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November 22, 2015

Travelers trying to use debit cards to book air travel can be tripped up by an automatic spending limit. It makes last-minute bookings a risky business. A recent teachable moment from a client of mine, whom we’ll call Adam (not his real name). He wanted to use a debit card to book an airfare f.../ ➝

March 26, 2012

A roundup of the good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media. ​ TINGO ALL OVER A new hotel reservation site has made its debut on the Web. It’s called Tingo, and its main calling card comes into play after you make your hotel reservation. The folks at Tingo say the.../ ➝

September 25, 2011

A roundup of the good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media. SORE SHOULDER? When it comes to air travel between the United States and Europe, especially flying west from the Old World to the new, the “shoulder season” may no longer be quite “all that..../ ➝

July 30, 2011

Our wandering guest columnist experiences the bewildering logic of the Indian bureaucrat in the name of airport security. Pray for those still in the terminal. By WALTER BARANGER DELHI — The new Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi has quickly earned a reputation for .../ ➝

July 5, 2011

One of an occasional series Site: Nicole is The New Black That’s what she calls her Web site. You might also say, however, that Nicole also is representing the New Black Traveler. She’s doing it her way, and she’s doing it in Berlin, yet another of our growing legion of sisters who.../ ➝

April 3, 2011

When you step outside your comfort zone of language and culture, you can’t always trust your own eyes and ears. This morning, I got an email that reminded me why the open mind is critical when you travel. Especially when “we” travel. It was from Mike Franklin, a photographer with whom I us.../ ➝

March 7, 2011

The city of New Orleans probably could exist without Mardi Gras. But there really wouldn’t be much point. Tuesday is Fat Tuesday — or in French, Mardi Gras — and that means one of the longest Carnival seasons in living memory wraps up today in New Orleans. But Mardi Gras is only th.../ ➝

January 26, 2011

My Blackberry Storm from Verizon, the bane of my digital existence for the last two years, may get a wholly unexpected resurrection in the most unlikely of places. Okay, so I bit the bullet and reluctantly bought a new Blackberry Bold, re-upping with Verizon in the process for another two years. Aft.../ ➝

January 25, 2011

ATM cards have pretty much rendered the traveler’s check obsolete. But the farther afield you go in traveling around the world, the more you may need more than one card. One of my all-time favorite philosophy books is called “The Four Agreements” by don Miguel Ruiz. It’s a collection.../ ➝

January 9, 2011

In the view of Terra Robinson, there are five typical excuses that black folks in America use to explain why they don’t travel, and she should know. Terra is An American Black Chick in Europe, a young journalism graduate living in Belgium (for now) and one of several black travelers from Ameri.../ ➝