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Archive for February, 2011

Travel Tips / Natural Disasters

Travel Tip: Weather Resources

If there’s one thing that can derail a trip, it’s bad weather. The good news is that there are plenty of resources out there to help you anticipate weather-related problems…. Read More…

Family Outdoor Adventures: The California State Parks Guide
Travel News / Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / California / National Parks

Family Outdoor Adventures: The California State Parks Guide

Traveling with a fourth grader is never easy; making it both educational and fun is a whole other challenge. Jamie Simons, a year-round resident of a national park, reports on… Read More…

Dirty Hotels Roundup And Responses On The Early Show
Travel News / Hotels & Accommodations / CBS News

Dirty Hotels Roundup And Responses On The Early Show

“Not for human occupation.” “The sheet had bloodstains.” “Hell on Earth.” Sound like any place you’ve stayed at recently? Peter sat down with Chris Wragge on The Early Show to review… Read More…

Travel Tips / Culinary Travel

Travel Tip: Off Season In Wine Regions

Believe it or not, wine country doesn’t shut down once the grapes are grown and harvested. In fact, the off season is exactly when wine regions around the country gear… Read More…

Moving To Paradise: Life In The U.S. Virgin Islands
Travel News / Car Travel / Beach Vacations / Caribbean

Moving To Paradise: Life In The U.S. Virgin Islands

Who hasn’t dreamed of leaving behind everyday life to move to a tropical island? Well, Karen Elowitt did just that when she packed up and moved to St. Thomas in… Read More…

Southwest-Air Tran Merger Wins FAA Approval
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel

Southwest-Air Tran Merger Wins FAA Approval

Southwest Airlines announced yesterday that the Federal Aviation Administration has accepted its plan to acquire Orlando-based AirTran Holdings, Inc. The purchase is expected to go through by the second quarter…. Read More…

AA Doles Out Mileage With New Mystery Miles Promotion
Travel News / Travel Gear / Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

AA Doles Out Mileage With New Mystery Miles Promotion

American Airlines is working to expand its social network by giving 100 to 100,000 miles to Facebookers who “like” the airline’s AAdvantage Facebook page. To redeem the free miles, Facebook… Read More…

Travel Tips / Museums / National Parks

Travel Tip: Reconstruction Tours, Behind The Scenes

If you’re a fan of learning about the process as much as the product, then are some experiences you definitely want to check out. I’m talking about reconstruction tours where… Read More…

Concierge Secrets: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco
Travel News / Hotels & Accommodations / California

Concierge Secrets: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco

Which hotel staff member do you turn to when you need to score theater tickets or dinner reservations? The concierge, of course. But some concierges are actually a wealth of… Read More…

Frequent-Flier Program Changes And Other Airline News
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Mileage & Reward Programs

Frequent-Flier Program Changes And Other Airline News

In recent weeks, we’ve seen changes in the airlines’ frequent-flier programs, for better or for worse. Peter checked in with The Wall Street Journal‘s Scott McCartney about the latest news… Read More…

Radio Guests – The Setai Fifth Avenue, New York, NY – Feb. 26, 2011
Travel News / Radio Show / Business Travel / Northeast / USA

Radio Guests – The Setai Fifth Avenue, New York, NY – Feb. 26, 2011

Peter Greenberg Worldwide is back the Big Apple broadcasting this Saturday, February 26, from The Setai Fifth Avenue in New York, New York. For those of you planning your spring and… Read More…

Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Student Travel

Travel Tip: Semester At Sea Alternatives

Have you ever been jealous of kids who get to embark on a semester at sea? Well, for those of us who don’t have a whole semester to spare, there… Read More…

Travel Emergency: What To Do When Traveling In A Country In Crisis
Travel News / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Safety / Travel Insurance

Travel Emergency: What To Do When Traveling In A Country In Crisis

In the last few weeks we’ve been watching the events unfolding in the Middle East. It’s one thing to be in the comfort of your own home and watching the… Read More…

Delta Lost My Grandma
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Senior Travel / Accessible Travel

Delta Lost My Grandma

Despite TSA and Delta Air Lines security measures, an incorrect boarding pass sent an 80-year-old grandmother 226 miles away from her intended destination on Sunday. Nefissa Yesuf was slated to… Read More…

Rescuers Search Christchurch Earthquake Rubble As Death Toll Rises
Travel News / Australia & New Zealand / Natural Disasters

Rescuers Search Christchurch Earthquake Rubble As Death Toll Rises

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key confirmed that 71 people were killed during Tuesday’s earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Prime Minister warned New Zealanders that the death toll would… Read More…

International Air Transport Association Reports Reduced Aviation Accidents
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Plane Crashes

International Air Transport Association Reports Reduced Aviation Accidents

Western air travel had its safest year to date says a new report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Wednesday. According to the IATA, there was only one… Read More…

Travel Tips / Eco Travel / Museums

Travel Tip: Winter Wildlife Excursions

Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean nature tours are off the list. In fact, there are opportunities around the country to observe animals in their natural habitat, even when… Read More…

Paris Luxury Hotels: Chic Accommodations For Shoppers
Travel News / Hotels & Accommodations / Europe / France & Belgium / Luxury Travel / Shopping

Paris Luxury Hotels: Chic Accommodations For Shoppers

Dear Peter, After having my own apartment in Paris for 10 years, I have become a hotel junkie—constantly checking out new hotels in search of the perfect stay. Of all… Read More…

American Hostages Killed In Somali Pirate Attack
Travel News / Cruise Travel / Travel Safety / Africa / Terrorism

American Hostages Killed In Somali Pirate Attack

In what has become the deadliest incident involving Somali pirates and kidnapped Americans, Somali pirates killed four American hostages on Tuesday as U.S. forces attempted to negotiate with the captors…. Read More…