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Uncovering the Isle of Man: An Anglophile’s Getaway

Smack in the middle of the Irish Sea, equidistant from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales, the Isle of Man remains a mystery to all but the most devout Anglophiles. Faery… Read More…

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Green Living and Travel in Hamburg, Germany

While it may be hard to imagine, industrial Hamburg is at the forefront of the green eco-movement. Dena Rochwerger-Braun investigates the brave new world of walking, biking and pedal boats… Read More…

Icarus Award: Snakes on a Plane, Bombs at Check-In, Nudists on a Mountain
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Icarus Award: Snakes on a Plane, Bombs at Check-In, Nudists on a Mountain

Hurricane Irene may have pre-empted last week’s Icarus Awards, but that only gave us an additional week to seek out the most outrageous travel failures. And what a week it’s… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Bermuda, Off The Beaten Path
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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…

Martha's Vineyard at sunset
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Car-Free Martha’s Vineyard Vacation: Biking, Rowing, Beating Traffic

When a U.S. president travels, gridlock is almost guaranteed to precede the nation’s chief executive’s arrival and congestion seems to envelop that location. What happens when a U.S. president vacations?… Read More…

A replica of the Greek statue, Victorious Youth, discovered by Fano fishermen, is at the end of Fano’s seawall promenade. - Photo credit: Bob Cooper
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Art & Culture In Italy’s Marche Region

While most tourists visiting the Italian countryside head to Tuscany, a few smart travelers aim for the region next door. It’s called Italy’s Marche region (or “Regione Marche” in Italian)…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Low-Key Fall Foliage Experiences
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Travel Tip: Low-Key Fall Foliage Experiences

It’s that time of year when people hit the road to see the leaves change. But if you don’t want to break a sweat, but you can find fall foliage… Read More…

Travel Tip: Bicycling Apps
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Travel Tip: Bicycling Apps

A bicycle may seem like a technology-free zone, but there are several online services that can help improve the biking experience. Not all streets are created equal for biking and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Outdoor GPS Gadgets
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Travel Tip: Outdoor GPS Gadgets

Even if you like to get away from it all, no one wants to actually get lost in the wild. The good news is with GPS technology out there, outdoor… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Horsepower & Christchurch, New Zealand
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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…

Golden Wings Of Icarus - photo via Flickr User debaird(tm)
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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…

Machu Picchu, Ancient Incan City in Peru - photo credit: Gihan Tubbeh/PromPeru
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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…

Israel Travel: 10 Things About Israel You Probably Didn’t Know, Part Two
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Israel Travel: 10 Things About Israel You Probably Didn’t Know, Part Two

From deserts to nature reserves to green initiatives, a journey to Israel can encompass a lot more than you might expect. In part two of her roundup of 10 things… Read More…

Four Car-Free Ways to Explore Santa Barbara, California
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Four Car-Free Ways to Explore Santa Barbara, California

Ever considered a vacation that’s entirely car-free? Just in time for Earth Day, Jamie Stringfellow, founder of WeekendWalk.com, shares four ways to explore the eco-friendly destination of Santa Barbara, where… Read More…

Naturalist Chas Rauch: Hiking Park City And More Outdoor Activities
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Naturalist Chas Rauch: Hiking Park City And More Outdoor Activities

In his latest Ask the Locals segment, Peter sat down with longtime Park City resident and naturalist Chas Rauch to learn more about some of the more relaxing outdoor activities… Read More…

The American Caribbean: Culebra, Puerto Rico Travel Guide
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The American Caribbean: Culebra, Puerto Rico Travel Guide

If you’re looking for a bargain, off-the-brochure destination in the Caribbean, head for the quiet Puerto Rican island of Culebra.   Lynn Langway reports on this quirky haven for snorkelers,… Read More…

Ask the Locals Travel Guide: Outdoors In Orange County, California
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Ask the Locals Travel Guide: Outdoors In Orange County, California

Peter’s radio show is broadcasting from the Resort at Pelican Hill in California’s Newport Coast. South of Newport Beach and Corona del Mar, at the tip of the renowned Crystal Cove… Read More…

Travel Tips / Hiking & Biking

Travel Tip: Bicycle Cafes

Sure, some cities are more bike friendly than others, but some places are taking it to new levels. Some cities have bicycle cafes where you can literally ride in, grab… Read More…

Travel Tip: Bicycle Cafes
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Travel Tip: Bicycle Cafes

Travel Tip: Bicycle Cafes Sure, some cities are more bike friendly than others, but some places are taking it to new levels. Some cities have bicycle cafes where you can… Read More…