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November 30, 2010

One of an occasional series The aspects of rail travel that make it a vastly more pleasant experience than airlines begin before you board. In one of her columns, Benét Wilson, our Aviation Queen, described her vision of the perfect airport, so I tweeted a question out to the IBIT family: “Wh.../ ➝

November 29, 2010

For five days next February, the smallest country in Africa will host one of the biggest events on the Mother Continent…and you’re invited. The word “Roots” has to do with: (a) The underground tendrils that draw nourishment to plants (b) The ground-breaking book by author Al.../ ➝

November 28, 2010

The good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media GIFTS THAT TRAVEL WELL Not sure what to get your favorite traveler this holiday season? Never fear, IBIT is here to hook you up! Tis the season to start making your gift list for the traveler you know and love, and there̵.../ ➝

November 27, 2010

Third in an occasional series If Amtrak is all you’ve ever known when it comes to passenger trains, you are not ready for what awaits you in France. The letters TGV stand for Train à Grande Vitesse, which is French for “high-speed train.” When your top “cruising”.../ ➝

November 24, 2010

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, and out in the blogosphere, travel bloggers are asking what we have to be thanksful for when it comes to travel. In my case, the list is long. I’m thankful for having had the chance to see Venice before it sinks into the lagoon on which it was built. For having [&.../ ➝

November 21, 2010
November 19, 2010

Second in an occasional series THE PACIFIC SURFLINER (Amtrak California) Trains have been running this 350 mile-route from San Luis Obispo to San Diego since 1938, when it was known as The San Diegan. In 2000, Amtrak renamed it the Pacific Surfliner. If you wonder how they came up with that name, ju.../ ➝

November 18, 2010

One of an occasional series introducing black travelers and their Web sites SITE: Heritage Link Brands A young black couple with an entrepreneurial spirit and a love of wines is reaching across the Atlantic to black South African winemakers looking to expand their markets. The result: A million-doll.../ ➝

November 17, 2010

Attending the pre-launch of the Red Rooster Harlem restaurant gave me my first chance to spend a day visiting Harlem. I wanted to describe my first impressions of the place, but calling Harlem a place is a bit like calling the Eiffel Tower a building. Technically correct, but woefully inadequate. It.../ ➝

November 14, 2010

The good, the bad and the bizarre from the world of travel “DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM…” There’s a chance that as you’re reading this, I’m somewhere over the continental United States, enroute to New York City. But my ultimate destination is Harlem, where I’ll b.../ ➝