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

Archive for August, 2009

Budget Travel

Cheap and Free Travel Activities

Now, more than ever, travelers are budget conscious when it comes to our travels, but that doesn’t mean you should short-change yourself on experiences. The trick is finding experiences that… Read More…

Huge Los Angeles Wildfire Threatens Observatory, Ruins Air Quality
Natural Disasters / USA

Huge Los Angeles Wildfire Threatens Observatory, Ruins Air Quality

A massive wildfire raging near Los Angeles has turned parts of the city into a smoke-filled twilight zone and is threatening to damage sensitive radio, television and astronomical equipment that… Read More…

Buzz Aldrin, Obama’s Vacation and San Antonio, Texas – Hour 1 – PGW Radio
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Buzz Aldrin, Obama’s Vacation and San Antonio, Texas – Hour 1 – PGW Radio

On August 29, 2009, Peter’s show was from the Pesca Restaurant at the Watermark Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. In the first hour, his guests included: One of the few… Read More…

Tarmac Delays, San Antonio Food, Traveler’s Whines, San Antonio Arts – Hour 2 – PGW Radio
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Tarmac Delays, San Antonio Food, Traveler’s Whines, San Antonio Arts – Hour 2 – PGW Radio

On August 29, 2009, Peter’s show was from the Pesca Restaurant at the Watermark Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. In the second hour, his guests included: Scott McCartney of the… Read More…

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San Antonio Secrets, Local San Antonio, and American Chinatowns – Hour 3 – PGW Radio

On August 29, 2009, Peter’s show was from the Pesca Restaurant at the Watermark Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. In the third hour, his guests included: The online editor for… Read More…

Great Gadgets and Gizmos for Tech-Savvy Students
Student Travel

Great Gadgets and Gizmos for Tech-Savvy Students

It’s that time of year again when college students pile into cars loaded with suitcases, backpacks and, of course, the requisite mini-fridge and gooseneck desk lamp.   Gadget guy Phil… Read More…

Ask the Locals City Guide: San Antonio, Texas
Ask the Locals / USA

Ask the Locals City Guide: San Antonio, Texas

Tune into Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio, which airs every weekend from a different location around the world! This weekend, Peter was in San Antonio, Texas, broadcasting from Pesca on the… Read More…

Accessible Travel

Accessible Trains

If you have mobility issues and want to travel the U.S. by train, there are things that you should know before you go.

Travel Taxes Can Take a Bite Out of Your Budget
Budget Travel

Travel Taxes Can Take a Bite Out of Your Budget

When most people travel, they budget for airfare, gas, lodging, food, and miscellaneous items such as baggage fees and taxi fares. Few of us think about taxes, however. But according… Read More…

Fun, Funky & Frugal: Fall Travel Deals in Palm Beach County, Florida
Budget Travel / Beach Vacations / Luxury Travel / Museums / USA

Fun, Funky & Frugal: Fall Travel Deals in Palm Beach County, Florida

When Floridians need a beach vacation they often head straight to Palm Beach County. Also called the Gold Coast, this county in south Florida is known for its beautiful beaches… Read More…

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How to Check Out a Travel Agency or Travel Company

These days, it’s easy for someone to claim they’re a legitimate travel company. So how can you be sure a particular tour operator or travel agency isn’t a fly-by-night operation?

Yosemite National Park Rock Slide Prompts Closure of Lodge
Adventure Travel & Sports / Hiking & Biking / National Parks / Natural Disasters

Yosemite National Park Rock Slide Prompts Closure of Lodge

Visitors to one of America’s most famous national parks were literally shaken up yesterday afternoon when rocks the size of microwave ovens came barreling down the side of a mountain… Read More…

Unexpectedly Green Cities: Eco-Travel in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Adventure Travel & Sports / USA / Water sports

Unexpectedly Green Cities: Eco-Travel in Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Virtuous Traveler, Leslie Garrett, took a wrong turn on a road trip and ended up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Not only did she actually get to climb aboard the Chattanooga… Read More…

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August 29, 2009: San Antonio, Texas

On August 29, 2009, Peter is broadcasting from the Pesca Restaurant at the Watermark Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Featured guests include: One of the few guests who’s been somewhere… Read More…

Holiday Travel 2009 Forecast: How to Get the Best Deals
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel

Holiday Travel 2009 Forecast: How to Get the Best Deals

The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are among the most popular times for Americans to travel. For example, an estimated 41 million Americans took a trip last Thanksgiving, despite record prices… Read More…

Baggage Fees Creeping Onto International Flights
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Luggage & Packing

Baggage Fees Creeping Onto International Flights

International flights used to be a fee-free zone, but with more and more airlines starting to charge for bags on these routes, many are wondering “what’s next?” Baggage fees used… Read More…

Family/Kids Travel / Theme Parks

Theme Park Safety

It’s summer, and you know what that means … time to hit the amusement park! But like anything else, it’s worth knowing what you’re getting into, and that means researching… Read More…

Want Better Service? Tips on Looking and Acting Like a Local
Ask the Locals / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Etiquette

Want Better Service? Tips on Looking and Acting Like a Local

“Excuse me, do you know where there is a decent place to eat around here?” When traveling in a foreign land, nothing is more flattering than being mistaken for a… Read More…

Passport, Visa & Customs

Recent Passport Changes

U.S. citizens now need a passport or other acceptable document to return from all foreign countries, including Mexico and Canada. Here’s what you need to know.