the ruins of tikal, guatemala

If you find yourself in the region of Central America closest to Mexico, you have a unique opportunity to see one of the most...

again i faced the wrath of the airport travel gods, and again i emerged...

Eight months ago, I wrote about my first encounter with the vengeful airport travel gods in “A Mere Mortal vs. the Airport Travel Gods.”...

a hidden terrace of nineteenth century row houses

While much of Manhattan’s past architectural glory was lost to “progress” prior to the creation of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1965...

flying north flies north to montréal, and meets a music legend along the way

I'm not a huge fan of LaGuardia - the airport that is.  The airport named after the WWII mayor of New York City is...

my strange connection to the triangle shirtwaist factory fire of 1911

Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which occurred on March 25, 1911.  On that day 146 garment workers...

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...

a piece of new york city subway history reveals itself in greenwich village

Just a few blocks from the flyingnorthblog international headquarters in New York City, one can find the West 4th Street subway station, in the...

the morris-jumel mansion, the oldest house in manhattan

Where in Manhattan can you visit the borough’s oldest house, a place used as a headquarters for both the British and the Americans in...

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...

a frenchman among the turtles: las tortugas in the florida keys

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. During a road trip in Florida a few summers back, my partner and I decided to stay few days in...

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