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August 1, 2016

An East African airline is making moves to turn one of Africa’s smallest and least-known countries into a major gateway to West Africa. More than a dozen nations — and a lot of international travelers — could benefit. When folks ask me where to go for their first taste of Africa, I often r.../ ➝

July 28, 2016

A series on Black men and women making moves in the travel industry All images courtesy of Dash Harris and AfroLatino Travel This Panamanian-born sister is the driving force behind a tour company emphasizing the Black side of the Latin American cultural family. Four years ago, Dash Harris got togeth.../ ➝

July 15, 2016

A movement to rebuild their historic financial foundation is taking hold among African-Americans, and traveling with purpose is part of the mix. While much of the United States is consumed by the latest outburst of gun violence, police controversy or the tragicomedy that is Donald Trump, a new movem.../ ➝

July 12, 2016

You didn’t lose your passport, but it’s damaged beyond use, and you’ve got another trip coming up within days. Disaster? Not at all. The State Department has your back. I, IBIT, am guilty of a federal crime. Not an offense in the unblinking cycloptic eye of the US Code. It won̵.../ ➝

May 16, 2016

One of an occasional series First, she moved herself from the US to Ghana as an expat and a solo Black woman. Now, she’s making moves on the African travel industry, organizing safaris for women of color. When Ghana became the first Black African nation to win its independence from colonial Eu.../ ➝

April 24, 2016

First of an occasional series ABOARD A CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP, SOMEWHERE OFF THE ALASKA COAST, APPROACHING THE TOWN OF SKAGWAY, SUMMER 2013. In early summer, the word for Alaska seems to be gray. Gray waters. Gray sky. Somewhere on the other side of that gray water and beneath that gray sky is the out.../ ➝

April 2, 2016

The right choice of port to begin or end your cruise can give you two vacations for the time and cost of one. Even if you’ve never left sight of land in your life, you already know that all cruise ships are not created equal. Well, neither are all cruise ports. At some port cities, […].../ ➝

March 4, 2016

The woman who shared my love of travel for nearly half a century has left on a journey of her own. Part of the world knew her as Alice, Katie, Auntie Kay. To me, she was Kay, my wife of 42 years, and the person with whom I would see the world that I write […].../ ➝

February 26, 2016

E D I T O R I A L When it comes to Africa travel and the African-American travel market, it takes two to miss a golden opportunity. On one side of the Atlantic, you can find a lot of Black Americans who say they’d love to see Africa someday. On the other side, you […].../ ➝

February 23, 2016

The long-awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture is finally ready to open its doors, an event that will be celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic. Sept. 24, 2016 is a day that’s been in the works for 13 years. That’s the date set by the Smithsonian Institution f.../ ➝