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September 18, 2013

Travel industry experts worry about the “authenticity” of African cultural travel. They should, and so should we. In an article published last August by Travel Weekly, writer Dorine Reinstein noted that “More and more tourists are requesting to meet ethnic groups during their Afric.../ ➝

September 16, 2013

On both sides of the Atlantic, black winemakers are slowly building a presence in one of the world’s most ancient industries. September is National Wine Month. Until a day or so ago, I never knew there was such a thing, but I’m glad there is. It gives me the perfect excuse to talk about .../ ➝

September 14, 2013

If you have a travel agency or organization with trips in the works, you want to get the word out about your trips — and we’re here to help. The IBIT TRAVEL CALENDAR is a listing in the sidebar by month and year of upcoming major trips and travel events, with special emphasis on black-or.../ ➝

September 13, 2013

[portfolio_slideshow id=39132] A week-long cruise aboard Holland America’s Westerdam takes you down the Mexican Riviera…and on a musical voyage into memory, with some of the best “old school” artists around. Lots of cruises will take you around the Caribbean, Alaska’s .../ ➝

September 11, 2013

First of a two-part series Pursuit of great wine is as good a reason as any to travel. That pursuit can take you to places you might not expect, or even believe. Not long ago, I was skimming through a catalog of university extension classes when I came across a course about competition in the [&hell.../ ➝

September 7, 2013

[portfolio_slideshow] Images provided by Ruddy Nartey unless otherwise identified. The world has many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving, and those festivals can form the base of some great cultural travel on nearly every continent. Now that the summer travel season is officially over, it’s time t.../ ➝

September 5, 2013

Should an eatery that just reheats ready-made dishes be allowed to call itself a restaurant? A lot of Frenchmen say “non,” and the French government just might agree with them. My very first visit to Paris, back in 2001, was on a shoestring budget. Most of my meals came out of a Shell ga.../ ➝

September 3, 2013

It’s that unofficial list of things “we” don’t do because somebody somewhere has decided that they aren’t culturally “black enough.” If this list were accurate and true, there would be nothing on it. There’s an African-American organization in Los Ange.../ ➝