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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…

Travel Detective Blog: What’s Next for My Royal Tour Series
Cultural Immersion / Middle East / The Royal Tour / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel News

Travel Detective Blog: What’s Next for My Royal Tour Series

You may have noticed news reports linking Peter’s name with the Prime Minister of Israel, so we asked him to tell us a little bit about what’s been happening the… Read More…

The Top 5 International Travel Myths & Stereotypes Debunked
Asia / Car Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Destinations / Etiquette / India & Central Asia / Middle East / Travel News / Travel Safety / USA

The Top 5 International Travel Myths & Stereotypes Debunked

Don’t let old cliches and cultural biases influence how you see the world. Not all Brazilians are skinny, not all Asians prefer bicycles and no the Middle East isn’t a… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Amigos de las Americas
Cultural Immersion / Middle East / Travel News / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Amigos de las Americas

Community development opens the door to improving health, eduction and the environment. In this week’s Voluntourism Spotlight, we look at an organization that develops two Panama communities. Check back every… Read More…

Around the World in 42 Days with Contest Winner Marie LeRose: Part 2
Airlines & Airports / Asia / Cultural Immersion / Destinations / Family/Kids Travel / Italy & Greece / Middle East / Travel News / Travel Tools / Voluntourism

Around the World in 42 Days with Contest Winner Marie LeRose: Part 2

Last week contributor contest winner Marie LeRose shared part one of her story of conceiving and planning her around the world trip with her four young kids. In part two… Read More…

Slideshow: Secret Island Hopping
Asia / Destinations / Luxury Travel / Mexico & Central America / Middle East / Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel / Slideshow / Travel News / Travel Tools

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?
Cruise Travel / Middle East / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel News / Travel Safety

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…