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November 16, 2013

The InterContinental hotel chain is building a 5-star, 19-story luxury hotel into the walls of a 300-foot-deep quarry in China. When finished, it will be like nothing else on — or in — Earth. I never studied architecture, but I love it. Old or new, but especially new. And especially now..../ ➝

November 14, 2013

Museums aren’t really boring. You just have to pick the right ones. Does this ever happen when you’re planning a trip? Someone mentions the M-word and someone else immediately raises the B-word. M is for “museums.” B is for “boring.” In reality, museums can be a blast. They also can .../ ➝

November 11, 2013

First of two parts The many and varied cuisines of the Mother Continent make food as good a reason as any to visit Africa. If you don’t have your passport yet, start your journey at your local African restaurant. Slowly but surely, the word is getting out about African cuisine. New York City h.../ ➝

November 7, 2013

Poachers are driving Africa’s unique wildlife to oblivion at a pace unthinkable a few years ago. A safari may be your only chance to see it — and only if you go very soon. Today’s Digital Journal published this announcement today: “Johannesburg – The International Union.../ ➝

November 6, 2013

All images by ©IBIT/G. Gross unless otherwise identified. All rights reserved. Plans are underway to create a new version of the “Roots” TV mini-series. It’s a good excuse to visit West Africa and see for yourself where the whole story began. Are you ready for Roots 2.0? Numer.../ ➝

November 2, 2013

The federal government announces loosened restrictions on the use of personal electronic devices aboard airliners — with enough qualifying clauses to hold a convention at the North Pole. The Federal Aviation Administration made an announcement last week that a lot of you have been waiting for..../ ➝

November 1, 2013

A shooting has taken place this morning at Los Angeles International Airport, with mass evacuations and multiple casualties. One shooter is in custody, but the situation remains fluid. Air operations to and from LAX have been suspended and nearby airports are beefing up security. Traffic into or out.../ ➝