Visitors at the Jewish Museum

What’s Doing at New York City’s Museums

by Jesse Sokolow

New York City has some of the finest museums in the world and there are always new exhibits opening. Whether your passion or interest is art, ancient history, architecture, design, natural history, photography, sex (yes, there’s a museum for that), religion, television, or technology, the city’s museums have something for you.
Here’s a glimpse at what a few of them have to offer.
Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design
Adjacent to Central Park on …

Inside Frequent Business Traveler

World’s Largest Association of Corporate Travel Managers to Members: Authorize First and Business Travel More Often and Look for Hotels with Butler Service

by Paul Riegler
The stage from which ASSCAM announced the Takë Shortcutti study's findings

Amsterdam, April 1 — On the opening day of its annual meeting, the American Service Society of Corporate Ambulatory Managers, or ASSCAM, announced findings from a research report that delved into workplace productivity issues among business travelers.
ASSCAM is the largest association of corporate travel managers in the world.
The report recommended that its members should take the following steps to improve workplace productivity:

Authorize first- or business-class travel for flights over three …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2015

by Jesse Sokolow
A Boeing 737 in American Airlines old livery and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco was ready to open, when on April 18, 1906, the city suffered a devastating earthquake.  Fires from the quake consumed much of the property, and the hotel had to be reconditioned before reopening exactly one year later.  The property is still in operation today, and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.
On April 24, 1909, Wilbur Wright brought along a photojournalist on a …

Loi Estiatorio, New York City – Restaurant Review

by Jonathan Spira

Imagine arriving at your favorite restaurant, which you were at just a month or so ago. Approaching the familiar looking entrance, yet something seems amiss. There’s a new name on the door, and indication of a different type of cuisine.
On a warm spring Sunday afternoon, the chef and owner of Loi Estiatorio, Greek celebrity chef Maria Loi, who was standing outside talking to a customer, noticed my slightly dumbfounded look. …

W Taipei, Taiwan – Hotel Review

by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Unlike most people traveling from one side of the globe to the other and typically staying a week or more at their destination, I frequently travel from the United States to some far-flung corner for little more than a day before returning. Such is the life of a travel writer.
Thus a recent three-day stay at the W Taipei, in Taiwan, became a welcome reprieve from the usual grind of travel. …

Lobby Bar – March 27: The Value of Duty, Jogging Across the World, and John Hancock Makes a Friend

by Jeremy Del Nero

Lobby Bar – Not Your Average Summary of FBT News and Views
American Idol. Paul Riegler sleeps from New York to London in American Airlines’ half-empty Business Class. To help its passengers sleep, American offers complimentary lullabies, sung by the surprisingly talented pilot over the intercom.
Editorial Heist. Jesse Sokolow takes us on a tour of New York City’s finest museums. If you hear about a multi-museum heist, we promise it’s unrelated …

Clocks Go Forward: 2015 Summer Time to Begin in the European Union on Sunday

by Jesse Sokolow
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In the European Union, Summer Time (called British Summer Time or BST in the United Kingdom, and Sommerzeit in Austria and Germany) will start this Sunday at 1:00 a.m. GMT.  At this time, clocks should be set ahead by one hour across the continent.
The change will put both sides of the Atlantic back in sync with one another after a three-week period that followed the switch to Daylight Saving Time, …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

by Paul Riegler

Voting for the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has begun, and with it, your opportunity to determine the winners. To cast your vote, click here to open the ballot.
Last year, produced over 155,000 votes. This year the field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies. Other categories include Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, and Best Points and …