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...

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...

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...

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, 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...

silver lake california and williamsburg brooklyn: two ends of a secret hipster worm-hole?

For those of you familiar with the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, you have probably taken the L train from the East Village.   On your...

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...

travails, dogs and blue eye shadow on the way to paradise

According to many sources the origin of the word travel is likely connected to the French word travailler which means "to work." Other sources...

a tale of two flatirons

When one hears the term "Flatiron Building," images of the iconic Fuller Building in New York City immediately come to mind. Once one of...

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...

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