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,...

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 New York City. It is just a few blocks...

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...

you can now fly with 614 of your closest friends

Want to travel with 614 of your closest friends but just couldn’t find a vehicle big enough?  Well, Emirates Airlines now has a solution...

how does a minimalist memorialize travels to all seven continents?

My apartment is quite Spartan.  No chachkis.  No endless bookshelves.  No stacks of magazines. No family or cat photos strewn about.  Years ago I...

seven in one: australia

My last stop in the seven in one challenge for the year was the country and continent of Australia.  It wasn’t my first...

seven in one: africa

Africa. What an amazing continent. From the moment the airplane doors open it is a unique experience. In East Africa the experience manifests itself...

history is erased in the syrian desert

Over the almost five years writing this blog I have indicated many reasons why I think travel is important. One reason that I’ve had...

seven in one: europe

This is where it all really began for me. As a senior in high school, instead of going on the usual class trip to...

london finally becomes a 24 hour city. well, almost.

It has always been perplexing to us 24 hour New Yorkers with a 24 hour subway system that the dynamic City of London does...

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