Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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...

taking a cruise can be a real drag – the kind with high heels

When I think about taking a cruise in the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, I think of portable oxygen machines, shuffleboard, walkers and a feeding...

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...

flyingnorth is relaunched and will focus on travel

I entered the blogosphere determined to find out what it was all about and to see if there was actually an audience for what...

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:...

happy birthday: flying north turns two

Happy birthday flying north! On January 31, 2011, flying north went live, and since then the blog has been read by tens of thousands...

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...

american airlines most recent europe promotion highlights the “new normal” in ticket prices

There was a time, not too long ago, when a bargain round trip ticket from New York to London or other European cities...

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...

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...

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