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March 19, 2017

The fare war between upstart Norwegian Air and their European competitors is good news for California. When Norwegian Air started offering one-way flights between the East Coast and Europe for as little as $65 a few years back,  their older rivals vowed to retaliate — and now, they have.../ ➝

January 10, 2017

Regular IBIT readers know I’m a big fan of rail travel. Well, maybe equal parts rail travel fan and air travel hater, but if you fly these days in anything but Business or First Class, you know why. My favorite Amtrak rail ride is the Coast Starlight, which runs between Seattle and Los Angeles.  .../ ➝

December 8, 2016

Looming over the fishing village of Elmina, along Ghana’s Cape Coast, is a fortress of mottled whitewashed stone. If you are a Black American, your life story, and that of every Black American you know,  runs through these walls. Welcome to Elmina Castle..../ ➝

November 8, 2016

Second in a series Twenty-four hours of planes, trains and automobiles en route to West Africa. 06 NOV — OGO By far, the highlight of my weekend in New York City was my reunion with my friend, Ogo, of Senegal. We met five years ago when he graciously included me in his group going to [….../ ➝

November 7, 2016

First of a series The most ambitious trip of my life starts with my first visit to Canada’s biggest city — and an almost perfect impression. 31 OCT-5 NOV I hate driving into a new city in the middle of the night, and arriving here reminds me why. The feeling is that of a mouse […].../ ➝

November 6, 2016

Regular city buses let you explore a city and give you insight into its culture in ways that tour buses or even rental cars can’t — and for a lot less money. Embedded in an SFGate article about where residents would like to see new subway lines built in San Francisco (yes, there are folks [&.../ ➝

September 8, 2016

[slideshow_deploy id=’709692′] Bored with hotels? Thanks to the Web, you can now rent a night’s stay aboard a private yacht. Cruising is optional. Today’s traveler is all about the experience, and many are looking for something beyond the old familiar hotel stay. If that̵.../ ➝

August 1, 2016

An East African airline is making moves to turn one of Africa’s smallest and least-known countries into a major gateway to West Africa. More than a dozen nations — and a lot of international travelers — could benefit. When folks ask me where to go for their first taste of Africa, I.../ ➝

July 28, 2016

A series on Black men and women making moves in the travel industry All images courtesy of Dash Harris and AfroLatino Travel This Panamanian-born sister is the driving force behind a tour company emphasizing the Black side of the Latin American cultural family. Four years ago, Dash Harris got togeth.../ ➝

July 15, 2016

A movement to rebuild their historic financial foundation is taking hold among African-Americans, and traveling with purpose is part of the mix. While much of the United States is consumed by the latest outburst of gun violence, police controversy or the tragicomedy that is Donald Trump, a new movem.../ ➝