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.”...

arlington west: santa monica’s memorial to soldiers and awareness

While in Santa Monica, I headed to the Stearns Wharf pier with its street performers, roller coaster, Ferris wheel, and Abercrombie t-shirts.  Among the...

the promise of a shorter airport security queue: the u.s. precheck program begins

If you are like me, you know all of the ins and outs of the U.S. security screening routine, and find it a challenge...

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 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...

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...

reporting from new orleans – now that the rain has stopped, how do you...

I don't actually have fine washables, and if I did, the little Korean man at my laundry across the street in Greenwich Village would...

laissez le bon temps pleuvoir: the sun in new orleans was as elusive as...

After having endured an earthquake and Hurricane Irene, I was fortunate enough to head south to New Orleans and land right smack in the...

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...

a future new york urban travel destination: the lower east side “low line”

New York City’s much-heralded and successful west side High Line project - the abandoned cargo train-track-turned-park – may soon have a subterranean counterpart. The...

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