Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg
CBS Travel Editor Peter Greenberg empowers audiences with travel news, must-have information, and insider secrets known only to a select few in the industry. The series reveals the process of travel from the inside, giving viewers access to information from some of the best minds in the travel industry. Every week, Greenberg and a team of acclaimed experts - including editors from The Wall Street Journal and Travel Weekly - provide the tools and information needed to take charge of every trip, to deconstruct travel myths, and reveal the facts every traveler needs to know. From the wilds of Tasmania to roadside food stands in Mexico, from the cockpit of a wide-body jet in Abu Dhabi to hidden coffee plantations in Costa Rica, Greenberg's signature "Hidden Gems" segments highlight experiences beyond the realm of traditional guidebooks. Reports on the latest volunteer vacation opportunities around the world show viewers how they can help local communities every time they travel. For those travelling by car, The Travel Detective suggests "one-tank trips:" great, affordable places reachable on just one tank of gas.
Over The Top Airline Seats (#205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 9:30am
Constructing A Mega Resort (#207H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
The Invisibles (#206H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 9:30am Remind me
Egypt Tourism (#208H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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!
Episode #209H Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
- KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 9:30am Remind me