I can fly!
How exhilarating to be able to view the Top 15 Skylines of the World (beautifully photographed by Luigio de Serio). In and airplane you can view from the sky, and circle down closer to explore their orderly randomness. Airports are great places to begin flirting with new ideas, unless you are one of those unfortunate people who are afraid to fly. Funny, I thought driving in Atlanta at rush hour was much scarier than flying; I will never, ever, drive in Chicago at rush hour again; and Boston is much easier from the transit to the many parts that are welcoming to pedestrians. Public transportation is a good thing.
Several years back, I toured Scotland and parts of England using the convenient (and not scary) rail system. Of course, I needed a bicycle or taxi and comfortable shoes to navigate the local. Young people relish facing the hill that challenges them head-on and overcoming it. My bag-piping friend, Tim Gordon, has a great book about his journey through Scotland, along with some articles for Scottish Life Magazine and the cover of an album Highland Call by Smithfield Fair.
If you are still interested in airports, Jinxed Jerry’s Airportation and If I Were an Airport are also interesting viewpoints. Just be forewarned, Thought Splosion is an adventure in itself — with a grab-bag of fresh perspectives and “why did you go there?” moments.