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After 7-Hour Tarmac Delay, Who is to Blame?: A CBS Early Show Report
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Natural Disasters / Northeast / Travel News / Travel Safety

After 7-Hour Tarmac Delay, Who is to Blame?: A CBS Early Show Report

This past Saturday was one of the largest violations of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Passenger Bill of Rights. Due to a massive and unexpected snowstorm, JetBlue Flight 504… Read More…

False Terror Threats Abound on the 10-Year 9/11 Anniversary
Airlines & Airports / Northeast / Terrorism / Travel News / Travel Safety / Travel Tools / USA

False Terror Threats Abound on the 10-Year 9/11 Anniversary

With New York and Washington, D.C on a heightened terror alert for the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, army fighter jets, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the Transportation Security Administration… Read More…

Radio Guest List – Fire Island, New York– September 10, 2011
Destinations / Northeast / Radio Show / USA

Radio Guest List – Fire Island, New York– September 10, 2011

This week’s episode of Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio is dedicated to remembering 9/11. Peter is joined by some very special guests, many of whom reported from New York on September… Read More…

Travel Tip: U.S. Bike Sharing Programs
Adventure Travel & Sports / Health & Fitness / Midwest / Northeast / Travel Tips / Travel Tools / USA / West

Travel Tip: U.S. Bike Sharing Programs

Bike sharing programs are no longer just a European phenomenon. They’re popping up in cities around the United States. In Denver, B-Cycle has 500 bikes you can rent from 50… Read More…

Image Credit: VA State Parks, via Flickr Creative Commons
Fall / Natural Disasters / Northeast / Travel News

New England Works to Rebound from Hurricane Irene for the Fall Travel Season

Hurricane Irene was one of the most costly storms in memory, but businesses throughout New England and the East Coast still hope to revive the fall travel season. Nearly 200… Read More…

Travel Tip: Birding Trails
Adventure Travel & Sports / Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Northeast / South / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Birding Trails

Believe it or not, at least 30 states have birding trails, and you don’t necessarily have to be an birdwatching enthusiast to get something out of it. The Great Texas… Read More…

Icarus Award: Snakes on a Plane, Bombs at Check-In, Nudists on a Mountain
Airlines & Airports / Australia & New Zealand / British Isles / Hiking & Biking / Northeast / South / Terrorism / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA

Icarus Award: Snakes on a Plane, Bombs at Check-In, Nudists on a Mountain

Hurricane Irene may have pre-empted last week’s Icarus Awards, but that only gave us an additional week to seek out the most outrageous travel failures. And what a week it’s… Read More…

Radio Guests – Affinia Manhattan – September 3, 2011
Destinations / Guest List / Northeast / Radio Show / USA

Radio Guests – Affinia Manhattan – September 3, 2011

When you set out to explore the world, it’s hard to imagine visiting every single sovereign nation, but global adventurer and travel writer Lee Abbamonte became the second youngest person… Read More…

Hurricane Irene Sparks Evacuations Along East Coast
Adventure Travel & Sports / Airlines & Airports / Beach Vacations / Natural Disasters / Northeast / Trains / Travel News / Travel Safety / Travel Tools / USA / Water sports

Hurricane Irene Sparks Evacuations Along East Coast

With meteorologists claiming that Hurricane Irene has the potential to be the worst hurricane to hit the Northeast since Hurricane Gloria in 1985, travel plans and end of summer vacations… Read More…

Travel Deals: Last-Minute Labor Day and New Fall Adventures
Beach Vacations / Caribbean / Destinations / Northeast / South / Travel Deals / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA

Travel Deals: Last-Minute Labor Day and New Fall Adventures

As summer draws to a close, we have two last-minute deals for those who have been holding out on booking a Labor Day vacation. Don’t think it pays to procrastinate…. Read More…

Tidal Basin Cherry Trees with the Washington Monument in distance - photo via U.S. Department of Agriculture - USDA photo by Scott Bauer
National Parks / Natural Disasters / Northeast / Travel News / USA

East Coast Earthquake Damages Washington DC Icons

Tuesday’s unexpected earthquake in Virginia rattled the entire East Coast and forced the closure of several of Washington DC’s most popular tourist draws. The 5.8 magnitude earthquake, centered on Louisa… Read More…

Martha's Vineyard at sunset
Adventure Travel & Sports / Beach Vacations / Destinations / Health & Fitness / Hiking & Biking / Northeast / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA / Water sports

Car-Free Martha’s Vineyard Vacation: Biking, Rowing, Beating Traffic

When a U.S. president travels, gridlock is almost guaranteed to precede the nation’s chief executive’s arrival and congestion seems to envelop that location. What happens when a U.S. president vacations?… Read More…

Farm To Table Cuisine Of New York With Chef Stephen Landon
Culinary Travel / Destinations / Northeast / USA / Videos

Farm To Table Cuisine Of New York With Chef Stephen Landon

Goat cheese from the couple down the road. Oregano from the backyard herb garden. Tenderloin from the grass-fed cows on a friend’s farm. Local garlic. Local salt (yup, salt) Local… Read More…

Niagara Falls - credit: Dayna Roselli
Canada / National Parks / Northeast / Travel News / Travel Safety / USA

Niagara Falls Deaths Highlight Visitors Ignoring Safety Rules

A 19-year-old Japanese student apparently fell to her death after climbing over a safety railing for a photograph at Niagara Falls. When local police and firefighters went searching for her,… Read More…

The Great North American Row Trip
Adventure Travel & Sports / Canada / Destinations / Eco Travel / Northeast / Specialized Travel / Travel News / USA / Water sports

The Great North American Row Trip

When most people want a summer adventure they head out on the open road, but Brian Rooney set out on the open sea. Embarking on a 500-mile rowing trip with… Read More…

Family Travel Report: New York’s Finger Lakes Region
Destinations / Family/Kids Travel / Northeast / Specialized Travel / Theme Parks / Travel News / USA

Family Travel Report: New York’s Finger Lakes Region

With over 100 wineries spread out along four major lakeside trails, many think of New York’s Finger Lakes region as a wine destination. Local Jackie Perrin argues that travelers should… Read More…

A CBS Early Show Report: America’s Most Delayed Airport
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Northeast / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA / Videos

A CBS Early Show Report: America’s Most Delayed Airport

Got a guess as to which airport has the worst delays in America? A new report says 40 of the 100 most delayed flights go into or out of Newark… Read More…

Fifty-Mile Meals: Eating Local In New York’s Finger Lakes Region
Culinary Travel / Destinations / Eco Travel / Northeast / Travel News / USA / Videos

Fifty-Mile Meals: Eating Local In New York’s Finger Lakes Region

Chefs often know the importance and appeal of serving farm to table cuisine. Local food may be a big allure for restaurant dinners, but it’s not so easy to practice… Read More…