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November 11, 2013

First of two parts The many and varied cuisines of the Mother Continent make food as good a reason as any to visit Africa. If you don’t have your passport yet, start your journey at your local African restaurant. Slowly but surely, the word is getting out about African cuisine. New York City h.../ ➝

November 7, 2013

Poachers are driving Africa’s unique wildlife to oblivion at a pace unthinkable a few years ago. A safari may be your only chance to see it — and only if you go very soon. Today’s Digital Journal published this announcement today: “Johannesburg – The International Union.../ ➝

November 6, 2013

All images by ©IBIT/G. Gross unless otherwise identified. All rights reserved. Plans are underway to create a new version of the “Roots” TV mini-series. It’s a good excuse to visit West Africa and see for yourself where the whole story began. Are you ready for Roots 2.0? Numer.../ ➝

October 30, 2013

A few travel tidbits to keep you pleasantly occupied on Hump Day. GOING TO GHANA You already know that February is Black History Month, and you already know that Henderson Travel Service of Maryland is offering two Black History travel packages next year to Senegal and the Gambia. in February and an.../ ➝

October 14, 2013

Don’t just be about Black history next year. Be where it all began. February is Black History Month. How do you deal with that? You could attend a museum exhibit here, a lecture there, maybe check out a documentary or two on public television or YouTube. But if you’re feeling maybe it.../ ➝

September 18, 2013

Travel industry experts worry about the “authenticity” of African cultural travel. They should, and so should we. In an article published last August by Travel Weekly, writer Dorine Reinstein noted that “More and more tourists are requesting to meet ethnic groups during their Afric.../ ➝

September 16, 2013

On both sides of the Atlantic, black winemakers are slowly building a presence in one of the world’s most ancient industries. September is National Wine Month. Until a day or so ago, I never knew there was such a thing, but I’m glad there is. It gives me the perfect excuse to talk about .../ ➝

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.../ ➝

June 26, 2013

[portfolio_slideshow] Traditional celebrations form the basis of important and popular festivals that offer both good times and insights into the many and varied cultures of Ghana. You start to realize just how important festivals are to the people of Ghana when you realize that the country annually.../ ➝