Travel Today with Peter Greenberg

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg

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Peter Greenberg is America's most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. Peter is Travel Editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning and The Evening News with Scott Pelley, among other broadcast platforms. Peter Greenberg Worldwide Podcast is a travel news show airing from a different location every weekend, featuring local experts sharing their favorite gems.

Episodes

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--Newark Liberty International Airport  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Newark Liberty International Airport, which is launching United’s first nonstop service between Newark and Havana, Cuba.  United executive Stephen Morrissey, who is in charge of regulatory policy, will explain how Cuba-U.S. negotiations produced the Newark to Havana route, and the challenges the airline faced in the process. Greg Geronemus, Co-CEO of smarTours, talks about the changing nature of Cuban tourism for Americans, the infrastructure challenges (hotel rooms, transportation, and even bathrooms) for what is expected to be an explosion of U.S. travelers. Laura Redman from Condé Nast Traveler discusses the rapid changes on the ground, in the air, and on the water in the once-forbidden destination. There’s all of this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Newark Liberty International Airport.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--Bowie's Tavern in Natchez, Mississippi  

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you on Thanksgiving weekend from a true oasis in Mississippi—Natchez. The charming river town is celebrating its tricentennial—with the best preserved antebellum architecture anywhere, and a hub for culture, music, and history.  How about a mayor who won with 91 percent of the vote? Darryl Grennell stops by to talk about the rich history of Natchez and how it has shaped the area today. Also joining us is US Parks Superintendent Kathleen Bond to talk about the story of Natchez historical park. The New York Times bestselling author Greg Isles discusses his newest book, Mississippi Blood, and the influence Natchez has had on so many of his stories. But let’s not forget rum—Natchez is now distilling some pretty amazing stuff, and Jean-Luc Charboneau explains how that happened, and talks about the boom in artisanal distilling throughout the United States. There’s all of that and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg from Natchez, Mississippi.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris, France  

