma
    • New York City
    • Paris

    • Prague
    • Provence & the Riviera
    • Rome
    • San Diego
    • San Francisco
    • Seattle
    • Seville
    • Shanghai
    • Sydney
    • Venice
    • Washington D.C.

  • Frommer’s Portable Guides
  • Frommer’s Irreverent Guides
  • Frommer’s Memorable Walks
  • Frommer’s PhraseFinder & Dictionaries
  • Frommer’s Driving Tours
  • Pauline Frommer’s Guides
  • The Unofficial Guides
  • For Dummies Travel Guides
  • Suzy Gershman’s Born to Shop Guides
  • Frommer’s National Park Guides
  • MTV Travel Guides

Film references

Frommer's guidebooks are represented in the 2004 comedy Eurotrip
EuroTrip is a 2004 teen comedy film directed by Jeff Schaffer and written by Alec Berg, David Mandel and Schaffer. The main plot follows Scotty "Scott" Thomas from Hudson, Ohio who travels across Europe to search for his German pen pal Mieke , whom he initially mistakes for a man named Mike...

 when one of the main characters, Jamie, uses it to guide a group of teenagers around Europe
Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia to its east by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting...


In the opening scene of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
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, Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Michelle Diaz is an American actress and former model. She became famous during the 1990s with roles in the movies The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding, and There's Something About Mary. Other high-profile credits include the two Charlie's Angels films, voicing the character Princess Fiona...

 enters a Mongolian beer shack holding a Frommer's guidebook.

A copy can also be seen near the beginning of the 2008 film Jumper
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 with Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen
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