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Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg Previous Broadcasts

Decline & Fall of Air Service to U.S. Cities (Episode #304H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

"Can you get there from here?" That's the question more and more Americans are asking. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg discusses the decline in air service across the United States, and provides some sobering numbers. Plus, when you think of Spain, the obvious destinations come to mind, like Madrid and Barcelona. We take you beyond the brochures and show you the hidden gems of this European country. And, what happens when you buy a nonrefundable ticket for you and your girlfriend, and then your girlfriend breaks up with you! Hear about one man's ingenious solution.

Egypt Tourism (Episode #208H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 8:30 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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 2:30 AM

Rating Your Tour Guide (Episode #303H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Escorted and guided tours are a great way to explore and learn about a city you're visiting. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg tells us what tour companies are doing to improve training of its guides. Plus, it was once known as the cigar capital of the world, which is why today, it is still home to the Cuban sandwich! Check out the hidden gems of Tampa, Florida. And, what happens when you rent a car with a credit card? Find out what your card will and will not cover - - essential information you need to know.

Constructing A Mega Resort (Episode #207H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 8:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 2:30 AM

Alternatives to Commercial Jets (Episode #302H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

The price of commercial airfare keeps soaring, and in turn, so is the popularity of charter flights! CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg tells us what it means to fly private, and how much it actually may not cost you. Plus, how do you know if your hotel is really green? Correspondent Tracy Gallagher shows us how to navigate through the brochures. And, when you're overseas, and you want to buy a souvenir, we'll explain how to find that hidden treasure. It's all about the fine art of shopping abroad.

The Invisibles (Episode #206H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 8:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
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