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the view from my window in sofia and my airport detention

I finally made it to central Sofia – and this picture is the actual view from the window of my hotel.  The city is...

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...

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,...

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...

a mere mortal vs. the airport travel gods

The root of the word travel is the same root as the French word “travailler,’ which means to work.  This makes sense when one...

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...

a child-free section on airlines?

As I've said on many an occasion, airline travel is often like a social experiment. We are packed into a flying tin can like...

on the way to peru, some tips for air travelers

As the flyingnorthblog makes its way south to Peru, here at the blog we thought it would be helpful to provide some handy tips...

an epic airport detention: my scarlet letter at barcelona airport

Over the years I have had quite a few interesting interactions with security in international airports, from an abdomen x-ray in Ecuador to being...

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