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Archive for October, 2007

Off the Brochure: Istanbul, Turkey
Culinary Travel / Destinations / Off The Brochure / Travel News / Travel Tools

Off the Brochure: Istanbul, Turkey

Sliced in two by the mighty Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul is literally a bridge between two continents. It’s where East meets West, and its unmatched location has made it a cultural… Read More…

Web Site of the Week: Miz Pee
Travel News

Web Site of the Week: Miz Pee

Sure, every travel guide in the world will talk about places to eat and sights to see. But not many travel guides talk about where you can go — to… Read More…

Travel Tips

Heavenly Destinations: Astronomy Tours

Pick your next travel destination based on what’s going on in the sky, not on the ground. With a solar eclipse approaching next year, several companies are offering trips built… Read More…

Cruise Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Travel Tips

Cruise Ship Kids Programs

Think that cruises aren’t possible with young children? These days, cruise lines have introduced programs to keep even the fussiest toddler occupied.

Ask Peter: Holiday Travel, Kids on Tours, and More
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Ask Peter: Holiday Travel, Kids on Tours, and More

Find out Peter’s advice on making your holiday travel plans as smooth as possible. When is the best time to get plane tickets for Christmas in Phoenix? I plan to… Read More…

California Wildfires and FEMA Tomfoolery
The Travel Detective® Blog

California Wildfires and FEMA Tomfoolery

October 29, 2007 From Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio… You know, every week I say summer’s not over until I say it’s over. Well, there’s an old quote that says that… Read More…

Travel Tips

“Complete Streets” for Cycling

If you plan on doing lots of walking or biking on your next vacation, make sure that your destination has “complete streets.” What is a complete street you ask? Complete… Read More…

Frightful Destinations for the Spooky-Starved Traveler
Travel News

Frightful Destinations for the Spooky-Starved Traveler

Autumn conjures images of leaf-raking, harvest cornucopias, and pumpkin carving, but many of us also enjoy the thrill of the spooky— and sometimes ghooooulish—ambiance Halloween invokes. Whether spider webs, bones,… Read More…

California Wildfire Crisis: Who Helped, Who Balked
Natural Disasters / Travel News / Travel Safety / Travel Tips / Travel with Pets / USA

California Wildfire Crisis: Who Helped, Who Balked

Here in Southern California, where upwards of 1 million residents have been evacuated from their homes, nearly everyone knows someone who has been affected by the wildfires. As of Thursday,… Read More…

Stamp Out Overpriced Accommodations
Travel News

Stamp Out Overpriced Accommodations

If you’re one of the millions of travels who stayed in a Hostelling International (HI) youth hostel during your adventures, you probably have a soft spot for dormitory-style accommodation and… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: The Trouble With Traveling Near Thanksgiving
Airlines & Airports / Thanksgiving / The Travel Detective® Blog

Travel Detective Blog: The Trouble With Traveling Near Thanksgiving

If you think it’s too soon to talk about Turkey Day, you’re wrong. It’s less than a month away. That’s right, November 22 is Thanksgiving. And that means Wednesday, November 21 will… Read More…

Travel Tips

Tips on Tipping Around the World

The rules on tipping are often confusing and change with each country. Here’s where tipping is encouraged, and where it’s a cultural no-no. In most European restaurants, the tip is… Read More…

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Cape Town, South Africa
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Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is dominated by the stately and iconic Table Mountain, harbors African penguins, and is framed by countless wineries. Most tourists make a bee line to Victoria & Alfred… Read More…

Deals of the Week – Oct. 23
Travel Deals

Deals of the Week – Oct. 23

The all-inclusive LaSource resort on the Caribbean island of Grenada is reopening its doors after three years of renovations. Guests can book a seven-night stay and get a $300 discount,… Read More…