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Traveling After The Umbrella Revolution & Arab Spring
China / Middle East / The Travel Detective Exclusive

Traveling After The Umbrella Revolution & Arab Spring

In Hong Kong, there’s the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement. How about the street protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo and many other cities? What do they have in common? They each… Read More…

Kowloon: Hong Kong’s Secret Side
China

Kowloon: Hong Kong’s Secret Side

Hong Kong is a popular destination for travelers, but deciding what to see can be a bit tricky. Contributing writer Lilit Marcus explains why Kowloon, which is north of Hong… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Sea Turtles on Hainan Island
Voluntourism / China

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Sea Turtles on Hainan Island

Hainan Island is the southernmost province of the People’s Republic of China, and is located in the South China Sea. It is positioned close to Vietnam, and is home to… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Ya’an Panda Conservation Center
Eco Travel / Voluntourism / Asia / China

Voluntourism Spotlight: Ya’an Panda Conservation Center

Who doesn’t love pandas? Don’t just ogle them at the zoo or send a check to a charity to help save this endangered species. This week’s Voluntourism Spotlight shows you an… Read More…

A First-Timer’s Guide to Taiwan’s Highlights and Lowlights
Travel News / Destinations / Culinary Travel / Asia / China / Cultural Immersion / Festivals / Museums

A First-Timer’s Guide to Taiwan’s Highlights and Lowlights

In many cases, Americans don’t even know where Taiwan is and fewer have ever gone there. Despite posturing about “who really is China” and “who belongs to whom,” we’ve always… Read More…

Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio–Taichung, Taiwan–February 11, 2012
Radio Show / Asia / China / Festivals

Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio–Taichung, Taiwan–February 11, 2012

If  Taiwan isn’t on your bucket list yet, listen up.  

Hear why Peter recently made his way to the nation in his most recent Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcast from Taichung,… Read More…

Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio–Hong Kong–January 7, 2012
Radio Show / Asia / China

Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio–Hong Kong–January 7, 2012

If you missed this weekend’s Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio broadcast from The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, you can download the full podcast of the show or listen to it streaming right… Read More…

Macau, China: World’s Wealthiest Gambling City
Travel News / China / Luxury Travel

Macau, China: World’s Wealthiest Gambling City

When you think of the most profitable gambling city, it’s probably Las Vegas or Monte Carlo and not Macau, China. But, it turns out that in just four years this 11-mile… Read More…

From Dirt to Pearl, Shopping Beijing’s Many Markets: Postcard From Suzy Gershman
Travel News / Hotels & Accommodations / China / Luxury Travel / Shopping

From Dirt to Pearl, Shopping Beijing’s Many Markets: Postcard From Suzy Gershman

Dear Peter, I don’t speak or read Chinese but I often play ‘The License Plate Game”  as I travel, which taught me the Chinese kanji symbol for Beijing. I needed this… Read More…

Shanghai Shopping & Eating Plus Shanghai Hotel Reviews: Postcard From Suzy Gershman
Travel News / Trains / Destinations / Asia / China / Luxury Travel / Shopping

Shanghai Shopping & Eating Plus Shanghai Hotel Reviews: Postcard From Suzy Gershman

Suzy Gershman returns to Shanghai to explore the new hotels built for the World Expo. Dear Peter, I try to get to Shanghai once a year, though I must admit… Read More…

Birthing Tourism: Foreign Moms Using Travel To Gain American Citizenship For Newborns
Travel News / Family/Kids Travel / California / China / Passport, Visa & Customs / USA

Birthing Tourism: Foreign Moms Using Travel To Gain American Citizenship For Newborns

Southern California lawmakers called for immigration law improvements on Thursday after a business catering to “birthing tourism” was shut down earlier this month. On March 8, officials closed down three… Read More…

Hong Kong Shopping Update: Postcard from Suzy Gershman
Travel News / Destinations / Asia / China / Luxury Travel / Shopping

Hong Kong Shopping Update: Postcard from Suzy Gershman

Dear Peter,  As every Old China Hand knows, Hong Kong is fondly referred to as “Honkers” by many of the foreigners who live here. Indeed, compared to other parts of… Read More…

CEO Bill Marriott & Hotel Industry News
Asia / China / USA

CEO Bill Marriott & Hotel Industry News

While broadcasting his radio show from the World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual summit in Beijing, Peter sat down with some legends of the industry. Find out what Bill Marriott,… Read More…

WTTC Summit, Beijing Restaurants & the Millennium Foundation – Hour 1 – PGW Radio
Asia / China

WTTC Summit, Beijing Restaurants & the Millennium Foundation – Hour 1 – PGW Radio

On Saturday, May 29, Peter broadcast his radio show from in Beijing International Hotel in Beijing, China. Featured guests from the show include: Arnie Weissmann, vice president and editor-in-chief for… Read More…

Tourism Awards, Exploring Beijing & Interviewing Bill Marriott – Hour 2 – PGW Radio
Asia / China

Tourism Awards, Exploring Beijing & Interviewing Bill Marriott – Hour 2 – PGW Radio

On Saturday, May 29, Peter will broadcast his radio show from in Beijing International Hotel in Beijing, China. Featured guests from the show include: Geoffrey Kent, chairman and CEO of… Read More…

Ask the Locals Travel Guide: Beijing Restaurants & Hotspots
Asia / Ask the Locals / China / Restaurants

Ask the Locals Travel Guide: Beijing Restaurants & Hotspots

Don’t know the difference between Sichuan, Cantonese and Shanghai cuisine? Ever wondered where to find the best duck in Beijing? Check out our “Ask the Locals” travel guide to Beijing,… Read More…

Volunteer Vacations: Disaster Assistance in Haiti, Chile & China
Specialized Travel / Voluntourism / Caribbean / China / Natural Disasters / South America

Volunteer Vacations: Disaster Assistance in Haiti, Chile & China

The earthquake that decimated Haiti early this year was only the first of several disastrous quakes. Earthquakes have also ravaged Chile and China in the past few months. If you… Read More…

China Earthquake Today Smashes Qinghai Province Near Tibet
Asia / China / Natural Disasters

China Earthquake Today Smashes Qinghai Province Near Tibet

A series of deadly quakes hit western China Wednesday morning, killing hundreds and injuring thousands. The quakes, the largest one recorded at 6.9 on the Richter scale, demolished towns in… Read More…

Global Heritage Fund Co-Founder Talks Sustainable Tourism
Asia / China / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Japan / South America / Southeast Asia

Global Heritage Fund Co-Founder Talks Sustainable Tourism

On recent travels to Guatemala’s Maya ruin of Tikal and to the Maya ruins of Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum in Mexico, Meg Pier was impacted by seeing fresh paths… Read More…