An Insider's Guide to Travel: News, Tips, Information & Inspiration

Archive for December, 2007

Ask Peter: Driving Vacations, Alaskan Cruises and Arizona Resorts
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Ask Peter: Driving Vacations, Alaskan Cruises and Arizona Resorts

CHEAPER EUROPEAN TRAVELS Dear Peter, I am a great fan of yours and watch you constantly. My husband and I have booked free award business-class tickets to Paris March 29… Read More…

Travel Tips

Helicopter Tours for Less

Helicopter tours are fun, but they’re usually very expensive. There now a couple of tours out there that won’t break the bank. From Hawaii to Manhattan, you can experience a… Read More…

A New Kind of Notebook
Travel News / Travel Gear / Travel Gadgets

A New Kind of Notebook

While today’s spiral notebooks and three-ring binders are much the same as they were 40 years ago, Levenger, a Florida-based company, has created a much-improved design, called Circa. It fits… Read More…

Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Interesting New Layover Activities at Airports

With record-breaking numbers of flight delays, travelers are spending more and more time at the airport. Well the airlines may not be getting any better about it, but the airports… Read More…

Travel Tips / Mileage & Reward Programs

Using Frequent Flier Miles Now More Difficult

You thought it was difficult to cash in your frequent-flier miles before? Well it’s about to get even harder.

International New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Travel News / Travel Tips / Travel Tools / Culture / Festivals / New Year's Eve

International New Year’s Eve Celebrations

When you think of unforgettable New Year’s celebrations, you may think of reveling in Times Square or partying by the Eiffel Tower. But contrarian travelers know better than to get… Read More…

Travel Tips / Luxury Travel

Horse Racing Around the World

Many of you know about the Kentucky Derby in the U.S. and you may have heard of Ascot Racecourse in England. But if you want to see how the rest… Read More…

Travel Tips / Culinary Travel

Culinary Adventures at the Farm

Many restaurants tout that they use fresh and organic ingredients, but here’s one way to prove that they’re telling the truth, and travel at the same time. Why not have… Read More…

Test Video Slideshow
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Test Video Slideshow

Looking at a picture of one of the Ice Hotel rooms, a fairly dull shot, I decided to just have some fun and take some artistic liberty… Text & photos… Read More…

High-Intensity Holiday Travel Workouts
Travel News / Health & Fitness

High-Intensity Holiday Travel Workouts

It’s an age-old problem: Between holiday parties, family feasts and the well-meaning co-worker who loves to bake, the deck seems stacked against us when it comes to holiday weight gain…. Read More…

Travel Tips

Travel Cleaning & Stain Removal

Getting a stain on your clothes while traveling can be very inconvenient, and even potentially embarrassing. Here are some unexpected items that you might want to take along with you… Read More…

Ask Peter: Costa Rica, Europe, Solo Volunteers, Booking by Phone Vs. Web
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Ask Peter: Costa Rica, Europe, Solo Volunteers, Booking by Phone Vs. Web

A COSTA RICAN FAMILY VACATION Our family was thinking of visiting Costa Rica next summer. Our group would consist of eights adults and six children ranging in age from two… Read More…

Travel Tips / Car Travel

Motorcycle Chauffeur Services

Instead of flagging down a taxi or booking a car to get from point A to B while traveling, why not hop onto a motorcycle? Cities like London and Paris… Read More…

Off the Brochure: Prague, Czech Republic
Travel News / Travel Tools / Destinations / Off The Brochure

Off the Brochure: Prague, Czech Republic

Known as the “Pearl of Europe” for its old-world charm and picturesque beauty, Prague has gained much fame and popularity in recent years. The fall of the Iron Curtain in… Read More…

Deals of the Week – Dec. 18
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Deals of the Week – Dec. 18

It’s a delightful dozen. Twelve inns, hotels and resorts on Amelia Island, Florida, have joined together to offer a third night free for guests who book a two-night stay between… Read More…

Travel News

Interview with Jorge Castillo of “Three Guys from Miami”

Everyone knows Miami has plenty of Cuban culture, from Little Havana to lesser-known barrios. The trick can be finding it. Fortunately, though, Jorge Castillo of “Three Guys from Miami” is… Read More…

Travel Tips / Shopping

Beware of Certain Souvenirs Abroad

Most travelers love bringing home special trinkets from their vacation as keepsakes or gifts. Unfortunately, complex international laws can mean big trouble for you, if you’re not careful.

Travel Gadgets for Music-Lovers
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Travel Gadgets for Music-Lovers

As Christmas grows closer, you still may be in need of a gift for your favorite traveler. For those who like to bring music on the road, there’s no better… Read More…

A Royal Christening, Big Savings and a Bill of Rights
Travel News / The Travel Detective® Blog / Cruise Travel

A Royal Christening, Big Savings and a Bill of Rights

December 17, 2007 I went to Southampton England for the naming ceremony of Cunard’s new Queen Victoria. What made it interesting is that it was the first time a Cunard… Read More…