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Off The Brochure Travel Guide: Schenectady, New York

Schenectady, New York is not your typical vacation destination. While it lacks the common tourist allures––there are no beaches, mountains or vineyards––it is full of thriving independently owned restaurants, stores, theaters,… Read More…

Why Providence Is Worth a Second Look
Northeast

Why Providence Is Worth a Second Look

Most tourists find themselves in Providence, Rhode Island on the way to somewhere else. However, this little city is absolutely worth a visit of its own. Contributor Lilit Marcus looks… Read More…

Padma Lakshmi’s New York Foodie Favorites
Culinary Travel / Northeast / Restaurants

Padma Lakshmi’s New York Foodie Favorites

You can watch Padma Lakshmi travel the world trying out gourmet food as the host of Bravo’s Top Chef. Now find out where she eats when the knives have been… Read More…

Vote with Your Travel Dollars: 10 Reasons to Visit Boston
Entertainment / Northeast / Restaurants

Vote with Your Travel Dollars: 10 Reasons to Visit Boston

In the wake of the Boston Marathon, our thoughts remain with the city. We’ve told you how you can donate time and resources to help the victims, but you can… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Clean Up Staten Island’s Bluebelt
Northeast / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Clean Up Staten Island’s Bluebelt

This week’s voluntourism spotlight focuses on Staten Island, one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.  Volunteers are still needed to help at The Staten Island Bluebelt, an award-winning… Read More…

Accessible Travel: How To Navigate New York City in a Wheelchair
Accessible Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Northeast

Accessible Travel: How To Navigate New York City in a Wheelchair

New York draws crowds for the New Year’s Eve, but how accessible is the environment?  Accessible travel experts Barbara and Jim Twardowski, RN, explore New York City to determine whether… Read More…

Travel Tip: Bike Share Programs in the U.S.
Health & Fitness / Midwest / Northeast / Travel Tips / Travel Tools / USA / West

Travel Tip: Bike Share Programs in the U.S.

Bike sharing programs are no longer just a European phenomenon. They’re popping up in cities around the United States. In Denver, B-Cycle has 500 bikes you can rent from 50… Read More…

Hurricane Sandy Halts Northeast Travel: Complete Air, Rail & Road Report
Airlines & Airports / Natural Disasters / Northeast / Trains / Travel News / Travel Safety / USA

Hurricane Sandy Halts Northeast Travel: Complete Air, Rail & Road Report

Hurricane Sandy hit ground last night causing more than $20 billion in damage according to Bloomberg reports citing Kinetic Analysis Corp., a hazard-research company. As a result of the storm,… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Connecticut Food Bank
Northeast / Travel News / USA / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Connecticut Food Bank

A volunteer vacation doesn’t have to be exotic; sometimes it can simply mean giving back a few hours and making a difference in your own country. This weekend, Peter Greenberg… Read More…

Experience Nantucket Like a Native: 6 Off-Season Finds
Cultural Immersion / Northeast / Restaurants / Travel News / USA

Experience Nantucket Like a Native: 6 Off-Season Finds

September is truly the magic month for travel. For Peter, the magic is on Fire Island once the crowd leaves and the island reverts to what he remembers as a… Read More…

Beyond Manhattan: Rediscovering the Neighborhoods of Queens
Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Museums / Northeast / Restaurants / Travel News / USA / Women's Travel

Beyond Manhattan: Rediscovering the Neighborhoods of Queens

When it comes to New York boroughs, they say that Brooklyn is the new Manhattan. Does this mean the pecking order — at least in perception — has changed? Does… Read More…

New Haven: There’s More to This College Town Than Yale
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New Haven: There’s More to This College Town Than Yale

Across the country, it’s back-to-school season and that also means back to college. You might think that campus greens are the main draw of well-known college towns, but from Cambridge… Read More…

Slideshow: The Best Places for Boating
Adventure Travel & Sports / Australia & New Zealand / Beach Vacations / Canada / Northeast / Slideshow / The Best Places / Travel News / USA / Water sports

Slideshow: The Best Places for Boating

Summer’s here and if you’re anything like Peter, that means it’s time to get on the water. For Peter, any time that he can get out on the water he… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: The DOT’s New York Summer Streets
Adventure Travel & Sports / Alaska / Cultural Immersion / Entertainment / Northeast / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: The DOT’s New York Summer Streets

New York is notorious for its summer heat, but did you know that every August the streets are yours? In fact, for three Sundays in a row they are officially… Read More…

Mystic Aquarium Kicks off Titanic Tribute 100 Years Later
Culture / Museums / Northeast / Travel News

Mystic Aquarium Kicks off Titanic Tribute 100 Years Later

100 years ago today the Titanic sank. You might have missed out on some of the commemorative events, but a few exciting museums and exhibits are just opening. Michelle da… Read More…

Peter Greenberg’s Top 8 Destinations for 2012
Asia / Destinations / Europe / Northeast / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA / West

Peter Greenberg’s Top 8 Destinations for 2012

It’s the start of the year so tourism officials around the world are pushing hard to become the next big destination. Don’t be swayed by glossy brochures and snazzy websites…. Read More…

Travel Deals: Skiing, Snowboarding & More
Adventure Travel & Sports / Budget Travel / Northeast / Travel Deals / Travel News / USA / West / Winter Sports

Travel Deals: Skiing, Snowboarding & More

Snow is on the ground at ski resorts across the country. And it’s not just about skiing or snowboarding. There’s snowshoeing, dog sledding, snow kite-boarding and more. Check out these… Read More…

Travel Tip: Bog Tours
Adventure Travel & Sports / Northeast / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Bog Tours

You’ve heard about fall foliage tours, but what about touring a bog in the fall. What’s cool about bogs is that the land is acidic and nutrient poor, so the… Read More…

After 7-Hour Tarmac Delay, Who is to Blame?: A CBS Early Show Report
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Natural Disasters / Northeast / Travel News / Travel Safety

After 7-Hour Tarmac Delay, Who is to Blame?: A CBS Early Show Report

This past Saturday was one of the largest violations of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Passenger Bill of Rights. Due to a massive and unexpected snowstorm, JetBlue Flight 504… Read More…