National Geographic's Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons, National Geographic‘s Urban Insider, dishes about the surprising new hot spots for travel and why Berlin is at the top of her destination list. Peter also shares a story about Merv Griffith and his clever way of avoiding hotel laundry fees...with using a thrift shop! Learn more on this episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg from the Fairmont Monte-Carlo at the International Luxury Travel Market.
Monday, February 9, 2015
President of Fairmont Hotels Jennifer Fox Jennifer Fox, President of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, explains why shared accommodations like Airbnb don’t provide the service that you get in a hotel. Staying in hotels is still the better option for those who want to be pampered. All this and more with Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the International Luxury Travel Market and the Fairmont Monte-Carlo
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Travel Today - Kampala, Uganda Three fourths of Uganda‘s tourists visit from neighboring countries, proving that the East African country may be more of a bucket list destination for Westerners. Uganda’s natural beauty and rich history are an untapped resource for travelers—after all, Winston Churchill once coined Uganda “the pearl of Africa.”
This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from Kampala, Uganda at the Speke Resort Munyonyo. We catch up with some of our regulars, but meet quite a few impressive locals as well.
Peter gets a chance to learn all about the history of Uganda as it is displayed at the Igongo Cultural Centre from owner James Tumusiime. He also catches up with an old friend, Amos Wekesa—the go-to guy for anything in Uganda.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Famed Ugandan Publisher James Tumusiime Mr. James Tumusiime, famed Ugandan publisher and owner of the Igongo Cultural Center, tells Peter about some of the Ugandan history represented at the cultural center. All of this and more when this episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala, Uganda
Monday, February 2, 2015
Great Lakes Safaris Uganda Tour Operator Mr. Amos Wekesa, Managing Director of Great Lakes Safaris, shares some of his favorite places including some of the best spots for white water rafting. Wekesa calls Uganda “Africa compressed,” because everything you can find on the continent of Africa, you can also find in Uganda. All this and more when this episode for Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Kampala, Uganda.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Travel Today - Wine Road, Northern Sonoma County, California Sometimes referred to as “ground zero” of wine making, Sonoma County doesn’t just have corporate wineries, it has a plethora of diverse, family-owned vineyards and wineries. One way to experience this world of wine is with the Wine Road in Northern Sonoma County. The Wine Road is an association of wineries and lodgings that gives guests a layout of the area, winery locations, and organizes events for wine lovers to enjoy.
This week’s guests include television and radio personality Ziggy “The Wine Gal,” who puts together wine programs for touring bands and shares details about Sonoma County’s history. Former Sonoma County Police Chief Susan Jones talks about her time in service and what it’s like to be a city councilwoman. Then, Lauterbach Cellars’ Stew Lauterbach expla
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Winemaker and Emergency Physician Stew Lauterbach Stew Lauterbach, Owner of Lauterbach Cellars and an emergency physician, shares how he and his family run a complete winery from a two-car garage. He breaks down the similarities and differences between winemaking and working in the trauma center. He also tells the story of the first wine he ever made (on his stove as a college student!), which wines are his favorites, barrel tasting, and techniques used to avoid pesticides. All this and more from the Wine Road in Northern Sonoma County, California.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Sonoma County Council Woman Susan Jones Susan Jones, City Council Member and former Sonoma County Police Chief, shares details about the role of a police chief in Healdsburg and just how easy going the town is. She shares what it was like be an openly lesbian Police Chief and why she felt encouraged to move to Sonoma County, and explains the issues the county faces, as well as surprises the town has to offer. All this and more from the Wine Road in Northern Sonoma County, California.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Travel Today - SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. It’s newly named, and completely renovated, but it’s actually the former Sahara Hotel and Casino, a place filled with history–and more than a few legends. Considered the last of the Rat Pack hotels, this site hosted performers such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, and Judy Garland (just to name a few). After closing in 2011, the SLS Hotel took over the building in 2013 and undertook massive renovations. All of this and more on this week’s episode of Travel Today from the SLS Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Las Vegas Review-Journal Columnist Howard Stutz Howard Stutz, Columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, talks about the history of the celebrities who have stayed at and performed at the Sahara, including the Beatles. Then he talks about the transformation of the Sahara into the SLS and the hand that Lenny Kravitz had in some of the room designs.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Las Vegas Sun's John Katsilometes John Katsilometes, Journalist for the Las Vegas Sun, talks about renovating the old Sahara hotel into what is now the SLS Hotel and how the locals are happy to have lights down on this corner. It’s not just about filling the space, it’s about how SLS is filling the space well!
Friday, January 16, 2015
Master Sommelier for the Broadmoor Joining Peter Greenberg on this episode of Travel Today is Brandon Tebbe, Master Sommelier for the Broadmoor. Tebbe explains the process of becoming a master sommelier and the most surprising wine that is being ordered at the historic hotel. All of this and more on this interview from the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Executive Director Tara Thomas Tara Thomas, the Executive Director of Education at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, discusses the art programs initiated to help military veterans and their families dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and head injuries. All this and more on this interview from The Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Travel Today - The Broadmoor, Colorado This week’s Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, one of the great grande dame icons. The official opening of the Broadmoor was in 1918, a building constructed on the same land where the original Broadmoor Casino stood before burning to the ground. Once a hotel that only allowed “old school money tabs” or cash as forms of payment, the Broadmoor’s concession to the 21st century is that they now accept credit cards.
Richard Sauers, Executive Director of the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, joins us to discuss this functional museum and why people travel from around the world to see the working—and fascinating—mining equipment. Then, Harris Kalofonos of the International Olympic Committee details how Colorado Springs became
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Mike's Bike Tours in Amsterdam This week Peter Greenberg comes to you from the Netherlands and more specfically the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam. Greenberg interviews Michael Luksetich, owner and operator of Mike’s Bike Tours, who gives us the best reasons to see Amsterdam by bike—it’s safer, it’s more efficient, and it’s fun!