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a bird in the engine is worth two days in iraq

When one travels as much as I do you are bound to run into some travel issues. Whether it is the unfortunate confluence of...

flying north takes off

Entering the blogosphere is no small feat.  It means that one is responsible for saying something interesting on a regular basis.  And quite frankly,...

why do people graffiti historical places, and who is zoey?

Graffiti has been around for millennia. In perhaps what is a precursor to the personal public relations departments we all maintain via social media,...

a flight to london and the social experiment we call air travel

Flying North blog is now in London with me, doing what we like to do best - sitting at a new cafe near Victoria...

jet lag got you down?

We have all experienced jet lag at least once. On a recent trip to Southeast Asia, with a twelve hour time difference, it was...

the truth about americans traveling overseas

Today CNN posted a story entitled “Why more Americans don’t travel abroad.” It included some fun facts for travel nerds like myself: - 30% of...

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,...

je voudrais le poulet [id like the chicken]

How economy class travelers see airplane food is something of an enigma. Even if people have just eaten in the airport, they will be...

cyprus top six lists

Continuing the time-honored tradition of the flyingnorthblog, and in an effort to encapsulate the Cyprus experience I’ve been thinking about the best and the...

how a gas station in oklahoma got me a hotel upgrade in rwanda

Thirty minutes before I was to leave for the airport to begin my journey to Rwanda, I received a text from Chase Visa. "Did...

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