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world cafés
an espresso among the bubbles in new orleans’ french quarter

an espresso among the bubbles in new orleans’ french quarter

I am a frequent traveler to New Orleans and like many visitors my travels there tend to focus on the French Quarter and all of the debauchery that…

a coffee at a red house on iceland’s south coast

a coffee at a red house on iceland’s south coast

On a recent winter trip to Iceland in search of the Northern Lights, I stayed in the town of Hveragerði which is approximately 45 km to the east of Reykjavík…

news and events

the central african franc: will i need a bag full of cash in gabon?

the central african franc: will i need a bag full of cash in gabon?

If you are traveling to Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of the…

happy birthday: flying north turns five

happy birthday: flying north turns five

On January 31, 2011, flying north was cleared for takeoff and went live. Since then,…

laguardia airport: new york city’s travel embarrassment

laguardia airport: new york city’s travel embarrassment

Imagine an airport that is so dirty you wouldn’t send your worst enemy to use…

new york’s washington square arch transforms into the arc de triomphe

new york’s washington square arch transforms into the arc de triomphe

Washington Square is a 9.75 acre park and is the center of Greenwich Village in…

polar regions

the landscapes of antarctica [video]

the landscapes of antarctica [video]

Antarctica is Earth’s southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole. It is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle,…

unesco sites

puerto rico’s fort san felipe del morro [video]

puerto rico’s fort san felipe del morro [video]

Old San Juan’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort known as San Felipe del Morro, was named in honor of King…

websites

want to drive overseas? then check out driverabroad.com

Driving through foreign lands is really the best way to see the countryside while on holiday. If you can get over your fear of driving on the…

resources

the central african franc: will i need a bag full of cash in gabon?

If you are traveling to Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea or Gabon, you will need to familiarize yourself with…

apps

the aurora iceland app: a simple way to search for the aurora borealis in iceland

On a recent trip to Iceland in January, one of the main purposes of my traveling to Iceland again was to [hopefully] see the famed Aurora Borealis…

in transit

laguardia airport: new york city’s travel embarrassment

Imagine an airport that is so dirty you wouldn’t send your worst enemy to use the restroom. An airport with leaks in the ceiling, with arrival and…

guest bloggers

a serbian in new york [srbin u njujorku]

By guest blogger Nebojša Vlaškalić. As a kid born in a small, beautiful country with open wounds, I have always carried a big burden of the well-known,…

seven in one

greetings from all seven continents

As the final post from my “Seven in One” series this year in which I challenged myself to visit all seven continents in one year, this mini…

film and tv

och ohem, och tay, wyees, barsoom

If flying north was being written one hundred years from now, no one would even remember MySpace and Space itself would no longer be the final frontier. The site…

gear

the travails of an ipad mini in antarctica

I use the iPad mini [currently a 128GB iPad Mini 3 with Retina Display] for all of my videos, editing and blog posting – borne out of…