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Archive for September, 2010

Radio Guests – Orlando, Florida – Oct. 2, 2010
Travel News / Radio Show / Senior Travel / South

Radio Guests – Orlando, Florida – Oct. 2, 2010

Radio Guests – Orlando, Florida – Oct. 2, 2010 On Saturday, October 2, Peter’s radio show comes to you from the 2010 AARP Orlando@50+ National Event & Expo Convention at… Read More…

Hong Kong Shopping Update: Postcard from Suzy Gershman
Travel News / Destinations / Asia / China / Luxury Travel / Shopping

Hong Kong Shopping Update: Postcard from Suzy Gershman

Dear Peter,  As every Old China Hand knows, Hong Kong is fondly referred to as “Honkers” by many of the foreigners who live here. Indeed, compared to other parts of… Read More…

Amtrak’s East Coast High-Speed Rail Plan
Travel News / Trains / USA

Amtrak’s East Coast High-Speed Rail Plan

Amtrak’s East Coast High-Speed Rail Plan A 220 mph, high-speed train may one day link Boston and New York under a $117 billion plan announced by Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman… Read More…

Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hard Hat Tours

Travel Tip: Hard Hat Tours If you enjoy seeing the process behind the product, taking a hard-hat tour of a building site is definitely the way to go. But these… Read More…

Estimating The Costs Of Your Next Vacation
Travel News / Travel Tips / The Travel Detective® Blog

Estimating The Costs Of Your Next Vacation

Looking for a mid-range estimate of what your vacation might cost? Peter recently chatted with Jane Engle, assistant travel editor for the Los Angeles Times about her article on using… Read More…

Videos

Insider Videos: Post-9/11 Security

Travel and transportation security has been a big topic since the tragedy of 9/11. But have things really changed or it is all just window-dressing?

Continental Discontinues Free Food On Domestic Flights
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel

Continental Discontinues Free Food On Domestic Flights

Continental Discontinues Free Food On Domestic Flights After years of being the sole holdout in the airline industry and as it prepares for its merger with United, Continental Airlines has… Read More…

Unique Destinations & Experiences for Fall Foliage Travel 2010
Car Travel / Trains / Eco Travel / Fall / Festivals / USA

Unique Destinations & Experiences for Fall Foliage Travel 2010

Now that autumn is officially here, it’s time to plan the annual leaf-peeping pilgrimage. But this year, why not try something a little different? Viewing fall foliage can—and should—involve more… Read More…

Travel News / Budget Travel

Travel Tip: Vacation Rental Property Resources

Travel Tip: Vacation Rental Property Resources If you’re not someone who enjoys staying in a hotel, there are plenty of alternate accommodations out there. Here are some of the sites… Read More…

Southwest Buying AirTran To Further Expansion Plans
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel

Southwest Buying AirTran To Further Expansion Plans

Southwest Buying AirTran To Further Expansion Plans In another example of the consolidating airline industry, two of the nation’s largest low-fare airlines, Southwest and AirTran, will combine in a $1.42… Read More…

Traveling the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Travel News / Destinations / Culinary Travel / South / USA

Traveling the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Traveling the Kentucky Bourbon Trail If you thought you knew the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, think again. Kentucky’s higher-proof version of the Napa Wine Trail has spirited activities both in and… Read More…

Ask the Locals Travel Guide: Maui, Hawaii
Ask the Locals / Hawaii

Ask the Locals Travel Guide: Maui, Hawaii

It’s true, Maui is known for spectacular sunsets and a type of pineapple so sweet it tastes like candy.But like other tourist-friendly destinations, there’s a whole side that most visitors… Read More…

Money-Saving Tips for Holiday Travel
Travel News / Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel

Money-Saving Tips for Holiday Travel

Money-Saving Tips for Holiday Travel It seems like every year the holidays descend upon us without warning, but those times are usually accompanied by some last minute airfare sales. Not… Read More…

Unusual Autumn Travel: California’s Central Coast
Family/Kids Travel / Fall / California

Unusual Autumn Travel: California’s Central Coast

As autumn rolls in, there are certain go-to destinations on most travelers’ agendas. But as savvy travelers know, there is a bounty of fall activities in some unexpected states. Grateful… Read More…

Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How To Complain Effectively

Travel Tip: How To Complain Effectively When it comes to travel problems, you have to complain effectively, or your voice may not be heard at all.

Travel Doctor Mark Wise On Avoiding Common Travel Ailments
Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Doctor Mark Wise On Avoiding Common Travel Ailments

Travel Doctor Mark Wise On Avoiding Common Travel Ailments Dr. Mark Wise, director of the Travel Clinic and the author of Travel Health Guide: Everything You Need To Know Before… Read More…

Travel News / Travel Tips / Adventure Travel & Sports

Travel Tip: Race Car Ride-Along Experiences

Travel Tip: Race Car Ride-Along Experiences When it comes to racecar driving, there are those who prefer to watch from afar, and those who want to get behind the wheel…. Read More…

Radio Guests – Maui, Hawaii – Sept. 25, 2010
Travel News / Radio Show / Hawaii

Radio Guests – Maui, Hawaii – Sept. 25, 2010

Radio Guests – Maui, Hawaii – Sept. 25, 2010 On Saturday, September 25, Peter’s radio show comes to you from the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the island… Read More…

Holiday Travel: Airfares Remain High, No Relief In Sight
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Thanksgiving

Holiday Travel: Airfares Remain High, No Relief In Sight

Thanksgiving dinner might leave you stuffed, but costly holiday airfare is likely to leave your wallet lean. According to Travelocity, the average domestic airfare price will cost 10 percent more… Read More…