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Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg Previous Broadcasts

Cruise Ship Ghosts (Episode #301H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Think you're sailing on a brand new cruise ship? Think again! That ship may have sailed under different names, or different companies, for decades. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg looks at the notorious past lives of some cruise ships. Plus, discover the hidden gems of Beijing and explore how ancient China is evolving in modern times. And, when an airline switches your seat on you, we'll tell you how to fight back!

Over The Top Airline Seats (Episode #205H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

The airline industry is one of the most competitive in the world, with carriers scrambling to pack more and more bodies on board. But, there's another way airlines can turn a profit: charge more for the seats. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg tells us about some luxurious, over-the-top airline seats. Plus, if you think Hilton Head, South Carolina offers nothing but golf and time shares, you might want to think again. Peter shows us the hidden gems of the low country. Here's a hint: hope you like shrimp! And, it's a vacation of volunteer tourism unlike any other: a special falcon sanctuary in Abu Dhabi.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 2:30 AM

Egypt Tourism (Episode #208H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

In 2011, there was the Arab Spring, a revolution in Egypt that was quickly followed by the Arab Winter. Travel and tourism flatlined in the country. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg explains how this impacted Egypt and, more importantly, how does that impact you as travelers? Plus, Peter reveals his hidden gems of Baja California, with an insider's look at experiences in Mexico no one knows about, from wine, to cheese, to horseback riding. None of which is in the brochures! And, Travel Weekly Editor In Chief Arnie Weissman introduces us to some alternatives to staying in hotels. They include parked jumbo jets converted into overnight accommodations, abandoned missile silos, and a building crane suspended 500 feet in the air!

Dark Science of Menu Engineering (Episode #204H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

The next time you go out to eat at a restaurant, whether it's at Denny's or a 5 Star establishment, do you have any idea what you're going to order, before you get there? Probably not. However, the restaurant might know! CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg introduces us to the brave new world of menu engineering. Plus, most Americans might know Williamsburg as one of the United States' most historic cities. But, Peter shows us the hidden gems of a place that goes way beyond colonial times. And, for years, Florida was known as the retirement mecca of the United States. However, for those looking beyond the Sunshine State to kick back and relax after a life's work, there are many factors to consider, such as health care costs, and housing prices. Peter shares his list of the worst cities to retire.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 2:30 AM

Constructing A Mega Resort (Episode #207H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Modern resorts are getting bigger and even more impressive. But did you ever think of how difficult it is to build one of them? CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg goes behind the scenes and shows us the construction of one of the biggest resorts of all-time: the much-delayed Baha Mar, in the Bahamas. Plus, a lot of hotels will claim they are historic, simply because they're old. And then there's the case of the legendary Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Peter reveals its rich and colorful history. And, correspondent Tracy Gallagher takes us to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, which is one of the most important beaches in the world for loggerhead turtle nesting.

Airline Safety Rankings (Episode #203H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

How safe is your airline and how do the world's airlines actually rank? CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg takes a very serious look at the hard data, and says there are some huge surprises over which airlines pass muster -- and which airlines don't. Plus, we take you to the island of Aruba and show you the great work they're doing in environmental protection and sustainability. Peter will also show off some of his hidden gems on this Southern Caribbean island. And, if you enjoy searching for the past when you travel, correspondent Tracy Gallagher has a suggestion for you, as she goes on an archaeological dig in Malta.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 -- 2:30 AM

The Invisibles (Episode #206H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Do you ever wonder who really runs the travel industry? We're not talking about the corporate CEO's or hotel general managers, but rather, the people who load your bags on the plane or bring the towels to your room. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg calls them "The Invisibles", and explains how they make a critical difference every time you travel. Plus, it's not just about cheese! Peter takes us to tribal Indian nations: a hidden gem of Wisconsin. And, while the Corinthia London is a fairly new hotel in New York City, correspondent Tracy Gallagher reveals that it has quite a compelling history.

Boating Safety (Episode #202H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

There are hundreds of boating fatalities every year, and most of those are avoidable. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg takes an in-depth look at boating safety and explains what you can do to save lives, including your own. Plus, it's not just a high-end principality on the coast of the Mediterranean. Peter shows us the hidden gems of Monaco, for an insider's tour with everything off the brochure - - and affordable. Also, correspondent Rikki Lander gives back at a turtle rescue in Aruba, at the Jolly Pirates Ocean Habitat Preservation. And, there are many cities around the world that have become too touristy. Peter reveals which ones to avoid.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 2:30 AM

Over The Top Airline Seats (Episode #205H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

The airline industry is one of the most competitive in the world, with carriers scrambling to pack more and more bodies on board. But, there's another way airlines can turn a profit: charge more for the seats. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg tells us about some luxurious, over-the-top airline seats. Plus, if you think Hilton Head, South Carolina offers nothing but golf and time shares, you might want to think again. Peter shows us the hidden gems of the low country. Here's a hint: hope you like shrimp! And, it's a vacation of volunteer tourism unlike any other: a special falcon sanctuary in Abu Dhabi.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
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