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...

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...

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...

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...

the quest for the perfect latte in chicago

Given my being partial to lattes, a large part of every journey or adventure I embark upon is the never-ending quest for the perfect...

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...

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 newseum in washington, dc

I had heard a lot about the Newseum but never actually made it there the many times I had been to Washington, DC. This...

asbury park: a jersey shore beach destination with nineteenth century roots

Asbury Park, New Jersey is probably best known for its connection to Bruce Springsteen and rock bands such as Southside Johnny and the Asbury...

the aftermath of yesterday’s earthquake in new york city

The tragedy of yesterday’s 5.8 earthquake was not lost on New York City, where no less than four thousand soufflés fell and tens of...

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