It’s mid-way through October and magic is in the air! This week at Peter Greenberg Worldwide we are featuring The Millionaires’ Magician Steve Cohen and his latest special Lost Magic: Decoded, which just premiered on the History Channel. Find out all about it and learn about the man himself in this week’s international travel news round up!
After the show make sure you come back to check out all the other great new travel news. We’ve got Thanksgiving travel tips, Peter’s insight into the end of Newsweek as a print medium, and exciting new hotel news.
Also the inside report on how and where Governor Romney is spending his money while on the campaign, a chance at the grand prize in our Fall Travel Sweepstakes, and our latest voluntourism opportunity. Keep reading for all the latest travel news here at PeterGreenberg.com!
Lost Magic: Decoded premiered at 9 pm ET and PT October 18th on The History Channel. See what happens when the Millionaires’ Magician Steve Cohen travels the world to uncover the story and history of magic’s most famous illusions. Gear up for the show with our exclusive interview with Cohen.
Above is the Newsweek issue that never ran when Peter covered the McGovern campaign. And today,we learned that Newsweek will cease to exist as a print magazine. Find out why Peter is mourning both the politician and the publication.
Mitt Romney spent $8.8 million on travel in 6 months. See where he’s saving and how he’s splurging (including some of his most notable hotels) in Alex Francis’ campaign travel report.
It’s been more than 10 months since the January 13 crash of the Costa Concordia and now the drama is starting to play out in court.
Find out the latest news from the pretrial hearing. From new reports of system malfunctions to the dueling blame game between the captain and Carnival corp, we have the full pretrial report.
This October’s Hotel News You Can Use column features two unique programs designed to give back, several creative hotel upgrades and renovations, and the hot new properties opening all around the world. Click here to read all about it.
As the holiday season approaches, disaster-relief organizations are more in need than ever, and there are ways you can help—both hands-on and from home.
This week’s Voluntourism Spotlight introduces Operation USA and its ongoing efforts. Tune into Peter Greenberg Worldwide this weekend to hear even more.
The next time you visit Mexico, don’t just think tequila…think wine. Peter hit the Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun to sample some of the best wines Mexico has to offer. Find out his favorite wines at a wide variety of price points.
Then go green with traveling oenophile Rachel Weil’s round up of Four Green Vineyards.
Are you planning Thanksgiving travel? Click here for your complete guide to flights, hotels, seasonal deals and holiday travel tips.
Even been Zorbing or played underwater hockey? Check out Collette Torunyan’s slideshow of the world’s top 10 bizarre sports.
Native American architecture is not just tents and teepees. Watch as Peter visits the original structures of Wisconsin’s 11 tribal nations to experience the hidden gems of architecture, craftsmanship and culture.
You probably make time for some shopping when you travel. But instead of the usual souvenirs, look for an authentic piece that truly reflects-–and often celebrates–-the local culture. Find out how you can bring home some hidden gems from Wisconsin’s 11 tribal nations.
American Airlines monopolized the last edition of the Icarus Awards. Lucky for them, they are out of the spotlight this week. Instead we have the usual suspects with some unusual travel failures. Find out about the standout drunk passengers, misguided TSA agents, airport mishaps, and much more in Lily J. Kosner’s Icarus Award.
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By Steven D. Knight for PeterGreenberg.com