One for the Road: Pauline Frommer’s NYC

Adrienne first mentioned Pauline Frommer’s travel books last August, when the new series had just hit the shelves. And as you can see from the comments, Pauline stopped by to add some personal perspective on her decision to jump into the book biz directly, following in the footsteps of her famous dad.

Both father and daughter are can claim celebrity status these days — familiar faces that will be forever linked to the stellar guidebook business founded 50 years ago this year. Since the initial three-book launch of her adult budget guidebook series, which included the award winning Pauline Frommer’s New York City, Pauline and her team are hard at work on additional titles, including upcoming guides to D.C., Orlando and Costa Rica.

But back to New York for a minute: Honored as the Best Guidebook of 2006 by the North American Travel Journalists Association, Pauline’s NYC guidebook is a refreshing and affordable look inside the Big Apple. You can tell she just loves this city and worked really hard to collect data on the best creative accommodations, venues and restaurants for visitors to enjoy. Besides the emphasis on affordability and alternative lodging, her “Other” New York chapter really sets this guide apart from the rest. It highlights cheap and free opportunities for travelers to experience NYC through a local’s eyes, including lists of prominent houses of worship, popular pub quiz nights and behind the scenes factory and museum tours.

Pauline will be appearing at an author event on May 7 at Denver’s Tattered Cover Bookstore. Stop by her Amazon blog to keep up with the latest whereabouts of this travel savvy guidebook gal.