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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…

Peter’s Response: How an Online Travel Agency Left Me in the Cold
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Peter’s Response: How an Online Travel Agency Left Me in the Cold

Last week, Peter Greenberg shared his frustration after an online travel agency wouldn’t honor a weather waiver given to him by an airline. This occurred while many flights were grounded… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: How an Online Travel Agency Left Me in the Cold
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Travel Detective Blog: How an Online Travel Agency Left Me in the Cold

In the most recent blizzard to hit the East Coast, almost every major airline issued a “weather waiver” for passengers stranded by the storm. What the waivers stipulated was that… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Traveling With Guided Tours
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Travel Detective Blog: Traveling With Guided Tours

I’m a big fan of the term “hit the ground running,” because it more or less accurately describes my life when it comes to travel. I’ve had years of building… Read More…

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Travel Detective Blog: Singapore 50 Years After Independence

The Republic of Singapore is a sovereign city-state with a unique history. Located on the Malaysian Peninsula, Singapore was once a British colony and a part of Malaysia. In 1965,… Read More…

Tonight: Peter Greenberg Moderates Travel & Safety Discussion
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Tonight: Peter Greenberg Moderates Travel & Safety Discussion

Tonight at the 92nd St Y in New York, Peter Greenberg is moderating BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Travel, Terrorism, Security and Safety—an Insider’s Look. Guest speakers include John Miller, Counter-Terrorism Chief for… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: What We Know So Far About AirAsia Flight 8501
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Travel Detective Blog: What We Know So Far About AirAsia Flight 8501

As the story of the disappearance of AirAsia Flight 8501 continues, the inevitable avalanche of questions begins. Some “experts” will immediately jump to speculation, and the conspiracy theorists will be… Read More…