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Slideshow: Secret Island Hopping
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Slideshow: Secret Island Hopping

You hear a lot about the road less traveled, but for the real deal head to the islands less traveled. Across the globe, there are small clusters of island where… Read More…

Egypt: Still Safe to Travel?
Africa / Middle East / Travel Safety / Videos

Egypt: Still Safe to Travel?

Egypt has been in the headlines quite a lot lately, but that still doesn’t mean that all of the country is unsafe to visit. Tourism has always been one of… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Best Way to See the Egyptian Pyramids
Adventure Travel & Sports / Middle East / Video Travel Tips / Videos

Video Travel Tip: Best Way to See the Egyptian Pyramids

It should be no surprise that the Pyramids of Giza are on most people’s bucket lists. But do you know the  best way to go about seeing them? Correspondent Alyssa… Read More…

Radio Guest List — Luxor, Egypt — January 14, 2012
Africa / Middle East / Radio Show

Radio Guest List — Luxor, Egypt — January 14, 2012

Is now the time to set sail on the Nile? Is Cairo truly safe for tourists? Peter sits down with egyptologists and travel experts to answer all your questions about… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Bargaining at the Egyptian Markets
Africa / Middle East / Video Travel Tips / Videos

Video Travel Tip: Bargaining at the Egyptian Markets

Once you get passed the dreaded “f-word” (I mean fear, people)  and take my advice on traveling to Egypt, you will be amazed by the number of street markets filled… Read More…

The Travel Detective Blogs: Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?
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The Travel Detective Blogs: Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?

The Travel Detective is never one to lead people into danger, nor is he willing to buy into fear-mongering. A frequent traveler to Egypt, Peter reports on travel safety on… Read More…

Turkey Post Earthquake: Is Travel Safe? Will Tourism Be Disrupted?
Middle East / Natural Disasters / Travel News

Turkey Post Earthquake: Is Travel Safe? Will Tourism Be Disrupted?

Sunday’s 7.2 magnitude quake in Eastern Turkey has already killed hundreds and the search for survivors continues. The 7.2 quake is the largest to hit Turkey since the 7.6 earthquake… Read More…

Jerusalem Now: Look Beyond the Old City for Secular Treasures
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Jerusalem Now: Look Beyond the Old City for Secular Treasures

Most people head to Tel Aviv for secular adventures in Israel, but there’s another side to the spiritual center, Jerusalem. Alison Brower goes outside the Old City to find the… Read More…

With Gadhafi Out, Is Travel to Libya In?
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With Gadhafi Out, Is Travel to Libya In?

The recent death of Moammar Gadhafi is expected to revive tourism in Libya, though experts say it remains to be seen when the recovery will begin and how extensive it… Read More…

U.S Issues New Worldwide Travel Alert After High Profile al Qaeda Deaths
Middle East / Terrorism / Travel News / Travel Safety

U.S Issues New Worldwide Travel Alert After High Profile al Qaeda Deaths

Following the killing of two top al Qaeda members on Friday, the U.S. Department of State has issued a worldwide travel alert. The warning, which took effect October 1 and… Read More…

Former Secret Service Agent Christopher Falkenberg on the Real Terror Threats 10 Years After 9/11
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Former Secret Service Agent Christopher Falkenberg on the Real Terror Threats 10 Years After 9/11

We all know that September 11 changed the way we fly and the way we travel, but how has it changed the way we assess risk. Christopher Falkenberg, former Special… Read More…

Lee Abbamonte and His Record-Breaking Trip to Libya
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Lee Abbamonte and His Record-Breaking Trip to Libya

Imagine that you set out to visit every sovereign nation in the world, but the last country you need to get to before you complete your goal suddenly becomes a… Read More…

Global Guide To Gestures, Body Language and Travel Etiquette
Culture / Etiquette / Middle East / Travel News

Global Guide To Gestures, Body Language and Travel Etiquette

Remember when George Bush, Sr. tried to give the peace sign during a visit to Australia in the 1990s and ended up insulting the entire crowd? There are a lot of… Read More…

Col. Jack Jacobs Explains Osama bin Laden Raid And Its Effects On Travel Security
Middle East / Terrorism / Travel News / Travel Safety

Col. Jack Jacobs Explains Osama bin Laden Raid And Its Effects On Travel Security

The news of Osama bin Laden’s death and the subsequent worldwide travel alert has many wondering if it’s safe to travel. Always the contrarian traveler, Peter got on the phone… Read More…

Israel Travel: 10 Things About Israel You Probably Don’t Know
Culture / Middle East

Israel Travel: 10 Things About Israel You Probably Don’t Know

A trip to Israel often comes with a plethora of preconceptions. But there’s a side of Israel that even seasoned travelers may not know about. Jeanine Barone rounds up the… Read More…

Travel Safety In Mexico, Egypt And New Zealand
Australia & New Zealand / Mexico & Central America / Middle East / Travel News / Travel Safety

Travel Safety In Mexico, Egypt And New Zealand

Have recent events made you rethink your travels to Mexico? Egypt? New Zealand? Peter recently spoke with Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly, to talk about the places… Read More…

State Department Issues New Middle East Travel Alert: Yemen Faces Unrest, Terrorism
Middle East / Terrorism / Travel News / Travel Safety

State Department Issues New Middle East Travel Alert: Yemen Faces Unrest, Terrorism

The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for Yemen on Sunday due to civil unrest and terrorist activities. The warning stems from the escalating violence between government loyalists and… Read More…

Rebuilding Egyptian Tourism: Facebook, Oprah Winfrey And The Return Of Travel Companies
Middle East / Travel News / Travel Safety

Rebuilding Egyptian Tourism: Facebook, Oprah Winfrey And The Return Of Travel Companies

Two weeks have passed since a popular uprising ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from power, but despite the country’s ebullient mood, millions of tourists continue to stay away. The Egyptian… Read More…