The SEYCHELLES: Where tourism is life

This archipelago of 115 tiny, almost unbearably beautiful islands welcomes visitors as if their nation’s future depends on it. Because it does. You have to look hard to find the Seychelles — 115 microdots of land scattered like dispersed sand grains in the western Indian Ocean. Odds are, your friends and neighbors have never heard […]

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IBIT RANT: Just go

Is there a part of the world you’ve always wanted to see, but you’re afraid that those closest to you wouldn’t understand? Don’t let someone else’s doubt mess with your passport dreams. Do you love travel? Do you love to dream about travel, talk about travel? If the answer to any of that is “Yes,” […]

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ETHIOPIA: Africa’s Jerusalem

[smartslider3 slider=2] The rock-hewn churches of Ethiopia are solid proof that Black people have always been more than “hewers of wood and drawers of water.” Lalibela is a village of maybe 30,000 souls, wedged into the steep, rugged mountains of northern Ethiopia.   If it’s not at or near the top of your bucket list of […]

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The birth of a traveler

Do you remember the day you became a traveler? Every traveler has a story. Big deal, right?. Every traveler has thousands of stories, a verbal slideshow of every place they’ve ever been. And if you’re not careful, they’ll inflict every damned one of them on you in one sitting. Those aren’t the stories I’m talking […]

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