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Archive for August, 2010

Dutch Detain Possible Terror Suspects at Schiphol Airport
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Germany & the Netherlands / Terrorism

Dutch Detain Possible Terror Suspects at Schiphol Airport

Dutch Detain Possible Terror Suspects at Schiphol Airport Dutch authorities continue to investigate two U.S. residents of Yemeni descent detained in Amsterdam on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a terrorist… Read More…

Five Ways To Get Group Discounts & Special Deals at Orlando’s Theme Parks
Travel News / Budget Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Student Travel / South / Theme Parks / USA

Five Ways To Get Group Discounts & Special Deals at Orlando’s Theme Parks

Five Ways To Get Group Discounts & Special Deals at Orlando’s Theme Parks Theme park travelers may be disappointed to learn that Walt Disney World has already reached its goal… Read More…

Travel News / Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Flying With Pets Safety Tips

Travel Tip: Flying With Pets Safety Tips Chances are you were horrified by the reports of seven puppies that died after an American Airlines flight. We’ve said it before, and… Read More…

Hurricane Earl Lashes Caribbean, Prepares to Pummel East Coast
Travel News / Travel Safety / Caribbean / Natural Disasters

Hurricane Earl Lashes Caribbean, Prepares to Pummel East Coast

Hurricane Earl Lashes Caribbean, Prepares to Pummel East Coast Hurricane Earl has continued to grow after pummeling the northeastern Caribbean on Monday and is threatening to hit the eastern United… Read More…

Gadget Guy Reviews: Back-to-School Computer Gear & Accessories
Travel News / Travel Gear / Student Travel

Gadget Guy Reviews: Back-to-School Computer Gear & Accessories

Gadget Guy Reviews: Back-to-School Computer Gear & Accessories It’s back to school season.  Whether your kids are traveling far from home for the first time or the journey is familiar… Read More…

Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: I’m OK Alerts

Travel Tip: I’m OK Alerts When you’re on the road a lot, it’s natural to want to keep in touch with your loved ones and left them know you’re OK,… Read More…

Ask the Locals City Guide: Cape Town, South Africa
Travel News / Culinary Travel / Africa / Ask the Locals

Ask the Locals City Guide: Cape Town, South Africa

The World Cup may be over, but that doesn’t mean life in Cape Town has slowed down (and yes, those vuvuzelas are still in full force during festivals and events)…. Read More…

10 Great Labor Day Travel Deals
Travel News / Budget Travel / Travel Deals / USA

10 Great Labor Day Travel Deals

10 Great Labor Day Travel Deals It’s not too late to plan your Labor Day travels! Hotels are still reporting availability and are offering value-laden packages for the weekend. Read… Read More…

Caribbean Travel Beyond the Beaches: Food & Markets of Curacao
Travel News / Videos / Culinary Travel / Beach Vacations / Caribbean

Caribbean Travel Beyond the Beaches: Food & Markets of Curacao

Caribbean Travel Beyond the Beaches: Food & Markets of Curacao When someone says, “Caribbean island,” chances are the first images that come to mind are sun, surf and sand. But… Read More…

Travel Tips / Budget Travel

Travel Tip: Mystery Travel Auctions

Travel Tip: Mystery Travel Auctions If you’ve ever participated n a mystery auction, you know that the element of surprise combined with flexibility has a chance for great rewards. So… Read More…

Radio Guests – Cape Town, South Africa – August 28, 2010
Travel News / Radio Show / Africa

Radio Guests – Cape Town, South Africa – August 28, 2010

On Saturday, August 28, Peter will broadcast his radio show from the brand-new Taj Hotel Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa. Featured guests from the show include: – Scott… Read More…

American Airlines Union Rejects Contract: Strike Possible?
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety

American Airlines Union Rejects Contract: Strike Possible?

American Airlines officials are in a holding pattern after the airline’s largest union rejected a proposed contract on Tuesday. The Transport Workers Union (TWU) which represents several American Airlines work… Read More…

Hands on Haiti – Part 1
Travel News / Videos / Voluntourism / Caribbean / Stories & Personal Journals

Hands on Haiti – Part 1

As the earthquake-ravaged country of Haiti works through its long recovery process, stories of empowerment and inspiration continue to emerge. Emmy Award-winning producer and host Tawnya Rush recently traveled to… Read More…

Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Some Airlines Get More Comfy

OK, the bad news is out: airfare has gone up, and airline capacity has gone down. But there is some good news on the horizon: some airlines are making the… Read More…

Videos

Free Travel Videos: Hands On Haiti

Tawnya Rush reports on life in Haiti and relief efforts. Emmy Award-winning producer and host Tawnya Rush recently traveled to Port au Prince to better understand the people and places… Read More…

Videos

Insider Videos: Airline Safety & FAA Negligence

The absence of a disaster doesn’t indicate the presence of safety. Find out what the FAA isn’t doing to protect passengers like you.

Labor Day Travel Up, But So Are Prices
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Car Travel / Budget Travel

Labor Day Travel Up, But So Are Prices

Despite mixed reports on the state of the U.S. economy, 2010 continues to be a growth year for travel. On Wednesday, travel and motor club AAA announced that the number… Read More…

Airline Bankruptcy, Mexico Airfares & Frequent-Flier Changes
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel Deals / Mexico & Central America / Mileage & Reward Programs

Airline Bankruptcy, Mexico Airfares & Frequent-Flier Changes

Between airline mergers, the bankruptcy (and recent purchase) of Mexicana Airlines, and rising airfares, it’s been a weird summer for air travel. Peter spoke with AirfareWatchdog’s George Hobica to uncover… Read More…

Travel Tips / Culinary Travel / Cooking classes

Travel Tip: Regional Cooking Schools

Who doesn’t like to eat when they travel? That’s a no-brainer. But you can take it to the next level by also learning how to cook while you’re at it–with… Read More…