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Machu Picchu, Ancient Incan City in Peru - photo credit: Gihan Tubbeh/PromPeru
Adventure Travel & Sports / Destinations / Hiking & Biking / South America / Trains / Travel News / Travel Tools

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…

Travel Deals: Hawaii, Palm Springs & The Rocky Mountaineer
Canada / Hawaii / Trains / Travel Deals

Travel Deals: Hawaii, Palm Springs & The Rocky Mountaineer

It’s not too early to begin finding deals for your fall travel. Nor is it too late to find one last summer bargain. Head north to Canada or west to… Read More…

Fatal Accidents Further Tarnish Amtrak As Republicans Seek To Slice It Up
Trains / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA

Fatal Accidents Further Tarnish Amtrak As Republicans Seek To Slice It Up

As Congress prepares to debate the future of Amtrak, a recent spree of fatal incidents isn’t helping the railroad’s already tarnished image. Congress has been debating the highway and mass… Read More…

Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Combining Train Travel With Other Types Of Travel

As a long-time fan of rail travel, I’m often telling people about America’s great train rides. Now here’s a cool idea: How about combining your train trip with other forms… Read More…

Japan Tourism Recovery Underway As State Department Revises Travel Alert
Cruise Travel / Japan / Natural Disasters / Trains / Travel News

Japan Tourism Recovery Underway As State Department Revises Travel Alert

Japan tourism continues to struggle in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that sparked nuclear-disaster fears, but there are some signs of recovery on the horizon. According to… Read More…

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

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…

Amtrak: American Embarrassment And Cause Of Airport Overcrowding
The Travel Detective® Blog / Trains / Travel News

Amtrak: American Embarrassment And Cause Of Airport Overcrowding

Last week marked the 40th anniversary of Amtrak, and Peter has some things to say about our national rail system. Read on for the Travel Detective’s take on Amtrak and… Read More…

No-Fly List For Trains? Senator Proposes No-Ride List For Amtrak
Terrorism / Trains / Travel News / Travel Safety

No-Fly List For Trains? Senator Proposes No-Ride List For Amtrak

A U.S. senator called for “no-ride” list on Amtrak trains on Sunday after documents seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound pointed to a potential terror attack on America’s rail system…. Read More…

Travel Deals: Eurail, Tahoe Skiing And Caribbean Cruises
Caribbean / Cruise Travel / Europe / Trains / Travel News / Winter Sports

Travel Deals: Eurail, Tahoe Skiing And Caribbean Cruises

Looking for some great deals on travel experiences across the globe? Look no further than PeterGreenberg.com’s roundup of top travel deals. This week, you’ll find savings on Eurail passes, late… Read More…

Analyzing Post-9/11 Travel Safety And Security: Airports, Trains, International Hotels And Beyond
Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations / Terrorism / The Travel Detective® Blog / Trains / Travel News / Travel Safety / USA

Analyzing Post-9/11 Travel Safety And Security: Airports, Trains, International Hotels And Beyond

Concerns over our safety and security are always lingering, no matter where, when or how we travel. But is America any safer since the attacks on 9/11? In a series… Read More…

Florida’s High-Speed Rail Project Canceled By Republican Governor’s Opposition
Trains / Travel News / USA

Florida’s High-Speed Rail Project Canceled By Republican Governor’s Opposition

A plan to bring high-speed rail to Florida has been put on hold indefinitely after the Florida Supreme Court voted on Friday to uphold Governor Rick Scott’s decision to reject… Read More…

Vice President Biden Unveils New $58 Billion High-Speed Rail Proposal
Trains / Travel News / USA

Vice President Biden Unveils New $58 Billion High-Speed Rail Proposal

In a speech given at Philadelphia’s 30th street Amtrak station, Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a proposal to invest $53 billion over six years to develop a high-speed rail network… Read More…

Travel in 2011 & Why Amtrak Is Troubled
Business Travel / The Travel Detective® Blog / Trains / Travel News

Travel in 2011 & Why Amtrak Is Troubled

Travel in 2011 & Why Amtrak Is Troubled Business travelers often don’t have a lot of choice when it comes to getting from point A to point B.  But with… Read More…

Guns On Trains: Amtrak Allowing Unloaded Firearms In Baggage Cars
Trains / Travel News / Travel Safety / USA

Guns On Trains: Amtrak Allowing Unloaded Firearms In Baggage Cars

Amtrak riders will be able to carry unloaded guns, as well as up to 11 pounds of ammunition, on most American trains after December 15, lifting a decade-long ban. The… Read More…

Striking French Workers Disrupt Flights & Trains
Airlines & Airports / France & Belgium / Trains / Travel News

Striking French Workers Disrupt Flights & Trains

Striking French Workers Disrupt Flights & Trains Travelers to France have more to worry about than terror alerts as a series of nationwide strikes in protest of pension reform disrupted… Read More…

Amtrak’s East Coast High-Speed Rail Plan
Trains / Travel News / USA

Amtrak’s East Coast High-Speed Rail Plan

Amtrak’s East Coast High-Speed Rail Plan A 220 mph, high-speed train may one day link Boston and New York under a $117 billion plan announced by Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman… Read More…

Unique Destinations & Experiences for Fall Foliage Travel 2010
Car Travel / Eco Travel / Fall / Festivals / Trains / USA

Unique Destinations & Experiences for Fall Foliage Travel 2010

Now that autumn is officially here, it’s time to plan the annual leaf-peeping pilgrimage. But this year, why not try something a little different? Viewing fall foliage can—and should—involve more… Read More…

Travel News: Peter Greenberg’s Interview With LA Times’ Jane Engle
Africa / Theme Parks / Trains

Travel News: Peter Greenberg’s Interview With LA Times’ Jane Engle

Travel is news and the news never stops. So when traveling to exotic destinations like Hawaii’s Big Island, Peter also takes time to talk about the latest news stories with… Read More…

Desert Railroad: Las Vegas to Los Angeles by Train
California / Trains / USA / West

Desert Railroad: Las Vegas to Los Angeles by Train

A high-speed race to build rail service between Las Vegas and Southern California is heating up as yet another set of trains was proposed on Thursday. New York-based Genesis High… Read More…