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September 8, 2016

  Today’s traveler is all about the experience, and many are looking for something beyond the old familiar hotel stay. If that’s you, and your travel plans take you anywhere near a good-sized body of water, you’ve got a major alternative available to you. Instead of sleeping a.../ ➝

November 30, 2014

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel The IBIT Digest is back, just in time for the holidays. Just the thing to recover from the shopping hangover of Black Friday. TIS THE SEASON TO BE…STUCK AT AIRPORTS The Christmas holidays may be “the season to be jolly,” but.../ ➝

April 14, 2014

[portfolio_slideshow id=419733] While the world’s largest river cruise outfit considers offering cruises on the largest US river, one small-ship operator is already doing it. Chicago to New Orleans, anyone? Last fall, I told you that Viking River Cruises was exploring the idea of offering crui.../ ➝

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.../ ➝

June 23, 2013

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel VENICE v. THE CRUISE MONSTERS Venice has always been a photographer’s dream, but over the last decade or so, we’ve seen images out of the Italian lagoon city that can’t help but jar you, like the one above — that of mas.../ ➝

November 18, 2012

The good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media THE WORLD’S DRY PLACES This edition of the IBIT Travel Digest is dedicated to my editor, P.A. Rice, whose name you’ll often see at the bottom of my blog posts. In addition to being a fine writer in her own right a.../ ➝

May 8, 2011

A roundup of the good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media One of the truisms we live by is that there’s safety to be found in numbers. When it comes to travel, there are bargains to be found there, too. You’ve already got lots of reasons to travel with famil.../ ➝

February 1, 2010

Kids who see more of the world do better in school — and maybe better in life. “A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.” —George Santayana, 1863-1952 Are you a parent? Would you like for your kids to get a richer education than they can get in the classroom al.../ ➝

September 11, 2009

Want to make your travel uniquely, intensely, intimately yours? Talk to your elders, then start packing. Our travel “wish list” usually starts out with the “usual suspects.” New York City, London. The Grand Canyon. The Eiffel Tower. The pyramids of Giza. Over time, though, ou.../ ➝

June 15, 2009

Sometimes, you travel to meet people. Even people who died before you were born. I never met my grandfather. My mother told me he was a merchant seaman who called New Orleans home. The cold eyes and unsmiling face in an old color photograph told me he’d seen his share of hard times. In the [&h.../ ➝