malta top six lists

I am in Cyprus now, but in an effort to encapsulate the Malta experience I’ve been thinking about the best and the worst that...

travails, dogs and blue eye shadow on the way to paradise

According to many sources the origin of the word travel is likely connected to the French word travailler which means "to work." Other sources...

weathering the historic storm: welcome to the new normal

The Flying North International headquarters are located in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City - smack in the middle of the path of Hurricane...

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,...

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...

happy birthday: the flyingnorthblog turns one

Happy birthday flyingnorth! On January 31, 2011, flying north went live, and I wrote the following: Entering the blogosphere is no small feat. It means...

hair weaves, prime numbers, cupcake trini, and carry-on outrage: my flight to trinidad

They, meaning the smarties in our world, have yet to create a teleportation device so that I can zip to Paris for lunch or...

have you thought about your 2012 travel plans yet?

This week it will be February, the second of twelve months in 2012 . Assuming the world will end in December, that doesn’t leave...

paris, beirut, and the twenty-first century traveler

This has not been a good few weeks for humanity. As much as we have progressed in certain areas, humanity has the uncanny ability...

ma’am, that banana could cost you $300

I woke up at the crack of dawn to head to Pierre Trudeau airport to catch at 6:30am flight back to New York City....

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