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November 6, 2016

Regular city buses let you explore a city and give you insight into its culture in ways that tour buses or even rental cars can’t — and for a lot less money. Embedded in an SFGate article about where residents would like to see new subway lines built in San Francisco (yes, there are folks [&.../ ➝

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.../ ➝

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, […].../ ➝

January 25, 2015

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel EXPEDIA BUYS TRAVELOCITY The Roaming Gnome has crossed the road, and gone over to the other side…sort of. The online booking site Expedia has bought up its rival, Travelocity, for $280 million in cash, part of a buying spree that has Expedia.../ ➝

December 7, 2014

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel ARE YOU A MAMIL? According to the Global Trends Report released earlier this year at the annual World Travel Market trade show in London, golfers in North America are increasingly trading in their golf clubs for bicycles, abandoning the links .../ ➝

May 2, 2014

When it comes to the world’s great destinations, regardless of what or where they are, one visit — or ten — may not be enough. Just about everyone has a so-called “bucket list,” that mental registry of must-see destinations they want to visit someday. Not me. I don̵.../ ➝

February 3, 2014

[portfolio_slideshow id=369499] All images by ©IBIT/G. Gross. All rights reserved. Rail travel has an emotional, spiritual element to it that flying just can’t match. With every trip you take, you learn something. I just came off a day-long train trip down the California coast on the Amtr.../ ➝

July 10, 2013

Is it really necessary for airlines to conduct training flights with paying passengers on board? The investigation into the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 is in full swing. As much as we’ve learned so far from the National Transportation Safety Board about this incident — and they&#.../ ➝

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.../ ➝

July 6, 2013

Asiana Airlines Flight 214, a wide-bodied Boeing 777 with 291 passengers on board, has crashed while trying to land at San Francisco International Airport. Casualties unknown at this time. Check back with IBIT for more information as this situation unfolds. SOURCE: Associated Press. TIME: 12:13pm PD.../ ➝