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...

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...

the heidelberg project: detroit’s ghetto guggenheim

Driving through one of Detroit's most deteriorated neighborhoods, one comes upon Heidelberg Street, and a controversial artistic enclave known as "The Heidelberg Project," sometimes...

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 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...

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....

sip an espresso at caffé reggio and be transported to the past

In the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, just steps away from the city's famous Washington Square, is a café that has been...

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 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...

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