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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.../ ➝

December 30, 2015

An online check of your cruise ship’s health history, especially if you like to save money on last-minute bookings, can save your vacation from a disaster like norovirus. There are certain words you never want to hear on a cruise ship. Norovirus. Quarantine. Code Red. On this year’s Chri.../ ➝

March 16, 2014

The arrival of Unicomm’s Travel & Adventure Show series shows the travel industry is starting to recognize California’s second largest city as more than just a destination. Every year, Unicomm’s Travel & Adventure Show series is the largest travel trade show in the United.../ ➝

February 28, 2014

SITE: Rome2rio TYPE: Search engine/travel routing LOCATION: Australia COST: Free Sometimes, you just want to know how to get there, especially if you don’t live near a major “hub” airport. These guys want to help you find your way — and maybe save you some money — at the same t.../ ➝

January 22, 2014

Preparations are underway for the Soul Train Cruse 2014 next month out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. You’ll find contact information in the IBIT Travel Calendar over in the left sidebar. If you missed the fall STC 2013 out of San Diego, you won’t want to miss this one. People from as far away a.../ ➝

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.../ ➝

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 .../ ➝

June 14, 2013

One of an occasional series After another of those inexcusably long layoffs, man and mountain bike are hooking up again on 10-mile training loops around the local reservoir. Anything to be able to fit into a Coach class airline seat. Deciding to follow my own advice and get into“travel shape,&.../ ➝

May 11, 2013

New airliners with longer range mean more hours in the air for travelers. Your best chance of reducing the misery? Get yourself ready. It was the 19th century American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson who first declared that “life is a journey, not a destination.” Love your work, Ralph, but you .../ ➝

April 8, 2013

One of an occasional series. All images by IBIT/G. Gross unless otherwise identified. All rights reserved. A day’s ride down the California coast aboard the Amtrak Coast Starlight proves the perfect antidote to two weeks of stress. I had flown up from San Diego to Oakland to deal with medical .../ ➝