my tour of the runways of queens: a delayed flight to los angeles

Whenever someone I know moves to a new city or country, I immediately begin the mental exercise of planning a trip there.  So, when...

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...

sorry mother nature, your earthquakes and hurricanes are no match for the power of...

August 23: earthquake. August 28: hurricane. Good try Mother Nature, but if you listen closely, you will hear the raspberries of more than eight...

tampa, florida: blue politics, bluz and bbq, pig bucks, and the big sloppy

Once again flyingnorthblog found itself on an airplane – this time headed south. Destination – Tampa, Florida. Despite having been to places like the...

a quaint french café in mile end, montréal

Mile End is a part of Montréal much like Brooklyn, New York: varied immigrant communities, Hasidic Jews and artsy hipsters coexist, making it a...

a serbian in new york [srbin u njujorku]

By guest blogger Nebojša Vlaškalić. As a kid born in a small, beautiful country with open wounds, I have always carried a big burden of...

hurricane irene update: manhattan island floods in advance of the real power of the...

As of 9:30am Eastern Standard Time, with Hurricane Irene showing the very beginnings of its power, New York City is already inundated, and Manhattan...

ushuaia’s plaza islas malvinas: no falklands here

Las Malvinas son Argentinas – the Malvinas Islands are Argentine.  This is something you will see and hear during your travels to Argentina, in...

as flyingnorth heads to trinidad and tobago, the country increases ties with croatia

My friends joke with me that every time I travel to a particular country, there is a coup or some major event and that...

the time I was molested by the government of ecuador

I really had no preconceived notions about Ecuador. The only things I really knew about the country were that it was among the poorest...

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