This week Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris. Joining me will be Elaine Sciolino from The New York Times with a situation report on the year after the Paris nightclub shooting and what travelers need to know about Paris. Sciolino's new book, The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs is a great place to start. Laurant Poncelet, Concierge at Hotel Plaza Athénée, shares some of the more unusual requests he’s received from guests, from baby lions to a charter jet flight in search of a kilo of white truffles. Catherine Down, Cio Down Editor and American Expat, will talk about secret French cheese and how to find them. Othman nasrou, Vice-président de la Région Île-de-France, takes on the topic of the decline of tourism after the terrorist attacks and how smart travelers can benefit. There's all of this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--The Dorchester, London, England  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from The Dorchester Hotel in London. What will a Trump presidency mean for the travel industry? And what will it mean for your travels? Joining me will be Simon Calder, Travel Editor for The Independent, on the effects on travel after Brexit and how the U.S. dollar is now king. Martin Burrell, The Dorchester’s go-to man about London theatre, with an insiders view on the top London plays right now, and the dynamics of the London theatre scene. Another insider, Philip Hammond, the Designer Florist at The Dorchester, on the unknown story of what flowers wont work at the hotel for at least one guest and why roses are the hotel’s secret guest satisfaction weapon. Also stopping by, Steve King, Editor-at-Large forCondé Nast Traveler. All that and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the legendary Dorchester in London.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--F.X. Matt Brewing Company, Oneida County  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Oneida County in central New York and the legendary F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica. Ed Brophy, Executive Director of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, talks about the history of boxing in Central New York and how that history is celebrated at the Boxing Hall of Fame, with a few surprises, including “the ring.” Cooperstown is only 45 minutes away from Utica, and Craig Muder from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stops by to reveal some of the hidden gems at the hall of fame, not to mention what will now be on display from the Chicago Cubs’ historic victory in game 7 of the world series. Bethan Maher from the Adirondack Scenic Railroad talks about this historic train and Bill Switzer from the New York State Canal Corporation discusses the history of the Erie canal. And finally, Nick Matt Sr., a legacy brewer and owner of the F.X. Matt Brewing Company, talks about some of the little-known lagers—not to mention Peter’s favorite—Root Beer. There’s all that and more when Travel Today with Peter Greenberg coms from Oneida County, New York.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--The Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a city with ten miles of incredible lakefront and 111 locally owned downtown restaurants. The city that beer made famous is much more than that, with a great cultural renaissance and one of my all time favorite bookstores. Joining me will be Bobby Tanzilo, Editor of OnMilwaukee, with his favorite off-the-brochure locations and one special underwater secret about the city. Jim Fricke, Curator for the Harley-Davidson Museum on the wild and crazy collection of motorcycles, going back to 1903, with some real surprises. Milwaukee isn’t just about beer, they’re distilling gin, vodka, and even absinthe along the shores of Lake Michigan. Ted Perry FOX 6 Anchor, talks about his days at the University of Wisconsin and how he was once the actual mascot, Bucky Badger, for the football team, and he shares the wild story of how he got fired. Kathleen Ehley, Mayor of Wauwatosa, and a Harley rider, talks about her cross-country motorcycle rides. Also, Historian John Gurda talks about the great and little-known neighborhoods of Milwaukee.  There’s all of this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--Amman, Jordan.  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Amman, Jordan. Joining Peter will be H.R.H Princess Alia Al Hussein, who talks about her special animal rescue program and how she is saving lions, bears, and even hyenas in Jordan. She also explains what the Princess Alia Foundation is doing to combat the worldwide problem of poaching. His excellency Akel Biltaji, the mayor of Amman, talks about the transformation of his city, technological innovation, and the explosion in world class (and traditional) cuisine. Amman is considered the city of brotherly love—yes, its sister city is Philadelphia. Raja Gargour, Director of the Royal Automobile Museum discusses his unique historical collection, his one-of-a-kind vehicles, and the move to build a separate museum for military hardware. Nabil Tarazi, Manager of Feynan Ecolodge, talks about the unique unconnected approach to the environment and what he’s doing to directly benefit local communities. There’s all of that and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Amman, Jordan.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--The InterContinental Barclay, New York  

This week Travel Today with Peter Greenberg from the historic InterContinental Barclay hotel in New York. Then, a look at a hotel reborn, with Donald Miller, New York City Historian and Author of Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America. Herve Houdre, the GM of the InterContinenal Barclay on how he turned the original 1926 property into a true model for the environment, following the United Nations sustainable goals and implementing a few of his own. Ever hear of Repeat Roses? You should. CEO Jennifer Grove shares her passion for turning would-be waste into gifts of beauty for those who need it most. There's all of this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the InterContinental Barclay in New York.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--The Ritz Carlton, Tyson's Corner, McLean, VA  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from McLean, Virginia and the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner—a hotel celebrating its 25th birthday. Joining Peter will be legendary chefs Jose Andres and Christian Clair from the Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico. We will also be joined by Larry Olmstead, Author of Real Food, Fake Food, who will discuss the growing intentional mislabeling of food—and what you really need to know before you go out to eat. There’s all of this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--The Pony Express Territory, Fallon, Nevada  

