100 years ago I was the tallest building in the world

Visitors to New York City have 5,868 high rises to choose from when they are walking the city and looking up for inspiration. Among...

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...

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...

from london to the simple life in altus, arkansas

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. I never thought that after viewing a television program, my partner and I would end up in what at first...

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’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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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