Travel Today - Peninsula Paris This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from all-new The Peninsula Paris, but don’t let “new” fool you—The Peninsula Paris is located in a late 19th century classic Haussmanian building, which first opened as one of Paris’ most luxurious “grands hotels” in 1908. It’s been a hospital, a military headquarters and the hotel that inspired George Gershwin to write An American in Paris.
The hotel has all the amazing (and expected) Peninsula touches, a great Chinese restaurant, and a real bonus: one of the greatest hotel rooftop bars in the world. From there, you can see every major Paris monument. Impressive by day….spectacular at night. Like my other favorite hotel, the Peninsula in Shanghai, the Paris version does it right.
Joining Peter Greenberg this week are Paul
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Paris Revisited Author Gary Lee Kraut Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you this week from the new Peninsula Paris in France. Gary Lee Kraut, travel writer and author, Paris Revisited: The Guide for the Return Traveler, talks the very worst word in travel and the best place to get a macaroon in Paris. He also chats how Paris is best viewed by foot.
Monday, November 3, 2014
American Library in Paris Programs Manager This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the new Peninsula Paris in France. Grant Rosenberg, programs manager for the American Library in Paris, explains that the French language is not just the language of love and why the American Library in Paris is a cultural center of the city—it houses the largest collection of English books on the entire continent.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Travel Today - Dominica Dominica is known as the “nature island” and boasts amazing ecological wonders, including lush waterfalls, hiking trails, and tropical forests. If you are looking for a Caribbean beach destination, you are not going to find it here. Instead, it’s the island of adventure.
This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau, Dominica. We talk to the locals about boats, UNESCO Cultural Sites, and Dominica cooking.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Dominica Alwin Bully tells Peter about some of the UNESCO World Heritages Sites on the island. He also touches on some of the unique things you can find on the island as well as the very important distinction between Dominican Republic and Dominica. All this and more when Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the remote Caribbean Island of Dominica.
Dominica Marine Center Hubert Winston from the Dominica Marine Center goes into detail about one of his absolute favorite topics: boats. Peter and Hubert realize they have a lot in common when discussing the marine life around the island. All this and more when Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the remote island of Dominica.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Travel Today - Hotel Plaza Athenee This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the City of Lights: Paris, France, and more specifically, from the newly-renovated Hotel Plaza Athénée. The Hotel Plaza Athénée opened in 1913, and has seen a lot of Parisian history in more than 100 years. In 2010, the property was awarded Palace distinction—one of only five hotels in Paris to share that honor.
Joining Peter this week are Laurant Poncelet, concierge at the Hotel Plaza Athénée, to talk truffles and baby lions (all in a day’s works as a concierge); Valerie Wilson, legendary travel agent, to share the best reason to start your own business; and Leigh Gallagher of Fortune Magazine, to discuss why the suburbs are dying.
All this and more, on this episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg from H
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Hotel Plaza Athenee Concierge Peter Greenberg travels to Paris, France to interview locals at the historic Hotel Plaza Athenee. Laurant Poncelet, Concierge at Hotel Plaza Athénée, shares some of the craziest requests he’s received as a concierge (hint—kilos of truffles, baby lions).
Irish Musician Anthony "Booster" Bools Anthony “Booster” Bools, a local musician, plays a “dead goat strapped to a piece of wood that he hits with a stick” and sings a cautionary tale that could have inspired Beyonce’s Put a Ring On It.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Travel Today: Marker Hotel - Dublin, Ireland Located on the banks of the Liffey River in Dublin, the Marker Hotel sits steps away from many historic sites in Dublin—The Bord Gáis Energy Theater, Trinity College Dublin and The Convention Center Dublin. The Marker Hotel is part of Dublin’s Docklands, an area that has undergone significant restoration and rehabilitation. Once important because of the goods that were shipped in and out, the newly-nicknamed “Silicon Docks” is significant for housing tech giants Google and Facebook. And in keeping with the theme of development and reinvention, The Marker Hotel Dublin is a brand new hotel that lives up to the dynamic reputation area of its location.
Executive chef Gareth Mullins talks Irish cuisine, journalist Joan Scales shares her favorite Dublin activities, and Anthony "Booste
Irish Writer and Historian Turtle Bunbury This week Peter Greenberg travel to the Marker Hotel in Dublin to interview the Irish locals. Turtle Bunbury, Irish travel writer, historian and author, tells us about Dublin’s historic Docklands area “1300 acres in the heart of the city being re-established after economic decline,” and how biblical lineage is the reason for Irish pub culture.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Travel Today: Aulani Disney Resort & Spa - Ko Olina, Hawaii Hawaii, the most recent state to join the union, has a culture different from the mainland. After being added to the United States in 1959, the series of islands has their own culture, climate, and language. This week, Peter Greenberg is traveling to Oahu to hear how a Disney resort has impacted the island. The Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, has a lot to offer, including a bar where all the bartenders are required to speak native Hawaiian.
We speak with Andrew Doughty, author of the Hawaii Revealed Guidebooks, who shares his favorite spots on the island of Oahu—as well as some things visitors might want to avoid. But don’t forget about the Disney magic! Kahulu Desantos, Aulani’s cultural advisor, explains how the resort has added touches of the expected Disney flair while remain