a ferry to uruguay on the francisco, one of the fastest in the world

The trip from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Montevideo, Uruguay is relatively quick and easy, if you are fortunate enough to travel on the Francisco....

a flyingnorth first: a video report from machu picchu peru

After months of resisting, as I was at Machu Picchu I was inspired to grab my iPhone and make an impromptu video report ,...

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.”...

in arequipa, peru: juanita, ice maiden of the incas

The southern Peruvian city of Arequipa boasts many wonders: more taxis than humans, several volcanos staring angrily at you when the clouds part, fried...

blogging from machu picchu, the lost city of the incas

What a way to spend Thanksgiving - at Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, thousands of meters above sea level among the...

cartagena, colombia: a colonial port city less than 5 hours from nyc

By Guest Blogger Vince Catalanotto. Intrepid American travelers, are you tired of the usual warm weather locales of Las Vegas, the Bahamas, or Cancun? Are...

ushuaia’s plaza islas malvinas: no falklands here

Las Malvinas son Argentinas – the Malvinas Islands are Argentine.  This is something you will see and hear during your travels to Argentina, in...

on the way back from peru, more important tips for air travelers

As a bookend to my blog post "On The Way To Peru, Some Tips For Air Travelers" I have decided to write another, as...

290 years ago today the west discovered easter island

On Easter Sunday in 1722, the European discovery of what is now called "Easter Island" by a Dutch sailing vessel became history. Now under...

on the way to peru, some tips for air travelers

As the flyingnorthblog makes its way south to Peru, here at the blog we thought it would be helpful to provide some handy tips...

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