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Archive for July, 2011

Icarus & Daedalus Mural in Chicago - photo via Flickr user swanksalot
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / Travel Safety / Icarus Award

Icarus Awards: Biggest & Boldest Travel Failures

Go fly the lawless skies. It’s the Wild West of travel in our latest Icarus Awards, our weekly series celebrating the biggest and boldest travel failures. Some of our Icarus… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Horsepower & Christchurch, New Zealand
Destinations / Hidden Gems / Videos / Adventure Travel & Sports / Australia & New Zealand / Golf / Hiking & Biking / Natural Disasters

Hidden Gems: Horsepower & Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand is one of the few places where you can step off the plane and be minutes away from starting an adventure. Yes, there’s biking, hiking, rafting, golfing,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out For Rural Roads
Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Watch Out For Rural Roads

Can you guess the most dangerous roads in America? Surprise, it’s not necessarily the big highways. It’s those two-lane rural roads that you also have to watch out for. According… Read More…

Gansevoort Resort and Hotel in Turks and Caicos, Grace Bay Beach
Destinations / Radio Show / Beach Vacations / Caribbean / Luxury Travel

Guest List-Gansevoort Resort, Turks & Caicos-July 30, 2011

More than just tranquil beach getaways, the Turks and Caicos Islands have a lot more history than most people realize. Bengt Söderqvist, one of the original surveyors of the islands,… Read More…

Travel Deals: MLK in DC, Endless Summer & Hertz
Travel News / Car Travel / Travel Tools / Travel Deals

Travel Deals: MLK in DC, Endless Summer & Hertz

Looking for a last-minute adventure this August? Get great value when you hit the road with Hertz. Or you can take part in history with Destination DC’s package to see… Read More…

IRS Wades Into FAA Shutdown’s Tax Holiday Airfare Hikes
The Travel Detective® Blog / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / Videos / CBS News / USA

IRS Wades Into FAA Shutdown’s Tax Holiday Airfare Hikes

The outrage over the recent 7.5% airfare hikes during the “tax holiday” intensified yesterday after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) asked airlines to refund taxes to travelers who bought their… Read More…

International Travel Gadget Reviews: Phones, Wi-Fi, GPS
Travel News / Budget Travel / Business Travel / Student Travel / Europe / France & Belgium / Travel Gadgets

International Travel Gadget Reviews: Phones, Wi-Fi, GPS

Mixing a vacation with field-testing technology can be a risky proposition, but our gadget guy Phil Baker braves the dead-zones to offer his pick for the new phones, GPS and… Read More…

Airlines Hike Fares, Grab Uncollected Taxes: FAA Shutdown Continues
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / USA

Airlines Hike Fares, Grab Uncollected Taxes: FAA Shutdown Continues

The recent airfare hike that came in the wake of the partial Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shutdown has not gone unnoticed by the government. Due to the partial shutdown, the… Read More…

Global Guide To Gestures, Body Language and Travel Etiquette
Travel News / Culture / Etiquette / Middle East

Global Guide To Gestures, Body Language and Travel Etiquette

Remember when George Bush, Sr. tried to give the peace sign during a visit to Australia in the 1990s and ended up insulting the entire crowd? There are a lot of… Read More…

Restaurants & Culinary Adventures of Virginia’s Eastern Shore
Travel News / Destinations / Specialized Travel / Culinary Travel / South / USA

Restaurants & Culinary Adventures of Virginia’s Eastern Shore

In part one of his series on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, David Latt highlighted four summer experiences unique to the narrow peninsula. Part two concludes his look with some equally off-the-beaten… Read More…

Travel Tip: Summer Driving Tips
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: Summer Driving Tips

It’s summer and the open road is calling. But before you head out on that road trip to the beach or mountains, make sure your car is prepared for the… Read More…

Podcast-Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu-July 23, 2011
Destinations / Radio Show / Hawaii

Podcast-Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu-July 23, 2011

If you didn’t catch Peter’s radio show this weekend, don’t worry. You can download the podcast of the full show right here on PeterGreenberg.com. The latest broadcast of Peter Greenberg… Read More…

FAA Shutdown Ends Airport Construction But Flights Unaffected
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / Travel Safety

FAA Shutdown Ends Airport Construction But Flights Unaffected

Congress failed to prevent a partial Federal Airline Administration (FAA) shutdown that started at midnight on Friday. How will this affect travelers and the aviation industry overall? The FAA has… Read More…

Bangkok Markets, Shopping & Thai Travel Tips: Suzy Gershman’s BKK Postcard
Travel News / Travel Tools / Destinations / Women's Travel / Accessible Travel / Asia / Luxury Travel / Shopping / Southeast Asia

Bangkok Markets, Shopping & Thai Travel Tips: Suzy Gershman’s BKK Postcard

World traveler and shopper extraordinaire Suzy Gershman returns to the markets of Bangkok, Thailand. In between shopping adventures, she shares the off-season hotel and restaurant deals available to those willing… Read More…

Golden Wings Of Icarus - photo via Flickr User debaird(tm)
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Germany & the Netherlands / Hiking & Biking / Icarus Award / USA

Icarus Award: No Pants, No Groping, No Entertainment, No Snoring, No Nazis

Drumroll, please. It’s time to announce the first winner of the PeterGreenberg.com Icarus Award. While voting was split between a variety of worthy contestants, our executive committee convened and declared… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Sheep & Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand
Destinations / Hidden Gems / Videos / Eco Travel / Australia & New Zealand

Hidden Gems: Sheep & Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand

The official animal of New Zealand may be the kiwi bird, but many think of it as the country of sheep. Well, the old legend is true: There are more… Read More…

Travel Tip: Free Trolley And Bus Tours
Travel Tips / Bus Travel

Travel Tip: Free Trolley And Bus Tours

Don’t get stuck paying for expensive taxis when there’s a free option to get you from point A to point B. Several cities offer free trolley services that connect the… Read More…

Radio Guests – Hilton Hawaiian Village – July 23, 2011
Radio Show / Hawaii / USA

Radio Guests – Hilton Hawaiian Village – July 23, 2011

Hawaii is famous for world-class surfing, but you don’t have to be a pro to stand up on a board after just a 15-minute lesson. Surf instructor and owner of… Read More…

Machu Picchu, Ancient Incan City in Peru - photo credit: Gihan Tubbeh/PromPeru
Travel News / Trains / Travel Tools / Destinations / Adventure Travel & Sports / Hiking & Biking / South America

Exploring Machu Picchu and Peruvian Amazon Cruises

Sometimes, a great adventure begins by finding something new. Other times, it comes from following the footsteps of history’s greatest adventurers. Melinda Newman heads to the Peruvian Amazon on the… Read More…