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Lobby Bar – June 23: How Airplanes Relax, Cats Can Fly, and a Co-operative Driving

It is better to create than to learn! Lobby Bar is the essence of life.
Yep, him too. Jonathan Spira heads to Central Park to see his old friend, Julius. The play has undergone a few minor changes to be relevant to the current political landscape; highlights include Caesar dying for the 119th time, gasping “Et tu, Trumpe?”
Traveling club kids. Penn Station is trying to rid itself of its icky reputation, …

Hotel Lucia, Portland, Oregon – Review

I actually missed the hotel entrance on my first go around the block. Then I saw the unassuming black awning with “Hotel Lucia” and I pulled my rental car up to the front doors. Two doormen were beside my car before it came to a stop and immediately (and warmly) helped with my luggage and parked my car in a nearby lot. After four grueling hours on the road from …

5 Tips for Surviving a Heat Wave This Summer

The calendar may still indicate “spring” but, with temperatures reaching over 90° F (32° C) in many parts of the United States, summer is clearly upon us.
While many enjoy the scorching weather, it’s nonetheless imprudent not to take certain precautions, especially for those spending a significant amount of time outdoors.
Here are five tips for staying healthy in the hot summer sun.
1.) Drink water.
Consuming copious amounts of water helps lower your …

Lobby Bar – June 9: Portable Fireplaces, Bring Your Own Restaurant, and Why Muggles Hate the Theater

Lobby Bar – A Coin-Operated Summary of New and Views. Please Insert Coin Now.
Something missing. Join Jonathan Spira and Jeremy Del Nero at Upper Story, a restaurant by Charlie Palmer. Upper Story is a new concept: BYO restaurant. What started with us bringing our own coffee creamer and dessert and has since evolved into a full-fledged operation that requires dining guests to bring their own tables, chairs, and napkins as …

Lobby Bar – June 2: Land-locked Cars, Reach for the Stairs, German Audiophiles, and Vanity Airlines

The Lobby Bar – An Apathetic Anthology of Travel News and Reviews
Alt-auto. Jonathan Spira calls shotgun in the 2017 Lincoln Continental. The auto ended up being one of Mr. Spira’s favorite cars to drive, but as its name implies, it cannot leave the continental United States. To drive in Hawaii, Alaska, or other U.S. territories, drivers will need to purchase the Lincoln Non-Contiguous-Far-Away-States edition of the vehicle.
To the stairs! Join …

Lobby Bar – May 26: Scandalous Sisters, My Bloody Verizontine, and Getting the Boot

The Lobby Bar – A Euphoric Eulogy of Travel News and Reviews
We are your eyes. Safety is always uncertain, but we have a few tips on how your travel can be safer this summer. We suggest equipping a baseball cap topped with a 360° camera, then hiring FBT’s newest intern, Alex Dot, to watch your surroundings around the clock so you don’t have to.
The dark side. Join Jonathan Spira for …

What’s Doing in the New York of the Swingin’ 60s

New York is known as the City That Never Sleeps and was never more so than in the early 1960s, a time of great hope and promise with a young, handsome president whose presidency is still referred to as Camelot.
The city was about to host a second World’s Fair, and had just gotten a new baseball team, the New York Mets. Women wore mini skirts and leather boots while men …