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Archive for December, 2011

Travel Tip: War of 1812 Events
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: War of 1812 Events

You’ve heard of events commemorating Civil War battles and the American Revolution. But not a lot of people talk about the War of 1812. Until now. This is, after all,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airport Concierge
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: Airport Concierge

If you want to fly like a VIP, hiring an airport concierge service can make the travel experience smoother and more streamlined. But is it worth it? The way these… Read More…

Travel Tip: Scenic Helicopter Safety
Travel Tips / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Scenic Helicopter Safety

A lot of destinations tout helicopter tours as a way to see the sights from a different perspective. But how can you make it a safe trip? Helicopter safety is… Read More…

Travel Tip: Tax Free Shopping
Travel Tips / Shopping

Travel Tip: Tax Free Shopping

If you’re planning to shop when you travel, remember that where you buy is almost as important as what you buy. In the US Virgin Islands, U.S. residents can take… Read More…

Travel News / Slideshow

Slideshow: Top 10 Travel News Stories of 2011

Travel was at the center of some of the biggest news stories of the year. July’s FAA shutdown, the implementation of the passenger bill of rights, and American Airlines filing… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Gift Cards
Travel News / Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Travel Gift Cards

If you’re like me and not the world’s best gift wrapper, then gift cards are a go-to gift. But this year, skip the iTunes and the Starbucks cards and give… Read More…

Icarus Award: The Top Five Travel Failures of 2011
Travel News / Icarus Award

Icarus Award: The Top Five Travel Failures of 2011

We launched our Icarus Award series in the middle of this year and so far we have chronicled more than 100 different travel failures.  From passengers getting kicked off planes,… Read More…

Travel Myths Debunked: A CBS Early Show Report
Travel Tools / Videos / CBS News

Travel Myths Debunked: A CBS Early Show Report

You probably know that cell phones won’t crash a plane even though you can’t use them during take off and landing, but did you also know that pilots are now… Read More…

Travel Tip: Protecting Your Home
Travel Tips / Travel Tools / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Protecting Your Home

If you’re spending time away from home, don’t leave your private property unprotected. There are some common-sense ways to keep your home safe. Of course, there are the usual techniques… Read More…

Travel Deals: New Year, New Travels
Travel News / Destinations / Budget Travel / Travel Deals

Travel Deals: New Year, New Travels

Northeast cities may be known for their New Year’s celebrations, but don’t forget about the Caribbean. This year Jamaican and Caribbean properties are still looking to lure guests and are… Read More…

Fat, Smelly & Undressed: How to Get Kicked off a Plane, A CBS Early Show Report
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / Videos / CBS News

Fat, Smelly & Undressed: How to Get Kicked off a Plane, A CBS Early Show Report

You might think there exists a universal set of rules for appropriate plane behavior, but when it comes to small matters of dress, hygiene and passenger of size every airline… Read More…

Travel Tip: Shipping Your Purchases
Travel Tips / Travel Tools / Luggage & Packing

Travel Tip: Shipping Your Purchases

If you tend to get carried away with shopping when you travel, there are some ways to help ease the burden. Bags to Go in Las Vegas, Miami, and Ft…. Read More…

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: Family Travel Over the Holiday
Travel News / Travel Tools / Destinations / Family/Kids Travel / Window Seat or Aisle Seat

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: Family Travel Over the Holiday

You only have one Christmas vacation and each year families have to weigh the options between staying home for the holidays at home or going on a family vacation.  Kerri… Read More…

Holiday Travel and the TSA: A CBS Early Show Report
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / Travel Safety / Videos / CBS News

Holiday Travel and the TSA: A CBS Early Show Report

This holiday season, according to a recent survey from AAA, 5.4 million Americans will be traveling through our nation’s airports and each one of them will need to be screened… Read More…

Travel Tip: What If My Airline Goes Bankrupt?
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: What If My Airline Goes Bankrupt?

Consider this: Over the past decade, Delta, Northwest, United, US Airways, and now, American, have all filed for bankruptcy. So, what does it mean for you? If the airline is… Read More…

Ask Peter: Peter Answers Your Travel Questions—12.17.11 Edition
Cruise Travel / Travel Tools / Destinations / Ask Peter / Beach Vacations / Caribbean

Ask Peter: Peter Answers Your Travel Questions—12.17.11 Edition

Tune into Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio to hear Peter Greenberg solve your travel problems and answer your travel questions (click here to find your local station or here to listen to… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Where in the World is Peter Greenberg’s Lost Luggage?
Travel News / The Travel Detective® Blog / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools / Luggage & Packing

Travel Detective Blog: Where in the World is Peter Greenberg’s Lost Luggage?

You may think baggage woes only happen to you, but now Peter is, well, fuming…and for good reason. Find out what happened in his latest Travel Detective blog.  I have… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Social Networking Technology
Travel Tips / Travel Gear / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: New Social Networking Technology

If your only exposure to social networking is posting pictures to Facebook, listen up. There’s a whole world of social-networking tools that can help make or break your travel experience…. Read More…

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Christmas / USA

A Contrarian Christmas in Las Vegas

New Year’s in Las Vegas, everybody understands—where else would you set “The Hangover?’ But Christmas in Sin City? Now, that’s contrarian. Lynn Langway shares her Las Vegas Christmas plans as… Read More…