Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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...

a statesman discusses the world

I was privileged to be able to attend a live interview last night in New York City that involved subjects that interest me most:...

sad days for the unesco sites in mali

One person’s religious icon is another person’s reason to scream idolatry. That’s fine, as long as each respects the others belief systems. When that...

airline passenger restrictions and special requests: how far is too far?

Saturday's post about Malaysian Airlines' decision to create a child-free zone in their luxury first class caused a bit of a firestorm among my readers...

happy seventh birthday flying north!

I must admit I haven’t been as diligent of late about posting to this blog. However, this doesn’t mean I haven’t been traveling as...

an historic plaque at flyingnorthblog international headquarters

The corner of Bleecker and MacDougal Streets in New York City’s historic Greenwich Village is the current base of operations for the Flying North...

buy your summer airline tickets eight weeks before and on tuesday at 3:00pm est

Intrepid travelers will tell you that the good old days of finding a $500 return airfare across the Atlantic have gone the way of...

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...

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,...

happy new year from flying north

As I sit in Phnom Penh on the banks of the Mekong, I am contemplating the past year and preparing for the challenges of...

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