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April 23, 2017

Looking for a way to get a taste of a foreign culture? A dinner table could be a really good place to start. At least as far back as Marco Polo, travelers have been exploring the world through food and drink, sampling the unfamiliar and introducing their tastebuds to flavors they never would’ve ex.../ ➝

April 9, 2017

If you want to see the world, it’s not enough just to keep tabs on airfares. You also need a grasp on costs in your destination country, because that’s going to determine how long your travel budget lasts. And that budget can start taking hits before you even get out of the airport. Yo.../ ➝

February 15, 2016

Eventually, those in the business of marketing travel will figure out that our money is green, too. I’m just not sure when. So I’m wading through email when I come across an article on the Skrift site by Dan Peltier, touting the success of tourism boards in Baltimore and Miami in promoti.../ ➝

August 14, 2014

We often assume that certain reactions to “us” from people in other countries are based on racism, when it’s really about not knowing. Better to hold your fire until you’re sure. As Black Americans contemplating venturing beyond North America for the first time, we fret a lot over how we.../ ➝

June 20, 2014

First of two parts The likely spread of a debilitating virus across the Atlantic from Africa drives home the need to protect yourself against mosquito bites when you travel. Whenever I urge folks to consider travel to Africa — which is often — I inevitably hear fears of regional conflict.../ ➝

February 6, 2014

SITE: Adioso TYPE: Travel booking site START: 2008 CREATORS: “Nerds with backpacks” COST: Free A travel search site that lets you ask vague questions on travel plans, and comes back with specific — and potentially money-saving — answers. I’m old enough to remember when .../ ➝

September 14, 2013

If you have a travel agency or organization with trips in the works, you want to get the word out about your trips — and we’re here to help. The IBIT TRAVEL CALENDAR is a listing in the sidebar by month and year of upcoming major trips and travel events, with special emphasis on black-or.../ ➝

March 28, 2012

Teachers looking for fresh ways to instruct young black children might consider using travel as a theme. There’s been some controversy this year over the questions some schoolteachers are using down South to teach math to black students. Example: “If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many .../ ➝

October 9, 2011

A roundup of the good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media.​ TWO MINUTES TO LIVE Could a hundred and twenty seconds worth of forethought save your life in an airline emergency? British Airways thinks so, and they’ve got a class for their corporate passengers to t.../ ➝

October 5, 2011

When it comes to travel, follow your heart, even if it leads you to what some would consider a travel cliché. Insight is a little like a football. It can come bouncing at you from strange, unexpected angles. While working on the blog this morning, I was listening to some old-school hip-hop vi.../ ➝