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Peter Greenberg is the Travel Editor for CBS News and host of a nationally syndicated weekly radio show. Visit him on the web at PeterGreenberg.com.

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Making Sugar In Costa Rica's Mountains

(1) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 5:38 PM

Coffee and chocolate are practically synonymous with Costa Rica. But how much do you know about this nation's sugar cane history?

Located high up in the mountains is a little village called Santa Juana. Here, you can participate in an ancient tradition of turning sugar cane into pure sugar.

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From Bean to Brew With Costa Rica's Organic Coffee

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 1:00 PM

Ever wondered why Costa Rica and coffee go hand in hand? Coffee has been a vital part of this nation's economy for centuries, due to its fertile, mineral-rich volcanic soil, high altitudes, and tropical climate.

Just about 25 miles outside of San Jose is El Toledo Coffee. This family-owned...

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Where You Can Pet a Baby Sloth: Hidden Gems of Costa Rica

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 10:02 AM

Ever imagined petting a baby sloth? They're crazy cute and you can get up close to them at the Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica.

The ranch rehabilitates and releases hundreds of animals that were once at risk due to black market trade and deforestation. At the...

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Turbulence in the Air: What Does it Mean for You?

(2) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 4:27 PM

Does an airplane going "bump" in the air make you grip your armrest in terror? Every seen coffee flying in the air when a plane drops in altitude?

Even worse, evidence suggests that air turbulence may get worse in coming years.

Last year, researchers from the University of...

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Where to Go Dogsledding With Alaskan Huskies

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 3:59 PM

Where can you take a helicopter ride to meet a pack of enthusiastic huskies ready to take you on an adventure? Alaska, of course.

Less than an hour south of Anchorage, Alaska, you'll find a resort town called Girdwood. From there, you can jump on a 12-minute helicopter ride...

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Midnight Baseball Games in Anchorage, Alaska

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 2:24 PM

What do you do in a city that gets up to 22 hours of daylight in summer? Play ball, of course!

The locals of Anchorage, Alaska, love to take advantage of the midnight sun, and one of their favorite pastimes is baseball. The Glacier Pilots is a college summer...

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Incredible Seaplane Views of Anchorage, Alaska

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 1:47 PM

Alaska is known for its spectacular scenery. But you'll really do yourself a favor by seeing the city of Anchorage from the best vantage point: up in the air in a seaplane!

Head over to Lake Hood, the busiest seaplane port in the world with more than 1,000 aircraft basing...

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The Biggest Booking Mistake Travelers Make

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 9:47 AM

There is a science to airfare: The day, time of day, and the time of the month that you book matter.

The number one mistake I see most travelers make is to book too early. Unless you are planning travel for high-traffic days, like Christmas or July 4,...

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You Won't Believe What Could Cure Your Fear of Flying

(3) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 6:38 AM

Do you jump at the slightest bump of turbulence? Do you clutch the armrest during take off and landing? Or are you even too afraid to go to the airport?

The bottom line is that a fear of flying is an irrational, but powerful emotion. Take comfort in the...

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The Ultimate Guide to Cyber Week Travel Deals: Black Friday, Cyber Monday & More

(2) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 7:06 AM

If you want a real deal on Black Friday, stay away from the mall. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all part of Cyber Week, the one time of year, where you're guaranteed to find hotel deals all across the travel industry. Take a look at some of...

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6 Tips for Booking Holiday Travel

(9) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 1:30 PM

The holidays are just around the corner, which means the window for finding affordable Thanksgiving and Christmas airfare is rapidly shrinking. The good news is there are still some tricks to saving money and -- perhaps more importantly -- your sanity, on your holiday travel.

1. Book...

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How the Shutdown Has Impacted Travel This Week

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 6:52 PM

By now you know that the partial government shutdown has not derailed U.S. travel: The airports are open; the TSA is screening passengers; all air traffic controllers are at their post; and Border Patrol and Customs officers are screening travelers and stamping passports. (Here's a complete list on...

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The Best U.S. Beaches for the July 4 Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2013 | 7:44 AM

Independence Day weekend means fireworks, barbecues and beaches. It's not just about travel deals for the holiday or even at the beach. Instead, it's about the experience. All across the U.S., there are standout beaches where you'll find giant sand dunes, hidden beach inlets, wild horses,...

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5 Ways To Change Your Flight During A Winter Storm

(30) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 6:00 AM

If you were planning to travel to or from the East Coast this weekend, chances you're tracking Winter Storm Nemo. Currently, the National Weather Service predicts snowfall of 6 inches to 2 feet, between New York City and Maine. Don't wait until you're stranded at the airport with a delayed...

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Cruise Travel: 11 Ways To Save On Your Next Trip

(2) Comments | Posted February 3, 2013 | 9:30 AM

It's wave season, which means many travelers are booking their cruise vacations for the year.
Here are my top cruise travel tips that can save you from $100 to $1,000 on your 2013 cruise experience.

Here's the main thing to remember: The cost of the cabin is not...

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Hidden Gems: The Art Of Wales (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 6:00 AM

One of the former kingdoms that make up the United Kingdom, Wales is a country with artistic traditions that date back to Roman times. From traditional all-male choirs to Welsh cuisine to a very unusual paper making process, join me to uncover the creative side of Wales.

For more of...

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Hidden Gems: Welsh Adventures

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2012 | 9:40 AM

Wales may be known for its serene pastoral landscapes, but there's nothing peaceful about adventure travel in this country. In Wales, going off-the-beaten-path means literally going off-road, underground and even underwater.

From riding some of the most challenging mountain bike paths in the world to racing across a very smelly,...

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10 Ways For Travelers To Give Back On #GivingTuesday

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 12:00 PM

I've told you about Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals (a few of which are valid through the end of CyberWeek). But there is also an opportunity to give back. This year, more than 2,000 organizations have banded together for today's #GivingTuesday event. Here are 10...

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Hidden Gems: Native American Art Classes In Wisconsin

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 6:00 AM

If you're like me, then you usually make time for some shopping when you travel. We're not talking about visiting a mega-mall in another country, but instead about bringing home an authentic piece that truly reflects -- and perhaps celebrates -- local culture.

When it comes to Wisconsin, there's more...

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Complete Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals Guide

(12) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 6:00 AM

Thanksgiving means one thing. No, not turkey, but travel. In fact, Hotwire just released the American Travel Behavior survey showing that most Americans will have 9.2 paid vacation days leftover at the end of 2012. Don't be a statistic. Plan ahead and book your next vacation on Black Friday or...

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