Legendary Frommer’s Travel Guides Celebrate 60 Years by Honoring Military Families

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Partnership with HomeAway gives military families trips of a lifetime to commemorate Frommer’s roots.

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Over six decades, millions of Americans have depended on Frommer’s Travel Guides to help them experience unforgettable vacations and adventures, but few of those travel fans know that it all started with Arthur Frommer giving travel advice to fellow GIs in Europe after World War II. Now, to celebrate this landmark 60th anniversary, the Frommer’s family is tapping into the iconic travel brand’s origins by offering the vacations of a lifetime to incredibly deserving military families.

This Memorial Day, Frommer’s is partnering with HomeAway®, the world leader in vacation rentals, to launch “6 for 60,” a contest that will give six military families the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable vacation with their loved ones. The winning families will receive a five-night stay at a HomeAway vacation rental in a destination sure to create lasting memories, along with airfare for four and $1,500 to spend on ground transportation, meals, or however each family may choose.

“Even before my dad revolutionized travel with ‘Europe on 5 Dollars a Day,’ he published a travel guide for his fellow soldiers,” said Pauline Frommer, editorial director of Frommer’s Travel Guides and Frommers.com. “We want to celebrate that past and honor the accomplishments of military families of today.”

Today, Frommer’s is a multimedia company incorporating its iconic travel guides, a website, a weekly newsletter, syndicated travel columns, an app, and a weekly syndicated radio show — all dedicated to sharing the wonders of world travel with practical advice informed by firsthand experience.

“No one understands the importance of being together more than military families,” said John Kim, president of HomeAway. “HomeAway is all about helping families bond during precious time together, so we are honored to join with Frommer’s to help six families, who have given so much, with the opportunity to do just that.”

Families with a member who is either on active duty or retired from the military are eligible to win one of the “6 for 60” trips, and self-nominations are encouraged. To enter, simply upload a family photo to Frommers.com by June 4. Include a paragraph about the nominated family’s accomplishments and what this magical vacation would mean to them. A panel of judges will choose finalists. The travel experts who have agreed to take on that tough task are Pauline Frommer; John Kim; Patricia Schultz, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”; and Kate Maisel, features editor of “Stars and Stripes.” See the contest rules at frommers.com/6for60.

Once the judges have chosen 30 finalists, the public will vote on which families will take one of these vacations:

Rincón, Puerto Rico: This tropical hideout sits just steps from sandy Puerto Rico beaches.

Orlando, Florida: A fairy-tale house near Orlando theme parks is perfect for family fun.

Sonoma, California: Brambleberry is a beautiful three-acre estate in California wine country.

Verona, Italy: Villa Gasco is surrounded by rolling vineyards near the gorgeous Lake Garda.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Castle by the Sea has the beach, a pool, and an elevator—all with Savannah, GA, nearby.

London, England: This five-bedroom townhouse is located inside the famous Harrods Depository.

To learn more or submit a nomination, visit Frommers.com. Winners will be announced this summer. For more information about HomeAway, visit http://www.homeaway.com.

About HomeAway
HomeAway, based in Austin, Texas, is the world leader in vacation rentals with sites representing more than two million unique places to stay in 190 countries, and is a part of the Expedia family of brands. For more information about HomeAway, please visit http://www.homeaway.com.

About Frommer’s
Frommer's, one of the most venerable brands in travel, has been in continuous publication since the 1957 debut of Arthur Frommer's revolutionary “Europe on 5 Dollars a Day,” which changed the way the world traveled. Join us on Frommers.com, Facebook (facebook.com/Frommers), Twitter (twitter.com/Frommers), and Instagram (instagram.com/Frommers). Our two radio shows are streaming and podcasted at frommers.com/podcast.

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