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,...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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