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...

i am 1.7% neanderthal and 0.4% denisovan

The results of my National Geographic Genographic Project are in, and they are quite interesting. It turns out that among other surprises, I am 1.7%...

a new york artist inspires singapore with lego art

As part of the huge Marina Bay Sands complex in Singapore, the world's first ArtScience Museum was built, where "the creative processes at the...

want to travel to a happy country? better consult the world happiness report

A new post-global recession mode of thinking? The Kingdom of Bhutan, a landlocked state of 700,000 located in the Himalayas, thinks the world should...

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...

turkmenistan makes the news thanks to turkmenbashi’s book, the “ruhnama”

Having just returned from Turkmenistan, I was curious to see an international news article about the country.  Interesting as it may be, according to...

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...

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...

today is earth day when we celebrate the globe that we travel upon

Without the Earth we would have no place to travel. Or be here for that matter. Today is Earth Day, a day on which...

seven in one: seven continents in one year

As 2015 is a big year for JT, your flyingnorth blogmaster , I decided that I would challenge myself and travel to all seven continents...

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