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January 27, 2010

After decades of dithering, is America finally ready to move its passenger trains out of the 19th century and into the 21st? The buzz has it that President Barack Obama will follow up on his State of the Union address tomorrow with a town hall meeting in Florida, and he’ll be bearing about $8 .../ ➝

January 27, 2010

First of an occasional series Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Othello, II. iii. (315) The chance to experience a truly fantastic wine is a great reason to go out to dinner. It’s an equally good reason to travel the world. The old Latin .../ ➝

January 26, 2010

Just posted an audio slideshow on YouTube from last year’s Italy trip. Rome, Pisa, Florence and Venice. Made me want to get back on the plane. Immediately. And how often does that happen anymore? Saw very little of Rome, happening into the city on a day trip…which just happened to be on .../ ➝

January 24, 2010

Whether as players in the travel industry or as global travelers themselves, black women are stepping out on their own — and making an impact. After you’ve been perusing black-related websites for awhile, you notice something: A lot of them are created, written and run by women. Many are.../ ➝

January 20, 2010

Companies like Royal Caribbean figure to play a major role in the country’s recovery from disaster — but NOW? Unless you’ve been sleeping off your New Year’s hangover in a cave for the last two weeks, you know that Haiti was all but obliterated by a Richter 7 earthquake on Ja.../ ➝

January 17, 2010

Americans may be increasingly willing to accept things like profiling for the sake of better airport security, but that acceptance may not be global. And some are making their feelings known in rather graphic fashion. In Berlin’s Tegel airport recently, German protestors who don’t like t.../ ➝

January 17, 2010

The country was on its way to becoming a major player in Caribbean tourism before the earthquake hit. It still could be — eventually. I want to go to Haiti. No, not now. Not with the Caribbean’s most impoverished nation crushed and shattered by a Richter 7 earthquake. Not with its capita.../ ➝

January 14, 2010

Ah, the good old days, when air travel was fun and you could check your bags for free. Those days are just about gone. Apparently, the airlines don’t feel you’re packing light enough yet when you travel. They seem to think you need extra incentive. And being the considerate outfits that .../ ➝

January 10, 2010

A necessary evil…or just evil? Remember when I told you there would be a poll on the issue of profiling and airport security? Well, here it is. Should airport security be allowed to use profiling? (polls) Of all the prickly issues connected to America’s ongoing racial dysfunction, few may be.../ ➝

January 10, 2010

Resent the idea of airport security devices scanning your body? Your mind may be next. And no, I’m not kidding. As you can see from this Associated Press story, there are people actually working on something along just those lines. In the wake of the Christmas Day attempt by an alleged al Qaed.../ ➝