religion in iraqi kurdistan: a poll

In Iraqi Kurdistan, the dominant religion is Islam, mostly the Shafi'i, Sunni branch of Islam. Christianity is also present and practiced by the Assyrian...

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...

the u.s. state department issues a worldwide travel alert

The United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs yesterday warned U.S. citizens worldwide about possible retaliation attacks against U.S. citizens and U.S....

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...

happy birthday: flying north turns four

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

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...

the promise of nicer workers at u.s. airports?

Apparently, some people think U.S. airport workers are not very nice. Really? I hadn’t noticed! Well, what is called the Human Resiliency Institute from New...

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...

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...

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