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...

seven in one: north america

Representing continent number two of my seven continent odyssey in 2015, I next found myself in the world's third largest continent, North America. This...

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...

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...

election fever in iraqi kurdistan

The legislative elections in Iraq will take place on April 30, and throughout the entirety of the country, 328 seats are up for grabs....

yes, i know antarctica hit a record high temperature!

As I just returned from Antarctica and only six days after my feet were last on the continent, my inbox and face-place feed were...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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