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November 8, 2014

One distant, storied land in East Asia, emerging from long isolation. One intrepid Black woman expat traveler — and, I’m proud to say, IBIT reader. It all adds up to one hell of a travel story. by MELISSA WATKINS mel.watkins@gmail.com I knew nothing about Mongolia except that I wanted to.../ ➝

December 14, 2011

Eighth in a series The government wants to demolish an old soldier’s house to build an industrial park, but it’s been in his family for nine generations and he won’t budge. The standoff has made him a prisoner in his own home. Of all the regrets I have about my two-and-a-half-day l.../ ➝

July 30, 2011

Our wandering guest columnist experiences the bewildering logic of the Indian bureaucrat in the name of airport security. Pray for those still in the terminal. By WALTER BARANGER DELHI — The new Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi has quickly earned a reputation for .../ ➝

July 5, 2011

One of an occasional series Site: Nicole is The New Black That’s what she calls her Web site. You might also say, however, that Nicole also is representing the New Black Traveler. She’s doing it her way, and she’s doing it in Berlin, yet another of our growing legion of sisters who.../ ➝

January 17, 2011

One of an occasional series There are a lot of good reasons to take up recreational travel by bike. One of the best is cost. It’s lower than you think. It was in one of our recent Sunday Travel Digests that we noted that recreational vehicle sales seem to be making a comeback. This would [&hel.../ ➝

January 9, 2011

In the view of Terra Robinson, there are five typical excuses that black folks in America use to explain why they don’t travel, and she should know. Terra is An American Black Chick in Europe, a young journalism graduate living in Belgium (for now) and one of several black travelers from Ameri.../ ➝

December 2, 2010

One of an occasional series introducing black travelers and their Web sites SITE: Jabari Inspires (YouTube) At age 25, this young brother from New Orleans and Howard University alum has already taught English in Japan and seen a good chunk of Asia. His goal: Become the black face of world travel on .../ ➝

December 2, 2010

It’s Christmas market season in Europe, and IBIT will have plenty to share on this tradition, starting with our very own Aviation Queen! By Benét J. Wilson In my day job, I write on business aviation at Aviation Week.  Among all the myriad things we do, we also put on conferences and seminar.../ ➝

November 17, 2010

Attending the pre-launch of the Red Rooster Harlem restaurant gave me my first chance to spend a day visiting Harlem. I wanted to describe my first impressions of the place, but calling Harlem a place is a bit like calling the Eiffel Tower a building. Technically correct, but woefully inadequate. It.../ ➝

November 1, 2010

You’ve finally done it, joined that quarter of the American population that owns a valid U.S. passport. You’re finally going to step out of the familiar and start seeing the world. But where’s a first-time international traveler to go? Consider Amsterdam. Not London, you ask? Cosmopolitan, his.../ ➝