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Arthur Frommer

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Arthur Frommer was born on July 17, 1929 in Jefferson City, Missouri. When he was fourteen years old, his family moved to Brooklyn, New York. In 1950, he graduated from New York University with a degree in Political Science. He then attended Yale law School and graduated with Honors. He was the editor of the Yale Law School while there.

After graduation he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. While in Germany with the army he wrote his first guidebook. It was called The GI’s Guide to Traveling in Europe. He published a few more books while he worked as a lawyer, but in 1962 he left his law career to pursue his travel interests. He founded Arthur Frommer International, Inc. He served as president until 1981 and then in 1977 he sold the company to Simon & Schuster. However, in 2013, Frommer regained control of the company. He and his daughter Pauline re-launched the Frommer guidebooks.

Companies and Investments

Arthur Frommer International, Inc. (Founder)

Lessons Learned

Before you travel, you should read about where you are going. I always prepare for trips by reading about the culture, history, and policies of the places I visit. I also try to visit the government tourist offices and the institutes. Remember, the world is a busy place and mistakes happen, try to stay calm and just enjoy your trip. The lessons can be used by anyone who travels in order to make the trip more enjoyable.

Inspiring Quotes

Nobody has unlimited money. Figure out whats important to you. If you really want to do scuba diving, then consider a less expensive lodging so that you have the money to do more scuba diving.

Pauline Frommer

Arthur Frommer's Quotes

Once abroad, I eat one meal a day picnic-style: Ive learned that no mature stomach can tolerate an endless routine of rich restaurant meals.

Arthur Frommer

What a treasure of awesome sights and attractions our country has.

Arthur Frommer

I’ve always found that the best travelers are the very same people who are intensely interested in the history and culture of their own home city.

Arthur Frommer

Influential Books

Arthur Frommer - Ask Arthur Frommer: And Travel Better, Cheaper, Smarter (Frommer's Complete Guides)

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Pauline Frommer

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