a virgin root beer at kensington market: toronto’s hipster enclave

Every twenty-first century city worth its salt boasts a hipster neighborhood or two, and Toronto is no different. As I walked along the streets...

on the way to peru, some tips for air travelers

As the flyingnorthblog makes its way south to Peru, here at the blog we thought it would be helpful to provide some handy tips...

blogging from machu picchu, the lost city of the incas

What a way to spend Thanksgiving - at Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, thousands of meters above sea level among the...

the culinary mecca of trinidad: richard’s bake and shark

I spent the day with my friends touring around Trinidad by car on an overcast but warm day. Our first stop was the impressive...

the heidelberg project: detroit’s ghetto guggenheim

Driving through one of Detroit's most deteriorated neighborhoods, one comes upon Heidelberg Street, and a controversial artistic enclave known as "The Heidelberg Project," sometimes...

290 years ago today the west discovered easter island

On Easter Sunday in 1722, the European discovery of what is now called "Easter Island" by a Dutch sailing vessel became history. Now under...

hair weaves, prime numbers, cupcake trini, and carry-on outrage: my flight to trinidad

They, meaning the smarties in our world, have yet to create a teleportation device so that I can zip to Paris for lunch or...

puerto rico’s fort san felipe del morro [video]

Old San Juan’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort known as San Felipe del Morro, was named in honor of King Phillip II and...

the aftermath of yesterday’s earthquake in new york city

The tragedy of yesterday’s 5.8 earthquake was not lost on New York City, where no less than four thousand soufflés fell and tens of...

get your belize latte buzz at the island buzz café

Golf carts are the main mode of transportation around San Pedro Island off of the Caribbean coast of Belize. One day as my travel...

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