It’s the second week of October and that means that time is running out for great discounts for your Thanksgiving flights. For those of you interested in a more immediate trip, have you considered Cuba? After what looked to be the end of person-to-person tours, licenses renewals are finally being approved, giving Americans a chance to experience the music, art, and culture of the embargoed nation.
American Airlines appears to be getting its act together, but is it safe to fly American yet? Find out how safe American is, and see when Peter expects that American Airlines will be back to regular service on his CBS This Morning report. Also, make sure to check out how to get involved during your next trip down to Mexico with the Oaxaco Street Children Project. All this and more this week at PeterGreenberg.com!
Last month, it looked like People to People tours through Cuba were on their way out. Now 17 licenses have been approved, some through 2014. Click here to see if the People to People program is back on track.
At the end of last week, more than 90 American Airlines flights were canceled. And in the past 30 days, there were more than 16,500 flight delays and 1,000 cancellations.
We take a look at this situation from the passenger’s perspective. Whether it is a safety or a perception issue, find out if it’s safe to fly American Airlines.
Then watch Peter’s recent CBS This Morning report to see when the airline is expected to resume regular service.
New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward is still struggling to rebuild 7 years after Hurricane Katrina. And now tourists are being bused in to see the aftermath for themselves. Find out the ongoing conflict between locals and tour operators in our news report.
Now is the time to start booking your holiday travel and it’s only right that you have a few questions. This week, the Ask Peter column is dedicated to holiday 2012 flights.
You’re probably geared up to watch LSU or the Atlanta Falcons this weekend, but if you really want to see some amazing athletic feats consider Zorbing, Sepak Takraw or underwater hockey. From the dangerous to the playfully absurd, check out Collette Torunyan’s slidehow of the top 10 bizarre sports you’ve never heard of…but that you definitely want to try!
Navigating the Alaskan landcape may seem daunting, but there are ways to do it without following the crowds.
Lilit Marcus ventures into Southeast Alaska to recreate the standard shore excursions with a series of day trips and small-ship adventures.
Every week we spotlight a different way to give back to the local community on your vacation.
This week, we head into one of Mexico’s poorest states with the Oaxaca StreetChildren Grassroots project, working to educate and empower local youth.
The power of solo travelers is growing, and some travel providers are starting to pay attention.
Click here to see cruise and tours without single supplement fees and other creative solutions.
Does Native American architecture make you think of tents and teepees? Turns out there is a lot more sophisticated design to be found in Wisconsin’s tribal nations. Watch Peter visit the original structures of Wisconsin’s 11 tribal nations to experience the hidden gems of architecture, craftsmanship and culture.
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Yesterday Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio broadcasted from the Hard Rock Hotel, Cancun. Check out the guest list here.
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By Steven D. Knight for PeterGreenberg.com