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 u.s. state department issues a worldwide travel alert

The United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs yesterday warned U.S. citizens worldwide about possible retaliation attacks against U.S. citizens and U.S....

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...

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...

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...

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...

a national hero of uruguay in downtown manhattan

As I was walking from Flyingnorthblog International Headquarters in the South Village of New York City toward Canal Street in Tribeca, I followed Sixth...

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...

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...

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...

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