this week is antarctica week at flying north!

It has been a few months since I set foot on the Earth’s southernmost continent and created the vlogcumentary Flying North in Antarctica.  As the...

a weighty issue for samoa air

It was inevitable that an airline would open the door to the brave new world of charging passengers by weight. According to a...

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...

…and the flying north top fifty countries thus far in 2014 are?

Through the magic of Google Analytics, from time to time I like to take a look at the statistics for the blog and see...

16 hour non-stop flight: new york to hong kong on cathay pacific cx831 [video]

                    This is a video blog of my epic flight journey on the sixteen hour non-stop New York JFK to Hong Kong HKG airport. The...

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...

happy birthday: flying north turns five

On January 31, 2011, flying north was cleared for takeoff and went live. Since then, the blog has been read by over one hundred thousand...

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...

the space shuttle enterprise lands in new york city

New Yorkers, a group of people who have seen it all, got the surprise of their lives this morning when they looked up into...

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%...

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