This week saw much of the East Coast devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Many Americans are still recovering in the wake of the storm, and many others who were not directly in Sandy’s path have also been affected. We offered tips for navigating the disrupted travel landscape this week and served up advice regarding how our readers might offer to help those affected by Sandy. Read on for our roundup of this week’s travel news, deals and tips.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we will be keeping you up to date on the latest ways you can volunteer. Right now, the first way you can help is by donating to the Red Cross (text REDCROSS to 90999 for a $10 donation).
Peter joined the team at CBS This Morning to report on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on US and global travel. Then, watch Peter’s Extra! reports to see how travelers can avoid travel scams post Sandy and what lessons we should take away from the experience.
Airfares are already soaring for the 2012 holiday season. To help you out, every Friday the “Holiday Travel How-To” series will offer weekly solutions to the most common Christmas and Thanksgiving travel dilemmas. Get started this week with five Steps to Traveling Home for Less.
The holiday season can be one of the most expensive times to travel, but this year we are sharing insider secrets on how to navigate the busy holiday travel like a pro. This week all about affordable accommodations. Find out how to save 40 percent off hotels and the budget chains with the best perks in Alyssa Caverley’s Holiday How-To video report.
To experience an unexpected side of Wisconsin get to know the the state’s 11 tribal nations. From an authentic pow wow to rafting in a traditional Ojibwe canoe, you can now watch Peter’s complete Hidden Gems: Wisconsin video series.
Halloween is over, but celebrations ended up postponed or canceled throughout the East Coast. Don’t give up on spooky fun, instead check out these year-round haunted attractions.
This week’s Voluntourism Spotlight introduces the Mexico Rediscovered program with Globe Aware. With this program, volunteers work to help Mexico’s special needs populations. Click here to see how you can do your part.
Last week, Peter was in North Carolina. Bring home a taste of the Crystal Coast with this week’s Signature Dish recipe for Scalloped Scallops.
You might not look twice at the billboards you pass in the highway, but in a driving city like Los Angeles, those billboards are part of history. Find out the history first hand from photojournalist Robert Landau and his latest book, Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip.
Are you shopping for a tablet computer this year? Mini tablets are perfect for travelers. Click here to see the mini tablets that offer the best battery life, portability, and, of course, price.
Have you tested out automated check-in? You don’t have to sign in online, or even go anywhere near a kiosk at the airport. Click here to learn how this service works.
Normally, we devote our Icarus column to the week’s worst travel failures, but after the extreme devastation of Hurricane Sandy, it doesn’t seem right to recognize the idiots without commending just a few of the heroes. This week, we have six nominees: three surprising heroes and three disappointing fools. Click here for the best and the worst.
Radio, Contest and More
Tune into Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio broadcasting from Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico. Listen to the show streaming LIVE, November 3, 2012. To listen to previous shows, visit our radio page.
Looking for a travel podcast, check out Travel Today with Peter Greenberg available on iTunes, Stitcher and more. New podcasts available every Tuesday!
The Grand Prize in the fall travel sweepstakes includes a 4-night, all-inclusive hotel stay for two at the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, and $500 airfare credit. We’re even throwing in a 30-minute massage! Click here for your exclusive link to enter the grand-prize giveaway.
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Check Weekly International Travel News Roundups from previous weeks here.
By Braden Holly for PeterGreenberg.com