“I don’t live in the moment. The moment lives in me.” — G. Gross
Greg Gross is the publisher, senior editor and principal content producer for I’m Black and I Travel. A writer, photographer and life-long traveler who took up travel writing and blogging after 41 years in mainstream journalism, his blog — known affectionately to regular readers as IBIT, has been nationally recognized as the Best Travel Blog by the 2011 Black Weblog Awards.
He has visited 42 of the 50 United States and 20 countries on five continents…and counting. In his view, you can never be too rich, too thin or have too many visa stamps in your passport.
He’s in no danger of achieving the first two, but his sights are firmly fixed on those visa stamps.
“Whether as African-Americans or Americans in general, playing the hermit in the global village is not to our benefit. Today’s world is too inter-dependent and too globally competitive for that. We need to get in the game — and these days, the game is international.
“I am SO looking forward to the day when I can stop automatically counting — and rejoicing at the sight of — each black face I see outside the United States, because it has become commonplace for African-Americans to see, learn from and enjoy the world. That’s my goal. That’s why I created this blog.
“And that’s why I’m so glad to see YOU here. I hope you’ll come back often, not just as a reader but as a participant, with your own questions and comments — and even your blog posts from your own travel adventures!
“So let’s get Out There!”
Greg can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com