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Interview with Peter Greenberg

By on March 15, 2016

AngelBrandedBannerOver the past weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Peter Greenberg. He is a fellow speaker at the Travel & Adventure Shows and during some down time, we sat down for a quick chat. A multiple Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg is Americaʼs most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. Known in the industry as “The Travel Detective,” he is the travel editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, and Sunday Morning, among other broadcast platforms.

Q: What does travel mean to you?

A: Getting immersed in the great unknown. Learning.

Q: What is your favorite word when writing about a destination?

A: Unexploited

Q: What is your least favorite word or phrase people tell you when you are abroad?

A: “Nickel & Dime”

Q: What turns you on during a trip?

A: Everyone

Q: What turns you off during a trip?

A: Brochures

Q: What sound or noise do you love when you are abroad?

A: Water

Q: What sound or noise do you hate when you are abroad?

A: Loud tour guides

Q: If you could travel with any famous historical figure, who would that be?

A: Da Vinci

Q: What is The natural talent you’d like to be gifted with?

A: The ability to fly

Q: What is your favorite curse word when things go badly on the road?

A: The “F” word

Q: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

A: Airline CEO

Q: What profession would you not like to do?

A: Politics

Q: If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

A: Go back, your not done yet.

Peter Greenberg is one of the leading travel news resources for consumers and industry insiders alike. When he is not traveling the globe, Greenberg also serves as an active volunteer firefighter in New York.


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Angel Castellanos
Pasadena, CA

I'm a US based travel expert and spend my time teaching people how to travel well, smart and often. I'm passionate about travel and helping people save time & money. This blog, or travel lounge, is a collection of my practical travel advice and experiences from traveling 8-10 weeks internationally each year. I believe that travel has never been easier and that everyone can achieve their travel dreams. Happy Travels!


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