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Archive for March, 2009

April 4, 2009: Online Radio Show Broadcasting from Lucerne, Switzerland
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April 4, 2009: Online Radio Show Broadcasting from Lucerne, Switzerland

Peter will be broadcasting his radio show this weekend from Lucerne, Switzerland. Anne Banas of SmarterTravel.com will tell us 10 ways we can recession-proof our vacations. Heinz Horat, director of… Read More…

Cruise Travel

Cruise to Nowhere, Cheap Alternatives to Cruise Ship Vacations

If you’re looking for a short and affordable cruise, how about something called a cruise to nowhere? It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

Suzy Gershman’s Postcard from Hang Zhou, China: Sofitels, Shopping, and Magic
Asia / Luxury Travel / Shopping / Stories & Personal Journals / Trains

Suzy Gershman’s Postcard from Hang Zhou, China: Sofitels, Shopping, and Magic

Dear Peter, While you look at the postmark from this postcard you must be thinking Hang Zhou is easy to say and easy to identify—a very famous getaway city in… Read More…

US Senate Voting On Cuban Travel Ban
Caribbean

US Senate Voting On Cuban Travel Ban

A bill will be introduced into the U.S. Senate today that aims to remove travel restrictions for any American who wishes to travel to Cuba, not just those who have… Read More…

Fatal Crashes in Montana and Japan: Interview with Greg Feith, Former NTSB Investigator
Airlines & Airports / Plane Crashes

Fatal Crashes in Montana and Japan: Interview with Greg Feith, Former NTSB Investigator

After the two fatal crashes last week—one in Montana and one in Japan—Peter spoke with Greg Feith, former lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Peter Greenberg: Let’s… Read More…

Volcanoes & Travel: Alaska’s Mount Redoubt Erupts, Airport Shut Down
Alaska / Natural Disasters / USA

Volcanoes & Travel: Alaska’s Mount Redoubt Erupts, Airport Shut Down

Volcano chasers beware: Better hold off on checking out Alaska’s Mount Redoubt because you might have difficulty getting into Anchorage airport. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was closed Saturday after… Read More…

Volunteering in New Orleans:  Planting Trees and Wading the Wetlands With Common Ground Relief
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Volunteering in New Orleans: Planting Trees and Wading the Wetlands With Common Ground Relief

Instead of heading to Puerto Vallarta or Cancun for her college spring break, Courtney Crowder jetted off to New Orleans on a quest: to lend a hand to multiple volunteer… Read More…

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High-Tech Gadget Obsessed Hotels

If you’re a gadget-obsessed traveler then why not check into a hotel that’s also keeping up with the times? These high-tech hotel gizmos are meant to make your life easier.

A Day in Dubai on a Shoestring Budget
Budget Travel / Middle East / Shopping

A Day in Dubai on a Shoestring Budget

“Where are you from?” my taxi driver inquired shortly after I arrived in Dubai, part of a brief stopover on my trip around the world. “The United States,” I replied,… Read More…

Asia / India & Central Asia

Mumbai, India Radio Show – March 28 – Hour 1

On March 28, Peter was live from the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and Tower in Mumbai, India. Listen to the first hour of the show below. The show’s guests… Read More…

Asia / India & Central Asia

March 28 – Hour 2

Peter was broadcasting from the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and Tower in Mumbai, India. Listen to the second hour of the show below. The show’s guests include….