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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.

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

Thursday, July 30, 2015

  • Travel Today -- The Queen Mary 2
    This week Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Cunard’s flagship, the R.M.S. Queen Mary 2, or QM2. This is a Transatlantic ocean liner, and the only liner in service between South Hampton and New York. Equal in height to a 23-story building and nearly four football fields in length, QM2 is unmatched in her class and is the last such liner to be built since 1969. But don’t let her size fool you. A Transatlantic crossing is a luxurious experience for reasons that go beyond the obvious. Richard Meadows, President of Cunard North America, stops by to expound on why an on-board experience is unforgettable and Commodore Ronald Warwick talks about his 36 years with Cunard and his favorite ports. There’s all of this and more on this week’s episode of Travel Today with Pete

Friday, July 24, 2015

  • Travel Today -- Santa Barbara, California, 2015
    This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from Santa Barbara, California. It’s not called the “American Riviera” for nothing. The city…and the county, is a great hub for everything from the beach to surprisingly good wine, and from hiking and biking to early California history. Plus, the architectural style has been remarkably well preserved. Santa Barbara historian and author Neal Graffy weighs in on some very special kayaking around the Channel Islands. We also have winemaker Magan Kunin. There is all of this and moreon this episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg from Santa Barbara, California.

Monday, July 20, 2015

  • Travel Today -- Soho Grand Hotel, 2015
    This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Soho Grand Hotel in New York, NY. The hotel opened back in 1996, but it quickly earned a well deserved reputation as a cutting edge boutique luxury property in a cutting edge, boutique neighborhood. Joshua David Stein, the food critic for the New York Observer, takes us for a great gastronomic tour of his top restaurant picks all within seven minutes of the Soho Grand. And mixologist Natasha David talks about the explosion in American crafted whisky, and the Soho Grand’s unique all bourbon bar, featuring 50 brands from around the U.S. and from expected locations — like Kentucky, to some real surprises, like…Brooklyn. All this and more when Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the Soho Grand Hotel.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

  • Travel Today -- Nobu Villa, Nobu Hotel inside of Caesars Palace
    This week’s broadcast of the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show comes from the Nobu Villa inside the Nobu Hotel in Caesars Palace. Joining Peter is celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, celebrating the one-year anniversary of her first restaurant GIADA at The Cromwell. Then Caesars Palace’s own Jason Gastwirth talks about some surprising changes in entertainment at both Caesars and the Strip. There’s all of this and more on this week’s episode of the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show from the Nobu Villa inside of Caesars Palace.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

  • Travel Today -- Boise, Idaho
    This weekTravel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Boise, Idaho. Joining us is Rocky Barker, journalist for the Idaho Statesman, describes what makes Boise such a great place to visit—from its easy access to outdoor activities to its thriving cultural scene. Then the Basque Museum & Cultural Center Director, Patty Miller, details the ways the large Basque community based in Boise passes down its heritage and traditions to the younger generations. Volunteer for Preservation Idaho and Boise Historian Amy Pence-Brown talks about the city’s expansion and how early models after Washington D.C. have allowed Boise to grow seamlessly.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

  • Travel Today - Waldorf Astoria Orlando
    This week on Travel Today with Peter Greenberg broadcasts from the Waldorf Astoria Orlando in Florida. Adding a high end luxury brand so close to Walt Disney World may beg the question, Why is this hotel here? The answer…it was needed! Guests this week include Chris Thompson, President and CEO of Brand USA, who talks about marketing the U.S. to a global audience, and the growth in foreign tourism to America—not just Orlando, but across the U.S. Then Manny Belete, who runs the Bull & Bear at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, touches on everything from single malt scotch to serious pastry (and a lot in between). There’s all of this and more from the Waldorf Astoria Orlando on Travel Today with Peter Greenberg.

Monday, June 15, 2015

  • Travel Today -- Airline Safety Special
    This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg is a special edition on aviation safety and security from the studios of United Stations in New York. Joining us for this special program is airline pilot Patrick Smith, author of Cockpit Confidential with some surprising accident statistics. Veteran Journalist Joe Sharkey tells the remarkable story of his survival of a fatal midair collision over Brazil. All of this and more on this week's special Travel Today with Peter Greenberg on airline safety.
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