This week Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Loneliest Highway in America (Highway 50), from the Pony Express Territory in Fallon, Nevada. Mark Bassett, Executive Director at Nevada Northern Railway, talks about its amazing/still-working railway in nearby Ely, where visitors can actually operate the trains. Talk about a hands-on experience! Robert Moor, Author of On Trails: An Exploration, explains the importance of trails and shares stories of Nimblewill Nomad, a perpetual walker who recently walked the entirety of the Pony Express National Historic Trail. Also, Ed Spear, President of the Pony Express Territory, discusses why the Pony Express will always be a pivotal part of American history, as well as what the courageous Pony Express riders had to endure during their rides in the 1800s. There’s all of this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg from the Pony Express in Fallon, Nevada.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--Hotel SO Sofitel Bangkok  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Hotel SO Sofitel Bangkok in Thailand. We also head to northern Thailand and discuss how AccorHotels, the major hotel brand in Thailand (and in many parts of the world) is putting its money where it helps the most—in to building schools in communities that never had roads, electricity, phones, let alone schools. Joining Peter will be Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer of Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and The Philippines AccorHotels. He will also discuss how AccorHotels is one of the only major hotel companies in the world to support a strict code of corporate behavior with ECPAT (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking), and how AccorHotels’ 70 hotels in Thailand and over 10,000 employees take part in this program. There’s all this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Hotel SO Sofitel in Bangkok, Thailand.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--Jaipur Literature Festival, Boulder, CO  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Boulder, Colorado and the studios at KGNU. Boulder is about to host the Jaipur Literature Festival which will be held September 23rd through 25th. Joining Peter Greenberg will be festival director Jessie Friedman, who talks about the original Jaipur Literature Festival founded in India (it starts September 23 in Boulder). Kathy Beeck, Founder and Director of the Boulder International Film Festival, details what makes the film festival critically renowned, including its rigorous selection process that screens more than 1,000 film submissions each year. Speaking of great events, John D. Griffin, Faculty Director of Boulder's legendary Conference on World Affairs, talks about the history of the Conference, founded back in 1948, now held at the University of Colorado Boulder every April. The week-long event attracts star speakers from around the world, and nearly 70,000 people show up. The best deal: admission is free. Nancy Geyer, Executive Director & CEO Boulder History Museum, tells some great stories of the 72 year-old museum, and how it celebrates Native American ties to the city, as well as more contemporary exhibits, including "from tea to tofu," and an upcoming marijuana history retrospective. Bobby Stuckey, Master Sommelier and Owner of Frasca Food and Wine, describes his experience with Colorado wine makers. Yes, they make wine in Colorado, and some of the major challenges in the process. There's all this and more, as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the studios of KGNU in Boulder, Colorado.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--The Study at Yale  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from New Haven and The Study at Yale. New Haven Mayor Toni Harp stops by, along with James Bundy, Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theater, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Michael Morand of the Beineke Rare Books Library delves into the history of this amazing library and what can be found there, including all of Lewis and Clark’s papers. Additionally, Gary Bimonte of the family-owned 90 year-old Pepe’s Pizza shares the secrets of the coal-fired legendary pie mecca. There’s all this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from The Study at Yale in New Haven Connecticut.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--Sake Rok at The Park, Los Vegas  

