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September 14, 2013

If you have a travel agency or organization with trips in the works, you want to get the word out about your trips — and we’re here to help. The IBIT TRAVEL CALENDAR is a listing in the sidebar by month and year of upcoming major trips and travel events, with special emphasis on black-or.../ ➝

September 13, 2013

[portfolio_slideshow id=39132] A week-long cruise aboard Holland America’s Westerdam takes you down the Mexican Riviera…and on a musical voyage into memory, with some of the best “old school” artists around. Lots of cruises will take you around the Caribbean, Alaska’s .../ ➝

August 4, 2013

With a little planning, cruise travelers can have a blast before they even board their ship. You’ll often hear cruise travelers say their vacation starts well before they board their ship, and it’s true. That’s because a lot of the cities that serve the floating resorts bound for C.../ ➝

July 7, 2013

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel THE PERFECT AIRPORT As travelers, we complain a lot about airports, usually for good reason. Too big. Too small. Too crowded. Too much distance between gates. Not enough seats in the departure halls. Not enough electric outlets to charge all o.../ ➝

June 30, 2013

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel CREDIT FOR TRAVEL If you want to travel, especially internationally, you’ll need some plastic. Plan on bringing a couple of good credit cards, one for general use, the other reserved for emergencies. (And no, I’m sorry, ladies, but.../ ➝

May 16, 2013

First of a two-part series There are bargains to be had on cruises and airline flights that don’t fit the regular schedules. In Part 1, we look at repositioning cruises. Whether for maintenance, the change of seasons or a shift in marketing strategy, cruise lines occasionally have to relocate .../ ➝

February 11, 2013

There’s a lot more to cruise travel than sailing the seven seas on gigantic floating bazaars. River cruises offer a smaller scale, more intimate, and sometimes even hands-on experience. The hottest segment of cruise travel is river travel — new ships being built, new itineraries and dest.../ ➝

February 3, 2013

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel When you’ve finished overdosing on Super Bowl hype, chips and dip, come refresh your mind with a peek at what’s happening in the world of travel PRICELINE+KAYAK=? We are soon to find out, because according to Travel Weekly, the Fed.../ ➝

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 […].../ ➝

December 16, 2012

The good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media DOWN AND (NOT) DIRTY EATS, WORLDWIDE I’m not a foodie; I just like food. And I love checking out the hidden, under-sized, under-rated places. The incredible street vendor. The lovingly run Mom-and-Pop storefront. ItR.../ ➝