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Austerity in Europe: What to Expect with Summer Travel in the EU
Europe / Italy & Greece / Spain & Portugal / Travel News / Travel Safety / Travel Tools

Austerity in Europe: What to Expect with Summer Travel in the EU

The European buzzword this summer is “austerity.” It has strengthened opposition governments, caused massive rallies and taken down presidents. Angela Merkel of Germany swears by it, and Francois Hollande of… Read More…

Ask Peter: Smoke-Free Vacations, Choosing a Cruise & More
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Ask Peter: Smoke-Free Vacations, Choosing a Cruise & More

Conversion rates for the euro are improving and it seems like everyone is planning a trip to Europe. Don’t be caught wasting your savings on gondola rides and tourist traps,… Read More…

Ask Peter: Lisbon in a Day, Venice Restaurants & More
Ask Peter / Culinary Travel / Europe / Italy & Greece / Mexico & Central America / Restaurants / Spain & Portugal / Travel Tools

Ask Peter: Lisbon in a Day, Venice Restaurants & More

If you’re in the midst of planning your spring travel and want to know how to find the best food, how to avoid the rainy season, and how to have… Read More…

Five for Families: Kid-Friendly Activities and Hotels in Barcelona
Beach Vacations / Culture / Destinations / Europe / Family/Kids Travel / Museums / Spain & Portugal / Travel News / Travel Tools

Five for Families: Kid-Friendly Activities and Hotels in Barcelona

If your family can’t agree on whether to do a city or resort vacation, then Barcelona is the destination for you. Correspondent Emily Goldfischer just returned from this northeastern Spanish… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Cell Phone Etiquette
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Video Travel Tip: Cell Phone Etiquette

Will you be the subject of angry glares if you answer you cell phone?  If you’re in a foreign city, it’s entirely possible. A study by the University of Surrey… 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…

Cheap Flights Europe: Open Skies Airlines And Vueling, Plus Orly And Barcelona Airport Transportation
Airlines & Airports / Europe / France & Belgium / Shopping / Spain & Portugal / Travel News

Cheap Flights Europe: Open Skies Airlines And Vueling, Plus Orly And Barcelona Airport Transportation

Dear Peter, Off season is when I normally do my serious travel, so I have been through a number of airports and cities in the last week as I work… Read More…

Barcelona Shopping Report: Banking Bust A Boon To Luxury Hotels And Barcelona Bargains
Europe / Luxury Travel / Shopping / Spain & Portugal / Travel News / Women's Travel

Barcelona Shopping Report: Banking Bust A Boon To Luxury Hotels And Barcelona Bargains

Dear Peter, I have come to Barcelona to do some reporting for Born to Shop Provence Plus, since Barcelona is my secret weapon for getting to the South of France. If… Read More…

10 Lesser-Known Treasures Of Portugal, Part Two
Culinary Travel / Destinations / Europe / Health & Fitness / Spain & Portugal / Travel News

10 Lesser-Known Treasures Of Portugal, Part Two

Passionate about port? Crazy for codfish? Well, Portugal might be known for all that, but there’s a lot more to this tiny nation than meets the eye. Contributing writer Jeanine… Read More…

10 Lesser-Known Treasures Of Portugal
Beach Vacations / Destinations / Europe / Health & Fitness / Spain & Portugal / Travel News

10 Lesser-Known Treasures Of Portugal

Ask just about anyone what they know about Portugal as a destination and even savvy travelers may have this image: a country with beachfront resorts in the Algarve, historical sites… Read More…

Barcelona, Mexico City & Santa Fe: Museums, Restaurants & Art in Latin Cultural Capitals
Culture / Destinations / Mexico & Central America / Museums / Spain & Portugal / Travel News / USA / West

Barcelona, Mexico City & Santa Fe: Museums, Restaurants & Art in Latin Cultural Capitals

Looking for a winter getaway with a little sizzle? Leslie A. Westbrook reports on some of her top picks for destinations that are packed with art, culinary surprises, and a… Read More…