Even what seems like a perfectly safe place to visit can be a deadly destination — on the road. Highway 16 in Canada is nicknamed the “Highway of Tears”; in 30 years, there have been at least 43 unsolved murders of women along this isolated highway".
On his website he describes himself as such: I’m not their booster, I’m not their marketing partner. I’m out there to give you, hopefully, credible information so you can make intelligent, independent, reasoned decisions about where you spend your travel dollars.
PETER GREENBERG – the Travel Editor for NBC’s Today show, CNBC and MSNBC – has dubbed Highway 16 as one of his must-miss places of the world in his new book, Don’t Go There!
“Even what seems like a perfectly safe place to visit can be a deadly destination – on the road. Highway 16 in Canada is nicknamed the “Highway of Tears”; in 30 years, there have been at least 43 unsolved murders of women along this isolated highway,” states Greenberg on the travel section of the MSN website, which names off 12 of his must-miss destinations.
But it was also in 2007 that Gladys Radek – the aunt of Tamara Chipman, who went missing while attempting to hitchhike from Prince Rupert back to Terrace in 2005 – said that she believed there were 43 murdered or missing women along the highway, by her estimate and public information.
Hwy 16 stretches from Prince Rupert to the outskirts of Winnipeg, Manitoba but the Highway of Tears is considered to be the stretch of highway from Prince Rupert to Prince George and on to Edmonton.
Greenberg’s biography describes him as the nation’s preeminent expert on travel and his new book – which was released Nov. 11, 2008 – focuses on where not to go, why you should never go and when not to go to places all over the world.
Some of the other destinations on the MSN website are Lagos, Nigeria and Nevada, USA for being dangerous destinations; Vermont, USA and Galway, Ireland for their polluted waters, western Kentucky for its stinky smell caused by cows and Naples, Italy for its stench from piling garbage.
Greenberg started his career in journalism, working as a west coast correspondent for Newsweek. It wasn’t until 1985 that he began working as a TV journalist, and it was in 1995 that he began his position as the Travel Editor for NBC.