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“The Travel Detective” Season Three: Episode 1
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“The Travel Detective” Season Three: Episode 1

Watch Episode 1 from season three of Peter Greenberg’s public television show “The Travel Detective.” Click here to watch Episode 2 from season three of “The Travel Detective.”

“The Travel Detective” Season Three: Episode 2
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“The Travel Detective” Season Three: Episode 2

Watch Episode 2 from season three of Peter Greenberg’s public television show “The Travel Detective.” Click here to watch Episode 3 from season three of “The Travel Detective.”

“The Travel Detective” Season Three: Episode 3
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“The Travel Detective” Season Three: Episode 3

Watch Episode 3 from season three of Peter Greenberg’s public television show “The Travel Detective.” Click here to watch Episode 4 from season three of “The Travel Detective.”

“The Travel Detective” Season Three: Episode 4
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“The Travel Detective” Season Three: Episode 4

Watch Episode 4 from season three of Peter Greenberg’s public television show “The Travel Detective.” Click here to watch Episode 5 from season three of “The Travel Detective.”

“The Travel Detective” Season Three: Episode 5
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“The Travel Detective” Season Three: Episode 5

Watch Episode 5 from season three of Peter Greenberg’s public television show “The Travel Detective.” Click here to watch Episode 6 from season three of “The Travel Detective.”

“The Travel Detective” Season Three: Episode 6
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“The Travel Detective” Season Three: Episode 6

Watch Episode 6 from season three of Peter Greenberg’s public television show “The Travel Detective.” Click here to watch all episodes from season three of “The Travel Detective.”

Hotel With A Past: The Omni Homestead Resort
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Hotel With A Past: The Omni Homestead Resort

There are many hotels that claim to have a history. But The Omni Homestead Resort actually made history. The Homestead is the first resort in the United States. In fact,… Read More…

Hotel With A Past: French Lick Resort
Hotels & Accommodations / Hotels With A Past / Midwest

Hotel With A Past: French Lick Resort

Most people have never heard of French Lick. It’s a small town of 1,800 that some would say is in the middle of nowhere. But it’s located in southern Indiana…. Read More…

The Science Behind Airplane Food
Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / The Travel Detective Exclusive

The Science Behind Airplane Food

Now I know what some of you think about airline food. You don’t eat it because you’re hungry, you eat it because you’re bored—or you just don’t like it. But… Read More…

The Truth About the Cost of Airfare
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The Truth About the Cost of Airfare

If you haven’t noticedi, airfares drive people crazy. They change all the time. Short trips are sometimes more expensive than long trips. Round-trip tickets can be cheaper than one-way, and… Read More…

Traveling After The Umbrella Revolution & Arab Spring
China / Middle East / The Travel Detective Exclusive

Traveling After The Umbrella Revolution & Arab Spring

In Hong Kong, there’s the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement. How about the street protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo and many other cities? What do they have in common? They each… Read More…

Secret Airlines You Might Not Know About
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Secret Airlines You Might Not Know About

When it comes time to book an international flight, you probably go to the major carriers. But it turns out that there are other options—if you know where to look…. Read More…

How More Travelers are Flying on Private Jets
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How More Travelers are Flying on Private Jets

If I wanted to fly from LA to San Francisco, I could go to LAX and catch a flight. Or I could go to the Hawthorne airport in LA County… Read More…

How Airline Mergers Changed Travel Within the U.S.
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How Airline Mergers Changed Travel Within the U.S.

As eight of the largest air carriers have merged into four major airlines, many smaller connecting hubs have been downsized or shut down—and some routes have been eliminated entirely. While… Read More…

How One Guided Tour Company Provides Immersive Experiences
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How One Guided Tour Company Provides Immersive Experiences

When you hear the words escorted tour or guided tour, what comes to mind? I’ll tell you what comes to my mind. Four words: trapped on a bus. I envision… Read More…

Does the Price of Oil Affect the Price of Your Plane Ticket?
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Does the Price of Oil Affect the Price of Your Plane Ticket?

If oil prices decrease, does that mean you can save on airfare? Unfortunately, no. Scott McCartney, Travel Editor for The Wall Street Journal, explains why that’s not the case in… Read More…

How One Guided Tour Company Trains its Tour Directors
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How One Guided Tour Company Trains its Tour Directors

No matter which destination you choose for your next trip, that destination is important. But when it comes to escorted or guided tours, it’s the tour guide that makes the… Read More…

“The Travel Detective” Season Two: Episode 1
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“The Travel Detective” Season Two: Episode 1

Watch Episode 1 from season two of Peter Greenberg’s public television show “The Travel Detective.” Click here to watch Episode 2 from season two of ”The Travel Detective.”