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Travel Detective Blog: Anatomy of a Mismanaged Flight
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Travel Detective Blog: Anatomy of a Mismanaged Flight

Have you ever taken a flight where you’re delayed for just as long or longer than your flying time? It’s not always weather delaying  a flight. Sometimes you can get… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Why I Always Pack Duct Tape
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Travel Detective Blog: Why I Always Pack Duct Tape

People always ask about Peter’s travel necessities. He shares three things that come along with him on any trip in his latest Travel Detective blog.  Of all the gadgets you… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: My First Boston Whaler
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Travel Detective Blog: My First Boston Whaler

When I was a young boy, all I could do was fantasize about boats. Every dime I had went to boating magazines. When I was 10, I saved allowance money… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: 10 Things Wrong with Travel Writing
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Travel Detective Blog: 10 Things Wrong with Travel Writing

1. Most Travel Writers Are Not Journalists If I can’t tell the difference between your story and a press release, then you’re not reporting—you’re promoting. A good story leads with… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: What We Learned from the Sequester
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Travel Detective Blog: What We Learned from the Sequester

Were you surprised at how fast Congress acted to pass a bill allowing the FAA to reallocate funds to end the air-traffic controller sequester and avert the closure of towers?… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Japan’s Private Grief
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Travel Detective Blog: Japan’s Private Grief

Two years ago today, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. It was — as it soon developed — one of the strongest and most devastating in history. Nearly 19,000… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: The Most Common Valentine’s Day Mistakes
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Travel Detective Blog: The Most Common Valentine’s Day Mistakes

Listen up lovebirds, before you get blinded any more by love on Valentine’s Day, consider yourself also potentially blinded by Valentine’s Day hype. We’re talking about overpriced hotel packages and expensive… Read More…

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Post Carnival Triumph: How Safe is Your Cruise?

Yesterday, we reported on the deteriorating conditions onboard the Carnival Triumph. The disturbing circumstances—no electricity, few bathrooms, stifling heat, and limited food—launched a surprise Facebook debate about the merits of… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Remembering the Legacy of Newsweek
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Travel Detective Blog: Remembering the Legacy of Newsweek

Last night, Peter joined former Newsweek colleagues to look back at the history and legacy of the print publication. It was a sentimental, bittersweet moment last night as about 350… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Common Sense Departs LAX
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Travel Detective Blog: Common Sense Departs LAX

Excuse me for being cynical, but I had to laugh when I received a press release that announced that part of this year’s Rose Bowl parade would include a float… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: On Newtown, Connecticut Tragedy
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Travel Detective Blog: On Newtown, Connecticut Tragedy

Peter Greenberg reflects on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. As a journalist and a writer, I pride myself in being able to… Read More…