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...

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...

do not travel to mexico – so sayeth the state of texas

In the last few months two travel warnings have been issued by the Texas chief of public safety, warning students traveling on spring break...

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.”...

from london to the simple life in altus, arkansas

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. I never thought that after viewing a television program, my partner and I would end up in what at first...

silver lake california and williamsburg brooklyn: two ends of a secret hipster worm-hole?

For those of you familiar with the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, you have probably taken the L train from the East Village.   On your...

smells like poutine spirit: montréal’s place in french north america

Forget waterboarding.  For someone who is trying to avoid carbohydrates, being in a city full of Poutine is quite torturous.  I know the name...

as flyingnorth heads to trinidad and tobago, the country increases ties with croatia

My friends joke with me that every time I travel to a particular country, there is a coup or some major event and that...

it’s always sunny in montréal

I woke up this morning in Montréal. Don’t ask me how I got here, must have been some kind of vortex that was activated...

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