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Archive for February, 2009

PeterGreenberg.com Weekly International Travel Roundup
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PeterGreenberg.com Weekly International Travel Roundup

Having a tough time keeping up with all the great travel news and information here on PeterGreenberg.com? Well don’t worry, we’ve got all of the week’s stories in one easy… Read More…

“Wave Season” for Cruise Lines Ending, Deals Likely to Continue
Cruise Travel

“Wave Season” for Cruise Lines Ending, Deals Likely to Continue

If you’ve ever thought about taking a cruise, now is the time to book. We’re nearing the end of “wave season,” where travel deals abound between January and March. On… Read More…

Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

Helpful Online Resources for Frequent Fliers

These days it’s not really easy to navigate the complicated web of frequent flier redemption and the rules. But there are some online tools to help make things just a… Read More…

Ryanair Contemplating Charging for Toilet Use
Airlines & Airports

Ryanair Contemplating Charging for Toilet Use

In an interview with the BBC this morning, Michael O’Leary, the CEO of low-budget carrier Ryanair, floated the idea of making passengers pay to use toilets on planes. “One thing… Read More…

The Qatar Chronicles: From Rainy Seattle to the Desert City of Doha
Airlines & Airports

The Qatar Chronicles: From Rainy Seattle to the Desert City of Doha

For the next week I’ll be on a trip of a lifetime. And one most civilians never get a chance to take. I am traveling to Seattle—a city I know and love… Read More…

The Virtuous Traveler: Yellowstone National Park – Hot(ter)and Bothered
National Parks / USA

The Virtuous Traveler: Yellowstone National Park – Hot(ter)and Bothered


While the winter weather was cold beyond compare, Leslie Garrett, The Virtuous Traveler, learned that climate change is warming up Yellowstone National Park in dramatic and devastating ways. I’m wearing… Read More…

Airlines & Airports

Same-Day Flight Change Fees

Once upon a time, if you wanted to change to a different flight on the same day, you would just go standby. But now, a number of airlines are charging… Read More…

Travel Industry Joins Lost Job Promotional Trend: Deals for the Laid Off
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Travel Industry Joins Lost Job Promotional Trend: Deals for the Laid Off

In today’s tough economic times, airlines, cruise lines and tour operators are laying out promotions for the recently laid-off. Intrepid Travel, an Australian-based tour operator, is offering its tours at… Read More…

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Montréal, Quebec, North America’s Paris
Canada / Cultural Immersion / Culture

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Montréal, Quebec, North America’s Paris

Each year, visitors flock to Paris to experience the French way of life, to sit in cafes on tree-lined streets and soak in that certain je ne sais quoi. But… Read More…

February 28 – Thon Hotel Opera – Oslo, Norway
Europe / Scandinavia & the Baltics

February 28 – Thon Hotel Opera – Oslo, Norway

Nearby forests and hiking trails aren’t typically characteristic of a sprawling urban city, but Oslo, Norway’s capital and largest city, holds a surprising abundance of diversity from its landscape to… Read More…

Online Radio Show Broadcasting from Oslo, Norway
Europe / Scandinavia & the Baltics

Online Radio Show Broadcasting from Oslo, Norway

Tune into Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio this weekend to hear Peter talking travel from the Thon Hotel Opera next to the stunning Oslo Opera House. Have a burning travel question… Read More…

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Feb. 21 – Hour 1

You can listen to the first hour of the February 21st broadcast of Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio by clicking the play button below. For this show, Peter was broadcasting from… Read More…

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Feb. 21 – Hour 2

You can listen to the second hour of the February 21st broadcast of Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio by clicking the play button below. For this show, Peter was broadcasting from… Read More…

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Feb. 21 – Hour 3

You can listen to the first hour of the February 21st broadcast of Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio by clicking the play button below. For this show, Peter was broadcasting from… Read More…

Cruise Travel

Alternate Cruise Ship Ports Closer to Home

Sure, you can fly to Honolulu, New York, or even Southampton, England, to take a cruise. But why spend money flying to an expensive city when you can drive to… Read More…

Plane Crash at Amsterdam Airport Kills 9
Airlines & Airports

Plane Crash at Amsterdam Airport Kills 9

A Turkish Airlines jet en route from Istanbul crashed a short distance from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport Wednesday, killing nine of the 135 people on board and injuring 84 others. The… Read More…

Grateful Traveler: From The West Wing to a War Zone, One TV Star’s Humanitarian Journey
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Grateful Traveler: From The West Wing to a War Zone, One TV Star’s Humanitarian Journey



If you listen carefully, if you are open, sometimes you might find life taking you places you never dreamed of—and yet, when you get there, it feels strangely like home…. Read More…

TV Travel: How to Run Your Own Amazing Race and Have Fun Around the World
Adventure Travel & Sports / Europe

TV Travel: How to Run Your Own Amazing Race and Have Fun Around the World

Now in its 14th season, CBS’ Amazing Race features teams of two racing around the world in attempt to win a prize of $1 million. Regular series viewers have come… Read More…

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Social Development-Conscious Tour Operators

It’s great to go green when you travel, but what if you could participate in a tour that directly helps locals improve their living conditions?