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January 31, 2013

Second of two parts When it comes to travel apps, getting there may be half the fun, but navigating an unfamiliar destination is the other half, and a smartly stocked smartphone can make a big difference. In the first part of this series, we looked at smartphone apps designed to help get you where y.../ ➝

January 30, 2013

The land known as “the Western Kingdom” has a reputation for anti-black prejudice almost as old as its mosques, and as current as today’s headlines. When you first look at Morocco, the images are stunning — mountains, deserts, valleys, uninterrupted miles of beaches on the Me.../ ➝

January 29, 2013

The great thing about airfare sales is that when one airline offers dramatic temporary discounts, one or more of its competitors offer matching deals. But there’s no guarantee that they will. Good news this morning: AirTran has a 10-day fare sale laid on for spring travel. The airline is adver.../ ➝

January 28, 2013

Resumption of deadly political unrest has Egypt looking like a no-go zone again and Algeria has ongoing issues beyond what the mainstream media focus on, but one major cruise line is returning to Tunisia. For awhile, it seemed as if things were looking up for travel to Egypt. The political winds of .../ ➝

January 27, 2013

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel DANCING THROUGH CUSTOMS One of the fringe benefits of writing a travel blog is that you can make some great friends doing great work. One such friend of mine is Renee King, who publishes A View to a Thrill. In her most recent […].../ ➝

January 26, 2013

Actually, they’re already in New Orleans, selling non-existent rental rooms to tourists ahead of the big game. Don’t get conned. It’s inevitable. Major events draw criminals, all of them out to separate you from your money. And no annual event in America is bigger than the National.../ ➝

January 25, 2013

The newly redesigned “Get Out There!” page is now your ultimate resource for Black travel. Check out this newly organized page. You’ll always find it right on top in the navigation bar. If it has anything to do with Black travel, you’ll find it now in Get Out There!, all on o.../ ➝

January 23, 2013

[portfolio_slideshow] Since gaining international attention in the 1970s and 80, Japanese comics called manga and animated shows known as anime have won a worldwide following. But to truly delve into the heart of this pop culture phenomenon, you need to visit Japan. Tenchi. Inuyasha. Momiji. Yu-Gi-O.../ ➝

January 22, 2013

A pair of once-familiar sights are set to make comebacks this year in the Crescent City. One figures to delight visitors to the Superdome. The other may turn Mardi Gras upside down. “Welcome to New Orleans. Come for the Super Bowl. Stay for Mardi Gras.” That’s the pitch that the Cr.../ ➝

January 20, 2013

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel A NATION AFLOAT Bangladesh — poor, low-lying and frequently flooded — is not on many people’s travel wish list. And maybe that’s our loss. Because if we went, we’d see people using their own ingenuity to deal with.../ ➝