This week Travel Today with Peter Greenberg from Sake Rok at The Park, Los Vegas’ newest area attraction. Shawn McClain, Chef and Managing Partner at the new Libertine Social at Mandalay and Five50 Pizza Bar at ARIA and Sage, joins the show with a report on the restaurant scene in the city of celebrity chefs—important when making a first impression on diners. Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim explains what a “Queens Park Swizzle Stick” is and how he uses it to make authentic rum drinks, as well as the history of once-banned Absinthe and how and where you can find it today. Rick Arpin, Senior Vice President of MGM Resorts Entertainment, drops by to talk about the latest Las Vegas reinvention—the successful drive to getting their own NHL hockey team. If the name Albert Mack rings a bell, it’s because of Thomas and Mack arena in Las Vegas and now, it’s also because of Sake Rok, and his special approach to sushi. There’s all this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Sake Rok at The Park.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the historic Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia.  Julie Langan, Director of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, explains the restoration process of the Jefferson Bath Houses, including The Gentlemen’s pool house, the oldest spa structure in America. Also, Greg Barnhill, Omni Homestead Resort Executive Chef, dives into the history of dining at the resort, as well as some of the secrets of what makes its donuts world famous (hint: lots of sugar!). There’s all of this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--Bismarck, North Dakota  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from from a capital city with a great history that few have visited—Bismarck, North Dakota, at the North Dakota Heritage Center. Joining Peter will be Eileen Andes, Chief of Interpretation & Public Affairs of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, discussing how President Roosevelt’s love of adventure brought him to North Dakota. Of course, part of that history includes Native Americans. Dakota Goodhouse, Native American Expert and Writer and Editor of The First Scout, talks about Native American legends, including the importance and mysticism of wind in Native American culture. Cliff Naylor, reporter at KFYR-TV, shares some of the quirky stories from his travels throughout the state, including a true North Dakota invention, the dog powered washing machine. There’s all of this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--The Waldorf Astoria, Chicago, Illinois  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. Chicago resident Maureen Maher, ace correspondent for CBS News (48 Hours) talks about special places throughout Chicago, with some surprising and very cool recommendations. Writers Nina Hahn and Skyline’s Tom O’Gorman weigh in on their special spots for friends and family, and what has/hasn’t changed in the last five decades. Then, Nora Gainer of the Art Institute of Chicago talks about the continuing magical mystery tour of art and architecture and the one-of-a-kind adventures with works of art. Lucien Lagrange, legendary architect of the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, explains how his vision for the building was inspired by the elegance and sophistication of Parisian hotels from the 1920s, and his focus on light and floor materials in the design. There’s all of this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Waldorf Astoria Chicago.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--Half Moon Resort--Montego Bay, Jamaica  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Half Moon in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It’s one of the great, legendary, and still privately owned luxury resorts in the Caribbean. Valerie O’Bryan, Curator of the Montego Bay Cultural Centre, stops by to discuss the country’s rich heritage that goes way beyond Bob Marley. TV and Radio host Emprezz Golding talks about her work with Jamaican youth and how travelers can get involved on their next trip. Film producer and chief organizer of the Calabash International Literary Festival Justine Henzell discusses this long standing event that draws writers and musicians from all over the world every two years.  And Guy Steuart III, Chairman of Half Moon, talks about how — more than 50 years ago — a group of 17 investors (including his grandfather) were able to buy the land, build the resort, and expand it to more than 400 acres, and how those same families still control the property today with the same vision and spirit of the original owners. There’s all that and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Half Moon resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg -- Door County, Wisconsin  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg heads to a real hidden gem, Door County, Wisconsin, and broadcasts from the shores of Green Bay. Joining Peter Greenberg will be Patrick Smith, Author of Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections with an update on the investigation into the loss of Malaysian Airlines flight 370. Scott McCartney, Travel Editor ofThe Wall Street Journal, joins Peter with a report on some good news about the TSA. Yes, there’s good news. If you’ve never been to Door County, then you’re in for a treat, and it goes beyond just traditional Wisconsin cheese curds. Niles Weborg, the retired volunteer fire chief of Ephraim, Wisconsin (population 288) gives us the secrets of the legendary Wisconsin fish boil. Charles Henrikson talks about the staple food of Door County—whitefish. Do you want some legends and myths? Door County is loaded with them, especially when it comes to shipwrecks in Lake Michigan. Captain Jim Robinson reveals that there are over 5,000 known shipwrecks, and tells the stories behind the county’s 11 lighthouses. Last but not least, Greg Vinkler, Artistic Director for the Peninsula Players, discusses one of America’s most unusual theaters. There’s all of this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg broadcasts from Door County, Wisconsin.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--Irvine, California  

This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Southern California, and one of America’s best planned communities, Irvine, California. Joining Peter will be Jim Irvine Swinden, President of the Irvine Museum, talks about some of the institution’s more surprising collections—not to mention the world’s largest collection of California impressionist art.  It’s been a tough water summer for California, and Division Fire Chief Greg McKowen talks about the fire situation in Orange County. It’s also been a tough beach season, and the Chief updates us on water safety—and offers a few of his favorite places to eat. Speaking of food, Chef Yves Fournier of Andrei—one of Irvine’s long standing quality restaurants—elaborates on his philosophy of “conscious cuisine.” There’s all of that and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Irvine, California.

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