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Hidden Gems of Ras Al Khaimah
Hidden Gems / Adventure Travel & Sports / Culinary Travel / Culture / Middle East

Hidden Gems of Ras Al Khaimah

When people think of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a couple of places probably come to mind. UAE’s capital city of Abu Dhabi and Dubai are modern cities known for… Read More…

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…

Luxe Lavs: Trending Destinations You Can Visit This Spring
Africa / Caribbean / Europe / Luxe Lavs / Middle East

Luxe Lavs: Trending Destinations You Can Visit This Spring

This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compago want you to go somewhere you haven’t been or perhaps haven’t even thought about before. After hunting high and low for… Read More…

Peter Greenberg’s Hot Destinations for 2015
Asia / CBS News / Caribbean / Europe / Middle East / USA

Peter Greenberg’s Hot Destinations for 2015

We’ve officially entered a new year, with new horizons to explore. You can watch my report below for CBS News about hot destinations for 2015. Keep reading to learn more… Read More…

The Ten Tallest Skyscrapers in the World
Asia / Middle East / Pop Culture Travel / Southeast Asia / USA

The Ten Tallest Skyscrapers in the World

Today is National Skyscraper Day, and in case you didn’t have it on your calendar, it’s the official  day to appreciate and honor the architects, engineers, and construction workers who have… Read More…

Etihad Airways: Beds, Baths & Butlers in the Sky
Airlines & Airports / Middle East

Etihad Airways: Beds, Baths & Butlers in the Sky

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently revealed the newest feature on its double-decker Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner: three-room suites complete with your own… Read More…

Don’t Freak Out About Travel Alerts! Fear is a 4-Letter Word
Travel News / Travel Safety / Middle East / Terrorism

Don’t Freak Out About Travel Alerts! Fear is a 4-Letter Word

Every time the State Department posts a travel advisory, a travel bulletin or—as happened last week—a global travel alert, I get hundreds of emails from people wondering if it’s safe… Read More…

Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week: 5 Great Shark Adventures
Africa / Mexico & Central America / Middle East / Pop Culture Travel / Water sports

Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week: 5 Great Shark Adventures

We all love Shark Week. Here’s the great news: it doesn’t have to end! Just because the Discovery Channel only has one week of programming doesn’t mean you can’t follow… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Going to the Middle East During a Travel Alert
Travel Safety / Videos / Africa / Middle East / Video Travel Tips

Video Travel Tip: Going to the Middle East During a Travel Alert

The worst four-letter word starting with “f” is “fear,” and Americans know no shortage of it when it comes to making their travel choices.  Visiting the US State Department’s travel… Read More…

Is Turkey Dangerous? Global Alerts Warn against Turkey Travel
Travel News / Travel Safety / Europe / Middle East

Is Turkey Dangerous? Global Alerts Warn against Turkey Travel

As the instability in Turkey continues, governments across the world have started to take notice. Originally planned as a protest against the destruction of Gezi Park in Istanbul, the last… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Dress in the Middle East
Cultural Immersion / Etiquette / Know Before You Go / Middle East

Know Before You Go: How to Dress in the Middle East

Does traveling to the Middle East as a woman mean wearing a burqa (or an abaya)? Not necessarily. In the Middle East, following dressing etiquette can be essential to your… Read More…

Hot Destinations 2013: Finding the Locals’ Istanbul
Travel News / Destinations / Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Europe / Luxury Travel / Middle East / Shopping

Hot Destinations 2013: Finding the Locals’ Istanbul

We can do better than the old cliche of Istanbul as “East meets West.” Instead, Courtney Crockett seeks out the vibrant local experience–the real hamam culture, Türk kahvehane and the… Read More…

Camels to Skyscrapers: New Travels in Doha, Qatar
Videos / Culture / Middle East

Camels to Skyscrapers: New Travels in Doha, Qatar

Qatar is the wealthiest country per capita in the Middle East and Doha is the capital for business, which means continuous development, especially for Qatar travel. The city is attracting… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Travel Safety & Protecting Yourself on the Road
Travel Tools / Travel Safety / Videos / Mexico & Central America / Middle East / Money, Currency & Credit

Video Travel Tip: Travel Safety & Protecting Yourself on the Road

Every week, Peter answers tons of travel questions on Facebook, on Twitter, in his weekly Ask Peter column and on air on Peter Greenberg Worldwide. More often than not, those… Read More…

Ask Peter: Egypt Travel Safety, Finding a Good Airfare & More
Travel News / Travel Safety / Ask Peter / Middle East

Ask Peter: Egypt Travel Safety, Finding a Good Airfare & More

It’s Travel Tuesday, and we have a new “Ask Peter” column for you. With growing questions about Middle East travel safety and issues of airline consolidation raising airfares, the recent… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Middle East Travel Safety Post Benghazi Attacks
Travel News / The Travel Detective® Blog / Destinations / Travel Safety / Middle East / Terrorism

Travel Detective Blog: Middle East Travel Safety Post Benghazi Attacks

Peter is a veteran traveler to and throughout the Middle East and has covered a number of the wars in the region. He also continues to interview the leaders and… Read More…

A First Time Guide to Understanding Turkey
Culinary Travel / Culture / Europe / Middle East / Spa Travel

A First Time Guide to Understanding Turkey

Labor Day has come and gone and we’re heading into the final months of 2012. Instead of focusing on fall foliage or the Christmas holidays, Peter wants you to maximize… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: What’s Next for My Royal Tour Series
Travel News / The Travel Detective® Blog / Cultural Immersion / Middle East / The Royal Tour

Travel Detective Blog: What’s Next for My Royal Tour Series

You may have noticed news reports linking Peter’s name with the Prime Minister of Israel, so we asked him to tell us a little bit about what’s been happening the… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Amigos de las Americas
Travel News / Voluntourism / Cultural Immersion / Middle East

Voluntourism Spotlight: Amigos de las Americas

Community development opens the door to improving health, eduction and the environment. In this week’s Voluntourism Spotlight, we look at an organization that develops two Panama communities. Check back every… Read More…