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...

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 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...

the reality on the ground in new orleans in the midst of tropical storm...

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  Once again, and for the second time in a week, flyingnorthblog finds itself...

the reality on the ground in new york city in advance of hurricane irene

I’ve been in New York City for twenty-five years and what has happened today is unprecedented thus far – and Hurricane Irene hasn’t even...

tampa’s ybor city: from cigar capital to social hot spot

My travels in Tampa led me to the much talked about Ybor City Historic District. Here, the main street of Seventh Avenue is reminiscent...

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...

an unexpected aerial tour of nyc

On my early morning flight back from Montreal Trudeau to New York LaGuardia, I received two complimentary amenities: the first being a drink of...

in new york city, dumbo is not an animated elephant

If you are out and about in New York City and want to get some of the most spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge...

welcome to curaçao: need a coffee?

By Guest Blogger Vince Catalanotto. If your cruise liner docks in Curaçao, resist the urge to stop in Starbucks. You will find an outlet of the...

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