at the brussels airport: dual passports, a ticket kiosk checkpoint charlie and an almost...

After a long weekend at the Flyingnorthblog Brussels Bureau, it was time to head back to the Flyingnorthblog International Headquarters in New York.  Fortunately...

a brief history of beautiful heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany, a short train ride away from Mannheim and within an hour by rail from Frankfurt, is a city of beauty and old...

a complicated matter

The history of Northern Cyprus is a complicated one, and that remains the case today.  From the seventh millennium B.C.E. through the mid-twentieth century...

the beauty of montenegro’s durmitor national park

The Durmitor region in the northwest of Montenegro was declared a national park in 1952. The park includes the massif of Durmitor and the...

rub my toe: we need more guys like gregorius of nin

He sounds like a character from Lord of the Rings, but unlike other fictional characters that have permeated the collective psyche of humanity, Gregorius...

today we celebrate a legacy of serfdom, privilege, and the divine right of kings

Today we celebrate God’s chosen couple. They are better than you. They are richer than you. They are more privileged. You should bow down...

cappadocia, turkey: the reason everyone should travel

We go about our lives, consumed with the everyday groove of work and our particular routine, and rarely realize that there are parallel worlds...

malta votes on whether to legalize divorce

The only country in Europe in which divorce is illegal, Malta today began voting on a referendum to legalize divorce.  The new law, if...

a flight to london and the social experiment we call air travel

Flying North blog is now in London with me, doing what we like to do best - sitting at a new cafe near Victoria...

barcelona’s trash is my treasure, and new travel bag

One important piece of travel gear is a day bag to carry around the various cities you will visit during your travels, and of...

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