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Travel Today with Peter Greenberg

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.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America
    This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg is coming from the new JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America, located at the massive Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. And we've got a stellar guest lineup, ranging from Andrew Zimmern from the Travel Channel, who's called Minneapolis his home for the last 25 years -- and he explains why. We'll hear about the cool places to go in Minneapolis and Bloomington that aren't in the guide books from a real insider -- Minneapolis fire department assistant chief Bryan Tyner. Also stopping by, Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead and Beth Blair, author of The Unofficial Guide to the Mall of America. Some surprises you might not know about Minneapolis: Andreas Marks, curator of Japanese and Korean art at the Clark Center at the Minneapolis Inst

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

  • Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--Fairmont Grand Del Mar, California
    This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in California. Joining Peter Greenberg will be Bruce Wallin, Editorial Director of Robb Report, with the magazine’s top destination picks for 2016, and some emerging destination surprises like Sri Lanka and Montenegro. William Bradley, Executive Chef of Addison at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, talks about true farm-to-table cuisine in Southern California and then divulges one of his surprise hit dishes…sweetbreads! Shawn Cox, Golf Director at The Grand Del Mar Golf Club, details some of the highlights of this single golf course stretching 7,160 yards, which was designed by Tom Fazio and boasts one of the strongest junior golf programs in the country. There’s all of that and more when the Travel To

Thursday, January 28, 2016

  • Travel Today with Peter Greenberg -- San Jose, California 2016
    This week's episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg  from the third largest city in California and a destination worth putting on your radar: San Jose, California. Joining Peter Greenberg will be Tim Ritchie, President of the Tech Museum, one of the great innovation centers in the city and a great environment for education and scientific exploration for both children and adults. Mayor Sam Liccardo talks about San Jose being the tenth largest city in the United States and how it is preparing for Super Bowl 50. Mark Purdy, sports columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, gives insider tips on how to get tickets to the big game, as well as cut-rate deals on Super Bowl merchandise (no matter who is playing in the game). Ken Middlebrook, Collections Manager at History San Jose, talks

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

  • Travel Today with Peter Greenberg -- Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
    This week's Travel Today returns to one of our favorite destinations for what has become an annual radio ritual: Wales. We’re broadcasting from the castle in Cardiff (one of more than 600 in Wales) and we’ll talk about the new U.S./Cuba agreement to establish scheduled air service between the two countries and provide an update on Paris after the November 13 attacks. Henry Harteveldt, Industry Analyst for Atmosphere Research, details some elements shaking up the travel industry, such as fragmentation that creates more choice for consumers and independent hotels offering more competitive prices. Simon Calder, Editor-at-Large for The Independent, will give us his very special take on the local history and culture, as well as the reason he keeps going back to Wales. Dai Smith talks a

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

  • Travel Today with Peter Greenberg -- Phocuswright Conference, Hollywood, Florida
    This week’s Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Phocuswright Conference 2015 in Hollywood, Florida. The Phocuswright Conference has built a travel symposium consisting of over 1500 attendees from all over the globe. Attendees can be described as today’s travel, tourism, and hospitality industry’s most influential leaders, visionary thinkers, and innovators around the world. Not to be overlooked are the brightest 35 leaders in the travel industry who are under the age of 35 and take part in the Young Leaders Summit during the conference. Here to speak with Peter Greenberg about the event is Tony D’Astolfo, the Phocuswright Managing Director, who will speak about all the trends taking place during this year’s Phocuswright Conference. Adam Goldstein, the Co-Found

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

  • Travel Today with Peter Greenberg -- The Epicurean Hotel in Tampa Bay, Florida
    This week’s Travel Today comes from the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa Bay, Florida. Situated along Florida’s Gulf Coast, Tampa Bay is a city surrounded by bodies of water, and there are more than 100 tributaries that flow into Tampa Bay. Partially thanks to the port and international airport, Tampa Bay has a rich culture, history, and a diverse population. Joining us to speak about the ethnic diversity of the city—as well as give insight into its association with cigars—is author and journalist, Wallace Reyes, Ph.D. Then, Owner and Executive Chef of the award-winning restaurant Edison, Jeannie Pierola, talks about the progression of Florida’s food scene in the last ten years. Joining us is contributing journalist to the Tampa Bay Times, Sharon Wynne, who talks about why Tampa is

Thursday, December 3, 2015

  • Travel Today -- The Quirk, Richmond, Virginia
    This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from one of the cooler hotels on the planet—Quirk Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Originally a dry goods store, the Quirk Hotel is not only a great restoration project but also an amazing art gallery. Joining Peter will be Chris Semtner, Curator at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, will fill us in on the connection of Edgar Allan Poe and his ties to Richmond—as wells as what one can expect when visiting the museum. Then, Maureen Egan, Author and Co-Owner of the Real Richmond Food Tours, will discuss how the “capital of confectionary” ties in with Richmond’s food scene and Karrie Peifer, Editor and Senior Food Writer for Richmond Times-Dispatch/Richmond.com, will report on the busy Richmond restaurant scene. There’s all of this and

