Many years ago I lived in Romania for 16 months as a young American volunteer. It was in the mid-nineties; communism (as it only shortly before existed in Romania) was a thing of the past, but its shadows still loomed large. Huge, half-built ‘hunger domes’ — that had been intended as neighborhood mess halls — … More Book Review: I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
We hear it said time and again that “those who don’t study history are destined to repeat it.” This phrase is used as a warning when the oracles of our civilizations declare that something tragic is about to befall us again. Such declarations are meant to wake Us up and for Us to apply the … More A History Not Worth Repeating
American student Claire Pothier tells of her experiences in Europe while doing an internship with Fly-By-Night Press. … More A Sampling of Europe: First Time in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg
Do you have a favorite motto, phrase or mantra that keeps you positive or motivated? Maybe it’s something from a favorite book, or a quote from someone you admire. I have many of these: ‘Stay calm and carry on,’ ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going,’ and of course, ‘when life gives you … More Luctor et Emergo
The Witch of Drontenburg ©2020 by V M Karren, Fly-By-Night Press Official Release: September 17, 2020 on Amazon. ‘The Witch of Drontenburg’ is a new short read set in the Netherlands. Read the excerpt below to get a feel for the book. Chapter 1: An Outsider For as long as he could remember, Jaap de … More Excerpts from ‘The Witch of Drontenburg’:
At the end of January, just as the world was changing, I took one last, deep breath before it became clear that we couldn’t take breathing for granted any longer. On the flight home from Lisbon some passengers were already wearing face masks. China had just begun its quarantine. Since January, I have been holding … More One Last, Deep Breath!
Wishing you could get out and go somewhere new and interesting? We have the solution! We’ve just published a new video to our YouTube channel that we think you will love. ‘Maastricht Has It All’ will show you the wonders and delights of our home town in the Netherlands: Maastricht. Never heard of Maastricht? It’s … More Armchair Travel: Maastricht Has It All
by Christine Karren With the arrival of the Corona virus on every continent of the world besides Antarctica, a lot of people are taking precautions. We started by washing our hands more carefully and frequently, and avoiding contact with possibly contaminated surfaces. Next we were buying out the stocks of hand sanitizers, toilet paper, and … More Canceling Travel Plans?
Before their historic Mayflower voyage, the Pilgrims lived in Holland! Find out more about why they went there, how their life was, and why they left for the New World, where they thrived and began the American Thanksgiving tradition. Fly-By-Night Press is dedicated to encouraging educational and mind-broadening experiences through books and travel.