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June 30, 2013

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel CREDIT FOR TRAVEL If you want to travel, especially internationally, you’ll need some plastic. Plan on bringing a couple of good credit cards, one for general use, the other reserved for emergencies. (And no, I’m sorry, ladies, but.../ ➝

June 27, 2013

American, Southwest and Air Tran are duking it out on a one-day airfare sale. The usual caveats apply. When I started writing this blog, I used to get madly excited to learn of a fare war among the domestic airlines, and couldn’t wait to get the word out. The most recent fare war offers a [&he.../ ➝

June 26, 2013

[portfolio_slideshow] Traditional celebrations form the basis of important and popular festivals that offer both good times and insights into the many and varied cultures of Ghana. You start to realize just how important festivals are to the people of Ghana when you realize that the country annually.../ ➝

June 23, 2013

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel VENICE v. THE CRUISE MONSTERS Venice has always been a photographer’s dream, but over the last decade or so, we’ve seen images out of the Italian lagoon city that can’t help but jar you, like the one above — that of mas.../ ➝

June 21, 2013

This weekend, the moon will pass closer to the Earth than at any other time this year. The result will be what folks call a “Supermoon.” It’s one of the world’s great sights — and for this one, you don’t even have to leave town. If it’s been awhile since you.../ ➝

June 18, 2013

Black families need to get out and enjoy nature — and the rest of America needs to get used to seeing us do that. Lately, I’ve had a number of readers write to me with concerns about how they are likely to be received when traveling abroad for the first time. They are especially concerne.../ ➝

June 16, 2013

The good, the bad and the bizarre in the world of travel BOEING v. AIRBUS: IT’S ON Up next, a heavyweight fight over a pair of new lightweight jets. When Airbus successfully debuted its new A350 wide-bodied airliner last week, it effectively threw down a multibillion-dollar challenge to Boeing.../ ➝

June 14, 2013

One of an occasional series After another of those inexcusably long layoffs, man and mountain bike are hooking up again on 10-mile training loops around the local reservoir. Anything to be able to fit into a Coach class airline seat. Deciding to follow my own advice and get into“travel shape,&.../ ➝

June 14, 2013

A young Oakland woman who loves Yosemite is mounting her own campaign to get black Americans to visit America’s national parks. Have you heard about the African American National Parks Event? If you haven’t, you should. It’s a two-day pledge campaign, June 22-23, but it’s a p.../ ➝

June 13, 2013

The East African nation of Ethiopia has nine UNESCO World Heritage sites. But the ones to see first may be the sites that haven’t won World Heritage status…yet. If you crave both culture and adventure in your travels, these could be your perfect destinations. Of the more than 120 histor.../ ➝