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Travel Detective Blog: A Joan Rivers Story You Haven’t Heard
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Travel Detective Blog: A Joan Rivers Story You Haven’t Heard

Amidst the outpouring of stories following Joan Rivers’ death, I’m reminded of my own experience with Joan. As sharp and cutting as she was on stage, in person she was… Read More…

The Travel Detective Blog: What MH17 Means for Malaysia Airlines
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The Travel Detective Blog: What MH17 Means for Malaysia Airlines

Catastrophe and irony, coincidence and crime, horror and mystery, missiles and madness…and yes, wild speculation. All that and more surrounds the two tragic Malaysia Airlines’ incidents. There are some points… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Thailand: My Own Personal Advisory
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Travel Detective Blog: Thailand: My Own Personal Advisory

As of May 28, the U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Alert to all U.S. citizens considering a trip to Thailand. In response to the Royal Thai Army’s decision… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Why TSA PreCheck Isn’t Working
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Travel Detective Blog: Why TSA PreCheck Isn’t Working

Once again, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) remains consistently incompetent. Their decisions are flawed, especially—and most recently—when it comes to their TSA PreCheck program, which has become a sad joke… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Can You Survive in a Plane Wheel Well?
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Travel Detective Blog: Can You Survive in a Plane Wheel Well?

On Sunday, a 16-year-old boy defied all logic—not to mention the medical limits of physical endurance—by surviving a flight inside the plane wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Will MH370 Change Airline Flight Tracking?
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Travel Detective Blog: Will MH370 Change Airline Flight Tracking?

The latest on MH370 is that we may well be going into a long, quiet period of no new developments. The sad story here is that we may never know what… Read More…

Your MH370 Questions Answered
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Your MH370 Questions Answered

After Peter published his three theories on the disappearance of MH370, many of you wrote in with questions—remember you can reach Peter on Facebook, Twitter and, of course, on Peter… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Theories on What Really Happened to MH370
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Travel Detective Blog: Theories on What Really Happened to MH370

As the speculation regarding MH370 has expanded to include psychics and theories inspired by the TV drama “Lost,” Peter offers some much-needed perspective and analysis on what most likely happened to… Read More…

Debunking MH370 Conspiracy Theories
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Debunking MH370 Conspiracy Theories

As the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now switches to the Indian Ocean, there is every reason to believe it may take many more days to locate the Boeing… Read More…

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How to Get Results When Travel Goes Wrong

Anyone who travels for work or for pleasure doesn’t just need to know how to book a flight, find a cheap hotel, hail a cab, or rent a car. The real threshold moments… Read More…

New Budget Deal: Is Congress Failing to Support Travel?
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New Budget Deal: Is Congress Failing to Support Travel?

Yes, Congress has reached a new bipartisan budget deal, but it’s not great for everyone. Read Peter’s latest Travel Detective blog to see how every traveler will feel the pinch… Read More…