Travel Today with Peter Greenberg

Peter Greenberg

Podcast Overview

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.

Podcast Episodes

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg — Waldorf Astoria Orlando

This week, Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, nestled in the 482-acre Bonnet Creek Nature Preserve. George Hobica, founder of, reports on hurricane season and travel insurance, and when you're covered (and when you're not). Want to ignore the brochures? Seth Kubersky, Author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2017 and contributor to the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, shares some of Disney’s park secrets. Craig Pittman, Author of Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country, talks all things Florida—shark bites, sinkholes, cloud formations, and the lightning capital of the western hemisphere. Pamela Landwirth, President and CEO of Give Kids the World, discusses the impact of organizations like Make a Wish — and how they give families a chance to travel together to Orlando — many for the first — or sadly, the last time. She also talks about their special 186-room all-volunteer resort. Faiyaz Kara, the restaurant critic for the Orlando Weekly, explains the boom in street food, and the rise in surprise growth in places serving Korean fried chicken and falafel now showing up on local menus. There’s all of this and more as Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the Waldorf Astoria Orlando.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg —Amtrak’s Crescent Line, NYC to NOLA

This week, Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the legendary Crescent, Amtrak’s historic former Southern Crescent line—the rail route between New York’s Penn Station and New Orleans. The train goes back to 1849, and the route goes through 13 states and 30 separate stops. It’s a moving history lesson of the American South—past Civil War battlefields, new age Southern cities, and Louisiana bayou country. The trip also happens as Amtrak goes through a major change of leadership. Richard Anderson, Former CEO of Delta Air Lines, is about to take over America’s railroad at a time when it needs the most help. Joining me will be Kevin Riley, Editor of the Atlanta Journal Constitution and John Flynn, American singer and songwriter. Flynn performs original songs inspired by the sound, the rhythm, and the history of the train. Even Charles Frazier, Owner of Weidmann’s Restaurant in Meridian, Mississippi, comes on board with the restaurant’s signature black bottom pie—a graham cracker crust with dark chocolate ganache, topped with custard and bourbon-infused meringue. Yes, there are a few stories to tell about the pie…and Meridian. There’s all of this and more as Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the Amtrak Crescent.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg —The William Vale Hotel, Brooklyn, New York

This week, the Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the largest, hippest, and fastest growing borough in New York City—Brooklyn—and the cutting edge, very cool The William Vale Hotel. Brooklyn Historian Ron Schweger drops by to talk about some hidden Brooklyn history. Carolyn Murnick, Senior Editor at New York Magazine, discusses the culinary explosion taking place in Brooklyn, where food has become synonymous with entertainment. The biggest deal these days is all the tuna poke establishments opening all over the borough, and she recommends walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, at least once. Freddie Pikovsky, Founder and CEO at Off Track Planet, discusses the local booming art scene. There’s all of that and more as the Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the William Vale Hotel in Brooklyn.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg – Museum of the American Revolution, Philly PA

This week, Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the new and fascinating Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia was one of the crucial hubs of the American Revolution, and this museum explores the dynamic story of the American Revolution using its expansive collection of art, manuscripts, and printed works from the Revolutionary Period. This is history presented in an interactive way. Immersive galleries and recreated historical environments engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. Historian Sandy Lloyd talks about Robert Morris’ contribution to the Second Continental Congress. Irene Levy Baker, Author of 100 Things To Do in Philadelphia, shares with us the best off-the-brochure food Philadelphia has to offer. Mike Solomonov, the winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for best Chef, talks about his innovative menu items at Zahav (especially the bread!). Philadelphia’s Fire Commissioner, Adam Thiel reports on his favorite meals (and we’re not talking cheese steaks or pretzels!) There’s all this and more as Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg -- International Pow Wow, Washington D.C.

This week Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow in Washington, D.C., one of the largest travel conferences in the world, with more than 6,000 leaders in the largest industry in the world coming together. Joining Peter will be Chris Thompson, CEO of Brand USA, Roger Dow, President and CEO of the US Travel Association, to discuss the economic impact of the proposed expanded laptop ban. Janelle Smith to talk about a website organized by 12 different U.S. government agencies, ranging from the Park Service to the Bureau of Land Management to U.S. Fish and Wildlife — —as an invaluable resource on all the opportunities/land/marine reserves, archives, libraries, lighthouses operated by federal agencies that are open to the public. There’s all this and more as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow in Washington, D.C.

