Archive for September, 2009
Residents and relief workers in American Samoa and neighboring islands are starting their recovery efforts after Tuesday’s earthquake and tsunami. A series of tsunamis caused by an undersea earthquake rocked the tiny Pacific islands Tuesday morning. The enormous waves demolished houses, washed away villages, and killed more than 100 people. Find out the latest updates [...]
As school starts back up, America’s national parks often empty out as visitors get back to their real-life routines. Leslie Garrett, The Virtuous Traveler, reports on one organization that chooses to bring the classroom to the park. The instructors and students who choose Yellowstone National Park as their classroom argue that little is more [...]
Airline News Roundup: London City Airport, Emergency Potty Break, Baggage Fees, Inflight Phone Calls
With all the ongoing changes in the airline industry, sometimes there are just too many stories about airlines & airports to let them go by. So check out this roundup of the week’s top airline news. This week’s topics include British Airways’ new service from London City Airport, an emergency potty break on United, growing [...]
Peter appeared on The Early Show on CBS to discuss hotel security and how guests can be proactive in protecting themselves. Check out this follow-up report … No doubt about it, the thought of a terrorist attack on a hotel on U.S. soil is a terrifying one. This past July, terrorists struck two U.S.-branded hotels [...]
President Obama is flying to Copenhagen today, and First Lady Michelle Obama will join him tomorrow to lobby the International Olympic Committee to choose Chicago as the host city for the 2016 Olympic Games. Meanwhile, Madrid, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro are also submitting their bids to host the summer Olympics. Also part of the [...]
If you thought all cruises were round-trip, think again. There are plenty of creative ways get from point A to point B, and still get the cruise-ship experience.
If you’re a woman traveling solo, this one is for you. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s not safe to travel on your own. It’s entirely doable—if you pack a little common sense and have the right resources in hand.
On September 29, 2009, Peter broadcast from the Hazelton Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His guests for the first hour include: Mike Boyd of Boyd Group International talking travel news for fall and beyond. Bruce Bell, Toronto historian, tour guide and storyteller, sharing his unique knowledge of Toronto. Bill Streever, author of Cold: Adventures in [...]