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

  • The Edgewater, Madison, WI -- Chef Joe Heppe
    The Edgewater is an historic hotel originally opened its doors in 1948. Once a destination for Hollywood celebrities and dignitaries, this Madison staple went through a major renovation that was completed in September 2014. As a highlight, they have created an outdoor space to make the hotel and its lakefront views more open to the public. Chef Joe Heppe, the new Executive Chef of the Statehouse at The Edgewater, dishes about the culinary scene in Wisconsin—a truly farm-to-table destination—and how the Statehouse is incorporating that original foodie culture into its new menu.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

  • Travel Today - The Chatwal, New York City
    This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from The Chatwal hotel in New York, a landmark building that was once the famous Lambs Club (and is now housing Geoffrey Zakarian’s Lambs Club restaurant). It’s got a wealth of history on 44th street on the west side of Manhattan and is right in the center of the Theater District. Joining Peter will be historian Elizabeth Bradley, who tells the great story of the lovers and the murder of Stanford White, and the very first “trial of the century.” Kevin Fitzpatrick, author of Dorothy Parker’s New York and Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide, reveals how many speakeasies were once on 44th street (whatever number you guess, you’ll be way too low), and talks about special secrets of the neighborhood.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

  • Travel Today --Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico
    This week on the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show, we broadcast from the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico, perhaps the largest hotel in Latin America. We’ll be joined by Arnie Weissmann, Editor-in-Chief ofTravel Weekly, who discusses the changing definitions of volunteer vacations, and how over half of the traveling community gives back while on a leisure trip—as well as how this is transforming some travel brands. Plus…have you ever traveled around the world to pursue one particular passion? Art history? Music? Fishing? Evan Saunders stops by to explain his worldwide travel in pursuit of the perfect…club sandwich! His report might surprise you. There’s all of this and more when the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Moon Palace Golf & S

Monday, October 5, 2015

  • Travel Today - San Luis Obispo County, California
    This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in San Luis Obispo County, California—the heart of the state’s Central Coast. It’s also home to Savor the Central Coast—a great four-day gathering of chefs, farmers, restaurants, wineries—not surprising, considering the Central Coast is a huge wine producing region, right behind Napa and Sonoma. Some great chefs will be stopping by, including some local cheese and wine makers. San Luis Obispo County is also home to Hearst Castle, the famous home of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. Ty Smith, Chief of Museum Interpretation at Hearst Castle, will explain the unique time in American history that Hearst castle represents. All of this and more on this week's Travel Today with Peter

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

  • Travel Today - Silversea Silver Spirit, Venice, Italy
    This week on Travel Today with Peter Greenberg we travel to Venice, Italy to broadcast from the Silversea Cruises ship the Silver Spirit. Joining us will be ship historian Peter Knego who weighs in on some of the great ships of the past, including the Normandie, and talks about the benefits of small ship cruising. We’re also joined by Silver Spirit captain Alessandro Zanello and Executive Chef Anne Mari Cornelius—who details the fine art (and science) of sourcing local food on a cruise ship and integrating the different regions’ spices and flavors. Peter talks about the surprising reasons why a growing number of five star hotels in China are doing the unthinkable—asking the government to reduce their quality ranking to four stars. There’s all of this and more when Trave

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • Travel Today -- Breckenridge, Colorado 2015
    This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Breckenridge, Colorado. The town is home to a little over 3,500 year-round residents, but it sees up to 20,000 visitors a day during the winter. Thank you, ski season! Joining us is beer expert Kate Coakley describes her favorite beer in Breckenridge and the one beer stop you cannot miss while in town. Also on the show is Breckenridge Major, John Warner, who tells us how he got nicknamed the tooth fairy, the costume that goes with it, and a few details about the town’s history. There’s all of this and more on this week’s Travel Today with Peter Greenberg from Breckenridge, Colorado.  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

  • Travel Today -- Sacramento, California
    This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Sacramento, California. Right now, the city is ground zero in one of the worst Southwest droughts in recent history. Sacramento Fire Chief Walt White talks about the wildfire situation—and also what off-the-brochure restaurants keep him and his firefighters fueled so they can keep Sacramento safe. There are dozens of great choices, because Sacramento is not just the capital of California, but is also the self-proclaimed “Farm-to-Fork Capital of the U.S.” and  has compelling reasons to support that claim. How many farms are within a 30-mile radius of the capital? The answer might surprise you.  Craig McNamara, Founder of the Center for Land-Based Learning, gives us some remarkably practical advice about living—and trav

Monday, August 24, 2015

  • Travel Today -- Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, 2015
    This week Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts.  Joining us is Laura Fink from American Express who reports on their latest research about what travelers say they really want, as well as their desire for human interaction in an increasingly high tech travel world. Then, Ritz-Carlton Pastry Chef Kerry Meister reveals a surprisingly devilish adult desert that’s low in calories and high in fun. All this and more when Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common
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