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Archive for December, 2010

Hiking & Biking / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Bicycle Cafes

Sure, some cities are more bike friendly than others, but some places are taking it to new levels. Some cities have bicycle cafes where you can literally ride in, grab… Read More…

Travel Tip: Bicycle Cafes
Hiking & Biking / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Bicycle Cafes

Travel Tip: Bicycle Cafes Sure, some cities are more bike friendly than others, but some places are taking it to new levels. Some cities have bicycle cafes where you can… Read More…

Cultural Immersion / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Local Cultural Programs

If there’s one thing that drives me nuts, it’s seeing travelers in a foreign country who are oblivious to the local culture. Fortunately, some hotels are making culture more accessible… Read More…

New Year’s Resolutions For Airlines
Airlines & Airports / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel News

New Year’s Resolutions For Airlines

We all know New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken, but maybe it’s time to give the airlines a little help in drafting their to-do list for 2011. In… Read More…

The Year In Review: Peter’s Best Radio Interviews of 2010
The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel News

The Year In Review: Peter’s Best Radio Interviews of 2010

On Saturday, January 1, Peter will celebrate the New Year with his best radio show interview segments of 2010. Tune in to celebrate New Year’s Day with Peter’s greatest hits… Read More…

Cultural Immersion / Festivals / Golf / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Participatory Travel Experiences

It’s one thing to travel to a destination just to say you went there. But it’s another thing to participate in an activity that’s really worth bragging about. Here’s one:… Read More…

How To Redeem Frequent Flier Miles: Unusual Ways To Make Miles Work For You
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Mileage & Reward Programs / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel News

How To Redeem Frequent Flier Miles: Unusual Ways To Make Miles Work For You

Even if you’re a mileage junkie, the frequent-flier game is not an easy one to navigate. Peter spoke with Los Angeles Times contributor Charles Lockwood to gripe about the system,… Read More…

Adventure Travel & Sports / Travel Tips / Water sports

Travel Tip: Unusual Scuba Diving Sites

If you’re into scuba diving, you’ve probably had some exceptional experiences underwater. But here’s the 411 on a few truly unusual SCUBA diving experiences that you might want to check… Read More…

WSJ’s Scott McCartney On Travel in 2011
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel News / USA

WSJ’s Scott McCartney On Travel in 2011

Are we poised to see the end of checked-bag fees? What will the new airline mergers mean for travelers? As we look toward 2011, the travel experts are weighing in… Read More…

Expedia Protests American Airlines Decision By Hiding Its Fares
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel News

Expedia Protests American Airlines Decision By Hiding Its Fares

The holiday season should be a time of peace and joy, but for the online travel industry the last few days have been a time of increased hostility and borderline… Read More…

Accessible Travel / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Wheelchair Users & Airlines

You may have heard about the case in which a prominent disabled traveler in a wheelchair was removed from a flight. If you have accessibility issues, what are your rights… Read More…