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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.../ ➝

July 12, 2016

You didn’t lose your passport, but it’s damaged beyond use, and you’ve got another trip coming up within days. Disaster? Not at all. The State Department has your back. I, IBIT, am guilty of a federal crime. Not an offense in the unblinking cycloptic eye of the US Code. It won̵.../ ➝

May 16, 2016

One of an occasional series First, she moved herself from the US to Ghana as an expat and a solo Black woman. Now, she’s making moves on the African travel industry, organizing safaris for women of color. When Ghana became the first Black African nation to win its independence from colonial Eu.../ ➝

April 24, 2016

First of an occasional series ABOARD A CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP, SOMEWHERE OFF THE ALASKA COAST, APPROACHING THE TOWN OF SKAGWAY, SUMMER 2013. In early summer, the word for Alaska seems to be gray. Gray waters. Gray sky. Somewhere on the other side of that gray water and beneath that gray sky is the out.../ ➝