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Archive for September, 2011

Hidden Gems: Wales, Adventures in Wales
Hidden Gems / Videos / Adventure Travel & Sports / British Isles / Hidden Gems: Wales / Hiking & Biking / Water sports

Hidden Gems: Wales, Adventures in Wales

Wales may be known for its serene pastoral landscapes, but there’s nothing peaceful about adventure travel in this country. In Wales, going off-the-beaten-path means literally going off-road, underground and even… Read More…

Golden Wings Of Icarus - photo via Flickr User debaird(tm)
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Icarus Award / Terrorism / USA

The Icarus Award: Drinking, Smuggling, Kissing & Failing

This week’s Icarus award has new iterations of some classic travel failures. Our nominees include an animal smuggler, a drunk and randy flyer, a high-profile Southwest passenger-eviction, a botched toy-inspired… Read More…

Travel Tip: Free Urban Biking Experiences
Travel Tips / Travel Tools / Adventure Travel & Sports / Eco Travel / Hiking & Biking

Travel Tip: Free Urban Biking Experiences

Whether you’re a cycling fanatic or a total beginner, there are free experiences in cities around the country. And the good news is, even out-of-towners are invited for the ride. There are… Read More…

Travel Deals: Veteran’s Day Freebies, Caribbean Excursions, and More
Travel News / Travel Tools / Budget Travel / Travel Deals

Travel Deals: Veteran’s Day Freebies, Caribbean Excursions, and More

With October just around the corner, we are in the thick of the shoulder season. It’s the bargain-friendly time of year in between the summer and winter high seasons. This… Read More…

Radio Guest List–Engadin St. Moritz, Switzerland, October 1, 2011
Radio Show / Europe / Switzerland & Austria

Radio Guest List–Engadin St. Moritz, Switzerland, October 1, 2011

Hidden charges crop up everywhere when you travel. By now you know to avoid the common hotel and airline fees, but are you paying attention to your cell phone? Download a… Read More…

Are Airports Becoming Too Complicated?
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / Culinary Travel / Shopping

Are Airports Becoming Too Complicated?

Airports are growing increasingly complex. Shopping and dining options are improving, but these mall-style airports are becoming harder to navigate. New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey and Peter debate the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Haunted Halloween Ideas
Travel Tips / Family/Kids Travel / Culture / Halloween

Travel Tip: Haunted Halloween Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, it seems like every destination suddenly has a resident ghost. But in some places, there are spooky spots to explore all year long. For decades, hikers… Read More…

Beyond Tourism: Navigating Contemporary Prague
Travel News / Hotels & Accommodations / Destinations / Culture / Eastern Europe / Europe / Luxury Travel / Museums / Restaurants

Beyond Tourism: Navigating Contemporary Prague

While Prague is quintessential “old world” charm, it’s also a 21st century city awash in contemporary art and design. Dena Rochwerger-Braun investigates how the juxtaposition of old and new creates… Read More…

A Local’s Guide to Fishing and Hunting
Videos / Adventure Travel & Sports / Like a Local / West

A Local’s Guide to Fishing and Hunting

Central Oregon is a playground for lovers of the great outdoors. This high desert region is positioned next to the Cascade Mountains and has more than 150 rivers and lakes…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Make Your Own Art In Hotels
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Culture / Museums

Travel Tip: Make Your Own Art In Hotels

Many hotels have their own art galleries, but some are going a step further and letting the guests make their own art on their travels.  In Louisville, Kentucky, the 21c Museum… Read More…

Car-Free Ways to Explore Santa Fe, New Mexico
Travel News / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tools / Eco Travel / Health & Fitness / Hiking & Biking / Luxury Travel / West

Car-Free Ways to Explore Santa Fe, New Mexico

As fall cools the Southwest, now is the time to consider leaving your car behind and setting out on a walking, biking or even a completely car-free vacation. Jamie Stringfellow,… Read More…

Gas Prices Lower Across America, Airlines Reap the Benefits
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Car Travel / Travel Tools

Gas Prices Lower Across America, Airlines Reap the Benefits

As the economy continues to struggle, gas prices are enjoying a downturn. Prices have fallen below $3.00 per gallon in some areas of the country for the first time since… Read More…

Top Ten Medical Procedures You Can Do Abroad
Travel News / Travel Deals / Senior Travel / Asia / Medical Tourism / Mexico & Central America

Top Ten Medical Procedures You Can Do Abroad

Half of travel planning is looking for the right deal. We seek out affordable airfare, car rentals, accommodations, even entertainment. Why not also “shop” for value with your healthcare? Josef… Read More…

The Clubhouse at The Grand Del Mar, San Diego
Travel Tools / Radio Show / California

Full Show–September 24, 2011, The Grand Del Mar, California

If you missed the latest broadcast of Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio, you can listen or download the podcast of the full show right here. Topics include rising airline fees, new… Read More…

Travel Tip: Off the Beaten Path National Parks
Travel Tips / Travel Tools / Budget Travel / Adventure Travel & Sports

Travel Tip: Off the Beaten Path National Parks

It is fairly common knowledge that national park travel is a good way to get value out of your vacation. The key is to remember that having a great experience… Read More…

The Complete Hidden Gems: Bermuda
Destinations / Hidden Gems / Videos / Culinary Travel / Eco Travel / Beach Vacations / Culture / Water sports

The Complete Hidden Gems: Bermuda

Famous for its pink sand beaches and infamous triangle, Bermuda has a reputation for being an elite travel destination. But even though it is one of the smallest territories in… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Wales, Welsh Arts
Destinations / Hidden Gems / Videos / Culinary Travel / British Isles / Culture / Hidden Gems: Wales

Hidden Gems: Wales, Welsh Arts

One of the former kingdoms that make up the United Kingdom, Wales is a country with thousands of years of tradition and history. In our latest installment of the Hidden Gems… Read More…

Icarus Award: Bikini-Ban, Dangerous Dreads & Punch-Drunk Passengers
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / Icarus Award

Icarus Award: Bikini-Ban, Dangerous Dreads & Punch-Drunk Passengers

A beach resort taking a stand against bikinis, a dangerous hairdo, an ocean-crossing donkey drop, an armrest altercation and a mortgage broker turned British felon are now contenders for this… Read More…

Travel Tip: Affordable Airport Lounges
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / Budget Travel

Travel Tip: Affordable Airport Lounges

If you thought airport VIP lounges were just for high-mileage frequent fliers, think again. Traditionally, airline-affiliated lounges are reserved for first and business-class passengers or those who willing to pay… Read More…