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Archive for August, 2011

Credit: Michael Hancock
Travel News / Destinations / Ask the Locals / West

Denver: Through the Mayor’s Eyes

Michael Hancock, the mayor of Denver, joins Peter to offer his insights on the city, its best features and how it’s changed since he was growing up there…. Peter Greenberg:… Read More…

New DOT Passenger Rights Rules: Progress or Bureaucracy?
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / USA

New DOT Passenger Rights Rules: Progress or Bureaucracy?

Are the new DOT rules a real step forward or just more bureaucracy? Mark Orwoll, international editor for Travel + Leisure, and Peter break down the implications of the rules… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Health Clinics
Travel Tips / Travel Tools / Travel Safety / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: Travel Health Clinics

If you’re planning to travel, it’s always a good idea to be up to date on what immunizations or inoculations are required. We’re not just talking about third-world destination. The… Read More…

Hurricane Irene-Related Cancellations Snarl Travel Nationwide
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / Videos / CBS News / Natural Disasters

Hurricane Irene-Related Cancellations Snarl Travel Nationwide

With thousands of flights having been cancelled and airports up and down the East Coast having had their operations impacted by Hurricane Irene, it’s going to take some time for… Read More…

This Summer’s Most Helpful and Most Unusual Road Trip Gadgets
Travel News / Travel Gear / Car Travel / Travel Tools / Specialized Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Health & Fitness

This Summer’s Most Helpful and Most Unusual Road Trip Gadgets

Summer is the main season for road trips, but with Labor Day around the corner, now is the moment to stop and ponder what we have learned from our summer… Read More…

Travel Tip: Family-Friendly Fossil Digs
Travel Tips / Specialized Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Museums / West

Travel Tip: Family-Friendly Fossil Digs

Dinosaur digs aren’t just for students or professionals. In fact, there are actually hands-on programs around the country where families can set out to hunt for ancient fossils. U-Dig Fossils… Read More…

Full Show – Aug. 27, 2011 – Ritz-Carlton Denver, Colorado
Radio Show / USA / West

Full Show – Aug. 27, 2011 – Ritz-Carlton Denver, Colorado

If you didn’t get the chance to tune into Peter’s radio show this weekend, we have the podcast of the whole show right here on PeterGreenberg.com. The latest broadcast of… Read More…

Bombing of the Army Math Research Center: CBS Sunday Morning
The Travel Detective® Blog / Videos / CBS News / Midwest / Terrorism / USA

Bombing of the Army Math Research Center: CBS Sunday Morning

Forty-one years ago this week, America was struck by a domestic terror attack in the name of peace. An explosion rocked the Army Math Research Center on the campus of… Read More…

Mozzarella cheese is a typical Italian appetizer, shown here at Marche Locanda Ca’ Andreana restaurant.  Photo credit: Bob Cooper
Travel News / Destinations / Specialized Travel / Culinary Travel / Europe / Italy & Greece

Food & Wine of Italy’s Adriatic Coast: Exploring Marche, Pt. 2

Tuscany is renowned for its food and wine, but the culinary traditions of the Marche region just next door have yet to be discovered by international tourists. While naturally delicious,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Vacation Rental Precautions
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: Vacation Rental Precautions

Renting out your home or vacation home is not as simple as it may seem. Before you hand over your keys, there are a few necessary precautions. Remember an online… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Bermuda, Off The Beaten Path
Destinations / Hidden Gems / Videos / Adventure Travel & Sports / Eco Travel / Beach Vacations / Hiking & Biking

Hidden Gems: Bermuda, Off The Beaten Path

Bermuda is an archipelago of more than 120 small islands, which have some of the country’s richest national resources. There’s Nonsuch Island, the whole of which is a wildlife sanctuary…. Read More…

Hurricane Irene Sparks Evacuations Along East Coast
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Trains / Travel Tools / Travel Safety / Adventure Travel & Sports / Beach Vacations / Natural Disasters / Northeast / USA / Water sports

Hurricane Irene Sparks Evacuations Along East Coast

With meteorologists claiming that Hurricane Irene has the potential to be the worst hurricane to hit the Northeast since Hurricane Gloria in 1985, travel plans and end of summer vacations… Read More…

Travel Tip: 2012 Paralympics Tickets
Travel Tips / Accessible Travel / British Isles / Olympics

Travel Tip: 2012 Paralympics Tickets

Sure, all the buzz is about the Summer Games in London next year. But tickets are also going on sale for the Paralympic Games, which will take place the week… Read More…

Downtown Denver - Evening - Colorado Capitol - photo credit: Ritz-Carlton Denver
Destinations / Radio Show / USA / West

Radio Guests – Ritz-Carlton, Denver, Colorado – Aug. 27, 2011

We all know off-season travel means deals, but what about added travel hassles? With seasonal locations, weather is always a concern. Los Angeles Times travel editor Catherine Hamm joins Peter… Read More…

Travel Deals: Last-Minute Labor Day and New Fall Adventures
Travel News / Travel Tools / Destinations / Travel Deals / Beach Vacations / Caribbean / Northeast / South / USA

Travel Deals: Last-Minute Labor Day and New Fall Adventures

As summer draws to a close, we have two last-minute deals for those who have been holding out on booking a Labor Day vacation. Don’t think it pays to procrastinate…. Read More…

Family Fishing Trip: Ireland’s Rivers, Streams & Loughs
Travel News / Destinations / Specialized Travel / Adventure Travel & Sports / Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / British Isles / Europe / Water sports

Family Fishing Trip: Ireland’s Rivers, Streams & Loughs

We’ve always said that it’s not the style, but the substance of any vacation that makes the real difference in any experience. Film producer Clara Bingham was heading to Ireland… Read More…

America’s Most Delayed Airports & Flights: Why Newark?
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / USA

America’s Most Delayed Airports & Flights: Why Newark?

You may have seen Peter Greenberg’s CBS Early Show report on the most delayed airport or read Scott McCartney’s Wall Street Journal article, now Peter and Scott join forces to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Getting Around the 3-1-1 Rule
Travel Tips / Travel Gear / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / Luggage & Packing / Travel Gadgets

Travel Tip: Getting Around the 3-1-1 Rule

Believe it or not, the TSA has continued to implement the ridiculous liquid ban on airplanes. But with necessity being the mother of invention, manufacturers are coming up with creative… Read More…

Tidal Basin Cherry Trees with the Washington Monument in distance - photo via U.S. Department of Agriculture - USDA photo by Scott Bauer
Travel News / National Parks / Natural Disasters / Northeast / USA

East Coast Earthquake Damages Washington DC Icons

Tuesday’s unexpected earthquake in Virginia rattled the entire East Coast and forced the closure of several of Washington DC’s most popular tourist draws. The 5.8 magnitude earthquake, centered on Louisa… Read More…