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November 30, 2011

The good news: Your reservations and frequent flier miles are safe. The bad news: A little less comfort for the flying public over the long haul. By now, you’ve probably head that AMR, the parent corporation of American Airlines, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A lot of folks a.../ ➝

November 29, 2011

Third in a series [portfolio_slideshow] All images by Greg Gross and property of I’m Black and I Travel unless otherwise identified. All rights reserved. One is a national icon known the world over. The other is a place you almost could drive by without notice. Both are must-sees on any visit .../ ➝

November 28, 2011

Second in a series [portfolio_slideshow] All images by Greg Gross and property of I’m Black and I Travel unless otherwise identified. All rights reserved. China’s capital is a place of power and history. You feel both of those the moment you step off the airplane. The first thing that st.../ ➝

November 26, 2011

First of a series [portfolio_slideshow] All images by Greg Gross and property of I’m Black and I Travel unless otherwise identified. All rights reserved. There are places in the world easy to digest, absorb, explore on your own. China is not one of them. And that’s only one of the things.../ ➝

November 12, 2011

In an era of political unrest around the world, your travels can unexpectedly make you a witness to history. It also can make you a casualty. Tracey Friley, an IBIT reader, a homegirl from Oakland and a terrific blogger herself (whom I hate right now because she’s in Paris!), did something dan.../ ➝

November 11, 2011

Destruction of habitat and ruthless poaching are pushing much of Africa’s unique flora and fauna to the brink of extinction. Okay, I’ll admit: The idea of safari travel in Africa is not a big turn-on here. Much as I love animals, I’m more drawn to the human story of the Mother Continent, t.../ ➝

November 10, 2011

November 11 is a day to reflect on where we’ve been as a nation, and remember the men and women who serve and suffer in our names. A lot of thoughts cross your mind on Veterans Day, especially if you live in one of the cities that has a national cemetery. Like San Diego, where […].../ ➝

November 8, 2011

The ups and downs with Greg and his trusty Giant Iguana mountain bike, aka Big Lizard, as together we embrace the grind. No excuses. Do the work. Because “you can’t bullshit your way up a mountain.” WOUNDED LIZARD The second dirtiest word in bike parlance — right after crash &mda.../ ➝

November 7, 2011

The ups and downs of Greg and his trusty Giant Iguana mountain bike, aka Big Lizard, as together we embrace the grind. No excuses. Do the work. Because “you can’t bullshit your way up a mountain.” What’s up, fellow grinders! Been awhile since Big Lizard and I checked in. It’.../ ➝

November 7, 2011

A roundup of the good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media.​ TIS THE SEASON…FOR EUROPE’S CHRISTMAS MARKETS We’re moving into November, which means that Christmas markets are or soon will be opening up in almost every capital in Western Europe, and a .../ ➝