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.”...

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 hidden terrace of nineteenth century row houses

While much of Manhattan’s past architectural glory was lost to “progress” prior to the creation of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1965...

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...

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...

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...

the streets of old san juan, puerto rico

Old San Juan , Puerto Rico is an easily accessible travel destination that will transport you to a time when Spain was a dominant...

a piece of new york city subway history reveals itself in greenwich village

Just a few blocks from the flyingnorthblog international headquarters in New York City, one can find the West 4th Street subway station, in the...

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...

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