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Archive for May, 2011

Key West Hotels, Historic Homes, Shopping, Restaurants And More
Culture / Destinations / Hotels & Accommodations / Shopping / South / Travel News

Key West Hotels, Historic Homes, Shopping, Restaurants And More

In the conclusion to her series on Eco-Travel And History In The Florida Keys, Ann Cochran explores the historic homes, shops, museums, and restaurants in the little town at the heart… Read More…

Summer Airfares on the Rise, But Hope Grows for Jet Fuel Alternatives
Travel News

Summer Airfares on the Rise, But Hope Grows for Jet Fuel Alternatives

Rising fuel costs and increased demand has created a perfect storm for record airfares this summer, but is there room for alternative fuel options in the future? On average, a… Read More…

From Dirt to Pearl, Shopping Beijing’s Many Markets: Postcard From Suzy Gershman
China / Hotels & Accommodations / Luxury Travel / Shopping / Travel News

From Dirt to Pearl, Shopping Beijing’s Many Markets: Postcard From Suzy Gershman

Dear Peter, I don’t speak or read Chinese but I often play ‘The License Plate Game”  as I travel, which taught me the Chinese kanji symbol for Beijing. I needed this… Read More…

Plane Crashes / Travel Gear / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Cell Phones On Planes

You’ve seen it: The moment your plane touches the ground, everyone takes out their cell phones. So is it fact or fiction that a cell phone can interfere with a… Read More…

Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Avoiding Heat-Related Illnesses

We’ve heard some terrible stories of natural disasters lately, but here’s something you didn’t know… Historically, excessive heat has killed more Americans than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined…. Read More…

Culinary Q&A with Atlanta Foodie Nealey Dozier
Culinary Travel / South

Culinary Q&A with Atlanta Foodie Nealey Dozier

Travel correspondent Jordan Whitley interviews Southern food blogger Nealey Dozier in her Chamblee test kitchen to find out where to shop, what to buy, and how to mind your please… Read More…

New Evidence on the Crash of Air France Flight 447 on The Early Show
CBS News / Plane Crashes / Travel Safety

New Evidence on the Crash of Air France Flight 447 on The Early Show

New evidence has revealed the likely cause of the tragic crash of Air France Flight 447 that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris… Read More…

Culture / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Art-Inspired Educational Travel

If you want to unleash your inner artist, what better way hone your skills than with an art-inspired travel experience? Want to learn how to take travel photos like a… Read More…

Shanghai Shopping & Eating Plus Shanghai Hotel Reviews: Postcard From Suzy Gershman
Asia / China / Destinations / Luxury Travel / Shopping / Trains / Travel News

Shanghai Shopping & Eating Plus Shanghai Hotel Reviews: Postcard From Suzy Gershman

Suzy Gershman returns to Shanghai to explore the new hotels built for the World Expo. Dear Peter, I try to get to Shanghai once a year, though I must admit… Read More…

The Tao of Travel: Get Away, Travel Light, Read Deeply & Seek Enlightenment
Budget Travel / Solo Travel / Stories & Personal Journals / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel News

The Tao of Travel: Get Away, Travel Light, Read Deeply & Seek Enlightenment

What are your rules and rituals for travel? Paul Theroux, author of The Tao of Travel: Enlightenment From Lives on the Road, sits down with Peter to share the essential… Read More…

Radio Guests – W Retreat & Spa, Vieques, Puerto Rico – May 28, 2011
Radio Show / Spain & Portugal / Travel News

Radio Guests – W Retreat & Spa, Vieques, Puerto Rico – May 28, 2011

Is there such thing as too much information when it comes to airline safety? Pilot Patrick Smith reports on recent safety incidents and shares his take on how media affects… Read More…

Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Average Airport Prices

When planning your travels, one way to save is to fly from a cheaper airport. So what makes an airport a more or less expensive option? First, look for presence… Read More…

Destination USA: Four Ways To Improve America’s Tattered Welcome Mat For Foreign Travelers
Business Travel / Passport, Visa & Customs / Travel News / USA

Destination USA: Four Ways To Improve America’s Tattered Welcome Mat For Foreign Travelers

Is America a welcoming travel destination for foreigners? Not so much, say some experts. Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, sits down with Peter to discuss how… Read More…

Expedia’s Legal Woes Mount As Duluth, Minnesota Sues For Unpaid Taxes
Hotels & Accommodations / Midwest / Travel News / USA

Expedia’s Legal Woes Mount As Duluth, Minnesota Sues For Unpaid Taxes

Last week, the city of Duluth, Minnesota, filed a lawsuit against Expedia to recuperate sales tax on hotel room bookings, but if history is any guide, the legal battle may… Read More…