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Voluntourism Spotlight: Cultural Immersion in Paris
France & Belgium / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Cultural Immersion in Paris

Language barriers can make any traveler feel out of place in a foreign country. Volunteering is one way to get the most out of learning the language of any country…. Read More…

A Global Editor’s Top Paris Restaurants
Culinary Travel / France & Belgium / Restaurants

A Global Editor’s Top Paris Restaurants

Paris is a city known for its history, artistic icons and, of course, its food. But finding the perfect Parisian restaurant can be a challenge. With so much to do in… Read More…

Sleeping with the Enemy: Dictators’ Homes Turned Hotels
CBS News / Europe / Hotels & Accommodations

Sleeping with the Enemy: Dictators’ Homes Turned Hotels

Ever thought about sleeping in the same room as a former dictator? Some of the world’s most fearsome leaders resided in grand properties that have since been converted into hotels…. Read More…

Danger in Sochi? Putting the US State Department Alert in Context
Europe / Travel News

Danger in Sochi? Putting the US State Department Alert in Context

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Games is stirring worldwide controversy–both officially and unofficially–due to threats of terrorism over the Games, overspending, and a recently enacted Russian law banning public displays of… Read More…

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Fall / Festivals / Germany & the Netherlands

What Americans Don’t Get About Oktoberfest

German ex-pat Cathrine Schermann shares what most Americans don’t understand about Oktoberfest and how you can party a bit more like the locals.

A Local’s Guide to Milan
Europe / Italy & Greece

A Local’s Guide to Milan

New York Fashion Week is drawing to a close just as Milan Fashion Week is gearing up. But you don’t have to be fashionista to get the most out of… Read More…

How Berlin Has Changed Since 1961
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Germany & the Netherlands / Personal Travel Journals

How Berlin Has Changed Since 1961

When you travel back to a city you call home, often see it with fresh eyes. This happened to Alexandra (Sandy) Gleysteen, the senior producer for CBS This Morning. The… Read More…

Radio Guest List-Royal Princess Cruise-August 17, 2013
British Isles / Guest List / Radio Show

Radio Guest List-Royal Princess Cruise-August 17, 2013

The Royal Princess is the newest member of the Princess Cruises fleet, just recently christened by Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge. Broadcasting from the cruise ship in Southampton, Peter… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Give Back, Go Local, Go London
British Isles / Eco Travel / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Give Back, Go Local, Go London

Peter’s antidote to the Prince George fever that’s hit London this summer is to go local. And we don’t just mean hitting the pub. One great option is to volunteer…. Read More…

Photo Credit: Peter Gray
Eastern Europe / LGBT Travel / Travel News / Travel Safety

How Dangerous is LGBT Travel in Russia Today?

Russia has been making headlines due to its so-called “anti-gay law” and increased incidents of violence towards openly gay Russians and travelers. As a result, there is a growing concern for LGBT… Read More…

What to Do on Your Second (or Third!) Trip to London
British Isles / Culture / Destinations / Europe

What to Do on Your Second (or Third!) Trip to London

The Royal baby watch is reaching a fever pitch, so it’s time to take a second look at everything that’s great about traveling to London. There’s more to get excited… Read More…