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Short bio: A multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. Known in the travel industry as “The Travel Detective,” he is the Travel Editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning.

Occupation: Travel Journalist / TV Host



Twitter: @PetersGreenberg

Instagram: @Petergreenberg


Hometown: NYC

Residence: NYC/L.A./Fire Island/Long Island

College: Univ of Wisconsin

College major: Journalism and Police Science

Earliest travel memory: See video (2:48)

How many miles do you fly a year or have flown? 23 million miles

How many countries have you been to? 151

How many continents have you been to? 7

Favorite American city besides NYC: San Francisco

Favorite international city: Bangkok

Friendliest people in the world: Thailand

Country with the meanest immigration officers: Russia

I have no desire to go to: No where

How are you doing with quarantine? See video (12:26)

Favorite aircraft type: DC8 / 747

Sat next to any famous celebs: Many from Robert Redford to sitting presidents (on their plane)

Favorite U.S. airport: Tampa

Favorite international airport: Doha

Favorite airport lounge: Doha and Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal

Favorite hotel: Don’t have one

Favorite island besides Fire Island: Tasmania and … see video

Favorite beach: Midway Island

Favorite restaurant: Many including Harry’s Bar in Venice

Favorite dessert: Chocolate mousse in Lisbon

Craziest thing you’ve eaten: Grub worm in the Australian Outback

Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Water in the air and malt on the ground

Favorite travel movie(s): Islands in the Stream and Love Actually

Favorite travel show(s): Anthony Bourdain’s show

Favorite travel book(s): A Writer’s Notebook by W. Somerset Maugham & The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Worst travel moment: Being deported in Guatemala

Most embarrassing travel moment: See video (35:36) but involved being on a train that was separated

What’s your dream destination? See video (38:10)

Best travel tip: Never take a no from someone who is not empowered to give you a yes in the first place.


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