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Travel Detective Blog: After the Attacks at the Istanbul Airport
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Travel Detective Blog: After the Attacks at the Istanbul Airport

The tragic multiple explosions at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport once again call into question not whether airport security works, but WHERE it needs to work. While the details are still… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: The Continuing TSA Delay Saga
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Travel Detective Blog: The Continuing TSA Delay Saga

Here’s an update to my story on excessively long waits, delays, staff shortages, and mismanagement by the TSA—and my own ordeal at LAX last week. Shortly after my story appeared,… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: The Problem with TSA Staffing Shortages
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Travel Detective Blog: The Problem with TSA Staffing Shortages

It’s one thing to receive warnings of long delays at TSA security lines for this coming summer. It’s another thing to experience it, and to watch the total disorganization by… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: An Airport Lounge You Won’t Want to Miss
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Travel Detective Blog: An Airport Lounge You Won’t Want to Miss

In the world of airline consolidation, mergers, and failures, it’s easy to argue that competition has suffered, and along with it customer service. That can often be an easy argument… Read More…

Watch Peter Greenberg at the WTTC Global Summit
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Watch Peter Greenberg at the WTTC Global Summit

Yesterday in Dallas, Peter Greenberg moderated two separate sessions at the 25th annual World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit. There was one on the cruise industry, and one on… Read More…

How Travel Security Could Change After Recent Terrorist Attacks
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How Travel Security Could Change After Recent Terrorist Attacks

Recent terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Ankara, and today’s bombings and attacks at the Brussels airport and a metro station are harsh reminders of the world in which we live…. Read More…

Watch Peter Greenberg on the Perry Como Show
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Watch Peter Greenberg on the Perry Como Show

It’s a video that’s been lost for decades…most people don’t know that I was a regular on The Perry Como Show for six years, from the age of eight until… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: What A Worldwide Travel Alert Means for You
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Travel Detective Blog: What A Worldwide Travel Alert Means for You

Historically, tomorrow is the busiest travel day of the year, and it comes right after the U.S. State Department issued a Worldwide Travel Alert. What does this all mean to… Read More…

Peter Greenberg & MedjetAssist Host #TravelingWell Twitter Party
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Peter Greenberg & MedjetAssist Host #TravelingWell Twitter Party

Peter Greenberg and MedjetAssist—the air medical transport membership program for travelers—are hosting a Twitter party—and want to chat with you! We’ll discuss travel safety during the fall, and we want… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Remembering the Ford Assassination Attempt
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Travel Detective Blog: Remembering the Ford Assassination Attempt

Forty years ago this week, it was a crazy, high energy, no-sleep time in America—at least for me, a young correspondent for Newsweek. In one two-week period, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme… Read More…

Peter Greenberg Takes Just A Drop’s 6 Steps Challenge
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Peter Greenberg Takes Just A Drop’s 6 Steps Challenge

This year, international water aid charity Just A Drop is asking everyone to take their 6 Steps Challenge. Why? In some areas, water is a scarce natural resource, and finding clean water that’s safe… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Travel Insurance with Crisis Response Service
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Travel Detective Blog: Travel Insurance with Crisis Response Service

Travel insurance continues to be one of the more misunderstood essentials. When do you buy it? What kind? Of equal importance is WHERE you purchase it. I’m a big fan… Read More…

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Travel Detective Blog: How My Luggage Was Hijacked With TWA Flight 847

Thirty years ago this week, TWA Flight 847 was hijacked on a flight from Athens to Rome, and I was a very small and indirect part of that story back… Read More…

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Travel Detective Blog: A Tribute to Bob Simon

I first met him twenty years ago, while covering the Middle East. At the end of that meeting, a friend of mine outside the news business asked me who I… Read More…