Travel Today With Peter Greenberg —WTTC Global Submit, Bangkok

This week, Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Annual Global Summit, from Bangkok, Thailand. Each year, heads of state, leaders of industry, ministers of tourism, and Fortune 500 CEOs in travel and tourism gather in a different country to discuss the cutting-edge issues facing the industry. This week, Tony Fernandes, the CEO of AirAsia, joins the show to discuss disruptor airlines and how budget carriers are changing the way the airline game is played. This includes new aircraft and some surprising new routes. David Scowsill, President and CEO of WTTC, talks about world travel in the era of the Trump presidency; Cassie De Pecol, Founder of Expedition 196 and holder of two Guinness World Records—she just became the fastest person and fastest female to visit every sovereign nation in the world—talks about her 18-month and 10-day journey around the world. She even made it in—and out—of Syria. Kelly Craighead, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce, discusses the growing global travel crisis. Brett Tollman, Chief Executive of the Travel Corporation, talks about a bizarre surge in travel to Russia, and what he thinks is behind it. There’s all of this and more as Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.

Travel Today With Peter Greenberg — Prince de Galles Hotel Paris, France

This week, Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the Prince de Galles Hotel in Paris, France. We’ll take a look at the history of the Prince de Galles, which was first constructed in 1928 on the Avenue George V. Hotel historian, Andreas Augustin, tells us some great stories about the hotel, including one about the legendary Marlene Dietrich. Jake Cigainero, a New York Times reporter living in Paris, chats with Peter Greenberg about what brought him to Paris from Texas in the first place and some of the places he brings friends when they come to visit, including his favorite hidden gems in the city. Cedric Maupoint, Chief Sommelier at La Scene restaurant, discusses his favorite dishes and how he chooses what goes on the menu. There’s all of this and more as Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the Prince de Galles Hotel in Paris.

Travel Today With Peter Greenberg —Hotel Amigo in Brussels, Belgium

This week, Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the Hotel Amigo in Brussels, Belgium. The hotel building dates back to the early 16th century when the Spanish misunderstood the word “amigo” and thought it was the Flemish word for “prison.” The building served as a prison for centuries. It’s located right in the heart of the Grand Place in the middle of Brussels’ historic center. Joining Peter Greenberg will be legendary hotelier Sir Rocco Forte with a front line report on the state of hospitality, and Belgian Chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud will discuss why chocolate dominates Belgium. Then there’s the Brussels Beer Project, and Founder Olivier de Brauwere explains why he started an urban beer project in a city already famous for its exceptional beer. Brussels Historian Roel Jacobs gives his special insight into the most iconic statue in Belgium: the peeing boy. Then we’ll get a report from American expat Chris Burns about what keeps him in Brussels. There’s all of this and more as Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the Hotel Amigo in Brussels, Belgium.

Travel Today With Peter Greenberg —Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, BC

This week, Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Canada at the annual Virtuoso Summit. Joining Peter Greenberg Michael Wiebe, Vancouver Park Board Chair, talks about the city’s well known Stanley Park—as well as the other 240 parks in Vancouver. We’ll talk about high tea at Fairmont Empress in Victoria and the city’s exploding food scene with Neal McLennan, Food Editor at Vancouver Magazine, and Canada’s best bartender Grant Sceney stops by with some mixology magic. Mijune Pak from Top Chef Canada and talks about Vancouver's Asian influence and her favorite places to eat in the city. There’s all of that and more as Travel Today With Peter Greenberg comes from the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Travel Today with Peter Greenberg -- Silversea, Silver Muse

This week's episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the inaugural voyage of the luxury cruise ship Silver Muse, operated by Silversea Cruises. Gene Sloan, USA Today’s Cruise Editor, joins Peter to discuss the uptick in demand for cruising—the industry is now commissioning ships faster than they can be built. Alessandro Zanello, Captain of the Silver Muse, reveals the features of the ship that feel most luxurious for a vessel’s commander and his favorite ports of call. Janice Wald Henderson, Dining Editor and Food Critic for Porthole Cruise magazine, dishes about her adventures eating from stern to bow on the Silver Muse and the importance of authentic ingredients and close attention to detail. There’s all of that and more when Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from aboard the Silversa Silver Muse.

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