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June 30, 2010

Good news for air travelers nationwide: The longest runway at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, closed for repairs since March, is back in service — four months ahead of schedule. This strip is 2.75 miles long and only about two-thirds of it is actually finished. But that.../ ➝

June 29, 2010

First of an occasional series IBIT editor Greg Gross recently took Amtrak’s Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Oakland with guest columnist Walt Baranger. It’s a two-day trip all the way to Seattle, but only one to Oakland. You leave Los Angeles’ Union Station at exactly 10:15 a.m.../ ➝

June 27, 2010

“INDIANS COMIN’!” When you hear that shout in a New Orleans neighborhood, it means only one thing — a street parade by the Mardi Gras Indians. Unscripted, unauthorized and unlike anything you’ve ever seen. If you’ve been watching the HBO mini-series Treme, you may.../ ➝

June 21, 2010

Thanks to friend and guest columnist Sabrina Messenger for pulling my coat to this cool exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington DC. It tells the story of how travel and transportation have changed — and how they, in turn, changed and shaped this cou.../ ➝

June 21, 2010

Boeing 747s have been used as airliners, freighters, flying ambulances and troop transports. This one is a hostel. That’s right, a hostel. And if you’re willing to share accommodations with two or three strangers, you can stay there for less than 50 bucks a night. I’m not crazy, I&.../ ➝

June 20, 2010

Nowadays, LAX gets to be a pretty busy place in summer, and that’s a beautiful thing. But the LAX I’m referring to is not the airport. It’s also the code for Los Angeles Union Station, Amtrak’s main base in California. From here, you get trains going north and east across Ame.../ ➝

June 19, 2010

It’s bad enough when a black man is hassled in U.S. airports because he’s African. When he’s hassled in African airports for essentially the same reason, it’s worse. Ogo Sow is a native of Senegal, a naturalized U.S. citizen and a veteran broadcast journalist. He’s dedi.../ ➝

June 18, 2010

By BENÉT WILSON One of the best things about travel for me is the chance to sample local cuisine. I have traveled the world, and I’m amazed at people who fly to Paris and make a beeline to the local McDonald’s.  Not me. I’m all about taking in what the locals eat — an.../ ➝

June 17, 2010

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past year, it’s that you can’t be afraid of change. With the debut of WordPress 3.0, the digital framework for this blog, there’s also a new default theme that looks pretty good to me. So I’m going to try it out for a week .../ ➝

June 17, 2010

What’s going to be in it? You tell me! Have you ever read a publication, whether in print or online, and thought, “I wish they’d asked me for my ideas on what to put in here!” If so, then consider this your lucky day. I’m planning several new features for this blog in t.../ ➝