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October 31, 2010

The good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media ONE-STOP SHOPPING Southwest Airlines doesn’t want you looking up their airfares on anyone else’s Web site but theirs. They seem to think this is a good idea. I don’t. By now, you’ve probably seen the a.../ ➝

October 30, 2010

Harlem is about to loom larger on the foodie map of the world, thanks to a transplanted young Ethiopian lion. Some folks, when life hands them its proverbial lemons, spend their time making sour faces at the world, while others make the equally proverbial lemonade. Marcus Samuelsson is making lemon .../ ➝

October 30, 2010

By BENÉT J. WILSON Let me start by apologizing to Greg and his IBIT readers.  My last column was Aug. 26, which is far too long, especially since I have SO many pieces yet to write.  You all know that life always manages to get in the way. Since my last post, my Dad was […].../ ➝

October 29, 2010

My friend and fellow travel blogger Jay of Jay Travels has posted the first of a three-part series based on his recent trip to Cuba, starting with a detailed breakdown on how the U.S. trade embargo came to be, why this political white elephant is still with us, and why you should seriously consider .../ ➝

October 29, 2010

The travel blogosphere is buzzing with the reports that World War 2 explosives — cannon shells ranging in size from 20-milimeter to 90mm — have been turning up under Seattle’s Pier 91, where cruise ships dock. Officials are busily assuring the public that there is “no immediate d.../ ➝

October 29, 2010

If cyberspace and the blogosphere are any indication, the answer is “Yes.” When I started this blog 16 months ago, part of the motivation was a young black woman I’d met several years ago in Natchez MS, who was proud to inform me that she never intended to set foot outside the city.../ ➝

October 27, 2010

You don’t have to be a First or Business Class passenger to take advantage of the new Sky Lounge at Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport. You just have to pony up twelve bucks and change. Is this part of a trend? Let’s hope so! Little by little, more and more air passengers who don.../ ➝

October 26, 2010

First of an occasional series NO BUCKET, JUST A LIST Around the world, you can find a handful of places where the destiny of humanity turned, one way or the other. One of them is here. France pulls at me like some gigantic magnet. It’s not so much a country as it is a cluster […].../ ➝

October 24, 2010

The good, the bad and the bizarre from the best of the world’s travel media CROCS ON A PLANE… Next time you think airport security is getting just a little too anal-retentive, remember this story. Back in August, a small commercial flight crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, kil.../ ➝

October 21, 2010

When it comes to major risks you face while traveling the world, Osama bin Laden has got nothing on Osama bent Fender. Like most Americans, I treat driving as if it were a God-given right. But when it comes to traveling the world, I become a big believer in mass transit, and for good reason. [&helli.../ ➝