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Birding South Africa: “Soft” Adventure Travel & Safaris in South Africa
Accessible Travel / Adventure Travel & Sports / Africa / Hiking & Biking / Senior Travel / Stories & Personal Journals

Birding South Africa: “Soft” Adventure Travel & Safaris in South Africa

While traveling through South Africa, veteran traveler Lynn Langway had no desire to bounce up and down Victoria Falls at the end of a bungee cord, or dangle like a… Read More…

Fantasy Baseball Camp: Choosing Your Camp
Adventure Travel & Sports / Senior Travel / Stories & Personal Journals

Fantasy Baseball Camp: Choosing Your Camp

Die-hard baseball fan Roy Berger still has a few things to check off his list before he officially grows up.   After getting stand-up comedy out of his system, he… Read More…

Winter Fun In California: Yosemite Winter Activities Guide
Adventure Travel & Sports / California / National Parks / Stories & Personal Journals / USA / Winter Sports

Winter Fun In California: Yosemite Winter Activities Guide

Last August, I had the bright idea that my family should move to Yosemite National Park. Most of my adult life I’ve lived along the palm-tree lined streets of Los… Read More…

Great Cape Escapes: The Culinary Charms of Franschhoek, South Africa
Africa / Culinary Travel / Luxury Travel / Restaurants / Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel / Stories & Personal Journals

Great Cape Escapes: The Culinary Charms of Franschhoek, South Africa

In part one of the Great Cape Escapes, Lynn Langway shared tips on driving through South Africa’s countryside, and her whale of an experience in the seaport of Hermanus. Read… Read More…

How a Front-Line News Correspondent Learned to Disconnect in South Carolina’s Lowcountry
Beach Vacations / Business Travel / South / Stories & Personal Journals / USA

How a Front-Line News Correspondent Learned to Disconnect in South Carolina’s Lowcountry

Kerry Sanders knows travel, but from a different perspective. As a veteran Miami-based NBC News correspondent, he has reached global audiences from inside war zones—he was embedded with the troops… Read More…

Suzy Gershman’s Bottle Blogs: Cakebread Cellars
California / Culinary Travel / Stories & Personal Journals / USA

Suzy Gershman’s Bottle Blogs: Cakebread Cellars

The first thing I asked when I sat down with Brian Streeter, Resident Chef and Program Director at Cakebread Cellars, was whether or not the vineyard did weddings. “Are you… Read More…

Holiday Celebrations and Winter Wonderlands Around the World
British Isles / California / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Entertainment / Festivals / Italy & Greece / Midwest / Northeast / South / Stories & Personal Journals / Switzerland & Austria / USA / West

Holiday Celebrations and Winter Wonderlands Around the World

As the holidays rapidly approach, destinations around the world ring in the season with traditional ceremonies, tree lightings and other winter wonderland celebrations. PeterGreenberg.com contributors share their favorite holiday experiences,… Read More…

Bargain Shopping in Europe: Oxford, England
British Isles / Europe / Shopping / Stories & Personal Journals

Bargain Shopping in Europe: Oxford, England

Dear Peter, The rain in Spain stayed mainly at the mall and I escaped—off to London for an overnight and then onto Oxford, with its university, High Street and yup,… Read More…

Backpacking Central & Eastern Europe: Austria & Slovenia
Budget Travel / Europe / Stories & Personal Journals / Student Travel / Switzerland & Austria

Backpacking Central & Eastern Europe: Austria & Slovenia

A generation ago, young travelers hit the road with nothing more than a backpack, a few dollars and a Eurail pass to cover as many Western European countries as possible…. Read More…

The Travel Detective’s Report from Seoul, South Korea
South & North Korea / Stories & Personal Journals

The Travel Detective’s Report from Seoul, South Korea

I’m stopping in Seoul en route to do a story in Bangkok, which coincided with Obama’s visit today. I first came here in 1979 and certain things remain, like the… Read More…

Shenzhen Travel: Finding Culture in the New China
Asia / China / Stories & Personal Journals / Theme Parks

Shenzhen Travel: Finding Culture in the New China

In part one of Finding Culture in New China, Sarika Chawla reported on her adventures in Guangzhou. In part two, she reports on how she found the unexpected in the… Read More…