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Don’t Freak Out About Travel Alerts! Fear is a 4-Letter Word
Middle East / Terrorism / Travel News / Travel Safety

Don’t Freak Out About Travel Alerts! Fear is a 4-Letter Word

Every time the State Department posts a travel advisory, a travel bulletin or—as happened last week—a global travel alert, I get hundreds of emails from people wondering if it’s safe… Read More…

Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week: 5 Great Shark Adventures
Africa / Mexico & Central America / Middle East / Pop Culture Travel / Water sports

Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week: 5 Great Shark Adventures

We all love Shark Week. Here’s the great news: it doesn’t have to end! Just because the Discovery Channel only has one week of programming doesn’t mean you can’t follow… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Going to the Middle East During a Travel Alert
Africa / Middle East / Travel Safety / Video Travel Tips / Videos

Video Travel Tip: Going to the Middle East During a Travel Alert

The worst four-letter word starting with “f” is “fear,” and Americans know no shortage of it when it comes to making their travel choices.  Visiting the US State Department’s travel… Read More…

Is Turkey Dangerous? Global Alerts Warn against Turkey Travel
Europe / Middle East / Travel News / Travel Safety

Is Turkey Dangerous? Global Alerts Warn against Turkey Travel

As the instability in Turkey continues, governments across the world have started to take notice. Originally planned as a protest against the destruction of Gezi Park in Istanbul, the last… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Dress in the Middle East
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Etiquette / Know Before You Go / Middle East / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Dress in the Middle East

Does traveling to the Middle East as a woman mean wearing a burqa (or an abaya)? Not necessarily. In the Middle East, following dressing etiquette can be essential to your… Read More…

Hot Destinations 2013: Finding the Locals’ Istanbul
Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Destinations / Europe / Luxury Travel / Middle East / Shopping / Travel News

Hot Destinations 2013: Finding the Locals’ Istanbul

We can do better than the old cliche of Istanbul as “East meets West.” Instead, Courtney Crockett seeks out the vibrant local experience–the real hamam culture, Türk kahvehane and the… Read More…

Camels to Skyscrapers: New Travels in Doha, Qatar
Culture / Middle East / Videos

Camels to Skyscrapers: New Travels in Doha, Qatar

Qatar is the wealthiest country per capita in the Middle East and Doha is the capital for business, which means continuous development, especially for Qatar travel. The city is attracting… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Travel Safety & Protecting Yourself on the Road
Mexico & Central America / Middle East / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Safety / Travel Tools / Videos

Video Travel Tip: Travel Safety & Protecting Yourself on the Road

Every week, Peter answers tons of travel questions on Facebook, on Twitter, in his weekly Ask Peter column and on air on Peter Greenberg Worldwide. More often than not, those… Read More…

Ask Peter: Egypt Travel Safety, Finding a Good Airfare & More
Ask Peter / Middle East / Travel News / Travel Safety

Ask Peter: Egypt Travel Safety, Finding a Good Airfare & More

It’s Travel Tuesday, and we have a new “Ask Peter” column for you. With growing questions about Middle East travel safety and issues of airline consolidation raising airfares, the recent… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Middle East Travel Safety Post Benghazi Attacks
Destinations / Middle East / Terrorism / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel News / Travel Safety

Travel Detective Blog: Middle East Travel Safety Post Benghazi Attacks

Peter is a veteran traveler to and throughout the Middle East and has covered a number of the wars in the region. He also continues to interview the leaders and… Read More…

A First Time Guide to Understanding Turkey
Culinary Travel / Culture / Destinations / Etiquette / Europe / Middle East / Museums / Spa Travel / Travel News

A First Time Guide to Understanding Turkey

Labor Day has come and gone and we’re heading into the final months of 2012. Instead of focusing on fall foliage or the Christmas holidays, Peter wants you to maximize… Read More…