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Archive for October, 2009

America’s Spookiest Inns and Hotels on The Early Show
CBS News

America’s Spookiest Inns and Hotels on The Early Show

Happy Halloween! Peter was on The Early Show this morning to talk about some of America’s most haunted hotels, where guests can stay in a room with a “boo!” Read… Read More…

Ask the Locals Travel Guide: Sonoma, California
Ask the Locals / Culinary Travel / Restaurants / USA

Ask the Locals Travel Guide: Sonoma, California

This Halloween weekend, Peter is broadcasting his radio show from the heart of wine country in Sonoma County, California.The county encompasses valley vineyards, more than 250 wineries, coastal villages, and… Read More…

Money, Currency & Credit

Disputing a Credit Card Charge

You may have heard the advice to always book travel using a credit card, so you can dispute the charge if necessary. But do you actually know how to dispute… Read More…

Search and Rescue Continues After Coast Guard and Military Helicopter Collide, Communications Investigated
Plane Crashes

Search and Rescue Continues After Coast Guard and Military Helicopter Collide, Communications Investigated

Investigators are focusing on communication between pilots and air traffic control after a U.S. Coast Guard transport plane and military helicopter collided mid-air Thursday night. Rescuers continue to search the… Read More…

Shenzhen Travel: Finding Culture in the New China
Asia / China / Stories & Personal Journals / Theme Parks

Shenzhen Travel: Finding Culture in the New China

In part one of Finding Culture in New China, Sarika Chawla reported on her adventures in Guangzhou. In part two, she reports on how she found the unexpected in the… Read More…

October 31, 2009: Santa Rosa, CA
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October 31, 2009: Santa Rosa, CA

This Saturday Peter is broadcasting his radio show from Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, CA. Featured guests include: Melissa Baldwin, managing editor for CruiseCritic.com, discussing what’s hot and what’s not… Read More…

How to Find Cheaper Holiday Airfare
CBS News

How to Find Cheaper Holiday Airfare

The Thanksgiving holidays can be some of the busiest and most expensive days to fly—if you book on peak days. This morning, Peter shared his savings secrets with The Early… Read More…

Avoiding Extra Charges at Hotels
Budget Travel

Avoiding Extra Charges at Hotels

As anyone who’s flown recently knows, it’s the little extra charges can really add up. Get tips on how to save when you stay, including how to avoid a hotel’s… Read More…

Five Secrets to Staying Fit on the Road, Without Skipping Happy Hour
Culinary Travel

Five Secrets to Staying Fit on the Road, Without Skipping Happy Hour

When the sun is shining and the sand is warm beneath your feet, a frozen cocktail is essential to enhance the experience. The same can be said for a well-made… Read More…

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Catching Fall Foliage Anywhere

Good news, fall foliage season is here, and you can experience it throughout the country whether you’re hiking, driving, or cruising. But how can you be sure that you get… Read More…

Bay Bridge Closure Wreaks Havoc on Bay Area Commutes
Natural Disasters / USA

Bay Bridge Closure Wreaks Havoc on Bay Area Commutes

The Bay Bridge has been closed indefinitely following the collapse of a few support braces, causing maddening morning commutes to San Francisco. Caltrans officials shut down the bridge Tuesday night… Read More…