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Archive for February, 2011

Natural Disasters / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Weather Resources

If there’s one thing that can derail a trip, it’s bad weather. The good news is that there are plenty of resources out there to help you anticipate weather-related problems…. Read More…

Family Outdoor Adventures: The California State Parks Guide
California / Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / National Parks / Travel News

Family Outdoor Adventures: The California State Parks Guide

Traveling with a fourth grader is never easy; making it both educational and fun is a whole other challenge. Jamie Simons, a year-round resident of a national park, reports on… Read More…

Dirty Hotels Roundup And Responses On The Early Show
CBS News / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel News

Dirty Hotels Roundup And Responses On The Early Show

“Not for human occupation.” “The sheet had bloodstains.” “Hell on Earth.” Sound like any place you’ve stayed at recently? Peter sat down with Chris Wragge on The Early Show to review… Read More…

Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Off Season In Wine Regions

Believe it or not, wine country doesn’t shut down once the grapes are grown and harvested. In fact, the off season is exactly when wine regions around the country gear… Read More…

Moving To Paradise: Life In The U.S. Virgin Islands
Beach Vacations / Car Travel / Caribbean / Travel News

Moving To Paradise: Life In The U.S. Virgin Islands

Who hasn’t dreamed of leaving behind everyday life to move to a tropical island? Well, Karen Elowitt did just that when she packed up and moved to St. Thomas in… Read More…

Southwest-Air Tran Merger Wins FAA Approval
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel News

Southwest-Air Tran Merger Wins FAA Approval

Southwest Airlines announced yesterday that the Federal Aviation Administration has accepted its plan to acquire Orlando-based AirTran Holdings, Inc. The purchase is expected to go through by the second quarter…. Read More…

AA Doles Out Mileage With New Mystery Miles Promotion
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Gear / Travel News

AA Doles Out Mileage With New Mystery Miles Promotion

American Airlines is working to expand its social network by giving 100 to 100,000 miles to Facebookers who “like” the airline’s AAdvantage Facebook page. To redeem the free miles, Facebook… Read More…

Museums / National Parks / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Reconstruction Tours, Behind The Scenes

If you’re a fan of learning about the process as much as the product, then are some experiences you definitely want to check out. I’m talking about reconstruction tours where… Read More…

Concierge Secrets: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco
California / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel News

Concierge Secrets: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco

Which hotel staff member do you turn to when you need to score theater tickets or dinner reservations? The concierge, of course. But some concierges are actually a wealth of… Read More…

Frequent-Flier Program Changes And Other Airline News
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel News

Frequent-Flier Program Changes And Other Airline News

In recent weeks, we’ve seen changes in the airlines’ frequent-flier programs, for better or for worse. Peter checked in with The Wall Street Journal‘s Scott McCartney about the latest news… Read More…

Radio Guests – The Setai Fifth Avenue, New York, NY – Feb. 26, 2011
Business Travel / Northeast / Radio Show / Travel News / USA

Radio Guests – The Setai Fifth Avenue, New York, NY – Feb. 26, 2011

Peter Greenberg Worldwide is back the Big Apple broadcasting this Saturday, February 26, from The Setai Fifth Avenue in New York, New York. For those of you planning your spring and… Read More…