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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.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Travel Today: Hôtel Vernet - Paris, France
Located just a few blocks from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the historic Hôtel Vernet recently underwent an intense renovation to help bring modern amenities to its guests. The focus was on maintaining the hotel’s iconic Parisian features while still providing contemporary touches. The building, from the post Hausmann era, dates back to 1913. This week, we’ll talk to local editor and Paris expert Natasha Edwards about the hotel’s architecture and its defining feature, a glass ceiling in the restaurant created by the famed Gustave Eiffel. This week on Travel Today with Peter Greenberg, Peter sits down with Jane Adamik, Mistress of the Lido Ballet, who discusses the history of the Lido and how she became a Bluebell girl herself. Then, those looking for an unusual experience on the
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Travel Today: Sundara Inn & Spa - Wisconsin Dells, WI
The Wisconsin Dells has long been the summer vacation destination for many in the Midwest. The Dells are the “Water Park Capital of the World,” but there’s a lot more to the Dells, including a rich Native American history. There are more than 90 attractions in the Dells that range from adventurous activities like zip lining, scenic boat tours, and of course, water parks. But an interesting fact about this area is that most of the attractions were started by families who have been here for generations. This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from Sundara Inn & Spa, where nature meets relaxation. Sundara is a bit of an oasis in the midst of the the hectic waterpark destination, with many visitors saying stress relief is the number one reason for visiting the spa.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Director of Circus World: Scott O'Donnell
Scott O’Donnell, Director of Circus World, talks to Peter about the history of the circus and its connection with Ringling Bros. They also quip about the last time they met, including a story about someone getting a pie in the face!
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Monday, September 8, 2014
Sundara Inn & Spa General Manager: Rick Duarte
Rick Duarte, Spa Manager at Sundara Inn & Spa, talks about some of the latest trends in spas coming out of a recent trip from India. He also discusses how Sundara is unexpected in the Dells and is the leader for “grown-up visitation” to the area.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Travel Today - Cannery Row, Monterey California
Located on Cannery Row, the site of a number of now-defunct sardine canning factories and the setting of two John Steinbeck novels, the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa is part of an area steeped in local history and local activity. It’s located just a few blocks from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, snorkeling, sailing, and whale watching. Until the 1950s, there was an abundant sardine fishing and canning industry, but overfishing led to the decline of the fishing industry. More than a prime fishing location, Cannery Row was also a haven for artists and authors. The street name, formerly a nickname for Ocean View Avenue, became official in January 1958 to honor John Steinbeck and his well-known novel Cannery Row.  Concentrated efforts in the last 30 years to care for Monterey Bay have helped r
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
CEO of Cannery Row Company Ted Balestreri
Peter Greenberg travels to the Northern California city of Monterey and more specifically the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa to interview locals at Cannery Row.  Greenberg chats with Ted Balestreri, CEO of Cannery Row Company and local since 1956, who describes what Monterey changes he loves and those he doesn’t, and explains why he calls Monterey the “language capital of the world.”
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Paul Michel
This week Peter Greenberg travels to the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California on Cannery Row. Greenberg chat's with Paul Michel, superintendent of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, who explains why Monterey is one of the greatest wildlife viewing areas in the world, and answers the question: why are wildlife sanctuaries important?
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Travel Today - Kingsmill Resort
This week, the Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Kingsmill Resort in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Dr. Bill Kelso joins us to explain how the discoveries he’s made with the Jamestown Rediscovery project have proved the existence of one of the earliest buildings in U.S. history. Also joining us is Greg Lohse from the Schooner Alliance who explains why (and how) one of the best ways to see the Williamsburg area might just be from a ship cruising its waters. And then…Chef Rhys Lewis of Taste Studio will talk about perhaps the most appropriate definition of an already overused term — “farm to table.” All this and more, when we travel to Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Ghost Specialist Janice Ernsting
Peter Greenberg is joined by Janice Ernsting, the concierge and historian for Kingsmill Resort. She explains a little about the history of Kingsmill Resort and tells us exactly where to go for a little something spooky. She also talks about real hauntings and how to search for ghosts.
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Monday, August 25, 2014
Schooner Alliance Owner Greg Lohse
Peter Greenberg is joined at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg by Schooner Alliance owner Greg Lohse. Lohse has been exploring the waters of the Williamsburg area since 1995 and joins us to talk sailing and making a living doing something you love.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Travel Today - Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley, California
Located in California’s Central Coast, Solvang in Santa Ynez Valley, is a cornucopia of outdoor activities, wine, and history. This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg podcast comes from the Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang, a hamlet in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. We are joined by local Santa Barbara County Parks ranger and naturalist, Liz Gaspar, who discusses teaching children about nature and the surprises that she has encountered in the wilderness. Also joining us this week is the Old Mission Santa Ines’ head docent, Paul Melancon, who shares the history of California’s Mission system and how he helped on the Apollo 13 rescue mission. Then, get ready to take to the skies with the president of the Santa Ynez Airport and owner of Santa Barbara Soaring, Shawn Knight.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Santa Ynez Airport President Shawn Knight
Peter Greenberg heads to the Central California coast town of Solvang in Santa Ynez Valley. There he interviews Shawn Knight, owner of Santa Barbara Soaring and Santa Ynez Airport’s president, details why the conditions in Santa Barbara are ideal for glider planes and how they are introducing the first ever three-person glider.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Santa Barbara County Parks Ranger Liz Gaspar
Peter Greenberg is joined in the Santa Ynez,California small town of Solvang. Liz Gaspar, ranger and park naturalist for Santa Barbara County Parks, describes how you never know what you are going to see in the wild. She also details her experience running camps that teach kids about nature. All that and more when Greenberg talks with Gaspar about the great outdoors from the Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley, California.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Travel Today - Redding, California
Redding, California, a city with a small town feel and a mecca for outdoor activity–hiking, climbing, boating, biking, swimming…the list goes on and on! The city of Redding sprang out of an area called ?Poverty Flats,? and was first settled by early California pioneers. Hudson's Bay Company trappers and members of the American Settlers passed through the site of Redding while traveling along the Siskiyou Trail. This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg explores the largest city in the Shasta Cascade region and introduces guests such as Redding Historian Doni Chamberlain and State Park Superintendent Lori Martin.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Redding Deputy Fire Chief Gerry Gray
Peter Greenberg interviews locals in the Northern California city of Redding. Located about 150 miles north of San Francisco, some consider Redding to be the "real" NorCal. In this podcast, Greenberg is joined by Gerry Gray, Redding's Deputy Fire Chief, explains what he means when he calls Redding a ?gem.? Hint: it has to do with something unexpected at the airport. Greenberg also talks about his own experience as a fire man, having been a volunteer fire fighter since he was 18-years-old.
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